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Shooting guard Toby Onyekonwu (right) looks to pass the ball while point guard Dean Noll (left) defends him in practice on Sunday, Oct. 15. Onyekonwu is entering his second year after a promising freshman season. BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

Toby Onyekonwu preparing for breakout sophomore year

Nayden Villorente October 29, 2023
After bringing in a pair of All-Conference point guards to lead its offense, the Stony Brook men’s basketball team expected itself to be a dynamic offense. But when both of the players suffered significant injuries before the 2022-23 season tipped off, their jobs were placed on the shoulders of then-freshman shooting guard Toby Onyekonwu.
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Head coach Ashley Langford (center) talks to her team during a practice on Sunday, Oct. 22. Langfords contract was recently extended as she enters her third year with Stony Brook. BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

Ashley Langford has become Stony Brook royalty, and for good reason

Mike Anderson October 29, 2023
After an electric first two years at the helm, Stony Brook women’s basketball head coach Ashley Langford is officially here to stay for the long run. She has more than proved her worth since arriving on the scene in 2021, leading the Seawolves to 41 wins, votes in the national polls and the Women’s National Invitation Tournament (WNIT).
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Point guard Gigi Gonzalez (foreground) surveys the court as she floor the ball down the court in practice on Sunday, Oct. 22. Gonzalez is entering her fifth and final season with Stony Brook. BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

Gigi Gonzalez’s final year primed to be a big one

Kevin Yu October 29, 2023
When looking at the pieces of the Stony Brook women’s basketball team’s puzzle, point guard Gigi Gonzalez may very well be the biggest one.
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Strong safety Nick Chimienti knocks down Richmond quarterback Jackson Hardy on the blitz on Saturday, Sept. 23. Chimienti leads the Coastal Athletic Association with four takeaways this year. TIM GIORLANDO/THE STATESMAN

Nick Chimienti becoming a bright spot for Stony Brook football

Kenny Spurrell October 2, 2023

In the middle of a very rough year, strong safety Nick Chimienti is giving the Stony Brook football team something to smile about. The fourth-year defensive back has had an up and down career, but...

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Defenseman Teddy Valenti recovers a loose puck for Farmingdale against Fairfield on Feb. 4, 2023. Valenti is one of the 13 new players that is joining the Stony Brook hockey team this year. PHOTO COURTESY OF AZTEKPHOTOS

Loaded recruiting class set to revitalize Stony Brook hockey

Kevin Broderick October 1, 2023
A new season has brought a drastically new roster for the Stony Brook hockey team, and the new players are ready to don their new colors and chase down a national title. Head coach Chris Garofalo took last season’s ousting from the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) tournament as a wake-up call.
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Center Sherese Pittman goes up for a layup through a double team against Towson. A transfer portal acquisition, Pittman is having a breakout season in her first year with the Stony Brook womens basketball team. VIKRAM SETHI/THE STATESMAN

Sherese Pittman proving to be a huge offseason acquisition for Stony Brook

Kenny Spurrell February 24, 2023

After riding the bench for the James Madison Dukes last year, center Sherese Pittman has truly shown her worth with the Stony Brook women’s basketball team. The sophomore has been a big difference-maker...

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Cars parked in South P, the commuter student parking lot. PAULA PECEGO/STATESMAN FILE

Proposed changes for Stony Brook parking

Lori Saxena February 13, 2023
Stony Brook University is exploring a campus-wide, fully paid parking model proposed to begin in the fall of 2023. 
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The Stony Brook University Administration Building.  EMMA HARRIS/ STATESMAN FILE

Budget task force discusses increasing revenue through research opportunities in town hall

Sara Ruberg January 25, 2021
The Research and Innovation Task Force identified several areas of needed growth for Stony Brook University’s research programs during a public forum on the Strategic Budget Initiative on Jan. 21.
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Outside the School of Journalism Newsroom in the Melville Library. COURTESY OF STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY

The School of Journalism gets a new name and plans program expansion

Maya Brown January 24, 2021
The Stony Brook University School of Journalism has officially changed their name to the School of Communication and Journalism and will be expanding offered majors and minors to cover broader topics of communication.
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The Stony Brook University Administration Building.  EMMA HARRIS/ STATESMAN FILE

SBU issues a budget initiative update, outlines task forces and their roles in the initiative

Alek Lewis November 16, 2020
Stony Brook University issued a progress report on the university’s financial sustainability initiative through a campus-wide email on Nov. 10, updating the community on the efforts to identify long and short term opportunities to improve the university’s finances.
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Warney hopes to make Stony Brook history at Thursdays NBA Draft

Warney hopes to make Stony Brook history at Thursday’s NBA Draft

Kunal Kohli June 22, 2016
In this Thursday’s NBA draft, Jameel Warney has a chance to become the first Stony Brook player drafted to the sport’s premier league in over 45 years.
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Warney committed to team and March Madness dream

Warney committed to team and March Madness dream

Skyler Gilbert November 9, 2015
Warney may have the national accolades now—leading the NCAA in total rebounds and double-doubles last season—but he has not forgotten where he came from.
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