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LIU Post moves up in Directors' Cup standings

The LIU Post women's volleyball team huddles before

(Credit: LIU Post Athletics)

A second-place finish by LIU Post's field hockey team helped the Pioneers move up eight spots into sixth place in the Division II Learfield Sports Directors' Cup at the end of December.

The Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup was developed between the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics and USA Today. Points are awarded to schools based on their athletic finish in up to 14...

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Erik Smiles to coach at LIU Post

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...

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Dowling vs. NYIT in NCAA tournament

Dowling's Danielle Wilson (23) attempts a free throw

(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

East Coast Conference women’s basketball champion Dowling (25-3) will face NYIT (23-5) Friday at Bentley in the NCAA East Region Tournament.

LIU Post (19-9) will face top-seeded Bentley (28-1).

Dowling, the third seed, has defeated sixth-seeded NYIT three times, including a 72-49 victory Sunday in the conference championship. The bracket also includes Stonehill-Franklin Pierce and Holy...

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