Hoops and Hardballs

William S. Paxton covers local college sports for Connecticut Post and the Hearst Media Group.

REPORT: UConn to play BC in 2K Sports Classic Opener

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ESPN’s Andy Katz reports that UConn men with play Boston College in their 2K Sports Classic opener at Madison Square Garden in November. The Huskies are scheduled to open the season Nov. 8 against Maryland at the Barclays Center and then play the Eagles the following week. Katz also reports the Huskies will play at […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Bridgeport to host 2014 NCAA Hockey

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The Webster Bank Arena will be a host site for the 2014 NCAA Hockey Regionals, according to Fairfield athletics director Gene Doris. The building has played host to three previous NCAA Tournament over the past four years and done rather well attracting a crowd – even last year when Yale was not in the field. […] [Read More]

SHU picked 6th NEC preseason poll

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Dave Bike’s Sacred Heart Pioneers were voted sixth in the Northeast Conference’s preseason men’s basketball poll, which was released Tuesday morning at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Two-time defending champion Long Island University Brooklyn received nine first-place votes and earned the top spot. Robert Morris, with three first-place votes, was second followed by Wagner, Quinnipiac […] [Read More]
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SHU grad Taylor goes to Finland

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Former Sacred Heart basketball player Callan Taylor is continuing her career overseas in Finland. Here’s a link to her blog. Taylor was the NEC Player of the Year last season and helped the Pioneers win two conference tournament titles and make two trips to the NCAA Tournament over the past four years. She graduated from […] [Read More]
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Quinnipiac to the MAAC?

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With Loyola, Md. announcing on Wednesday it was leaving for the Patriot League next season, a quick name that surfaced as a potential replacement in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference was Quinnipiac University. I exchanged emails with QU athletics director Jack McDonald on Thursday morning about whether his school would be looking to join the […] [Read More]
Categories: Fairfield Stags, MAAC

SHU football players report for camp, open practice

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Players on the Sacred Heart University football team reported to camp Sunday night and took their conditioning tests Monday morning at the Fairfield campus. Interim head coach said the majority of the players passed their tests and the Pioneers, who open Sept. 1 at Morgan State, were ready to start practice. Head coach Paul Gorham missed […] [Read More]
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Langston named captain for SCSU hoops

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Per a press release issued by Southern Connecticut State this afternoon: NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Southern Connecticut State University men’s basketball coach Michael Donnelly has announced that senior Trevon Hamlet (Brooklyn, N.Y.) and junior Greg Langston (Stratford, Conn.) will serve as team captains for the 2012-13 season. “Trevon and Greg have been very instrumental in […] [Read More]
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SHU picked 8th in NEC poll; Nofri says transition going well

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The Northeast Conference preseason coaches’ poll was released Thursday morning and Sacred Heart University was chosen eighth in the nine-team league (see full poll at bottom). SHU landed three first-team all conference player with sophomore kicker Chris Rogers, senior offensive tackle Justin Martel, senior defensive lineman Tyler Foehr. While head coach Paul Gorham recovers from […] [Read More]
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