#Seawolves set to open 2014 season against Bryant Thursday

Senior Will Tye
Aug. 26, 2014

Stony Brook, N.Y. -

Game #1: Stony Brook (0-0, 0-0 CAA) vs. Bryant (0-0, 0-0 NEC)

Thurs., Aug. 28    Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium    Stony Brook, N.Y.    7:00 p.m.


The Last Meeting
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October 5, 2013
Stony Brook, N.Y.
11,224 watch #Seawolves defeat Bryant, 21-13
Freshman Tyler Fredericks (Lawrence, N.Y.) and senior Devante Wheeler each recorded their first collegiate touchdowns as the Stony Brook football team held off Bryant, 21-13, before a standing-room only crowd of 11,224 for homecoming at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium Saturday night.

Stony Brook Seawolves (0-0)
Head Coach: Chuck Priore, ninth season
Career Record: 91-49
Record at SBU: 52-40

Bryant Bulldogs (0-0)
Head Coach: Marty Fine, 11th season
Career Record: 72-57
Record at BU: 62-46

Kickoff: The Stony Brook football team will kick off its 31st season of competition against Bryant Thursday night at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium. Tonight's game will mark the first of six home games as well as the start of a program-record 12 games.



Mike Solano (PBP) and Curt Hylton (color) return to the broadcast booth as the duo will call all the action on Seawolves TV and PackNetwork.com/StonyBrook.

Opponent: The Bulldogs were picked to finish sixth in the seven-team Northeast Conference.  The strength of the squad is the front seven on defense as senior defensive lineman Jeff Covitz, a preseason all-conference selection, and Maduka Nwanekezi combined for 38.5 tackles for loss.  On offense, junior Paul Canevari and senior Michael Perry will carry the load after losing talented wide receiver Jordan Harris to the NFL.  Bryant will take on Maine in the third week of the season and former Big South rival Liberty the following week.

Series: Stony Brook has won both of the previous meetings, topping Bryant, 30-0, in 2007 and 21-13 last season.  In last season's meeting before a standing-room only, LaValle Stadium-record crowd of more than 11,000 watched the Seawolves hold off the Bulldogs' late charge.  Sophomore Tyler Fredericks rushed for his first career touchdown, and Lyle Negron connected for TD passes with Devante Wheeler '14 and senior Adrian Coxson.

Gameday/Ticket Policies: Stony Brook University students can enter the facility at Gate 1.  High school football prospects can enter at Gate 6. Members of the media and VIPs are asked to pick up their credentials at Gate 3. Player comps, coaches' tickets, Bryant reservations, band, dance and cheer and general will call will be found at the tent outside Gate 6.  Will Call and general sales open at 5:30 and gates open at 6 p.m. General sales are located at Gate 2 and 6.  Online sales will end at 3 p.m. Thursday.

Promotions: The first 5,000 fans will receive rally towels courtesy of Stony Brook Orthopaedic Associates.  It also is High School Football Night. Suffolk County junior high, junior varsity and varsity coaches can fax their rosters to (631) 632-8841 or email at SeawolvesTickets@stonybrook.edu by 5 p.m. Wednesday for free admission.  The first 500 Stony Brook students in attendence will be entered to win a flat screen TV.  The first 1,000 students will be entered to win $100 towards their Wolfie Wallet courtesy of FSA.  The first 2,000 students will be entered to win Madden '15.

Parking: Gameday parking in the Stadium and Gym Road Lots will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Individual game parking is $10.  A season parking pass for $75 ($60 for Touchdown Club members) guarantees space in the Stadium Lot.  Fans interested in purchasing a season parking pass can call (631) 632-4513. RV parking is $25 per vehicle.  Fans coming with an RV must register with the facilities office by calling (631) 632-4754 at least 24 hours in advance.