Hoops and Hardballs

William S. Paxton covers local college sports for Connecticut Post and the Hearst Media Group.
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Iona expecting full house for Stags’ game

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Fairfield fans planning to attending Friday night’s game vs. Iona in New Rochelle, N.Y. better arrive early – and might want to buy tickets fast, if there are any left. Associate AD Brian Beyrer says the Gaels are expecting a huge turnout for the MAAC showdown between the first-place Gaels (22-6, 13-3 MAAC) and the […] [Read More]
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Sit Down with Sydney (Stag-sanity)

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This week’s chat with Fairfield men’s basketball coach Sydney Johnson includes the Stags’ final two regular-season games, positioning for the postseason, why the Stags are so good on defense, Dez Wade’s status (I bet he plays Friday) and Linsanity. [Read More]
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Stags, Pioneers make postseason pushes

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With the final week of the regular season ahead of them, the Fairfield men and the Sacred Heart women are fighting for postseason positioning, with the top seed in the MAAC and NEC, respectively, still a possibility. FAIRFIELD MEN: The Stags (17-11, 12-4 NEC) have two road games left at first-place Iona (22-6, 13-3) on […] [Read More]
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Live coverage: Fairfield-Saint Peter’s, UConn-DePaul

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With UConn and Fairfield both in action tonight, we’ll have both games covered here in this live blog. Join us just prior to the UConn-DePaul tip, and stick around for Senior Night coverage from the Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard. Wednesday night hoops [Read More]
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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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