Monday, November 9, 2015



Tue., Dec. 1
vs. St. Bonaventure
Stony Brook, N.Y.
6:45 p.m. ET
Fri., Dec. 4
at Cornell
Ithaca, N.Y.
6:45 p.m. ET
Sun., Dec. 6
at Syracuse
Syracuse, N.Y.
1:45 p.m. ET
Sat., Dec. 12
at Yale
New Haven, Conn.
6:45 p.m. ET
Mon., Dec. 14
vs. Morgan State
Stony Brook, N.Y.
5:45 p.m. ET
Fri., Dec. 18
at Wagner
Staten Island, N.Y.
6:45 p.m. ET

Wed., Dec. 30
vs. Harvard
Stony Brook, N.Y.
3:45 p.m. ET
Wed., Jan. 6
vs. Binghamton *
Stony Brook, N.Y.
11:45 a.m. ET
Sat., Jan. 9
at UMass-Lowell *
Lowell, Mass.
1:45 p.m. ET
Wed., Jan. 13
at UMBC *
Baltimore, Md.
11:45 a.m. ET

Mon., Jan. 18
vs. Hartford *
Stony Brook, N.Y.
4:45 p.m. ET
Thu., Jan. 21
at Albany *
Albany, N.Y.
6:45 p.m. ET
Sun., Jan. 24
at Maine *
Orono, Maine
12:45 p.m. ET
Sat., Jan. 30
vs. Vermont *
Stony Brook, N.Y.
1:45 p.m. ET
Wed., Feb. 3
at Binghamton *
Vestal, N.Y.
6:55 p.m. ET

Mon., Feb. 8
at Hartford *
Hartford, Conn.
6:45 p.m. ET
Thu., Feb. 11
vs. UMBC *
Stony Brook, N.Y.
6:45 p.m. ET
Sun., Feb. 14
at New Hampshire *
Durham, N.H.
12:45 p.m. ET
Wed., Feb. 17
vs. Albany *
Stony Brook, N.Y.
6:55 p.m. ET
Sat., Feb. 20
vs. Maine *
Stony Brook, N.Y.
1:45 p.m. ET
Sun., Feb. 28
at Vermont *
Burlington, Vt.
1:45 p.m. ET

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Monday, November 17, 2014

#Seawolves to hold Touchdown Pledge Drive at Albany Saturday


Each touchdown Stony Brook scores will support Medulloblastoma research

Stony Brook head football coach Chuck Priore is calling on all #Seawolves fans to help make a difference. 

In conjunction with Uplifting Athletes, the Stony Brook football team will hold a Touchdown Pledge Drive at Albany this Saturday. With each possible touchdown scored against the Great Danes, money will go towards the support and research of Medulloblastoma, the most common malignant brain tumor in children.

Fans can support the drive by making a donation through the Seawolves’ online Touchdown Pledge Drive site.

Through a former college teammate and the Friends of Jaclyn program, Priore was introduced to Joey Feminella, a West Islip resident who was named co-captain the following season. 

The Seawolves have formed a long-lasting friendship with Joey, who is in remission and cancer-free. 

Seniors Davonte AndersonShane Johnson and John Kinder helped form the Stony Brook Chapter of Uplifting Athletes. Stony Brook is one of 25 college football chapters run by student-athletes.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Rayshaun McGrew's layup gives Stony Brook 57-56 victory over Columbia

Rayshaun McGrew carved out his personal niche in Stony Brook history Friday night by scoring both the first basket and the last basket of the inaugural game at 4,000-seat Island FCU Arena.
The first was a footnote but the last was anything but trivial, capping a comeback from a 16-point deficit that gave the Seawolves a 57-56 victory over a tough Columbia team in the season opener for both.
"It feels good to know those two baskets were a big part of us winning," said McGrew (14 points, eight rebounds).
For most of the game, the Seawolves seemed destined to disappoint their opening-night crowd of 4,009, falling behind 28-12 and shooting 33.3 percent from the field and 16.7 percent from three-point range in the first half. But juniors McGrew, Jameel Warney (12 points, 15 rebounds) and Carson Puriefoy III (14 points, five assists, four rebounds) led a very young team back from the brink.
Stony Brook trailed by seven points with just over six minutes left when Warney blocked a drive by the Lions' Maodo Lo (19 points). Puriefoy scored two straight baskets to cut the deficit to three, but an uncontested layup by Lo gave the Lions a 56-51 lead with 1:27 left.
Stony Brook coach Steve Pikiell set up a "drift" play for freshman Bryan Sekunda, who buried an open three-pointer from the left corner on a feed from Puriefoy to pull within 56-54 at 1:16. "Bryan teed it up," Pikiell said. "You don't know until guys get in live action, but he didn't hesitate."
The ball splashed, and the crowd erupted far beyond anything heard in old 1,600-seat Pritchard Gym next door. "It was nothing like I've been a part of before because of the size of the arena and the number of people who can fit in," Puriefoy said. "The fans packed the house and brought us back."

