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Infielder Evan Goforth (foreground) makes a relay throw in practice on Wednesday, Jan. 24. Goforth is a transfer from Indiana who is likely to be a starter on the Stony Brook baseball team this year. BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook baseball seeking help from lots of newcomers

George Caratzas January 31, 2024
Coming off one of its most disappointing years ever, the Stony Brook baseball team is looking to get the bad taste out of its mouth. After finishing last season 23-29 overall and 14-16 in Colonial — now Coastal — Athletic Association (CAA) play, the Seawolves suffered even more losses in the offseason.
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Former Western Michigan Football offensive coordinator Billy Cosh poses for his headshot. Cosh was hired by Stony Brook University as the schools next head football coach. PHOTO COURTESY OF WESTERN MICHIGAN ATHLETICS

Stony Brook lands Billy Cosh as new head football coach

Mike Anderson December 12, 2023
A month after removing former head coach Chuck Priore from his position, the Stony Brook football team has found his replacement. On Tuesday evening, ESPN reporter Pete Thamel posted on X (formerly Twitter) that Stony Brook University will hire former Western Michigan University (WMU) offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Billy Cosh.
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The Stony Brook mens basketball team breaks a huddle at practice on Sunday, Oct. 15. The Seawolves are looking to bounce back after a rough 2022-23 season. BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

Finally healthy, Stony Brook men’s basketball hopes for major bounce-back year

Kenny Spurrell October 29, 2023
Coming off the program’s worst finish in 15 years, the Stony Brook men’s basketball team is shooting for a massive turnaround.
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From left to right: small forward Andre Snoddy, center Chris Maidoh, small forward Sabry Philip and point guard Dean Noll in practice on Sunday, Oct. 15. The four transfers will make their Stony Brook debuts this season. BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook men’s basketball getting boosts from two transfer classes

Kenny Spurrell October 29, 2023
Injuries derailed the Stony Brook men’s basketball team’s 2022-23 season before it even started. Head coach Geno Ford brought in five new transfers in the 2022 offseason, with all of them expected to play a major role.
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The Stony Brook mens basketball team comes out of the tunnel on Friday, November 11, 2022 for its home opener against Miami Hamilton. Injuries and depth issues caused the Seawolves to struggle all year. CAMRON WANG/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook men’s basketball’s CAA introduction spoiled by injuries

Kenny Spurrell April 15, 2023

The transition to a new conference was not a smooth one for the Stony Brook men’s basketball team in the 2022-23 season. The bar was set low for the Seawolves, and they validated those expectations...

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Guard Tanahj Pettway (right) drives down the lane after picking up a screen from forward Kenan Sarvan (left). Pettway became the teams sixth man this past season after starting buried on the depth chart. TIM GIORLANDO/THE STATESMAN

How Tanahj Pettway went from an afterthought to a reliable sixth man

Cameron Takmil March 8, 2023

Even after rising through the ranks of Junior College (JUCO) to Division I basketball, guard Tanahj Pettway still feels like the best is yet to come from him. Bitten by the injury bug, the Stony...

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Head coach Megan Bryant hitting ground balls in practice on Wednesday, Feb. 8. Bryant is primed to lead her team to a the CAA championship in 2023. TIM GIORLANDO/THE STATESMAN

Continuity, strong bats give Stony Brook softball a legitimate chance in the CAA

Cameron Takmil February 12, 2023
Last season was an unorthodox one for the Stony Brook softball team. Though they suffered several key departures heading into the 2022 season, the Seawolves finished with their highest win total in a decade. 
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Shortstop Kyra McFarland fielding her position in a practice on Wednesday, Feb. 8. McFarland has broken through barriers to become the star she is today. TIM GIORLANDO/THE STATESMAN

Kyra McFarland’s resilience has taken her to stardom

Mike Anderson February 12, 2023
The Stony Brook softball program has a knack for turning relative unknowns into stars. After breaking out in year two, shortstop Kyra McFarland can be added to that list. 
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Forward Kenan Sarvan handling the ball in a game against Miami Hamilton on Friday, Nov. 11. The Stony Brook mens basketball team picked up its first win of the year behind Sarvans career night. CAMRON WANG/THE STATESMAN

Sarvan’s career night lifts Stony Brook men’s basketball in home opener

Kenny Spurrell November 12, 2022
After a historic loss in its season opener at Florida, the Stony Brook men’s basketball team rebounded in a big way on the back of forward Kenan Sarvan. 
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Guard Tyler Stephenson-Moore defending guard Toby Onyekonwu in practice on Friday, Nov. 4. Stephenson-Moore was the Stony Brook mens basketball teams leading rebounder on Monday night, as it was defeated 81-45 by Flordia. CAMRON WANG/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook men’s basketball suffers worst defeat since 2016 in season opener

Kenny Spurrell November 8, 2022
The Stony Brook men’s basketball team did not put up a great fight in its season opener at Florida, leading to the worst beatdown they have suffered in almost six years. 
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Forward Reilly Rich leading the attack against LIU on Aug. 28. Rich is off to a hot start with the Stony Brook womens soccer team. KAYLA GOMEZ MOLANO/THE STATESMAN

JUCO transfer Reilly Rich making an instant impact for Stony Brook women’s soccer

Kenny Spurrell September 13, 2022
After needing to add a premier scoring threat to a dull offense, the Stony Brook women’s soccer team struck gold this offseason with the acquisition of forward Reilly Rich. 
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Geno Ford during the Stony Brook mens basketball home opener against Yale  on Nov. 5, 2019. EMMA HARRIS/STATESMAN FILE

Stony Brook replenishes roster with transfers

Ethan Tam April 7, 2020
Later on April 2, Mount St. Mary’s junior forward Omar Habwe also announced that he had committed to Stony Brook. Habwe had revealed on March 30 that he was planning to graduate transfer and play out his final season of eligibility with a new program. 
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