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The Trentonian's Full-Court Press blog is back and improved. We'll keep you updated on everything you need to know about Rider and Princeton hoops as well as the college basketball landscape.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Rider to open MAAC slate against Siena at Alumni Gym

Rider begins its 2014-15 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference schedule on Sunday, Dec. 7 at home against Siena.

The MAAC revealed the league scheduled on Wednesday.

The MAAC traditionally plays two games is December in the midst of non-conference play. The Broncs travel to Iona on Dec. 10.

Once again, each school will play home and away against the other 10, making a 20-game conference schedule.

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Rider adds Kevin Noon to staff as DOB

Kevin Noon is coming home.

Rider head coach Kevin Baggett announced Thursday that the former manager-turned walk-on has been hired as the new director of basketball operations.

Noon, a Cherry Hill native, graduated from Rider in 2012, suiting up as a senior after spending the previous two years as a student manager.

"When I got the call from coach Baggett asking me if I was interested in the job here at Rider, it was a little bit of a surreal feeling," Noon said. "There's a little more passion for the place you can call home. Rider helped build me and help make me the coach I am right now and (will) continue to help me along that path."
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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Rider to face Michigan State in Orlando Classic

Jimmie Taylor is Rider's top returning scorer. The Broncs face Kansas and Michigan State in the same week.

The draw for the 2014 Orlando Classic made sure that Rider will have quite the Thanksgiving week.

The Broncs were placed in a quarterfinal game against Michigan State on Thanksgiving night with tip scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on ESPN2. The glamor game against the Spartans comes three days after Rider travels to Phog Allen Fieldhouse for an out-bracket Orlando Classic game against Kansas.

The rest of the quarterfinal matchups in Florida are as follows: Santa Clara/Tennessee; Kansas/Rhode Island and Marquette/Georgia Tech. Games are scheduled for Thursday, Friday and Sunday.

The Michigan State/Rider winner will play the Marquette/Georgia Tech survivor in one semifinal. The possibility of a Michigan State/Kansas final is in play.

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Rider women to play 8 of 10 non-league games on road

Lynn Milligan's Rider women will have to be road warriors in the non-conference portion of their schedule.

The Broncs will play eight of their 10 non-league contests away from Alumni Gymnasium, beginning Nov. 14 at Seton Hall. The game is part of the Preseason Women's NIT.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Rider announces 2014-15 non-conference schedule, will play at Kansas

A trip to one of college basketball's most historic venues and local bragging rights up for grab headline Rider's 2014-15 non-conference schedule, released by the school on Tuesday.

The Broncs visit Phog Allen Fieldhouse to play Kansas on Nov. 24 as part of the Orlando Classic. The remainder of the Orlando Classic -- formerly the Old Spice Classic -- takes place Nov. 27-30 in Florida. Other participants include: Michigan State, Georgia Tech, Marquette, Tennessee, Rhode Island and Santa Clara.

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Monday, April 21, 2014

Rider's McKenzie Second Team All-Met

MyNeshia McKenzie Second Team All-Met. Photo by JACKIE SCHEAR.

MyNeshia McKenzie racked up one more honor before graduation.

The senior forward for the Rider women’s basketball team was named to the All-Met Second Team for the second straight year when the teams were announced Monday by the Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association.

McKenzie, a 6-foot forward from Springfield, Pa., finished the season second in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference in scoring (19.5) and rebounding (11.1). She recorded 19 double-doubles and was also a first team all-league selection for the second consecutive season.
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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Rider officially adds Durham as third member of 2018 class

Rider head coach Kevin Baggett officially announced Anthony Durham as the third member of his 2018 recruiting class.

Durham, a 6-foot-3 guard from Philadelphia, spent last season at Putnam Science Academy, helping it to a 29-5 record and the No. 5 national ranking among prep schools. Durham averaged 16.6 points, 5.8 rebounds and 4.6 assists per game.

Prior to Putnam, Durham starred at Abington High School (Pa.), leading the Galloping Ghosts to the AAAA semifinals as a senior. He averaged 14.5 points and 7.3 assists per game.
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