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Rick Pitino’s legacy is already secured.
He’s taken three different schools – Providence, Kentucky, Louisville – to the Final Four and will have the unique opportunity on Monday night to be the only coach in NCAA Division I history to win a title with two different schools when his Cardinals take on Michigan for college basketball's top prize.
The coach will be honored for his success...Read more »
East Coast Conference women’s basketball champion Dowling (25-3) will face NYIT (23-5) Friday at Bentley in the NCAA East Region Tournament.
LIU Post (19-9) will face top-seeded Bentley (28-1).
Dowling, the third seed, has defeated sixth-seeded NYIT three times, including a 72-49 victory Sunday in the conference championship. The bracket also includes Stonehill-Franklin Pierce and Holy...Read more »
Here were the written words used to describe the shot: "Drexel's Frantz Massenat stepped through two Hofstra defenders, who appeared to have had him trapped in the backcourt, and fired a shot from the far side of half-court. It went through the net just as the buzzer sounded to send Hofstra the toughest loss in a hard year, 55-52, at the Mack Sports Complex Wednesday night." And now here...Read more »
Hofstra coach Krista Kilburn-Steveskey admitted her program’s non-conference schedule “was a challenge”, but it may turn out to benefit the team in the end.
The Pride’s resurgence after a 1-7 start was on display during an 83-72 win over conference heavyweight Old Dominion on Sunday. Kilburn-Steveskey was impressed with her team’s resiliency. “I was very proud of my team, especially after...Read more »
Stony Brook University hired former Wisconsin assistant Coley Pawlikowski as its new volleyball coach.
She was the recruiting coordinator and defensive position coach at Wisconsin.
Pawlikowski had previously assisted at Northern Illinois, her alma mater, and was the head coach at Division III North Park University in Chicago.
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Stony Brook wide receiver Kevin Norrell, who led the Football Championship Subdivision in yards per catch (21.0) last season, has accepted an invitation to play in the NFLPA-sponsored Collegiate Bowl all-star game Jan. 19 at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. The game will be televised live on ESPN2, and ESPNU will provide live practice coverage during the week.
Norrell joins Seawolves...Read more »
Three seasons of excellence at Stony Brook are paying off for running back Miguel Maysonet. The runner-up for the Walter Payton Award as FCS player of the year has been invited to participate in the NFL scouting combine scheduled Feb. 20-26 in Indianapolis, where league personnel experts gather to test, interview and evaluate more than 300 top prospects for the 2013 NFL Draft.
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Frustration is a fact of life for Stony Brook basketball coach Steve Pikiell. Twice in the past three seasons, he has been one win away from the NCAA tournament, and last season ended with a two-point loss at Seton Hall in a first-round NIT game.
File Friday night’s 60-59 loss to Seton Hall of the Big East under the same heading. It marked the third time this season, the Seawolves have challenged...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 »
Hofstra basketball coach Mo Cassara confirmed that Jamal Coombs-McDaniel is done for the season with a knee injury.
Coombs-McDaniel, a 6-foot-7 junior forward, sat out last season after transferring from the University of Connecticut. Coombs-McDaniel was part of UConn's NCAA championship team in 2010-11. He averaged 4.5 points and 2.0 rebounds in two seasons.
Coombs-McDaniel was expected...Read more »