The Hofstra Pride men’s basketball team rode the momentum of Wednesday’s destruction of UNC-Wilmington to a victory over Delaware Saturday afternoon at the Mack Sports Complex.
When you lose five straight conference games there is nowhere to go but up. Hofstra proved that Wednesday night when they rolled over Colonial Athletic Association opponent UNC Wilmington. Behind a balanced attack featuring five players who scored in double figures and stifling defense, the Pride beat the Seahawks 93–54.
The Hofstra Wrestling Team began their second month of competition in the state of Nevada, attending the Cliff-Keen Las Vegas Invitation, a 42 team event that featured grapplers from everywhere from California to Rhode Island. The Pride entered the tournament with three wrestlers (Jamie Franco, Ryan Patrovich, and Ben Clymer) in favorable seeds and seven men taking the mat overall.
Hofstra’s sophomore goalkeeper Greg Cumpstone started playing “the beautiful game” at age 7 out of a sibling rivalry with his older brother. “We were a similar age so everything back then was a competition,” Cumpstone said. “I wanted to be better than him, but I also looked up to him and wanted to follow in his footsteps a bit.”
It is that time of year again. The NFL regular season is winding down, and that means it is crunch time for the teams fighting to secure a playoff spot. Both conferences can boast an undefeated team (New Orleans, Indianapolis), and the Chargers, Bengals, Vikings, and Cardinals can almost taste the postseason.
On Friday, December 4th, an estimated 200 million pairs of eyes and ears glued themselves to Cape Town, South Africa for the 2010 FIFA World Cup draw, where the thirty-two teams that qualified for this prestigious event discovered who they will play during the first group stage beginning on June 11th, 2009.
Bouncing back from a tough loss defines a good team and the Pride proved just that by beating Providence Tuesday night 72 – 68. The Pride had a nine-day lay off before matching up with the Friars, who were 7 – 1 entering the game.
The Hofstra Pride scraped and clawed its way to a 44-39 victory against the Jaspers of Manhattan Wednesday night. The game featured poor shooting by both teams and 29 combined turnovers. It was the 58th meeting between the Pride (6-3) and the Jaspers (5-4) in the local rivalry.
Next fall James M. Shuart Stadium will host football, but to the chagrin of many athletes, students and alum, it won’t the Pride running out onto the field. 69 years old, the Hofstra Pride football team ceases to exist after a decision to cut the program came about last Wednesday evening after the Broad of Trustees meeting.
Before his freshman year in high school, Hofstra men’s cross-country captain Phillip Giackette did not know what cross-country was. Now, the sport is one of the most important aspects of Giackette’s life.