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Stony Brook has made three changes to its 2012-2013 schedule, the team announced Thursday.
Stony Brook will play at Marist on November 9, which will be the season opener instead of its Nov. 11 tilt at home against Mt. Ida. Two games in February have been switched. The Seawolves’ Feb. 13 home game against Binghamton will instead be played on Feb. 12 at 7 p.m.
Their Feb. 16 home date with...Read more »
In an abrupt and stunning move, Randy Monroe resigned as coach of UMBC mens basketball Wednesday. Top assistant Aki Thomas was named interim coach.
Monroe compiled a record of 85-160 in eight seasons has head coach at UMBC, including a trip to the NCAA Tournament in 2008. The Retrievers finished 24-9 that season and fell to Georgetown in a NCAA first-round game. But UMBC went just 4-26 last...Read more »
West Virginia (5-0, 2-0 Big 12) was all the rage of college football after its 70-63 win over Baylor a couple of weeks ago. And they still are after last Saturday’s 48-45 win at Texas. Geno Smith tossed four TDs in that win. It was just the type of win the Mountaineers needed to really stamp themselves as the favorite in the Big 12.
Florida’s 14-6 upset of LSU was its biggest...Read more »
It looks like LIU-Brooklyn will get a chance to defend its Northeast Conference regular season and tournament championships. The four players – Julian Boyd, Jamal Olasewere, Troy Joseph and C.J. Garner– who were suspended after their arrests following a brawl last month, had their initial suspensions lifted by the university Monday.
All four players filed appeals after they...Read more »
Except for maybe the ACC, which recently added Pittsburgh, Syracuse and Notre Dame to its mix, has any conference had a better year than the Atlantic-10?
When Temple announced it was leaving the league for the Big East, many viewed it as a huge blow to the Atlantic-10. Little did anyone know that commissioner Bernadette McGlade and her staff worked behind the scenes to make sure the league...Read more »
No.4 LSU @ No.10 Florida, 3:30 p.m.: LSU (5-0, 1-0 SEC) needs a strong win after dropping in the polls. The reason for the drop? The Tigers struggled in wins over Auburn and Towson and have committed a ton of turnovers (5 to be exact) the last two games. It all starts at the quarterback position for LSU. Zach Mettenberger threw for just 169 yards in a 12-10 win over a down Auburn team two weeks...Read more »
Armed with the addition of recent Final Four participants VCU and Butler, a new TV deal with ESPN and NBC, and a new home for its conference tournament, anyone can see that the Atlantic-10 is on its way up the college basketball ladder.
Fordham coach Tom Pecora believes his program is ready to make the climb with the rest of the league.
“We’re moving in the right direction. It’s year...Read more »
For Jim Ferry, the decision to leave his roots in New York for a job in the Atlantic-10 wasn’t easy. Ferry left a good situation as head coach at LIU-Brooklyn last April for a job coaching Duquesne.
Ferry guided LIU to the last two NCAA Tournaments and was on the verge of transforming the Blackbirds into an upper echelon mid-major program.
“It was difficult. I’m a New York guy....Read more »
Taran Buie and Jamal Coombs-McDaniel have been suspended from two preseason events and the first two games of the regular season for violating team rules, Hofstra coach Mo Cassara announced Wednesday.
"We have high expectations for the student-athletes in our program,” Cassara said in a press release. “Taran and Jamal will be focused on their academic endeavors, while they continue to...Read more »
The future for the Atlantic 10 begins on Thursday as the league will gather at the Barclays Center for its annual media day.
Three coaches with local ties will be in attendance –Fordham’s Tom Pecora, former LIU coach and Long Island native Jim Ferry (pictured), who's at Duquesne and Jersey City’s Bobby Hurley (Rhode Island).
They will be joined by Alan Major, Charlotte; Archie...Read more »