Stony Brook had missed five of its previous seven foul shots, and Warney missed two more, but McGrew controlled the rebound and made the putback with seven seconds to go.
The Lions got two shots at the other end but missed both, and McGrew was fouled with 13.1 seconds left. He made the first to get within a point and missed the second, but Warney rebounded and was fouled with 12.0 seconds showing.
Asked if he anticipated another miss, McGrew said of Warney, who was 0-for-6 at the line, "He had a tough day. The rebound kind of came to me, and I took advantage."
Lo missed a three-pointer at the buzzer and the Seawolves celebrated their new digs with the fans. "Thank God we got the win," Warney said. "It was going to be a tough loss to swallow. We didn't want to let down our brothers, our coach or the fans."

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Stony Brook has best offensive day of season, but JMU QB has the answers

Greg Logan, Newsday

The big-game script was all too familiar for Stony Brook. The Seawolves took a two-touchdown second-quarter lead while their defense, ranked No. 2 in the FCS, kept James Madison's No. 9 offense and quarterback Vad Lee well contained.
But for the umpteenth time in their two seasons in the Colonial Athletic Association, the Seawolves were unable to finish. The Dukes held them scoreless in the second half and Lee hit them with the customary backbreaker, a 76-yard TD pass to Brandon Ravenel that was the difference in SBU's 27-24 loss Saturday at LaValle Stadium.
Seawolves running back Marcus Coker, who has fought to regain his form since recovering from a motorcycle accident in April, had his best game with 145 yards on 18 carries. Quarterback Conor Bednarski was at his best, completing 17 of 29 passes for 260 yards and touchdowns of 11 yards to Will Tye (seven catches, 90 yards) and 43 yards to Adrian Coxson.
But the highest-scoring game of the season by Stony Brook (4-6, 3-3 CAA) was no match for Lee, who started last season at run-oriented Georgia Tech and transferred to play for the Dukes (7-3, 4-2) in coach Everett Withers' wide-open, hurry-up offense. The Seawolves came into the game allowing an average of 235.3 yards, but the Dukes gouged them for 513 yards as Lee completed 20 of 33 passes for 314 yards and three TDs and rushed for 56 yards on 16 carries.
"He's by far the best of anybody we've seen this year," SBU rover back Christian Ricard said. "He was able to extend plays it seemed like forever, and when he did, he would break it for a 20-yard run. He's a phenomenal player."

Lee had an unshakable ability to overcome negative plays. With JMU trailing 17-3, he was sacked by defensive end Victor Ochi, whose two sacks gave him an SBU season-record 11. On the next play, Lee threw a 37-yard TD pass that was negated by a holding penalty. On the next play, he completed a 47-yard TD pass to Ishmael Hyman to pull within 17-10.
After a botched onside kick gave Stony Brook possession at the Dukes' 40, Coker carried three times for 20 yards, scoring on a 5-yard run for a 24-10 lead."It was just a miscommunication," said cornerback Marvin Hart, who had five pass breakups. "It was just the quarterback is a phenomenal athlete."
"Great blocking by the line opened up holes, and we had good blocking downfield by the wideouts, so I was one-on-one most of the time with the DB," Coker said.
Near the end of the third quarter, with Stony Brook leading 24-20, Coker added a 29-yard run during an 89-yard drive that reached the JMU 2 after Bednarski's 24-yard pass to Tye. That's where the game turned.
Two carries by Coker and one by Stacey Bedell left the ball at the 2. Coach Chuck Priore called for a fake field goal, and running back James Kenner lost 7 yards on a shovel pass from holder Carlos Hernandez.
"I wanted a touchdown to make it 31-20," Priore said. "We weren't going to win with 27 points. We knew we were going to try the fake field goal the first opportunity we had. We practiced it all week."
The Dukes saw it coming. "They had different personnel on the field," Wither said. "We expected something different."
JMU took over at its 9, and three plays later, Ravenel broke wide-open in the middle of the field out of a five-receiver formation to score the winner. "That's them lining up in all these different formations, and you have one person thinking they have this guy and another person thinking they have this guy and someone is running free," Ricard said. "That's JMU's game."

