Thursday, September 14
The CAA has announced the men’s basketball conference schedule for the 2023-24 season.
Izadora Stedile, Hofstra
Catch up on the CAA women’s soccer weekly news, notes and awards.
This Saturday night game will be the Coastal Athletic Association opener for the Towson Tigers and the Monmouth Hawks.
Thursday, August 31
Naiya Sawtelle, North Carolina A&T
Annalena O’Reilly, Drexel
Eleven CAA Volleyball teams open the 2023 season this weekend, with over 30 matches on the docket. Highlighting the slate is the defending CAA Champions, Towson, visiting South Carolina for back-to-back contests. The Tigers will face the Gamecocks at 6 p.m. on Friday and 2 p.m. on Saturday, with both games on SECN+. In addition, Campbell, North Carolina A&T and Northeastern begin the season on the road against Power Five competition. The Fighting Camels start their CAA tenure with a tournament at Colorado, facing the host Buffalos on Saturday at 8 p.m. The Aggies head to Charlottesville for the Cavalier Classic, opening against Rutgers on Friday at 4:30 p.m. The Huskies head to the Wake Forest Invitational, where they conclude the weekend with a matchup against the Demon Decans on Saturday at 5 p.m. (ACCNX). Furthermore, four teams – Charleston, Delaware, Hofstra and UNCW – begin the fall by hosting tournaments. The invitationals will combine to produce 12 matches on FloVolleyball, headlined by Charleston hosting West Virginia at 7 p.m. on Saturday.
The 2024 Reese’s Senior Bowl, which is considered a premier all-star game for NFL Draft prospects, will be happening on Feb. 3.
Thursday, August 17
Lani Mason, Delaware
Principles on which new Towson football coach Pete Shinnick establishes a program come in part from books — and a wandering dog.
The Tigers tallied 11 first-place votes and the maximum 121 points to be atop the preseason ranks for the third straight season. Delaware followed, collecting 102 points, three ahead of Hofstra, which tallied 99 points. Fourth through seventh were separated by 12 points as Charleston led the conglomerate with 83 points, followed by Northeastern with 81, newcomer Campbell with 73 and Elon at 71 points. William & Mary was eighth, with Stony Brook, North Carolina A&T, UNCW and Hampton rounding out the 12-team poll.
Two men’s defenders – Elon’s Franc Gamiz Quer and Hofstra’s Pierce Infuso – were recognized by the coaches association. Quer was a first-team All-CAA recipient in 2022, while Infuso was selected to the second team.