Another Day, Another OT In The MAAC As Rider Edges Manhattan

In perhaps the meta moment of the wacky 2014-15 MAAC season thus far, Manhattan coach Steve Masiello perhaps explained perfectly why he shouldn’t be too angry after a tough 82-79 overtime loss to Rider Sunday at Draddy Gym … while being extremely angry about a home loss that would have seen his Jaspers (8-9, 5-3) be tied atop the conference standings as we near the halfway point. Continue reading “Another Day, Another OT In The MAAC As Rider Edges Manhattan”

Steady Northeastern Too Much For Manhattan

Manhattan grabbed the lead with a quick run just before the first media timeout Sunday night against Northeastern, and as the Jaspers do – especially when they’re rolling – there was huffing and puffing and yelling and screaming, enough for the Mohegan Sun security guard positioned behind the bench to quip, “Man, those guys are loud.”

Not for long, though.

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BLOBs and SLOBs and A Tough Manhattan Loss

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In coach-speak, they’re called BLOBs and SLOBs for baseline out of bounds plays and sideline out of bounds plays, respectively, and most coaches agree that they don’t spend enough time practicing them, while players are nearly unanimous that they work on them too much because if they wanted to run through plays over and over, they just would have played football.

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MAAC Breakout Players 2013-14

While the MAAC makes it more difficult than most conferences by naming three all-conference teams in preseason, there are a number of players that could become important pieces for their squads come March. Avoiding (most of) the 17 (yes, 17) players that MAAC named to preseason all-conference teams here are a few players who could impact which team cuts down the nets in Springfield. Continue reading “MAAC Breakout Players 2013-14”