And that left SBU to ponder how another big fish got away.

Jameel Warney & Carson Puriefoy lead junior core for potent Seawolves

Greg Logan, Newsday
The future not only is now but really the next two seasons for a Stony Brook basketball team that has no seniors but possesses all the talent, depth and leadership it needs to crack the code and finally make the NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history.
Post man Jameel Warney, who was America East player of the year as a sophomore last season, returns with preseason first-team all-conference point guard Carson Puriefoy III, starting power forward Rayshaun McGrew and 6-10 backup forward Scott King to form the Seawolves' junior core. Coach Steve Pikiell expects to blend in plenty of youth, including redshirt freshman small forward Roland Nyama and true freshman shooting guard Deshaun Thrower.
"We're going to play together for so long that it makes you excited to know we can grow something really big around here,'' Warney said.
Pikiell would like to see Warney focus on scoring more from the low post instead of being such an unselfish passer. "People say, 'You have to get the big guy touches,' '' Pikiell said of Warney. "He got plenty of touches. Stop passing the ball sometimes.
"His unselfishness, at times, has hurt us. I think he can score 20 points every night, and he needs to do that now . . . Now it's his team. This is his year and Trey [Puriefoy's]. There's no seniors to choices, starting in the backcourt, where Puriefoy and Thrower form a dynamic duo.
Thrower, who was named Michigan's Mr. Basketball last season, also was a standout high school quarterback. He adds a physical element at 6-2, 200 pounds and is known for his ability to drive to the basket. "I spent a lot of time in the gym shooting because I know I'm not going to be able to get to the basket like I did in high school,'' Thrower said. "It's bigger, and there's help defense. I'm working on outside and midrange jump shots, get to the rack, everything.''"Deshaun brings a lot to the table,'' Puriefoy said. "He can get to the basket at any point in time. He's very strong, but he can step out and shoot a little bit to bring some versatility to his game. We can interchange. When we're on the court together, its a scary two-guard tandem.''
The most athletic component of the young lineup undoubtedly is the 6-6 Nyama, a native of Germany who redshirted last season. "It was kind of like interning at a great firm,'' said Nyama, who is fluent in five languages. "I learned how to be happy for my teammates and to do whatever I can in practice to make everybody else better. I embraced it. It gave me a lot of confidence. I know what I can do on the court, and I also know what I can't do.''
Pikiell has quality depth with sophomore three-point shooter Kameron Mitchell at guard. Soph Ryan Burnett and 6-6 freshman Bryan Sekunda will compete behind Nyama, and 6-11 freshman Jakub Petras and 6-7 freshman Tyrell Sturdivant will try to carve out frontcourt time alongside McGrew and King.
With the Seawolves moving from tiny Pritchard Gym into 4,000-seat Island Federal Credit Union Arena, it was important for Pikiell to have a good product to put on the floor.
"I'm excited about having games where more people can see our team,'' he said. "I'm excited for the community to have this group for two years and really get to know Jameel and Trey and all these guys.''

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Stony Brook University, Island Federal Credit Union announce $7M partnership

Stony Brook University and Island Federal Credit Union have agreed to a $7 million partnership, giving the Hauppauge-based firm exclusive naming rights to the school's new 4,000-seat arena, the film festival at Staller Center and several other campus programs for the next decade, university officials said Tuesday.
The credit union will be the sole provider of financial services on the 1,039-acre campus in the agreement negotiated through the Faculty Student Association, the nonprofit auxiliary group licensed by the state to provide goods and services to the campus community. It will have two retail branches and 10 ATMs there.
Money from Island Federal, in addition to that tied to the arena and the film festival, will fund internships for students in the College of Business and support programs in the new Stony Brook Children's Hospital and the Long Island State Veterans Home, he said."This is a great deal for Stony Brook University -- for our faculty, staff and students," Stony Brook's president Samuel L. Stanley Jr., said in an interview. "Nobody needs to change their banking if they don't want to. I think Island Federal Credit Union is going to offer great things for the Stony Brook community, but they are going above and beyond to provide support to the campus and really engaging the university in several ways."

