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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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NFL’s concussion issues continue with Tua Tagovailoa

Anya Marquardt October 11, 2022
#OPINION: The most recent issue to befall the NFL regards their concussion protocol, and it is well warranted. It is past time for the NFL to make a change in order to protect their players. 
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A football field with the National Football League (NFL) logo on it. ADRIAN CURIEL/PUBLIC DOMAIN

Deshaun Watson and the NFL’s disdain for accountability

Anya Marquardt September 1, 2022
The NFL cannot try to craft the narrative that they stand up for women when they have fostered a culture that allows for short suspensions and a lack of acknowledgement.
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Senior wide receiver Ray Bolden makes a touchdown with 13:37 left in the fourth quarter. The Seawolves went on to defeat the Wildcats 38-24. ARACELY JIMENEZ/THE STATESMAN

Former Stony Brook WR Ray Bolden selected in USFL Draft

Ethan Tam February 23, 2022
Ray Bolden, a former wide receiver on the Stony Brook football team, was selected in the 16th round of the United States Football League (USFL) Draft by the Michigan Panthers on Wednesday, Feb. 22. 
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Stony Brook LB Tyler King named to Jerry Rice Award watch list

Ethan Tam October 28, 2021
Redshirt freshman linebacker Tyler King has only played 12 collegiate games for the Stony Brook football team, but he has already made a name for himself as one of the most feared defenders in his conference.
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Former Stony Brook defensive tackle Sam Kamara in the game against Villanova on Mar. 6, 2021. Kamara now plays for the Chicago Bears and had his first tackle on Oct. 17. KAT PROCACC/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook’s Sam Kamara records first tackle in NFL debut with Chicago Bears

Ethan Tam October 19, 2021
Having earned the opportunity of a lifetime, Sam Kamara donned a Chicago Bears jersey in a regular season game for the first time and brought down one of the top running backs in the National Football League.
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Augie Contressa in a game against University of Albany on Nov. 23, 2019. EMMA HARRIS/STATESMAN FILE

Stony Brook alums Contressa, Kamara and Morrison sign as UDFAs following NFL Draft

Ethan Tam May 2, 2021
Three former Seawolves football players — safety Augie Contressa, defensive tackle Sam Kamara and defensive back TJ Morrison — signed contracts with NFL teams as undrafted free agents.
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Brookhaven Waste Management Commissioner’s social media posts raise concerns about his willingness to confront environmental injustice

Kerim Odekon October 2, 2020
#OPINION: Andrade’s views about racial inequality and immigration on his Facebook account suggest that he may be the wrong person to fairly address concerns about structural racism and environmental policy on Long Island.
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The testing site outside of the Student Health Center on campus. SHAH ALI HAIDER SHANTO/THE STATESMAN

What to know about COVID-19 testing

Matt Venezia September 19, 2020
New information about COVID-19 is being discovered rapidly and the facts surrounding testing are not yet well-established. Here are a few things to know before and after getting tested.
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Footballs with the Stony Brook Seawolves logo.BRIDGET DOWNES/ STATESMAN FILE

Former Stony Brook tight end Connor Davis signs with the New York Jets

Ethan Tam August 17, 2020
On Saturday, Aug. 15, the New York Jets announced the signing of former Stony Brook Football tight end Connor Davis. Davis played a total of 41 games at Stony Brook over five seasons.
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A participant during the Black Lives Matter protests in front of Long Island City Courthouse in early June. RABIA GURSOY/THE STATESMAN

It’s time for white people to speak out against systemic racism in America

Joe McQueen June 21, 2020
People need to be anti-racist and publicly fight for reforms to begin dismantling the systems that oppress black people in the U.S.
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Heslop attempts to take down a Bryant football player in the Stony Brook Football home opener on Aug. 29, 2019. EMMA HARRIS/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook DB Gavin Heslop signs with Seattle Seahawks as UDFA

Ethan Tam April 29, 2020
Immediately after the conclusion of the 2020 NFL Draft on Saturday, April 25, former Stony Brook defensive back Gavin Heslop announced that he had signed with the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent.
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