Haim: Reese transferring is not a surprise, as ‘days were numbered’ at Canisius

By Marshall Haim Sports Editor It has nearly been a full year since Isaiah Reese entered his name into the NBA Draft pool, testing the waters of professional basketball. Once he declared for the draft last April, my impression was that Reese's days at Canisius were numbered. That number ultimately struck zero last Wednesday when it … [Read more...]

Joly: No surprising upsets yet at MAAC Tournament

By Aidan Joly Assistant Sports Editor ALBANY -- We’re two days through the MAAC Tournament, and the biggest theme so far has been lower seeds playing well and keeping it close with the favored opposition, but not pulling off the upset. Of the five men’s games that have been played through Friday evening, the higher seed has been … [Read more...]

Haim: Hemer, coaching staff building a program that will have a bright future

By Marshall Haim Sports Editor It was the 2008-09 season. That was the last time Canisius women’s basketball had a winning record, either overall or in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) play. Ten years have gone by, but the winning mentality is finally back in fruition on Main Street for the women’s basketball program, … [Read more...]

Monmouth’s Rice sounds off on non-conference scheduling policy

By Aidan Joly Assistant Sports Editor Following Monmouth’s loss against Canisius last Thursday, I interviewed Hawks head coach King Rice. As part of that, I asked him about how the team has turned around from going 1-12 in non-conference play, to a then-record of 5-3 in MAAC play. What Rice said about the MAAC’s policy for … [Read more...]

Sweep of North Dakota is ‘biggest weekend in program history’

Grant Meyer netted a pair of goals in the Griffs sweep of North Dakota. (Tom Wolf / Canisius College) By Marshall Haim Sports Editor "And they've done it! Canisius defeats North Dakota! They have swept the Fighting Hawks!" Those were the exact words I exclaimed immediately following the final buzzer in Canisius' 2-1 … [Read more...]

Wide-open MAAC leading to lots of uncertainty

Canisius is a team that currently sits in second place in a very wide open Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference this season. (Andy Mead / YCJ via Canisius Athletics) By Aidan Joly Assistant Sports Editor It seems like it crept in on us so quickly, but we’re not right in the thick of things in MAAC play for basketball. The top … [Read more...]

Chiefs’ quick action ‘should help set a precedent’

By Marshall Haim Sports Editor It has become a sickening trend in professional sports, most specifically among football players: domestic abuse. Last Friday, star running back Kareem Hunt was placed on the NFL commissioner’s exempt list after a video was released by TMZ Sports around 2:30 p.m. EST on Nov. 30. The video, which took … [Read more...]

One thing is clear: It’s not the MAAC’s year

By Aidan Joly Assistant Sports Editor Watching MAAC basketball for the first couple weeks of the season, one thing has become very clear to me: the conference is down this year. Following Marist’s win over Ivy League foe Dartmouth in Northern Ireland on Thursday morning, they now are tied with seven other squads for the most wins so … [Read more...]

Marist giving Quinnipiac run for top team in MAAC

By Marshall Haim Sports Editor At the beginning of the year, it was a battle between Quinnipiac and Marist for the best women's team in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC). The Bobcats had the upper-hand in the preseason polls, but Marist is now making a statement that they are ready to dethrone the reigning MAAC … [Read more...]

Peacocks show relentlessness in OT win

By Aidan Joly Sports Reporter Seven of the MAAC’s 11 teams have begun their season and despite that, each of those teams has only played one game. Siena is the lone team with two games played. We’ve learned some things about what the conference may look like this season. Rider can shoot the three The Broncs put together an … [Read more...]

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