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Men's Hockey Denied by Cortland

Despite a two-goal come back in the second period, the SUNY Potsdam men fell 3-2 to the visiting Cortland Red Dragons in Friday’s home conference hockey contest. The Bears now go to 3-5-3 while Cortland moves 5-5-1. Cortland’s Mike Egan (Smithtown/NY Apple Core Jr. B) opened the games scoring with the only first period goal at 15:54. Kyle Haines (Topsfield, MA/ Marquette Rangers) connected at 12:03 of the second period to give the Red Dragons a brief 2-0 lead.

Women’s Basketball 2008-09 Outlook

With all five starters returning from last year’s 16-12 (11-5 SUNYAC) SUNYAC and ECAC Tournament team, SUNY Potsdam women’s basketball coach Tara Ruckh feels that her squad should contend for one of the top spots in the State University of New York Athletic Conference. Ruckh (Cortland State ’99), who begins her fourth year at Potsdam, has gone 27-26 over the last two seasons after inheriting a program that went 4-46 in the two previous years.

Catch The Met's new production of “Thaïs” at the Potsdam Roxy Theater

The Metropolitan Opera’s “The Met: Live in HD” series will continue at the Potsdam Roxy Theater with the presentation of “Thaïs,” Jules Massenet’s sensual opera that features SUNY Potsdam alumna Renée Fleming. The live broadcast will take place Saturday, Dec. 20, at noon, with an encore showing on Sunday, Jan. 25, at 6 p.m.

Local artists' watercolors on display at Potsdam Public Library

The Potsdam Public Library is featuring a display of the watercolor work created by local students in SUNY Potsdam’s Adult Watercolor course, offered through the Office of Non-Credit Programs, through the month of December. The 12 participants in the 10-week course, taught by Mary Sue Seymour, worked at their own pace on a painting of their choice. The paintings are on display during normal library hours: Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Hot beverages are available for purchase.

SUNY Potsdam faculty member authors eighth book

Dr. Biman Das, professor of physics at SUNY Potsdam, recently authored his eighth book titled “Student Pocket Companion for Physics for Scientists & Engineers,” which was published by Addison-Wesley in September 2008. The Pocket Companion is designed to be used as a complement to Dr. Douglas C. Giancoli’s “Physics for Scientists and Engineers with Modern Physics.” It is a study guide that explains each section of the book in simple form that covers basic concepts and formulas and summarizes the main principles.

SUNY-PAEG members celebrate 20 years of educating fellow students about HIV & AIDS

Which of these statements sound true and which sound like a myth? If I am HIV-infected, I must inform my roommate, employer, coworker or professors about it. If I am HIV-infected, I cannot use recreational facilities like swimming pools. If I am HIV-infected, I am at greater risk of contracting various infections from my peers than of spreading HIV. How good is our knowledge about HIV facts and myths?

Women's Basketball Weekend Preview

The women’s basketball team begins SUNYAC play this weekend as they go against Geneseo and Brockport. The Geneseo game will be at 6 pm on Friday and the Brockport game will be at 2 pm on Saturday. The Bears are 4-1. They defeated Clarkson on Tuesday night 71-51. Cortney Poirier leads the team in scoring averaging 16.8 points a game and also leads in assists with 14. Rachel Graf is second in points averaging 12.8 and has 13 steals (tied with Poirier for the team lead)

Men's Hockey Weekend Preview

The men’s hockey team continues SUNYAC play with two games this weekend. Friday’s game is against Cortland at 7 pm and Saturday’s game is against Oswego also at 7 pm. The Bears are 3-4-3 (2-2-2 SUNYAC). Potsdam played in the Skidmore Invitational last weekend. They went 1-1 as they lost to Williams College 3-2 and defeated Suffolk 9-1. Connor Treacy leads the team in goals with nine and points with 17. Luke Beck is the assists leader with 10. Cortland is 4-5-1 (2-3-1 SUNYAC). They defeated Brockport 6-4 in their last game. Patrick Palmisano is the leading goal scorer with five.

Women’s Basketball Defeats Clarkson

A 21-1 run early in the second half turned out to be the difference for the women’s basketball team as they went on to defeat Clarkson 71-51 at Alumni Gymnasium. Cortney Poirier (Moira/Bruston-Moira) led all scorers with 17 points, shooting 7-for-16 from the field, and added four assists and four steals. Maureen Curley (Madrid/Madrid-Washington) contributed 14 points and eight rebounds and Molly Krauza (Fredonia/Fredonia) finished with 10 points.

Men’s Basketball Falls to Clarkson

Despite a spirited late run, the men’s basketball team could not overtake red hot Clarkson (5-1) and lost their first game of the year 64-56 at Alumni Gymnasium. Damon Brown (Brooklyn/Port Richmond) led all scorers with 20 points and also had seven rebounds. Rookie Tom Kelso (Ogdensburg/ORA) also scored in double figures for the Bears as he had 14 points to go along with seven rebounds.


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