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“NAME THE GAME” by 6/1/13

CALLING ALL SEAWOLVES FANS: NOW IS YOUR CHANCE TO “NAME THE GAME”!

The athletic departments at Stony Brook and Albany are excited to be playing each other in football every season as new CAA Football opponents. We are calling on all Seawolves and Great Danes fans alike to help us name this newly formed rivalry game.

How to enter: 
-Facebook: Message your naming idea to “Stony Brook Athletics” or “Wolfie Seawolf”

-Twitter: Tweet your naming idea to “@SBAthletics” or “@WolfieSeawolf” using the hashtag ” #EmpireClash

Need help getting ideas? Check out these famous college football rivalries for inspiration: http://bit.ly/YFz1wd 

***Deadline to enter ideas is June 1st!****Image

 

NCAA 1ST Round Playoffs – Stony Brook Football vs. Villanova 11/24/12

Sat, 24 Nov, 2012 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM 
Stony Brook to host Villanova in FCS first round game

Seawolves-Wildcats to play at 3 p.m. on ESPN3 Saturday

Senior captain Dominick Reyes

 Senior captain Dominick Reyes
 

 

Nov. 18, 2012 Source: Stony Brook Athletics

Stony Brook, N.Y. – The Stony Brook football team will host Villanova on November 24 in a first-round game at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium, the Division I Football Championship committee announced on Sunday. The Seawolves (9-2, 5-1 Big South) received one of 10 at-large berths to the 20-team playoff and their first-ever Division I at-large bid in any sport.

Saturday’s game is scheduled for 3 p.m. and will be televised live on ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app.

Stony Brook tied for the Big South title, its fourth consecutive conference championship, but based on conference road wins, Coastal Carolina received the conference’s automatic bid.

The Seawolves have wins over Army and fellow playoff teams Colgate and Coastal Carolina.

Villanova (8-3, 6-2 CAA) shared the conference title with New Hampshire, Richmond and Towson, but received the automatic bid based on a tiebreaker. Saturday’s match-up will be the first meeting between the two schools, but not the last. Stony Brook will move to the CAA after this season is complete. The Wildcats won the national championship in 2009.

The winner will travel to face No. 3 seed Montana State on December 1.

Tickets for Saturday’s game are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased at any time on www.GoSeawolves.org. Reserved chairbacks are $20. General admission seats for adults are $14 and youths and senior citizens are $10. Stony Brook faculty/staff are $10 with ID.

The Stony Brook ticket office is open Monday-Wednesday from 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m. and 12 p.m.-5 p.m. on Friday. Offices will be closed on Thanksgiving. Gameday sales will begin at 1:30 p.m. at Gates 2 and 6.

For more information, please call (631) 632-WOLF.

SPECIAL: NCAA 1ST ROUND – STONY BROOK VS. VILLANOVA
NOV. 24 AT LAVALLE STADIUM AT 3 P.M.

TICKET PRICES:
RESERVED CHAIRBACK – $20
ADULT GENERAL ADMISSION – $14
YOUTH GENERAL ADMISSION – $10
SENIOR CITIZEN/STONY BROOK FACULTY – $10

NO SEAPUPS KIDS DEN PASSES WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR THIS GAME

Game Watch: Stony Brook Seawolves at Liberty University Flames 11/10/12

Dear Seawolves Fans,

Wish you could watch Stony Brook’s last regular season game Football game?  Well, now you can!
Please join us Saturday, November 10th at 3pm, for a Watch Party at The Bench Bar & Grill as Stony Brook takes on the Liberty Flames.  Our Seawolves are looking to capture our fourth Big South Conference Championship and clinch a playoff spot in the 2012 FCS playoffs.  Kickoff is at 3:30pm and the game is not available in the homes of Cablevision subscribers.  So please, come out and join us at The Bench where they will be offering:
  • Special Seawolves Fan Menu
  • Drink Specials
  • Raffle Prizes and Giveaways- Courtesy of The Bench Bar and Grill and Stony Brook Athletics.
Also, don’t forget to come out to Pritchard Gymnasium this Friday, November 9th at 7pm, for our Women’s Basketball home opener.  And on Sunday come see our Men’s team take on Mount Ida in their home opener at 4pm, followed by the Women’s game at 6:30pm.
Be sure to celebrate this fun-filled Seawolves weekend with all our your friends and family.
Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
See you this weekend!
Vincent Accardi
Director of Corporate Sales & Ticketing Operations

