ON CAMPUS A look at the area college sports scene

Monday, June 25, 2012

Quinnipiac's Gause transfers to Le Moyne

Quinnipiac freshman swingman Nate Gause has transfered to Le Moyne College.
The 6-foot-3 Gause spent last year at Quinnipiac University and joins the Dolphins with three years of eligibility remaining.
Nate Gause has transfered from
Quinnipiac to DII Le Moyne
With the Bobcats, Gause appeared in 22 games off the bench as Quinnipiac went 18-14 and appeared in the College Basketball Invitational. He registered 3.5 points and 1.3 rebounds in 10.3 minutes per contest.

He reached double-figures in three games, including a season-best 14 at American University on November 22. As a senior at Poughkeepsie High School, Gause was named the Poughkeepsie Journal Player of the Year after averaging 23 points, nine rebounds and three blocks per game for the 21-1 Pioneers, while earning all-league, all-section and all-state honors.

Le Moyne, a member of the NE-10 plays against SCSU so fans of Gause will get another chance to see the flashy guard play.
Gause was anther of many enigmatic players to come and go quickly from the Bobcats' fold. He had natural scoring ability but at times seemed lost defensively.
Gause's outside shot was also inconsistent.
My guess is that he'll be a Division II star at Le Moyne but probably would have never made a major impact at Quinnipiac.
Gause was also one of four players to named in an on-campus assault case before the season started at Quinnipiac. He received accelarated probation for his charges.

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Friday, June 8, 2012

Yale's Mangano and Willhite continue NBA tour

With the NBA draft approaching on June 28, a pair of Bulldogs are working to boost their professional resumes.

Mangano, a 6-10 post player with a deft outside touch, is regarded as a possible second-round selection. He has appeared on some mock drafts.

But Jones feels that if Mangano isn’t selected, it could be the best thing for him.
Reggie Willhite/Yale photo

“If he doesn’t get picked he becomes a free agent and then he has the pick-and-choose option where he can decide where he feels he has the best chance of making a roster,” Jones said.

Jones said that Mangano has already worked out in a couple of NBA camps. He has workouts planned with the Los Angeles Lakers, Clippers and the Boston Celtics beginning on June 17. He is also scheduled to work out for the Bucks and the Jazz.

If Mangano doesn’t get selected, he could reach a free-agent deal immediately after the draft is concluded.

“I’ve called the Celtics and the Sixers to set up things for Greg,” Jones said. “None of the general managers have called me, but I believe they don’t do that because they know that all they’d hear is someone trying to sell their player. They’ve probably called (other Ivy League coaches) to talk to them about Greg.”

Willhite, a 6-4, first-team All-Ivy selection, worked out for the Celtics on June 1, and Jones was told that his former swingman posted the second-best conditioning score in the history of the team. Willhite is certainly a candidate for the NBA D-League which produced Jeremy Lin last season. He is an explosive leaper and defensive wizard.

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Thursday, June 7, 2012

3 Yale games highlight NBC Sports football schedule

NEW YORK and PRINCETON, N.J. -- Ivy League football will return to the national spotlight this fall with seven games to be televised on the NBC Sports Network and one game to be aired on the CBS Sports Network. The eight-game package comes on the heels of the Ivy League and the NBC Sports Group announcing a two-year renewal of their national television rights agreement for football, men's basketball and men's lacrosse games last month.
The Ivy League's seven games on the NBC Sports Network are part of NBC Sports' combined coverage to televise 32 college football games during the 2012 season. The first Ivy telecasts air on the NBC Sports Network on Saturday, Sept. 22, when Cornell hosts Yale at 1 p.m. ET followed by defending champion Harvard at Brown at 4:30 p.m. ET.
The League will also have a presence on the CBS Sports Network with the Bucknell at Harvard game on Saturday, Oct. 13, slated for a 3:30 p.m. kickoff.
NBC Sports' college football studio team of Liam McHugh, Doug Flutie and Hines Ward will provide pre- and post-game coverage on NBC and/or NBC Sports Network every Saturday of the college football season. Game commentators will be announced closer to the start of the season.
The NBC Sports Network, previously branded as VERSUS, has televised 17 Ivy League football matchups featuring all eight schools over the past four seasons.

