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The Stony Brook Men’s Basketball team is finishing out the regular season on the road with games against UMBC on February 22 and Vermont on February 25, and continues to fight for the top seed in the conference. The team’s success this year has earned them a home game for the first round of the America East Playoffs, to be played at Island Federal Credit Union Arena on Wednesday, March 1, at 7 pm. Tickets are currently available to season ticket holders and Seawolves United members and will be made available to all fans beginning Friday, February 24, at 9 am. Click here for…

The Stony Brook men’s basketball team battled back after being down 21 points late in the second half to knock off the Albany Great Danes, 72-70, in the final second at Island Federal Credit Union Arena Sunday afternoon. Junior Tyrell Sturdivant (Chester, Pa.) hit the game-winner with 0.6 on the clock to move the Seawolves to 7-8 on the year and 2-0 in America East. Albany now sits at 9-8 on the season and 0-2 in league play. “What a welcome to the rivalry,” said head coach Jeff Boals after the victory. “I think the fact that this was the…

In 2016, Stony Brook University was once again an academic hotbed of innovation, diversity, cutting-edge research and groundbreaking discoveries with real-world impact. Stony Brook experts and events were featured in the world’s news columns as we followed the road to the White House, celebrated the medical miracle that gave a young Congolese boy his smile back, advanced global health in Madagascar, and made our first appearance in the NCAA’s Big Dance. As a new year full of promise begins, browse our Top 10 website for a colorful review of Stony Brook’s biggest stories of 2016.

Stony Brook University student-athletes recently went to bat for one of their own. When Stony Brook softball player Danielle (“Danni”) Kemp learned that she had an inoperable brain tumor and needed treatments, her male diamond counterparts put on their rally caps in solidarity, creating the initiative #BeardsForDanni. Danni, who played second base for the Seawolves in 2015-2016, was hit in the helmet by a pitch this past summer. Soon after she experienced balance problems, trouble focusing and dizziness. Doctors discovered she didn’t have a concussion, but a brain tumor. Stony Brook University Associate Baseball Coach Pennucci learned the news about…

Stony Brook’s student-athletes continue to distinguish themselves in the classroom, with six sports graduating at rates above the national average, according to information released Wednesday by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The annual report, issued by the NCAA, revealed that six of Stony Brook’s sports registered a Graduation Success Rate (GSR) higher than the NCAA Division I institutions national average, including men’s and women’s cross country/track and field and men’s basketball, who each compiled a perfect 100 percent graduation success rate. The Seawolves men’s cross country/track and field programs placed an impressive 20 points higher than the national average, while the…

Stony Brook welcomed a record number of Seawolves fans and university alumni back to campus for our annual homecoming tradition, Wolfstock — a week full of great events capped off with one big football win at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium. Seawolves Beat Rhode Island, 14-3 Saturday afternoon, the Seawolves took out the visiting Rhode Island Rams 14-3 in front of a record crowd of 12,221 for the homecoming matchup at LaValle Stadium. The win helped Stony Brook snap a two-game homecoming losing streak, putting our season record at 3-0 in the Colonial Athletic Association for the first time since joining…

Seawolves football hosted all incoming international students in the first ever “Football 101” clinic on August 25, 2016. The players and coaches met with 125 new Seawolves to explain the ins and outs of American football, followed by a football skills clinic on the field at LaValle Stadium. Result? 125 brand new fans.

There was no need for calling audibles when Seawolves football welcomed Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf students to the campus on August 10. Nine football players enrolled in the University’s American Sign Language (ASL) class communicated Mill Neck students, answering their questions about what it’s like to be a Division I athlete. Later, Mill Neck students took a tour of the University led by other ASL students and met with an admissions counsellor.

Jameel Warney ’16 just spent 10 days in a Dallas Mavericks uniform, but he has not forgotten his ties to Stony Brook University, nor his commitment to helping young athletes learn the game that he loves. Jameel, a three-time All America East Player of the Year and Stony Book’s all-time leader in points (2,132), rebounds (1,275) and games played (135), just wrapped up an audition in the 2016 Samsung Las Vegas Pro Summer League, from July 8-18. Last winter, he helped the Seawolves advance to the NCAA Tournament with a career-high 43 points in a victory over Vermont. He also averaged…

Stony Brook University President  Samuel L. Stanley Jr., has been elected to serve on the  NCAA Board of Governors, the highest governance body in the NCAA. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is a non-profit organization that regulates sports competition and athletes at higher education institutions nationwide. The Board of Governors is composed of institutional chief executive officers that oversee Association-wide issues. The board is charged with ensuring that each division operates consistently with the basic purposes, fundamental policies and general principles of the Association. President Stanley will be one of  20 members on the Board of Governors. His appointment is effective immediately and continues through August…

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