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Marcus Henry began working for Newsday’s city edition in April 2003. He’s been a part of the Newsday high school/local college sports desk since then, covering both Long Island and New York City colleges and high schools. In addition to his experience covering the New York Metro-area local colleges -Hofstra, Stony Brook, St. John's- he also covered the WNBA’s New York Liberty for three seasons. Prior to coming to Newsday he spent four years working for PA SportsTicker, a real time sports newswire service. Marcus has also freelanced for the New York Amsterdam News, College and Pro Football Weekly, and the National Sports Weekly. In addition to his work on the local desk, Marcus is also a huge boxing fan and a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America. He has covered several fights for Newsday, including the Oscar De La Hoya-Floyd Mayweather, Miguel Cotto-Shane Mosley, Cotto-Michael Jennings and Cotto-Zab Judah fights.
Seton Hall is still No. 1 in the women’s hoops poll this week, while a red-hot Rutgers team moved up one place to second. Fordham is off to a great start and us up one spot to third after winning two games last week. St. Francis is up three places to fourth despite being idle, while Marist made the biggest jump, vaulting four places to fifth.
St. John’s tumbled four places to sixth, Iona is...Read more »
Manhattan moves to the top of the poll after winning four straight. St. John’s fell to second with Stony Brook moving up one place to third. Princeton is steadily making a climb, jumping one place to fourth, while Iona tumbled two places to fifth.
Quinnipiac surged up two spots to sixth, while Seton Hall, despite a bad loss to St. Peter’s remained seventh. Fordham is back in the poll at eight...Read more »
Sometimes a boxer just need to be humbled.
Broner learned the hard way during his unanimous-decision loss to Marcos Maidana (117-109, 116-109 and 115-110) at the Alamodome on Showtime on Saturday night that boxing isn't about talent. It's about being sensible.
Up until his fight with Paulie Malignaggi last June, Broner fought as either a super featherweight or a lightweight....Read more »
Former Floyd running back Stacey Bedell has transferred to Stony Brook, Stony Brook coach Chuck Priore said Saturday.
Bedell was at Massachusetts for two years and will have three years eligibility remaining.
Bedell ran for 301 yards and a touchdown in eight games this season. He had career highs in yards (81) and carries (23) in a game against Kansas State that season. Bedell got hurt...Read more »
Adrien Broner promised that Marcos Maidana will “bring something else” out of him.
Broner (27-0) a rising star, will be making second appearance in the ring as a welterweight when he takes on Maidana at the Alamodome on Saturday night on SHOWTIME.
The 24-year-old, in his most recent fight at Barclays Center last June, scored a split-decision win over Paulie Malignaggi.
It was his...Read more »
Hofstra men's basketball will participate in the Virgin Islands' Paradise Jam in November 2015, the school announced Thursday.
It will be Hofstra's fifth time playing in a tournament outside of the continental US. The Pride played in Puerto Rico in 1997 and 2010, Hawaii (1998) and Alaska in 2006.
"This is truly an exciting announcement for our program,” coach Joe Mihalich said....Read more »