American Eagles

15-15

Team Snapshot
Points Per Game 72.0 183rd
Rebounds Per Game 33.8 257th
Assists Per Game 13.4 173rd
Points Allowed 69.0 Tied-110th
2018-19 Patriot Standings
TEAM CONF OVR
Colgate 13-5 24-11
Bucknell 13-5 21-12
Lehigh 12-6 20-11
American 9-9 15-15
Army 8-10 13-19
Navy 8-10 12-19
Lafayette 7-11 10-20
Boston University 7-11 15-18
Loyola (MD) 7-11 11-21
Holy Cross 6-12 16-17

American Eagles News

  • Official Site of the AAC: USF's Late Goal Downs Auburn to Highlight Five-Win Opening Night

    USF 2, Auburn 1
    No.18/14 USF defeated Auburn 2-1 Thursday night with a game-winning goal delivered by Sydny Nasello in the last twenty seconds of the game. With the threat of overtime looming, Nasello sealed the victory for the Bulls in the 90th minute after Sabrina Wagner worked the ball to the inside of the field, setting Nasello up to seal the game with a shot that sailed above the Auburn keeper.

    USF took an early lead when all-time leading scorer Evelyne Viens scored her first goal of this season on a pass from Nasello in the fourth minute.

    USF 2, Auburn 1
    No.18/14 USF defeated Auburn 2-1 Thursday night with a game-winning goal delivered by Sydny Nasello in the last twenty seconds of the game. With the threat of overtime looming, Nasello sealed the victory for the Bulls in the 90th minute after Sabrina Wagner worked the ball to the inside of the field, setting Nasello up to seal the game with a shot that sailed above the Auburn keeper.

    USF took an early lead when all-time leading scorer Evelyne Viens scored her first goal of this season on a pass from Nasello in the fourth minute.

  • Official Site of the AAC: American Names Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Award Winners

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Commissioner Mike Aresco has announced the 25 student-athletes who have been recognized with 2016-17 Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Awards. The selections are made by the conference's Faculty Athletic Representatives.

    The Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Awards are given to a student-athlete in each American Athletic Conference-sponsored sport based on academic credentials, athletic accolades and performances, and volunteer service to the community. Student-athletes who have attained junior academic standing and a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.00 are eligible.

    The 2016-17 honorees include SMU's Semi Ojeyele, who was named in 2017 as The American's Men's Basketball Player of the Year and Scholar-Athlete of the Year before being drafted by the Boston Celtics.

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Commissioner Mike Aresco has announced the 25 student-athletes who have been recognized with 2016-17 Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Awards. The selections are made by the conference's Faculty Athletic Representatives.

    The Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Awards are given to a student-athlete in each American Athletic Conference-sponsored sport based on academic credentials, athletic accolades and performances, and volunteer service to the community. Student-athletes who have attained junior academic standing and a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.00 are eligible.

    The 2016-17 honorees include SMU's Semi Ojeyele, who was named in 2017 as The American's Men's Basketball Player of the Year and Scholar-Athlete of the Year before being drafted by the Boston Celtics.

  • Official Site of the AAC: American Stories: Top Recruiting Class Brings Championship Hopes to Memphis

    It didn't take Penny Hardaway long to show what he can do as a recruiter. Now, a talented Memphis team has its sights set on championship hardware

    by Dick Weiss for TheAmerican.org

    Penny Hardaway may not yet have the coaching pedigree of a John Calipari of Kentucky or Mike Krzyzewski of Duke, but he is on the fast track to become one of the best recruiters in the country.

    Hardaway was an iconic legend Memphis long before he became the head coach at his alma mater two years ago.

    It didn't take Penny Hardaway long to show what he can do as a recruiter. Now, a talented Memphis team has its sights set on championship hardware

    by Dick Weiss for TheAmerican.org

    Penny Hardaway may not yet have the coaching pedigree of a John Calipari of Kentucky or Mike Krzyzewski of Duke, but he is on the fast track to become one of the best recruiters in the country.

    Hardaway was an iconic legend Memphis long before he became the head coach at his alma mater two years ago.

  • Official Site of the AAC: Matchups Announced for American Athletic Conference/SEC Alliance

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The American Athletic Conference and Southeastern Conference (SEC) revealed the matchups for their men's basketball nonconference scheduling alliance set to begin in the 2019-20 season.

