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SBU athletes: Seawolves in the pros and on the global stage

SBU athletes: Seawolves in the pros and on the global stage

Kenny Spurrell February 25, 2024

Despite not being regarded as a top NCAA Division I athletics program, Stony Brook University has a famed history of its athletes competing on higher levels of their sports.  This past summer,...

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Statesman Sports Spotlight ft. Billy Cosh

Mike Anderson February 9, 2024

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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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State of the Seawolves Ep. 6

State of the Seawolves Ep. 6

The Statesman sports section is back for another episode of State of the Seawolves. This week, the guys talk about the firing of football head coach Chuck Priore, the women’s volleyball team’s chances...

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Former head coach Chuck Priore waits in the tunnel with his team before its season finale against Albany on Saturday, Nov. 11. Priore was fired from his job on Monday morning. TIM GIORLANDO/THE STATESMAN

Chuck Priore out as Stony Brook’s head coach

Mike Anderson November 13, 2023
A press release sent out by Stony Brook Athletics has confirmed the firing of long-time head coach Chuck Priore. After the worst two seasons in Stony Brook football history, Director of Athletics Shawn Heilbron has made the decision to move on from Priore.
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Quarterback Daron Bryden (background) throws a pass to wide receiver Jayce Freeman (foreground) against Albany on Saturday, Nov. 11. Bryden had the most efficient game of his career in the season finale. TIM GIORLANDO/THE STATESMAN

Misery ends for Stony Brook football in fitting fashion

Mike Anderson November 11, 2023

It is finally official: 2023 was the worst year in Stony Brook football history. In their season finale, the Seawolves (0-10, 0-8 CAA) were blown out in the Battle for the Golden Apple by the No....

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Tight ends Cal Redman and Cole Bunicci and right tackle DAngelo McKinnie

Winless season looms for Stony Brook football in Battle for the Golden Apple

Alex D'Amaro November 10, 2023

As the 2023 season comes to a close, the Stony Brook football team will look to avoid its first-ever winless season. The Seawolves (0-9, 0-7 CAA) will come home to Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium this...

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Running back Roland Dempster rushes through the left side for a touchdown against New Hampshire on Saturday, Oct. 21. Dempster had a career day in a loss at Monmouth. BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook football trampled by Monmouth, ties single-season loss record

Anthony DiCocco November 4, 2023
The Stony Brook football team’s defense was a detriment once again in another lopsided loss, as its slim chances to win a game this season dwindled further. The Seawolves were annihilated 56-17 by the Monmouth Hawks in West Long Branch, N.J. on Saturday.
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Running back Roland Dempster (center) runs the ball into the open field against New Hampshire on Saturday, Oct. 21. Dempster will look to steal some of the shine from Monmouth running back Jaden Shirden this Saturday. BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook football has nightmare matchup ahead with Monmouth’s Shirden

Alex D'Amaro November 3, 2023

With time running out to find its first win of the season, the Stony Brook football team will hope to get its first road victory in two years this weekend. This Saturday, the Seawolves (0-8, 0-6...

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State of the Seawolves Ep. 5

State of the Seawolves Ep. 5

The Statesman sports section gathers around the table to give their takes on what’s happening in Stony Brook sports. The crew talks about the men’s soccer team’s upcoming postseason tournament,...

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Wide receiver Anthony Johnson (foreground) gets tackled after catching a pass against New Hampshire on Saturday, Oct. 21. Johnson totaled a career-high 11 catches on Saturday at Villanova. BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook football decimated by No. 19 Villanova

Anthony DiCocco October 28, 2023

The Stony Brook football team’s failure to limit big plays plagued it in yet another blowout loss, as its worst season in program history continued. The Seawolves (0-8, 0-6 CAA) were routed in...

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Running back Roland Dempster rushes for a touchdown against New Hampshire on Saturday, Oct. 21. Dempster will look to get things going for the Stony Brook football team at Villanova tomorrow. BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook football kicks off road trip at No. 19 Villanova

Alex D'Amaro October 27, 2023

With the season winding down, the Stony Brook football team is officially in danger of its first-ever winless season. This Saturday, the Seawolves (0-7, 0-5 CAA) will head to Pennsylvania to face...

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