Liberty donating Stony Brook game funds to Sandy aid 11/10/12

8:39 AM By Greg Logan

Stony Brook quarterback Kyle Essington sets up for

Photo credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

Liberty University hope to “Fill The Bill,” as 19,200-seat Williams Stadium is known, for its Big South Conference game against Stony Brook at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in Lynchburg, Va. If the Flames succeed, it will help fund relief efforts for superstorm Sandy.

School officials announced that $1 from every ticket sold will be donated to a Virginia-based non-profit called Gleaning for the World, which needs money to transport supplies that already have been gathered to areas affected by Sandy. Obviously, the Seawolves come from one of the areas devastated by Sandy, so, the message from both schools is one of concern for those who were displaced or damaged by the storm.

Average attendance this season at Williams Stadium is 16,698 through six home games, and if the Flames (4-5, 3-1 Big South) match that figure, it will put them over 100,000 in season attendance for the first time in school history. As part of the promotion for the game, it will be Military Appreciation Day, and the first 12,000 fans will receive “Thundersticks,” so, it will be a noisy, hostile environment for Stony Brook (9-1, 5-0).

Although the Flames have a mediocre overall record thanks to a difficult early-season non-conference schedule, they have an 18-game home winning streak in Big South play. Their last Big South loss was to Gardner-Webb on Oct. 21, 2006. During that span, the Seawolves, who are ranked No. 6 in the Sports Network FCS poll and No. 8 in the Coaches poll, have lost twice. They fell 33-0 in 2008 and 54-28 in 2010.

If Stony Brook wins, it clinches the conference’s automatic berth in the FCS playoffs. The Seawolves already are assured of a tie for the league title, but a loss to Liberty would create the possibility of a three-way tie in which the tiebreaker would go to Coastal Carolina or the possibility of a two-way tie with Liberty, which would get the bid based on head-to-head results. So, it’s a classic “win-to-get-in” scenario for SBU at tough Williams Stadium.

Source: Newsday

Lesego Andrew Goba ’09 ’12 – Umuntu, Umuntu Ngabantu – A Journey from South Africa to the USA

Umuntu, Umuntu Ngabantu – A Journey from South Africa to the USA

BY  | OCTOBER 15, 2012 · 9:07 AM

Two weeks ago former coach and PPI success story, Lesego Andrew Goba, stopped by the DC office. For many of us, it was our first opportunity to meet Goba and hear his incredible journey from South Africa to the USA

 

Lesego Andrew Goba playing in his final year at Stony Brook University

On the outskirts of Durban is Inanda, a rural village not unlike many villages in South Africa. Although most houses had no running water, electricity or even telephones, Goba viewed his rural upbringing as a positive. “Scarcity of resources taught me to be grateful for what I had; and inspired me to pursue that which I did not have, fearlessly, because I had nothing to lose.”….

 

Goba with Coach Pikiell (right) and Mentor Randall Susman (left)

….After graduating Goba got a second BS in nursing and has recently begun working at the Stony Brook Medical Hospital in the Psychiatric Department. He now aspires to continue his education as a psychiatric nurse practitioner (masters level), and get his doctorate. “My education was the paved road that I could now walk on. I had to maximize the opportunity.”

Read the full article from PeacePlayers International (PPI)

Connect with Lesego Andrew Goba ’09 ’12 on Twitter @LesegoGoba

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