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Loyola point guard Andre Walker was the Greyhounds’ hero. He led the team in scoring with 24 points. Two came from making the go-ahead game-winning shot against Stony Brook (1-4) with half a second remaining to give Loyola their third victory of the season. The clutch beneficiary at the foul for Stony Brook was senior guard Kameron Mitchell who is more known for his defensive playing style. Mitchell gave the Seawolves a 70-69 lead with seven seconds left. Walker then ran up the floor against Mitchell and was able to get past him and put up a floater that sat on the back rim and went straight through, giving Loyola a 71-70 victory. After losing eight games last season, the Seawolves have dropped five of their first games this year. They have had two unfortunate losses in the closing seconds  this season, with Columbia in the first game and now…

The Stony Brook Bowling Club is looking to build a talented and long-lasting program. Over the past two years, they were unable to accomplish those goals due to student graduation in the spring of 2014 along with a decrease in their budget. However, that is not the case this year. The Bowling Club’s budget rose to $7,500 this season and Tom Murray, its president, was the catalyst for making that happen. Murray graduated from Stony Brook in the spring of 2016 and is currently enrolled into graduate school at Stony Brook. He’s a Political Science major and took over as president of the Bowling Club two years ago. He’s made some significant changes that he hopes will provide the club with more recognition. “We just got one of the best bowling coaches in the country and we’re looking to do a lot of traveling tournaments,” Murray said. “We’re trying so…

The Stony Brook basketball team’s next leader was born and raised on Long Island. In his senior year, point guard Lucas Woodhouse will look to use his bevy of experience to aid the Seawolves, who are without former staples Jameel Warney and Carson Puriefoy.   Woodhouse came to Stony Brook in 2015 and had to sit out his first year due to the NCAA transfer policy. After transferring from Longwood, it was mandatory that he had to sit as a redshirt junior and watch everyone else play. He looked at the game from a different perspective. Woodhouse just finished his first season at Stony Brook and was a solid contributor to a monumental team. Stony Brook won the America East Championship for the first time in school history after being the runner-up four out of the last six years. The Seawolves had seniors Jameel Warney and Carson Puriefoy on the…

Stony Brook University started off their football season with a victory, as they took down No. 19 North Dakota on Thursday, Sept. 1 at Kenneth P. Lavalle Stadium. Senior defensive back Jaheem Woods made such an impressive effort and contribution to the defensive side of the football that he earned two prestigious defensive accolades. The senior out of Neptune, New Jersey was named the Colonial Athletic Association Football Defensive Player of the Week. His performance was so recognized throughout the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS), that he also earned STATS FCS Defensive Player of the Week. Woods is the second player from Stony Brook to earn that accolade after Victor Ochi achieved it in 2015. Ochi then graduated Stony Brook after the conclusion of last season and was signed by the Baltimore Ravens shortly after the NFL Draft in May. In Stony Brook’s 13-9 win over North Dakota, Woods recorded a…

The Seawolves had a subpar season in 2015, finishing 5-5 in the Colonial Athletic Association. They finished seventh in the conference at 3-5 in conference play. The Seawolves’ problem last season was consistency, which was evident when they lost five straight games in the latter half of the season. Now, they’re focused on this year, and are hoping that they can put it all together for a strong 2016 campaign. Stony Brook head coach Chuck Priore is entering his 11th season with the Seawolves. He has a combined 62-52 record at Stony Brook and 101-61 in his 16-year head coaching tenure. He felt that the spring practices in the offseason helped the team find their niche for the season ahead. “It helps us develop an identity,” Priore said about spring practices. “You want to develop a great work ethic and habits. We also need to do some fundamental teaching and…

It’s no surprise that men hold a dominant position in the world of sports. They’re seen in charge of everything from the faces of broadcasting, writing or even owning sports teams. . A Woman’s opportunity to obtain a job and be recognized in the sports business continues to increase, making the field less male-dominated. It’s a symbol of growth and it’s not just perception. It’s reality. The increased interest in hiring women is reflected in some sports-related industries, but not all. In sports media, the record is mixed. The Association for Women in Sports Media reported that in 1991, fewer than 50 women were working as sportscasters out of 630 affiliate stations, according to USA Today. Three major networks and nine cable networks employed 127 women in on-air sports positions in 2003. At newspapers nationwide, the percentage of women in sports departments rose from 6 percent in 1991 to 13…

Stony Brook sophomore wide receiver Ray Bolden took his talents from Moorpark Community College in California to the east coast, immediately showcasing his offensive prowess in his first season in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA). He finished second in the conference with 68 receptions and had 765 receiving yards (fourth in the CAA). He had five touchdowns (sixth in the CAA) and averaged 11.3 yards per catch (fourth in the CAA) in the 2015 season. In eight of his 10 games, he had at least five receptions for 50 yards or more. In three of those games, he recorded at least 6 catches for 100 yards or more. Even though, it was his first season, Bolden said he can improve. “I’ve always been my own biggest critic, and I really do think that has and will continue to add to me as a player,” Bolden said. “Until then I’m just…

Daily fantasy sports firms have agreed to a settlement with New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. Companies like FanDuel and DraftKings agreed to stop operating in New York through September 2016. Currently, both parties are facing further litigation. “I’ve won or profited about eight to ten grand,” Matt Dunbar, a 21-year-old daily fantasy sports player said. “Once you have a bankroll, it’s really easy to play on these sites. It’s a game of skill and not a game of chance.” A new poll shows that 66 percent of New Yorkers agree that sites like FanDuel and its rival DraftKings are gambling sites and are therefore illegal in New York. DraftKings said it would continue to work with state lawmakers to enact legislation to ensure the games are deemed legal. “No company or individual no matter how powerful or well-financed is above the law,” Schneiderman said in a press release on…

Jeff Boals enters the first head coaching job of his career, leading Stony Brook men’s basketball after seven years as an assistant coach behind Thad Matta at Ohio State University. He has been an assistant head coach at six other schools. Stony Brook’s three-time America East Player of the Year Jameel Warney said on Twitter that  wanted Stony Brook Assistant Head Coach Jay Young to take the job. He was somewhat surprised by the announcement. In response, he tweeted  “Who?!? Lol nvm”. The other one one said “Ima just keep my thoughts to myself lol.” Stony Brook point guard Carson Puriefoy retweeted Boston Celtics power forward Jared Sullinger, who Boals helped coach at Ohio State. Sullinger tweeted “Congrats to Stony Brook and @JeffBoals, who I can say with 100% sincerity is a coach who still coaches me to this day. Best of luck JB.” Boals’ alma mater is Ohio University,…