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NIAGARA RUMORS & GOSSIP

Niagara F Reid no longer with team amid legal concerns

Dominique Reid, a 6’8″ forward and MAAC All-Rookie Team selection last season, is no longer a member of the Niagara basketball team. The school issued a release in which athletics director Simon Gray said, “Dominique Reid will not be attending Niagara University during the 2015-16 academic year. Consistent with our commitment to student privacy obligations, the university will...
Via Campus Sports Net
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Niagara hires Jada Pierce as women's basketball coach

LEWISTON, N.Y. (AP) Niagara University has hired Saint Joseph's assistant Jada Pierce to become its women's basketball coach. Pierce was hired on Tuesday after spending the past three seasons working under Cindy Griffin, helping the Hawks reach consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances in 2013 and `14. She has 18 seasons of experience as an assistant coach split between the Division...
Via AP on Fox
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlantic Hockey Wrap: Purple Eagles’ prophesy fulfilled

This past December, when Along the Boards reached out to Niagara Purple Eagles coach Dave Burkholder, he expressed confidence in goaltender Jackson Teichroeb to help his struggling team punctuate a turnaround and salvage the 2014-15 season. “We are getting some people back into game shape,” Burkholder said at the time, partially referencing Teichroeb’s return from a […]...
Via Along the Boards
March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Scott's 23 leads Niagara past Manhattan, 73-61

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) Matt Scott poured in a career-high 23 points to lead Niagara to a 73-61 win over defending Mid-America Athletic Conference champion Manhattan Friday night. The freshman was 7 of 11 from the field, including 2 of 4 from behind the arc, and 7 of 10 from the line. It was just the second time Scott had reached double figure scoring for the Purple Eagles. His...
Via AP on Fox
January 02, 2015  |  Discuss

College Basketball Team Stranded In Snow For 26 Hours

It’s safe to say Old Man Winter is in mid-season form already. 29 Niagara University Purple Eagles players, coaches and family members found themselves stranded on the New York State Thruway early Thursday morning after their vehicle stalled out due to heavy snowfall.  The team was eventually rescued at around 4 a.m. ET after multiple heavy duty snowplows [&hellip (Visited...
Via No Coast Bias
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Niagara women’s basketball team: Toughing out storm

I was feeling pretty fed up with my cable television provider because I haven’t been able to get certain channels since Sunday night and they aren’t sending a technician to my house until Friday morning.I’m still not happy with the cable provider (and I’m just too darn nice to name it), but I found a little perspective Tuesday night. I read about Niagara University’s women’s...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
November 19, 2014

Antoine Mason Transfers To Auburn

Antooine Mason will transfer from Niagara to Auburn. Mason, a 6-foot-3 guard who averaged 25.6 points last season, will be eligible this season for Pearl and the Tigers due to the NCAA's transfer rule, which allows players who have graduated and have eligibility remaining to be able to play immediately. Mason is the son of Anthony Mason. Mason chose Auburn over Providence. "It was...
Via RealGM
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Nation's top returning scorer transferring to Auburn

Bruce Pearl is already making a major impact at Auburn. After getting former Marshall guard Kareem Canty to commit to the Tigers earlier this month, Pearl pulled in another major transfer in Niagara guard and the nation’s leading returning scorer, Antoine Mason. Mason — the son of former NBA All Star Anthony Mason — announced his decision to join the Tigers this morning on...
Via College Spun
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

All in on Antoine Mason

It looked like Jim Christian had a clear plan for 2015, but then Antoine Mason became available. BC will get the 5th year's final visit next week and his decision can drastically change BC's outlook for next season. I thought next year would be the Hanlan show: with BC's dynamic combo guard handling the ball and being its main scorer. Even when Donahue was here, I advocated an offense...
Via Eagle in Atlanta
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Niagara edges Fairfield 67-63

Ramone Snowden scored 18 points, including the go-ahead bucket with 26 seconds left, as Niagara slipped past Fairfield in a 67-63 win on Thursday night. Niagara (5-13, 2-5 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) trailed much of the game but kept the score close and used a 6-0 spurt midway through the second half to build a five-point margin that Fairfield erased down the stretch. Tied...
Via AP on Fox
January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Brittney Sykes hits 20 points for third game in a row as No. 23 Syracuse dumps Niagara 80-44

Brittney Sykes scored 20 points and Isabella Slim added 17 more to lead No. 23 Syracuse to an 80-44 win over Niagara on Thursday night. Syracuse (10-1) opened the game with a 22-6 run to build a lead that was never challenged. Sykes was 6 of 9 from the field and a perfect 8 for 8 from the foul line, making it the third straight game she's scored at least 20 points. Shakeya Leary...
Via AP on Fox
December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Niagara wins 1 against St. Peter's 61-56

Antoine Mason pumped in a season-high 35 points and Niagara scored 46 second-half points to come from behind and defeat St. Peter's 61-56 on Sunday. Mason -the current NCAA scoring leader at 28.8 ppg-made 13-of-24 shots (54 percent) from the field and paced Niagara (2-8, 0-1 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) in a convincing second half performance. Rayvon Harris added 10 points...
Via AP on Fox
December 08, 2013  |  Discuss
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