NIAGARA RUMORS & GOSSIP

Purple Eagles, Saints To Meet Thursday On ESPN3

The Niagara Purple Eagles venture back on the road with a contest against the Siena Saints on Thursday, Jan. 30 at 8:30 p.m. on ESPN3. The Purple Eagles got back into the win column with an 80-74 victory over the Marist Red Foxes on Friday at the Gallagher Center. With the score tied at 56-56 with 7:47 remaining, Niagara pulled away from Marist with a 14-5 run en route to outscoring...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Purple Eagles Hold Off Marist, 80-74

The Niagara Purple Eagles used a balanced scoring attack to defeat the Marist Red Foxes, 80-74, on Friday night at the Gallagher Center. A couple of Purple Eagles (6-15, 3-7 MAAC) continued their strong play against the Red Foxes (6-13, 3-6 MAAC). Antoine Mason led NU in scoring with 22 points to average 21 points in four career meetings. Marvin Jordan, who set his career-high against...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

T.J. Cline transferring from Niagara to Richmond

Richmond coach Chris Mooney says T.J. Cline is transferring to the Spiders from Niagara. Cline is a 6-foot-8 forward and the son of Naismith Hall of Famer Nancy Lieberman. The native of West Plano, Texas, earned all-rookie honors as freshman in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference last season, averaging 7.9 points and 4.6 rebounds in 20 minutes per game. He also made 40 3-pointers...
Via Fox Sports
May 16, 2013  |  Discuss

BREAKING: Green and Tanksley to Transfer

Ameen Tanksley was one of the most underrated players in the MAAC this season (photo masslive.com) When Joe Mihalich decided to bolt to Hofstra and leave Niagara a few weeks ago, everyone knew that the landscape of Niagara basketball would be altered.  Now it’s taken an even bigger hit, one that it may not be able to recover from in the near future. Buffalo News reporter Bob DiCesare...
Via Queen City Sports
April 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Niagara hires Chris Casey as coach

Niagara University has hired Long Island University Post's Chris Casey as the Purple Eagles men's basketball coach. Casey accepted the job Monday morning and was introduced at a campus press conference. The Division II Pioneers went a combined 62-25 in three years under Casey, including an 18-9 finish last season. He will replace longtime coach Joe Mihalich, who left to...
Via AP on Fox
April 22, 2013  |  Discuss

AP source: Niagara men's basketball to hire Casey

A person familiar with the decision has confirmed that Niagara University has agreed to hire Long Island University Post's Chris Casey as the Purple Eagles men's basketball coach. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because Niagara has not announced the move. Several media outlets, including The Buffalo News, have reported that Casey has accepted the job. The...
Via AP on Fox
April 22, 2013  |  Discuss

AP source: Hofstra hires Niagara's Mihalich

A person familiar with negotiations has confirmed Joe Mihalich is leaving Niagara University to become Hofsta's men's basketball coach. The person says Mihalich will be introduced at a news conference Wednesday, and spoke on the condition of anonymity because neither school has announced the move. Several media outlets, including The Buffalo News, reported Mihalich'...
Via AP on Fox
April 10, 2013  |  Discuss

North Dakota rallies to beat Niagara 2-1

Andrew MacWilliams and Danny Kristo scored in a 57-second span early in the third period in North Dakota's 2-1 comeback victory over Niagara on Friday in the NCAA West Regional semifinals. Second-seeded North Dakota (22-12-7) will play Yale on Saturday in the regional final for a spot in the Frozen Four in Pittsburgh. Fourth-seeded Yale beat top-seeded Minnesota 3-2 in overtime...
Via Fox Sports
March 29, 2013  |  Discuss

UND: NCAA West Region Semifinal

This weekend, the University of North Dakota travels to the NCAA West Region, in Grand Rapids, Michigan to play Niagara at Van Andel Arena, March 29, 2013. Matchup: #14 Niagara (23-9-5, No. 3 seed) versus North Dakota #7 (21-11-7, No. 2 Seed) Dates: March 29, 2013 Times: March 29: 4:30 p.m. (CT). Radio: UND 96.1 (KQHT-FM) – The Fox Webcast: none ...
Via Goon's World
March 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Niagara Avenges Earlier Loss To Iona

Having their lone MAAC loss of the year earlier in the season at Iona, Niagara came out looking for vengeance as the Purple Eagles took down the Gaels 93-90 in overtime Thursday night at the Gallagher Center. Juan’ya Green scored 26 points, none more important than a 3-pointer with 1 second remaining in overtime, giving Niagara the 3-point win. Green also connected on a 3-pointer...
Via Queen City Sports
February 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Niagara Rolling at Right Time

A 2-5 start lead to questions if the Niagara men’s basketball program was on a steep decline. The Purple Eagles have won five of their last seven games and are currently in a three-way tie for first place atop the MAAC. Niagara’s 71-67 win over Fairfield on Saturday afternoon was not just an ordinary MAAC [...]The post Niagara Rolling at Right Time appeared first on Queen City Sports.
Via Queen City Sports
January 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Rider Takes Down Niagara on Buzzer Beater

Niagara went to New Jersey on Sunday expecting to defeat Rider to earn their 10th win of the year while trying to jump-start an end of the season run. Instead, the Purple Eagles saw themselves blow a 17 point second half lead as they lost to Broncs 74-73, dropping Niagara to 9-16 (4-9) on the year. Niagara’s largest lead of the game was 59-42 with 11:42 remaining in the second...
Via Queen City Sports
February 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Niagara Sweeps Weekend Slate as They Take Down Marist

It took a little while but the Niagara Purple Eagles are finally starting to look like an upcoming program in the MAAC. Niagara defeated Marist 86-67 on Sunday afternoon to win their 2nd consecutive game and earn their fourth win in their last six games. The Purple Eagles used stifling defense to force Marist into 21 turnovers and only 32% shooting. On offense, Niagara continued...
Via Queen City Sports
January 15, 2012  |  Discuss
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