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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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Wide receiver Anthony Johnson highpoints the ball for his first career catch on Aug. 31. Johnson leads the Stony Brook football team in every receiving category this year. TIM GIORLANDO/THE STATESMAN

Anthony Johnson budding into a star for Stony Brook football

Kenny Spurrell September 25, 2023
After not seeing any action last year with James Madison University (JMU), wide receiver Anthony Johnson has become a massive acquisition for the Stony Brook football team. Johnson has made the most of the opportunity he has been given.
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Running backs Jayden Cook (left) and Ty Son Lawton (right) stand on the sideline in a game against William & Mary on Oct. 1, 2022. After losing its top five backs to injury last year, the Stony Brook football team looks to have a bounce back year running the ball. TIM GIORLANDO/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook football’s running game has bounce-back opportunity ahead

Anthony DiCocco August 18, 2023
Following a season riddled with injuries, offensive line struggles and poor quarterback play, the Stony Brook football team will look for its running game to return to form in 2023.
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The Stony Brook womens basketball team gathers around the bench during a timeout in a game against Iona on Monday, Nov. 14. The Seawolves had an up and down first year in the CAA. ONESUN JEONG/THE STATESMAN

Late-season collapse derails Stony Brook women’s basketball title chances

Matt Howlin April 15, 2023

After a late-season tailspin derailed last year's campaign, the Stony Brook women’s basketball team tried to right its wrongs in the 2022-23 season, but met an eerily similar demise. Coming into...

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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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Stony Brook women’s basketball primed to make strong first impression in CAA

Matt Howlin November 6, 2022
In the 2022-23 season, the Seawolves hope to learn from last year’s mistakes by playing a new brand of basketball that allows their star players to flourish on both sides of the ball.
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Students holding up signs in protest of the America East ban at the mens basketball game on Feb. 9. MARCUS DIA/THE STATESMAN

SBU athletes protest playoff ban; rally planned for tonight

Viola Flowers and Ethan Tam February 23, 2022
Stony Brook University student-athletes are uniting to overturn America East's decision to bar them from competing in the conference playoffs, which was announced on Feb. 21. They plan to hold a demonstration during tonight's women's basketball game.
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Head Coach for the womens basketball team, Ashley Langford.  JOCELYN CRUZ

Langford finds perfect fit in first year with Stony Brook’s women’s basketball

Matt Lindsay November 14, 2021
First-year head coach Ashley Langford has never held this position before, but she comes from a winning culture — the key as the Stony Brook women’s basketball team eyes another successful season after last year’s first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance.
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Graduate quarterback Tyquell Fields passing the ball to redshirt junior running back Ty Son Lawton in the game against Delaware on Oct. 16. The Seawolves will be going against the Richmond Spiders on Oct. 23.

Football preview: Stony Brook faces Richmond’s tough D but unknown QB status

Matt Lindsay October 22, 2021
After snapping a four-game losing streak at home last Saturday, the Stony Brook football team (2-5, 1-3 CAA) will return to Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium for their homecoming game against the Richmond Spiders on Saturday, Oct. 23 at 3:30 p.m.
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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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Ashley Langford hired as Stony Brook’s next women’s basketball head coach

Ethan Tam April 28, 2021
Stony Brook officially named James Madison associate head coach Ashley Langford as its new women’s basketball coach on Wednesday, April 28.
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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

Stony Brook aims for spring football as CAA suspends fall season

Ethan Tam July 20, 2020
“Although it was our hope to compete this fall, circumstances beyond our control have necessitated an alternate path,” Stony Brook Director of Athletics Shawn Heilbron said in a press release.
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