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

Money in Manhattan Basketball

A somber men’s basketball team walked off the court at the MassMutual Center last year as the Iona Gaels celebrated their first Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference championship since 2006. A second place finish was not the outcome the Jaspers had been hoping for on the court, but in the checkbook, the second place finish was financially efficient. Manhattan College spent roughly $1.7 million on men’s … Continue reading Money in Manhattan Basketball