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Professional box lacrosse will return to Long Island on Dec. 28 when the New York Riptide, one of two expansion teams to join the National Lacrosse League this season, make their home debut against the Saskatchewan Rush at the Nassau Coliseum. more
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
Near the midway point of the season, the Glen Cove girls’ tennis team was sitting fairly dominant with a sole loss on the season. The issue was, that loss held weight within Conference IIIA. In order to win its eventual conference title, the Lady Big Red had to pull off a win in a redemption game against Clarke. 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
Yunior Velasquez embraced the spotlight when he had a chance to advance Glen Cove past unbeaten MacArthur into Nassau Class A boys’ soccer quarterfinals. more
Experience usually plays a key role in high school sports success at the varsity level. At the beginning of the season, the Glen Cove girls’ soccer team was looking at a 2019 campaign having graduated over a dozen seniors just a few months prior. more
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