Stony Brook Rumors & News

  • Stony Brook basketball players busted in $5K smash-and-grab

    New York Post "Two basketball players from Stony Brook University were busted for smashing into a fellow student’s car on the Long Island campus and grabbing the kid’s $5,000 tax refund, officials told The Post. RayShaun McGrew and DeShaun Thrower — who were on the school’s first-ever NCAA Tournament team..." April 13

  • Rutgers to hire Stony Brook's Steve Pikiell as new coach

    Newark Star-Ledger "Steve Pikiell, who took over a four-win Stony Brook team and led it into the NCAA Tournament for the first time this season, has been hired as the new Rutgers head basketball coach, a source told NJ Advance Media. Pikiell will replace Eddie Jordan, the former Rutgers star whose three-year run..." March 19

  • Kentucky rolls over Stony Brook

    The Sports Xchange "DES MOINES, Iowa -- In a dominating performance, fourth-seeded Kentucky mauled 13th-seeded Stony Brook 85-57 Thursday in a first-round NCAA Tournament game at Wells Fargo Arena. Kentucky (27-8) moves on to a Saturday showdown with fifth-seeded Indiana in an East Region second-round game. It..." March 18

  • Stony Brook 80, Vermont 74

    The Sports Xchange "Star big man Jameel Warney poured in a career-high 43 points and led a second-half comeback in Stony Brook's 80-74 win over Vermont in the American East tournament championship game Saturday on the Seawolves' home court. Stony Brook (26-6) is headed to its first NCAA Tournament...." March 12

  • Ahmad Walker transfers back into SBU basketball program

    The Statesman "What was first reported by Seawolves Nation has now been confirmed by Stony Brook Athletics: Ahmad Walker is back. The six-foot-four-inch 175-pound wing will transfer back to Stony Brook University in the fall. Walker spent two years as a Seawolf before transferring to Barton Community College..." May 03

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 08

  • Stony Brook freshman guard Ahmad Walker to transfer

    College Basketball Talk "Stony Brook took a hit to its 2014-15 America East title hopes on Friday as the school announced in a release that freshman guard Ahmad Walker is leaving the program. The 6-foot-4 Walker appeared in 34 games for the Seawolves last season and averaged seven points, 5.3 rebounds and 2.1 assists..." June 20

  • Stony Brook extends Steve Pikiell's contract

    Newsday "Coming off his fourth 20-win season and fourth postseason berth in five years, Stony Brook men's basketball coach Steve Pikiell on Wednesday received a one-year contract extension through the 2018-19 season, the school announced. The extension maintains Pikiell's contract at the full five years..." May 01

  • Albany Great Danes upset Stony Brook, advance to NCAA tournament

    Albany Times Union "For the second straight season, the, University at Albany has pulled off an improbable upset and is now its way to the NCAA Tournament. Playing the America East championship game away from home for the second straight year, the Danes upset second-seeded Stony Brook 69-60 in front of a sold out..." March 16

  • Albany 69, Stony Brook 60

    ProSportsDaily "Sam Rowley led all scorers with 18 points as the Great Danes captured their second consecutive America East championship, turning away the Seawolves to earn an NCAA tournament berth in Stony Brook, New York. DJ Evans added 16 points for Albany and Peter Hooley notched 15, including a series of..." March 15

  • SJU 1st, Stony Brook 3rd in hoops poll

    Newsday "If this week’s poll looks identical to last week’s, there’s a good reason to think that. Manhattan changed places with Quinnipiac and St. Francis swapped positions with Columbia. The rest of the teams all remained the same. 1. St. John’s (19-11) 2. Iona (20-9) 3. Stony Brook (21-9) 4...." March 04

  • Local college rankings: Iona passes St. John’s for top spot

    New York Post "Two straight losses may have knocked St. John’s from the top spot, but Iona’s 11 consecutive wins more than validate its ascension. (Last week’s rankings in parentheses) 1. Iona (2) Record: 19-8, 16-2 Up next: Friday (7 p.m.) at Manhattan After two straight NCAA Tournament..." February 28

  • Red Storm still No. 1 in Metro Poll

    Newsday "St. John’s is still on top in the poll after crushing Georgetown and edging Seton Hall last week. Iona maintained its hold on the second spot after wins over St. Peter’s and Monmouth last week and Stony Brook remains at No. 3 after a solid win over UMass-Lowell. Quinnipiac made a huge jump,..." February 20

  • Jameel Warney helps Stony Brook defeat UMBC, 72-53

    Newsday "The nominal opponent for Stony Brook Wednesday night at Pritchard Gymnasium was University of Maryland-Baltimore County, but the Seawolves' real opponent as they push for a first-ever NCAA Tournament bid is themselves. Following their first America East home loss in three years against New..." February 20

  • Local college rankings: St. John’s and Iona neck and neck

    New York Post "The St. John’s-Iona tug of war continues. Though the Gaels are making an impressive run through the MAAC, having won eight straight games, the Red Storm will retain the top spot until their incredible stretch concludes. (Last week’s rankings in parentheses) 1. St. John’s (1) Record: 16-9,..." February 14

  • Seawolves to tangle with UNH Saturday on ESPN3 "Stony Brook, winners of eight of its last nine games, takes a 23-game home conference winning streak into Saturday's clash with New Hampshire. Game time at Pritchard Gymnasium is 2 p.m. Saturday, Stony Brook is celebrating Wolfie's Birthday! All fans who attend the game will receive FREE..." February 08

  • Ahmad Walker garners second straight America East Rookie of the Week honor "Redshirt freshman Ahmad Walker (Port Washington, N.Y.) of the Stony Brook men's basketball team has been named America East Rookie of the Week for the second consecutive week, the conference office announced Monday. Walker averaged 12.0 points, 9.0 rebounds and 2.7 assists in three games last..." January 28

  • Stony Brook’s Anthony Jackson Embracing Bench Role

    Big Apple Buckets "Senior Anthony Jackson appeared to be in the right place at the right time to save the Seawolves Friday night. After a lead as large as 17 was cut to six, the senior drained a three-pointer to answer the run. Then, after Vermont freshman Kurt Steidl nailed a contested three-pointer by Jackson..." January 27

  • Seawolves pull out 67-64 win over Vermont at sold-out Pritchard "Sophomore Jameel Warney (Plainfield, N.J.) delivered 18 points and nine rebounds, senior Anthony Jackson (Columbus, Ohio) had 16 points and the Stony Brook men's basketball team survived a furious Vermont rally with stout defense at the end as the #Seawolves came away with a 67-64 victory over the..." January 25