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Iona looks to push through tough season as conference play begins

Iona looks to push through tough season as conference play begins

Will Schneiderhan, Staff Writer

April 16, 2019

The Iona College baseball team has had to battle through a lot of ups and downs throughout a tough 2019 campaign. The Gaels’ 8-26 record lands near the bottom of the MAAC rankings, just above Saint Peter’s University. Iona is 3-6 in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, as the schedule gets...

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...

Iona freshman Shyan Mwai reflects on first season with women’s basketball team

Iona freshman Shyan Mwai reflects on first season with women’s basketball team

Matthew George, Staff Writer

April 4, 2019

Freshman guard Shyan Mwai is coming off her first season on the Iona College women’s basketball team (5-26, 3-15 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) in which she played a key role in the Gaels’ rotation. Mwai finished the 2018-19 campaign, averaging 8.4 points per game and scoring a season-high 19 ...

Justin Burkhamer discusses importance of strong competitive nature on golf course

Justin Burkhamer discusses importance of strong competitive nature on golf course

Matthew Chaves, Assistant Sports Editor

April 4, 2019

Golfers compete in one of the most individual, competitive sports. They play to the best of their ability, whether it be in a friendly game or a serious match. Iona golf sophomore Justin Burkhamer takes on this mindset when he competes against anyone in golf. Burkhamer first got into golf at the ea...

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....

Patric Santiago steps down as Iona volleyball head coach

Patric Santiago steps down as Iona volleyball head coach

Ryan McFadden, Sports Editor

April 4, 2019

The Iona College Athletics Department announced on April 1 that volleyball Head Coach Patric Santiago has stepped down from his position at Iona to become the associate head coach at Duke University. “I would love to thank Dr. Nyre, Matt Glovaski and Rick Cole for providing my family and I  with the op...

The Zion Williamson era at Duke ended in heartbreaking fashion

The Zion Williamson era at Duke ended in heartbreaking fashion

Dan Abbate, Staff Writer

April 4, 2019

The Zion Williamson era at Duke came to an end on March 31 when Michigan State knocked off the top overall seed in the Elite Eight and advanced to the Final Four. Michigan State proved throughout the 40-minute contest that its experience and toughness outweighs Duke’s young talent. Led by star gu...

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 falls to Rider in MAAC Quarterfinals

Iona falls to Rider in MAAC Quarterfinals

Dan Abbate, Staff Writer

March 14, 2019

The Iona College women's basketball team season came to an end after losing to Rider 54-46 in the quarterfinals of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Tournament on March 8. Iona was feeding off the momentum from its upset win over No. 7 Siena in the first round of the tournament, and the Gaels op...

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