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Dowling’s Rick Cole Jr. was named athletic director at Iona, college president Joseph E. Nyre announced.
Cole, who spent eight years as Dowling’s athletic director, was instrumental in the development of Dowling’s $12.5-million athletic complex at its Brookhaven campus.
Cole held previous positions at St. John’s and Stony Brook....Read more »
No one from Notre Dame laid a glove on Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron during the Crimson Tide’s 42-14 victory in the BCS National Championship game Monday at Sun Life Stadium. But McCarron got pushed around by Bama’s All-American center Barrett Jones during a fourth-quarter outburst over a botched snap count.
It might have been the most exciting moment of a game that was over almost before...Read more »
Having unexpectedly led undefeated Notre Dame back to prominence as the No. 1-ranked team in the country, Irish coach Brian Kelly said during Saturday’s media day interviews that speculation about his interest in NFL jobs is just that. Kelly described Monday night’s BCS National Championship game against Alabama as “the biggest game I’ve ever been involved in” and said his focus is “100 percent”...Read more »
Tonight is a big night for several of the NYC Metro-area college basketball teams looking to validate their strong starts or just looking get back on track.
Stony Brook (8-3) @ Seton Hall (10-2) 7:00 p.m.: Stony Brook is beginning to really find its groove. With a solid frontcourt led by Jameel Warney, Tommy Brenton and Eric McAlister, the Seawolves have proven the can play with anyone, including...Read more »
There weren’t any changes to the top five. But there was a little movement in the bottom five as LIU moved up three spots to eighth after winning five straight. Wagner moved into the top 10 after two straight wins and Iona dropped one spot to ninth. Manhattan drops out of the poll after dropping two of its last three.
1. St. John’s (8-3) 2. Stony Brook (7-2) 3. Seton Hall (8-2) 4. Rutgers...Read more »
Hofstra: The Pride (3-7) has had a rough go of it lately, particularly on offense. The Pride has failed to reach the 60-point plateau in four of its last five games. Mo Cassara’s crew remedied that a bit on Saturday with its 88-84 loss at LIU. The loss still hurts, but Hofstra did find a new weapon. Penn State Taran Buie scored 29 in the loss. It was the fifth straight game the sophomore guard has...Read more »