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SHU men win 2nd straight in Montreal

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MONTREAL – The Sacred Heart men’s basketball team won its second straight game in Montreal Monday night, holding on for a 79-70 win over club team Brookwood Bounce Elite. Louis Montes  led the Pioneers with 16 points and added seven rebounds. Sacred Heart had five players score in double-figures Monday night. Freshman Leo Vincent had […] [Read More]

Source: SHU to hire Jessica Mannetti as next women’s coach

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The Connecticut Post has learned that Sacred Heart University will hire Hofstra assistant Jessica Mannetti to be its next women’s basketball coach. SHU has not commented on the hire. Mannetti reportedly was one of four finalists for the job along with current SHU assistant Jen Wedo, Villanova assistant Heather Vulin and Virginia Tech assistant Thomas […] [Read More]

William & Mary looking at SHU’s Swanson

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Ed Swanson, who built the Sacred Heart women’s basketball program into a power in the Northeast Conference and has led the Pioneers to three NCAA Tournaments since 2006, is one of five coaches in the running for the William & Mary job. Swanson’s name was mentioned in a tweet Tuesday afternoon from Bret McCormick, who […] [Read More]

SHU men likely to play Fla. Gulf Coast next season

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The Sacred Heart men’s basketball team and Sweet 16 participant Florida Gulf Coast University are expected to tip off at the Las Vegas Classic in December. SHU assistant coach Anthony Latina said Monday the Pioneers and FGCU likely will meet in the first round of the Classic. SHU will first play at UNLV and Santa […] [Read More]

SHU hoops eyes Waterford’s Long

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A 6-foot-9 southpaw, who clocks in at 91 mph with his fastball, stopped by the Sacred Heart University campus Thursday, but Nolan Long was not there to see baseball coach Nick Giaquinto about a scholarship. Long, who was taken by the San Francisco Giants as a pitcher in the 38th round of the MLB draft […] [Read More]

SHU VP champions NEC over MAAC

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The Northeast Conference has taken a few hits of late with the departure of Monmouth and Quinnipiac to the MAAC. Sacred Heart, even with the addition of high-profile executive athletics director Bobby Valentine, seems content, though. “I’ll be polite to my MAAC colleagues,” said Jim Barquinero, the senior vice president for intercollegiate athletics and student […] [Read More]

Gibson injuries knee in SHU’ loss to Brown

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Sacred Heart senior guard Shane Gibson, who was the fourth leading scorer in the country last season, suffered a knee injury in Thursday night’s 69-56 loss at Brown. Gibson exited the game with 7:55 left in the first half and did not return. He finished with just three points in 12 minutes. “We hope to […] [Read More]

SHU adds player, names Greenbacker captain

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The Sacred Heart men’s basketball team has a received a verbal commitment from 6-5 forward De’von Barnett. Barnett, from Riverdale Baptist High School in Maryland, will spend this season at a junior college before joining the Pioneers for the 2013-14 campaign. Also, the Pioneers have voted fifth-year senior Nick Greenbacker as team captain for the […] [Read More]

Sydney Johnson and Dave Bike’s reaction to Calhoun retiring

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Fairfield’s Sydney Johnson went up against Jim Calhoun’s UConn Huskies for the first time as a head coach last season. The Stags rallied late in the second half, but lost 79-71. “I’m surprised (he’s rtiring) because he’s been a relentless competitor,” said Johnson, who knows about Big East battles with Calhoun since he spent three […] [Read More]