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When pro ballers indulge in late-night tweetstorms, they aren’t just courting controversy: they could also be impacting their performance on-court. A new study led by Stony Brook researchers suggests that NBA players had worse personal statistics in games that followed a late-night tweet. Players scored on average about 1 point less in games following late-night tweets, and their shooting accuracy dropped 2.5 percentage points compared with their performance in games that did not follow late-night tweeting. After a late-night tweet, players also took fewer shots and had fewer rebounds, steals and blocks. “Using late-night tweeting activity as a proxy for…

With Stony Brook’s totally revamped University Pool now open, the Women’s Swimming and Diving program reinstated, and two-time Olympian Janelle Atkinson on board as head coach, the Seawolves are ready to dive back into collegiate competition. “Stony Brook Swimming and Diving has a long and illustrious history,” President Samuel L. Stanley, Jr. said. “With Janelle Atkinson as head coach, I predict we will be adding championship banners to this highly-anticipated facility’s walls very soon.” Stony Brook celebrated the reopening of University Pool on Monday, May 15 with an official ribbon-cutting ceremony. The facility will be the new home of the…

The Stony Brook women’s lacrosse team closed the game on a 7-2 run to advance to the NCAA quarterfinals for the first time in program history with a 13-9 win over Northwestern Sunday, May 14,  in the NCAA Second Round at LaValle Stadium. With the win – Stony Brook’s 15th-straight victory – the Seawolves improve to 20-1, while the Wildcats close their season at 11-10. The victory marks the first 20-win season in program history for the Seawolves, who went a perfect 11-0 at home this season. The Seawolves will face No. 1 Maryland Saturday at noon in College Park,…

After an extensive renovation process, the University Pool located in Pritchard Gymnasium is now ready for use and open to the Stony Brook campus community. The revamped pool features significant upgrades including a state-of-the-art movable floor in the shallow end, an enhanced automated mechanical system that includes remote monitoring to aid in pool maintenance, and an updated HVAC system with multi-season climate control and a dehumidification system. In addition, this facility will be the new home of the Women’s Swimming and Diving team, reinstated for the 2017-18 academic year, headed by Coach Janelle Atkinson, a two-time Olympian.   All members of the campus community…

The Stony Brook women’s lacrosse team vanquished Albany to clinch its fifth-consecutive America East Championship on Sunday at LaValle Stadium, securing a No. 8 seed in the NCAA tournament. The Seawolves will host Bryant Friday, May 12,  at 4:30 p.m. in an NCAA regional bracket that also includes Albany and Northwestern. Stony Brook is 18-1 entering the NCAA tournament with a resume that includes eight victories over the NCAA tournament field, seven wins over RPI top-20 teams and a nation-leading nine road wins. The Seawolves are currently riding a 13-game winning streak and are 4-0 this season against the other three teams…

Six students from Stony Brook University — the highest number of students among the four NCAA Division I SUNY campuses — have earned the 2016-17 Scholar Athlete Award, which recognizes outstanding academic excellence and athletic achievement. A total of 77 SUNY students were honored with the award this year. “It takes a tremendous amount of dedication and hard work to achieve such a high level of academic and athletic success,” said SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher. “Congratulations to all of the students receiving this year’s SUNY scholar athlete award, as well as the faculty, coaches and staff across SUNY who…

After going undefeated in conference play, Coach Spallina and the women’s lacrosse team are set to host the 2017 America East Championship this weekend.  An automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament is on the line.The Seawolves enter post-season play ranked at No. 4 in all national polls. Friday, May 5 – Semifinals  #1 Stony Brook Seawolves vs. #4 New Hampshire Wildcats – 5:30 p.m. #2 Albany Great Danes vs. #3 UMBC Retrievers – 8:00 p.m. Sunday, May 7 – Championship Winner of semifinal 1 vs. Winner of semifinal 2 – 12:00 p.m. More info: Tickets, streaming, and gameday information Stony Brook…

Michelle Liu ’18 is at it again. The Health Sciences major and Intramural Sports Coordinator was named an All-American Official at the National Intramural and Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) National Basketball Championship Series. This national tournament features the best Intramural and Sport Clubs men’s and women’s basketball teams along with the best Intramural officials throughout the country. This top competition was hosted by Ohio State University in April. Although there were 54 student officials at the event with nine of them earning the prestigious title of All-American, Michelle was the only female bestowed the prestigious recognition. Hard Work Pays Off This…

Mascots from across New York State are competing in the fifth annual Mascot Madness competition, and it’s time to vote for Wolfie to win the title of SUNY’s favorite campus mascot in 2017. Each mascot has been randomly placed into four SUNY regions and ranked by the number of athletic teams each mascot represents; this will determine which mascots are competing against each other in each round. Last year’s competition brought out thousands of voters in support of their favorite mascot. Wolfie works hard all year cheering for Stony Brook and our student athletes. It’s time for us to show our…

Many signs are pointing to success this year for the Seawolves women’s lacrosse team — success, that is, in the form of a trip to the Final Four in pursuit of a national championship. Coming off their fourth consecutive America East title, the Seawolves enter this season having won 84 percent of their games over the last four years, the third-best mark in the nation. The team’s stellar standing has been forged during the Coach Joe Spallina era. In school history — at least on paper — there has never been a better chance for Stony Brook to win it all.…

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