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Welcome back to the Trentonian's Full-Court Press blog. Yes, we're still alive, and with the 2015-16 season rapidly approaching, it's time to fire up the old blog for another season. Check back here throughout the year for updates on all things Rider and Princeton, including coverage of both the MAAC and Ivy League. Feel free to drop me a line on twitter @kj_franko ( or email

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

MAAC tournament moving back to Albany in 2015

The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference basketball tournament is returning to a familiar home.

The league announced Wednesday that starting in 2015 it’s moving the conference tourney back to the Times Union Center in Albany.

The MAAC has spent the past three seasons away from New York’s capital, hosting the event in Bridgeport, Conn., once and Springfield, Mass., the past two years.

Springfield will host the 2014 tournament.
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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Rider could link up with Notre Dame High's Josh Williams

Trentonian Photo/GREGG SLABODA. Notre Dame's Josh Williams could find a potential landing spot at Rider.

Rider coach Kevin Baggett may be picking up a recruit in his own backyard.

The Broncs have interest in Notre Dame High’s Josh Williams, and he could sign with the school, said his coach, Bob Turco, on Wednesday.

Williams has a few hurdles to clear if he wants to make the three-mile trip to Rider and might need a prep year, likely at St. Thomas More in Connecticut, Turco said, although the coach is hopeful that won’t be necessary.

Williams, who started at Trenton High before moving to Notre Dame, averaged 17.3 points per game as a senior for the Irish, scoring 20 or more 10 times.

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