Patriot League RUMORS & NEWS

  • Zach Spiker expected to be named Drexel head coach "Zach Spiker was in Chicago in the fall of 2009 recruiting for Cornell when the Army job suddenly opened up. Then-Big Red head coach Steve Donahue strongly recommended his assistant, who had been with him for five years and was critical in assembling the team that would go on to win its third..." March 25

  • Oregon overwhelms Holy Cross

    The Sports Xchange "SPOKANE, Wash. -- Top-seeded Oregon took a while to really get rolling Friday night in its NCAA Tournament opener against 16th-seeded Holy Cross, but when it did, it easily overwhelmed the Crusaders, 91-52. Oregon spread its offense around, with four players scoring in double figures and two..." March 18

  • Monmouth 90, Bucknell 80

    The Sports Xchange "Junior guard Justin Robinson had 23 points, six rebounds and five assists to help top-seeded Monmouth beat eighth-seeded Bucknell 90-80 on Wednesday in the opening round of the National Invitation Tournament at the Multipurpose Activity Center in West Long Branch, N.J. Junior guard Collin..." March 16

  • Holy Cross holds off Southern in NCAA Tournament

    The Sports Xchange "DAYTON -- For much of this season, Holy Cross found it difficult to close out wins. But in March, the Crusaders have been at their best when the game is on the line. "It goes back to our toughness mentally that we don't cave in those situations," said junior guard Robert Champion...." March 16

  • Holy Cross 59, Lehigh 56

    The Sports Xchange "Malachi Alexander scored 26 points, and No. 9-seed Holy Cross completed an improbable run with a 59-56 upset of No. 2-seed Lehigh on Wednesday in the Patriots League Tournament championship game on the Mountain Hawks' home court in Bethlehem, Pa. Holy Cross went winless on the road in..." March 09

  • Oregon transfer Trevor Manuel commits to Loyola Marymount

    Michigan Live "It didn't take long for Trevor Manuel to pick a new college. The former Lansing Everett basketball star who left Oregon this week told MLive Friday he has committed to Loyola Marymount. "I think it's a good fit because it's a program that's being built back up and I want to be a part of the..." January 11

  • Lehigh basketball guard Brandon Alston to miss 2015-16 season with injury

    Lehigh Valley Live "One of the Patriot League men's basketball favorites will play its 2015-15 season a man down. Lehigh announced Friday that sophomore guard Brandon Alston will be out for the year after tearing his ACL "several weeks ago." " September 28

  • Bucknell hires D-III coaching standout Nathan Davis as its new coach

    CBS Sports "There are only a couple of college hoops jobs still yet to be filled. One of the final vacancies was taken over the weekend when Bucknell announced its hiring of Nathan Davis. Davis, who was an assistant at Bucknell from 2003-08, will be formally introduced on Tuesday. "I am extremely..." April 20

  • George Mason hires Dave Paulsen from Bucknell to replace Paul Hewitt

    Washington Post "Dave Paulsen, who guided Bucknell to two NCAA men’s basketball tournament berths and two NIT bids in seven seasons, is the new coach at George Mason, multiple sources said on Monday. The university has scheduled a news conference for Wednesday morning but has so far declined to identify the..." March 30

  • Navy loses sophomore guard to a broken jaw

    Capital Gazette "Head coach Ed DeChellis thought the Navy men's basketball team had outstanding depth at the wing guard position. With each passing week of preseason, that depth decreases. Navy suffered another blow to the swingman spot when sophomore Michael Brown sustained a broken jaw during practice. Brown..." November 06

  • 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

  • Maurice Watson Jr. departing BU to seek bigger stage

    Boston Herald "The hole was already going to be a large one to fill for Joe Jones and the Boston University men’s basketball team given the losses of seniors Dom Morris and D.J. Irving. That hole just got a lot bigger. Maurice Watson Jr., the Terriers’ leading scorer this past season and the lone BU player..." April 03

  • Staunch defense powers Wisconsin's 75-35 blowout of American

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Wisconsin entered the 2014 NCAA Tournament a popular pick to reach the Final Four for the first time under Bo Ryan largely because the Badgers feature a more dynamic and diverse offense than previous teams. So how did UW, seeded No. 2 in the West Regional, overcome an early seven-point deficit..." March 20

