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William S. Paxton covers local college sports for Connecticut Post and the Hearst Media Group.
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Sit Down with Sydney (The stretch run)

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This week’s conversation with Fairfield men’s basketball coach Sydney Johnson covers the win over Loyola, closing out the MAAC regular season and positioning for the tournament, Saturday’s BracketBuster game with UW-Milwaukee and Desmond Wade’s healthy. (Pardon my voice in the interview as I try to recover from a cold now after a bout with the […] [Read More]
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Breakfast with the Stags (contenders again?)

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The Stags got off to a good start on a critical week by beating Manhattan at home 60-54. However, they can’t enjoy the win very long with a rematch against Loyola, Md. set for Sunday on the road – especially if the Stags lose guard Dez Wade (hamstring) for an extended period of time. HE’S […] [Read More]

Stags Live vs. Manhattan

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Manhattan at Fairfield [Read More]
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Sit Down with Sydney (Winning does wonders)

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This week’s chat with Fairfield coach Sydney Johnson includes improvements on offense, what’s going on with Ryan Olander, how quickly the season has gone and just how awesome Rakim Sanders can be at times. [Read More]
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Breakfast with the Stags (Streaking Stags)

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The Stags extended their win streak to three games with a 64-56 victory over Siena on Sunday at the Webster Bank Arena. Next up for Fairfield (13-10, 8-4 MAAC) is a rematch with Manhattan at 7:30 Thursday night at the WBA. Here are some notes and quotes from Sunday’s game: REMAIN CALM, ALL IS WELL: […] [Read More]

Siena vs. Fairfield live chat

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Siena at Fairfield [Read More]
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Stags juggle schedule

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A few changes were made Thursday to the Fairfield men’s basketball schedule. The Stags will play at Marist at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20 in a rescheduled game from Jan. 22. Three people, including two Marist students, were killed in an off-campus fire on Jan. 21 which prompted the schools to postpone the game. Also, […] [Read More]
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Mihalich still confident in Stags

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A few notebook items off Tuesday’s MAAC teleconference: HIGH REGARD: The Fairfield Stags might be 6-4 in the MAAC and alone in fourth place, but Friday’s opponent at Webster Bank Arena – the Niagara Purple Eagles – are not taking them lightly. “Everybody is a little surprised,” Niagara coach Joe Mihalich said.  “But they have […] [Read More]

Sit Down with Syndey (A little bit of everything)

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This week’s chat with Fairfield coach Sydney Johnson covers a little bit of everything as we head into the final month of the season. [Read More]
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Breakfast with the Stags (Magic of making shots)

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Some leftover news and notes from the Stags’ 81-53 win over Marist on Sunday for you to enjoy Monday morning while waiting for news of Fairfield’s Bracket Buster opponent and date for the rematch with Marist. Also, a new Sit down with Sydney should be up Monday night. FOLLOW THE LEADER: Sacred Heart coach Dave […] [Read More]