Posts Tagged ‘Hofstra’

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St. John’s improves to 8-1 with win over Fordham

December 14, 2009

A balanced attack led St. John's to victory

Justin Brownlee came off the bench to score a career-high 14 points and grabbed 14 rebounds, as St. John’s beat city rival Fordham 73-56 on Sunday in the 81st meeting between the two teams.

Paris Horne added 14 points as the Red Storm (8-1) won their second game in a row after suffering their only loss of the season Dec. 5 against Duke.

Brownlee made his statement early and emphatically. After throwing down a power jam and hanging on the rim to avoid injury, Brownlee sprinted back on defense and rejected a dunk attempt by Fordham’s Chris Gaston, who finished with a career-high of 32 points and 14 boards.

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A sign of the times

December 3, 2009

Wayne Chrebet's alma-mater is dropping its football program

Hofstra University is dropping its football team, citing high costs and low interest from the college community.  

“The money is not coming in, and we’re putting too much out,” said university president Stuart Rabinowitz.  “The choice was painful but clear.”

He continued to add that low attendance, poor support from boosters, and overall costs of running a football program factored into the decision.  The announcement follows a two-year review of sports spending at Hofstra. Rabinowitz says there are no plans to cut any other sports at the Long Island school.

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St. John’s cannot afford a let down.

December 1, 2009

So far, it's been all cheers and chest bumps for the Storm.

 

It’s funny how quickly things can change in sports. The Jets and Giants both got off to impressive starts, but are now struggling to stay alive in their respective playoff races. The Rangers started the season 7-1, but now have just 13 points in their last 19 games.  The Knicks, off to one of their worst starts in franchise history, were all set to sign Allen Iverson, just to nix the deal at the last-minute. 

Last week, I wrote an article about how the St. John’s Men’s Basketball program was a shell of its’ former self.  The heralded recruits weren’t coming in, the Garden was empty, and the NCAA tournament bids were non-existent. The Red Storm was off to a 3-0 start, but the competition was weak at best, and furthermore, the Johnnies were unimpressive in their victories. I began to wonder how much longer Norm Roberts would be coaching this team.  

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