The main man behind the biggest controversy at Stony Brook in a few years is former Athletic Director Jim Fiore. He was bought out Tuesday night by the school for $800,000, covering the remaining 31 months on his contract. There are many speculations as to the rationale behind his firing, but none have been confirmed yet.
Coming off its very impressive win against the heavily-favored LSU Tigers, Stony Brook baseball finds itself in unfamiliar territory- only a few victories from being College World Series Champions. The team that is “shocking the world” is in the College World Series for the first time in school history. The Seawolves are also just the third No.4 seed to win a regional since 1999.
In the annals of teams that have passed into Omaha, Neb., to play for the collegiate baseball’s crown, Stony Brook has now crashlanded for the first time, putting the Seawolves on the map around the nation and the worldwide web. In front of a crowd of 10,620, the largest in the history of the Louisiana State University (LSU) baseball, the Stony Brook University baseball upset the seventh-seeded Tigers in the third game of a three-game set in the Super Regionals to advance to its first ever NCAA College World Series.