  • One-handed FT shooting Wroblicky key player for American

    Fox Sports Wisconsin "When Mike Brennan took over as American's men's basketball coach during the offseason, he brought with him several ideas about what to change within the program. Most notably, of course, he installed a deliberate Princeton offense that represented a radical departure from the players' previous..." March 20

  • ‘Pee Wee’ Gardner has come up big for the Eagles

    Washington Post "The nickname was bestowed upon Darius Gardner in 10th grade when he played AAU basketball in Houston. “I was the youngest guy on the team and the shortest guy on the team,” American University’s 5-foot-9 junior point guard recalled this week. “One of the older guys said, ‘You are going to be..." March 20

  • American U Basketball Faces No. 2 Wisconsin in Milwaukee "For only the third time in program history, American University men's basketball is headed back to the NCAA Tournament. First-year head coach Mike Brennan's group defied expectations, being picked ninth in the Patriot League preseason poll, to win the automatic berth in to the "big dance." The..." March 20

  • Illinois 66, Boston U 62

    ProSportsDaily "Rayvonte Rice scored 20 of his 28 points in the second half as the visiting Fighting Illini rallied to earn a win in the first round of the NIT. Rice shot 11-of-14 from the field and had eight rebounds while Malcolm Hill notched 10 points and eight boards for Illinois (20-14), which will visit..." March 20

  • American draws Wisconsin in West Region first round

    Washington Post "Flanked by cheerleaders and the pep band, students and alumni, the American University men’s basketball team gathered at Mary Graydon Center on Sunday evening to learn its opponent and travel destination for the NCAA tournament. Really, though, the specifics were not going to matter. The..." March 18

  • American U. 55, Boston U 36

    ProSportsDaily "Darius Gardner scored 18 points as the visiting Eagles captured the Patriot League title and a spot in the NCAA Tournament by beating the Terriers. Gardner was nearly perfect, making 7-of-9 from the floor, and also had four assists for No. 2 seed American (20-12). Troy Wroblicky came up with 15..." March 13

  • American defeats Boston University, celebrates NCAA tournament berth

    Washington Post "It was a scene that even the most optimistic American University fans could not have envisioned when this basketball season began: a gang of blue-clad Eagles, picked to finish next to last in the Patriot League and featuring one senior and a first-year coach, joining dozens of traveling students..." March 13

  • Dudzinski Earns NABC All-District Honors "Holy Cross senior forward Dave Dudzinski (Elburn, Ill.) has been selected to the 2013-2014 National Association of Basketball Coaches All-District 13 first team. The team is comprised of players from schools in the Ivy League and Patriot League, along with independent institutions. Dudzinski..." March 12

  • American University senior Tony Wroblicky has turned foul shots into free throws

    Washington Post "Tony Wroblicky plays old-school basketball. At 6 feet 10, he will back opponents toward the basket, power to the rim, maybe toss in a soft hook, rebound with a two-palmed grip and swat fluttering shots. It’s all very traditional . . . until American University’s senior center steps to the free..." March 12

  • 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

  • Crusaders Head To Loyola On Wednesday Night "GAME DAY QUICK FACTS: The Teams: Holy Cross (17-11, 11-5 PL) vs. Loyola (10-17, 5-11 PL) Date: February 26, 2014 Time: 7:30 p.m. Place: Reitz Arena (2,100), Baltimore, Md. Live Video Streaming: Patriot League Network Unofficial Live Statistics: Gametracker Series Record: Holy Cross leads,..." February 26

  • Holy Cross responds from 'wake-up call' with win over Navy

    Worcester Telegram & Gazette "The Holy Cross men's basketball team moved on quickly from last Wednesday's loss to Lafayette. "We talked about it right after the game," Holy Cross senior forward Dave Dudzinski said. "We said, 'OK, the sky isn't falling. We're good to go. Let's finish the season strong and take it one game at..." February 25

  • Terriers trip up in title try

    Boston Herald "Bucknell put Boston University’s Patriot League coronation on hold with a 63-53 victory over the Terriers on Senior Day at Agganis Arena. The Terriers (20-9, 13-3) squandered an opportunity to clinch a share of the Patriot League title in their first season in the conference. BU can gain sole..." February 25

  • At first, BU more comfy

    Boston Herald "Breathing room at the top of the Patriot League standings is what Boston University craved, and that’s what it earned with a 71-62 victory over American last night at Agganis Arena. Maurice Watson Jr. had 13 points, seven assists and four rebounds, and the Terriers pounded the offensive glass..." February 20

