The America East’s decision to rule Stony Brook ineligible for postseason contention in all sports as the program moves to the Colonial Athletic Association in July has drawn outrage extending all the way out to national basketball reporters.
SBU has accepted an invitation to join the Colonial Athletic Association, a Stony Brook Athletics official confirmed with The Statesman. The move will be formally announced tomorrow, Jan. 25, at a press conference held by Commissioner Joe D’Antonio.
Winners of three straight after their 22-17 road win against Maine last weekend, the Stony Brook football will travel to face the No. 8 Villanova Wildcats at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 13. The Wildcats occupy second place in the Colonial Athletic Association with a 7-2 (5-1 CAA) record and are coming off a 35-0 road win against Elon.
Redshirt freshman linebacker Tyler King has only played 12 collegiate games for the Stony Brook football team, but he has already made a name for himself as one of the most feared defenders in his conference.
The Stony Brook athletics program is one made up of contradictions. Its athletes have taken home a slew of awards, but they play for a student body that is largely apathetic towards those accomplishments.
Coming off a bye week, the 3-0 (1-0 CAA) Rams will be well-rested as they look to stay undefeated and earn their first win over Stony Brook in program history. The Seawolves are 7-0 all-time against Rhode Island, with an average margin of victory of 18.14 points in those games.
Facing a winless Fordham Rams team at home and coming off a strong first-half performance last week at No. 3 Oregon, Stony Brook was embarrassed 31-14 by Fordham on Saturday, Sept. 25 at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium.