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With Heisman Trophy voting coming to a close on Monday, it's time to take a look at the leading candidates. There aren't a ton of top-notch candidates, but voters will probably most impress with Texas A&M freshman sensation Johnny "Football" Manziel and Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o. After that it is really anyone's guess.
Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M,...Read more »
Only Rutgers can tease a fan base so much.
It was November 9, 2006 and Rutgers filled their fan base with joy after knocking off No. 3 Louisville.Rutgers radio play-by-play man Chris Carlin called it "Pandemonium in Piscataway".
It appeared to be the first step toward what should’ve been Rutgers’ first Big East title and BCS Bowl berth. Rutgers was 9-0 and appeared to be on...Read more »
The best rivalry in New York came down to the last few minutes. And we’re not talking about the Knicks and the Nets, Jets vs. Giants or the Yankees and the Mets. We aren’t talking about Rangers-Islanders or Rangers-Devils either.
We’re talking Manhattan and Fordham. Yes, the Manhattan Jaspers and the Fordham Rams played in the 105th edition of the “Battle of the Bronx” on Thursday night.
It’s...Read more »
After winning the America East Conference’s regular season title two of the last three seasons, much is expected of the Stony Brook men's basketball program.
After another year of strong recruiting, the Seawolves are poised to do it again.
Success brings expectations, though. And these days, the Seawolves are expected to finish at or near the top of the league every season. As strong...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 »
In the latest “Where Are They Now” segment we’ll focus on a couple of former local area coaches who moved on after last season. Jim Ferry, who led LIU to back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances, is coaching at Duquesne, while Kim Barnes Arico, who built St. John’s into a perennial tournament team, is currently running the show at Michigan.
On Jim Ferry: Off the court, Jim Ferry loved what...Read more »
Everyone likes numbers. And Stony Brook coach Steve Pikiell certainly likes what he has been seeing from his team. Stony Brook shot a season-high 53.7 percent from the field in its 73-50 win at Cornell on Wednesday night.
Here are some more numbers: Stony Brook is 20-1 since the start of the 2011-2012 season when holding its opponents under 60 points…Stony Brook also out rebounded Cornell...Read more »
"Don't give up. ... Don't ever give up," former North Carolina State men's basketball coach Jim Valvano said in his famous 1993 ESPY speech. Valvano's speech came after he received the first-ever Arthur Ashe Courage and Humanitarian Award at the inaugural ESPY Awards.
Nearly 10 years since he died from a long battle with bone cancer, ESPN will commemorate Valvano with its Jimmy V...Read more »
Warney the Real Deal An exciting weekend for Stony Brook sports nearly turned into one for the ages as the Seawolves (4-2) gave Connecticut a run for its money in a 72-63 loss in Storrs on Sunday. Fans can still be happy with the effort, because one very important aspect of this team has been unearthed. Freshman Jameel Warney is a legit power player. The 6-8, 255-pound bruiser had eight points,...Read more »
Notre Dame (12-0): This is a no-brainer. The Fighting Irish will be playing for the National Championship in Miami on January 7. It’s a win for Brian Kelly, because he’s the coach. It’s a win for the program, because you can all but put to rest the talk of Notre Dame football joining a conference. Remember that? Is Notre Dame irrelevant, can they compete with the SEC, Big 12, Big Ten,...Read more »