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Chris Elsberry

Check out Sacred Heart’s Gabrielle Washington

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The Northeast Conference recently did a video feature on Pioneers junior guard Gabrielle Washington. It’s worth checking out … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkJUWfXO74o [Read More]
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Chris O’Connor joining Sacred Heart staff

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Congratulations, Chris … Sacred Heart University Executive Director of Athletics Bobby Valentine today announced the hiring of Chris O’Connor as the new Associate Athletic Director of External Relations, effective January 13, 2014. O’Connor comes to Sacred Heart from Fairfield University, where he most recently served as the Assistant Director of Athletics for Athletic Communications. “I […] [Read More]
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Bob Diaco announces football coaching staff

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Here they are … Name (Alma Mater) Responsibility/Position Bob Diaco (Iowa ’95) Head Coach Don Patterson (Army ’73) Associate Head Coach/Quarterbacks Mike Cummings (Buffalo ’84) Offensive Coordinator/Tight Ends Anthony Poindexter (Virginia ’99) Defensive Coordinator/Safeties Wayne Lineburg (Virginia ’96) Special Teams Coordinator/Wide Receivers Vincent Brown (Mississippi Valley State ‘88) Co-Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers Kevin Wolthausen (Humboldt State ’81) […] [Read More]
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Fairfield-Marist BB game moved to 5 p.m.

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Just got a call from Fairfield Sports Information Director Jack Jones. Because of the impending winter storm, tonight’s Fairfield men’s basketball game at Marist — originally scheduled for 7 p.m. — has been moved up two hours. The game will now tip off at 5 p.m. And if anyone is entertaining thoughts of braving the […] [Read More]
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I think I’m a bad luck charm

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I think I’m a bad luck charm. Since I started covering the UConn football beat in August and now in the middle of Fairfield and Sacred Heart basketball, I have witnessed in person exactly three wins. Three. Uno, Dos. Tres. That’s it. Eight straight Husky football losses to open the season (before I missed games […] [Read More]
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Fairfield BB game at Belmont postponed

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Tonight’s scheduled game between Fairfield and Belmont has been postponed. The team’s Tuesday afternoon flight from New York’s LaGuardia airport to Nashville was cancelled due to the inclement weather and the Stags were unable make any other travel arrangements. Head coach Sydney Johnson said via a text message that the schools were going to work […] [Read More]
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UPDATED: Fairfield BB vs. Top 25 opponents … there’s a win!

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Over the past couple of weeks, since I initally put out this list of Fairfield against Top 25 opponents, several of you brought up the Stags’ 123-103 win over Holy Cross in the 1977-78 season. Now, originally, when I went through the Crusaders official media guide and checked out their past seasons, there was no […] [Read More]
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Stags need to toughen up … right now

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Fairfield coach Sydney Johnson was not in a good mood following the Stags 63-53 loss to Hartford last night – a team that had played a 7 a.m. game in Fort Myers, Fla. – on Tuesday before flying home and playing, and beating, Fairfield – on its home court, no less, Wednesday night. So, instead […] [Read More]
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Remembering the great Al Clinkscales

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This is the story I did on Al Clinkscales during the Post’s “Best of Bridgeport” series. He was a hell of a nice guy. BRIDGEPORT — Dave Bike can still see it as clear as day. Sitting in a chair outside the sports information director’s office at Sacred Heart University, Bike, the longtime head men’s […] [Read More]
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Fairfield U. to honor “Hoops” Weiss and Jim O’Connell

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Fairfield University will honor two longtime college sports writers, former New York Daily News columnist Dick “Hoops” Weiss and Associated Press National College writer Jim “OC” O’Connell with the inaugural Fairfield University Basketball “Stags Lifetime Achievement Award: Leader of the Herd” for long and meritorious service tonight at the University Club in New York City, […] [Read More]
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