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Monday, September 24, 2012
The move to Division I athletics began at a crawl for Stony Brook University, but the pace of improvement has accelerated dramatically the past few years with two NIT bids in basketball, the first FCS playoff appearance in football last season and the landmark breakthrough by the baseball team to the College World Series in June. The Seawolves' football team made another leap forward with its thrilling 32-31 comeback victory over Colgate Saturday night, but the victory over the 1-3 Raiders wasn't as big a story as the mob scene that followed. First, athletic director Jim Fiore and his department promoted the "Wolfstock" party for Homecoming well enough to attract a record LaValle Stadium crowd of 10,278 fans. When the Seawolves then gave the student section reason to rush to midfield to celebrate as fireworks exploded nearby, it was a dream scene for players, coaches and administrators. "I think it speaks volumes of what everybody has put into it," head football coach Chuck Priore said in the afterglow. "You start from the administration to the people that handle things on campus to our athletic administration with Jim and Matt . "We go on the field and play, but to put that event together and to get 10,000 people to a Stony Brook football game I don't think was in anybody's dreams, at least, seven years ago when I started. I think it shows we've arrived as an institution and as a community. I think that's just a great thing." Priore's football team made it happen on the field, coming back from a 28-20 deficit entering the fourth quarter. Running back Miguel Maysonet and linebacker Jawara Dudley emphasized how much the Seawolves believe in their coaches and the offensive and defensive systems. Priore called that the sign of a good program. Having a crowd like the one Stony Brook attracted Saturday is a sign that maybe the Long Island community is taking notice, too. "It's awesome," Priore said. "When you walk on the field and you've got fans in the stands, it's a different atmosphere. I think it was louder than last week in the Carrier Dome [when Stony Brook played at Syracuse]. It was pretty loud and pretty exciting, and it seemed like everybody stayed to the end.
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Tuesday, September 18, 2012
The men's team will tip off the America East package with a home game on Jan. 15 against Boston University at 7 p.m., live on ESPN3. The following week, Wednesday, Jan. 23, the women will play at UMBC at 12 p.m. as part of Midday Madness on ESPN3.
The marquee game of the conference package will involve the Stony Brook men as the Seawolves play defending conference champion Vermont on Friday, Jan. 18 in Burlington, Vt., at 7 p.m., live on ESPNU. Each year, the America East selects one game for an ESPNU broadcast, and the Seawolves have now been picked for the game three consecutive years. SB has beaten Maine (2011) and Boston University (2012) in its ESPNU games.
The men have three other ESPN3 regular season games lined up: Jan. 29 at Albany (7 p.m.), Feb. 9 at Hartford (7 p.m.) and Feb. 16 at home against Vermont (2 p.m.). Sunday, March 3 at home against Albany also could be televised on ESPN3, as the conference is holding the date open for what it will deem most intriguing game of the day.
Both the men and the women will have between one to three postseason games televised on ESPN3. The America East will broadcast all rounds of the 2013 America East Championship, held March 8-10 at Albany's SEFCU Arena. The men's & women's finals, which are annually held on the campus of the highest remaining seed, will also be televised on March 16 - the men's title game will be on ESPN2 at 11:30 a.m., and the women's title game will be on ESPN3 at a time to be determined.
|ESPN3, ESPN’s multi-screen sports network available through an afﬁ liated internet or video provider online via WatchESPN.com, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app and through ESPN on Xbox LIVE, will carry America East games exclusively for the second straight year in 2012-13.|
ESPN3 is available in approximately 73 million homes at no cost to fans who receive a high-speed Internet connection or video subscription from an afﬁliated provider. Major cable providers within the America East footprint that provide ESPN3 access are Burlington Telecom, Comcast, Cox, RCN, Time Warner Cable and Verizon FiOS TV. The network is also available at no cost to approximately 21 million U.S. college students and U.S.-based military personnel via computers connected to on-campus educational networks and on-base military networks.
|Tue., Jan. 15||MBB||BOSTON UNIVERSITY||7 p.m.||ESPN3|
|Fri., Jan. 18||MBB||at Vermont||7 p.m.||ESPNU|
|Wed., Jan. 23||WBB||at UMBC||12 p.m.||ESPN3|
|Tue., Jan. 29||MBB||at Albany||7 p.m.||ESPN3|
|Sat., Feb. 9||MBB||at Hartford||7 p.m.||ESPN3|
|Sat., Feb. 16||MBB||VERMONT||2 p.m.||ESPN3|
|Fri., March 8||WBB||America East Quarters||TBA||ESPN3|
|Sat., March 9||MBB||America East Quarters||TBA||ESPN3|
|Sun., March 10||WBB||America East Semis||TBA||ESPN3|
|Sun., March 10||MBB||America East Semis||TBA||ESPN3|
|Sat., March 16||MBB||America East Final||11:30 a.m.||ESPN2|
|Sat., March 16||WBB||America East Final||TBA||ESPN3|
Monday, September 17, 2012
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Thursday, September 6, 2012
Stony Brook, N.Y. - Stony Brook University Head Men’s Basketball Coach Steve Pikiell and his wife, Kate, have generously donated $50,000 back to the university, with $25,000 going towards the men’s basketball program and $25,000 going towards Stony Brook Long Island Children’s Hospital, Stony Brook Director of Athletics Jim Fiore announced Thursday. Pikiell’s donation is the largest ever given by an active staff member of Stony Brook Athletics.
The $25,000 going towards the Children’s Hospital will be matched dollar for dollar by an anonymous donor to the Children’s Hospital, bringing the total value of the gift to $75,000.
The Pikiells, who are residents of Stony Brook and active participants in the Three Village community, have four children, Brooke (13), John Patrick (11), Olivia (9) and Kevin (6).
“Stony Brook University means so much to my family and me,” Pikiell said. “For us, it was the obvious decision to give back to the university, the hospital and the community that have given so much to our family. We love living in Stony Brook, love engaging with the Three Village Community and love being a part of Seawolves Athletics. As a University, we have come so far, so fast and we truly are headed towards even bigger and brighter successes; and I could not be more excited to be a part of it.”
“I want to thank Steve and Kate for their tremendous generosity,” Fiore said. “Coach Pikiell’s donation on behalf of his family is just the latest example of the exceptional leadership he displays each and every day. Not only is he a very talented coach and mentor, but he is also an incredible ambassador for our university and an integral part of our community. My hope is that the Pikiells’ generosity, along with that of many others who continue to be so supportive of our efforts, will help to foster new gifts from our constituents as we continue the upward trajectory of Stony Brook Athletics.”
“Stony Brook Children’s truly appreciates Coach Pikiell’s generous support,” said Dr. Margaret McGovern, Physician-in-Chief of Stony Brook Long Island Children’s Hospital. “The children’s hospital and Stony Brook Athletics often have an opportunity to partner to raise awareness and funds to fight childhood diseases; this gift from Coach Pikiell and his family was unexpected and we are grateful that when making this gift he thought of the smallest and most vulnerable patients here at Stony Brook.”
Pikiell, who recently signed a contract extension through the 2016-17 season, is heading into his eighth season as head coach and has been at the helm of a basketball renaissance at Stony Brook. Over the last three seasons, the Seawolves have posted a pair of 20-win seasons, won the America East regular season championship twice, advanced to the America East Championship final in back-to-back seasons and appeared in the prestigious National Invitation Tournament (NIT) twice.
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A two-time, All-America East second team selection, Koehler finished his four-year Stony Brook career second in program history in innings pitched (293.1) and third in strikeouts (297). He was a part of the 2008 America East Championship winning team that advanced to the NCAA Tournament.