• Sports

    QC players force head coach removal

    Darryl Jacobs joined Queens College’s men’s basketball team as head coach in 2013 and is no longer leading the program as of Feb. 25. It was the players on the team that led for his ouster as they vowed to boycott the season’s final two games against Roberts Wesleyan and Daemen. Players even refused to practice. Many players, preferring to remain anonymous, said Jacobs crossed the line several times. The National Collegiate Athletic Association, the non-profit association in charging of all collegiate athletes program, provides rules for coaches to follow. One rule is that players cannot practice more than 20 hours per week. But Jacobs violated this rule, said the…

  • Editorials

    Athletes draw the line

    On Feb. 27, Queens College men’s basketball head coach Darryl Jacobs no longer lead the Division II program after a number of players complained about abusive behavior. The basketball team boycotted practices and prepared to forfeit the season’s final two games against Roberts Wesleyan and Daemen unless actions were taken. Athletes staging protest to draw attention on important social issues is something going on for decades. Actions speak louder than words. College athletes, as one example, are not afraid to boycott team activities to stand up against something they believe is wrong. Last November, the University of Missouri football team threatened to boycott football-related activities until school president Tim Wolfe…

  • Sports

    New players look to nix former ways of team

    After only winning four games while losing 22 last season, the men’s basketball team said this year they will be an improved group —despite being without their two top scorers from a year ago. Khalil McDonald and Jeremiah Mordi, who combined to average nearly 30 points per game last season, finished their Queens College athletic careers. But the Knights are equipped for the upcoming conference season with eight new players and seven returning players. Returning forward and team captain Patrick Piasecki hopes with the new additions to the team, the Knights will be a force to be reckoned with in the East Coast Conference. “We have a fresh group of…