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Adelphi women's lacrosse coach Rob Grella resigns

Adelphi women's lacrosse coach Rob Grella, who guided the team to the 2014 NCAA Division II title and had a 56-6 record over three seasons, has resigned, the university announced Wednesday. A search for his successor is underway.

"After careful consideration and discussion with my family, I have decided to step down,'' Grella said in a statement. "I've done so to pursue other opportunities...

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St. John's signs two local big men

St. John’s announced the signing of local big men Monday, Christ The King center Adonis Delarosa (6-11, 265) and forward Keith Thomas (6-8, 230) out of Westchester Community College.

Delarosa, who won consecutive city and state Federation championships in the final two years of high school, averaged 12 points and 12 rebounds this past season.

Thomas led all Division I junior college...

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Caroline McCombs: 'Time is now for Stony Brook WBB'

Stony Brook's Sabre Proctor moves the ball against

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New Stony Brook women’s basketball coach Caroline McCombs might be a first-time head coach, but she comes with a reputation as an aggressive recruiter and an impressive pedigree that includes 11 postseason berths in 15 years as an assistant at top-level schools like Auburn, Northwestern and Pitt, as well as mid-level Valparaiso.

Predecessor Beth O’Boyle, in her three seasons before moving...

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Lucas Woodhouse comes home to Stony Brook

Longwood point guard Lucas Woodhouse dribbles the ball

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Deciding the grass is greener in his own backyard, former Harborfields point guard Lucas Woodhouse formally announced on Wednesday he is transferring from Longwood to Stony Brook. The Newsday player of the year after leading the Tornadoes to the 2012 New York State Class A title must sit out next season under NCAA transfer rules but has two years of eligibility starting in 2015-16.

“I just...

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Malik Nichols joins Hofstra hoops

Hofstra head coach Joe Mihalich calls out instructions

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Former Brooklyn prep star Malik Nichols, who first announced his plan to attend Hofstra as a senior at Boys & Girls High four years ago, traveled a long road to get there but officially joined the Pride on Tuesday after signing his national letter of intent.

Second-year coach Joe Mihalich made the announcement, saying in a statement, “Malik is another great addition to our evolving roster....

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Steve Pikiell 'thrilled' by extension

Stony Brook head coach Steve Pikiell directs his

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The pressure on Stony Brook basketball coach Steve Pikiell to produce the school’s first-ever NCAA Tournament berth is palpable, and the disappointment of falling short in the America East championship loss to Albany in Pritchard Gym was painful at the end of the past season. But it’s a pressure Pikiell is happy to accept along with the contract extension he received from SBU on Wednesday.

The...

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Beth O'Boyle leaves Stony Brook women's basketball for VCU

Stony Brook head coach Beth O'Boyle directs her

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Third year women’s basketball coach Beth O’Boyle is leaving Stony Brook University to become the head coach at Virginia Commonwealth in the Atlantic 10, VCU said Monday. O’Boyle will replace Marlene Stollings, who left for Minnesota.

O’Boyle, who will be introduced Tuesday in Richmond, had just finished guiding the Seawolves to a program record 24 victories in Division I, tying the most wins...

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QB John Kinder visits future home

Stony Brook quarterback John Kinder poses during the

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On Saturday afternoon, John Kinder found himself in a familiar spot. He was standing on the sidelines watching a football game.

That’s how Kinder, the 2009 New York State Class A player of the year as a quarterback at Lawrence, spent most of the past four seasons at Syracuse, where he got into just three games and didn’t take a snap at quarterback except on the practice field. But this time,...

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USMMA men's basketball coach Danny Nee resigns

USMMA men's basketball coach Danny Nee has resigned, interim athletic director Bill Fell said.

Nee had been placed on administrative leave in January after Superintendent Rear Admiral James Hellis said the academy was investigating an unspecified incident involving a student at the academy.

Fell said that David Muchnick, who has been coaching the team since Jan. 14, will remain in an...

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D’Angelo Harrison wins Haggerty Award

St. John's Red Storm guard D'Angelo Harrison scores

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One year ago, D’Angelo Harrison faced an uncertain future following his season-ending six-game suspension from St. John’s coach Steve Lavin. But Harrison worked to channel his energy and talents in a more positive way, regained his leadership role with the Red Storm and ultimately was named on Tuesday by the Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association as winner of the 2014 Haggerty Award as player...

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