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Stony Brook wide receiver Kevin Norrell, who led the Football Championship Subdivision in yards per catch (21.0) last season, has accepted an invitation to play in the NFLPA-sponsored Collegiate Bowl all-star game Jan. 19 at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. The game will be televised live on ESPN2, and ESPNU will provide live practice coverage during the week.
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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 »
Stony Brook mens and womens basketball returns to Optimum Local for the second straight season, beginning with the women's game against Binghamton on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Pritchard gymnasium.
Optimum subscribers on Long Island will get a six-game package on channel 118 with Carl Reuter or Seth Cantor doing the play-by-play with Rob Pavinelli as color analyst. The men's team 2013 Optimum...Read more »
The conference season is officially underway for the local women’s Division I teams. Early returns have been positive for Hofstra, St. John’s and Stony Brook.
Hofstra: The Pride has won four straight since beginning the season 1-7. The latest was a 56-53 triumph over William & Mary on Sunday. Shante Evans had 11 points and 12 rebounds and is just 21 points away from setting Hofstra’s all-time...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 »
If anyone is surprised or disappointed by St. John’s 6-6 start, don’t be. It’s familiar territory for the Red Storm. St. John’s was 7-5 after 12 games last season.
There are some differences between the two squads, as last season’s team didn’t have All-Big East forward Da’Shena Stevens the first 10 games of the season.
But the injury bug hit this year’s, too. Senior guard Eugeneia McPherson...Read more »
On media day, St. John’s coach Steve Lavin said leading scorer D’Angelo Harrison was going to be his point guard because good things happen when you put the ball in his hands. But when the Red Storm opened Big East play Wednesday night at Villanova’s Pavilion, Lavin inserted transfer Jamal Branch as the starter at the point in a three-guard lineup with Harrison and Phil Greene.
The results...Read more »
The thick of the conference season is about to begin for our local Division II teams. Here is a quick summary of where every team is and what's next.
LIU Post (7-3, 2-0 ECC): With Tobin Carberry (19 pts, 5.5 reb) and Vaughn Allen (16.4 ppg, 8.7 reb) leading the way, the Pioneers have won seven straight and are poised to make a run for the ECC title. Allen had 16 points and seven rebounds...Read more »
The top five in the latest poll remained the same, with Princeton, Rutgers and Quinnipiac taking the top three spots. St. John’s and Stony Brook stayed fourth and fifth. There was movement in the bottom five as Sacred Heart and Rider swapped places. Army stayed at sixth and Marist and Fordham remained at eighth and ninth.
1. Princeton (8-5)
2. Rutgers (8-5)
3. Quinnipiac (9-2)
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Three seasons of excellence at Stony Brook are paying off for running back Miguel Maysonet. The runner-up for the Walter Payton Award as FCS player of the year has been invited to participate in the NFL scouting combine scheduled Feb. 20-26 in Indianapolis, where league personnel experts gather to test, interview and evaluate more than 300 top prospects for the 2013 NFL Draft.
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