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There's nothing like getting a jump on a season.
The Manhattan Jaspers will do just that when they travel to Nassau, Bahamas on July 31 to play three games against the Bahamas national and junior national team.
The Jaspers will have two days of practice before playing on August 2, 3 and 4. Manhattan returns to New York on August 6.
"This is a great opportunity for our team...Read more »
Stony Brook men's basketball coach Steve Pikiell received a contract extension through the 2017-28 season, the university announced on Thursday.
Pikiell, who will be entering his ninth season, has led the Seawolves to three America East regular season titles and two appearances in the NIT.
Terms of the contract were not disclosed....Read more »
Brendan Twomey has been named men's basketball coach at Farmingdale State.
Twomey comes from Centenary College, where he spent one season as head coach. He spent four seasons as associate coach at Stevens Institute. Twomey also has worked as the game scout video coordinator for the NBA.
Twomey played at Mount St. Mary....Read more »
Hofstra has added transfers Zeke Upshaw and Dion Nesmith to the men's basketball roster. Nesmith, a 6-foot guard, averaged 8.1 points at Monmouth last season. Upshaw, a 6-6 guard, averaged 2.5 points at Illinois State....Read more »
Islip High School grad and West Point Cadet Malcolm Brown, Huntington resident Martin J. Brown (SUNY Maritime) and West Point Cadet Joshua A. Jackson of Lawrenceville, GA. were presented with the third annual “Lt. Eugene Lee Evans - Lt. Col. Eli Page Howard Jr. College Football Leadership” Awards presented by Sons of the American Legion Squadron 50 of Pelham, N.Y.
The award is presented annually...Read more »
More conference movement is afoot as Elon announced Thursday it was leaving the Southern conference for the CAA, beginning July 1, 2014.
It’s been an eventful couple of years for the CAA, which has lost George Mason, VCU, Georgia State and Old Dominion. But the conference responded quickly with the additions of Elon and the College of Charleston. There was also the addition of Stony Brook...Read more »
LIU Post will introduce North Babylon's Erik Smiles as its new men’s basketball coach Thursday, the school announced Wednesday.
Smiles replaced Chris Casey, who left for Division I Niagara.
Smiles spent the last nine years at Division III Farmingdale State, where he went 182-72. He led the Rams to four Skyline Conference regular-season titles, three Skyline Tournament championships and...Read more »
Molloy hired Kate Lynch as its new women's basketball coach. Lynch was named the NJCAA coach of the year after guiding the Community College of Rhode Island to a 25-7 record. Her team won three straight regional titles.
Lynch previously was an assistant at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and the director of basketball operations at Fairfield. She played four years at Southern Connecticut State,...Read more »
Long Island USILA Division II All-Americans
First Team Luke Miller, Attack – NYIT Joe Celano, Midfield – Adelphi Kevin Kennedy, LP Midfield – Adelphi Lou Riley, Specialist – Dowling Danny McDermott, Defense – NYIT
Second Team Ryan Brunet, Midfield – NYIT T.J. McAndrews, LP Midfield – LIU Post Greg Puskuljian, Specialist – Adelphi Jeff Melsopp, Defense – Adelphi
Honorable Mention...Read more »
Newly-hired Hofstra coach Joe Mihalich continued shaping the Pride program with three new additions to the roster. Mihalich announced the signing of guards Juan’ya Green, Ameen Tanksley and Jamall Robinson on Friday.
Green and Tanksley are Niagara transfers with two years of eligibility remaining. Both will have to sit out next season per NCAA transfer rules. Robinson, a 6-5 guard who attends...Read more »