Category: Old Spice Classic

Q&A: MAAC Commissioner Rich Ensor – Part II

In part two of our interview with MAAC Commissioner Rich Ensor (follow him on twitter @MAACCommish), we get Ensor’s thoughts on the MAAC hosting events as well as his thoughts on conference expansion. (If you missed it, here’s part one). SienaSaintsBlog: The MAAC hosts events such as the Hall of Fame showcase in Springfield and the [...]

Around the MAAC: Turkey Leftovers

While the Saints were in Philadelphia playing in the Philly Hoop Group Classic, Iona was testing itself against big conference powers in the Old Spice Classic and the rest of the MAAC is picking up the pieces. Iona Wins One in Orlando Iona did not start well in Orlando, getting down as much as 11 [...]

Around the MAAC: End of Week

With so much going on in the MAAC, instead of day-by-day let’s try to snatch out the big headlines of the weekend. Story #1: Rider Falls Back To Earth Well all that great reputation Rider built up came down to a thud this weekend with double digit losses in Charlottesville and Lexington. Rider came out [...]

Essay: Expectations vs. Enjoyment

I haven’t written much this weekend or responded to emails. Kudos to Ronald Moore. I haven’t written much because my perspective has changed.  Actually, it’s a reflection of how my twenty year viewpoint as a Siena fan has changed over the past five months. After Siena made their run in 1989, and went to the [...]

Preview: Siena vs. Iona

The Siena Saints fan base is starting to talk about the possibility of running the table over the duration of the regular season. It seems that the Saints themselves have learned to ignore speculation — putting the Old Spice Classic behind them and starting their own conference run, continuing now at 9-0 in the MAAC. [...]

ESPN Insider: Siena

Mike Hume at Insider mentioned the Saints briefly in his column Tuesday, Take Siena, a tournament team that knocked off Vanderbilt last year and returned all its starters. The Saints couldn’t snag a win against Tennessee nor Oklahoma State nor even Wichita State at the Old Spice Classic. They also lost at Pittsburgh and [...]


What should be expected of this year’s version of the Siena College Saints? Preseason hype placed the Saints in the same stratosphere as many upper echelon teams. Their 0-3 record in the Old Spice Classic and struggles from the FT line (and from Senior Kenny Hasbrouck) have caused some Siena fans to lower their expectations drastically. [...]

2009 Old Spice Classic

ESPN has announced next year’s field for the 4th Annual Old Spice Classic. Iona will represent the MAAC Conference. The teams include: Alabama Baylor Creighton Iona Marquette Michigan No. 14 Xavier TBD Again another loaded field next year, good luck Iona, you’ll need it.

Team Update: Sunday

An appropriate 7:00 wake-up call began our last day in Orlando. After a brief breakfast and meeting the team met at the vans to drive over to the Milk House at about 8:30. The usual stretch and warm up, and our fifth game of the year had begun. The first ten minutes of the game [...]

Team Update: Saturday

Day five– our only full day in Orlando without a game. Most of the day was used to get the players some much needed rest. The coaches granted us a few extra hours of sleep and set breakfast for 10:00am. We departed for Jostens Center at 11:30 for a light practice at noon. Following practice [...]

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