Manhattan Rumors & News

  • Manhattan's Jermaine Lawrence withdraws from program

    The Score "Manhattan forward Jermaine Lawrence is withdrawing from the school and leaving the program, his mother informed ESPN's Jeff Goodman. Lawrence took issue with a half-season suspension for a failed drug test in September, which he claims he was told would only be for one game." November 17

  • Mother of Manhattan's Lawrence outraged by half-season suspension, reduced scholarship

    The Score "When Jermaine Lawrence failed a marijuana test in September, the Manhattan College forward was hit with a one-game preseason suspension. Now, Lawrence has been suspended for half the season and stripped of half his scholarship, and he doesn't know why. "He was told that he was going to miss one..." November 12

  • Manhattan point guard granted fifth year of eligibility

    College Basketball Talk "The Manhattan Jaspers have reached the NCAA tournament in each of the last two seasons, and one of the reasons why has been point guard RaShawn Stores. While his averages (6.3 ppg, 3.0 apg) may not jump off the page, the 5-foot-11 Stores has been an important leader for Steve Masiello’s..." July 23

  • Manhattan adds former Ball State point guard Zavier Turner

    College Basketball Talk "Manhattan added a point guard to its roster Friday night, as former Ball State guard Zavier Turner will be making the move from the MAC to the MAAC. The news was first reported by, and after sitting out the 2015-16 season Turner will have two seasons to play under Manhattan head coach..." April 27

  • Transfer Jermaine Lawrence eligible immediately at Manhattan

    SI "Manhattan coach Steve Masiello announced Wednesday that Cincinnati transfer Jermaine Lawrence is eligible to play for the Jaspers this season. Lawrence was the No. 9-ranked power forward and the No. 26-ranked player in the class of 2013, according to the recruiting website, with..." August 13

  • 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

  • Manhattan head coach Steve Masiello makes first comments since reinstatement

    College Basketball Talk "Throughout the month of March, Manhattan head coach Steve Masiello was discussed as one of the coaches in line to land a position at a power conference program in the spring. He’d successfully turned around a once-struggling program, leading the Jaspers to the NCAA tournament for the first time..." June 16

  • Manhattan officially reinstates coach Steve Masiello

    CBS Sports "It's been a tumultuous three months for Steve Masiello, but it seems he's finally back to where it began: as the head coach of Manhattan. The Jaspers officially reinstated Masiello on Friday afternoon. "We are happy to have Coach Masiello back on campus. We are pleased he was able to..." June 06

  • Manhattan coach Masiello completes degree

    ESPN New York "Manhattan coach Steve Masiello has completed the requirements for his undergraduate degree from the University of Kentucky, a spokesman from the school said Thursday. Kentucky's Jay Blanton told that Masiello has completed his coursework and will be awarded his degree..." May 30

  • Steve Masiello placed on leave by Manhattan

    New York Post "In just a few days, one of the brightest futures in college basketball has become one of its most uncertain. Less than a week after Steve Masiello nearly led 13th-seeded Manhattan to a stunning upset over defending national champion Louisville — in the Jaspers’ first NCAA Tournament appearance..." March 27

  • Manhattan places Steve Masiello on leave

    CBS Sports "Manhattan has placed Steve Masiello on leave while Kentucky reviews his degree status, the school announced on Wednesday. "Masiello is currently in the process of reviewing his degree status with the University of Kentucky," the statement read. "Manhattan College has placed Masiello on leave..." March 26

  • Sources: Masiello lied to USF, didn't graduate

    ESPN "Manhattan coach Steve Masiello never graduated from the University of Kentucky, as indicated on his résumé, and his falsifying this information eliminated him from getting the University of South Florida job, multiple sources told on Wednesday. On the Manhattan and Louisville official..." March 26

  • Manhattan's Steve Masiello will replace Stan Heath at USF

    CBS Sports "Manhattan coach Steve Masiello will be introduced as the next head coach at USF later this week, multiple sources told The deal is for five years and worth more than $1 million per year. The 36-year-old former Rick Pitino assistant took the Jaspers to this year's NCAA..." March 25

  • Observations: Manhattan's Masiello brilliant in NCAA debut despite loss

    CBS Sports "1. Steve Masiello was the breakout star on Thursday. And it wasn't even close. Manhattan's third-year head coach nearly pitched the perfect game and came up just short. The Jaspers outplayed Louisville for 38 minutes and nearly upset the defending national champions before falling by seven...." March 21

  • Louisville dodges Manhattan's upset bid, 71-64

    Louisville Courier-Journal "Chris Jones leaned back in his chair, shook his head and sighed, the hushed conversations around University of Louisville's locker room doing nothing to drown out his exhausted breath. "It's hard playing against yourself," Jones said. No, it wasn't a challenging practice. It was Manhattan,..." March 21

