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Iona has won six MAAC championships in program history.

Iona golf wins second straight MAAC Championship

Ryan McFadden, Sports Editor May 2, 2019

The Iona College golf team remains the top dogs in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, after winning its second straight championship on April 20 at the Magnolia Golf Course in Disney World. The...

Tim Cluess is under contract through the 2024-25 season.

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...

Shannon McCaffrey achieved MAAC Defensive Player of the Week three times in the 2017-2018 season.

Shannon McCaffrey reflects on lacrosse career

Matthew Chaves, Assistant Sports Editor April 17, 2019

Some kids grow up playing different sports at the same time before settling on one they love the most. Others stick to only one sport and practice it as much as they can. However, some find their sport...

Tim Cluess was named the 2019 MAAC Coach of the Year.

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...

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...

Head Coach Tim Cluess coaches the men's basketball team for his ninth season.

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...

Justin Burkhamer was named the 2018 MAAC Rookie of the Year.

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...

Ricky Kerins was a manager during Iona's last four MAAC Championships.

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,...

Iona junior Morgan Rachu averaged 11.7 points per game this season.

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...

Iona is the only team in the MAAC to win four straight conference titles.

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...

MAAC Championship has been held in Albany for the  last five years.

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...

Iona junior guard Asante Gist finished with 22 points in the win against Siena.

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...

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