Hudson Valley Home Stand
A father-son coaching duo with Westchester ties are headed to the NBA.
First-year Sacramento Kings coach Mike Malone hired his father, Brendan Malone, as an assistant coach, the team announced Tuesday.
Brendan Malone played at Iona College, graduating from the New Rochelle school in 1962.
“I'm excited to add a coach with the breadth of basketball knowledge my father provides,"...Read more »
Colin Moran, the University of North Carolina star third baseman who played at Iona Prep, is expected to be a top-10 pick – and possibly go first overall – in Major League Baseball's first-year player draft, which begins Thursday. Read more about Moran and the draft here.
Here's what some pundits are saying about the 6-foot-3 lefty.
ESPN's Keith Law wrote: “The buzz within the industry...Read more »
It was two-and-through for Marist and Army at the NCAA softball regionals.
The Red Foxes and Black Knights were eliminated from the first double-elimination phase of the NCAA tournament Saturday. Marist lost to Fordam 5-3 in the Norman, Okla., regional, while Army fell to Houston 7-5 in Austin, Texas.
FORDHAM 5, MARIST 3 The Rams took advantage of back-to-back Marist errors in the fifth...Read more »
Neither Army nor Marist could find any offense against a pair of the nation's best pitchers in the Friday night's NCAA softball regionals.
Texas, the fourth overall seed in the tournament, defeated Army 5-0 in the Austin, Texas, regional, holding the Black Knights to just three hits.
In the Norman, Okla., regional, first-seeded Oklahoma crushed the Red Foxes 17-0 in a game that was called...Read more »
The Marist softball team isn't used to being in the national spotlight, but that's exactly where the Red Foxes will be Friday night when they take on arguably the country's best team in their NCAA regional opener.
Marist will face Oklahoma – the NCAA tournament’s top overall seed and the No. 1 ranked team in both major polls – at 8:30 p.m. in the Norman, Okla., regional. The Sooners (47-4)...Read more »
So what was it about Billi Godsey? Why did Iona, in hiring its new women’s basketball coach, choose someone who had no previous head coaching experience and came from a program, Virginia Tech, that won just 17 games in her two years on the staff?
Incoming athletic director Rick Cole Jr. made it clear Tuesday that her character and emphasis on academics weighed heavily.
"I think...Read more »
Here’s the good news for the Marist softball team: The Red Foxes are playing in the NCAA regionals. The bad news? They will face arguably the best team in the nation Friday night.
Marist, which won the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament Saturday, is being shipped to the Norman, Okla., regional, where the Red Foxes will face No. 1 overall seed Oklahoma. Fordham and Arkansas are the...Read more »
NBA fans in the Hudson Valley didn't find much reason to cheer for their homegrown stars during the 2012-13 regular season. Injuries, aging and lack of team chemistry took their toll on the veteran players, and two newcomers struggled to make their mark.
Here’s a look at how players with local ties performed this season.
Elton Brand, F/C, Dallas Now 34 years old, Brand saw his minutes...Read more »
Could Iona basketball coach Tim Cluess split for another job?
His name has been tossed around in the media as a logical candidate for the Hofstra opening, and now Cluess is generating some buzz as a possible successor to Mike Rice at Rutgers.
Cluess, 54, has built a strong reputation in the college ranks after leading Iona to back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances. His run-and-gun...Read more »
Syracuse’s Matt Lyde-Cajuste is one of two Hudson Valley-bred athletes playing in the Final Four.
OK, maybe “playing” is too strong of a word.
Lyde-Cajuste, a senior walk-on who attended Iona Prep, has played just 22 minutes this season. He saw action in only one of the Orange’s NCAA Tournament games so far – their opener, in which they crushed Montana 81-34. So unless Syracuse finds...Read more »