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The country’s largest tennis expo returns to Long Island this winter, as the 2020 New York Tennis Expo arrives at NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Sunday, Feb. 9. more
As Dennis Papadatos dives into his sixth season as Hofstra’s wrestling coach, he sees signs of progress with the program he hit the mats for 20 years ago. more
For the past few seasons, if one were to pay attention to the Glen Cove wrestling program and it’s successes, one would see many of the same names pop up over and over again. more
The votes were tallied. Not once, but twice. That’s how tight the difference was between undefeated 12-0 Long Island champions Freeport and Plainedge in the running for the Rutgers Cup. In the closest vote in the trophy’s 83-year history, Plainedge nipped Freeport to win its first-ever Rutgers Cup at the Nassau County Football Coaches Association banquet on Dec. 11 at Crest Hollow Country Club. more
By winning six of its first nine, with most of the victories coming against returning NCAA tournament participants, Molloy College brought plenty of confidence into the East Coast Conference women’s basketball opener and it showed. more
Last season was a special one for Molloy College’s men’s basketball program. The Lions, who struggled to a 9-21 mark in the 2017-18 campaign, enjoyed a major turnaround capped by their first-ever East Coast Conference Tournament title. more
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
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