The university reached out to more than a dozen Long Island corporations before receiving four proposals, which included that of Island Federal. The credit union was the highest bidder and had a proposal that was in line with the mission of the university, Stanley said. He declined to disclose the identities of the other companies involved in the process but said they were all on Long Island.
"Once we started talking with Stony Brook University, we figured out what an impact we could make," said Bret Sears, president and CEO of Island Federal Credit Union. "We found this to be an incredible opportunity to broaden the Island name, but also to make Long Island a better place to live."
Unlike with academic buildings, the naming rights do not need SUNY trustees' approval and are not permanent. At the end of 10 years, the agreement would need to be renewed.The school's arena, which opened earlier this month after a $20 million overhaul, soon will be called Island Federal Credit Union Arena. The film festival -- known for being a selective showcase of independent feature and short films -- will be renamed the Stony Brook Film Festival Presented by Island Federal Credit Union.
"I hope that it goes so well that it goes on for another 10 years," Stanley said.
The university and the credit union did not reveal a schedule for putting up signage.
Stony Brook University -- Long Island's largest single-site employer -- has about 14,000 employees in addition to nearly 25,000 students who are potential credit union members, Sears said.
Island Federal Credit Union has seven branches in Nassau and Suffolk counties, from Bellmore to Riverhead, and is the fourth-largest credit union on the Island. It currently holds nearly $1 billion in assets.
The investment in SBU is the largest the credit union has made in its 60-year history, Sears said.
"We didn't just want to go in and have some branches," he added. "It is a very broad and deep partnership."
Teachers Federal Credit Union currently operates two branches on campus with ATMs; the transition to Island Federal would take about six months, officials said.
Island Federal is not the first on the Island to sponsor a campus athletic facility to build its brand and attract prospective members. Last March, Bethpage Federal Credit Union donated $1.5 million to LIU Post in exchange for naming rights to the college's newly renovated stadium.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Former #Seawolves star Bryan Dougher '12 named Director of Basketball of Operations

Stony Brook, N.Y. - Bryan Dougher '12, Stony Brook men’s basketball’s all-time leading scorer in its Div. I history, is returning home to #Seawolves Country as he has been named the Director of Basketball Operations, head coach Steve Pikiell announced Saturday.
Dougher will be responsible for a variety of administrative tasks associated with the men’s basketball program including coordinating team travel, scheduling of practices and facilities, official visits and recruiting records, fundraising initiatives, alumni events, ticket requests, housing, financial aid, video needs, operating budgets, equipment purchases and disbursement, camps and clinics, and student-athlete academic success. 
“Bryan exemplifies everything we want in a role model for our student-athletes and will fit in perfectly on our staff,” Pikiell said. “He was a tremendous basketball player for us and became our all-time leading scorer, he competed for league championships, he graduated on time and he went on to gain valuable experience as a professional basketball player in Australia. I am so excited to welcome Bryan back and look forward to working with him as we continue to strive for excellence on and off the court.”
“I’m extremely grateful to be given the opportunity to join the coaching staff at Stony Brook,” Dougher said. “The Athletics Department and this men’s basketball program have made great strides the past few years, and I'm excited to be a part of future success. I enjoyed four great years here as a student-athlete, and I'm looking forward to many more as a coach.”
Dougher, a native of Scotch Plains, N.J., was a four-year starter at point guard for Stony Brook from 2008-12, and developed into one of the best players the program has ever had. As a freshman, he set the program’s Div. I record for three-pointers and was named to the America East All-Rookie team. Then as a sophomore, he gained second-team All-America East honors after ranking 13th in the nation in three-point field goal percentage (42.4%) and averaging 13.8 points a game. That season, he helped lead Stony Brook to its first-ever America East regular season championship.

Dougher repeated as a second-team All-America East performer as a junior and led the #Seawolves to the America East Championship final. He took the team back to regular season championship and tournament final as a senior and was a first-team All-America East pick after leading the team in scoring at 13.2 points a game and leading the conference in three-pointers made (89). He broke the school’s Div. I scoring record on March 10, 2012, completing his career with 1,609 points, and also finished with a school-best 337 three-pointers.
In 126 career games with Stony Brook, Dougher averaged 12.8 points, shot 37.4 percent from three-point range and compiled 234 assists and 125 steals.
After earning his Bachelor’s degree from Stony Brook in Business Management in May 2012, Dougher went on to sign a professional contract with the Ringwood Hawks of the Australian Basketball Association, earning team MVP honors in both seasons he played and helping lead the team to the Big V State Championship final, earning runner-up status in 2013 and winning the championship title in 2014. In his first season, he averaged 20.8 points, 5.2 rebounds and 3.0 assists, was an All-Star 5 Guard and was a finalist for league MVP. In his second season, he averaged 21.9 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.7 assists and was again a league MVP finalist. Dougher, who led the league in three-pointers in both seasons, also set the Ringwood record for single-game three-pointers, knocking down 11 as part of a 48-point day on May 25, 2013.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Stony Brook picked to win America East men's hoops

