Northeast RUMORS & NEWS

  • Robert Morris star Rodney Pryor transferring to Georgetown

    The Score "One of the top players on the transfer market is going to the Big East. Former Robert Morris star guard Rodney Pryor is heading to Georgetown as a graduate transfer, reports Adam Zagoria of SportsNet New York. Pryor will be eligible to play for the Hoyas immediately. Pryor had been touring..." April 19

  • Creighton 87, Wagner 54

    The Sports Xchange "Senior center Geoffrey Groselle scored 18 points on 7-of-7 shooting and collected nine rebounds to lead Creighton to an easy 87-54 victory over Wagner on Saturday in the second round of the NIT at Omaha, Neb. Junior forward Zach Hanson added 14 points for the fourth-seeded Bluejays (20-14),..." March 19

  • Wagner 79, Saint Bonaventure 75

    The Sports Xchange "Ramone Saunders scored 21 points to help No. 8 seed Wagner shock No. 1 overall seed Saint Bonaventure 79-75 in the opening round of the National Invitation Tournament on Wednesday night at the Reilly Center in Olean, NY. Saunders also had seven rebounds, Dwaun Anderson scored 14, and both..." March 16

  • Florida Gulf Coast advances past Farleigh Dickinson

    The Sports Xchange "DAYTON -- Florida Gulf Coast has only one player who was part of the "Dunk City" squad which made a magical run to the NCAA Tournament's Sweet 16 four seasons ago. But, on Tuesday night in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament, the Eagles appeared poised to do it again. Marc-Eddy Norelia..." March 15

  • Fairleigh Dickinson 87, Wagner 79

    The Sports Xchange "Sophomore Darian Anderson had 28 points, six rebounds and five assists, leading Fairleigh Dickinson to an 87-79 victory over host Wagner in the championship game of the Northeast Conference Tournament on Tuesday night at Spiro Sports Center in Staten Island, N.Y. Sophomore Earl Potts Jr. had..." March 08

  • Robert Morris dismisses Elijah Minnie

    The Score "Robert Morris forward Elijah Minnie is a Colonial no longer. Head coach Andy Toole told reporters after Thursday's loss to Central Connecticut State that Minnie, who was suspended for the game, will not return to the team at any point. Minnie had been in the middle of a very strong sophomore..." February 08

  • Bryant assistant coach Chris Burns reveals he is gay in column

    CBS Sports "Bryant assistant Chris Burns has come out as gay in a first-person column he wrote for Outsports, which makes him the first openly gay coach in Division I men's basketball history. "I decided last year to attend the Nike LGBT Sports Summit," Burns wrote. "I met so many people there -- gay..." October 08

  • Transfer addition Matt Mobley gives Bonnies more long-term backcourt security

    Buffalo News "St. Bonaventure gained some security in the backcourt for the 2016-17 season Tuesday with the addition of guard Matt Mobley, a transfer from Central Connecticut. Mobley announced his decision to transfer three weeks ago and revealed his choice of the Bonnies on his Twitter account. He will have..." May 19

  • Robert Morris guard Marcquise Reed spurns UMass basketball, chooses Clemson for transfer

    Mass Live "Marcquise Reed will not be taking his talents to the University of Massachusetts basketball team. That's what Reed, a transfer from Robert Morris for whom UMass had been included amongst his final landing spots this offseason, announced via Twitter Monday night. Instead, Reed will transfer..." May 12

  • RMU offers basketball coach Toole two-year contract extension

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "One week after Andy Toole spurned another program to stay at Robert Morris, the school is showing its commitment to him. Robert Morris and Toole are working out the final details of a two-year contract extension that would run through the 2019-20 season, a school spokesman said Friday. Toole,..." April 05

  • Central Connecticut State star guard announces his college career is over

    College Basketball Talk "Central Connecticut State senior guard Kyle Vinales announced on Monday afternoon that his collegiate career is over, and he will look to seek professional contract immediately. “No more college ball for me. Time to start my pro career,” Vinales tweeted. The 6-foot-1 Vinales has not played..." December 02

  • Central Suspends Top Scorer Kyle Vinales After Assault Charges

    Hartford Courant "Kyle Vinales, a senior guard on the Central men's basketball team, was arrested Friday by New Britain police and charged with disorderly conduct and third-degree assault. Vinales, according to a Central spokesman, "is currently not participating in men's basketball team activities." The..." October 28

  • Mount St. Mary's reaches extension with head coach Jamion Christian

    The Score "Following a surprising run to the NCAA tournament, Mount St. Mary's decided to reward its head coach Jamion Christian with an extension that carries through until the 2018-19 season. "We are very pleased to extend our contract with Coach Jamion Christian," said school athletic director Lynne..." September 22

