May 24, 2013 |
Villanova's Ryan Arcidiacono and Chester High School's Rondaé Hollis-Jefferson are among the 24 players who have accepted invitations to the 2013 USA Basketball men's under-19 World Championship team training camp June 14-19 at the U.S. Olympic training center in Colorado Springs, Colo. The team will be coached by Florida coach Billy Donovan, Virginia's Tony Bennett , and Shaka Smart of Virginia Commonwealth University. St. Joseph's will be one of 16 teams in the 2013 Preseason Women's National Invitation tournament.
May 24, 2013 |
Ashley Howard has left the Xavier staff to take a job as an assistant basketball coach at Villanova, Musketeers head coach Chris Mack told the Cincinnati Enquirer on Thursday. Wildcats head coach Jay Wright, through a spokesman, declined comment. Villanova has an opening on its staff after the departure last week of Raphael Chillious, who returned to the bench at Washington after spending one season with the Wildcats. Howard, who starred as a guard at Monsignor Bonner High School and Drexel, spent four seasons as an assistant coach at La Salle and four in the same capacity at Drexel before going to Xavier, where he spent one season.
May 23, 2013 |
THE RALPH BROOKS Tot Lot is supposed to be a safe haven for kids in Point Breeze who want to get some exercise and stay out of trouble. But the bare-bones basketball court, at 20th and Tasker streets, feels anything but safe and welcoming. If you set foot on the court, your eyes either find empty lots or an imposing three-story mural nearby that bares the names of dozens of local folks who have lost their lives to violence. That gritty vision is set to soon change, thanks to an ambitious plan that's been crafted by a local nonprofit, city officials and longtime neighborhood residents.
May 23, 2013
The AND1 Summer Remix Basketball Tournament will be played at the Liacouras Center Aug. 29 to Sept. 1. The 12-team street basketball tournament will offer a $100,000 prize to the winners. Tryouts will begin June 8 at New York's Dunlevy Milbank Center. TENNIS: Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina has pulled out of the French Open because of a respiratory virus. American players Brian Baker and Mardy Fish have also pulled out. Baker has not recovered from a right knee operation and Fish is unfit because of heart problems.
May 12, 2013 |
Prep Charter will not face penalties for using two girls' basketball players with falsified addresses, said Robert Coleman, the School District of Philadelphia's executive director of athletics. Although they were academically ineligible to attend the South Philadelphia charter, Coleman said "athletically they are eligible. " Coleman is also the chairperson of PIAA District 12. According to a report by the School District's inspector general's office, Hannah Timmons and Martianna Wilson commuted to Prep Charter from Coatesville, but the school listed them with Southwest Philadelphia addresses.
May 11, 2013 |
Villanova and Syracuse have agreed to a home-and-home men's basketball series over the next two seasons. Syracuse will play Villanova in the Carrier Dome on Dec. 28, and the Wildcats will host the Orange at the Wells Fargo Center in 2014 at a date to be determined. Tryout for Arcidiacono. Ryan Arcidiacono, a freshman point guard at Villanova, accepted an invitation to participate in the 2013 USA Basketball men's under-19 National Team training camp. The camp will be held on June 15-19 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.
May 6, 2013 |
Brian Smith, a 27-year-old basketball trainer and instructor from North Philadelphia, fulfilled his mission Sunday to dribble a basketball the entire 10 miles of the Broad Street Run to raise awareness of how the sport helps young people. However, he was a little late in getting started after he was detained by police for about two hours for having a book bag with him in addition to his basketball, Smith said. Smith explained that he had planned to give the bag, which contained his cell phone and a change of shirt, to friends who would be meeting him at the finish line.
May 4, 2013 |
Brian Smith sincerely believes that basketball is a means for inner-city children to gain positive opportunities out in the world. And he would do just about anything he could to bring awareness to that ideal. How about dribbling a basketball 10 miles? Smith, 27, a basketball trainer and instructor from North Philadelphia, will participate in Sunday's Broad Street Run and plans to dribble a basketball for the entire 10-mile route, from Fisher Avenue to the Philadelphia Navy Yard.
May 3, 2013 |
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Rick Pitino became a Hall of Famer and an NCAA champion on the same day. Now the Louisville basketball coach is positioned to become a Kentucky Derby-winning owner if Goldencents wins on Saturday. Talk about the greatest four weeks ever. Despite attempts to downplay Pitino's hot streak, his appearance for Wednesday's workout at Churchill Downs showed how much people like being around a winner. He looked every bit the rock star wearing sunglasses as he walked through a throng of Cardinals and race fans who had waited patiently outside the barn.