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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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Elijah Olaniyis return to Stony Brook sparks flashy offseason

Elijah Olaniyi’s return to Stony Brook sparks flashy offseason

Kenny Spurrell November 14, 2021
Two seasons ago, Stony Brook graduate guard Elijah Olaniyi came into his own, solidifying himself as a star as a junior by putting up averages of 18.0 points and 6.5 rebounds per game. The Seawolves finished 20-13 and in second place in the America East, but were bounced by Hartford in the semifinals of the conference tournament.
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Olaniyi in with the ball during Stony Brook mens basketball home opener on Nov. 5 against Yale. 
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Elijah Olaniyi announces return to Stony Brook after one season with Miami

Ethan Tam April 4, 2021
On Friday, April 2, Elijah Olaniyi announced that he would be returning to Stony Brook after playing a season with the Miami Hurricanes.
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National Geographic explorer talks about her life

Michaela Kilgallen October 27, 2014
Trendy black and white striped pants and long blonde hair is hardly what someone pictures when imagining a world-renowned Ph.D. anthropologist, but Mireya Mayor is not the average explorer.
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