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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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Guard Anthony Roberts after shooting a basket in the game against Bryant on Dec. 11. Roberts hasETHAN TAM/THE STATESMAN

Anthony Roberts declares for NBA draft, won’t return to Stony Brook

Ethan Tam April 10, 2022
Anthony Roberts, the guard who led the Stony Brook men’s basketball team in scoring last season, announced on Saturday, April 9 that he will not use his final year of collegiate eligibility and declare for the NBA draft instead.
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Mark Cuban speaking with attendees at the 2019 Arizona Technology Innovation Summit at The Duce in Phoenix, Arizona. GAGE SKIDMORE/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS VIA CC BY-SA 2.0

Not playing the national anthem could bring our nation together

Matt Lindsay March 13, 2021
#OPINION Mark Cuban should be applauded for his decision to stop playing the national anthem.
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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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Gueye during the Stony Brook Mens Basketball home opener on Nov. 5.EMMA HARRIS/STATESMAN FILE

Newcomer Rodriguez helps Stony Brook edge out Fairfield in overtime for first win

Ethan Tam December 5, 2020
Coming off a 14-point road loss to Saint Peter’s on Tuesday, the Stony Brook men’s basketball team needed overtime to best the Fairfield Stags home at Island Federal Arena on Friday, Dec. 4, squeaking out a 72-69 victory.
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The seating in Stony Brooks Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium. NARA HWANG/STATESMAN FILE

Stony Brook is postponing fall sports, and the NCAA should follow

Ryan Pavich August 11, 2020
While the Big 10 and Pac-12 conferences recently postponed their seasons, the remaining Power Five conferences are intending to play college football this fall. While many professional athletes can opt-out of playing, college athletes cannot do so.
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Miles Latimer in the opening game this season against Yale. EMMA HARRIS/THE STATESMAN

Numerous players explore departure from Stony Brook

Ethan Tam April 1, 2020
Sophomore guard Miles Latimer entered the NCAA transfer portal on March 20. On March 30, he officially announced that he would be transferring to the Bucknell Bison of the Patriot League.
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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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Warren’s late scoring pushes Women’s Basketball over Albany in AE quarterfinals

Ross O'Keefe March 5, 2020
Overtime saw Warren take over and finish the job, gaining their first lead all game with 1:24 left and advancing to the America East semifinals shortly after. 
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Stony Brook loses close battle at Providence

Ethan Tam December 16, 2019
In the second game of a difficult 4-game road trip, the Stony Brook men’s basketball team lost 82-78 to the Providence Friars (6-5) on Saturday, Dec. 14, dropping their second consecutive game and falling to 7-5 on the season. The Seawolves held a second-half lead again in the third meeting between the America East and Big East schools but were unable to beat the size and physicality of the Friars.
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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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