Category Archives: Schedules

Ten road contests, Emerald Coast Classic highlight non-conference play for the Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks

In his fourth season as the head coach at Maryland-Eastern Shore, Bobby Collins has put together yet another tough non-conference slate that will challenge the Hawks from the outset.

PRINCESS ANNE, Md. — Bobby Collins is entering his fourth season as the head coach of the Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks in 2017-18, and he’s looking to get the team back into the post-season for the first time since 2014-15.

In Collins’ first year in Princess Anne, he guided the Hawks to a record of 18-15 overall, and a spot in the 2015 CollegeInsider.com Tournament. Despite an opening round loss to the High Point Panthers, the season was a success for the Hawks.

Fast forward to the 2017-18 season, and the Hawks are coming off back-to-back losing seasons. Last season, they took a step forward again, finishing sixth in the MEAC standings, and they advanced to the MEAC Tournament semi-finals.

Heading into this season, the Hawks are looking to build off of last year’s momentum, and contend for a MEAC title once more.

On the team’s official website, the Hawks have posted their 2017-18 schedule, which includes 15 non-conference contests. Coach Collins has assembled another tough slate of games that will test his players from the outset. Continue reading Ten road contests, Emerald Coast Classic highlight non-conference play for the Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks

Monday’s in the MEAC: Teams face tough non-conference slates, North Carolina Central reloads, and more

LeVelle Moton has reloaded the North Carolina Central Eagles for 2017-18, as they aim to defend their MEAC title. (Source: Alchetron)

CALGARY, Alta. — Another Monday has arrived, and with it comes more news from the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.

The 2017-18 season is another week closer, and things are slowly starting to fall into place for teams all across the country. Schedules are coming out, and we are getting a clearer picture as to how things will play out as the road to March Madness gets underway on November 10th.

A quiet week on the recruiting trail for the MEAC doesn’t mean there’s nothing to talk about.

From an intriguing home-and-home series to the defending champions reloading their roster, here’s how things are shaping up for the 2017-18 campaign.
Continue reading Monday’s in the MEAC: Teams face tough non-conference slates, North Carolina Central reloads, and more

Pair of MEAC teams featured in non-conference play for the Liberty Flames

Ryan Kemrite and the Liberty Flames will play host to a pair of teams from the MEAC during non-conference play in 2017-18. (Photo by Leah Seavers)

LYNCHBURG, Va. — Another day of the off-season is almost in the books, but not without more schedule releases across the country.

Four teams released their non-conference schedules on Wednesday, with the most notable coming from the VCU Rams. The Rams scheduled heavy this season, with contests against the likes of the North Florida OspreysVirginia CavaliersTexas Longhorns, and a trip to Maui for the Maui Invitational.

Other schools that released their non-conference schedules on Wednesday include the NJIT HighlandersGeorge Mason Patriots, and Liberty Flames.

As more teams release their schedules, we are then able to piece together schedules for other teams who have yet to announce their full slate of games. Nobody in the MEAC has officially released their non-conference schedules, but that doesn’t mean we don’t know some of the slated contests for the 2017-18 season.

On Wednesday, we learned that the Patriots and Flames will each play host to a pair of teams from the MEAC during the 2017-18 campaign. Continue reading Pair of MEAC teams featured in non-conference play for the Liberty Flames

Creighton to host Maryland-Eastern Shore on December 15th for first time

Junior big man Isaac Taylor and the rest of the Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks will look to pull off a big upset over Creighton when the two teams square off for the first time on December 15th. (Source: Maryland-Eastern Shore Athletics) (Header: ESPN)

OMAHA, Neb. — It’s the time of year where teams unveil their 2017-18 schedules, and what a time it is.

Some teams release their full schedules, while some release just their non-conference slates as they await their conference pairings for the upcoming season. Regardless, it means that the upcoming season is getting closer with each passing day.

While the vast majority of teams haven’t released their schedules, fans are able to catch a glimpse of what theirs could look like through the release of others. Especially for fans of smaller schools, like the Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks, schedule releases from power programs could yield a potential upset opportunity.

On Tuesday, the Creighton Bluejays took to Twitter to release their non-conference schedule. One of the games is against the aforementioned Hawks, and will take place in Omaha, Nebraska on December 15th. Continue reading Creighton to host Maryland-Eastern Shore on December 15th for first time

Michigan State and Indiana highlight Notre Dame’s 2017-18 non-conference basketball schedule

vs WV

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish released their 2017-18 non-conference schedule Thursday night, with a trip to East Lansing to take on the Michigan State Spartans  as a part of the ACC/Big 10 Challenge as the highlight.

Apart from what I am expecting to be another tough ACC conference schedule, Notre Dame will take a variety of past and new opponents in their non-conference slot.

Continue reading Michigan State and Indiana highlight Notre Dame’s 2017-18 non-conference basketball schedule

Three Can’t Miss Games for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in 2016-17

With a new-look squad in 2016-17, Head Coach Mike Brey will look to lead the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on another run come NCAA Tournament time. Before that, he has to weather a storm of tough games, both in non-conference and ACC play. (Source: Jason Getz - USA Today Sports)
With a new-look squad in 2016-17, Head Coach Mike Brey will look to lead the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on another run come NCAA Tournament time. Before that, he has to weather a storm of tough games, both in non-conference and ACC play. (Source: Jason Getz – USA Today Sports)

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are coming off a strong season that included another trip to the Elite 8, where they eventually fell to the North Carolina Tar Heels, 88-74.

Despite the preseason praise for the program, 2015-16 season started off slow, with early losses to both the Monmouth Hawks and Alabama Crimson Tide. But, the Fighting Irish built momentum after a win against the Duke Blue Devils inside Cameron Indoor Arena, and three straight victories that included the Tar Heels, the Clemson Tigers, and the Louisville Cardinals.

This year, the Irish are without 2nd Team All-ACC guard Demetrius Jackson, now with the Boston Celtics, and big man Zach Auguste, who signed as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers.

With that said, the ‘Golden Domers’ return an experienced roster with a variety of players who received valuable minutes last season.

The backcourt will be lead by senior captains Steve Vasturia and VJ Beachem, as well as junior Matt Ferrell who will assume the point guard role now with Jackson gone. Ferrell appeared in 28 games last season, with four starts in the NCAA tournament.

Look for sophomore guard Rex Pflueger to aid the Irish in perimeter shooting.

The front court will be lead by 6-5 forward Bonzie Colson, who has great quickness and toughness that more than make up for being an undersized forward.

With Auguste gone, the Irish will look for junior Martinas Geben to step up and take over the big man role. Geben has appeared in 38 games in his two years at Notre Dame. Another option at the forward position is sophomore forward Matt Ryan, who has the size to be a force inside while also possessing the ability to shoot the lights out. 

The Irish bring in a promising recruiting class in Temple Gibbs, Jack Mooney, and Canadian native Nikola Diogo, who was a teammate of Thon Maker. Look for Gibbs to see court time right away this year at the point guard position. Continue reading Three Can’t Miss Games for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in 2016-17