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Last season was good to the New York City metro-area college basketball teams as four squads (Stony Brook, St. John's, Iona, LIU Brooklyn) made post season appearances.
Will there be a repeat of that success? You can make a strong case for it. Stony Brook and St. John's are loaded, while Iona returns five of its top seven scorers. LIU Brooklyn returns one of the nation's top passers, while...Read more »
No one will mistake Division II Humboldt State as a credible sparring partner for St. John’s, but if nothing else, the Red Storm got an ego boost and worked up a good sweat as it pounded the Lumberjacks, 106-39 Monday night at Carnesecca Arena.
The final tuneup for Friday night’s season opener against Big Ten power Wisconsin in Sioux Falls, S.D. went far more smoothly than Saturday’s nail-biting...Read more »
Florida State fans need to make sure that their celebration is subdued. The Seminoles made a huge statement after a 41-14 thrashing of Miami by vaulting Oregon and taking the No. 2 slot in the latest BCS standings.
Their joy could be short lived.
Third-ranked Oregon plays at No. 5 Stanford (7-1) on Thursday night, while Florida State visits Wake Forest (4-5). A win for Oregon would guarantee...Read more »
It’s all about quality this weekend in college football as only three games feature both opponents ranked in the BCS poll. But the three games we are talking about are sure to have a profound impact on the national championship race.
Miami is looking to re-establish itself as a national power, while Florida State needs the win to keep pace with Oregon and Alabama. Oklahoma State and Texas...Read more »
Johnny Manziel's Heisman Trophy victory in 2012 wasn't just the first time a freshman won the award. It also was the continuation of the award's recent youth movement.
In the 78 years that the award has been presented to the most outstanding college football player, a senior has won 56 times. That's more than twice as many winners than juniors, sophomores and freshmen combined. However, a...Read more »
SUNY-Old Westbury senior JoAnna Kettell is intent on finishing her soccer career with a bang as she scored two goals in the Panthers' 3-2 win over SUNY Purchase in a Skyline Conference game.
Kettell, a Hauppauge resident who assisted on Stephanie Maybie's winning goal in the 76th minute on Monday, scored in the 48 and 74th minutes for Old Westbury (10-7, 4-3). Kettell's second goal was the...Read more »
Oregon jumping Florida State in the latest BCS rankings shouldn’t be a shock. The Ducks ran roughshod over a talented UCLA team, 42-12, while the Seminoles beat a bad NC State team.
Sometimes voters let the “what-have-you-done-for-me-lately” scenario take over the decision-making part of their brains. There’s nothing wrong with that in this case because the Ducks (8-0, 5-0 PAC-12) thoroughly...Read more »
The cold, hard facts say Stony Brook’s 31-13 loss to 20th-ranked New Hampshire dropped the Seawolves to ninth place in the 11-member Colonial Athletic Association with a 1-3 record (3-4 overall), and they have yielded an average of 33.7 points in losses to ranked teams Villanova, Towson and UNH.
The eyes tell a slightly different story. SBU was blown out at Villanova after season-ending injuries...Read more »
St. John’s sophomore center Chris Obekpa was suspended for the Red Storm’s Tip-Off as well as the team’s two exhibition games against San Francisco State scheduled for Nov. 2 and 3, the University announced Friday. The 6-9 graduate of Our Savior New American was suspended for university policy.
“We expect our student-athletes to conduct themselves in a responsible manner in representing St....Read more »
New Hampshire has qualified for the FCS playoffs for nine straight seasons, the longest current streak in the nation. The question is whether that’s a blessing or a burden for the Wildcats coming into a Colonial Athletic Association matchup 4 p.m. Saturday at Stony Brook that figures to be a make-or-break game for the playoff hopes of both teams.
Each school began the season nationally ranked...Read more »