Manhattan Basketball Falls to Iona in Overtime

Masiello joined former-mentor Rick Pitino’s (right) coaching staff as Director of Basketball Operations. (From left to right) Ricky Johns, Steve Masiello, Taliek Brown, Rick Pitino. LAURA MCCARTHY/COURTESY By: Caroline McCarthy, Senior Writer The roar of the sixth borough was described as a hostile environment for the Iona Gaels on Friday night as the Manhattan College Jaspers battled into overtime on their home court. Draddy Gymnasium … Continue reading Manhattan Basketball Falls to Iona in Overtime

Men’s Basketball Crushes Mount Saint Vincent in Stores’ first Win

By Angelica Niedermeyer, Asst. Sports Editor Manhattan College Men’s Basketball towered over The College of Mount Saint Vincent in points, skills and height on Fri. Nov. 18. Led by RaShawn Stores in his first season as interim head-coach and seventh year on the Jaspers’ coaching staff, Manhattan had the game in their hands from the tip-off. “Great effort tonight,” Stores said in the postgame press … Continue reading Men’s Basketball Crushes Mount Saint Vincent in Stores’ first Win

An Outlook on Jaspers Men’s Basketball 2022-23 Season

By Andrew Mannion, Staff Writer It’s safe to say this has been a wild and unexpected start to basketball season for the Jaspers. Steve Masiello, the head coach for the Jaspers, was fired just two weeks before the start of Manhattan’s season. Jose Perez, the MAAC preseason player of the year, headed to West Virginia. With the loss of Masiello, Perez and former assistant coach … Continue reading An Outlook on Jaspers Men’s Basketball 2022-23 Season

Draddy Basketball Court Conditions Causes Home Opener to be Postponed

By Grace Cardinal and Andrew Mannion, Staff Writers On Friday night, the Jaspers men’s basketball team prepared to have their home opener against Central Connecticut State University. Going into the game, there was chatter that it could turn into a big night. The Jaspers were looking for their first win of the season, and they were favored to win against the Blue Devils by 6.5 … Continue reading Draddy Basketball Court Conditions Causes Home Opener to be Postponed

Basketball Star Jose Perez leaves Manhattan, transfers to West Virginia

By Andrew Mannion, Staff Writer After the surprise dismissal of Jasper head basketball coach Steve Masiello, star player Jose Perez announced his departure from the team. Perez has committed to West Virginia University and joins a team with high hopes of breaking a tournament appearance drought. On Oct. 25, news broke that Manhattan would dismiss long-time head coach Steve Masiello. The news shocked the MAAC, … Continue reading Basketball Star Jose Perez leaves Manhattan, transfers to West Virginia

Masiello Terminated Days Before Madness, Two Weeks Before Start of Season

Perez and Masiello embrace after defeating first-seed Iona in the final seconds last season. Gerald Rodriguez/COURTESY By, Caroline McCarthy, Managing Editor/Sports Editor Head basketball coach Stephen Masiello was fired from the Jaspers just 13 days before the start of their season, as announced on Tuesday, Oct. 25.  This would have been Masiello’s 12th season at Manhattan College, but now, days before Manhattan Madness, the school’s … Continue reading Masiello Terminated Days Before Madness, Two Weeks Before Start of Season

 Men’s Basketball to Skip Battle of the Bronx this Year

By Kyla Guilfoil, Editor-in-Chief Despite a century-long tradition, the Jaspers men’s basketball team will not rival the Fordham Rams in the annual Battle of the Bronx game.  Marianne Reilly, Manhattan College’s athletic director, and Ed Kull, Fordham University’s athletic director, announced in a joint statement earlier this month that the highly anticipated game will not be on the 2022-2023 schedule.  “While we are disappointed that … Continue reading  Men’s Basketball to Skip Battle of the Bronx this Year

A Look at the New Men’s and Women’s Basketball Schedule

By Isaiah Rosario, Staff Writer Jaspers basketball has officially released its 2022-23 schedule. Despite the difficult finish to their last season with the men losing in the first round of the MAAC against Rider and the women’s tough loss in the championship game of the MAAC tournament against Fairfield, the Jaspers look for a fresh start this season.   Head women’s basketball Coach Heather Vulin gave … Continue reading A Look at the New Men’s and Women’s Basketball Schedule

Men’s Basketball Travels to the Bahamas for Pre-Season Tournament

By, Maddie Mulkigian, Assistant Sports Editor This August, the Manhattan College men’s basketball team took a pre-season getaway to the Bahamas and competed in the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament. From Aug. 5 to Aug. 12, the Jaspers traded Draddy Gymnasium for the North Atlantic Ocean while preparing for their season with three competitive games.  The trip was also used to acclimate three new members to … Continue reading Men’s Basketball Travels to the Bahamas for Pre-Season Tournament