Manhattan 60, Fordham 53: Big December Win For Jaspers

Steve Masiello, like many mid-major coaches, often talks of games not truly being important until the conference tournament can at least be seen on the horizon.

So a non-conference game on Dec. 9 doesn’t exactly qualify, even if it is the Battle of the Bronx against rival Fordham, a team that throttled the Jaspers last season at Rose Hill.

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Manhattan Built Upon Strength Of Interchangeable Parts

The concept of interchangeable parts helped revolutionize modern manufacturing in the 19th Century. Parts, made to the same standard of quality, that when put together form a machine. When one part required repair, it could be exchanged for a new version and the machine would work again. When one part failed, the machine itself was no longer doomed to fail with it. Continue reading “Manhattan Built Upon Strength Of Interchangeable Parts”

Election Provides Awkward But Teachable Moment For Coaches

If you’ve been in a deep, dark cave for the last few months without a television or Wi-Fi connection, why didn’t you invite us?

In all seriousness, Tuesday night marks one of the most important and polarizing Election Days in America’s recent history, and it is also the first Presidential election most college students can vote in, three days before most of the basketball players among them begin the 2016-17 season.

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MAAC 2016-17 Season Preview: All-MAAC Teams

Monmouth junior Justin Robinson delivered 14 points in the Hawks victory.

Only five of the 16 players named to the All-MAAC teams at the end of last season will not make a return to the court. With plenty of young talent yet to reach their full potential, along with some fresh new faces by way of recruits and transfers, and there is sure to be a fight to secure those limited all-conference spots come March. Continue reading “MAAC 2016-17 Season Preview: All-MAAC Teams”