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Senior guard Isaiah Ross scored nearly as much as he did last season in less than half the games. // Photo courtesy of

Ross, Junior Joseph just few of top players for Gaels

Giovanni Paolo Tagliafierro, Assistant Sports Editor March 8, 2021

The Iona men’s basketball team featured new faces and new talent in the 2020-21 regular season, led by returning senior guard Isaiah Ross.     The first year under head coach Rick Pitino did...

The Iona College men’s basketball team achieved a season-high 54 points in one half against the Monmouth Hawks in this week’s games. // Photo courtesy of

Junior Joseph, Ross amongst top performers for Gaels this week

Giovanni Paolo Tagliafierro, Staff Writer February 25, 2021

The Iona College’s men’s basketball team is back in full swing as the Gaels concluded a packed slate of games this week, finishing the stretch off with a 88-65 win against Monmouth on Saturday.     The...

This is the first time Iona College will compete in the Mid-Atlantic Water Polo Conference in at least 10 years. // Photo courtesy of

Iona Water Polo begins new season in new conference

Giovanni Paolo Tagliafierro, Staff Writer February 25, 2021

The Iona College men’s water polo team began their spring season on Feb. 12 as they fight to gain a spot in their new conference’s tournament.     The Gaels will compete in the Mid-Atlantic...

All 11 teams in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference have joined in with MAAC’s “Time Out for Black Lives” initiative. // Photo courtesy of

MAAC creates initiative celebrating Black culture

Matthew Chaves, Sports Editor February 25, 2021

The Metro Atlantic Athletic Committee created “Time Out for Black Lives,” an initiative for MAAC basketball players and coaches to celebrate Black culture.  The initiative comes after the MAAC...

This is the second time this season the Iona College men’s basketball team has been directly impacted by covid-19. // Photo courtesy of

Iona out of MAAC regular season after positive covid-19 case

Matthew Chaves, Sports Editor February 22, 2021

Iona College sent out an email Monday announcing there has been a positive COVID-19 case amongst their Tier 1 members. The men’s basketball team will not finish their regular Metro Atlantic Athletic...

Iona College will be hosting the Battle at Rum Pointe in Ocean City, Md. on Mar. 27 and 28. // Photo courtesy of

Iona Golf prepares for tight schedule ahead

Matthew Chaves, Sports Editor February 22, 2021

The Iona College golf team hasn’t played a competitive game for almost a year. The Gaels were unable to defend their championship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Luckily, seven of the nine Metro...

Senior Olivia Vezaldenos scored a season-high 25 points against Niagara while junior Juana Camilion made a season-high 10 field goals against Niagara as well. // Photo courtesy of

Iona women’s basketball hopes to improve offense in remaining season

Giovanni Paolo Tagliafierro, Staff Writer February 11, 2021

The Iona women’s basketball program has faced their share of challenges this season with the COVID-19 pandemic as they have not played a game since Jan. 2. The long layoff for the Gaels will continue...

The renovations for Hynes Center West took a total of 169 days. // Photo from YouTube channel Iona Gaels.

Iona reopens newly renovated Hynes Center West with blessing

Matthew Chaves, Sports Editor February 11, 2021

Iona College reopened Hynes Center West on Feb. 3 after renovations announced in August of 2020 finished.  The center was opened with Dean of Students Joel Quintong, Father Gerard Mulvey, senior...

The Iona men’s basketball team has scored a season-high 85 points in their win against Coppin State. // Photo courtesy of

Iona men’s basketball aims to continue form after month-long break

Giovanni Paolo Tagliafierro, Staff Writer February 11, 2021

Iona men's basketball looks to finish the season strong as they approach the remaining portion of their freshly adjusted conference schedule.  The Gaels have had a difficult season so far,  and not...

For those in the United States, games will continue to air on ESPN3 or ESPN+. // Photo courtesy of

Iona basketball to be aired internationally

Matthew Chaves, Sports Editor February 11, 2021

The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference announced they will air all men and women’s basketball games internationally after an agreement with SIDEARM Sports, their website provider.   For American...

Iona Alumnus Giuliano Santucci makes history, signs professional contract

Matthew Chaves, Sports Editor January 21, 2021

Iona alumnus Guiliano Santucci recently announced on his Instagram page that he signed a professional contract with Categoría Primera A side Patriotas Boyacá, making him the first American goalkeeper...

The Gaels will play three games in four days at Mohegan Sun from Nov. 29 to Dec. 2. // Photo courtesy of

Men’s basketball to compete in ‘Bubbleville’

Frances Hoey, Social Media Manager November 15, 2020

Iona College men’s basketball will be participating in “Bubbleville” at the Mohegan Sun Arena, home to the WNBA’s Connecticut Sun, as a part of the upcoming college basketball season. The...

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