William S. Paxton covers local college sports for Connecticut Post and the Hearst Media Group.
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Join Hearst Connecticut Media Group Fairfield beat writer Bill Paxton live from the MassMutual Center in Springfield as the Stags play Iona in the MAAC semifinals at 2 p.m. Then stick around and follow tweets from around the league as Loyola takes on Siena in the second semifinal at 4:30. MAAC tournament semifinals [Read More]
Here are some leftover quotes from players and coaches after Fairfield beat Rider 65-63 on Saturday afternoon at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, Mass: From Fairfield coach Sydney Johnson On beating Rider: “I’m thrilled to be along side these guys and be a part of a really gutsy win. We’ve had a few of them […] [Read More]
Join Hearst Connecticut Media Group Fairfield beat writer William S. Paxton for a live chat during fourth-seeded Fairfield’s MAAC quarterfinal game against fifth-seeded Rider. Then stick around and follow tweets from around the tournament and commentary from Hearst reporters and editors. After the Stags and Broncs, it’s top-seeded Iona against eighth-seeded Marist at 4:30; second-seeded […] [Read More]
[podcast]http://blog.ctnews.com/paxton/files/2012/02/feb27.mp3[/podcast] This week’s Sit Down with Sydney was held at Garden Catering (they make great chicken nuggets) on Black Rock Turnpike in Fairfield. Among the topics I covered with Fairfield coach Sydney Johnson: a heavy dose of Derek Needham’s injury and moving on without him, the MAAC Tournament, Desmond Wade and the backcourt’s roles without […] [Read More]
Swapped texts with Fairfield coach Sydney Johnson after Sunday’s loss to Rider. He said an update on Needham’s status will come Monday. The MAAC has a media session slated for noon to announced the all-conference men’s and women’s team. Johnson is scheduled to talk on the conference call and I also will meet with him […] [Read More]
First off, I hope to have an update on Derek Needham’s status later today. The junior guard injured his left foot in the first half of Friday’s 77-72 loss to Iona and never returned. He spent the second half in street clothes after returning from the locker room on crutches. One team source said after […] [Read More]