  • Masiello-Pitino reunion in NCAAs will be a bit awkward

    Louisville Courier-Journal "The University of Louisville brought its 12 wins in 13 games to town for the opening weekend of the NCAA Tournament. It brought its band and cheerleaders and dance team and tournament experience. Manhattan brought a mirror. When the teams step on the court in the Amway Center at about 9:45..." March 20

  • Jaspers have earned a taste of the good life in NCAAs

    New York Post "This has just been so much fun. After we won the MAAC title, I couldn’t wait to see my guys on Selection Sunday. I remember how much fun Selection Sundays were for me, how exciting it was to see your name come up. They were on TV and getting all the love from the campus and the community and their..." March 20

  • Manhattan, Louisville unhappy to face each other

    New York Post "The NCAA Tournament was still just a dream. Less than two weeks ago, Manhattan was in Massachusetts, looking to clinch its first tournament berth in 10 years. Before the MAAC championship, the Jaspers staff prepared a compilation of clips sent from family and friends, serving as motivation and..." March 20

  • Louisville's Pitino criticizes NCAA for matchup

    Lexington Herald-Leader "Louisville coach Rick Pitino had no problem with his team's NCAA tournament seeding. It was the pairing that drew his ire. Pitino criticized the selection committee Wednesday for pitting his fourth-seeded and defending national champion Cardinals against 13th-seeded Manhattan, which is coached..." March 20

  • Beamon, Brown Named to NABC All-District Teams "Manhattan College seniors George Beamon and Rhamel Brown were named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches All-District teams, it was announced Wednesday. Beamon was a first team all-district selection, while Brown earned a spot on the second team. A first team All-MAAC honoree,..." March 13

  • Redemption for Masiello’s men

    New York Post "It was 2:30 a.m. Monday and Steve Masiello had no intentions of sleeping anytime soon. Shootaround for the MAAC Championship was beginning in eight hours, but Manhattan’s film session was just getting started. The third-year coach had just finished watching the team’s MAAC semifinal win over..." March 11

  • Manhattan 71, Iona 68

    ProSportsDaily "George Beamon collected 16 points and eight rebounds as the Jaspers knocked off the Gaels to win the MAAC title game in Springfield, Mass. and earn an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. Rhamel Brown added 15 points for No. 2 seed Manhattan (25-7), which will be returning to the Big Dance for..." March 11

  • Manhattan swats Iona, locks up first NCAA berth since ’04

    New York Post "The Bronx is back in the Big Dance. New York’s best basketball rivalry added another epic chapter to its continuing string of instant classics, with No. 2 Manhattan rewriting last year’s script and avenging its title game loss to Iona with a 71-68 victory over the top seed in Monday night’s..." March 11

  • 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

  • Saints score big victory over Manhattan

    Albany Times Union "Siena men's basketball coach Jimmy Patsos talked to juniors Rob Poole and Evan Hymes and sophomore Ryan Oliver this week about taking ownership of their inexperienced team. The trio had their fingerprints all over a 67-63 victory over Manhattan on Friday before 7,928 at Times Union..." February 22

  • 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

  • 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

  • Manhattan Meets Saint Peter's at Draddy Gym on Tuesday "Manhattan begins the month of February against Saint Peter's on Tuesday, February 4 at 7 p.m. with the first of its final four home games this season. The Jaspers have dropped consecutive games for the first time this season, falling in overtime 90-86 against Quinnipiac and on the road at Iona,..." February 04

  • Manhattan Takes on Iona Friday Night on ESPNU "RIVERDALE, N.Y. - Manhattan comes off a 1-1 weekend at home against two other teams that have been in the top half of the league standings for most of the season. The Jaspers defeated Rider 67-51 on Friday night in front of a lively crowd on ESPNU, then suffered a 90-86 overtime loss at the hands..." January 31

  • Manhattan Improves MAAC Record to 7-2 with 67-51 Win over Rider "Manhattan held Rider to 27.1 percent shooting from the field on its way to a 67-51 victory over the Broncs on Friday night at Draddy Gymnasium. With the ESPNU cameras rolling, the Jaspers jumped out to a hot start, outscoring Rider 10-2 over the first three minutes of the game. Neither team..." January 25

  • Miami Hurricanes just one example of the ACC’s newfound love for zone defense

    Charlotte Observer "It’s been a buzzword this season in the ACC: zone. As in, zone defense. Most often, it’s in reference to Syracuse’s style of play, but it’s not just Orange who have brought the zone to the league. “There are just more people playing zone,” Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said. “And if they don’t..." January 22

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