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Could this be Trump’s way of overcompensating for his already documented small hands? Has his envy of athletes led him to the White House to devise a plan to rally other small handed team owners to work against the larger handed athletes? OK, maybe not and I’m pretty sure the president is very content with his hand size (this was in no way meant to discriminate against those of the small handed community). What this is in fact is the top 10 moments Donald has attempted to insult professional athletes. The introduction of technology has allowed some of the greatest sports trolls and insults to take place and live forever. Imagine if President Nixon was able to trade verbal jabs with Muhammad Ali, or if Ronald Reagan utilized his platform as president to take aim at Magic Johnson, just imagine what could’ve been said. In the midst of an ongoing…

Kylie and Taryn Ohlmiller are experiencing a dream.Both are currently  playing for one of the top women’s lacrosse teams in America. For the sisters, getting to experience that dream together makes it even more surreal. Kylie, a 20-year-old junior, joined the Seawolves in 2015 and made an immediate splash. Throughout her career, she has put up 232 points in just 49 games to date. She had the help of teammates like Courtney Murphy and Dorrien Van Dyke on offense for her first two seasons. Now, she has them and her younger sister. “I was very excited when Taryn decided she wanted to come join me here at Stony Brook,” Kylie Ohlmiller said. “We’ve always been very close so I had no problem at all sharing my college experience with her.” Taryn said that in the spring of her junior year of high school, when she decided to commit to Stony…

I sat down with Stony Brook Seawolves lacrosse star Courtney Murphy and talked to  her about the women’s lacrosse team, her final college season and some fun questions about her personal life. This is your chance to get to know the 100-goal scorer. Q: You suffered a broken left hand in the first game of the season (Feb. 4 at Towson). You seem fine now. How long do you think it will be until you’re 100 percent? A: Not really sure yet. Doctor said a normal person would be around six to eight weeks. I came back in two. It depends on how it heals. It’s a week-to-week thing right now. Q: With you being a senior is there any added pressure on you  winning the NCAA championship this year? A: Yes and no. I don’t think it’s added pressure, but it’s added fuel to the fire knowing this…

Stacey Bedell and Jordan Gowins have quite a bit in common: they both play prominent roles on the Stony Brook Seawolves football team, they’re both running backs and they’re both having solid seasons. What most people may not know is that the two are cousins. Gowins, a sophomore, joined the Seawolves this season after playing his freshman year at Boston College. His decision to come to Stony Brook was due in large part to the opportunity to play with Bedell, a redshirt junior who joined the Seawolves a couple of years earlier. “I grew up watching him and my brother,” Gowins said about his cousin “I never really expected to be playing on the same level and reaching for the same goals [as Bedell], so when the opportunity came, it was something I had to take. I don’t regret it at all.” Naturally, Bedell shared the sentiment and was pleased…

Kylie Ohlmiller led Stony Brook (2-0) to a statement win over the Bryant Bulldogs (0-1) in the Seawolves home opener on Saturday afternoon. Ohlmiller, the junior attacker, achieved a career-high of seven goals and five assists which helped factor into more than half of Stony Brook’s offensive explosion in a 20-5 victory. The victory helped erase a somewhat sour taste in the Seawolves’ mouths that they experienced two weeks ago against Towson. The team earned a 10-9 victory in a gritty performance, but had expected to win in a more dominant fashion. That wasn’t an issue against Bryant. “We decided as a team to put Towson behind us,”  Ohlmiller said. “Yes, we got the win which was big, but we tried to put it behind us and focus on today. We focused on coming out the way we know how to come out and that’s hard, aggressive and playing fast.”…

In the world of wrestling, adversity is par for the course. The Stony Brook University wrestling team is no exception when it comes to battling it. Over the course of the past few years, the club survived a serious financial setback that left it with a barebones budget. With that issue behind them, the team has moved on to the tasks at hand: working towards the emergence of its first All-American, and possibly producing a mixed martial artist. “To be an All-American, you have to really dedicate your life,” Dennis Kropp, a 22-year-old senior and All-American hopeful competing at 174 pounds, said. “It’d be amazing. It’d be huge. To be able to say that for the rest of your life would be unreal.” The road to becoming an All-American is a grueling one. In the National Collegiate Wrestling Association, the division in which Stony Brook’s team is affiliated, an individual…

The Stony Brook Seawolves (5-5, 4-3 CAA) attempted a valiant comeback attempt, but came up just short in its final home game of the season against the Maine Black Bears (6-4, 5-2 CAA). The Seawolves, down 27-21, started a late game bid to emerge victorious on their own 21 yard-line with 1:36 remaining. On the first play of the drive, Stony Brook sophomore quarterback Pat Irwin threw a short pass to junior running back Donald Liotine. Maine junior defensive back Najee Goode was all over Liotine and stripped the ball away from him for an interception. A review of the play upheld the turnover, and brought an end to the Seawolves’ playoff aspirations. “I probably could have caught that ball and should’ve tucked it in,” Liotine said. “No excuses. It was a good play by [Goode]. It was a hell of a play to make.” Prior to that, Liotine, who…

Stony Brook Athletic Director Shawn Heilbron plans to expand athletic venues over the course of a few years. He wants to generate more revenue toward the department and university, while the renovations and projects are paid for by the state. He already helped develop Island Federal Credit Union Arena, a new basketball venue that holds over 4,000 fans. The next item on his list will expand Kenneth P. Lavalle Stadium, the home of the football and lacrosse teams, with 2,000 extra seats so it can compete with other schools in the conference. “We’ll have a 10,000 seat stadium vs. an 8,000 seat stadium,” he added. “Hopefully, we can sell 2,000 more tickets which brings in more money. But ultimately, with these conferences, it’s all about TV deals.” “We have incredible support from the state,” Heilbron said. “We really have a beautiful arena and we really have the stadium as a…

When Stony Brook University athletic teams are discussed, oftentimes the football and baseball teams are the ones getting the most attention. Both are upper echelon programs that deserve the recognition they get, of course. However another team at SBU has been on the rise in recent years and is poised to become one of the university’s top programs. Stony Brooks men’s rugby team has become a dominant force in the northeast alongside West Point, Kutztown University and American International College. Former player and Head Coach  Jerry Mirro has trained this group of young men for several years now, and the dedication is showing. Despite being only a club team, they regularly face off against teams with full varsity standings. If the team is unable to get a coach bus to travel for a game, carpooling and rental vans do the trick. In addition to all the time the team spends…