Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament Set to Feature Three ECAC Teams November 21, 2013 SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - The 2013 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament will feature three Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) member institutions, as Fairfield University, Hofstra University and the College of the Holy Cross will take part in the eight-team tournament. The annual NCAA men’s exempt tournament sponsored by the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) will be Saturday, November 23 and Sunday, November 24 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut.... [Read More]
Adelphi University's Danny McCabe Appointed to ECAC Board of Directors November 20, 2013 CENTERVILLE, Mass. - Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Commissioner Dr. Kevin T. McGinniss and ECAC Board of Directors President Gene Doris announced today the appointment of Danny McCabe of Adelphi University to the ECAC Board of Directors. He will serve a four-year term. [Read More]
Rich Cavanaugh Announces Retirement as Head Football Coach at Southern Connecticut State University November 20, 2013 NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Rich Cavanaugh has announced his retirement as head football coach at Southern Connecticut State University, effective January 1, 2014. Cavanaugh has enjoyed an affiliation with the university since 1982 and served as head coach of the Owls' gridiron squad since 1985. [Read More]
Top Moments in ECAC History: 2002 ECAC Hockey Tournament Championship November 15, 2013 Heading into the 2002 ECAC Hockey Tournament, Cornell University and Harvard University were heading in opposite directions. The Big Red had just put the finishing touches on a 25-8-2 regular season and had outscored their opponents by 55 goals in the process. The Crimson on the other hand had dropped eight of their final 11 games, including a sweep at the 2002 Beanpot and a pair of road losses to conference foes Yale and Princeton. Moreover, Cornell had beaten Harvard four of the previous six times they... [Read More]
November 14, 2013 ECAC Mourns the Loss of Edgar Cartotto CENTERVILLE, Mass. - The Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) joins the rest of the college basketball community in mourning the loss of Edgar “Ed” Cartotto. Cartotto, a longtime member of the ECAC Officiating Bureau and the Collegiate Basketball Officials Association (CBOA), passed away last week.
November 13, 2013 ECAC to Partner with Madison Square Garden Holiday Festival presented by Advance Auto Parts and Honor Five Legends CENTERVILLE, Mass. – For the second consecutive year, the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) is partnering with the Madison Square Garden Holiday Festival presented by Advance Auto Parts, and will honor five legendary figures in collegiate athletics. The 2013 Holiday Festival will be held on Saturday, Dec. 7.
November 8, 2013 Top Moments in ECAC History: 1964 ECAC Holiday Festival Semifinal Just before the calendar turned from 1964 to 1965, six of the nation’s premiere college basketball teams descended upon New York City for the 13th annual ECAC Holiday Festival at Madison Square Garden. The tournament also featured the country’s two best players, as Princeton University’s Bill Bradley and University of Michigan’s Cazzie Russell were National Player of the Year candidates and both had participated in the 1964 Olympic Trials. After Bradley and the Tigers had knocked off Syracuse University and Russell and the Wolverines beat Manhattan College, it set up the matchup everyone in college basketball was hoping for.
November 1, 2013 Top Moments in ECAC History: Babson College Wins 1975 Men's Soccer National Championship In 1967, Bob Hartwell took over as the Head Men’s Soccer Coach at Babson College. Hartwell inherited a team that had gone winless in 1966 and won just 30-percent of its games during its first 14 years as a varsity sport. In just two seasons, Hartwell changed the culture at Babson, leading the men’s soccer team to its first postseason appearance in 1969 (NAIA District Playoffs) and the program’s first ever NCAA Tournament bid in 1973. Babson had emerged as a perennial playoff participant and after its first trip to the National Tournament, and it didn’t take long for the Beavers to achieve their ultimate goal.
October 31, 2013 ECAC Announces Partnership Renewal with All Worldwide Travel CENTERVILLE, Mass. - Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Commissioner Dr. Kevin T. McGinniss announced today that the conference has renewed its partnership agreement with All Worldwide Travel, an industry leader in collegiate athletics travel arrangements and accommodations.
October 25, 2013 Top Moments in ECAC History: St. Anselm's Hubie McDonough Wins 1985 Hobey Baker Award Heading into his junior season in 1984-1985, St. Anselm College’s Hubie McDonough was looking to build off a record setting sophomore season in which he was named the ECAC East Player of the Year. McDonough posted a career high 37 goals and was named an ECAC All-Star, Titan College Division All-American and New England Hockey Writers’ Association All-Star. After being recognized as one of the best collegiate hockey players in New England, McDonough had his eyes set on becoming one of the best in the country.
October 18, 2013 Amanda Sauer Becomes First Female On-Field Football Official in ECAC History CENTERVILLE, Mass. - When Amanda Sauer took the field as a side judge for the Erie Community College and Hudson Valley Community College football game on September 28, she became the first female on-field football official in the 75-year history of the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC).
