Marist Red Foxes

Are part of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC), were established in 1929, and their home arena is McCann Arena, Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York.
Marist Red Foxes

Nestled in the picturesque town of Poughkeepsie, New York, the Marist Red Foxes basketball team stands as a symbol of athletic tenacity and communal unity in the NCAA. Their journey, stretching over decades, paints a vivid picture of a team that has not only competed but has thrived through challenges, driven by a spirit of resilience and unwavering teamwork. The narrative of the Marist Red Foxes is more than just a story of a basketball team; it’s a chronicle of a community’s passion, a coaching philosophy deeply rooted in collective effort, and a history rich in both challenges and triumphs.

Intriguing Facts About the Marist Red Foxes

Delving into the lesser-known facets of the Marist Red Foxes reveals a team rich in history and character. Their journey in NCAA basketball includes notable postseason appearances, marking two ventures into the NCAA Tournaments and two into the National Invitation Tournaments, albeit with mixed results.

The team’s origins date back to 1961 under coach George Sturba, marking a humble beginning to what would become a storied program. Over the years, Marist has claimed multiple Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference championships, showcasing their early dominance. The team’s roster over the years has been graced by standout players like Jared Jordan and Will Whittington, who have left indelible marks on its history. Additionally, the team culture extends beyond the court, fostering strong bonds and unique traditions, such as their pregame ‘Sweet Caroline’ ritual, symbolizing their tight-knit community spirit.

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The Historical Tapestry of the Marist Red Foxes

From its inception in 1961, the Marist Red Foxes’ basketball program has undergone a transformative journey. Coaches like Ron Petro and Dave Magarity played pivotal roles in steering the team through various conferences, navigating the evolving landscape of college basketball. These periods were marked by a gradual building of reputation, moving from early struggles to achieving competitive respectability. This historical tapestry is not just about wins and losses; it’s a reflection of the team’s growing identity and the laying of a foundation for future successes.

The Golden Era

The mid-2000s under coach Matt Brady signified a golden era for the Red Foxes. This period was characterized by deep roster strength and a coaching philosophy emphasizing collective effort and shared success. The team clinched their first regular-season conference title since 1987 during this era, a testament to their hard work and team unity. This era’s significance lay not just in its achievements but also in fostering a profound team spirit and a significant connection with the fan base, elements that became the hallmark of the Red Foxes’ basketball program.

Legendary Figures in Marist Red Foxes History

Over the years, Marist basketball has been shaped by influential figures such as coaches Ron Petro, Dave Magarity, and Matt Brady, and players like Jared Jordan and Will Whittington. Each of these individuals has left a unique imprint on the program, contributing to the rich tapestry of Marist’s basketball history. Their contributions extend beyond wins and losses, encapsulating the essence of leadership, skill, and the spirit of sportsmanship.

A Game to Remember

Among the most memorable moments in recent history was the thrilling overtime victory against Siena, clinching the regular season conference title. This game exemplified not just the team’s skill and resilience but also its unity and collective determination. The victory and the electric atmosphere of the game underscored the deep connection between the team and its supporters, highlighting the significance of community in collegiate sports.

Marist Red Foxes [year] Schedule

Regular Season

Week Date Opponent Result
Week 1 Date: Mon 06/11/2023 Opponent: Army Black Knights Result: W 71-55
Week 1 Date: Sat 11/11/2023 Opponent: UMBC Retrievers Result: W 65-59
Week 2 Date: Sat 18/11/2023 Opponent: Binghamton Bearcats Result: L 59-82
Week 3 Date: Tue 21/11/2023 Opponent: New Hampshire Wildcats Result: L 71-74
Week 3 Date: Sat 25/11/2023 Opponent: Bucknell Bison Result: W 73-49
Week 4 Date: Wed 29/11/2023 Opponent: Iona Gaels Result: W 68-64
Week 4 Date: Sun 03/12/2023 Opponent: Manhattan Jaspers Result: W 70-56
Week 5 Date: Sat 09/12/2023 Opponent: Dartmouth Big Green Result: W 63-53
Week 6 Date: BYE Opponent: BYE Result: BYE
Week 7 Date: Mon 18/12/2023 Opponent: Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks Result: W 76-52
Week 7 Date: Fri 22/12/2023 Opponent: Notre Dame Fighting Irish Result: L 56-60
Week 8 Date: Sat 30/12/2023 Opponent: Lehigh Mountain Hawks Result: L 58-65
Week 9 Date: Sun 07/01/2024 Opponent: Fairfield Stags Result: L 61-82
Week 10 Date: Fri 12/01/2024 Opponent: Quinnipiac Bobcats Result: L 55-66
Week 10 Date: Sun 14/01/2024 Opponent: Rider Broncs Result: W 83-60
Week 11 Date: Fri 19/01/2024 Opponent: Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers Result: L 48-65
Week 11 Date: Sun 21/01/2024 Opponent: Siena Saints Result: W 50-48
Week 12 Date: Fri 26/01/2024 Opponent: Niagara Purple Eagles Result: L 62-67
Week 12 Date: Sun 28/01/2024 Opponent: Canisius Golden Griffins Result: W 80-71
Week 13 Date: Fri 02/02/2024 Opponent: Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers Result: L 58-76
Week 13 Date: Sun 04/02/2024 Opponent: Saint Peter’s Peacocks Result: W 63-52
Week 14 Date: Thu 08/02/2024 Opponent: Siena Saints Result: W 67-51
Week 14 Date: Sat 10/02/2024 Opponent: Rider Broncs Result: W 77-62
Week 15 Date: Fri 16/02/2024 Opponent: Canisius Golden Griffins Result: W 78-55
Week 16 Date: Fri 23/02/2024 Opponent: Manhattan Jaspers Result: W 57-50
Week 16 Date: Sun 25/02/2024 Opponent: Saint Peter’s Peacocks Result: L 60-69
Week 17 Date: Fri 01/03/2024 Opponent: Fairfield Stags Result: W 58-55
Week 17 Date: Sun 03/03/2024 Opponent: Iona Gaels Result: L 64-71
Week 18 Date: Thu 07/03/2024 Opponent: Quinnipiac Bobcats Result: L 64-73
Week 18 Date: Sat 09/03/2024 Opponent: Niagara Purple Eagles Result: W 63-62

Post Season

Week Date Opponent Result
Conf. Tournament Date: Thu 14/03/2024 Opponent: Niagara Purple Eagles Result: W 65-59
Conf. Tournament Date: Fri 15/03/2024 Opponent: Fairfield Stags Result: L 61-65

Home of Marist Red Foxes: McCann Arena

The McCann Arena, the home ground of the Red Foxes, is more than just a basketball venue; it’s a symbol of the team’s history and the unwavering support of their fans. Known for its electrifying atmosphere, the arena has been the backdrop for countless memorable games and moments, playing a crucial role in shaping the team’s identity and fostering a strong community spirit.

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