2012-13 News

  • Jeff Ruland Will Not Return as Firebirds Head Men's Basketball Coach
    April 04, 2013
    WASHINGTON, DC - The University of the District of Columbia announced today that Jeff Ruland will not return as Head Men's Basketball Coach. The University will begin the process to hire a new coach.
  • Michael Terry Earns East Coast Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week
    March 05, 2013
    CENTRAL ISLIP, NY – Junior guard Michael Terry of the University of the District of Columbia men’s basketball team was named East Coast Conference player of the week for his outstanding performance in the Firebirds’ 106-86 season finale win over Mercy on Saturday, March 2nd.
  • District of Columbia Surpasses Century Mark in 106-86 Win on Senior Day
    March 02, 2013
    WASHINGTON, DC – Junior guard Michael Terry erupted for a season-high 38 points to lead the Firebirds to a 106-86 victory over East Coast Conference foe Mercy College in their season finale on Saturday afternoon at UDC Gym.
  • Firebirds Succumb to Molloy on the Road, 82-52
    February 23, 2013
    WASHINGTON, DC – Just a five-point game at halftime, the University of the District of Columbia men’s basketball team was out-scored 45-20 in the second period as they fell to East Coast Conference foe Molloy, 82-52 on Saturday afternoon.
  • Firebirds’ Road Woes Continue in 88-79 Loss at Queens
    February 20, 2013
    WASHINGTON, DC – The Firebirds men’s basketball team led Queens for almost the entire first half and part of the second half, but a game-changing 19-3 surge by the Knights ultimately led to an 88-79 loss in East Coast Conference play at Fizgerald Gym on Wednesday night.
  • Ralph Watts Earns East Coast Conference Player of the Week
    February 18, 2013
    CENTRAL ISLIP, NY – Junior transfer guard Ralph Watts was named the East Coast Conference player of the week for his performance during the week ending February 17th.
  • Firebirds Late Season Run Continues With Exciting, 86-84 Comeback Win Over Dowling
    February 16, 2013
    WASHINGTON, DC – The Firebirds have now won three of their last four games as they erased an 84-80 deficit with a 6-0 run in the final 41 seconds of regulation to beat Dowling, 86-84 in the East Coast Conference game of the week Saturday afternoon at UDC Gym.
  • Late Second Half Surge Propels Firebirds Over LIU Post, 83-79
    February 13, 2013
    WASHINGTON, DC – A late, 16-0 power surge catapulted the Firebirds men’s basketball team from a 10-point deficit into a six-point lead, and the University of the District of Columbia held on for its second win in the last three games with a thrilling, 83-79 victory over the defending East Coast Conference champions, LIU Post on Wednesday night.
  • Late Spartans Surge Sends STAC to 75-68 Victory Over District of Columbia
    February 10, 2013
    WASHINGTON, DC – Leading 56-51 with just 6:07 left to play in regulation, a worn-down Firebirds squad of just six able-bodied players allowed the host St. Thomas Aquinas on an 18-4 run over the next five minutes and was ultimately saddled with a disappointing, 75-68 East Coast Conference loss on Sunday afternoon at Aquinas Hall.
  • Firebirds Torch NYIT, 100-67
    February 06, 2013
    WASHINGTON, DC – In what has been a tough season for the University of the District of Columbia men’s basketball team, the Firebirds showed they have not given up on the season as they erupted offensively in their home gym Wednesday night to post a 100-67 East Coast Conference victory over NYIT.
  • Depleted Firebirds Wilt Down the Stretch in 76-71 Loss at Mercy
    February 02, 2013
    DOBBS FERRY, NY – The Firebirds led by as many as six at the mid-point of the second half but crumbled down the stretch as they fell, 76-71 to East Coast Conference foe Mercy on Saturday afternoon.
  • University of the District of Columbia Honors Military, Partakes in Wounded Warrior Project
    January 31, 2013
    WASHINGTON, DC – The University of the District of Columbia held a Military Appreciation Night during its East Coast Conference basketball doubleheader against the University of Bridgeport on Wednesday, January 30th to honor the nation’s active military and veterans. In partnership with the Wounded Warrior Project, the Firebirds played host to wounded veteran, Michael Allison and his son, Omar.
  • Firebirds Dealt Lopsided, 90-67 Loss vs. Bridgeport
    January 30, 2013
    WASHINGTON, DC – League-leading Bridgeport led from wire-to-wire as they handed the host University of the District of Columbia men’s basketball team a lopsided, 90-67 defeat on Wednesday night in East Coast Conference play at UDC Gym.
  • Firebirds Suffer Heartbreaking, 71-69 Loss at Roberts Wesleyan
    January 26, 2013
    ROCHESTER, NY – A three-pointer by Roberts Wesleyan’s Mike Stone with 13 seconds remaining in regulation sent the host Redhawks to a 71-69 victory over the University of the District of Columbia men’s basketball team in East Coast Conference action Saturday at Voller Athletic Center.
  • Firebird Basketball Alumnus Amadou Gallo Fall Featured on CNN International
    January 24, 2013
    THIES, SENEGAL – Former Firebirds men’s basketball player and 1993 Magna Cum Laude graduate Amadou Gallo Fall will be featured on CNN International during an Inside Africa episode set to air on Friday, January 25th at 12:30 p.m. EST.