  • Worth Smith hoping to position Navy men's basketball team for a run

    Baltimore Sun "Life is a lot different for Worth Smith than many undergraduates across the nation. The Navy junior men's basketball player's life is very regimented. Every day, the Navy forward wakes up, showers and he shaves. He dresses sharp, and makes sure his shoes are clean. At 7 a.m., Smith heads..." February 15

  • Dom Morris helps BU stay in first

    Boston Herald "Dom Morris had 16 points and eight rebounds and Boston University kept pace atop the Patriot League standings by holding off Colgate, 76-74, last night in Hamilton, N.Y. The Terriers (18-8, 11-2) remained tied for first place with American, which routed Lehigh, 64-44. BU will host American on..." February 14

  • 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

  • It’s a game they should win, but don’t tell Army that

    New York Post "They will throw the records away Saturday as they always do whenever Army and Navy tussle, regardless of sport, regardless of season. For the past 12 years, that has been the saving grace for Army whenever West Point and Annapolis have met on the football field … though, truthfully, even..." February 08

  • Patriot League's leading scorer out indefinitely with broken hand

    CBS Sports "It hasn't been an easy first season for new Loyola (Md.) head coach G.G. Smith, as the Greyhounds have struggled during their initial Patriot League campaign. And Wednesday brought more bad news. Guard Dylon Cormier is out indefinitely and will likely miss the rest of the season after..." February 05

  • Navy men's basketball team searching for answers, end to five-game losing streak

    Capital Gazette "Ed DeChellis is a head coach in search of answers. Unfortunately, with each passing game, the Navy men’s basketball team presents more and more questions. Navy has lost 11 of its last 13 games and is off to a dismal 2-8 start in the Patriot League. DeChellis and his staff have tried all..." February 05

  • Navy Rock, Scissors, Paper promotion draws national attention

    Capital Gazette "Navy athletics has received national attention for its Rock, Scissors, Paper promotion for Wednesday night’s men’s basketball game against Boston University. All fans that arrive at Alumni Hall between 6:15 and 6:45 can take on Bill the Goat in one round of rock, paper and scissors. Anyone that..." February 05

  • American 74, Navy 52: Hot-shooting Eagles win 10th straight

    Washington Post "With less than two minutes left in American University’s 74-52 victory over Navy on Wednesday, Jesse Reed collected a pass in the right corner and let the ball fly. The way things have gone for the Eagles during this startling season — and for Reed in the last few games — most at Bender Arena knew..." January 30

  • BU reborn in OT

    Boston Herald "Boston University coach Joe Jones rubbed his chin as he glanced down at the game summary in the wake of the Terriers’ hard-fought 86-81 overtime victory against Army before 913 fans at Agganis Arena. Jones was clearly relieved that his Terriers (15-7, 8-1 Patriot League) managed to survive..." January 30

  • Harry Gamble was one of the good guys "On one side was the owner of the Eagles, a car salesman and self-made multimillionaire who owned a villa in France, Norman Braman, dubbed Bottom Line Braman for his penchant to, in the words of disgruntled Iggles fans, throw around nickels like they were manhole covers. On the other side was..." January 29

  • Navy Men's Basketball vs. Holy Cross Preview Capsule

    Capital Gazette "SERIES: Holy Cross leads 37-18 and has won six straight meetings KEY PLAYERS: Navy — Junior swingman Brandon Venturini leads the team in scoring with 10.6 points per game and assists with 35. Junior forward Worth Smith is also averaging 10.6 points and leads the Mids in rebounding (5.2 per..." January 25

  • Terriers continue red-hot run

    Boston Herald "Boston University is experiencing a lot of firsts in its initial run through the Patriot League. The only thing missing on the resume is a first loss. The Terriers continued a torrid pace through conference play with their sixth-straight victory, 72-58, last night over Loyola Maryland at..." January 21

  • Navy suspends leading scorer Tilman Dunbar for remainder of season

    College Basketball Talk "After winning just two games in Patriot League play last season the Navy Midshipmen had hopes of improving their standing within the league despite being picked to finish last in the preseason poll. That process became a lot tougher on Tuesday, as the Naval Academy made the decision to suspend..." January 16