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Hofstra to hold basketball court design contest

Hofstra University men's basketball head coach Joe Mihalich

(Credit: James Escher)

It's time for Hofstra fans to hold court on what the next basketball court design will look like.

Hofstra is holding a fan contest to design the basketball court at the Mack Sports Complex for the upcoming 2014-15 season, the school announced Thursday.

Fans can submit their design idea via email at courtdesign@hofstra.edu, on the Hofstra Pride Facebook page. (Fans can also show off their...

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Local hoops teams ready to go

D'Angelo Harrison dribbles the ball during the first

(Credit: Errol Anderson)

Last season was good to the New York City metro-area college basketball teams as four squads (Stony Brook, St. John's, Iona, LIU Brooklyn) made post season appearances.

Will there be a repeat of that success? You can make a strong case for it. Stony Brook and St. John's are loaded, while Iona returns five of its top seven scorers. LIU Brooklyn returns one of the nation's top passers, while...

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Hofstra WBB begins post-Evans era

Hofstra women's basketball coach Krista Kilburn-Steveskey at media

(Credit: James Escher)

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,...

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Hofstra looks to rebound

Hofstra University men's basketball head coach Joe Mihalich

(Credit: James Escher)

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...

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Staten Island's Brian Bernardi joins Hofstra

Staten Island’s Brian Bernardi is the latest to join Hofstra men's basketball coach Joe Mihalich’s revamped squad, the school announced. The sophomore, who averaged 11.2 minutes and 3.5 points per game as a guard for Southern Methodist University, will have to sit out the 2013-2014 season, per NCAA regulations. He will be eligible to play for three more seasons.

A graduate of Brooklyn’s Xaverian...

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Hofstra adds Zeke Upshaw, Dion Nesmith

Monmouth's Dion Nesmith (1) shoots against Rutgers' Eli

(Credit: AP, 2011)

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....

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CAA moves men's lacrosse championship dates

Hofstra attacker Torin Varn looks to pass against

(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

The Colonial Athletic Association has changed the schedule for the 2013 men's lacrosse championship. The semifinal will now be Wednesday, May 1 and the title game will be Friday, May 3.

With the No. 1 seed already locked up, Penn State will host the conference tournament in University Park, Pa.

Hofstra (7-6) is currently fourth in the conference with at 2-3 in CAA play. They wrap...

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