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From left to right: Ivar the Boneless (Alex Høgh Andersen), Hviserk (Marco Ilsø) and Ubbe (Jordan Patrick Smith) from HISTORYs Vikings. Season five premieres Nov. 29. JONATHAN HESSION/HISTORY

“Vikings” returns with familial power struggles and historical drama

Tim Oakes November 30, 2017
"Vikings" season five debuted on Wednesday, Nov. 29 at 9 p.m. on the History Channel.
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Head mens basketball coach Jeff Boals watches on his team play in a game.Seawolves kick-started the season with a 2-0 record for the first time since 2013.  PHOTO COURTESY OF STONY BROOK ATHLETICS

Men’s Basketball head coach Jeff Boals establishing a new culture

Tim Oakes November 13, 2017
Now in his second season coaching the Seawolves, he will have the chance to develop young guards such as Cornish and McKenzie as well as continuing to establish a foundation for the culture he is forging at Stony Brook.
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Olaniyi, Yeboah and Sturdivant celebrate after Ty makes a basket. GARY GHAYRAT/THE STATESMAN

Men’s Basketball Preview: Sturdivant and Yeboah prepared to lead Seawolves

Gregory Zarb November 10, 2017
Last season, the Stony Brook men’s basketball team faced an uphill battle the likes of which they had not seen in years. Critics and reporters did not give the Seawolves the time of day, ranking them seventh out of nine teams in the America East preseason rankings just before the 2016-2017 season kicked off.
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Stony Brook Mens Baseball alumnus Travis Jankowski slides into home base to score a run for the San Diego Padres against the Baltimore Orioles on June 22, 2016. Jankowski was inducted into the Rita and Kurt Eppenstein Stony Brook Athletics Hall of Fame this past Saturday. KEITH ALLISON/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS VIA CC BY-SA 2.0

Travis Jankowski discusses 2012 College World Series run and his days at Stony Brook

Tim Oakes October 17, 2017
"We were a band of brothers out there, and I can’t stress that enough," Jankowski said in recollection of Stony Brook Baseball's historic College World Series run in 2012.
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Stony Brook alumnus Jameel Warney signs with Dallas Mavericks

Mike Adams October 13, 2017
Stony Brook Men’s Basketball alumnus Jameel Warney signed with the Dallas Mavericks on Friday morning, multiple sources report.
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Stony Brook alumn Will Tye during a game in 2015. KEITH OLSEN/STATESMAN FILE

Will Tye reportedly joins New England Patriots practice squad

Tim Oakes October 12, 2017
Former Stony Brook Football tight end Will Tye joined the New England Patriots practice squad on Thursday.
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Opinions editor Andre Goldstein consults the AP Stylebook regarding the Oxford comma. ARACELY JIMENEZ/THE STATESMAN

Pausing to appreciate the Oxford comma

Andrew Goldstein September 24, 2017
Tess Stepakoff, assistant copy chief – “Heck yeah, AP style should have the Oxford comma!”
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Senior defenseman Frank Sherding (No. 27) meets with teammates on the ice in game in 2016. KELLY ZEGERS/STATESMAN FILE

Stony Brook hockey team eyes return to league title glory

Peter Lupfer September 24, 2017
In the world of sports, nothing fuels a team quite like unexpected defeat. Stony Brook’s hockey team experienced just that last season when they fell to the Liberty University Flames in the Eastern States Collegiate Hockey League Championship, ending the Seawolves’ four-year conference title streak. With the 2017-18 season just around the corner, getting back to the top is on everyone’s mind.
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Senior forward Julie Johnstonbaugh during a 2017 game against Hofstra.. ARACELY JIMENEZ/ STATESMAN FILE

Women’s Soccer offense keeps rolling, takes down Sacred Heart

Ryan Pavich September 24, 2017
After a tough five-game stretch in which Stony Brook was outscored 9-1, the team demonstrated it can still be a high-powered offense over the course of the last two matches.
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Graduate forward Robin Bjornholm-Jatta fighting for position in a game against Seton Hall on Friday, Sept. 1. GARY GHAYRAT/THE STATESMAN

Bjornholm-Jatta takes Men’s Soccer’s offense to the next level

Gregory Zarb September 17, 2017
One offseason acquisition has changed that system for the Seawolves: transfer and graduate forward Robin Bjornholm-Jatta in the starting lineup.
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Junior forward Jordyn Klapper defend possession of the ball in a game against Boston College on Aug. 31.

Women’s Soccer Preview: Young core showing promise, but still learning

Matthew Boerleider September 5, 2017
The Stony Brook women’s soccer team has demonstrated success with a young lineup as the season has kicked off.
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Senior running back Stacey Bedell in a game against Sacred Heart in 2016. ARACELY JIMENEZ/STATESMAN FILE

Stony Brook Football takes No. 19 ranked South Florida to the brink

Joseph Konig September 3, 2017
Stony Brook Football’s 2017 season began Saturday afternoon with the Seawolves taking top-25 FBS team to the edge, losing 31-17 to USF on the road in a game that the Seawolves led at the half.
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