Urban Meyer: A career of success

It was a bitter cold morning on the Ohio State University campus on Tuesday, Dec. 4. Fans and athletes were still disappointed in the playoff selection committee after the No. 6 Ohio State Buckeyes were left out of the College Football Playoffs after defeating then-ranked No. 4 University of Michigan on Nov. 24 and No. 22 Northwestern University on Dec. 2 to be crowned Big 10 Champions. However, after a morning news conference on Dec. 4, the remaining pieces of their sewn-up hearts would be shattered. Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer shocked the NCAA world announcing his retirement as coach following their Rose Bowl game against the University of Washington.

Hofstra wrestling splits weekend contest at home

On a cold Sunday afternoon where the  Hofstra wrestling alumni were honored, the Hofstra wrestling team split a doubleheader against Northern Colorado University and Virginia Military Institute at the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex. They beat VMI 28-15 but fell to Northern Colorado 21-13. Before the match against Northern Colorado, the banner honoring alumni Nick Gallo, Hofstra’s only nation champion, was unveiled.

Dylan Ryder has strong showing at Vegas Invitational

Ten Hofstra University wrestlers competed in the Cliff-Keen Las Vegas Collegiate Wrestling Invitational starting on Friday, Nov. 30. The tournament featured top teams from around the country including No. 2 Ohio State University. Hofstra’s Dylan Ryder (125) was the only wrestler from Hofstra to advance to the second day of the tournament.

Women's basketball loses second consecutive at Music City Challenge

While the Pride women's basketball team was able to hold Marist College close in the early going, the Red Foxes eventually caught fire, handing Hofstra a 71-57 loss in the second game of the Music City Challenge on Saturday, Nov. 24 in Nashville, Tennessee. Hofstra was led by Ana Hernandez Gil, who had 16 points on the day, while the Red Foxes had the game’s highest scorer in Rebekah Hand who had 20.

Wright-Foreman's 37 leads Hofstra basketball past Cal State Fullerton

Hofstra basketball added another to the win column Wednesday night as they took down California State University, Fullerton 80-71 at the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex.

Hofstra’s Thanksgiving eve win put them back over .500, continuing a win/loss pattern that has taken place since the start of the season in which the Pride have taken all three at home while falling short on the road both times.