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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 icgaels.com

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 icgaels.com.

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

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...

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

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 icgaels.com.

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...

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

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...

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 icgaels.com

Pitino lays out plans for Men’s basketball

Frances Hoey, Social Media Manager 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...

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 icgaels.com

Gaels start basketball campaign against rival Fordham

Matthew Chaves, Sports Editor 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...

The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference confirmed their revised basketball schedule on Sept. 17. // Photo courtesy of icgaels.com

MAAC announces basketball schedules

Jason Piccolomini, Contributing Writer 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...

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.

Former Gaels sign for European pro teams

Matthew Chaves, Sports Editor 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

Gerald Sullivan , Contributing Writer 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

Matthew Chaves, Sports Editor 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...

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