    Four teams from each league will square off in nonconference play in home-and-home series starting this season. Times for each matchup will be determined by the schools.

    Memphis takes on Georgia at FedExForum while Wichita State hosts Ole Miss at Koch Arena. Houston heads to South Carolina and SMU goes to Vanderbilt. Return matchups will take place in the 2020-21 season.

    2019 American/SEC Alliance Matchups
    Georgia at Memphis - Jan.

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The American Athletic Conference and Southeastern Conference (SEC) revealed the matchups for their men's basketball nonconference scheduling alliance set to begin in the 2019-20 season.

    Four teams from each league will square off in nonconference play in home-and-home series starting this season. Times for each matchup will be determined by the schools.

    Memphis takes on Georgia at FedExForum while Wichita State hosts Ole Miss at Koch Arena. Houston heads to South Carolina and SMU goes to Vanderbilt. Return matchups will take place in the 2020-21 season.

    2019 American/SEC Alliance Matchups
    Georgia at Memphis - Jan.

  • Official Site of the MAC: CMU Announces Salmon as Head Softball Coach

    Story Courtesy of Central Michigan Sports Information

    MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. - McCall Salmon is fully aware that she is replacing a legend.

    "I've got some big shoes to fill," said McCall, who was named to head the Central Michigan softball program on Thursday and was introduced at a press conference on Friday by Zyzelewski Family Associate Vice President/Director of Athletics Michael Alford at the John G. Kulhavi Events Center. "I'm excited and I'm ready to jump in to those shoes."

    Salmon replaces legendary Margo Jonker, who became an iconic name in college softball in the 40 years that she led the Chippewa program.

  • Hustle Belt: Buffalo SG C.J. Massinburg joins Brooklyn Nets for NBA Summer League

    Less than 24 hours after the NBA Draft concluded at the Barclays Center, C.J. Massinburg discovered his first NBA home. Coincidentally, that exact building houses the franchise that signed Massinburg on Friday evening.

    The Brooklyn Nets added the former Buffalo Bulls shooting guard to their NBA Summer League roster. In college, Massinburg was instrumental in elevating Buffalo's program to new heights. During his junior and senior seasons, Massinburg propelled the Bulls past Arizona and Arizona State in the first rounds of the NCAA Tournament, securing Buffalo's first and second-ever March Madness wins.

    I asked God to take over as a kid.

  • Official Site of the AAC: American Athletic Conference Releases 2019-20 Men's Basketball Schedule Pairings

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The American Athletic Conference has announced the men's basketball league schedule pairings for the 2019-20 season.

    Every team in The American plays seven of its 11 conference opponents twice and the other four opponents once - two at home and two on the road.

    The American is the only major conference in the country to return all of its individual on-court award winners from the 2018-19 season. The 2019-20 top-returners include Player of the Year Jarron Cumberland (Cincinnati), Freshman of the Year Alexis Yetna (USF), Coach of the Year Kelvin Sampson (Houston), Defensive Player of the Year Laquincy Rideau (USF), Sixth Man of the Year DeJon Jarreau (Houston) and Most Improved Players of the Year Josh Carlton (UConn) and Nate Pierre-Louis (Temple).

  • Hustle Belt: 2019-20 MAC Women's Basketball Early Preview and Coach Interview

    The Miami RedHawks had a really good year last season. One that saw them on the edge of making the NCAA Tournament as an at-large bid. Megan Duffy decided to move on, so now for the third time in four years the players will have to adjust to a new head coach. That makes accurately predicting the up-coming season impossible. Let's be honest, most predictions are a bit of crap shoot to begin with. What I can do is look at returning talent. Check. Miami has that. Look to see if there are players that could potentially step up, check, they have that, too.

  • Official Site of the MAC: Toledo Inks Kowalczyk Through 2023-24 Season

    Story Courtesy of Toledo Sports Information

    Toledo, Ohio - The University of Toledo and head men's basketball coach Tod Kowalczyk have reached an agreement that extends Kowalczyk's contract through the 2023-24 season, UToledo Vice President and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Mike O'Brien announced today.

