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Champions Radio will be the new destination for Stony Brook football and men’s basketball, the university announced Thursday.
Champions Radio, a 24-hour sports radio station launched on Aug. 5, will broadcast all of Stony Brook’s football games in 2013 and at least 18 men’s basketball games in 2013-14.
All games will be carried on 107.1 and 96.9 FM and on the internet on ChampionsRadio.com....Read more »
It's sad to see the Notre Dame-Michigan rivalry coming to an end.
With a move to the ACC and new scheduling obligations, the Fighting Irish last year opted out of games against Michigan scheduled for 2015-17. The teams will meet next season in South Bend and then that’s it for now. The series could start up at some point in the future, but that’s undetermined.
But let’s be clear on something:...Read more »
Here are a few weekend matchups to look forward to.
No. 14 Notre Dame @ No. 17 Michigan, 8:00: This game isn’t likely to have any national title implications, but a road win in a hostile stadium would be just what Notre Dame needs. Tommy Rees was efficient in the Fighting Irish’s 28-6 win over Temple, completing 16 of 23 passes for 346 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions. The competition...Read more »
Here are a few early performances that will get the Heisman voters going.
Tajh Boyd, QB, Clemson, Sr.: Boyd, already a talented prospect, made a statement on Saturday night, as he helped lead his Tigers to a thrilling 38-35 win over Georgia. Boyd completed 18 of 30 passes for 270 yards, three touchdowns and no picks. He also ran for 42 yards and two touchdowns. Clemson will have to continue...Read more »
As transitions go, the move by Syracuse to the Atlantic Coast Conference promised to be a rocky one after the Orange lost coach Doug Marrone to Buffalo in the NFL at a time when quarterback Ryan Nassib graduated. But the debut of new coach Scott Shafer and quarterback Drew Allen was promising despite a 23-17 loss to Penn State Saturday afternoon at MetLife Stadium.
Shafer chose Allen, a senior...Read more »
A few quick notes on the opening weekend of college football.
Rutgers: How long are we to drink the Kool-Aid. Instead of kicking the extra point to force a fifth OT in their 52-51 4OT loss at Fresno State, the Scarlet Knights went for two. Ok, so you like to see coaches taking chances. It can make the games more exciting for the fans. But losses in college football are tough to swallow. One...Read more »
It was an interesting opening night of college football. Let’s review.
1. South Carolina lives up to hype.
No, Jadeveon Clowney didn’t wreak havoc on North Carolina in the Gamecocks’ 27-10 win. Clowney, just getting over a stomach virus and clearly slowed by the hot weather (or his conditioning is still in preseason form), wasn’t a factor. But No. 6 South Carolina got some solid performances...Read more »
The two quarterback scenario. Does it work? It doesn't in the NFL. It’s another story in college football. Several teams will employ the two signal-caller offense this weekend. And we’re not talking about any fringe programs. South Carolina, USC and TCU will have more than one quarterback taking snaps this weekend.
South Carolina: Connor Shaw (1,650 yds, 16 TDs) will start for the Gamecocks...Read more »
Is Stony Brook ready to take the next step necessary to become NCAA-Tournament bound? Judging by the non-conference schedule coach Steve Pikiell announced Tuesday, the answer is yes.
Stony Brook will face seven teams that played in a postseason tournament last year.
Indiana, VCU, La Salle and Northeastern highlight Stony Brook’s non-conference schedule. Marist, Toledo, Loyola Maryland,...Read more »
MetLife Stadium won’t be the only New York City-area venue to see a lot of action the weekend of Super Bowl XLVIII. Madison Square Garden will have its fill of events on Super Bowl eve, Feb. 1, highlighted by a nationally televised game between the Knicks and the defending champion Miami Heat at 8:30.
But the day begins at MSG with a college hoops doubleheader. St. John’s will play Marquette...Read more »