Quinnipiac Day at the Basketball Hall of Fame – The “MAAC Experience”

HARTFORD COURANT: "Quinnipiac Welcomed Into MAAC Conference" by Mike Anthony (August 20, 2013)

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) hosted “Quinnipiac Day” on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 to officially welcome the Bobcats to the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC). The event was held at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass.

"It was a real thrill to see the Quinnipiac basketball display unveiled at the National Basketball Hall of Fame,” said Director of Athletics and Recreation Jack McDonald. “To be at the Hall of Fame and see Quinnipiac Basketball displayed with the legends of basketball gave all that attended a huge sense of pride at the growth of Quinnipiac University and our athletics program. This event gave everyone at Quinnipiac a perfect celebration of our invitation to the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC)."

Directed by Quinnipiac men’s basketball coach Tom Moore and women’s basketball coach Tricia Fabbri, “Quinnipiac Day” kicked off with a Coaches’ Clinic on the Court of Dreams and was followed by a chance for fans to explore the historic landmark and its memorabilia.


After that, “Quinnipiac Day” concluded in the afternoon with a reception at the Special Exhibit Gallery adjacent to the “MAAC Experience” display at the Hall of Fame. "The MAAC Experience" showcases the league's institutions and features a digital display with the most up-to-date information about MAAC men's and women's basketball, as well as historical artifacts and memorabilia from the conference's 30-year history. The reception included remarks from Quinnipiac University President John L. Lahey, Director of Athletics and Recreation Jack McDonald, MAAC Commissioner Richard J. Ensor, Esq. and Quinnipiac Basketball Coaches Tom Moore and Tricia Fabbri.

Current Conference members include: Canisius College, Fairfield University, Iona College, Manhattan College, Marist College, Monmouth University, Niagara University, Quinnipiac University, Rider University, Saint Peter's University, and Siena College.

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