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The Stony Brook women struggled to score last season.
Stony Brook coach Beth O’Boyle has taken steps to remedy that situation as she announced the signings of guards Chikilra Goodman, Teasha Harris and Latasia Ward.
Goodman, a 5-8 point guard, spent two years a Paris Junior College (Texas). Goodman led the nation in scoring (36.6) as a senior at Bodine High School in Philadelphia.
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If Hofstra gets it way, there won't be any problems with depth next season.
The school announced the addition of Hawaii transfer Shaquille Stokes to the roster on Friday. The 5-11 native of Harlem averaged 8.4 points and 2.2 assists per game as a freshman point guard for the Warriors last year.
Hofstra plans to appeal to the NCAA for a hardship waiver so Stokes can be eligible for the...Read more »
The CAA has its work cut out for it.
The announced departure of Georgia State (Sun Belt) and Old Dominion (Conference-USA) hurt. The same goes with VCU, which immediately left the league for the Atlantic 10.
Add to that the academic status of UNC-Wilmington and Towson, and the CAA will have just seven eligible teams for the conference tournament next March.
The NCAA announced that...Read more »
Eleven players who had declared as early entry candidates for the 2012 NBA Draft have withdrawn. There are 49 collegiate and seven international prospects that remain early entry candidates. The Draft is on Thursday, June 28 at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.
The following U.S. college player has withdrawn his name from consideration for the Draft:
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Chris Obekpa thinks of St.John’s as his “home away from home”.
The Our Savior New American shot-blocking sensation added to coach Steve Lavin’s latest recruiting class Monday as he made a verbal commitment to St. John’s.
“I’m excited that the decision has been made and the stress is over. St. John’s really appealed to me because it’s close to home, my home-away-from-Nigeria,” said Obekpa....Read more »
Hofstra's recruiting efforts for the 2012-2013 season continued on Thursday as the school announced the signing of point guard Kentrell Washington to a national letter of intent.
A 6-3 lead guard from Clark High School in Las Vegas, Washington joins a class that includes 6-8 forward Darren Payen (Hamden Hall), 6-8 forward Jimmy Hall (St. Anthony), 6-2 guard Dallas Anglin (Seton Hall Prep)...Read more »
It takes a total commitment from a school to make it in Division I athletics. Being tentative or having the unwillingness to go into the deep end of the pool usually leads to a mediocre, money-losing athletic program.
You can’t say that about Stony Brook. The expansion of the Seawolves athletic department continued on Wednesday.
Less than three weeks after announcing it will begin with...Read more »
Order has been restored.
Trouble was brewing last week when Syracuse athletic director Daryl Gross was quoted in an email saying the Orange was overcommitted and might not be able to play at Arkansas as part of the SEC-BIG EAST Challenge.
The trouble was averted as Gross issued a statement confirming the matchup.
"We discussed our concerns regarding Syracuse's participation...Read more »
Turmoil continues to follow the Big East as its challenge with the SEC could be in trouble.
The SEC-Big East Challenge is set to he held Nov. 29 through December 1 with each league hosting six games.
Kentucky will play at Notre Dame in the opener on November 29. The remainder of the November 29 schedule includes South Carolina playing at St. John’s, LSU hosting Seton Hall and Marquette...Read more »