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Iona ends brutal four game losing streak with 79-76 victory over Niagara

Ryan McFadden Sports Editor

February 10, 2019

There was a sense of relief within the Iona College men’s basketball team (8-15, 6-6 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) on Sunday afternoon when junior guard Asante Gist converted a pair of free throws with 0.9 seconds left in regulation to secure a 79-76 victory over Niagara (11-14, 4-8 MAAC) and e...

Iona loses to Quinnipiac in heartbreaker, drops below .500 in MAAC play

Iona loses to Quinnipiac in heartbreaker, drops below .500 in MAAC play

Ryan McFadden Sports Editor

February 9, 2019

The Iona College men’s basketball team may have reached its lowest point of the season on Friday evening against Quinnipiac.With the game tied at 65 and Quinnipiac in possession of the ball, Iona junior guard Ben Perez was called for a controversial foul that sent Bobcats senior Cameron Young to th...

Iona’s offense goes missing in second half of 56-54 loss to Siena

Ryan McFadden Sports Editor

February 2, 2019

After the Iona College men’s basketball team blew an eight point lead to Siena midway through the second half, the Gaels tried to digged themselves out of a hole they created through inconsistent shooting especially from the three-point line.Iona saw its chance to win the game in the final 14 seconds whe...

My thoughts on possible Anthony Davis trade

My thoughts on possible Anthony Davis trade

Ryan McFadden, Sports Editor

January 31, 2019

When coming up with ideas to write for my opinion piece, I initially thought of breaking down five men’s college basketball players who have the potential to be named Naismith Player of the Year at the end of the season. It was basically going to be 500 or more words about how Duke’s Zion ...

Mariano Rivera becomes first player to be unanimously voted into MLB Hall of Fame

Mariano Rivera becomes first player to be unanimously voted into MLB Hall of Fame

Will Schneiderhan, Staff Writer

January 30, 2019

Former New York Yankees closer and all-time saves leader Mariano Rivera became the first player in MLB history to be unanimously voted into the Hall of Fame on Jan. 22.Rivera received the one call baseball players dream of. He picked up his phone and the voice on the other side told him he had been elected into ...

Coach Kelly speaks on potential of women’s water polo this season

Coach Kelly speaks on potential of women’s water polo this season

Matthew Chaves Assistant Sports Editor

January 30, 2019

Iona College women’s water polo Head Coach Brian Kelly is looking to mold the Gaels into a dynamic team going into the 2019 season. Kelly hopes to have the Gaels do better in capitalizing on opportunities when given, which is something that was a major flaw last season.“We had trouble with our po...

Iona names Todd Plourde as women’s soccer head coach

Ryan McFadden, Sports Editor

January 30, 2019

Iona College announced on Jan. 11 that Todd Plourde will be the new head coach of the women’s soccer team. “We are very enthusiastic to have Todd join the Iona College family,” Iona Athletic Director Matthew Glovaski said in a press release on ICGaels.com. “Gael Nation can look forward to a...

Rickey McGill uses the pressure of senior year as motivation to succeed

Ryan McFadden, Sports Editor

January 30, 2019

Iona College senior point guard Rickey McGill’s emotions are at an  all-time high. Besides dealing with the constant pressure of being a three-time Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference champion, McGill is playing in his final year with the men’s basketball team. McGill, who was named to the Presea...

Dee brothers reflect on their individual cross country team experiences at Iona

Will Schneiderhan Staff Writer

January 30, 2019

If you had three brothers on the same collegiate team, you would tend to believe they either get on each other’s nerves or do everything together. However, when it comes to Iona College cross country runners Liam, Jamie and Elliot Dee, that isn’t the case.Even though all three are on the same team at...

Iona makes a statement in 77-71 win over first place Rider

Iona makes a statement in 77-71 win over first place Rider

Ryan McFadden, Sports Editor

January 26, 2019

The Iona College men’s basketball team proved yet again that the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference is wide open with a statement 77-71 victory over Rider on Friday evening. “I love the way our guys came out focused,” Iona Head Coach Tim Cluess said. “We knew we were short-handed and w...

Takeaways from Iona’s 90-77 win over Marist

Takeaways from Iona’s 90-77 win over Marist

Ryan McFadden, Sports Editor

January 19, 2019

The Iona College men’s basketball team earned its fourth victory in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference after beating Marist 90-77 on Friday evening. The Gaels connected on all cylinders offensively, shooting 48 percent from the floor and converting 12 three-pointers. Junior point guard Asante ...

Iona falls to No. 12 Pittsburgh in NCAA Tournament

Ryan McFadden, Sports Editor

December 5, 2018

The Iona College volleyball team’s historic season came to an end on Nov. 30 when the Gaels were swept by 12th-seeded Pittsburgh in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament. Senior Claire Archibald finished with 12 kills and three digs, while junior Tess Connolly contributed six kills and 12 ...

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