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Chris Elsberry

Emmitt Spillane: The Man, The Legend

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Emmitt Spillane hired me back in September of 1984 to work for the Bridgeport Post. On that day, everything changed. I was a young kid, just 26, working at the twice-weekly Fairfield Citizen when Lee Yarosh – who’s Citizen job I had taken when he went to the Post in November of 1982 — called […] [Read More]
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Buonaguro back with Stags

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Mitch Buonaguro, who coached at Fairfield from 1985-86 to 1990-91 and later at Siena, has been hired as an assistant coach for Sydney Johnson’s staff. Buonaguro coached the Stags to a 24-7 record and an NCAA appearance in his first season. Johnson’s staff is now complete: Buonaguro, Tom Parrotta, Tyson Wheeler and Kyle Koncz [Read More]
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Carmody named head coach at Holy Cross

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If you thought Bill Carmody might be sitting next to Sydney Johnson this upcoming season, think again … Here’s the release from Holy Cross … WORCESTER, Mass. – The College of the Holy Cross today named Bill Carmody as its new head men’s basketball coach, director of athletics Nathan Pine announced. Carmody becomes the 17th […] [Read More]
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Fairfield-Iona MBB game postponed

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Because of the heavy snowfall and hazoradous driving conditions, tonight’s men’s basketball game between Fairfield and Iona at the Webster Bank Arena has been postponed. The game will be made up on Feb. 10 at 8 p.m. at the Arena. [Read More]
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Stags’ Nelson named MAAC basketball’s Rookie of the Week

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This was released by the Fairfield University Sports Information Department: Fairfield University freshman guard Tyler Nelson earned the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Rookie of the Week award after averaging 14 points per game in the three-game Coaches vs. Cancer “Tyler plays the game the right way and above all else he’s been a […] [Read More]
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NCAA Women’s BB Regionals coming to Bridgeport in 2016, 2017

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The Webster Bank Arena has been selected to host the 2016 and 2017 NCAA Women’s Basketball East Regionals, the NCAA announced on Thursday. Fairfield University and the University of Connecticut will co-host the Regionals, set for March 25-28, 2016 and Match 24-27 in 2017. This will be the third and fourth time that the city […] [Read More]
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It’s official: Stags and Pioneers to play in 2015-16

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Finally. It’s official. Fairfield University and Sacred Heart University fans, mark November 21, 2015 on your calendars because that’s when the Stags and Pioneers will start the renewal of their basketball rivalry at the Webster Bank Arena. Fairfield athletic director Gene Doris and Sacred Heart AD Bobby Valentine have been working since last fall to […] [Read More]
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When is a goal not a goal … in the Notre Dame game

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Take a close look at this photo. Do you see the shadow of the soccer ball totally behind the goal line. Of course you do. It’s easy to see. However, for the referee that worked the Notre Dame-Fairfield Class S soccer semifinal game against Portland, she didn’t see it. Not even close. After scoring the […] [Read More]
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