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The outside of the Campus Recreation Center which was the campus polling place on Nov. 3, 2020. RABIA GURSOY/THE STATESMAN

Georgia’s voting law is unfair

Matt Lindsay May 1, 2021
#OPINION Major League Baseball was right to move the 2021 All-Star Game out of Atlanta following Georgia’s new voting law. More organizations should follow in MLB’s footsteps to advocate for equal voting rights and general social equity. 
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A batter at Joe Nathan Field in 2017.  SKYLER GLIBERT/STATESMAN FILE

Baseball sucks — and I love it

Steven Keehner April 27, 2021
#OPINION Having someone like Astudillo on a professional, contending ball club is an embarrassment to the sport. But to see him on the mound as a pitcher? You might as well toss me in the— wait, he pitched a 1-2-3 inning? 
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The first pitch at Marlins Park in 2012. Roberto Coquis/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS VIA CC BY 2.0

Listen to women when they say they’ve been sexually harassed, especially women in sports

Matt Lindsay March 31, 2021
#OPINION We need gender inclusivity in every regard, but especially in sports. Until we can collectively realize that what men in sports are doing is wrong, we are never going to truly achieve equality in sports, or anything else.
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Former Stony Brook pitcher Tom Koehler discusses COVID-19’s impact on sports

Alfonso Migliarini September 16, 2020
“I think when you get to that level, all athletes are mentally prepared,” Koehler said. “Each one of those guys you see doing their thing is so routine-oriented and such hard workers that they are able to adjust on the fly."
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Nick Tropeano pitching for the Seawolves.PHOTO COURTESY OF AMERICA EAST 2014

Former Stony Brook star Nick Tropeano shines in Pittsburgh Pirates debut

Ethan Tam August 27, 2020
Two days shy of his 30th birthday, the 2010 and 2011 America East Pitcher of the Year winner appeared in an MLB game for the first time in 13 months. Tropeano pitched four scoreless innings against the Chicago White Sox in his season debut.
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The home of the Stony Brook University basketball teams, Island Federal Arena. SARA RUBERG/STATESMAN FILE

America East basketball championships canceled

Ryan Pavich March 12, 2020
In lieu of the championship match, the Seawolves were declared the conference champions after winning the regular season title and advancing to the title game.
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Stony Brook Baseball alum Tom Koehler announces retirement

Ethan Tam March 3, 2020
On Monday, March 2, Koehler abruptly announced his retirement on social media at the age of 33, posting a picture of him hanging up his cleats on Instagram.
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Kenneth P. Lavalle Stadium, home to Stony Brook athletics, including football. SARA RUBERG/STATESMAN FILE

Stony Brook Athletics announces hiring of Adam Rubin

Ethan Tam December 4, 2019
Stony Brook Athletics announced on Wednesday, Dec. 4 that longtime New York Mets beat reporter Adam Rubin has been hired as the university’s new Associate Director of Athletics for Strategic Communications.
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The thrill and benefits of investing in a fantasy football league

Jordan Eugene October 20, 2019
That time of the year is here again: the time when sports fans who play fantasy football gear up and try to win and dominate in their leagues. Fantasy football is by far the greatest leisure activity that simultaneously stresses people out.
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Joe Nathan pitching in a game during the 2006 season. KEITH ALLISON/FLICKR VIA CC BY-SA 2.0

Stony Brook alum Joe Nathan retires from MLB

Tim Oakes August 29, 2017
Former Stony Brook Baseball player Joe Nathan has officially retired after a 16-year career in MLB, the Minnesota Twins announced Tuesday afternoon.
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Junior pitcher Teddy Rodliff pitches to Sacred Heart on April 8 at Joe Nathan Field. ARACELY JIMENEZ/STATESMAN FILE

Baseball’s Teddy Rodliff is doing his best Andrew Miller impression

Tim Oakes April 12, 2017
Rodliff is ready whichever inning his team needs him, but he is pitching better than ever in his new role.
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A batter at Joe Nathan Field in 2017.  SKYLER GLIBERT/STATESMAN FILE

Heilbron discusses plans for Joe Nathan Field upgrades

Tim Oakes April 2, 2017
Director of Athletics, Shawn Heilbron wants to ensure that Stony Brook Baseball, which has won five America East Championships, has a new facility to coincide with the program’s growth.
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