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Chris Elsberry

Stags’ Newsom on Rhode Island College short list

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While all is currently quiet on the Fairfield front, I’m hearing rumors that Stags associate head men’s basketball coach Tony Newsom is seriously in the running to become the new head men’s basketball coach at Rhode Island College. I was told that Newsom, who has been with Stags head coach Sydney Johnson for the last […] [Read More]
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Local players applaud Union’s success

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Had a lot of leftover stuff from last week’s NCAA East Region hockey playoffs at the Webster Bank Arena, especially from the three local Union hockey players. Tonight, they will play Minnesota for the NCAA title in Philadelphia. Do, here’s a blog post/column on Union … the little college that could. And has. There are […] [Read More]
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Students rock Gampel as Huskies win NCAA title

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Not sure if this was going to get in the paper but here’s my story from Gampel on the students celebration of the UConn Huskies fourth NCAA title . STORRS – About a half-hour before all heck was going to break loose, Gampel Pavilion was quiet as the dozens of security guards took to their […] [Read More]
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Congratulations to Central’s fencing team

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Couldn’t make it to the annual Central High School St. Patrick Day fencing event this morning but at least I can give a shout out to some of the Hilltoppers fencers that recently competed in the All-State competition at Hopkins School in New Haven. Senior Nicholas Thompson won second place in men’s epee class, competing […] [Read More]
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Alumni Hall to host 2014 ECAC basketball championships

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There’s going to be some exciting basketball this weekend at Alumni Hall. Go check it out: The Eastern College Athletic Conference has announced the field for the 2014 ECAC Division II Men’s postseason basketball championship Tournament. Slippery Rock University, Caldwell College, Dominican College and Lincoln University of Pennsylvania have been selected as the tournament participants. […] [Read More]
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Travelers Championships lands solid early commitments

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The Travelers just landed some solid early commitments. Read on … Five top PGA TOUR players have announced their commitment to play in the 2014 Travelers Championship. Bubba Watson, Brandt Snedeker, Hunter Mahan, Patrick Reed and defending champion Ken Duke will compete at TPC River Highlands from June 19-22. These commitments come on the heels […] [Read More]
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Valentine to referee in “Men Make a Difference” game on Saturday

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This fowarded from Chris O’Connor over at Sacred Heart … State officials and local television news personalities will once again delight Central Connecticut State University basketball fans when they play February 15 to support Interval House and spread awareness in the cause against domestic and dating violence. The 5th Annual Men Make a Difference, Men […] [Read More]
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Why are the Stags struggling? Let us count the ways

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The way things have gone for the Fairfield Stags this season it wouldn’t be anything of a surprise if its fans are looking forward to these final eight regular season games and a one-and-done MAAC tournament game because this nightmare of a season will then, mercifully be over. Unless the Stags can win at least […] [Read More]
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SHU to name Pitt Center court after Dave Bike

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FAIRFIELD – Sacred Heart University is planning to recognize former head coach Dave Bike by naming the basketball court at the Pitt Center “Dave Bike Court” in his honor. The ceremony will take place at halftime of the March 1 game against Central Connecticut. Game time is slated for 3:30 p.m. In addition, former SHU […] [Read More]
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SHU’s Amanda Pape elected into the Northeast Conference Hall of Fame

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Congratulations to former Sacred Heart women’s basketball star Amanda Pape, who was named to the Northeast Conference Hall of Fame today with Robert Morris men’s basketball player Myron Walker and Robert Morris football coach Joe Walton. Here’s Pape’s bio, courtesy of the Northeast Conference website: Amanda Pape was a Pioneer in the truest sense of […] [Read More]
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