Schedule subject to change; all times ET

Saturday, Sept. 22
Yale at Cornell, 1 pm
NBC Sports Network

Saturday, Sept. 22
Harvard at Brown, 4:30 pm
NBC Sports Network

Saturday, Sept. 29
Penn at Dartmouth, Noon
NBC Sports Network

Saturday, Oct. 13
Brown at Princeton, Noon
NBC Sports Network

Saturday, Oct. 13
Bucknell at Harvard, 3:30 pm
CBS Sports Network

Saturday, Oct. 20
Penn at Yale, Noon
NBC Sports Network

Saturday, Nov. 10
Harvard at Penn, Noon
NBC Sports Network

Saturday, Nov. 17
Yale at Harvard, Noon
NBC Sports Network

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Penn State's Loxsom, Mount St. Mary’s FitzSimons compete at NCAAs

Hamden’s Tom FitzSimons is in 17th place after the first day of the decathlon at the NCAA Division I Track and Field Championships.
Tom FitzSimons/Mount St. Mary's photo
FitzSimons, a senior at Mount St. Mary’s, has 3,749 points after competing in the 100 meters, long jump, shot put, high jump and 400. He had the sixth-best time of 48.30 seconds in the 400, which was good for 876 points.
FitzSimons was eighth in the 100 with a time of 11.02, earning him 856.
Boise State senior Kurt Felix leads the competition with 4,187.
The decathlon will conclude today with the 110 hurdles, discus, pole vault, javelin and 1,500 meters.
New Haven’s Cas Loxsom, a junior at Penn State, failed to qualify for the finals in the men’s 800 meters.
The former Wilbur Cross star finished third in his preliminary heat with a time of 1:46.85.
The top two finishers in each heat advance to the final.
If Loxsom were in the third heat, he would have posted the winning time and advanced to Friday’s final.
Loxsom has qualified for the U.S. Olympic trials in the 800 later this month.

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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Yale hurlers Ludwig, Becker selected for Major League Draft

Yale pitchers Pat Ludwig and Nolan Becker were among six players with state ties selected in the Major League Baseball draft on Tuesday.

Yale's Pat Ludwig/Yale photo

Ludwig, a senior right-hander, went to the Pirates in the 10th round. He is the seventh Yale player selected within the first 10 rounds and the highest since Ryan Lavarnway went in the sixth round in 2008. Becker, a 6-foot-6 junior lefty, was taken by the Reds in the 11th round.He bolstered his stock by striking out 16 in seven innings against Brown on the final day of the season.

The draft, which began Monday, concludes today with rounds 16-40.

Other players taken from Connecticut on Tuesday were Berlin’s Matt Carasiti, a junior RHP at St. John’s (sixth round, Rockies). Also drafted were a pair of UConn products in L.J. Mazzilli, a junior 2B from Greenwich, and junior RHP Scott Oberg. Mazzilli, the son of ex-major leaguer Lee Mazzilli, went to the Twins in the ninth round; Oberg was a 15th-round pick of the Rockies.

James Campbell, a junior RHP at Stony Brook, went to the Dodgers in the 12th round. A Bridgeport resident, Campbell attended St. Joseph in Trumbull and was the most outstanding player of the America East tournament.

