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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
Following a thrilling end to the regular season and a shutout victory in the opening round of the Nassau Conference I football playoffs, Oceanside’s eighth trip to the county semifinals in 10 years wasn’t one to remember. 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
Charlie McKee’s 19-yard touchdown pass to senior Thomas Schmitt as time expired capped off an improbable 34-33 come-from-behind victory for Oceanside. The Sailors had trailed by 12 with less than three minutes to play. more
Before the season, Oceanside girls’ soccer coach Marianna Winchester said that she was going to allow her girls to “reach for the stars” as they tried to avenge a heartbreaking finish to the 2018 season. more
Any team opposing Oceanside in the Nassau Class AA boys’ soccer playoffs can expect a full 80-minute battle. The Sailors, while putting together a seven-game unbeaten streak from Sept. 20 through Oct. 17, mustered some last-minute homefield magic on more than one occasion in addition to continuing to build chemistry and confidence. They finished 5-2-5 in conference play. more
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