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It may have taken three quarters, but the Stony Brook Seawolves (4-2, 3-0 CAA) got on the board to secure a victory at their Homecoming for the first time in three years. Redshirt junior running back Stacey Bedell and sophomore running back Jordan Gowins recorded touchdowns on consecutive Stony Brook possessions in the fourth quarter. The duo’s back-to-back scores notched a 14-3 Seawolves victory over the University of Rhode Island Rams (1-6, 0-4 CAA) on Saturday night. “That [first] touchdown sparked our team,” Bedell said. “It gave us a lot of momentum.” Before the touchdowns, the Rams held a 3-0 lead for the majority of the game; sophomore kicker Justin Rohrwasser nailed a 32-yard field goal with 2:15 remaining in the first quarter. It wasn’t until 10:09 remaining in the game that Bedell got the Seawolves on the board with his team-leading eighth touchdown of the season courtesy of a…

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…

To say that things didn’t go the way of the Stony Brook Seawolves (2-2) in the second half of their matchup with the Sacred Heart Pioneers (4-0) would be an understatement. The game was tied 10-10 at the half, then Sacred Heart went on a four-touchdown torrent in the latter half of the game for a dominant 38-10 victory at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium on Saturday evening. “We certainly didn’t have our ‘A-game,’ and we’ll figure out why,” Stony Brook head coach Chuck Priore said. “[Sacred Heart] came out with a little more pizzazz than us in the second half. As the head coach, this falls on my shoulders directly.” Sacred Heart senior quarterback RJ Noel converted his second 1-yard rushing touchdown of the game with 8:50 remaining in the third quarter. The Pioneers never looked back. Senior running back Jay Croom added his own 1-yard touchdown, Noel found senior…

In a chilly and thin-aired atmosphere at The Rinx ice skating facility, college athletes in black, red, blue and teal practice jerseys flew across the sheet of ice. Pucks crashed against the boards and glass, and the sound of skates scraping the ice accounted for the rest of the boisterous ambience. The Stony Brook ice hockey team was preparing for its upcoming season. While the team’s first game isn’t until Sept. 30, they’ve been practicing three times a week since the end of August. The squad will boast a new look this year; veterans forwards Tyler Underhill, Andrew Cetola and Matthew Gervasi have graduated, as have goaltenders Derek Willms and Todd Scarola. Forwards Ori Benyamini, Devon Palmieri, Nicolas Schlegel and Michael Kosina came in to fill their skates. These additions and subtractions will undoubtedly alter the team’s on-ice identity. “Our offensive is not as explosive as it was, but I…

Good intentions pave the way for a cigarette-littered path. Does Stony Brook want less smokers? Obviously it’s just healthier, but banning them outright is just fucking dumb. It’s dumb because it doesn’t work, not every smoker will quit just because it’s a tiny bit inconvenient. Actually, it’s not inconvenient for the smoker, it’s inconvenient for the janitors who pick them up, the squirrels who eat them, and even the non-smokers who have to step over them. The smokers just dump the butt on the ground, rather than dumping it in the trays that used to be on campus. Banning smoking may have sounded good on paper, but it falls apart in practice. Once the initial plan was put in place a few people may have quit smoking, but for the most part it got worse because the smokers just lost the one place where they could dump out their butts.…

The Stony Brook Seawolves (2-1) offense is alive and well. It put up 376 total yards in a 42-14 victory over the Richmond Spiders (2-1) on Saturday afternoon after averaging 177 yards in the team’s first two games of the season. It is arguably the biggest win in school history; Richmond was the No. 2-ranked Football Championship Subdivision team prior to their defeat at the hands of Stony Brook. “These type of wins are an effort of a lot of different people,” Stony Brook Head Coach Chuck Priore said. “The magnitude of this win will hopefully tell Stony Brook alumni and fans that we’re heading in the right direction.” Priore was right in the sense that everyone contributed to the success of the offense, especially redshirt junior running back Stacey Bedell, who ran for 100 yards and found the end zone four times. Bedell scored a game-tying two-yard touchdown in…

The Stony Brook University men’s soccer team is preparing for a strong 2016 season with a backbone of grit, commitment and strong team chemistry. Head Coach Ryan Anatol pointed to the team’s “spine,” or the players on the middle of the field, as his squad’s support system. That spine consists of the goalkeeper, centerbacks, central midfielders and the forwards. One of those key members of the spine is junior forward Vince Erdei, who scored a team-leading eight goals in his sophomore season. He feels that his hard working style meshes well with the rest of the team’s identity. “We’re a tough team that competes until the last minute and will never give up,” Erdei said. “We are working for each other, and that helps a lot. In soccer, you can’t individually have a good performance without a good team behind you.” In order to consistently have those strong team performances,…

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…

In a clash between two highly touted defenses, it’s only fitting that it took a blocked punt to win the game for Stony Brook (1-0). Redshirt freshman defensive back Gavin Heslop blocked North Dakota Fighting Hawks (0-1) punter Austin Dussold’s punt attempt with 8:52 remaining in Thursday night’s game. Senior defensive back Kye Morgan recovered the football and took it in for a touchdown that provided the Seawolves with a 13-9 lead. That would be enough for Stony Brook to hold on long enough to win its season opener against No. 19 North Dakota. “There had to be a big play,” Morgan said on his and Heslop’s efforts resulting in the winning touchdown. “Somebody had to make a play.” He was referring to North Dakota’s stifling defense, which had allowed just one Stony Brook touchdown up until that point. North Dakota junior defensive back Cole Reyes forced a safety just…