• Not ready to call it quits
    February 13, 2018
    Tarchee Brown doesn’t he want to hear his coach Bill Geitner remind him that he is a senior, and this is his final season with the Eastern Connecticut State men's basketball program.
  • CCC crown in sight for RWU
    February 06, 2018
    After ending its season last year once again in the Commonwealth Coast Conference tournament, Kelly Thompson, the coach of the Roger Williams women’s basketball team, felt her program needed to shift in a different direction.
  • Mass-Dartmouth looks to end LEC drought
    January 31, 2018
    Last season, Mass-Dartmouth found its way into the NCAA Tournament, even without winning the Little East Conference automatic bid. After 14 years in a row without a conference tournament title, the Corsairs are undefeated in conference play.
  • Hamilton finding the answers
    January 23, 2018
    Why not us? Why not this season? Why not this year? Those were the questions the Hamilton men's basketball team asked, and the answers have propelled the Continentals to an impressive start.
  • Youth movement fills Beacons with hope
    January 17, 2018
    Thirteen of the 18 players on Mass-Boston's roster are in their first year of college. Despite that youth -- or maybe because of it-- the Beacons are sitting atop the Little East Conference. Matt Noonan has their story in Around the Northeast.
  • Engineering a consistent run
    January 09, 2018
    Consistency, as any coach or player would tell you, is not easy to maintain, but somehow Larry Anderson’s MIT men's basketball program has found a way to remain consistent for quite some time, especially in a competitive NEWMAC.
  • Mark your calendar for these January games
    January 02, 2018
    With a new year comes some big and important contests, including a few crucial conference tilts, which could dictate the order of various league tournaments next month.
  • Salem State big winners from Big 4 Challenge
    December 07, 2017
    Each year Babson, Brandeis, Salem State and Tufts gather for a weekend tournament called the New England Big 4 Challenge. This year's tournament produced a surprise winner as Salem State scored two big wins. Matt Noonan reports from Medford for Around the Northeast.
  • Brown ready to fill big shoes at Endicott
    November 28, 2017
    Last season six seniors lifted Endicott to new heights including a national ranking and two NCAA tournament wins. To build on that success, someone has to take their place. So far sophomore Keith Brown is off to an excellent start.
  • Brandeis' sister act comes to a close
    February 21, 2017
    The final week of the regular season will have lots of great stories, but not all of them will involve conference playoffs. Brandeis will play its final game this weekend, bringing a special journey for sisters Noel and Paris Hodges to a close. Matt Noonan has more.
  • MIT women take a stand
    February 16, 2017
    President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration had an immediate impact on five members of the MIT community who were denied re-entry into the country in late January. The MIT women's basketball team decided to take a stand in support of those affected. Matt Noonan has their story in Around the Northeast.
  • Games to watch in final month
    February 07, 2017
    Believe it or not, we're already in the last month of the regular season. This week has lots of big games, including the rematch between Endicott and Roger Williams in the CCC. Matt Noonan highlights 10 games that will shape the postseason picture.
  • Babson women deserve a closer look
    January 24, 2017
    While the Babson men sit atop the Top 25, the Babson women have three losses and aren't ranked. Then again, two of those losses came to the top two teams in the country, so the Beavers deserve a closer look. Matt Noonan takes one in Around the Northeast.
  • Hackley and Nagle find "inspiración" abroad
    January 17, 2017
    Amherst's women's basketball players do great things on the court, but they also do very cool things off of it, like help communities in Costa Rica. Matt Noonan talks with Hannah Hackley and Jackie Nagel in Around the Region.
  • Rolling Warriors hungry for more
    January 10, 2017
    Last season ended in disappointment for Eastern Connecticut and this one didn't start much better. But the Warriors turned their season around and are rolling toward a showdown with Mass-Dartmouth. That plus an interesting Williams College-NBA connection in Around the Northeast.
  • High expectations in the Cards this season
    January 03, 2017
    While Tuesday's loss to Rhode Island College brought Wesleyan back to earth a little, there's no denying the Cardinals are off to a flying start. Matt Noonan checks in on Joe Reilly's squad as they get ready to enter NESCAC play.
  • Corsairs move from hunters to hunted
    December 06, 2016
    The offseason was a bit of a roller coaster for Mass-Dartmouth -- up when the Corsairs were picked as Little East Conference favorites, down when they lost their top returning player to season-ending injury. The Corsairs' 6-0 start puts them back on the rise and in a different role than usual.
  • 10 games to watch in December
    November 29, 2016
    Conference play doesn't get into full swing in the Northeast until the new year, but there's plenty to watch before the holidays arrive, including a potential Tufts/Babson battle on Sunday. Matt Noonan helps you set your viewing schedule in this week's Around the Northeast.
  • Flannery pushes Babson to excellence
    November 23, 2016
    Despite all the accolades, Babson All-American Joey Flannery keeps pushing for more. "This is his team, his program and he is ready to go," says Babson's coach. Matt Noonan has more on Flannery and his teammates in Around the Northeast.
  • Wheelock upset bid falls short
    March 02, 2016
    Clinging to a one-point lead late in the final session of an early December contest against Regis, the Wheelock women’s basketball team was seven seconds away from upsetting the eventual New England Collegiate Conference regular season and conference champions.
  • Eastern ready to face UMB again
    February 23, 2016
    Eastern Connecticut State claimed the Little East Conference regular season crown after the Warriors defeated UMass Boston this past weekend. Now they turn right around and face the Beacons again.
  • Nichols eyes 'a different outcome'
    February 16, 2016
    Tom Glynn's first season as head coach at Nichols saw the Bison win 20 games, continuing the trend the program set of late. But the team lost in the first round of the CCC tournament and with tourney time coming up, the Bison are looking to not repeat the early exit.
  • Eagles hustlin' their way atop NAC
    February 09, 2016
    The motto for Husson men’s basketball is ‘do more.’ And with four games left in the regular season, the Eagles are hoping to do just that, secure the top seed in the NAC tournament and advance to the big dance.
  • Wheaton on board in NEWMAC race
    February 02, 2016
    Kiley Shoemaker's rebounding has helped fuel the Lyons, who are looking to challenge Babson and return to the NCAA Tournament.
  • Losses light a fire under UNE
    January 26, 2016
    The Nor'easters have weathered the storm from two losses over the holidays in Puerto Rico and are continuing to blow through the CCC.
  • Transfers helping fill Babson's holes
    January 19, 2016
    Last year's Babson squad featured a bunch of seniors around All-America selection Joey Flannery. This time around, it's newcomer Isaiah Nelsen joining other recent transfers to keep the Beavers afloat.
  • Wildcats found their way out west
    January 12, 2016
    Johnson & Wales bounced back from a season-opening loss, made the quick adjustment and downed Lewis & Clark the next day. Since then, the Wildcats have been off and running.
  • How the Northeast stands entering 2016
    January 05, 2016
    As we enter the beginning of conference play, let’s check in on a few stories from around the Northeast that have occurred over the past few weeks.
  • Green Mountain men focused on ‘next play’
    December 08, 2015
    After starting their season with a setback to Keene State, the Green Mountain men’s basketball team has won six straight, including an exciting 91-81 victory against Colby-Sawyer – their first win against the Chargers since 1994-95.
  • Coaching a thousand games
    November 23, 2015
    Andy Yosinoff has been on the sidelines a long time at Emmanuel, even longer than the NCAA has recognized women's sports. But even after coaching 1,000 career games, his style is still to outwork the other team, on the floor and off.
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