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Purple exodus: Niagara’s transfer doldrums continue

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Well, at least new Niagara men’s basketball head coach Chris Casey will be able to start from scratch.

According to a variety of sources, Tahjere McCall, Malcolm Lemmons and T.J. Cline are all expected to transfer out of Lewiston, following in the footsteps…

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Nightmare at Niagara: Green, Tanksley to transfer

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According to Buffalo News’ Niagara basketball beat writer Bob DiCesare, the Purple Eagles’ worst nightmare is about to come true.

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Where are they now: Tyrone Lewis

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{video_photo_caption}Former Niagara great Tyrone Lewis has been a busy man in post-NU life.

College athletes come and go. Some are remembered for the moment, others leave a lasting impression.

Tyrone Lewis left a lasting impression. The Levittown,…

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Griffs lose control against Broncs on Canisius’ Senior Day

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As the regular season drew to a close with a heartbreaking loss—the Canisius Griffins will have to regroup before entering the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament. The Rider Broncs were sneaky in their come-from-behind win—quietly dominating…

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Local basketball stars Baron, Green up for Lou Henson Award

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Canisius’ Billy Baron and Niagara’s Juan’ya Green have been included in CollegeInsider.com’s 25 finalists for the Lou Henson Award, a honor given to Division I basketball’s…

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‘Win’ya’ too clutch for Niagara: A Green tribute - VIDEOS

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There’s hardly any question anymore as to who will get the ball on Niagara’s final possession. Juan’ya Green has given head coach Joe Mihalich no other choice.

The sophomore guard has repeatedly shown a flair for the dramatic, sinking contested…

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Tsuj’s Ten: Griffs plod to Baron’s 400th win

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Of Jim Baron’s 400 wins, I’m sure most were prettier than Thursday’s 64-60 win over Manhattan to set the milestone. The Buffalo News’…

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Tsuj’s Ten: Marauding the Motor City

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The Canisius Griffins aren’t accustomed to being “favorites.” When 2-11 Alcorn State rolled into the Koessler Athletic Center Thursday—carrying a seven-game losing streak—Jim Baron’s Griffins were expected to win handily.

Despite…

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Big 4 Basketball season preview: Niagara Purple Eagles

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Meet your 2014-2015 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference champions, the Niagara Purple Eagles.

Okay, I may be getting a little ahead of myself, but a conference championship two years from now is what Joe Mihalich’s squad is climbing toward. After finishing…

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Billy Baron granted immediate eligibility at Canisius

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According to the Canisius College Athletics Department, junior guard Billy Baron—a recent transfer from Rhode Island—will be eligible to play in the 2012-13…

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Two Barons are better than one

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In a surprising development, Billy Baron, the son of new Canisius College head coach Jim Baron, has decided to follow his father to Western New York.

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The attack of the ‘stache: Baron promises up-tempo style for Canisius

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Don’t let the fact that Jim Baron is 58-years-old with a bushy mustache mislead you; the new Canisius College men’s basketball head coach promises an entertaining brand of basketball.

“We like to play up-tempo, we like to push the ball, we…

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Bring on the Baron: Canisius fills head coaching vacancy

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It’s official. Announced in a press release today from the Canisius College Athletics Department, former Rhode Island Rams head coach Jim Baron has agreed to a five-year deal to coach the Canisius Griffins men’s basketball team. Baron replaces Tom Parrotta,…

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The way only a child can

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I walked out of Tom Parrotta’s house on Tuesday while his son Mikey and his friend were shooting hoops in the driveway.

“Are they done interviewing him?” the friend asked.

“Almost. Just finishing up.”

Then the friend…

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Life without Parrotta

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It’s been a busy week for Tom Parrotta. Last Friday, he paced the sideline at the MassMutual Center while coaching his Canisius Golden Griffins in the opening round of the conference tournament. By Sunday, his athletic director was holding a press conference…

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