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Saturday, June 2, 2012

LSU and Fico eliminated; Sacred Heart baseball falls

Fico falls in CWS
AP photo/Rachele Fico delivers
in the first inning against Arizona State
Alix Johnson belted a three-run homer in the third inning to lead defending champion Arizona State over LSU 6-0 in an elimination game Saturday night in the Women’s College World Series.
The defeat knocked LSU out of the tournament. Oxford’s Rachele Fico took the loss on the mound for the Tigers (40-25). She fanned two in 4 2/3 innings finishing the season with a 20-12 mark.
It wraps up an unbelievable season for Fico who finished second in the nation in ERA in the regular season.
Fico will be back next year and without fellow Tiger Brittany Mack, she will see a boatload of action on the mound for LSU which figures to be one of the nation's best teams.
LSU won its first game of the day as A.J. Andrews scored on an infield fly in the sixth inning to lead the Tigers to a 1-0 win over South Florida Saturday .
The only two unseeded teams in the tournament, LSU (40-24) and South Florida (50-14) were locked in a pitcher’s duel.
Hit by a pitch to start the sixth, Andrews moved to third after a long fly ball from Ashley Langoni bounced off center fielder Janine Richardson’s glove at the warning track.

SHU ousted in NCAA baseball
AP photo/Seymour's John Murphy tags out a UNC-Wilimington
runner trying to steal second base in Saturday's NCAA game.
Drew Farber homered and drove in five runs, and Travis Bradley pitched into the seventh inning to help UNC Wilmington beat Sacred Heart 13-4 on Saturday in an elimination game in the Raleigh Regional.

Farber had four hits, including his three-run homer in the eighth for the third-seeded Seahawks (39-22). That was one of five home runs for UNC Wilmington, including back-to-back shots from Tyler Molinaro and Andrew Cain in the fourth.
UNC Wilmington finished with 17 hits.
Bradley (1-1) earned the win, allowing seven hits and four runs in 6 2-3 innings.
Seymour’s John Murphy and Rocco Gondek each drove in two runs for the fourth-seeded Pioneers (25-32), including Gondek’s two-run shot in the seventh.
Murphy is just one of several area products on the NEC champions.

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Friday, June 1, 2012

Mail Bag: Horwitz, Callaghan, Remington and those SCSU Owls

Here’s a look at this week’s mailbag:
Former Amity star Allie Horwitz wrapped up an amazing career at Amherst College.

Allie Horwitz

 She was a two-sport All-American earning the honors in both soccer and lacrosse.

Ian Remington
Washington College sophomore outfielder Ian Remington, of Guilford, batted .264 with 12 RBIs on the season.
He scored a career-high 22 runs and stole 10 bases, a personal-best. He had four two-hit games.
In 60 career games, 50 starts, he is batting .335 with 25 RBI. He has scored 42 runs on 56 hits and stolen 16 bases.

SCSU softball
The honors keep rolling in for SCSU softball star Brittany Bucko and coach Lisa Barbaro.

The Owls reached the College World Series for the first time this year and five Owls received ECAC honors.
Bucko was also named as the ECAC Player of the Year, while Barbaro earned the nod as Coach of the Year.

Bucko produced one of the finest offensive seasons in program history in 2012. On the field, she was named an All-American by both Daktronics (First-Team) and the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (Third-Team). Bucko was also named the Regional Player of the Year by Daktronics and was the Northeast-10 Conference Player of the Year. She closed the year batting .394 with 19 home runs, 38 RBI and 69 runs scored. She also recorded 17 stolen bases, a .466 on-base percentage and a .772 slugging percentage.
Earning All-ECAC honors were Kristin Whitley, Alyssa Downs, Kate Hoffman and pitcher Jayme Larson.

Larson went 26-5 with one save and a 1.79 earned run average. Her 26 wins, 36 appearances and 152 strikeouts were all single-season records. During the regular season, Larson led the league in ERA and was third in wins, while also ranking No. 10 in strikeouts. She is the SCSU single-season and career leader in wins, strikeouts, shutouts, complete games, saves and innings pitched.

Mike Callaghan

Former Hand-Madison standout Michael Callaghan has been named one of the captains for the Wesleyan basketball team for the 2012-2013 season. Mike earned All NESCAC (New England Small Athletic Conference) second team as well as NESCAC and D3 Hoops.Com player of the week honors during this past season. Wesleyan finished the season 20-6 breaking the school record for victories in a season.

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