October 18, 2013 Top Moments in ECAC History: Loyola University Maryland Wins 2012 Division I Men's Lacrosse National Championship The Loyola University Maryland Men’s Lacrosse team entered the 2012 season unranked in both the Nike/Inside Lacrosse Media Poll and the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Coaches Poll. Inside Lacrosse picked the Greyhounds as the 21st best team in the country and predicted they would finish in a tie for second place in the ECAC Lacrosse League. In response to his team’s initial ranking, coach Charley Toomey made his team run 21 sprints, one for each team picked to finish ahead of his. What ensued was a near perfect season en route to the 2012 NCAA Division I National Championship.
October 7, 2013 ECAC Announces Strategic Partnership With Corvias Campus Living CENTERVILLE, Mass. - Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Commissioner Dr. Kevin T. McGinniss announced today the conference has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Corvias Campus Living, a fully integrated development, construction and property management firm that offers housing solutions to higher education institutions across the country.
September 23, 2013 ECAC to Host Female Administrators at 2013 Convention CENTERVILLE, Mass. - The Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) will host the inaugural ECAC Female Administrator Social at 4:30pm on Monday, September 30, as part of the 25th Annual ECAC Convention and Trade Show at the Sea Crest Beach Hotel in North Falmouth, Mass. The initial gathering of female administrators within the ECAC is being held in celebration of 30 years of women’s championships within the Conference as well as the 30th presentation of the Katherine Ley Award.To attend the ECAC Female Administrator Social or to register for the 2013 ECAC Convention and Trade Show CLICK HERE and to view the full calendar of events CLICK HERE.
September 18, 2013 ECAC to Host Communications Symposium at 2013 Convention CENTERVILLE, Mass. - On Monday, September 30, the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) will host a Strategic Athletics Communication Symposium at the Sea Crest Beach Hotel in North Falmouth, Mass. as part of the 2013 ECAC Convention and Trade Show. Presenters at the symposium include members the NCAA Department of External Affairs, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) and the ECAC-Sports Information Directors Association (ECAC-SIDA). To register for the 25th Annual ECAC Convention and attend the Strategic Communications Symposium CLICK HERE.
September 17, 2013 Taylor Hooton Foundation to Present at the 2013 ECAC Convention CENTERVILLE, Mass. - The Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) is pleased to announce that on Tuesday, October 1, 2013, the Taylor Hooton Foundation will be presenting at the 25th Annual ECAC Convention and Trade Show at the Sea Crest Beach Hotel in North Falmouth, Mass. The Taylor Hooton Foundation’s mission is to interact with young students and influential adults to teach them about the realities of steroid and over the counter supplement abuse. The Foundation is currently partnered with dozens of sports organizations, ranging from Major League Baseball and the National Football League, to Little League Baseball and the World Anti-Doping Agency.
September 16, 2013 NCAA Inclusion Seminar to be Featured at 2013 ECAC Convention CENTERVILLE, Mass. - On Monday, September 30th, the ECAC welcomes all convention attendees to participate in the NCAA Inclusion Seminar on Physically Disabled Athletes. Chris Ruckdaschel, the NCAA Associate Director of Inclusion, will discuss inclusion efforts surrounding the educational and professional environments in intercollegiate athletics with his presentation titled “Serving Student-Athletes with Disabilities.” To register for the 2013 ECAC Convention CLICK HERE.
September 9, 2013 ECAC Adds Six Members for 2013-2014 Academic Year CENTERVILLE, Mass. - Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Commissioner Dr. Kevin T. McGinniss announced today the addition of six institutions to the Conference. Pennsylvania State University Harrisburg, Marymount University, Hood College, Arcadia University, Alfred State University and SUNY-Maritime College have been granted membership by the ECAC Board of Directors and will be eligible for all ECAC postseason play and awards effective immediately. With the addition of six institutions, the ECAC now has 311 member institutions competing in NCAA Divisions I, II and III.
September 6, 2013 ECAC Provides Discounted Convention Rate for Members of Rising Athletic Directors CENTERVILLE, Mass - Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Commissioner Dr. Kevin T. McGinniss announced today a discounted registration rate for members of Rising Athletic Directors, an organization whose mission is to enhance the careers of the next generation of collegiate athletic administrators, to attend the 25th Annual ECAC Convention and Trade Show at the Sea Crest Beach Hotel in North Falmouth, Mass. The convention will take place from Sunday, September 29th – Tuesday, October 1st. For more information on the ECAC Convention, please visit www.ecac.org/convention and for more information on Rising Athletic Directors, visit www.RisingAthleticDirectors.com.
September 5, 2013 Anosike and Della Donne Named 2013 ECAC Division I Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award Winners CENTERVILLE, Mass. - Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Commissioner Dr. Kevin T. McGinniss announced today that O.D. Anosike (Staten Island, NY) of Siena College and Elena Delle Donne (Wilmington, DE) of the University of Delaware have been named the Robbins/ECAC 2013 Division I Scholar Athlete Award winners. Anosike and Delle Donne will be recognized at the 2013 ECAC Honors Dinner, held in conjunction with the 25th Annual ECAC Convention and Trade Show that will be held September 29 - October 1 at the Sea Crest Beach Hotel in North Falmouth, Mass. The Honors Dinner is on Sunday, September 29 at 6:30pm. To register and attend the ECAC Honors Dinner, please visit ecac.org/convention.