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 08

  • UIC Basketball Adds Fifth-Year Transfer Jay Harris from Wagner

    UIC Flames "UIC Head Basketball Coach Howard Moore announced the addition of Jay Harris to the Flames’ 2014-15 roster on Thursday afternoon. Harris, a fifth-year transfer student from Wagner, has immediate eligibility and will attend graduate school at UIC for his final collegiate season. The Aurora,..." July 18

  • Report: Hofstra transfer Jordan Allen to Sacred Heart, eligible immediately

    College Basketball Talk "It was known that Jordan Allen, the former Hofstra forward, was heading to the Northeast Conference. However, it’s a different NEC program than the one he initially transferred to. Allen announced that he would leave Hofstra after two seasons in March. It had previously been reported that he..." July 15

  • Harvard’s Tommy Amaker is BC’s leading candidate

    Boston Globe "Tommy Amaker appears to be at the top of a very short list of candidates to replace Steve Donahue as BC basketball coach. Some others: A look at him and some others who could be on BC’s list: Tommy Amaker, Harvard - Would bring an ACC pedigree. He played for and coached alongside Hall of..." March 19

  • Robert Morris 89, St. John's 78

    ProSportsDaily "Karvel Anderson scored a career-high 38 points, including a school-record nine 3-pointers, as the visiting Colonials upset the Red Storm in the first round of the NIT. Lucky Jones added 25 points, nine rebounds and five assists for Robert Morris (22-13), which matched a program record with 16..." March 19

  • Albany 71, Mount St. Mary's 64

    ProSportsDaily "DJ Evans matched a career high with 22 points and had nine rebounds while Peter Hooley scored 14 of his 20 points in the second half as the Great Danes held off the Mountaineers in a battle of No. 16 seeds in the first round of the NCAA tournament in Dayton, Ohio. Gary Johnson added 13 points..." March 19

  • Albany tops Mount St. Mary's for first NCAA tournament win

    USA Today "Mount St. Mary's wanted to play fast. Albany wanted to be methodical. And when the contrasting styles clashed in the First Four of the NCAA tournament, Mount St. Mary's coach Jamion Christian knew what the result would look like. "Mayhem," the second-year coach said. And what an appropriate..." March 19

  • UAlbany beats Mt. St. Mary’s 71-64, top-ranked Florida next

    Albany Times Union "The University at Albany got 21 points from DJ Evans and 20 from Peter Hooley and outlasted Mount St. Mary’s 71-64 in a NCAA first round game at the University at Dayton Arena Tuesday night. This was the first NCAA Division I basketball win for the Danes, who earned a trip to Orlando, Fla. with..." March 19

  • Mount St. Mary's Heads to NCAA Tournament to Square Off with Albany "FIRST FIVE 1. Mount St. Mary's raced to a 20-point first-half lead en route to a convincing 88-71 win at top-seeded Robert Morris in the Northeast Conference Championship game. Rashad Whack led five Mountaineers in double figures with 20 points. Julian Norfleet added 17 points, Sam Prescott 15,..." March 18

  • Why some teams relish making NCAA tournament first round

    USA Today "To casual fans, a No. 16 seed is a No. 16 seed no matter how you slice it. But to individual programs involved and the conferences that house them, there's a major difference between a No. 16 seed that gets put in the NCAA tournament's main draw and one sent to Dayton for the First..." March 18

  • Mount St. Mary's Topples Robert Morris, 88-71, in NEC Championship Game "The Mount St. Mary's men's basketball team secured the program's fourth Northeast Conference Championship with Tuesday's 88-71 victory over top-seeded Robert Morris in the NEC Championship game at the Sewall Center. The win also secures the Mount's fourth trip to the NCAA Tournament at the..." March 12

  • Mount St. Mary's 88, Robert Morris 71

    ProSportsDaily "Rashad Whack scored 20 points as one of five players to reach double figures as the Mountaineers cruised past the top-seeded Colonials to earn an NCAA Tournament bid by capturing the Northeast Conference championship game in Moon Township, Pa. Julian Norfleet registered 17 points and Taylor..." March 12

  • SJU 1st, Stony Brook 3rd in hoops poll

    Newsday "If this week’s poll looks identical to last week’s, there’s a good reason to think that. Manhattan changed places with Quinnipiac and St. Francis swapped positions with Columbia. The rest of the teams all remained the same. 1. St. John’s (19-11) 2. Iona (20-9) 3. Stony Brook (21-9) 4...." March 04

