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Geno Ford during the Stony Brook mens basketball home opener against Yale  on Nov. 5, 2019. EMMA HARRIS/STATESMAN FILE

Ford prepares for a different look in year two as head coach

Ryan Pavich November 21, 2020
If last season was a transition year for head coach Geno Ford, this season looks to be a complete re-tooling. Stony Brook not only saw Olaniyi transfer out, but three other starters walked out alongside him — as well as some key bench players.
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Womens Basketball head coach Caroline McCombs at a practice during the 2019-2020 season. SARA RUBERG/STATESMAN FILE

After heartbreak, the Seawolves are looking to the future

Vincent Giacalone November 21, 2020
On Feb. 19, when the Stony Brook women’s basketball team beat the Vermont Catamounts 72-68, it was on top of the world. Nothing could have prepared them for the news.
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The mens basketball team has seven new players. New players include (from left to right, top to bottom) PHOTOS COURTESY STONY BROOK ATHLETICS

A new wave of players leads the charge at Stony Brook

Jeremy Portnoy November 19, 2020
The men's basketball team’s opening game against Marist on Nov. 25 fast approaching, second-year head coach Geno Ford is still not ready to announce a starting five.
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India Pagan with the ball during the Stony Brook womens basketball team game against Manhattan on Nov. 8, 2019.  SARA RUBERG/STATESMAN FILE

Following historic season, Women’s Basketball refuses to back down

Ryan Magill November 18, 2020
Now, with coronavirus safety measures and a season in place, the 2020-2021 Stony Brook women’s basketball team is ready to pick up right where they left off.
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The home of the Stony Brook University basketball teams, Island Federal Arena. SARA RUBERG/STATESMAN FILE

Expectations high in Stony Brook despite rapid turnover for Men’s Basketball

Ethan Tam November 17, 2020
The plan was to ride a roster full of seniors to glory in what would have been the Stony Brook men’s basketball team’s best chance at reaching the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Tournament since 2016.
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A basketball going through one of the hoops at Island Federal Arena. SARA RUBERG/STATESMAN FILE

Next in line, Seawolves basketball prepares to take on the pandemic

Vincent Giacalone November 16, 2020
Despite the rising number of cases and hospitalizations in many states, both Men’s and Women’s Basketball are preparing for their respective seasons that are set to begin on Nov. 25. 
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The album cover of POTUS by Daniel W. Jacobsen. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Satirical album runs down the ugly history of United States presidents

Lajiere Blake November 7, 2020
Artist David W. Jacobsen released “POTUS,” a humorous album serving as an homage to former U.S. presidents who are often overlooked. Each song on “POTUS” teaches the listener something new.
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A mask on top of a ballot. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Why I’m voting third party this year

Steven Keehner November 7, 2020
#OPINION: I’m writing this on Oct. 23 — a day before early voting opens in New York. For the last six months, I have stared down the dreaded dilemma: Who should I vote for in the most important election of my lifetime?
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The Statesman logo. STATESMAN FILE

From the archives: Student coverage of U.S. presidential elections

Peter Lupfer November 4, 2020
Even under normal circumstances, every campaign comes with its own unique characteristics. The circumstances surrounding this 2020 election cycle, however, have been extraordinary.
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Stony Brook University Election Day Voting Photo Gallery

Rabia Gursoy November 3, 2020
Stony Brook University students head over to the Walter J. Hawrys Campus Recreation Center to vote on Election Day. The recreation center was strictly used as a voting center on Nov. 3.
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The Weekly Wrap Up podcast logo. HANYA GAO/THE STATESMAN

Election Special Issue Podcast

Juliana Slocum November 3, 2020
Podcast Intern Jules Slocum interviews SBU political science professor Helmut Norpoth, an expert on election forecasting, voter behavior and creator of the "Primary Model." Listen to him talk about his prediction for Trump's re-election.
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Republican Elephant and the Democrat Donkey icons. Stony Brook University’s Chemistry Department Nancy Goroff. Goroff alongside incumbent Lee Zeldin is on the ballot for the upcoming election.DONKEYHOTEY/FLICKR VIA CC BY-SA 2.0

SBU Professor Nancy Goroff and incumbent Lee Zeldin vie for eastern Suffolk’s seat in Congress

Iryna Shkurhan November 3, 2020
In New York’s Congressional District 1, former Chairwoman of Stony Brook University’s Chemistry Department Nancy Goroff (Democrat) and incumbent Lee Zeldin (Republican) are on the ballot for the Nov. 3 election. 
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