August 15, 2015
NOVEMBER 13 Robert Morris 15 Central Conn. State 17 at Delaware State 21 at Washington 25 La Salle 29 at Lafayette DECENBER 2 Navy 5 at George Mason 9 Temple 19 Ursinus 22 at Drexel 28 at Villanova JANUARY 2 Binghamton 9 Princeton 20 St. Joseph's 29 at Yale 30 at Brown FEBRUARY 5 Harvard 6 Dartmouth 12 at Columbia 13 at Cornell 19 Brown 20 Yale 26 Cornell 27 Columbia MARCH 4 at Dartmouth 5 at Harvard 8 at Princeton Home games at the Palestra
August 12, 2015 |
Archbishop Wood's Tom Funk, a 5-foot-11 senior point guard who earned second-team all-Catholic League honors last season, made an oral commitment to Army on Monday. Funk received a scholarship offer from Army in April. He made his second visit to West Point on Friday. "Committing to Army is a big life decision," the 17-year-old from Warrington said. "But it's a great opportunity. It will give me the tools for future success. " Funk averaged 14.6 points, 5.5 assists, 4.5 rebounds, and 3 steals while helping Wood to an 18-6 overall record last season.
July 30, 2015 |
When a childhood friend of Bradley Bayard's learned that his father, Robert H. Bayard, had died this week, he e-mailed his old friend. "Your dad drafted me in basketball, when he knew I stunk," Bradley Bayard said the friend told him. And, the friend said, that "made me feel like a great person. " Robert Bayard was coaching the Police Athletic League in Cinnaminson, his son said, when Bradley and the Arizona friend were "probably 12 to 14 years old. " They are now in their mid-40s, Bradley Bayard said, and it was a tribute to his father that the memory had endured.
July 25, 2015 |
Temple will open its nonconference basketball schedule with a perennial NCAA tournament team and end it with another. Also on the schedule is a game with last year's NCAA finalist. The Owls announced their 12-game nonconference schedule, which begins with a Nov. 13 meeting against North Carolina at Navy. Temple's final nonconference game is Feb. 17 in a Big Five matchup against Villanova. Temple will visit NCAA runner-up Wisconsin on Dec. 5. The Owls will compete in the eight-team Puerto Rico Tip-Off.
July 15, 2015 |
JUSTIN PARKER learned much more on his neighborhood basketball court than how to shoot a free throw. "I learned how to treat people," the 17-year-old said of his time on the pavement in Oxford Circle. "Being on that court taught me respect. " Chad Dion Lassiter, sitting inside a packed gym in South Philly last night, beamed at Parker's words and offered him a fist bump. If there were a poster child for "Brotherhood and Basketball" - as the event was titled - it would be Parker, a young African-American who found direction and focus through love of the sport.
July 11, 2015 |
Matt McDonald, a 6-foot-5 forward who played last season at Fairleigh Dickinson, has transferred to Penn. "Matt is a great addition to the Quaker basketball family," Penn coach Steve Donahue, hired earlier this year, said in a statement released by Penn. "He is the type of player, on and off the court, who we feel can help us compete for an Ivy League Championship. Matt has started the last two years at Farleigh Dickinson, and was a captain his sophomore season. He will be a terrific leader for our young players.
July 11, 2015 |
The basketball courts are easily overlooked: Just three blacktops and a dimmed scoreboard bracketed by a couple of sets of metal bleachers. They stretch along an otherwise barren block of Seventh Street near downtown Chester, in the shadows of a railroad overpass. But in the gritty city of 34,000 with a remarkable basketball tradition, the Seventh Street courts are king. For many, they are home - a relief, an escape, the premier athletic battleground. A tiny haven of safety within one of the region's most dangerous cities.
July 7, 2015 |
Muhammad, 13, hopes to play basketball and football in the coming school year and, long term, dreams of becoming either a professional athlete or a musician. For the time being, though, he happily watches sports, and listens to hip hop and rap. He recently completed seventh grade, where he excelled in his classes. Math is his favorite, though he loves learning, regardless of the subject. Polite and outgoing, he gets along well with his peers and adults, although it takes some time to build a rapport with new acquaintances.
June 28, 2015 |
Ron Pollack watched his father crunch numbers for years as a member of the 76ers' statistics crew and as a pro basketball employee since 1946. Harvey Pollack was credited with coming up with the system of tracking rebounds, steals, turnovers, blocked shots and other statistics. However, "the one number he never came up with was how many lives he touched," Ron Pollack said Friday afternoon at his father's funeral at Goldstein's Rosenberg's Raphael-Sacks on North Broad Street. Those sentiments were echoed repeatedly at a gathering of about 200 to say goodbye to Pollack.
June 26, 2015 |
NEW YORK - It was like the parade before the beauty pageant yesterday on the fifth floor of the Westin Hotel in Times Square for 19 players who are anxiously awaiting tonight's NBA draft. The fashion was subdued - kind of like business casual - compared to how the players will be decked out tonight. The moods were light and loose, the exact opposite of what they'll be tonight. It was one last chance for them to meet with the media and talk about how their lives will be changing once their names are called.