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St. John’s sophomore center Chris Obekpa was suspended for the Red Storm’s Tip-Off as well as the team’s two exhibition games against San Francisco State scheduled for Nov. 2 and 3, the University announced Friday. The 6-9 graduate of Our Savior New American was suspended for university policy.
“We expect our student-athletes to conduct themselves in a responsible manner in representing St....Read more »
New Hampshire has qualified for the FCS playoffs for nine straight seasons, the longest current streak in the nation. The question is whether that’s a blessing or a burden for the Wildcats coming into a Colonial Athletic Association matchup 4 p.m. Saturday at Stony Brook that figures to be a make-or-break game for the playoff hopes of both teams.
Each school began the season nationally ranked...Read more »
Another weekend and another pack of games that will have a huge impact on the BCS national title race. Saturday might be the biggest day of the season for the PAC-12 as UCLA plays at Oregon and Stanford at Oregon State. Texas Tech will look to keep itself at the top of the BIG 12 standings, while Ohio State hopes to avoid being upset by Penn State.
No. 10 Texas Tech (7-0, 4-0 BIG 12) @ No....Read more »
Hofstra lost significant firepower from last season’s squad, including two program greats in Shante Evans and Candace Bond.
It’s going to take a lot to replace them, especially Evans, Hofstra’s all-time leading scorer and rebounder. Bond also had a stellar career and was named CAA defensive player of the year last season.
But the Pride, picked sixth in the CAA preseason coaches poll,...Read more »
Nassau Community College has named Babylon High School graduate Joe Osovet interim football coach, spokesman Chuck Cutolo said. Osovet, the team's offensive coordinator, replaced Curtis Gilliam, who Cutolo said resigned for personal reasons.
Osovet, 41, was an All-Long Island defensive back in high school who attended Nassau for two years before transferring to Northeastern. No. 17 Nassau...Read more »
There won’t be any high expectations or much fanfare surrounding new Hofstra coach Joe Mihalich and the Pride this season, especially after the way last year ended. But sometimes a new regime can be just what the doctor ordered for a struggling program.
The Pride was picked ninth out of nine teams in the CAA preseason coaches poll and didn’t have one player selected to any of the all-conference...Read more »
The University of Miami “lacked institutional control when it did not monitor the activities of a major booster”, the NCAA said in a statement of a nearly three-year investigation of the school released Tuesday morning.
The watchdog of college sports might have went a little easy on the Hurricanes to some people. Miami football will lose nine scholarships, but will not be banned from bowl...Read more »
Notice anything strange about the BCS rankings? There are more ACC teams (3) in the top 10 then SEC teams (2). And there are just as many PAC-12 and BIG 12 teams (2) as Southeastern Conference squads.
That was a result of a tumultuous weekend that featured five ranked SEC teams losing. Texas A&M, LSU, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida all took a loss. Making matters even more intriguing,...Read more »
It’s another weekend and another group of games with national title implications. Florida State-Clemson is the key game as the winner gets a leg up in the BCS race. Missouri got a huge boost with a 15-point win over Georgia, but lost its quarterback, while UCLA-Stanford might be the most important PAC-12 game this season.
No. 22 Florida (4-2, 3-1 SEC) @ No. 14 Missouri (6-0, 2-0), Noon: Missouri...Read more »
It’s taken until the eighth week of the college football season to get a matchup of top 5 teams. And it’s a great one in the ACC.
No. 5 Florida State (5-0, 3-0 in ACC) visits No. 3 Clemson (6-0, 4-0) in Death Valley on Saturday night (ABC, 8 p.m.) with the stakes about as high as they can get. The winner not only takes control of the ACC’s Atlantic Division but also takes a giant leap in the...Read more »