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St. John’s stays No. 1 in this week’s poll. But there was some movement among the rest of the top five as Rutgers and Seton Hall swapped places. Fordham remained No. 4, but Army moved up one place to fifth, while Iona dropped one spot to sixth.
St. Francis is up one to seventh as well as Stony Brook, which is eighth. Marist is back in the poll for the first time in three weeks, while Hofstra...Read more »
The top three remain the same in this week’s women’s metro hoops poll, with St. John’s occupying the top spot. Fordham is up two spots to fourth after two straight wins, while Iona moves up from seventh to fifth after three straight wins.
Army also surged, jumping up three places to sixth. Sacred Heart fell three spots to seventh, while St. Francis remained at eighth. Stony Brook moved up...Read more »
After taking two of three games at the 2K Sports Classic in Detroit, Stony Brook regains the top spot in the Metro Hoops Poll. Stony Brook sophomore big man Jameel Warney had arguably the best two-game stretch in program history, totaling 55 points and 40 rebounds. He had 32 points and 21 boards in Sunday’s 104-102 (3 OT), win over Detroit.
St. John’s comes in at No. 2, while Manhattan held...Read more »
After a 2-0 start to the season, Stony Brook begins the season as the top season in the Newsday Metro Hoops Poll. Manhattan, after an impressive double overtime win over La Salle, checks in at No. 2, while St. John’s sits at 0-3 despite a loss to Wisconsin to opens its season. St. Francis starts the season at No. 5 after an impressive 66-62 OT win over Miami, while LIU-Brooklyn takes the fifth spot...Read more »
Last season was good to the New York City metro-area college basketball teams as four squads (Stony Brook, St. John's, Iona, LIU Brooklyn) made post season appearances.
Will there be a repeat of that success? You can make a strong case for it. Stony Brook and St. John's are loaded, while Iona returns five of its top seven scorers. LIU Brooklyn returns one of the nation's top passers, while...Read more »
Iona announced its recruiting class for the 2013-2014 season.
Leading the way for the Gaels class is Rutgers transfer and 6-5 senior Mike Poole and Marshall transfer Kelvin Amayo, a 6-4 guard. Both players saw action at their previous schools. Their experience should help the Gaels overcome the loss of high-scoring guard Lamont “Mo Mo” Jones.
Ryden Hines, a 6-10 center, 6-11 forward...Read more »
Dowling’s Rick Cole Jr. was named athletic director at Iona, college president Joseph E. Nyre announced.
Cole, who spent eight years as Dowling’s athletic director, was instrumental in the development of Dowling’s $12.5-million athletic complex at its Brookhaven campus.
Cole held previous positions at St. John’s and Stony Brook....Read more »
No one from Notre Dame laid a glove on Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron during the Crimson Tide’s 42-14 victory in the BCS National Championship game Monday at Sun Life Stadium. But McCarron got pushed around by Bama’s All-American center Barrett Jones during a fourth-quarter outburst over a botched snap count.
It might have been the most exciting moment of a game that was over almost before...Read more »
Having unexpectedly led undefeated Notre Dame back to prominence as the No. 1-ranked team in the country, Irish coach Brian Kelly said during Saturday’s media day interviews that speculation about his interest in NFL jobs is just that. Kelly described Monday night’s BCS National Championship game against Alabama as “the biggest game I’ve ever been involved in” and said his focus is “100 percent”...Read more »
Tonight is a big night for several of the NYC Metro-area college basketball teams looking to validate their strong starts or just looking get back on track.
Stony Brook (8-3) @ Seton Hall (10-2) 7:00 p.m.: Stony Brook is beginning to really find its groove. With a solid frontcourt led by Jameel Warney, Tommy Brenton and Eric McAlister, the Seawolves have proven the can play with anyone, including...Read more »