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  1. Former starter returning to America East contender Stony Brook after year in junior college

    May 2, 2015, 10:15 AM EDT

    (Getty Images)

    Ahmad Walker is returning to Stony Brook after a season in the junior college ranks.

  2. Albany’s Peter Hooley to give commencement speech at school’s graduation in May

    Apr 17, 2015, 11:02 AM EDT

    AP Photo

    Hooley’s game-winning shot in the America East title game came less than two months after his mother passed from a lengthy bout with colon cancer.

  3. UMBC loses leading scorer for the rest of the season

    Jan 31, 2015, 12:15 PM EDT

    Maurice Walker, Aaron Morgan, Cody Joyce, Wayne Sparrow

    A tumultuous season gets worse for UMBC.

  4. Stony Brook hands No. 13 Washington its first loss of the season

    Dec 28, 2014, 11:15 PM EDT

    Steve Pikiell

    Despite trailing by as many as 16 points in the second half, Stony Brook managed to pick up its first-ever win over a ranked opponent.

  5. Vermont loses freshman guard for the season

    Dec 7, 2014, 10:00 AM EDT

    Vermont v Duke

    Vermont is losing one of six freshman to injury for the season.

  6. Binghamton junior guard leaves the program and intends to transfer

    Dec 6, 2014, 10:30 AM EDT

    Jordan Reed, Baye Moussa Keita, Michael Gbinije

    Binghamton is losing a two-time America East all-league selection to transfer.

  7. UMBC loses reigning America East Rookie of the Year to shoulder injury

    Dec 4, 2014, 4:46 PM EDT

    UMBC v Towson

    Rodney Elliott has played in just one game this season due to a torn labrum in his left shoulder.

  8. Maine moves conference home opener against Vermont to Portland

    Dec 3, 2014, 6:34 PM EDT

    Maine Athletics

    Maine is looking to connect with the Portland-based portion of its fan base with this one-game move.

  9. Binghamton’s leading returning scorer, rebounder takes indefinite leave of absence

    Nov 26, 2014, 8:05 PM EDT

    Tommy Dempsey

    Justin Reed was one of America East’s best guards in each of his first two seasons, but that hasn’t been the case in 2014-15.

  10. Stony Brook works toward NCAA appearance after DII transition

    Oct 17, 2014, 4:45 PM EDT

    stony brook

    Stony Brook has quickly built itself into a NCAA Tournament contender after years of playing non-Division I basketball.

  11. 2014-15 America East Preview: Does Stony Brook finally make the Tournament?

    Oct 17, 2014, 10:10 AM EDT

    Jameel Warney of Stony Brook (AP Photo)

    The America East will be very open this season. Does Stony Brook finally make it to the NCAA Tournament out of the pack?

  12. Stony Brook freshman guard Ahmad Walker to transfer

    Jun 20, 2014, 6:30 PM EDT

    ahmad walker

    Stony Brook lost freshman guard Ahmad Walker to transfer on Friday.

  13. Guard Shaun Lawton will return to Maine next season

    May 29, 2014, 8:01 PM EDT

    Maine Athletics

    Guard Shaun Lawton has decided to remain at Maine to play for new head coach Bob Walsh.

  14. Reports: Vermont assistant Matt O’Brien to join Maine coaching staff

    May 14, 2014, 10:32 AM EDT

    Vermont Athletics

    According to reports former Vermont assistant Matt O’Brien will make the move to Maine to join Bob Walsh’s staff.

  15. Has Maine found its new head coach?

    May 3, 2014, 10:10 PM EDT

    Maine Athletics

    According to multiple reports, Maine is closing in on hiring a new head coach. However, AD Karlton Creech denied that a decision has been made.

  16. Former New Mexico guard Cleveland Thomas transfers to Hartford

    Apr 30, 2014, 5:56 PM EDT

    Cleveland Thomas

    One week after deciding to leave New Mexico, guard Cleveland Thomas has found a new school to call home.

  17. Stony Brook rewards Steve Pikiell with contract extension through 2019

    Apr 30, 2014, 4:48 PM EDT

    Steve Pikiell

    Having led Stony Brook to 22 wins or more in four of the last five seasons, head coach Steve Pikiell was rewarded with a contract extension Wednesday.

  18. Stony Brook hangs on against Vermont, moves to 6-0 in America East

    Jan 24, 2014, 11:36 PM EDT

    Steve Pikiell Stony Brook

    With the top two teams in the America East doing battle, it should come as no surprise that this one came down to the final possessions. What may have been a surprise, however, is Stony Brook relinquishing a 17 point lead with 16 minutes remaining, and nearly giving the game away at the end with…

  19. Friday’s Pregame Shootaround: America East clash highlights light slate

    Jan 24, 2014, 4:24 PM EDT


    GAME OF THE NIGHT: Vermont at Stony Brook, 9:00 p.m. EST (ESPNU) Just two teams remain undefeated in America East play and it’s the two teams many expected to be the leading contenders to win the conference title back in the preseason. And with tonight’s schedule boasting just six games this is a good opportunity…

  20. Stony Brook seeking to get over the hump, earn NCAA Tournament bid

    Jan 10, 2014, 6:00 PM EDT

    Steve Pikiell

    If one is to strictly judge a program’s success by berths to the NCAA Tournament, Albany and Vermont have been the top programs in the America East conference for the past 11 seasons as they have been there a combined eight times. Will Brown has had sustained success at Albany, while Vermont’s success has been…

  21. Hartford, playing its second game in 36 hours, wins at Fairfield

    Nov 13, 2013, 9:38 PM EDT

    Wes Cole, John Gallagher

    For those who attempted to stay up for much (if not all) of Tuesday’s 24-hour college basketball marathon, getting through Wednesday was quite the task. So consider what the Hartford Hawks were confronted with: at 7:00 a.m. Tuesday Hartford’s game at FGCU tipped off, and after holding their own for much of the contest the…

  22. America East announces new format for conference tournament

    Oct 3, 2013, 4:54 PM EDT


    One of the bigger upsets during conference tournament play last season was Albany’s win over regular season champion Stony Brook in the semifinals of the America East tournament. That contest drew added attention due to the fact that the Great Danes, who went on to represent the league in the NCAA tournament, hosted the first…

  23. Hartford’s John Gallagher receives contract extension through 2018

    Sep 19, 2013, 12:40 AM EDT

    Wes Cole, John Gallagher

    Despite an overall record of 17-14 (10-6 America East), the 2012-13 season was a historic one for the Hartford Hawks. Why? The program made its first-ever postseason appearance as a Division I member, earning a berth in the Tournament. As a result head coach John Gallagher was rewarded with a contract extension through the…

  24. America East content with nine teams in its league

    Aug 27, 2013, 9:45 PM EDT

    When the dust settled, for the time being, with teams jumping around from one conference to another during conference realignment, the America East lost Boston University to the Patriot League, but picked up Massachusetts Lowell, formerly a Division II school from the Northeast 10. One would think that the America East would have sought to…

  25. UMass Lowell will reportedly join Division I, become member of America East

    Feb 13, 2013, 6:21 PM EDT

    UMass Lowell logo

    UMass Lowell will join the ranks of Division I in all sports beginning in the 2013-14 school year, the Lowell Sun is reporting. According to the report, the school will announce its intent to become a member of the America East in a press conference Thursday.┬áThe America East recently lost Boston University to the Patriot…