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Basketballs games against Canisius today and tomorrow canceled due to Covid

Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:45 am
by Eagle
Canisius (6-4) v Niagara (8-10), (MAAC 7-9), Fri, Feb 26 & Sat, Feb 27 (both games at 12 pm)

MAAC CHAMPIONSHIPS
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ
Mon, March 8 – Sat, March 13 (SAT) TBD

Canisius: "The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) announced Monday a number of changes to the men's basketball schedule in light of recent Covid-19 related issues around the league. With these changes, both of remaining the Canisius men's basketball MAAC series have been adjusted.

With this latest round of changes, the Golden Griffins are now scheduled to play at long-time rival Niagara on Feb. 26-27 in Lewiston, N.Y. Previously, Canisius was slated to close out the home portion of its 2020-21 regular season at home against Manhattan Feb. 26-27. As it currently stands, Canisius will not play Manhattan this year in the regular season.

Additionally, Canisius' final MAAC series on the schedule will be at Siena, with those two games scheduled to be played March 4-5 in Loudonville, N.Y. The 2021 Hercules Tires MAAC Men's Basketball Championship will start March 8 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J.

Game times and broadcast channels will be announced in the coming days as that information becomes available. The Griffs, winners in five of their last six games, are 6-4 overall and 6-4 in the MAAC after splitting a weekend series at Fairfield Feb. 19-20."


MAAC Standings as of 2/23/21
1. Monmouth, MAAC: 10-6, Overall: 10-7
2. Siena, MAAC: 9-3, Overall: 9-3
3. Saint Peter's, MAAC: 8-6, Overall: 11-8
4. Marist, MAAC: 8-8, Overall: 10-8
5. Niagara , MAAC: 7-9, Overall: 8-10
6. Canisius, MAAC: 6-4, Overall: 6-4
7. Fairfield, MAAC: 6-10, Overall: 6-15
8. Quinnipiac, MAAC: 6-7, Overall: 8-9
9. Iona, MAAC: 6-3, Overall: 8-5
10. Manhattan, MAAC: 5-9, Overall: 6-9
11. Rider, MAAC: 4-10 Overall: 4-13

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Re: Canisius v Niagara Fri, 2/28 & Sat, 2/29 @ Gallagher, Game Times TBD

Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:31 am
by le
Notice how the standings have been suddenly reversed in the last 2 days . Richard J. Ensor in his infinite wisdom has declared that the standings should be based on number of wins, not based on winning percentage ? So in essence, the MAAC is penalizing teams that were forced to cancel games due to Covid guidelines. Can anybody make all of this up? 2020 continues in 2021 .

Re: Canisius v Niagara Fri, 2/28 & Sat, 2/29 @ Gallagher, Game Times TBD

Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 4:51 pm
by jhart
Our website says the CC games are Feb 26 and 27.
Iona regular season is complete due to another pause.
That leave them with six wins.
They expect to be available for the tourney.

Re: Canisius v Niagara Fri, 2/28 & Sat, 2/29 @ Gallagher, Game Times TBD

Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2021 6:50 pm
by NewEnglander
le wrote: Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:31 am Notice how the standings have been suddenly reversed in the last 2 days . Richard J. Ensor in his infinite wisdom has declared that the standings should be based on number of wins, not based on winning percentage ? So in essence, the MAAC is penalizing teams that were forced to cancel games due to Covid guidelines. Can anybody make all of this up? 2020 continues in 2021 .
You can look at it another way which is what I like about it. The MAAC is rewarding teams that have made the effort to keep Covid under control in their programs in that they play most of their games.

Re: Canisius v Niagara Fri, 2/28 & Sat, 2/29 @ Gallagher, Game Times TBD

Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:12 pm
by jhart
I concur.
If you have had to shut down four times, the program doesn't have the buy in from all components: Coaches, players, staff and players.
Reap what you sow!

Re: Canisius v Niagara Fri, 2/26 & Sat, 2/27 @ Gallagher, both games at 12 pm

Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:28 am
by le
This is ridiculous, punishing kids for being kids under Fauci’s new world order. BTW, why is the MAAC the only league other than the IVY (shutdown ) to come up with this new ranking system? So I guess the logic is we should punish the 30 -50 million or so Americans who have all tested positive. Sorry guys, it’s nuts.

Re: Canisius v Niagara Fri, 2/26 & Sat, 2/27 @ Gallagher, both games at 12 pm

Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2021 4:51 pm
by jhart
Friday 7:30
Sat. 7:00

Basketballs games against Canisius today and tomorrow canceled due to Covid

Posted: Fri Feb 26, 2021 9:40 am
by Eagle
Men's Basketball 2/25/2021 11:25:00 PM

Men's Basketball Schedule Update
NIAGARA UNIV., N.Y. – The Niagara University men's basketball team's series with Canisius has been canceled due to COVID-19 protocol.

Niagara University is committed to the health and safety of the campus community during the pandemic and Niagara Athletics continues to follow all local, state, MAAC and NCAA guidelines.

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Re: Basketballs games against Canisius today and tomorrow canceled due to Covid

Posted: Fri Feb 26, 2021 2:50 pm
by Eagle
Canisius board reports that it was the Niagara team (player) that tested positive for Covid.

Re: Basketballs games against Canisius today and tomorrow canceled due to Covid

Posted: Fri Feb 26, 2021 4:23 pm
by le
Ok. Let the player player sit for 10 days. Next up.