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There weren’t any changes to the top five. But there was a little movement in the bottom five as LIU moved up three spots to eighth after winning five straight. Wagner moved into the top 10 after two straight wins and Iona dropped one spot to ninth. Manhattan drops out of the poll after dropping two of its last three.
1. St. John’s (8-3) 2. Stony Brook (7-2) 3. Seton Hall (8-2) 4. Rutgers...Read more »
The dominoes continue to fall in college sports. And they will likely resume falling for the next several years before some final resolution is reached.
The Big East, which is clearly a sinking ship, took another stiff body blow when it was confirmed that its seven non-FBS football schools plan on breaking away from the league to form their own conference. St. John’s, Seton Hall, DePaul, Georgetown,...Read more »
The Colonial Athletic Association, home to Hofstra’s athletic program, announced a three-year agreement to hold its men’s basketball tournament at 1st Mariner Arena in Baltimore starting in 2014. The tournament has been held at Richmond Coliseum since 1990. 1st Mariner Arena seats 11,800. It was the site for the first and second rounds of the NCAA Tournament in 1995.
The CAA recently...Read more »
-- The Scarlet Knights will wear their black uniforms Thursday night rather than their usual home red. It's the second time this season they'll don black. It's the players' favorite uniform. They typically wear it once or twice per season. -- Rutgers has received more than 2,000 ticket deposits for next season since the announcement it's jumping to the Big Ten Conference. -- Thursday night's game...Read more »
Stony Brook's Miguel Maysonet leads all of FCS (formerly Division I-AA) in rushing with 1,502 yards.
He is second in rushing average (166.89) to Zach Zenner of South Dakota State (180.88). Maysonet, from Riverhead, has played nine games compared with Zenner's eight.
Here's the breakdown of how Maysonet's total rushing yards stacks up with other divisional leaders across the country.
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Stony Brook: What more can be said? The Seawolves (4-1) accomplished a feat several years in the making, knocking off Army, 22-3, on the road. And it wasn’t just a fluke of a win. Miguel Maysonet ran for 220 yards and two touchdowns. The Seawolves defense limited Army’s potent rushing game to 273 yards (and 4 turnovers). The 273 yards sounds like a lot, but Army came into the game...Read more »
Stony Brook University's LaValle Stadium will host the 2013 and 2014 America East men's lacrosse championship, the conference announced Thursday. The athletic directors from member institutions voted for the venue. The winning team receives an automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament.
Semifinals for the 2013 tournament will be held May 2. The title game, on May 4, will be telecast on ESPNU.
“Predetermining...Read more »
After a last-second loss to Northwestern and a very respectable losing effort against USC, some called Syracuse the best 0-2 team in the country because of the prolific passing of quarterback Ryan Nassib. Playing at home in the Carrier Dome on Saturday against an FCS school like Stony Brook (2-0), the Orange should be a prohibitive favorite to get their first win.
But there’s one area where...Read more »
St. John’s head coach Steve Lavin added Darrick Martin to his coaching staff as an assistant coach.
Martin played for Lavin at UCLA in 1991-92 when Lavin was an assistant. Martin, a point guard, played 13 seasons in the NBA for seven teams. Martin spent the past two season with the Minnesota Timberwolves as an assistant coach and player development specialist.
Lavin also announced that...Read more »
Stony Brook (2-0) at Syracuse (0-2)
Saturday at 4 p.m., the Carrier Dome
Mark Larson, Dale Drypolcher and Danny Liedka will have the call on SNY. Mike Solano, Curt Hylton and Jeff Bernstein will also broadcast the game on WUSB 90.1 and GoSeawolves.org. The game will also be available on ESPN3
History note: The schools will play for the first time on Saturday.
Last week: Stony...Read more »