It should not be hard to regularly fill Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium’s 12,300 seats or Island Federal Arena’s 4,000 seats for sports games. Yet Stony Brook’s attendance numbers have remained low throughout the years.
Stony Brook University student-athletes are uniting to overturn America East’s decision to bar them from competing in the conference playoffs, which was announced on Feb. 21. They plan to hold a demonstration during tonight’s women’s basketball game.
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.
The America East Conference announced on Wednesday, Feb. 2 that Stony Brook University’s athletic teams have been ruled ineligible for participation in postseason conference championships for all sports.
First-year head coach Ashley Langford has never held this position before, but she comes from a winning culture — the key as the Stony Brook women’s basketball team eyes another successful season after last year’s first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance.
On April 2, Caroline McCombs announced her departure as head coach of the Stony Brook women’s basketball team, weeks after leading the program to its first America East finals win and first NCAA Tournament appearance.