Big win for Stags vs. Loyola

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After leaving the Wonderland of Ice Thursday night (I was there working on a future column on a Russian Pee Wee hockey team that’s here training) I got to listen to the final minutes of Fairfield’s big 73-69 road win over Loyola on WVOF-FM. Not only did the victory keep the Stags tied with Iona […] [Read More]
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Stags-Rider to be shown on ESPNU.

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This just in from the MAAC office: ESPN has chosen the two MAAC men’s basketball matchups that will be televised on Friday, February 12. Fairfield University (14-5, 7-2 MAAC) will take on host Rider University (10-10, 3-5 MAAC) at Alumni Gymnasium at 7:00 p.m. on ESPNU, the 24-hour college sports network. The ESPN2 telecast will […] [Read More]
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Marist coach praises Stags

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After watching his team get pounded by Fairfield 70-50 Thursday night, Marist coach Chuck Martin had nothing but priase for the Stags in Friday’s editions of the Poughkeepise Journal. “That’s a good Fairfield team, man. I mean, like, really good. That team’s got a chance to play in the NCAA tournament. I don’t know if […] [Read More]
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Evanovich becoming a ‘player’ for Stags

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I wrote this after Monday’s win. No space in Tuesday’s paper for it. Post will run it Wednesday. BRIDGEPORT – These days, Mike Evanovich looks at the calendar and sees that there aren’t a lot of days left in his basketball life. He is halfway through his senior season and every day that he crosses […] [Read More]
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Best Stags starts

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With its 13th win Monday, Fairfeld is off to one of its best starts after 18 games in school history. Here’s a list of the best starts by the Stags, the year it happened and the final record. 16-2 1977-78 (22-5) 15-3 1960-61 (17-7) 15-3 1961-62 (20-5) 14-4 1965-66 (19-5) 14-4 1985-86 (24-7) 13-5 2009-10 […] [Read More]
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Fairfield-Siena: a recap

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Here’s some good, some bad and some ugly, from Saturday’s 81-73 loss to Siena. The Good Ryan Olander had his first career double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Yorel Hawkins scored 20 points and had 6 rebounds and 2 blocks. Mike Evanovich came off then bench and hit 3 three-pointers, finishing with 11 points […] [Read More]
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Reed: The Arena is our home court

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Due to space limitations (I guess I wrote too much) part of a quote by Mark Reed, Mark Reed, Fairfield’s vice president for administrative and student affairs, was removed from today’s Alumni Hall renovation story. While the university plans to upgrade the facility in the near future, they are doing so for women’s basketball and […] [Read More]
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Walter Camp visits the Shehan Center

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University of Houston quarterback Case Keenum, who threw for 5,671 yards and 44 touchdowns this season (and will be one of the favorites for the Heisman Trophy next season) visited the Cardinal Shehan Center Saturday morning, along with Mikado Hinson, a member of the Houston football staff and former NFL star Art Still. Hinson, Still […] [Read More]
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Fairfield to host WBCA “Pink Zone” game Saturday

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Fairfield will “Think Pink” on Saturday with its men’s and women’s basketball doubleheader Saturday at the Arena at Harbor Yard. Here’s the release sent out by Fairfield: The Fairfield University women’s basketball team will host Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) foe Niagara University at the Arena at Harbor Yard at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday. The […] [Read More]
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Best team in state?

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I just had to throw this out there … for giggles, you know. Connecticut Division I basketball teams … look who’s got the best record … 1. Fairfield 12-4 2. UConn 11-5 3. SHU 9-6 4. Quinnipiac 9-6 5. Yale 6-11 6. CCSU 4-11 7. Hartford 2-13 Biggest game in the last five years coming […] [Read More]
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