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The Hofstra women’s basketball program ushered in a new era with a familiar face this year. Hofstra Athletic Director Rick Cole. Jr. tapped Danielle Santos Atkinson as the Pride’s new head coach in April after she earned valuable experiences on coaching staffs at Pittsburgh, Florida State and Kentucky the past six seasons. more
Hofstra’s push for the school’s first NCAA men’s basketball tournament bid in nearly two decades is not slowing down following the graduation of the nation’s second-leading scorer. more
Turnover continues to be a theme for this year's Long Island Nets. The raising of last year's G League championships banner quickly flipped to a messy game, with the Nets falling behind by 18 and giving away the ball 24 times, leading to 38 Delaware Blue Coats points. It all amounted to a 152-137 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers affiliate at Nassau Coliseum Friday night. more
In any developmental league, turnover is a given. Still, the Long Island Nets, the G League affiliate of the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets, may be taking “turnover” to a whole new level. more
Angel Nunez, a 6-8 forward born in the Dominican Republic and raised in The Bronx, is one of those who tried out for basketball's G League hoping to turn his dreams into NBA reality. His journey includes attending two high schools, three colleges and formerly playing overseasons before succeeding in a local tryout wih the Long Island Nets this year. more
The newest addition to the National Lacrosse League will be calling Long Island home but for one member of the New York Riptide, coming to Long Island is more of a homecoming. Kieran McArdle grew up in Ronkonkoma in Suffolk County, about 32 miles east of Riptide’s new home at the Nassau Coliseum. more
Since opening its doors in 1929, Sewanhaka High School has had its share of excellence on its athletic fields and courts. The lacrosse program holds a national record with 91 consecutive victories that spanned nearly a decade, and Indians have gone on to have careers in the NFL, NBA, and MLB. more
It is not every day that a Division I college hockey program plays at a National Hockey League venue seating more than 14,000 people. It is even rarer for a program only three matches into its history. more
If you had told 19-year-old Huntington Bay native Grace Dima a year ago that she would be playing at the Nassau Coliseum in front of family and friends as a member of Long Island’s first Division I college hockey team, she might have called you crazy. more
Last Saturday afternoon’s spirited battle between host Sewanhaka and intradistrict rival New Hyde Park, a pair of vastly improved football teams, had a little bit of everything. more
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