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Empty seats at the Kenneth Laville Stadium during the Mens Soccer game against William & Mary on Sept. 18. Stony Brook Athletics has developed and launched a new app to bring fans back into the stands. CAMRON WANG/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook Athletics trying to boost fanbase with new app

Matt Howlin September 15, 2022
Trying to bring fans back into the stands, Stony Brook Athletics has developed and launched a new app to help better connect themselves with almost 27,000 students. The app was launched during the second week of the semester on Monday, Aug. 29.
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Students section at the the Stony Brook Football 2019 home opener on Aug. 29. EMMA HARRIS/THE STATESMAN

Funding, attendance issues at the core as Stony Brook Athletics shoots for national recognition

Jeremy Portnoy October 10, 2021
The Stony Brook athletics program is one made up of contradictions. Its athletes have taken home a slew of awards, but they play for a student body that is largely apathetic towards those accomplishments.
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Headshot photo of Brad Walker. Walker has been appointed NBA G league America East Commisioner PUBLIC DOMAIN

NBA G League executive named new America East commissioner

Ethan Tam August 15, 2021
The America East Conference announced on Thursday, August 12 that Brad Walker, current vice president of the head of basketball operations for the National Basketball Association (NBA) G League, has been named the conference’s next commissioner. 
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Press conference held to introduce Ashley Langford as Stony Brook’s new head coach

Jeremy Portnoy May 11, 2021
On Friday, May 7, Ashley Langford was introduced as the new head coach of the Stony Brook women’s basketball team in a press conference at Island Federal Arena.
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The Stony Brook football team in a game against Villanova on March 7. The team lost 16-13. KATHERINE PROCACCI/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook’s Spring 2021 football season ends as opponents opt out

Ethan Tam April 8, 2021
The Seawolves’ scheduled six-game campaign will end prematurely due to COVID-19 outbreaks among their final two opponents.
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Black Lives Matter, financial issues hot topics as Stony Brook Athletics gears for return

Black Lives Matter, financial issues hot topics as Stony Brook Athletics gears for return

Ethan Tam October 26, 2020
On Nov. 25, the men’s and women’s basketball teams will begin their season, marking the first official competition for a Stony Brook team since the NCAA halted all college sports in March.
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Stony Brook recruitment plans change amidst COVID-19 precautions

Ryan Magill September 14, 2020
The NCAA instituted a ban on in-person recruiting in March and has extended the ban on a monthly basis. Other subsequent rulings have left coaches and administrators trying to hit a moving target while they attempt to do their jobs.
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The seating in Stony Brooks Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium. NARA HWANG/STATESMAN FILE

America East postpones fall sports until spring semester

Ross O'Keefe July 17, 2020
The America East has postponed fall sports to the spring. Many other conferences have canceled their fall sports seasons as well, including the Patriot League, Ivy League and several Division II and Division III conferences
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Stony Brook University Football Team runs out onto the field at the start of the Homecoming game on Oct. 5, 2019. SAMANTHA ROBINSON/STATESMAN FILE

Football replaces Fordham season opener with FBS Western Michigan

Ross O'Keefe July 5, 2020
Stony Brook added their second FBS opponent, the Western Michigan Broncos, as their season opener now scheduled for Friday, Sept. 4 in Kalamazoo, Michigan. This match replaces their previously scheduled matchup against Fordham on Aug. 29.
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Kenneth P. Lavalle Stadium, home to Stony Brook athletics, including football. SARA RUBERG/STATESMAN FILE

Stony Brook athletes and coaches speak out on social media

Ross O'Keefe June 29, 2020
Director of Athletics Shawn Heilbron encouraged athletes and coaches to speak out against racism and have uncomfortable conversations with each other on the subject in a statement released on Twitter. 
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The home of the Stony Brook University basketball teams, Island Federal Arena. SARA RUBERG/STATESMAN FILE

NJIT joins as the 10th member of the America East, effective July 1

Ethan Tam June 14, 2020
The America East Board of Presidents elected the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) Highlanders as the 10th member of the conference on Friday, June 12, with their membership effective July 1.
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Olyani prepares to make a free throw at the line during the America East Semifinal against Hartford on March 10. EMMA HARRIS/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook eliminated after giving up late semifinal lead to Hartford

Ethan Tam March 11, 2020
The same old demons that haunted the Seawolves all year dealt one final blow as No. 2-seeded Stony Brook (20-13) watched its season end in heartbreaking fashion with a 64-58 loss to the No. 3-seeded Hartford Hawks (18-15) on Tuesday, March 10, at Island Federal Arena in the America East semifinals.
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