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Tim Cluess remains at Iona after withdrawing name from St. John’s coaching search

Tim Cluess remains at Iona after withdrawing name from St. John’s coaching search

Ryan McFadden, Sports Editor

April 19, 2019

Tim Cluess announced on Thursday that he withdrew his name from the St. John’s coaching vacancy to remain the head coach of the Iona College men’s basketball team. “I would like to start by thanking everyone for all their support. I am truly blessed to have so many people say so many nice things,”...

St. John’s has not reached out to Iona about Tim Cluess

St. John’s has not reached out to Iona about Tim Cluess

Ryan McFadden, Sports Editor

April 12, 2019

Iona College released a statement on Friday morning that said St. John’s has not reached out to the school about men’s basketball Head Coach Tim Cluess. The school said it has long-term plans for the 2019 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Coach of the Year and is hoping Cluess ends his career in N...

Tim Cluess emerges as front runner for St. John’s head coaching vacancy

Tim Cluess emerges as front runner for St. John’s head coaching vacancy

Ryan McFadden, Sports Editor

April 12, 2019

Iona College men’s basketball head coach Tim Cluess has become a potential candidate for the head coaching vacancy at St. John’s, according to CBS College Basketball Insider Jon Rothstein. The news of Cluess, 60,  possibly leaving Iona for the school in Queens comes two days after NBA Hall of...

Iona men’s basketball recruiting news and notes

Iona men’s basketball recruiting news and notes

Will Schneiderhan, Staff Writer

April 8, 2019

Tim Cluess had perhaps his most impressive season as the Iona College men’s basketball head coach this past season. An inauspicious start quickly became a season to remember halfway through the campaign. Cluess and his team flipped on the switch and rode a scorching hot finish to the regular season...

Kerins brothers talk about experiences managing men’s basketball team

Kerins brothers talk about experiences managing men’s basketball team

Will Schneiderhan, Staff Writer

April 4, 2019

Ricky Kerins arrived on the Iona College campus the same way most freshmen do: optimistic, anxious and not knowing a single person. This is the norm for many first-year students who have packed their bags, moved into their dorms and said goodbye their loved ones. Kerins was already par for the course....

Iona’s inspiring first half performance isn’t enough to beat North Carolina in NCAA Tournament

Iona’s inspiring first half performance isn’t enough to beat North Carolina in NCAA Tournament

Ryan McFadden, Sports Editor

March 23, 2019

COLUMBUS, Ohio- For a moment, the Iona College men’s basketball team caught the attention of the entire nation when the Gaels were going toe-to-toe with North Carolina in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday evening. Iona was knocking down shots from deep and its defensive pressure ke...

Everything you need to know before Iona’s NCAA Tournament matchup against North Carolina

Everything you need to know before Iona’s NCAA Tournament matchup against North Carolina

Ryan McFadden, Sports Editor

March 22, 2019

The Iona College men’s basketball team will play in its fourth straight NCAA Tournament game against North Carolina on Friday evening. “[It’s] all or nothing,” Iona senior point guard Rickey McGill said. “It’s a big game for us, bigger than any game we’ve played this season. We’ve...

Iona makes history, wins fourth straight MAAC championship

Iona makes history, wins fourth straight MAAC championship

Ryan McFadden, Sports Editor

March 13, 2019

When the Iona College Men’s Basketball team was sitting at its lowest point of the season and everyone seemed down on themselves, Head Coach Tim Cluess reached for his cell phone one evening and texted senior Rickey McGill and junior E.J. Crawford, the only returners on the roster. Cluess kept the...

MAAC Tournament says goodbye to Albany, prepares for future in Atlantic City

MAAC Tournament says goodbye to Albany, prepares for future in Atlantic City

Ryan McFadden, Sports Editor

March 13, 2019

The Times Union Center in Albany, New York has been a travel destination for Iona College basketball fans for the last five years. Fans would either drive or take the student bus for more than two hours to watch the men’s and women’s basketball teams compete in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference T...

Iona defeats Siena in rout to seventh straight MAAC Championship appearance

Iona defeats Siena in rout to seventh straight MAAC Championship appearance

Ryan McFadden, Sports Editor

March 9, 2019

ALBANY- The Iona College men’s basketball junior Asante Gist didn’t have the prettiest Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Tournament debut, going 0-4 in the Gaels win over St. Peter’s in the quarterfinals on Friday. Yet, the 5-foot-11 guard remained confident and was determined not to let tha...

Iona advances to MAAC semifinals for ninth straight time after nail biting win over St. Peter’s

Iona advances to MAAC semifinals for ninth straight time after nail biting win over St. Peter’s

Ryan McFadden, Sports Editor

March 8, 2019

ALBANY- The Iona College men’s basketball team will move on the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Tournament semifinals after a heart-pounding 73-71 victory over St. Peter’s on Friday evening. “We always come into the game like it’s us against the world,” Iona senior guard Rickey McGill sa...

After spending the regular season battling adversity, Iona enters MAAC Tournament filled with optimism

After spending the regular season battling adversity, Iona enters MAAC Tournament filled with optimism

Ryan McFadden, Sports Editor

March 7, 2019

The Iona College men’s basketball team is excited and confident, as the Gaels prepare for their Quarterfinals matchup against St. Peter’s in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference on Friday. “Our guys are really excited about it,” Iona Head Coach Tim Cluess said. “They look forward in playing i...

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