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When the final whistle blew in Stony Brook’s second-round FCS playoff loss last season at then-No. 1 Sam Houston State, the Seawolves knew they wanted to come back to make a run at a national title this season. Now, they have put themselves in position to do just that.
Stony Brook has climbed to No. 6 in the Sports Network poll and No. 8 in the FCS Coaches poll by virtue of a 9-1 record, including...Read more »
Is there anything not to like about the state of LIU’s basketball program?
Sure, there was a coaching change and an off-the-court issue involving four of the team’s top players that could’ve derailed the season, but that’s all in the rear view mirror for LIU, which will have the honor of playing the first college basketball game at the Barclays Center on Friday.
The Blackbirds, picked...Read more »
Hofstra: Two-time AP All-American honorable mention selection Shante Evans is back along with fellow senior Candace Bond, which means the Pride will be in every game. Coach Krista Kilburn-Steveskey has a lot to replace as her dependable backcourt of Nicole Capurso and Candice Bellocchio graduated. There is also the loss of sharpshooting guard Kate Loper, who transferred to Oregon to be closer to...Read more »
Last season one of Hofstra’s biggest problems was depth in the backcourt, particularly at point guard. The Pride had several injuries early in the season that stunted its ability to get its offense going consistently.
That shouldn’t be a problem this season, especially with Wednesday’s news that Hawaii transfer Shaquille Stokes was granted a hardship waiver by the NCAA, allowing the sophomore...Read more »
Liberty University hope to “Fill The Bill,” as 19,200-seat Williams Stadium is known, for its Big South Conference game against Stony Brook at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in Lynchburg, Va. If the Flames succeed, it will help fund relief efforts for superstorm Sandy.
School officials announced that $1 from every ticket sold will be donated to a Virginia-based non-profit called Gleaning for the World,...Read more »
Six of the nation’s Top 25 ranked college basketball teams will headline a spectacular inaugural season of Brooklyn Hoops at Barclays Center beginning Friday, November 9 when NCAA defending champion and No. 3 ranked Kentucky faces Maryland at 8:30 p.m. in the Barclays Center Classic.
Friday's action will begin at 5:45 p.m. when LIU-Brooklyn takes on Moorehead State in its season opener.
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The tri-state area could see as many as five teams dancing if everything goes right.
Hofstra: The Pride could be in for a fine season if its newcomers can step in. Stevie Mejia, the hardworking David Imes and Matt Grogan lead a group that will scrap and fight for every point, every rebound and every win. The addition of Connecticut transfer Jamal Coombs-McDaniel and Penn State transfer Taran...Read more »
The NCAA selected Hofstra to serve as one of two hosts of the 2014 men’s lacrosse quarterfinals, the Division I lacrosse committee said Thursday. It will be the eighth time Hofstra has hosted since 1997. Delaware will be the other quarterfinal site.
The quarterfinal doubleheader will be played on Saturday, May 17, 2014, at Shuart Stadium, which is undergoing a renovation with the installation...Read more »
For the third year in a row, Stony Brook senior Leonardo Fernandes has been named the America East Midfielder of the Year.
He's the first player to be honored three straight times since the award's inception in 2004.
Fernandes, who was also named to the All-America East first team, leads Stony Brook's men's soccer team in goals (eight), assists (six) and points (22). He ranks second...Read more »