Sports Notebook

No Iona home game for Jaspers this season


One week after announcing their non-conference schedule, the Manhattan College men’s basketball team filled in all the blanks on who and when they take on their Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference foes.

After the non-conference portion of Manhattan’s schedule ends with a game at Seton Hall on Dec. 23, the Jaspers commence MAAC play with a home date versus the Fairfield Stags on Saturday Dec. 30. That game closes out the 2017 portion of the season, with the Jaspers opening 2018 with a road game at Marist on Jan. 2. 

After a stopover at Monmouth on Jan. 5, Manhattan returns home for a Sunday contest with Rider on Jan. 7. 

The rest of January sees the Jaspers play home games on Jan. 13 versus Siena, Jan. 19 versus Canisius, and Jan. 30 versus Marist. 

The Jaspers also play a “home” game versus archrival Iona on Jan. 27 at the Nassau Coliseum as part of a MAAC tripleheader. The other games at the Coliseum that day include Fairfield vs. Quinnipiac and Marist vs. Monmouth. 

Other road games in January include a trip to Fairfield on Jan. 11, a visit to St. Peter’s on Jan. 21, and a trek up to Niagara on Jan. 24. 

February opens with back-to-back road games as the Jaspers travel to Albany to take on Siena on Feb. 2 and Rider on Feb. 8. Two of the next three conference games will be at Draddy Gym where the Jaspers host Monmouth on Feb. 10 and Niagara on Feb. 18, sandwiched around a road game at Quinnipiac on Feb. 15. 

The Jaspers then close out the regular season with a trip to New Rochelle to take on Iona on Feb. 23 before playing the regular-season finale versus Quinnipiac on Feb. 25 at Draddy. 

All game times have yet to be announced.

The MAAC changed its conference format from a 20-game slate to 18 this year, meaning the Jaspers only play St. Peter’s and Canisius one time apiece while playing each of the other teams in the conference twice. Another oddity sees all Manhattan conference home games played on either Saturday or Sunday, with the exception of Canisius on Friday, Jan. 9, and Marist on Tuesday, Jan. 30.

The MAAC tournament once again takes place at the Times Union Center in Albany from March 1-5.

Golf program emerges at The Mount

Mount Saint Vincent launches its inaugural golf program this season, and the man named to head that team is Matthew Jeran.

Jeran comes with a pretty solid resume, previously serving as the head men’s golf coach at Yeshiva between 2014 and 2016. Prior to that, he was an assistant coach for Nassau Community College, the national champion in the National Junior College Athletic Association, in 2007. 

Jeran began his coaching career at Deer Park High School on Long Island where he captured both league and conference championships in both 2005 and 2006.

The Dolphins’ new golf team plays matches and tournaments set for September and October, with the Skyline Conference championships set for Oct. 22-23. 

Anyone interested in becoming a member of The Mount’s first golf team can contact coach Jeran at, or fill out the “Recruit Me” form on the school’s athletic website.