Hoops on Display
Stony Brook Campus
According to Newsday, any potential Hofstra transfers who want to play at a new school in 2010 MUST be enrolled in that new school in time for the spring semester!
I don't know if any Ivy school can turn around transfers that fast academically, but I believe Harvard did it several years ago when Boston U. canceled football.
Newsday is also reporting that Stony Brook has already made formal offers to a number of top Hofstra players.
Speaking of Stony Brook, Columbia men's basketball is back in action today at Stony Brook in what's become a very hard-fought and close rivalry over the last few years. The game will be televised on MSG+ and you can hear the game on GoColumbiaLions.com.
I would not be surprised if some Hofstra football players were in attendance today as Stony Brook may be trying to carry out some quickie campus visits. Perhaps Columbia and the cheers from the Lions fans in attendance can make a nice impression as well.
I have been remiss in not mentioning the greatest Columbia-Hofstra football link of all: the John Witkowski-led Lions played a thrilling tie against Bucknell during the 1983 season at Shuart Stadium when Wien Stadium was being built. That game featured the still-longest Columbia pass completion in Lions history, a 93-yard TD catch and run to tight end Mark Milam.