  • Local college rankings: Iona passes St. John’s for top spot

    New York Post "Two straight losses may have knocked St. John’s from the top spot, but Iona’s 11 consecutive wins more than validate its ascension. (Last week’s rankings in parentheses) 1. Iona (2) Record: 19-8, 16-2 Up next: Friday (7 p.m.) at Manhattan After two straight NCAA Tournament..." February 28

  • Record-setting LIU Brooklyn senior wants one more run

    New York Post "Jason Brickman just used to laugh. The notion seemed preposterous. More than three years ago, Brickman was a freshman at LIU Brooklyn, serving as the backup point guard on a team that hadn’t made the NCAA Tournament in nearly 14 years. The season swung violently up and down. Some games, he..." February 22

  • Fairleigh Dickinson 63, Bryant 52: Upset loss hurts hopes for top-4 finish in NEC

    Providence Journal "Bryant coach Tim O’Shea was an interested observer Wednesday night when Boston College shocked No. 1-ranked Syracuse, and not just because he once suited up for the Eagles. If O’Shea needed any type of a teaching tool to impress to his players the importance of taking care of each and every..." February 21

  • Red Storm still No. 1 in Metro Poll

    Newsday "St. John’s is still on top in the poll after crushing Georgetown and edging Seton Hall last week. Iona maintained its hold on the second spot after wins over St. Peter’s and Monmouth last week and Stony Brook remains at No. 3 after a solid win over UMass-Lowell. Quinnipiac made a huge jump,..." February 20

  • Wagner Seahawks flying high again

    New York Post "This was supposed to be the season. Wagner, which had won 46 games over the past two years and had reached two straight NEC Tournament semifinals, returned most of its core in 2013-14, showcasing a roster as deep as it was experienced. But on the way to the next step, the school’s second..." February 15

  • Local college rankings: St. John’s and Iona neck and neck

    New York Post "The St. John’s-Iona tug of war continues. Though the Gaels are making an impressive run through the MAAC, having won eight straight games, the Red Storm will retain the top spot until their incredible stretch concludes. (Last week’s rankings in parentheses) 1. St. John’s (1) Record: 16-9,..." February 14

  • St. Francis basketball player arrested

    New York Post "A St. Francis College basketball player has been arrested for beating his girlfriend in her Downtown Brooklyn dorm room, law-enforcement sources told the Post. Sophomore guard Anthony White allegedly choked and slapped his girlfriend during an argument on Feb. 4 because he thought she was..." February 14

  • Four St. Francis (NY) Players Suspended With Pending Sexual Assault Allegations

    Mid Major Madness "Suspensions continue to plague the NEC and now St. Francis (NY) has suspended three players, including four key contributors. Suspensions have hit the Northeast Conference hard in the past couple of weeks, most notably at Robert Morris and Wagner, now four St. Francis (NY) players have been..." February 14

  • Skinner helped raise a prize Bulldog

    Providence Journal "Tim O’Shea remembers well the first time he saw Alex Francis play. “It was in the gym at Roxbury Latin,” he recalled, thinking back to when Francis was a senior at Holderness School, in New Hampshire. Al Skinner, then the coach at Boston College, was with O’Shea that day. “Al knew we were..." February 11

  • Toole hopes his Colonials learned big lesson

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "If it were up to coach Andy Toole, the lesson would have been passed down in a different way. At several junctures this season, his Robert Morris team has squandered large second-half leads and, even if the Colonials won, Toole would yell at them afterward about how the victory almost got..." February 07

  • Robert Morris holds off Wagner, 74-70

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Yet again, it was a numerical mismatch for Robert Morris, something that will be the case for the indefinite future. Just like they did Thursday in a rout of Sacred Heart, the Colonials dressed only eight players against Wagner Saturday in the wake of suspensions and other roster..." January 28

  • Robert Morris suspends four members of men’s basketball team indefinitely

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The Robert Morris men's basketball program has suspended forward Jeremiah Worthem, guard Britton Lee, guard Evan Grey and guard Shaire Tolson-Ford indefinitely, the university announced Friday. The exact transgressions that prompted the suspensions were not specified beyond that the athletes..." January 26

  • Bryant 87, LIU 79: Bulldogs rally from 12-point hole

    Providence Journal "The crowds, and the buzz, have returned to the Chace Athletic Center. With the student body back from the holiday break and packing one side of the house, the Bryant Bulldogs rode all that love in escaping an upset bid and overpowering Long Island Brooklyn, 87-79, Thursday night. Bryant fell..." January 24