Jaspers Win First Home Opener since 2012

By Angela Quadrini, Staff Writer The Manhattan College Women’s basketball team opened its season last night against Holy Cross. With new head coach Heather Vulin behind them, the Jaspers defeated the Crusaders 60- 56. Holy Cross led the Jaspers in the first quarter 21-14. For the remaining three quarters, the Jaspers were able to hold a steady lead until Holy Cross tied the game 56-56 with … Continue reading Jaspers Win First Home Opener since 2012

The Perils of the NCAA Tournament

On March 20, 2014, the Manhattan College men’s basketball team stood on the hardwood floor of the Amway Center in Orlando. Some players cried, others lowered their heads. The Jaspers had just been defeated 71-64 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament by the Louisville Cardinals. A year later, the Jaspers once again reached the NCAA Tournament, but suffered the same fate. A quick … Continue reading The Perils of the NCAA Tournament

Marianne Reilly Named New Athletic Director

Manhattan College has named Marianne Reilly as its new athletic director. Reilly, a graduate of Manhattan in 1982, returns with more than 30 years of experience under her belt. Most recently, Reilly served as the associate athletic director at Fordham University, where she oversaw NCAA compliance and eligibility, along with leading the life skills program and serving as sports administrator to several teams. “I am … Continue reading Marianne Reilly Named New Athletic Director

Manhattan College Basketball Athletes to Receive Additional Benefits in 2016

Manhattan College will allow its men and women basketball student-athletes to receive the full cost of attendance starting in 2016. The decision, enabled by a federal lawsuit ruling against the NCAA, is estimated to be a 3 percent increase on basketball funding. Ed O’Bannon, a former UCLA men’s basketball player, sued the NCAA in an antitrust class-action lawsuit for using his name, image and likeness … Continue reading Manhattan College Basketball Athletes to Receive Additional Benefits in 2016