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Source: Bernardi picks Hofstra over Stags

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SMU guard Brian Bernardi has chosen to transfer to Hofstra over Fairfield, according to a source. Bernardi is the second transfer that has opted to not come to Fairfield this offseason. St. Francis, Pa. senior guard Umar Shannon picked Quinnipiac over Fairfield last month, with the primary reason being QU’s graduate studies offered one-year programs […] [Read More]

Shannon picks Quinnipiac

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Fifth-year senior Umar Shannon is heading to Quinnipiac University for his final season. The former St. Francis, Pa. guard tweeted Saturday afternoon the message “QU” and a source confirmed Saturday night that Shannon is indeed headed to the Bobcats. QU coach Tom Moore also confirmed Shannon’s transfer in a text Sunday morning. “(We) needed some […] [Read More]

MAAC basketball tournament returns to Albany in 2015

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference basketball tournament is returning to upstate New York. The MAAC announced Wednesday that school presidents voted unanimously to award the men’s and women’s tournament to the Albany Times Union Center from 2015-2017. Poor attendance at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, Mass. the past two years spurred […] [Read More]

MAAC adds field hockey; QU, Fairfield to join

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The MAAC issued a press release Friday morning that will be adding  field hockey as an associate sport sponsored by the conference, with league play beginning in the 2013-14 academic year. Four schools – newcomers Monmouth and  Quinnipiac along with  Rider and Siena College – will begin play this fall. Meanwhile, Fairfield will join the […] [Read More]

Sit Down with Sydney – CIT, here comes the Stags!

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This week’s Sit down with Sydney Johnson, the Fairfield men’s basketball coach, covers the team’s new life in the CIT and the MAAC’s stronger presence in the postseason. We also discuss Coleman Johnson, a little recruiting and the newest addition to the Johnson household. Fairfield (19-15) opens the CIT against Kent State Wednesday night on […] [Read More]

Malcolm Gilbert to transfer to Fairfield

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Sophomore center Malcolm Gilbert will reportedly transfer to Fairfield University after deciding to leave Pittsburgh this week pending a release from his scholarship, according to a source. Gilbert would join his younger brother Marcus, a freshman, at Fairfield, which is the reason he opted to leave Pitt, according to coach Jamie Dixon in the Pittsburgh […] [Read More]

MAAC moves to 20-game regular season for hoops

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Per press release from MAAC sent out this afternoon: Edison, N.J. – With the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference expanding to 11 teams starting with the 2013-14 season, the league will move to playing a 20-game double round robin conference schedule in both men’s and women’s basketball. “A 20-game double round robin schedule that was unanimously […] [Read More]

Sit down with Sydney – Holiday edition

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The Fairfield Stags head into exam week riding a three-game winning streak and playing their best basketball of the season. This week’s Sit Down with Sydney Johnson takes a look at the team’s strong play on the win streak, MAAC expansion, Mo Barrow’s expanding game and playing at St. Joe’s. [Read More]

Q/A with Fairfield AD Gene Doris on MAAC expansion

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Spoke with Fairfield athletic director Gene Doris last night during the Stags’ game against UW-Milwaukee. Here’s a portion of our discussion. 1. So what’s going on with the MAAC right now? Doris: “Quite frankly, as I mentioned to you last time, is speculation.  I mean are the presidents going to talk about potential changes in […] [Read More]

MAAC talking expansion, possibly with Quinnipiac?

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The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference is discussing expansion and reportedly Quinnipiac University and Monmouth could be joining the conference, according to a source. Wagner, another Northeast Conference school, has also been linked to the MAAC, which lost Loyola, Md. to the Patriot League earlier this fall. Fairfield athletic director Gene Doris said Monday afternoon that […] [Read More]