2007-08 Loyola (MD) Basketball Preview

August 8th, 2007
Loyola MD

Loyola (MD) Greyhounds


Overall Rank: #101

2007-08 Marist Basketball Preview

June 30th, 2007

Marist Red Foxes


Overall Rank: #135

Iona hires new assistant, and a great attendance policy at Georgia

June 7th, 2007

According to Dick "Hoops" Weiss of the New York Daily News, Iona has hired former Seton Hall point guard Shaheen Holloway as an assistant coach. Holloway spent last season at his alma mater, helping out first year head coach Bobby Gonzalez in South Orange as a graduate assistant. With the amount of youth in the Gaels' backcourt, this is a very good hire. Iona had trouble in the backcourt last season due to injuries and inexperience. Returnees such as Milan Prodanovic, Mike Harris and De'Shaune Griffin should benefit from Holloway's presence on the staff.

Who is the Most Underrated 2nd Round Prospect?

June 4th, 2007

It's official, Kevin Willard to Iona

April 10th, 2007

This morning, Iona College announced that Louisville assistant Kevin Willard will be the new basketball coach. Go to for more details as the day progresses.

Metro Basketball Report: Final Ranking

April 2nd, 2007
FordhamAnother season of college basketball in the New York City area is complete, and it’s another year of teams from leagues other than the Big East carrying the flag. Marist, who won the MAAC regular season crown outright for the first time in school history, got over the disappointment of not winning their conference tournament by winning at Oklahoma State in the MasterCard NIT. Hofstra, predicted by many as a team with a chance to be “this year’s George Mason”, wasn’t able to make the NCAA Tournament but they did notch their second straight postseason bid. After that,

Ruland, Iona announce terms of contract settlement

March 27th, 2007

In a joint written statement released today, Iona College and former head basketball coach Jeff Ruland have come to a mutual agreement on the terms of a contract settlement for the last two years of his contract. In his nine years in New Rochelle, Ruland led his alma mater to three MAAC titles and three NCAA Tournaments.

Ruland reportedly out at Iona

March 22nd, 2007

According to the New York Post, Iona will relieve mens basketball coach Jeff Ruland of his head coaching duties. Ruland, 139-134 in nine seasons at his alma mater, is currently on vacation in Caribbean and any announcement regarding the direction of the program will be delayed until he returns. One year after the Gaels went 23-8 and represented the MAAC in the NCAA Tournament, injuries hit the team hard to the tune of a 2-28 record.

If the report is indeed true, Iona will pay Ruland $1.2 million to buy out the remaining two years of his contract.

CHN High & Mid-Major All-Americans

March 10th, 2007 High-Major Player of the Year: Nick Fazekas (Nevada) Mid-Major Player of the Year: Jared Jordan (Marist)

High-Major All-American
G: Loren Stokes (Hofstra)
G: Morris Almond (Rice)
F: Nick Fazekas (Nevada)
C: Stephane Lasme (UMASS)
C: Jason Smith (Colorado State)

Second Team High-Major All-American
G: Derek Raivio (Gonzaga)
G: Jaycee Carroll (Utah State)
F: DaShaun Wood (Wright State)
F: Rashaun Freeman (UMASS)
C: Randal Falker (SIU)

Mid-Major All-American

MAAC Championship Preview

March 1st, 2007
MAACIn a season that saw teams picked to finish in the middle of the MAAC when the season began compete for the regular season title, it all comes to a climax in Bridgeport, CT this weekend. Marist, preseason pick to win the conference, held up their end of the bargain in winning the conference’s regular season title, their first ever outright MAAC crown. Led by the dynamic backcourt of seniors Jared Jordan and Will Whittington, the Red Foxes went 14-4 in conference play, finishing a game ahead of streaking Niagara. The versatile Charron Fisher, a junior who averaged