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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...

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...

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 senior guard Rickey McGill scored a game-high 26 points against North Carolina.

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...

Iona junior E.J. Crawford was second in the MAAC in scoring.

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...

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...

Iona junior guard E.J. Crawford scored 26 points against 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...

Iona was named MAAC Regular Season Champions for the first time since 2014-15.

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...

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