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There simply has been no stopping Stony Brook running back Miguel Maysonet this season. One week after setting a personal best with 198 rushing yards in a comeback win over Colgate, Maysonet amassed 220 yards and two touchdowns on 32 carries in a 23-3 win over Army on Saturday at Michie Stadium.
It was the first-ever win over an FBS school in Stony Brook history. Maysonet was voted preseason...Read more »
Hofstra coach Mo Cassara will host the “Mo Cassara’s Coaches vs. Cancer Sneakers and Stilettos Basket Ball on Thursday, October 4 at the Allegria Hotel in Long Beach.
Hosted by Coach Cassara and chaired by Louis D’Agostino, Partner, Senior Vice President at Iron Cove Partners, LLC, A Whitmore Group Limited Company and Doug Mauch, Managing Partner at JJT Energy, the event will begin at 7 p.m.
Proceeds...Read more »
Stony Brook @ Army, Noon: Army (0-3) arguably has the country's worst defense (44 ppg), but the best rushing offense (399 ppg). Stony Brook (3-1) has one of the best rushing offenses in the FCS. Something's got to give, right? If Stony Brook can establish its running game and have some success with its downfield passing game, the Seawolves will get its first win against a FBS team. For that to happen,...Read more »
Stony Brook University's LaValle Stadium will host the 2013 and 2014 America East men's lacrosse championship, the conference announced Thursday. The athletic directors from member institutions voted for the venue. The winning team receives an automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament.
Semifinals for the 2013 tournament will be held May 2. The title game, on May 4, will be telecast on ESPNU.
“Predetermining...Read more »
Another harsh reminder about the pitfalls of conference realignment was delivered as Notre Dame exercised its three-year out clause in its deal with Michigan, the Associated Press reported Tuesday.
The last scheduled meeting between the two programs will be in 2014. Notre Dame’s recent deal to join the ACC was the prime motivator in this decision. The Fighting Irish agreed to join the ACC...Read more »
Rutgers, who moved to 4-0 and Stony Brook (3-1) were big winners this week. So was Notre Dame, Florida State and Kansas State. Arizona took it on the chin, while the Big Ten was not impressive. Oklahoma losing at home made the Sooners a big loser, too.
Rutgers: Sure, Arkansas has some serious issues regarding its coach John L. Smith, but when was the last time the Scarlet...Read more »
Stony Brook’s nail-biting comeback for a 32-31 victory over Colgate Saturday night in front of a record LaValle Stadium crowd of 10,278 was chock full of big plays by both sides as the Seawolves took a 17-point lead, fell behind by 28-20 and then fashioned a fourth-quarter comeback for the win.
It was the kind of pulsating game that left both sides exhausted and limp even as Stony Brook’s...Read more »
No.10 Clemson @ No. 4 Florida State, 8:00 p.m.: It’s a matchup of the two best teams in the ACC (apologies to Virginia Tech). If Florida State is to prove it has a chance to contend with Alabama and LSU, it has to stop Clemson’s dynamic duo of WR Sammy Watkins and QB Tajh Boyd. Boyd has completed 73.3 percent of his throws with six touchdowns and just one interception. Watkins played for the first...Read more »
St. John’s basketball coach Steve Lavin, who sat out all but four games last season while recovering from prostate cancer surgery, heads the school’s “Dribble for the Cure” event Saturday on the Queens campus from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The second edition of the event involves dribbling a basketball along a run/walk route for about 30 minutes to raise money to benefit pediatric cancer research in the...Read more »
Billy Gillispie has resigned as head basketball ball coach at Texas Tech, the university announced Thursday. Gillispie got the job on March 20, 2011. His contract runs through April, 2013. Gillispie coached at UTEP, Texas A&M and Kentucky prior to taking the Texas A&M job.
The list below consists of all Division I coaching moves made in the off season with the previous coach bolded...Read more »