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WBB Metro Poll: SJU 1st, Stony Brook 8th

Stony Brook's Sabre Proctor is fouled in the

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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...

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WBB Metro Poll: Storm No. 1, Stony Brook 9th

Sabre Proctor of Stony Brook drives against Maine's

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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...

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Metro Hoops Poll: Stony Brook on top

Jameel Warney of the Stony Brook Seawolves dunks

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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...

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WBB Metro Poll: SJU 1, Hofstra 5th

Connecticut's Caroline Doty, left, guards St. John's Eugeneia

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The top three remained in place this week. Sacred Heart jumped up one spot after a 77-64 win over Yale. Hofstra is up two places after a 13-point win over Fordham, which held steady at sixth. Iona is up on spot to seventh, while St. Francis surges into the poll for the first time this season despite of tough loss at St. John’s. Army is also in the poll for the first time, while Stony Brook is 10th...

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WBB Metro Poll: SJU 1, HOF 7, SBU 10

Hofstra guard Andreana Thomas controls the ball against

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St. John’s begins the season as the top team in the Metro Hoops poll. After a 25-point, 13-rebound performance by Aliyyah Hanford in the Red Storm’s season-opening win against Sacred Heart, they will be a hard team to supplant. Rutgers, Seton Hall and Marist make out the top four, while Sacred Heart sits at No. 5.

Fordham and Hofstra are sixth and seventh, followed by Iona, Quinnipiac and...

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UConn and Rutgers disappoint

Rutgers quarterback Gary Nova passes against Cincinnati in

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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...

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Opening night reviews of college football

Rutgers' Kevin Snyder, left, and Gareef Glashen, right,

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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...

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Rutgers coach Mike Rice caught on camera swearing, throwing basketballs at players during practice

Rutgers head coach Mike Rice calls out to

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ESPN's "Outside the Lines" obtained video footage of Rutgers men's basketball coach Mike Rice berating his players during practice.

Rice was suspeneded for three games and fined $50,000 by Rutgers athletic director Tim Pernetti after he viewed the footage in December. The video clips, from 2010-12, show Rice physically abusing the players, throwing basketballs at them and using gay...

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