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Congratulations are in order for former Hofstra standout Lizanne Murphy (pictured left) and former LIU forward Kyle Johnson for their Olympic appearances.
Murphy helped team Canada advance to the quarterfinal in the 2012 Olympic Games in London. The 6-foot forward averaged 4.5 points and 2.3 rebounds in six games as the Canadian squad went 2-3 in pool play.
They fell to the United States...Read more »
Here’s an updated list of all Division I coaching changes. There were 45 in all, with the highest profile changes taking place at Illinois, Kansas State, LSU and South Carolina. There is also Larry Brown taking over at SMU, Rick Pitino’s son Richard taking over at Florida International, Jim Ferry (pictured) leaving LIU for Duquesne and Nebraska hiring Tim Miles.
Jim Baron was fired by Rhode...Read more »
Wagner will have ample opportunity to prove last season’s school-record of 25-6 was not a fluke and that it can move on from departed coach Danny Hurley, who took over at Rhode Island.
Armed with first-year coach Bashir Mason, four returning starters, including All-NEC second-team selection Latif Rivers, defensive wizard Kenneth Ortiz and Michigan State transfer Dwaun Anderson, the...Read more »
The Fordham Road Warriors?
That’s what Tom Pecora’s crew will be when his team’s season tips off on November 9 at Texas State.
Six of the Rams first seven games will be on the road, which includes games in the Preseason NIT against Pittsburgh. Fordham will host Bronx rival Manhattan on November 29 in its first home contest of the season.
After that its two more road games at Harvard...Read more »
Fresh off a record-breaking season which featured a road win over Connecticut and its first trip to the Sweet 16, St. John’s and first-year head coach Joe Tartamella will be tested early in the 2012-2013 season.
The Red Storm faces Texas in its season-opener on November 9 in the WBI Tip-Off in Daytona Beach. They’ll follow that with another WBI game against soon-to-be Big East foe UCF.
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It’s another year and another tough non-conference for the Hofstra women.
Much like last season, Pride coach Krista Kilburn-Steveskey is intent on preparing her squad for a post-season run. Last year Hofstra finished its season 19-11 and earned a WNIT berth.
The Pride begins its season in the WBI Tip-off in Daytona Beach. Hofstra will face Stetson and Texas on November 9 and 10, respectively....Read more »
Hofstra’s non-schedule for the 2012-2013 season has a little bit of everything, including games against three 20-win teams and one NCAA Tournament squad from last season.
Hofstra coach Mo Cassara released the team’s non-conference schedule on Wednesday.
The Pride opens its regular season on November 9 at Monmouth.
Other matchups include games against Tulane at the Barclays Center...Read more »
The NCAA has made its presence felt again, punishing the University of Central Florida for what it deemed “lack of institutional control”.
In a published report released Tuesday, the NCAA cited UCF partly for impermissible recruiting actions take on by third parties who weren’t official representatives of the university.
Ken Caldwell, a man with connections to a sports agency who helped...Read more »
The Iona men’s basketball program suffered a devastating loss on Thursday when 2012-2013 recruit Michael Haynes was shot and killed.
The 6-7 forward from Chicago was shot while trying to break up a fight over a necklace, according to a report in the Chicago Sun-Times.
“The Iona family is devastated with the news on Michael’s passing,” Iona coach Tim Cluess said on the Iona website. “His...Read more »
The run of stellar point guard play in the St. John’s women’s program has the potential to be extended with the signing of New Jersey point guard Aliyyah Handford to a National Letter of Intent during the late signing period.
The Shabazz High School graduate, considered a top 100 recruit by several scouting services, led her squad in scoring all four of her years on the varsity team. She finished...Read more »