May 15, 2016
Onondaga Community College, Syracuse, N.Y. When Michelle Delloso graduated from Quakertown High School in 1987, that was the only school that offered her a scholarship to play softball. That wasn't what the star shortstop who grew up idolizing Major League Baseball star Ozzie Smith had in mind. No, when she was watching the women's college World Series just three years earlier, she had greater aspirations. She would play for mighty Arizona State or the University of Arizona. She was sure of it. But graduation came and went, and Onondaga was the only school that called.
April 25, 2016 |
Savon Goodman, a Constitution High graduate who played at UNLV and Arizona State, will transfer to La Salle and be eligible to play next season, according to a report. CBSSports.com reported that Goodman, a 6-foot-6, 220-pound forward, will join the Explorers for the 2016-17 season. He announced his intention to transfer from Arizona State last month after the Sun Devils finished 15-17. As a graduate transfer, he is eligible to play immediately. La Salle went 9-22 last year with a depleted roster.
February 22, 2016 |
On Thursday morning, St. Augustine Prep coach Paul Rodio said he hoped his team could play a "regular high school basketball game" against St. Anthony of Jersey City. The Hermits went their coach a lot better than that. St. Augustine pushed St. Anthony to the brink before falling, 52-39, before a capacity-plus crowd in the showcase game of the Shoot Down Cancer Classic on Saturday. "I couldn't ask for anything more," Rodio said. "They [his players] played their hearts out. " St. Augustine (22-1)
November 20, 2015 |
AFTER THE first 250 games, scoring across college basketball is up from 69 points per game last year to 74, due to some combination of the 30-second shot clock and increased emphasis on allowing offensive freedom of movement. Scoring is way, way up Hawk Hill. Last season, the Hawks averaged just 61.7 points per game. After blasting Buffalo, 89-67 Wednesday night at Hagan Arena, the Hawks (3-0) are averaging 81.3 points. Now, it is very early and the competition is about to get much more serious when Phil Martelli's team travels to Mohegan Sun in Connecticut to play Florida Saturday and either Purdue or Old Dominion Sunday, but, as signs go, the increased scoring is positive.
October 6, 2015 |
1. Ohio State (5-0): Beat Indiana, 34-27. Saturday: vs. Maryland. If you have that running back, it might not matter who's the quarterback. Won at Maryland last year, 52-24. 2. Michigan State (5-0): Beat Purdue, 24-21. Saturday: at Rutgers. Hasn't looked as imposing since beating Oregon. Beat Rutgers last year at home, 45-3. 3. Texas Christian (5-0): Beat Texas, 50-7. Saturday: at Kansas State. OK, so maybe Texas isn't Texas Tech. Beat Kansas State by 21 last year at home. 4. Baylor (4-0)
September 14, 2015 |
Isheem Young has grown accustomed to winning football games. The 5-foot-11, 184-pound sophomore for Imhotep Charter starred last year for the Northwest Raiders in the Pop Warner National Super Bowl Championship in the Midget division. With four touchdowns and 158 yards rushing, Young led the Raiders to their first national title. Not quite a year later, he might not have shined the brightest on a drizzly Saturday afternoon at the Ben Johnston Supersite, but Young's winning ways made him a star among stars.
May 18, 2015 |
Imhotep Charter's Naseir "Pop" Upshur is working tirelessly to become the best' high school tight end in the country. Weightlifting on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday. Speed training on Tuesday and Friday. "There are no days off for me," the 6-foot-3, 235-pound junior said. Upshur is one of the top prospects in the country, boasting scholarship offers from 40-plus Division I programs. That list includes Alabama, Arizona State, Florida State, LSU, Miami, Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State, South Carolina, and USC. And Chip Kelly's old team, Oregon, recently joined the hunt to land the four-star recruit.
February 25, 2015 |
One didn't lead directly to the other, the family tale of how Charles Barkley was one of the first people to hold a newborn Corey Hawkins in the hospital, and Barkley's hospital touch had nothing to do with Corey developing a great shooting touch or Corey eventually becoming one of the great current three-point shooters in NCAA hoops. Except there is a tie. That hospital was in Philadelphia and Barkley was there because the baby was the son of his teammate and friend, Hersey Hawkins.
October 30, 2014
COLLEGE FOOTBALL'S new playoff era finally arrived last night. You could tell, because ESPN treated it almost like the Vatican was naming a Pope. As if we expected anything less. So for starters, what did we learn from the replacement for those much-maligned BCS Standings? Well, the 12-person Selection Committee, which on Dec. 7 will tell America the four teams that will be in the inaugural FBS tournament, had Mississippi State and Florida State first and second. No shock there, since the only two remaining unbeatens from one of the Power Five conferences are rated that way in both the media (Associated Press)
October 17, 2014 |
ABOUT THIS time a year ago, there were at least a few Temple folks wondering if Matt Rhule was the right guy to coach the Owls' football team. And definitely many more than a few who were questioning Rhule's choice of making well-traveled veteran Phil Snow his defensive coordinator. But that's what can happen when you lose your first six and opponents keep converting long passes at the end of a lot of those games to erase whatever good had come before. "My oldest boy said, 'Dad, do you read message boards?