Stony Brook's Jameel Warney prepares to shoot a
Stony Brook's Jameel Warney prepares to shoot a foul shot in a game against UMBC on Wednesday Feb. 19, 2014. (Credit: George A. Faella)
Despite losing three starters, Stony Brook sits atop the America East preseason men's basketball poll for the first time in school history.
Returning Seawolves starters Jameel Warney, who was conference player of the year as a sophomore last season, and Carson Puriefoy III were selected to the preseason all-conference team announced Thursday.
Coach Steve Pikiell's team received six of the eight possible first-place votes and totaled 60 points to finish ahead of Hartford (55 points, 2 first-place votes). Coaches cannot vote for their own teams.
Warner and Puriefoy were joined on the all-conference team by Hartford's Mark Nwakamma, Albany's Peter Hooley and Binghamton's Jordan Reed. Warney, a 6-8 forward, led Stony Brook in scoring (14.5) and rebounding (8.0) last season and ranked fifth nationally in field-goal percentage (.616). Speedy point guard Puriefoy averaged 12.9 points and led the Seawolves in assists (86), steals (46) and three-point percentage (.433).
SBU finished second in the preseason poll each of the past four seasons. Last season, Stony Brook won its third regular-season title in five years but lost in the America East tournament title game for the third time in that span and still is seeking the school's first NCAA Tournament bid.
America East preseason ranking
1. Stony Brook, 60 points (6 first-place votes)
2. Hartford, 55 points (2)
3. Albany, 51 points (1)
4. Vermont, 48 points
5. Binghamton, 34 points
6. New Hampshire, 26 points
7. UMBC, 23 points
8. Maine, 17 points
9. UMass-Lowell, 10 points

Saturday, October 18, 2014

#Seawolves win third straight, defeat Elon, 20-3

Final Stats 

Elon, N.C. - Behind a strong running attack and sound defense, the Stony Brook football team earned its third straight victory with a 20-3 win over Elon Saturday at Rhodes Stadium.

Sophomore Stacey Bedell (Mastic Beach, N.Y.) led all players with 118 yards and a touchdown. The Seawolves (4-4, 3-1 CAA) ran for 181 yards as the team ran 47 plays on the ground to 13 passes.
Senior James Kenner (Willingboro, N.J.) added a touchdown late in the fourth quarter.
The defense, which ranks first in Division I in total defense (216.3), FBS or FCS, held Elon (1-6, 0-3) to 250 yards of total offense, with 72 yards coming on the Phoenix's final drive.
Redshirt freshman Marvin Hart (Minneola, Fla.) recorded two of Stony Brook's three interceptions.
Scoring Drives
• EU Gallagher 41 yd field goal, 5-18, 2:00, 0-3
• SBU Bedell 39 yd run (Ball kick), 7-75, 4:17. 7-3
• SBU Coxson 18 yd pass from Bednarski (Ball kick), 6-44, 3:11, 14-3
• SBU Kenner 3 yd run (Ball kick failed), 7-43, 3:10, 20-3
Quotes . . .
Head Coach Chuck Priore - "We wanted to control the wind in the first half and keep them off the field. We ran the ball effectively; we just couldn't get the passing game off the ground. Our defense played well. They're a good passing team with the ability to move the ball well. You can't blitz them because of their effective passing game. We needed to control the other aspects defensively, which I thought we did."
News & Notes
• Today's contest was the 100th career game for head coach Chuck Priore at Stony Brook. He's 56-44 in nine-plus seasons.
• Stony Brook ran 17 straight plays on the ground before a 15-yard pass play early in the second quarter.
• Bedell extended his consecutive games streak with a rushing touchdown to five. He also totaled his second straight game with 100 rushing yards and fourth out of the last five.
• Stony Brook has not allowed an opponent to score in double figures for a Division I program-record three straight games. In 1985, Stony Brook posted three shutouts in a row, allowed six points and another shutout.
• Hart's third-quarter interception was #Seawolves sixth in as many games.
• This was the third meeting between Elon and Stony Brook. The Phoenix lead the series, 2-1.
• During Stony Brook's three-game winning streak, opponents have been outscored 53-13 and have not scored in the second half.
• Senior Luke Allen (Port Jefferson, N.Y.) booted a school-record 72-yard punt in the fourth quarter.

Up Next
Stony Brook will head to New England to face No. 5 New Hampshire (5-1, 3-0) on Saturday, October 25 at 3 p.m.