Stony Brook U To Air TV Ad During College World Series Opener

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Stony Brook University is hoping to build on the attention its baseball team is getting with its first-ever appearance in the College World Series by producing a television commercial that will air during the team's first-round game Friday against UCLA.

The school, which is part of the State University of New York, is spending $100,000 to produce and air the commercial, which boasts about its achievements in athletics and academics, said President Sam Stanley.

"We felt compelled to respond to the overwhelming demand for information on Stony Brook," Stanley said.

He said phones at the campus on eastern Long Island, about 60 miles from New York City, have been ringing non-stop since the baseball team upset perennial NCAA powerhouse LSU last Sunday to qualify for the College World Series.

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