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Mo Cassara hosts charity clinic

Hofstra's men's basketball head coach Mo Cassara watches

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Former Hofstra basketball coach and current ESPN analyst Mo Cassara will host the second session of his “Community Coach Basketball Clinics” at Molloy Center Gym in Point Lookout on Sunday, Feb. 9.

Sessions for girls ages 7 to 15 on both dates will run from 1:00 to 2:30. Sessions for boys ages 7 to 15 will run from 3:00 to 4:30.

Coach Cassara will have several of his former players in...

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Chuck Priore on 2014 Seawolves recruits

Stony Brook University head coach Chuck Priore is

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          Stony Brook football coach Chuck Priore focused primarily on replenishing the offensive side of the football in his 2014 recruiting class announced on Wednesday. Of 19 recruits, a dozen play offense, six are on defense and a highly recruited punter was added on special teams.



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Stony Brook FB keeps handle on local talent

Floyd RB Stacey Bedell #21, cuts back through

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Stony Brook continues to keep its eye on New York Metro-area football players as eight student athletes from Long Island or New York City highlight coach Chuck Priore’s recruiting class for the 2014 season.

Former Floyd star Stacey Bedell, a UMass transfer, heads the class. John Kinder, a Syracuse transfer who threw for over 1,612 yards his senior year at Lawrence, is also part of the class....

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Red Storm tops WBB Poll, Iona 2nd

Kiah Stokes of UConn defends Briana Brown of

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St. John’s continues to roll and stayed in the top spot after two wins last week. Iona has won 18 straight games and held steady at No. 2, while Marist remained at No. 3 after winning twice last week. Rutgers and Fordham stayed at fourth and fifth, respectively, after splitting two games last week. Army is up two spots after two straight wins, while Seton Hall and Stony Brook both fell two places...

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St. John's surges to No. 1 in hoops poll

St John's Rysheed Jordan gets past Marquette's Jajuan

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St. John’s, up five places, is back in the top spot for the first time in a while after winning four of its last five games. Stony Brook held at No. 2, while Iona, winners of four in a row and six of seven, jumps four places to third, while Columbia drops three places to fourth after two straight losses.

Manhattan stayed at No. 5, Princeton is down three spots to sixth after two losses and...

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Hofstra WBB ready for big things

Hofstra forward Annie Payton makes a move against

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Youth, at times, has a way of slowing a team’s growth. And the Hofstra women’s squad has more of its share of underclassmen.

The Pride (9-10, 4-4 CAA) struggled early, winning just six of its first 16 games. But that hasn’t stopped Krista Kilburn-Steveskey’s crew from finding ways to improve. It hasn’t always been easy with just two seniors, two juniors and 10 freshmen/sophomores on the roster.


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McPherson nets her 1000th as SJU rolls

St. John's guard Eugeneia McPherson (22) shoots in

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St. John’s fifth-year senior Eugeneia McPherson made a bit of history on Saturday afternoon, scoring the 1000th point of her career in the Red Storm’s 69-48 win at Seton Hall in a women’s Big East game.

The North Babylon graduate becomes the 20th women in program history to reach the milestone. McPherson reached the number on a foul shot with 1:53 left in the second half.

It was the...

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Stony Brook ready to bounce back vs. Hartford

Stony Brook's Chikilra Goodman drives from the top

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Losing at home to first-place Albany on Thursday was a bitter pill to swallow for the Stony Brook women’s team, especially since they led the Great Danes 22-14 at the break.

But Seawolves coach Beth O’Boyle stayed upbeat following her team’s 66-51 loss to the Great Danes.

O’Boyle is convinced it was a game the Seawolves (15-6, 6-2 America East) could have won. It was the first time the...

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St. John's No. 1 tops WBB poll, SBU 7th

St. John’s held its place as No. 1 after winning its sixth straight over Georgetown on Sunday. Iona continues to roll and stayed at No. 2, while Marist, Rutgers, Fordham and Seton Hall remained Nos. 3 thru 6.

Stony Brook, off to its best start as a Division I program, is up one spot to seventh, Army is up two places to eighth, Princeton stayed at No.  9 and Fairfield enters the poll at...

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St. John's WBB on a roll

St. John's guard Eugeneia McPherson (22) defends as

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Coaches don’t like getting too far ahead of things, but St. John’s Joe Tartamella is well aware of what his team is striving for. After beating Georgetown 66-63 on Sunday for their sixth straight win, the Red Storm have taken another step toward a fifth straight NCAA Tournament appearance and sixth in nine seasons.

St. John’s (14-5, 7-1 Big East), thanks to a balanced scoring attack led by...

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