The NCAA Division III Management Council announced this month that Alfred State has been accepted as provisional members. The announcement moves Alfred State into NCAA DIII competition starting in the 2013-14 school year.
Director of Athletics Dr. Daryl Arroyo is excited with the NCAA announcement. “The move to NCAA Division III is a necessary transformation for Alfred State and Alfred State athletics. This is a positive step in Alfred State’s growth as we provide a four-year intercollegiate athletic experience to our student community. Considerable planning has gone into this transition, with much support from the college administration. Funding, staffing, and facility improvements have begun to ensure that Alfred State is prepared to successfully compete in NCAA Division III.”
On April 20, 2009, the New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL) signed an agreement with SUNY Cortland that brought the team’s summer training camp to the SUNY campus. In the first three weeks of August 2010, more than 41,000 spectators came to the SUNY Cortland Stadium Complex. Each year, the camp draws devoted fans from New York state as well as the rest of the country to see their favorite players and coaches up close. Although tickets are free, you must have them printed from the New York Jets camp website for admission into the public practices. The 2013 training camp schedule begins Friday, July 26 and concludes Wednesday, August 14.
SUNY Oneonta is one of three schools featured in this month’s NCAA Division III Special Olympics Spotlight Poll. Each story highlights a Division III and Special Olympics joint activity or event. The institution whose story has the highest number of votes on the 25th day of each month receives $500 to use for its next Special Olympics event.
SUNY Oneonta raised $800 for the Special Olympics during its inaugural “Greek Life vs. Athletes Olympics” event on April 21. Teams of athletes and Greeks competed in events such as the three-legged race, potato sack races, Continue reading
Jami Haynes sets off from her home in Central Bridge, NY, on Tuesday, May 28.
SUNY Oneonta senior Jami Haynes set off on a 4,200-mile, cross-country bike adventure today with the goal of raising awareness about the Harvest of Hope Foundation, an organization that provides emergency assistance to migrant workers and their families. Haynes, 21, accompanied by her boyfriend and sister, left early Tuesday morning from her home in Central Bridge, N.Y.
An avid runner and hiker, Haynes got the idea for the “Miles for Migrants” bike tour after Harvest of Hope founder and President Phil Kellerman visited one of her education classes, taught by Madeline Berry, this past semester. Her 20-year-old sister, Jena, signed on for the adventure, and then her boyfriend, Caleb Grippin, 23, joined the team.
Bobby Hurley has been named the 12th head men’s basketball coach at the University at Buffalo.
Bobby Hurley, one of the most iconic figures in college basketball history, has been named the 12th head men’s basketball coach at the University at Buffalo.
He joins UB from the University of Rhode Island, where he has been serving as associate head coach. He was hired as an assistant coach at Wagner College in 2010, and spent two seasons with the Seahawks, playing a critical role in rebuilding the men’s basketball team. He helped lead Wagner to a 25-6 record during the 2011-12 season – its best record in school history – before joining Rhode Island.
A first-team All-American in 1993, Hurley is best remembered Continue reading