Former Chess Champion Now The King Of Saint Mary's BackcourtThe pieces are all falling into place for the Saint Mary’s basketball team this season, and they’re falling to Jordan Ford’s side of the chess board – much to his teammates’ chagrin.
Saint Mary's Gives Coach Bennett Long-Term Contract ExtensionFor years Randy Bennett's name has cycled through the rumor mill as a candidate for bigger and better jobs, but it appears he has no plans to leave his head coaching post at St. Mary's College. The university announced they rewarded the 55-year-old with a 10-year contract extension that will run through the 2026-2027 season.
Saint Mary's Back In The Big DanceSaint Mary’s is back in the NCAA tournament after a four year absence. The Gaels earned a 7-seed and will play 10-seed VCU in Salt Lake City when the tournament tips off.
Matthew Dellavedova, Cavaliers Cheered On By Saint Mary's Teammates In NBA FinalsWhile Saint Mary’s College is a few miles away from the home of the Warriors, teammates of Matthew Dellavedova are cheering on his Cleveland Cavailers in the NBA Finals.
St. Mary's College Chasing Fifth NCAA Bid In Eight SeasonsBay Area residents generally don't think of St. Mary's College in Moraga as being a basketball powerhouse, but the Gaels basketball team is on the verge of making the NCAA Championship Tournament for the fifth time in eight seasons if they can make a good showing this week in the West Coast Conference tournament.
Saint Mary's Coach Bennett Gets 5-Game Suspension Saint Mary's coach Randy Bennett must serve a five-game suspension and won't be allowed to recruit off campus this season as the NCAA has upheld penalties against the successful mid-major program for recruiting violations.
Travel Tested Saint Mary’s Face Memphis In NCAA TournamentSaint Mary's has already spent plenty of time traveling. The Moraga school opened the tournament in Dayton, Ohio, on Tuesday, then made a quick trip north to Auburn Hills.
NCAA Punishes Saint Mary's For Men's Basketball Recruiting ViolationsThe NCAA has placed Saint Mary's on four years of probation for a "failure to monitor its men's basketball program," reducing scholarships and placing other penalties on the team after it said the perennial mid-major power committed several recruiting violations.
Bennett Builds Consistent Winner At Saint Mary'sAs the banners were unveiled celebrating Saint Mary's double conference title to kick off a Selection Sunday celebration, there were more fans on hand at McKeon Pavilion than the Gaels drew for games in coach Randy Bennett's first season at the school.
Saint Mary's Gives Bennett New 10-Year ContractSaint Mary’s coach Randy Bennett received a new 10-year contract Friday, keeping him at the successful mid-major school through 2021.