Thursday, August 7, 2008


Brett Favre this morning is a New York Jet.
Favre, the Green Bay icon and future Pro Football Hall of Famer who retired, then unretired, then found out the Packers truly intended to move on without him, has been traded to the Jets by the Pack.
Details of the trade and terms of any reworked contract provisions aren't available. But Jets chairman and CEO Woody Johnson said early this morning:
"I am looking forward to seeing Brett Favre in a New York Jets uniform. He represents a significant addition to this franchise, and reflects our commitment to putting the best possible team on the field. Mike Tannenbaum and his football administration staff did a great job of navigating this complex process. I am excited about welcoming Brett, Deanna and their family to the Jets organization."

Wednesday, August 6, 2008


Women's team also honored

Stony Brook, N.Y. - Stony Brook University's track

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d teams placed five athletes on the USTFCCCA Division I All-Academic Track & Field Teams, according to a release from the association today. Stony Brook's women's team was also honored by the USTFCCCA by being named an All-Academic Team.

Dana Hastie '08 (Wellington, New Zealand) and sophomore sisters Holly and Lucy Van Dalen (Wanganui, New Zealand) were named to the 468-member women's All-Academic team, while juniors Alex Felce (Stroud, England) and Tim Hodge (Tawa, New Zealand) earned spots on the 266-member men's team.

To qualify for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Track and Field Team, a student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 and have met either the NCAA Division I Indoor automatic or provisional qualifying standard or the NCAA Division I Outdoor regional or national qualifying standard in their respective event.

The women's track & field team, which finished the academic year with a combined GPA of 3.379, ranked 18th among the 117 Division I women's track & field programs that were recognized as All-Academic Track & Field Teams. 

Monday, August 4, 2008


Lovell, Soivilien and Meadows Named Team Captains

Stony Brook, N.Y. - It begins on Monday; it being the countdown to the 2008 football season for the Stony Brook University Seawolves. After gathering today on campus for physicals and team meetings, head coach Chuck Priore and his staff will guide the team through its first practice on Monday at 4:30 in LaValle Stadium. Priore has also announced the team captains for 2008 - senior Lawrence Lovell (Brooklyn, N.Y.) for the offense, senior Adam Soivilien (Dorchester, Mass.) for the defense and senior Michael Meadows (Shrub Oak, N.Y.) for special teams.
Monday's workout begins a series of 27 practices and a pair of scrimmages over the next four weeks as Stony Brook prepares for the season opener against Colgate on August 30 at 6:00 p.m. in LaValle Stadium. This will be the fourth straight year that the Seawolves have opened their season at home, with the game also marking the first meeting between Stony Brook and Colgate, the 2003 national FCS runner-up. The 2008 season also marks another first for the Stony Brook football team, its first season as a member of the Big South Conference. The Seawolves will begin a full schedule of Big South games later in the season when it opens conference play at Liberty on October 11.
Stony Brook will practice once each day next week leading up to the first workout in full pads on Friday. The Seawolves will have their first two-practice day on Saturday, with the first of two scrimmages scheduled for Friday, August 15 at 3:30. A complete schedule for fall camp practices is listed below.
During the course of fall camp a position-by-position look at the Stony Brook football squad will be posted on the official Stony Brook Athletics website,, beginning with the running backs later this week.

2008 Stony Brook Preseason Football Camp Practice Schedule
Monday, August 4 - 4:30 (helmets)
Tuesday, August 5 - 3:30 (helmets)
Wednesday, August 6 - 3:00 (uppers)
Thursday, August 7 - 3:00 (uppers)
Friday, August 8 - 3:00 (full)
Saturday, August 9 - 9:30 (helmets) & 3:30 (full)
Sunday, August 10 - 3:00 (uppers)
Monday, August 11 - 9:30 (helmets) & 3:30 (full)
Tuesday, August 12 - Off
Wednesday, August 13 - 9:30 (helmets) & 3:30 (full)
Thursday, August 14 - 3:30 (full)
Friday, August 15 - 9:30 (helmets) & 3:30 (scrimmage)
Saturday, August 16 - Off
Sunday, August 17 - 9:30 (full) & 3:30 (helmets)
Monday, August 18 - 3:30 (full)
Tuesday, August 19 - 9:30 (helmets) & 3:30 (uppers)
Wednesday, August 20 - 3:00 (full)
Thursday, August 21 - 3:30 (uppers)
Friday, August 22 - 3:00 (scrimmage)
Saturday, August 23 - Off
Sunday, August 24 - 3:45 (uppers)
Monday, August 25 - 4:00 (helmets)
Tuesday, August 26 - 3:00 (full)
Wednesday, August 27 - 3:00 (full)
Thursday, August 28 - 3:00 (uppers)
Friday, August 29 - 2:10 (helmets)
Saturday, August 30 - 6:00 (Season opener vs. Colgate)

Friday, August 1, 2008


Seawolves Add Reciever and Defensive Back to Roster

Stony Brook, N.Y. - Stony Brook University's football team has two more recruits to the 2008 roster head coach Chuck Priore announced today. Stephan Towns (San Diego, Calif.) and Darren Watson (Alhambra, Calif.) will both be juniors for the Seawolves in 2008 after transferring to Stony Brook from the junior college ranks.
"We are very excited to add Stephan and Darren to our team," said Priore. "They are both very talented players that will bring a lot to our team with their athletic abilities."
Towns, a 6-2. 190-lb. wide receiver has played the last two seasons at Palomar College in California where he was third on the team in 2007 with 16 receptions for 216 yards and one score. He helped the team to a 7-3 record and a #26 final national ranking. A graduate of Southwest High School in San Diego, he was an all-metro selection as a senior and a two-time captain of the team.
A 6-1, 190-lb. defensive back, Watson comes to Stony Brook from Santa Monica College in California. A two-time letterwinner at Santa Monica, he was the team MVP in 2007 as well as a Western State All-Conference selection. A graduate of Alhambra High School, he was a four-time letterwinner in football for the Moors that earned all-state recognition as a senior.