All in Sports

Pecora, the 10th head coach in Hofstra men's basketball history is beginning his ninth season leading the Pride and his 16th overall with the program. Pecora has led the Pride to four 20-win seasons out of the last five. Honored twice as the regions Coach of the Year (2006 and 2009) by Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association, Pecora has led the Pride to the postseason NIT tournament on three occasions. Pecora, an Adelphi graduate who has not strayed far from home to lead the Pride, is currently fourth on the Hofstra coaching list with 136 wins entering the season, right at the heels of Frank Reilly, who recorded 146 victories from 1947 to 1955 and Paul Lynner, who had 152 wins from 1962 to 1972.

As the Yankees face off with the Phillies in the World Series , Mets fans who are not cringing at the thought of either their cross-town rival or their division nemesis collecting a World Series ring, will give a collective yawn. One friend of mine who is a Mets fan declared he is just going to sleep through the World Series. Another one refuses to acknowledge that the World Series is even occurring.

In Game One of the World Series, the Phillies proved once and for all that they are legitimate champions of the National League and worthy contenders to repeat as Major League Baseball's top team. In the face of bad weather on the road and the undeniably intimidating mystique of the Yankee legacy, the Phillies dominated in every sense: their pitching dominated Yankee hitting and their hitting dominated Yankee pitching.

Stephan Barea may be young, but he sure knows how to count to five. That is the number of goals the freshman midfielder has scored for the Hofstra men's soccer team this year and all five have been big. None may have been bigger than his goal at Towson Wednesday, to help the Pride rebound from a disappointing defeat Saturday at the College of William and Mary.

Field hockey is not the most popular sport around the campus or in the country in general, but it's about time they get their due credit. After winning their last six and breezing through conference play, Hofstra looks like it if they make it, they can be a force in post-season play.
At the start of the season a lot lingered in the air for the relatively young team. While Ashleigh Daniels and Kristin Thompson have had strong careers at Hofstra, they are the only two seniors and the upper class strength seemed to be lacking.

  Before every game, Monica Knight, the senior captain of the volleyball team, closes her eyes and visualizes the game for five minutes. Then, she leads her team onto the court and works her hardest to make sure those visions come true.

There was no question as to whether Knight would play volleyball in college or not, "it was a childhood dream," she said. And one that came true.

 Over the weekend, the Hofstra Women's soccer team asserted themselves in the Colonial Athletic Association, winning both their games and maintaining a perfect 4-0 conference record.

Friday night in Fairfax, VA the Pride took the field against George Mason. The game represented a tremendous defensive effort for both squads, as there were only six total shots taken in the first half of regulation play.

Q. Why are New York sports fans like politicians and gymnasts?

A.  Flip-flopping is part of the job.

How about those long suffering New York Jets faithful? Last season, after Gang Green beat the Titans in week 12 to hand the Titans their first loss of the season, New Yorkers - - and Jets fans in particular - - were ready to push Mike Bloomberg out of office and replace him with Brett Favre. Disappointing losses to the Broncos, 49ers and Seahawks put the team out of the playoffs and Brett Favre on the fan's fecal roster. Where is the loyalty?

 Its already Week 4 and there has been mixed talk about the Giants. For the most part, fans deserve some credit for not being too short-sighted.  They can look beyond their fantasy playbooks and recall that the Giants were a playoff team last year and picked up a ring two years ago. They also know it is early in the season.

This time factor has skeptics and believers constantly sounding their horns.  While in some instances, (the Jets, for example), it makes sense not to get ahead of things.  But for others, it is an opportunity to say "the Giants haven't played any real teams yet."

Tampa Bay was a walk through. The Lions could have put up a better fight, but I'm not here to bash Raheem Morris.  Everyone knows that the Giants aren't going to be really tested for another two weeks, when they face the Saints.