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Shooting guard Elijah Olaniyi drives from the baseline against Yale on Nov. 5, 2019. Olaniyi is one of the best players in program history, but his life has taken a bad turn due to brain cancer. EMMA HARRIS/THE STATESMAN

How Elijah Olaniyi’s brain cancer derailed his life

Mike Anderson January 4, 2024
Elijah Olaniyi, a former star player for the Stony Brook men’s basketball team, was diagnosed with a brain tumor on his right frontal lobe on Nov. 30, 2023.
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Center Keenan Fitzmorris looks to pass the ball against Sacred Heart on Monday, December 12. Fitzmorris enjoyed a breakout season in his first year with the Seawolves. BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

Keenan Fitzmorris’ breakout was a long time coming

Alex Streinger April 16, 2023

This past season, the Stony Brook men’s basketball team struggled to find its footing with a reconstructed roster in a new conference. However, it appears to have found some stability on the frontcourt...

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The fight for equality inspires champions of change in the sports community

The fight for equality inspires ‘champions of change’ in the sports community

Amaya McDonald February 16, 2021
Following the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement in the summer of 2020, athletes have become noticeably more vocal when it comes to addressing systematic and systemic racism in the United States.  
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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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Senior Forward Jameel Warney (No. 20, left) poured in 16 points in Stony Brooks 18th-straight victory.  ERIC SCHMID/THE STATESMAN

Jameel Warney waived by Mavs, to test D-League waters

Kunal Kohli October 16, 2016
After spending the preseason and summer league with the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association, former Stony Brook forward Jameel Warney was waived.
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Former football player Kevin Norrell takes one last shot at NFL dream

Former football player Kevin Norrell takes one last shot at NFL dream

Andrew Eichenholz October 27, 2015
El Camino Junior College wide receivers coach Kevin Norrell looked out onto the practice field. Standing on the sideline made him realize he missed playing the sport he loves.
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Linsanity, a proud moment for the Stony Brook Asian community

Amy Streifer March 5, 2012
Jeremy Lin went from an undrafted free agent sleeping on his brother’s couch to a starter for the New York Knicks practically overnight.
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