Catching up with Pat Jordan

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The gentleman wearing the shorts and the blue pocket T-shirt stood up against the protective screen behind the plate at the spring training home of the Philadelphia Phillies, Bright House Field, in Clearwater, Fla. There was a small, brown leather covered notebook stuffed into his pocket, along with a cigar. The gentleman appeared to be […] [Read More]
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Siena crowd was third largest EVER at Arena

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Just in case you didn’t know. Friday night’s crowd at the Webster Bank Arena was the third largest crowd in the history of the Arena. TOP FAIRFIELD MEN’S BB CROWDS March 18, 2003 6,585 vs. Boston College (NIT) Nov. 22, 2006 5,627 vs. Georgetown Feb. 25, 2011 5,287 vs. Siena Nov. 30, 2003 5,277 vs. […] [Read More]
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Finally, Stag students show their support … hooray!

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To all the Fairfield students – and the 5,287 total — that came out Friday night to show their support for the men’s basketball team Friday night against Siena … I salute you. I hear there was at least one sign “welcoming” me to “Stags Country” (the Post’s Bill Paxton was nice enough to snap […] [Read More]
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Still more mail on the lack of student turnout at Fairfield

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And the mail keeps coming regarding my column on the (what I felt) has been the terrible Fairfield student attendance this season. This from Attila: Good afternoon Chris, I totally agree with your assessment of the Fairlield student body lack of support of the Stag basketball program in the Sunday CT POST. I am an […] [Read More]
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More mail on the Stags student attendance … or lack thereof

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From the column: Pathetic. Simply pathetic. Nice job, “Stags in the Stands.” Way to show up, people of the “Herd,” or whatever you call yourselves. With the Fairfield men’s basketball team on the verge of winning its first outright MAAC regular-season championship in 25 years on Wednesday night, what do you do? You sit at […] [Read More]
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The NCAA’s findings on UConn

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Here’s the NCAA report: INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions has penalized the University of Connecticut for violations in its men’s basketball program. The case includes more than $6,000 in improper recruiting inducements, impermissible phone calls and text messages to prospective student-athletes, failure to monitor and promote an atmosphere for compliance by […] [Read More]
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Don’t blame the messenger

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I’ve received several e-mails this week regarding the column I wrote after basically no one … well, just 1,596 showed up … to see the Fairfield men’s basketball team defeat Marist to clinch its first outright MAAC regular season championship since the 1985-86 season – 25 years ago – at the Webster Bank Arena. Several […] [Read More]
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Stags guaranteed an NIT berth

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Lost in the shuffle of Fairfield’s win over Marist last night, is that if the Stags happen to be upset in the MAAC tournament is that Ed Cooley’s team will be guaranteed a berth in the National Invitation Tournament. The NIT has had a rule in place since 2006 that gives the regular season winner […] [Read More]
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