    "Our men's basketball program continues to thrive under Tod's leadership," O'Brien said. "His teams have consistently been among the elite programs in the Mid-American Conference, and we look forward to even greater success in the future. Just as importantly, Tod cares about his players as student-athletes, establishing an academic culture that is also at the top of the MAC.

  • Official Site of the MAC: Central Michigan Falls to Miami in NCAA Regionals

    STARKVILLE, Miss. - One of the very best seasons in Central Michigan baseball history came to an end on Sunday, as the Chippewas bowed to Miami (Fla.), 18-3, in an NCAA regional elimination game at Mississippi State's Dudy Noble Field.

    The Chippewas finished 47-14, tying the 1988 team for the most victories in program history.

    Under first-year coach Jordan Bischel, the Chippewas took the Mid-American Conference by storm, winning both the regular-season and tournament titles, completing the sweep for the first time.

    The league tournament championship and resulting NCAA Tournament berth were CMU's first since 1995, and the Chippewas' 6-5 victory over Miami on Friday was the program's first win in the NCAA Tournament since 1988.

  • Hustle Belt: NCAA Baseball Starkville Regional: Preview/How to Watch Central Michigan vs Miami

    Just when you thought you could focus your sporting attention to the professional ranks of the NBA and NHL, here comes the NCAA baseball tournament to make you think otherwise. Your MAC fandom should be placed squarely behind the Central Michigan Chippewas as they take on the Miami-Florida Hurricanes at 8PM tonight in the Starkville, MS regional opener for both squads.

    CMU, your MAC tourney champion, enters the tournament for the first time since 1995 fresh off a MAC regular-season and MAC tourney title. Miami, a baseball blue blood, is making their first regional appearance since 2016, after 44 consecutive tournament berths, 30 regional titles (also an NCAA record), and four national titles.

  • Official Site of the MAC: Rockets Fall to Kentucky in NCAA First Round

    Friday's Scoreboard
    Toledo 2, Kentucky 7
    Kent State 0, Liberty 4 Stories Courtesy of MAC Sports Information

    Toledo 2, Kentucky 7
    Box Score
    Lexington, Ky. - The Toledo softball team opened the NCAA Lexington Regional today with a 7-2 loss to Kentucky.

    Toledo took a 2-0 lead in the first inning on five consecutive singles, but the Wildcats countered with four runs in the bottom of the first and added three more in the fifth to clinch the victory.

  • Official Site of the MAC: Rockets Set for Matchup Against Kentucky

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    Story Courtesy of Toledo Sports Information

    Toledo, Ohio - The Toledo softball team (29-26) will face No. 14 seed Kentucky (33-22) at 2:30 p.m. this Friday (ESPN3) in Lexington, Ky. in first-round regional action of the 2019 NCAA Softball Championships. This is Toledo's first appearance in the tournament since 1992.

    The Rockets are coming off a weekend in which they won the first Mid-American Conference Tournament title in program history. Toledo won six games in the tournament as the No.

  • Official Site of the MAC: MacDonald Named Head Coach at Central Michigan

    Story Courtesy of Central Michigan Sports Information

    MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich -- Central Michigan announced on Thursday that Christine MacDonald has been selected as the new head coach of the gymnastics program.

    MacDonald recently completed her 25th season as a member of the CMU coaching staff after being a student-athlete for the Chippewas from 1988-91 and a student coach in 1992. During her time at Central Michigan, MacDonald has been a part of 15 Mid-American Conference Championships and 16 NCAA Regional Championship appearances.

    "After an extensive search, it was clear that Christine's the right person to lead this program and return it to a top-25 program," Zyzelewski Family Associate Vice President/Director of Athletics Michael Alford said.

  • Official Site of the MAC: CMU Head Coach Margo Jonker Announces Retirement

    Story Courtesy of Central Michigan Sports Information

    MOUNT PLEASANT - Central Michigan softball head coach Margo Jonker announced her retirement on Monday, leaving as one of the greatest head coaches in NCAA Division I softball history.

    "It has been an amazing 40 seasons and I will really miss working with these fantastic student-athletes, but it is time for me to step aside and let someone else be the gatekeeper for this program," Jonker said. "It is never easy to leave something you love but I am so thankful to have so many amazing memories.

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