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Men’s basketball to compete in ‘Bubbleville’

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

Pitino lays out plans for Men’s basketball

Iona College men’s basketball head coach Rick Pitino will kick off the Gaels’ Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference season with a game against Saint Peter’s on Dec. 8. // Photo courtesy of
November 2, 2020

As Iona kicks off virtual homecoming, Vin Parise ’00 had the opportunity to sit down with the new head coach of Iona Men’s Basketball, Rick Pitino. A name that is no stranger to the college...

Gaels start basketball campaign against rival Fordham

Since Fordham left the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference in 1990, the Gaels have the advantage in the series with an 11-6 lead. // Photo courtesy of
October 16, 2020

Iona announced on Oct. 5 that the Gaels will be playing their first game against the Fordham Rams on Wednesday, Nov. 25.  The announcement comes following their previous four-year agreement to play...

MAAC announces basketball schedules

The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference confirmed their revised basketball schedule on Sept. 17. // Photo courtesy of
October 1, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic’s hindrance has taken its toll on sports in America.However, sports are slowly starting to come back, and it seems as though the college basketball season will not be...

Former Gaels sign for European pro teams

Rickey McGill spent all four years here at Iona while Tajuan Agee transferred in from the University of New Mexico in his junior year. // Photos used courtesy of ICgaels.
September 1, 2020

In the recent months, former Iona College men’s basketball players Tajuan Agee and Rickey McGill have signed for professional European basketball teams since their time away from the Gaels.  Agee...

Despite Pitino’s record, he has some big shoes to fill

April 29, 2020

It’s not often that a hall of fame coach is the one with big shoes to fill. Rick Pitino is a former national champion and one of two coaches to bring three different schools to a Final Four. He has...

Pitino recruits eight newcomers for Gaels

April 29, 2020

Rick Pitino recruited eight new players to the Iona College Gaels on April 16, one month after being brought on. Each and every signing was hand picked by Pitino to create the team he thinks will bring...

Gaels inconsistency leads to heartbreak at home

April 9, 2020

The Iona men’s basketball team is preparing for the upcoming Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament after a heartbreaking 68-69 loss to Quinnipiac in their final home game of the season. The...

Gaels look to work on offense going into MAAC

March 9, 2020

The Iona Men’s Basketball team is preparing for the upcoming Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament after a heartbreaking 68-69 loss to Quinnipiac in their final home game of the season. The...

Men’s basketball on a roll after early season struggles

Acting head coach Tra Arnold has a 10-13 overall record with the Gaels ever since taking over.
February 27, 2020

The Iona College men’s basketball team is currently 8-8 in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference after a rough start to their season. The Gaels started off the season on a bad note with the absence...

Behind the scenes of Iona men’s basketball

Junior Omorede Rainey has been a team manager of Iona men’s basketball since his freshman year.
February 20, 2020

When you look at organizations across the country, whether that be on the collegiate or professional level, there’s always a tremendous amount of effort that goes in the background to propel the product...

Gaels struggle in early conference season

Senior E.J. Crawford leads the Gaels in scoring and free-throws, with 238 points and a .816 free-throw percentage.
February 1, 2020

The Iona College men’s basketball team has had a shaky start to the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference season. This is a change from last year, where the Gaels’ started off the MAAC with two . At...

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