May 19, 2013 |
UNIONDALE, N.Y. - A wanted man with a criminal history dating back nearly 15 years was identified by police Saturday as the masked home invader involved in the death of a Hofstra University student early Friday morning. Dalton Smith, who was wanted on a parole violation related to a first-degree robbery conviction, attempted to rob the off-campus home where he and Hofstra junior Andrea Rebello were fatally shot, Nassau County police said. Authorities said police were involved in the shooting although it isn't clear who fired the shots that killed Rebello and Smith around 2:30 a.m. Friday.
April 12, 2013 |
JOE MIHALICH is leaving behind 15 successful seasons at Niagara to take over Hofstra's troubled men's basketball program. Mihalich, 56, was announced by the school as its 12th basketball coach Wednesday. Mihalich is a former player and assistant coach at La Salle. He replaces Mo Cassara, who was fired March 22 following a 7-25 season. Four Pride players were arrested in November on burglary charges stemming from dormitory room break-ins. Hofstra lands an established coach and respected recruiter in Mihalich, who played a big role in reviving the Purple Eagles' proud tradition.
April 11, 2013 |
A ROBERT MORRIS internal investigation into former basketball coach Mike Rice found no evidence of the "coaches against player" brawls alleged by an ex-Rutgers employee, though one former Colonial contacted by the school claims Rice used anti-gay slurs on several occasions and engaged in a shoving match with a player during halftime of a game. Rice coached at the suburban Pittsburgh school from 2007-10 before taking the job at Rutgers, who fired Rice last week after video of the coach physically and emotionally abusing players became public.
April 11, 2013 |
Joe Mihalich is leaving behind 15 successful seasons at Niagara to take over Hofstra's troubled men's basketball program. The 56-year-old former La Salle player and assistant was announced Wednesday by the Long Island school as its 12th basketball coach. Mihalich replaces Mo Cassara, who was fired following a 7-25 season. Four Pride players were arrested in November on burglary charges stemming from dormitory room break-ins. Hofstra lands an established coach and respected recruiter in Mihalich, who played a big role in reviving the Purple Eagles' proud basketball tradition.
March 2, 2013 |
Elena Delle Donne scored 32 points to help No. 18 Delaware beat host Hofstra, 79-50, on Thursday night for its 20th straight victory. Trailing by four points with five minutes left in the first half, the Blue Hens (25-3, 16-0 Colonial Athletic Association) took over. They scored 13 of the last 15 points to end the half and then the first 12 of the second half to put the game away. The Blue Hens held Hofstra (12-15, 8-8) without a field goal for nearly 11 minutes spanning the halves until Candace Bond hit a three-pointer with 12 minutes, 7 seconds left to make it 55-36.
February 20, 2013 |
In a basketball game that could have been put away in the first half, Drexel needed much longer before finally settling matters. Leading by 33-23 at halftime, the Dragons saw Hofstra pull within five points with less than eight minutes remaining before scoring a 63-54 win Monday in a Colonial Athletic Association game at the Daskalakis Athletic Center. Drexel is 11-15 overall and 7-7 in the CAA. Hofstra fell to 6-21, 3-11. Damion Lee scored 17 points for Drexel while Frantz Massenat added 16 and Derrick Thomas 11. Thomas has scored in double figures in six consecutive games.
February 19, 2013 |
MID-FEBRUARY Monday nights at the Daskalakis Athletic Center were going to be special this season. It has not turned out that way. Still, in this off-the-rails journey, just about any win is a good win. Drexel found an opponent whose season went even worse than the Dragons', without the expectations. Four Hofstra players, including two starters, were charged with a series of dorm-room burglaries after their seventh game. All were suspended and have not played since. So there is always another side.
February 15, 2013 |
Elena Delle Donne scored 17 of her 26 points in the first half and posted seven boards and six assists to spark No. 20 Delaware past Old Dominion, 86-62, Thursday night for its 16th straight win. Lauren Carra tallied 15 points and grabbed eight boards for the host Blue Hens, who won their 31st consecutive Colonial Athletic Association game. Old Dominion (16-9, 7-6) scored the first four points of the game, but Delaware launched a 22-5 run to pull ahead for good. Delle Donne capped the run with a jumper as the Blue Hens (21-3, 12-0)
February 4, 2013
Elena Delle Donne scored 35 points as No. 25 Delaware won its 13th straight game, a 79-63 pasting Sunday of visiting Hofstra. Delle Donne scored 21 first-half points as the Blue Hens (18-3, 9-0 Colonial Athletic Association) broke open a tight game in the final 10 minutes of the half. Her three-pointer at the half made it 46-33. Delaware's lead grew to 21 points, 56-35, in the opening minutes of the second half. The Pride (9-10, 5-3) never got any closer than 13 points after intermission.
January 24, 2013 |
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. - Before each Drexel men's basketball game, the team attempts half-court shots to wrap up its shootaround. On Wednesday, before the Dragons met Hofstra, the shooting ended prematurely when assistant coach Bobby Jordan sank his shot. That kept Frantz Massenat from getting his heave. "Good thing," the junior guard said. "Maybe I saved it. " Massenat connected on his lone half-court shot at the end of regulation and beat the buzzer to give Drexel a dramatic, 55-52 win over Hofstra at the Mack Sports Complex.