During his 29 years as coach, Rankis compiled a 419-361 overall record that included winning the CUNYAC Championship in 2000 and making three appearances in the NCAA Division III Tournament (2000, 2006, 2009). Rankis also coached the team to two ECAC Metro Region Postseason Championships in 2003 and 2010.
HOUSTON, Texas. (NJCUGothicKnights.com) | New Jersey City University athletics Hall of Famer Bob Delaney `85, who recently received the University’s Presidential Medallion at its May 22 commencement ceremony, was center stage in the national spotlight on June 18 when he served as the referee for a nationally televised one-on-one charity basketball game between U.S. Senator Ted Cruz and comedian Jimmy Kimmel on ABC Television’s Jimmy Kimmel Live.
Jeff Jean-Baptiste was promoted to interim head men's basketball coach at Brooklyn College following one season as associate head coach. He replaces fellow Brooklyn alum, Rich Micallef, after four seasons at the helm of the program.
Following a national search, Emmanuel has appointed Danny Lawson as head men's basketball coach. Most recently an assistant coach at Endicott, Lawson becomes just the third head coach in the program's 17-year history.
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (NJCUGothicKnights.com) | Legendary National Basketball Association (NBA) referee Bob Delaney `85, who stepped down this fall as the League’s Vice President, Referee Operations and Director of Officials after a 30-year career with the League, will be awarded the Presidential Medallion when New Jersey City University holds its 2018 commencement ceremony on Tuesday, May 22 at the Prudential Center in Newark at 9:00 a.m. The event will be live streamed at njcu.edu/gradlive.
Emory University assistant basketball coach Kevin Sullivan has been named as a National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) 2017-18 Under Armour 30-under-30 honoree, recognizing a group of up and coming young coaches in men's college basketball.
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (NJCUGothicKnights.com) | New Jersey City University will hold an official meet and greet with Shawn Tucker, its new Associate Vice President and Director of Athletics, on Monday, April 30 at 4 p.m. in the lobby of the John J. Moore Athletics and Fitness Center, located at 110 Culver Avenue in Jersey City. There will be media availability prior to the event at 3:30 p.m.
The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) announced today the 2018 NABC Give Back Team, recognizing 10 men’s college basketball players for their outstanding community service efforts. Carnegie Mellon University senior Ryan Maha (West Mifflin, Pa.) was one of those 10 from a nominated list of student-athletes by college coaches and sports information directors across the country. The 2018 Give Back Team includes five student-athletes from NCAA® Division I and five from NCAA Division II and III and NAIA Division I and II.
By Ben Smith, Manchester University Marketing Writer
One year out, here came the folks from northeast Indiana, trekking east to a quiet suburb in the Shenandoah Valley few had likely ever spared a thought.
Senior Forward Chimaechi Ekekeugbor has been honored once again for his outstanding 2017-18 season with the Bearcats by being voted as the Division III Co-Player of the Year by the Met Basketball Writers Association.
GETTYSBURG, Pa. – Assistant Vice President for Athletics David Wright has announced the hiring of B.J. Dunne as the newest head men's basketball coach at Gettysburg College. Dunne was previously the head men's coach at Vassar College and takes over as the Bullets' leader following the retirement of long-time coach George Petrie.
BVU has announced that Todd Lorensen has been hired as its next head men's basketball coach, pending successful completion of a standard background check. Lorensen coached at Southwestern Community College in Iowa, leading the program to a NJCAA national title and a third-place finish the past two years.
Nebraska Wesleyan is bringing a trophy back to Lincoln as the Prairie Wolves men's basketball team claimed the program's first ever national championship with a 78-72 victory over UW-Oshkosh in the Division III men's basketball national championship game on Saturday night (March 17) at the Salem Civic Center in Salem, Virginia.
Adam Fravert, Brett Wittchow, Ben Boots and Jack Flynn combined for 63 points and 29 rebounds as UW-Oshkosh advanced to the final of the NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Championship with a 73-57 victory over Ramapo College (N.J.) on Friday (March 16) at the Salem Civic Center in Salem, Va.
Senior Spencer Williams, who is among the all-time leaders in scoring in the tradition-rich history of The College of Wooster men's basketball team, was named to the D3hoops.com All-Great Lakes Region First-Team, the popular website announced on Tuesday.
Baruch College and the CUNY Athletic Conference (CUNYAC) will be well represented with senior forward Chimaechi Ekekeugbor becoming the second Bearcat ever to play in the prestigious national all-star game (previously Granville Gittens 2015).
ALTOONA, Pa. – Penn State Altoona men’s basketball senior guard/forward Ishimeal Nance (Muscle Shoals, AL/Muscle Shoals) racked up another prestigious postseason award on Tuesday morning, when he was announced as having been voted to the third team of the D3hoops.com All-Great Lakes Region squad.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Penn State Altoona men's basketball's senior guard/forward Ishimeal Nance (Muscle Shoals, AL/Muscle Shoals) picked up yet another high profile recognition on Monday for his standout performance during the 2017-18 season, when he was announced as being selected to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Division III All-District team.