  • Missed Opportunities Result in 70-68 Firebirds Loss to Queens
    January 23, 2013
    WASHINGTON, DC – Missed opportunities in the final three minutes of play resulted in a very narrow, 70-68 loss for the University of the District of Columbia against East Coast Conference foe, Queens College on Wednesday night at UDC Gym.
  • Turnovers Plague District of Columbia in 81-60 Loss to Molloy
    January 19, 2013
    WASHINGTON, DC – The University of the District of Columbia men’s basketball team uncharacteristically committed a season-high 22 turnovers as the Firebirds were dealt an 81-60 loss to Molloy on Saturday afternoon in East Coast Conference play.
  • Firebirds Fall, 83-67 at Dowling
    January 16, 2013
    OAKDALE, NY – The University of the District of Columbia men’s basketball team was defeated by East Coast Conference foe Dowling, 83-67 on Wednesday night at Dowling Gym.
  • District of Columbia Suffers 84-73 Defeat at LIU Post
    January 12, 2013
    BROOKVILLE, NY – The University of the District of Columbia men’s basketball team was defeated by LIU Post, 84-73 on Saturday afternoon in East Coast Conference play at the Pratt Center.
  • University of the District of Columbia Basketball Teams Host Successful Think Pink/Coaches vs. Cancer Games
    January 10, 2013
    WASHINGTON, DC – The University of the District of Columbia men’s and women’s basketball team hosted their annual Think Pink/Coaches vs. Cancer Games during Wednesday night’s doubleheader vs. East Coast Conference foe St. Thomas Aquinas on January 9th, 2013.
  • District of Columbia Snaps Losing Streak With Come-from-behind, 75-72 Win Over St. Thomas Aquinas
    January 09, 2013
    WASHINGTON, DC – The University of the District of Columbia men’s basketball team erased a 12-point second half deficit to beat East Coast Conference foe St. Thomas Aquinas, 75-72 on Wednesday night at UDC Gym, thus ending its nine-game losing streak.
  • Firebirds Blitzed by Bears in 85-68 Road Loss
    January 05, 2013
    OLD WESTBURY, NY – The University of the District of Columbia men’s basketball team was unable to break out of its early-season funk as the Firebirds suffered an 85-68 defeat at East Coast Conference foe, NYIT on Saturday afternoon at Recreation Hall.
  • Firebirds’ Spirited Second Half Comeback Falls Short in 91-90 Loss at UMass Lowell
    December 30, 2012
    LOWELL, MA – The University of the District of Columbia men’s basketball team rallied from a 21-point deficit with 17:08 left in regulation, to pull within one point of tying the game on three separate occasions, only to fall to non-conference foe UMass Lowell, 91-90 on Sunday afternoon at Costello Athletic Center.
  • Firebirds Fall to Roberts Wesleyan, 77-67
    December 15, 2012
    WASHINGTON, DC – The University of the District of Columbia men’s basketball team suffered its seventh straight loss as the Firebirds fell to 1-8 on the season with a 77-67 defeat at home against East Coast Conference newcomer, Roberts Wesleyan on Saturday afternoon at UDC Gym.
  • Firebirds Lose Heartbreaker to Crosstown Rival Bowie State
    December 12, 2012
    WASHINGTON, DC – The University of the District of Columbia men’s basketball team lost a heart-breaker to cross town rival Bowie State, 73-71 on Wednesday night at UDC Gym.
  • Firebirds Open East Coast Conference Play Saturday at Bridgeport
    December 08, 2012
    BRIDGEPORT, CT - The Firebirds open East Coast Conference play on Saturday, December 8th on the road against Bridgeport. Tip-off at Hubbell Gym is at 3 p.m.
  • Second-Half Surge Sends Bridgeport to Lopsided Win Over District of Columbia
    December 08, 2012
    BRIDGEPORT, CT – Trailing Bridgeport by just six at halftime, the University of the District of Columbia men’s basketball team was out-scored 47-29 in the second half as the Firebirds suffered a 92-68 defeat in their East Coast Conference opener on Saturday afternoon at Hubbell Gym.
  • East Coast Conference Announces Schedule for Basketball
    December 05, 2012
    CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. - On Wednesday afternoon, the East Coast Conference announced an agreement with Pack Network to broadcast regular season basketball games in the ECC Doubleheader of the Week series for the second consecutive year. Five ECC doubleheaders will be broadcast throughout the season, beginning with the Roberts Wesleyan at St. Thomas Aquinas matchup on January 5th.
  • Firebird Men’s and Women’s Basketball to Host High School Basketball Day During Home Doubleheader vs. Roberts Wesleyan
    December 03, 2012
    WASHINGTON, DC – University of the District of Columbia will be hosting its first-ever High School Basketball Day on Saturday, December 15th as the men’s and women’s teams host an East Coast Conference doubleheader versus Roberts Wesleyan College.
  • Dominican Charges Past District of Columbia, 75-62
    November 25, 2012
    ORANGEBURG, NY – The University of the District of Columbia men’s basketball team was defeated by Dominican, 75-62 in non-conference action Sunday afternoon at the Hennessy Center.
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