Jasper Basketball Comes Back to Draddy With Successful Double Header

By, Isaiah Rosario, Staff Writer Jasper basketball is back! Men and women’s basketball made their season debut on Tuesday, Nov. 9, at Manhattan College’s home court. Men’s basketball returned to Draddy Gymnasium after a 7-13 2020-21 season. The Jaspers are looking for a fresh start after their under .500 season last year with their home opener versus the Manhattanville Valiants. The Jaspers started the game … Continue reading Jasper Basketball Comes Back to Draddy With Successful Double Header

Jose Perez Returns Home to Finish College Career

By, Kelly Cwick, Asst. A&E Editor Manhattan point guard Jose Perez is glad to be back in the Bronx after transferring from Marquette University. The Jaspers are the third team Perez will play for after spending his first two seasons at Gardner-Webb University. Prior to MC, Perez made national headlines with his performance. He is one of only two freshmen who had a triple double … Continue reading Jose Perez Returns Home to Finish College Career

Thank you,College Basketball

By, Pete Janny, Sports Editor Watching Gonzaga take down UCLA 93-90 in overtime on Saturday night in Indianapolis was special. I get goosebumps thinking about how good this Gonzaga team is, and just how good they needed to play to knock off a high flying UCLA team who defied all odds as an 11 seed. When Jalen Suggs’ bank shot went down at the buzzer, … Continue reading Thank you,College Basketball

With Season On the Line, Jaspers Go Cold

by, Pete Janny, Sports Editor  Playing the same team three times in a row is not ideal. In the case of Manhattan and Fairfield, they had no choice but to lace up their sneakers one final time this season in the bloodbath that is the opening round of the MAAC tournament. After splitting last week at Draddy Gym, it was the Stags who came up … Continue reading With Season On the Line, Jaspers Go Cold

Manhattan Suffers Sweep at Siena

by, Pete Janny, Sports Editor  The Manhattan Jaspers arrived in Albany with their biggest task of the season. Matched up with the first-place Siena Saints, the Jaspers entered without much to lose after hovering in the bottom tier of the MAAC standings in recent weeks. The Jaspers did all that head coach Steve Masiello asked of them at the minimum. They played hard, kept a … Continue reading Manhattan Suffers Sweep at Siena

Manhattan’s Three-Game Winning Streak Ends at Saint Peter’s

by, Pete Janny & Whit Anderson, Sports Editor & Staff Writer The saying “defense wins championships” is always incomplete without the finisher “offense wins games.”  At this stage in the MAAC season, the thought of a championship is premature for any team considering there’s still over a month left of regular season basketball. The more logical concern is finding ways to win games; no matter … Continue reading Manhattan’s Three-Game Winning Streak Ends at Saint Peter’s

Manhattan’s Next Opponent Bears a Striking Resemblance In Playing Style

by, Pete Janny, Sports Editor The Jaspers are set to play at Saint Peter’s on Friday and Saturday, barring any abrupt changes to the MAAC schedule that have become a regular occurrence. Either way, by the time Manhattan takes the court next it will be at least two weeks since their last appearance, which was a 58-55 win over Niagara on Jan. 16. That victory … Continue reading Manhattan’s Next Opponent Bears a Striking Resemblance In Playing Style

False Positive Cases Wipe Out Weekend Series With Monmouth; Future Makeup Dates are Uncertain

by, Pete Janny, Sports Editor Manhattan’s schedule looked a lot different than anticipated this weekend after it was announced that Monmouth was dealing with COVID-19 problems that will sideline them for two weeks.  Just kidding.  It was later revealed on Sunday evening by Monmouth basketball’s Twitter account that the original positive tests were actually false positives. While Monmouth is spared for now from having to … Continue reading False Positive Cases Wipe Out Weekend Series With Monmouth; Future Makeup Dates are Uncertain

Manhattan Sweeps Niagara; Launches Three-Game Winning Streak Ahead of Monmouth Series

by, Pete Janny and Whit Anderson, Sports Editor and Staff Writer  Manhattan (5-4, 4-4 MAAC) seems to be building momentum in the middle stretch of the MAAC season following a big series sweep of Niagara (5-7, 4-6 MAAC) this past weekend at home.  Coming into the series the Jaspers’ overall performance through their first seven games was far from spectacular, but they are now trending … Continue reading Manhattan Sweeps Niagara; Launches Three-Game Winning Streak Ahead of Monmouth Series