Welcome to this week’s edition of Hofstra Happenings, a weekly look at the top stories in Pride Athletics.
Men’s Basketball Downs Central Connecticut
Four Pride players scored in double-figures to lead Hofstra past the Blue Devils of Central Connecticut, 72-67, Sunday afternoon at the Mack Sports Complex. The win snapped a three-game Hofstra losing streak. Zeke Upshaw (22 points), Stephen Nwaukoni (12 points, 12 rebounds), Moussa Kone (13 points) and Jamall Robinson (13 points), who earned CAA Rookie of the Week accolades, led Hofstra’s balanced offense. Archived video of the game, courtesy of PRIDE PRODUCTIONS, is available below. The Pride is back in action after a break for final exams on Monday, December 23 at Siena.
Hofstra, MSG To Host 2016 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships
The NCAA announced last week that Hofstra University was selected to host the 2016 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships at Madison Square Garden, the World’s Most Famous Arena, in New York City.
Women’s Basketball Falls At Saint Joseph’s
The Pride began a string of three consecutive road games with a 73-60 loss at Saint Joseph’s. Andreana Thomas paced the Pride with 14 points. Hofstra will travel to Harvard this Saturday for a 1 p.m. tipoff against the Crimson following an 11-day break.
Blue and Gold Society Holiday Reception
Hofstra Athletics held its annual Blue and Gold Society Holiday Reception, which featured Baseball CoachJohn Russo, senior men’s lacrosse student-athlete Corey Caputo and senior women’s soccer student-athleteRuby Staplehurst give remarks on their experiences at Hofstra and what the support of the Blue and Gold Society means to them. A photo gallery from the evening is available below. For more information on the Blue and Gold Society, contact Director of Athletic Development Jim Furlong at (516) 463-5187.
Men’s Basketball To Play In Paradise Jam In 2015
The Hofstra Men’s Basketball program will make its fifth appearance outside of the continental United States in 2015 when the Pride takes part in the U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam. Additional information, including the tournament field and travel packages, will be announced at a future date.
Tweet of the Week
Our tweet of the week comes from the Hofstra University account and features a great shot of winter on the Hofstra campus.