September 12, 2014 |
JAMES HARDEN and the U.S. sprinted into the championship game of the Basketball World Cup, riding a huge third quarter to a 96-68 victory over Lithuania last night in Barcelona, Spain. Harden scored all of his 16 points in the lopsided third quarter of a near carbon copy of the Americans' quarterfinal victory over Slovenia, when he awoke from a scoreless first half to help turn a close game into a blowout. The Americans will travel to Madrid to face France or Serbia on Sunday as they try to repeat as world champions for the first time.
September 11, 2014
Villanova will open the season with a Nov. 4 exhibition game at the Pavilion against Northwood University, coached by former Wildcats coach Rollie Massimino. Date Opponent Time Nov. 4 Northwood (exhibition) 7 Nov. 9 Nyack (exhib.)* Noon Nov. 14 Lehigh 8 Nov. 17 UMES** 7 Nov. 20 Bucknell ** 8 Nov. 24 VCU** 7 Nov. 25 Michigan/Oregon** 7:30/10 Nov. 30 Delaware * 4:30 Dec. 3 at La Salle 8:30 Dec. 6 St. Joseph's 1 Dec. 9 Illinois# 7 Dec. 14 Temple 2 Dec. 20 Syracuse # 1 Dec. 23 NJIT 7 Dec. 31 Butler 2:30 Jan. 3 at Seton Hall Noon Jan. 6 at St. John's 9 Jan. 10 DePaul 4 Jan. 14 Xavier 9 Jan. 17 at Penn TBA Jan. 19 at Georgetown 9 Jan. 25 Creighton 7 Jan. 31 at DePaul 2 Feb. 4 Marquette * 7 Feb.7 Georgetown * 2 Feb. 11 at Providence 8 Feb. 14 at Butler 6 Feb. 16 Seton Hall 7 Feb. 21 at Marquette 2 Feb. 24 Providence 7 Feb. 28 at Xavier 2 March 3 at Creighton 9 March 7 St. John's * Noon March 11-14 Big East Tournament in New York *-At the Wells Fargo Center ** Legends Classic #-Jimmy V Classic
September 6, 2014
ISSUE | ARTS FUNDING Board members, bring on the bucks Perhaps it takes an outsider like Michael Kaiser to finally tell the truth to Philadelphia's philanthropic community ("Seeing a way to the future," Aug. 29). The fault is not in the audience or the critics or the stars. It is in constrained budgets that hamper artistic creativity, the lack of endowment funding, and the failure to cultivate individual donors. Indeed, in the interview, Kaiser calls out ineffective boards of directors and enumerates precisely the problems that have kept many of Philadelphia's distinguished arts institutions teetering on the edge of insolvency.
August 23, 2014 |
Temple legend Aaron McKie is the quintessential Philadelphia guy. But he also had a distinguished NBA career that has brought the North Philadelphia native a lifestyle he may never have dreamed of. But the tug to be at home and help build the program that turned him into a first-round draft pick and a 13-year NBA player is stronger than anything that was coming down the basketball pike, which is why McKie on Thursday joined coach Fran Dunphy's staff...
August 21, 2014 |
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - As an 11-year-old, Mo'ne Davis already was dreaming of being on the cover of Sports Illustrated . Now 13, that dream has come true . . . sort of. She figured her nasty crossover dribble one day would get her on the SI cover, not her nasty fastball, which she used to shut out her last two Taney Little League opponents. Sure enough, though, it was the fastball that made her the first Little Leaguer to ever grace the cover of the nation's leading sports publication.
August 21, 2014 |
The next time the Drexel men's basketball team boards a bus to Newark, N.J., it won't be to play Seton Hall. This Saturday, the Dragons are headed to Newark International Airport to embark on a 10-day trip to China, returning on Sept. 3. Along the way they will play four games - two against professionals and two against club teams - before returning home. They will visit Shanghai and Beijing "It's a great experience for us, as a team and as people," Drexel coach Bruiser Flint said.
August 13, 2014 |
JAYLEN BOND (Plymouth Whitemarsh) and Devin Coleman (Friends Central) gave Temple serious consideration before choosing Texas and Clemson, respectively. Jesse Morgan (Olney) did not really look at the Owls before heading off to Massachusetts. The three Philly guys are all regulars in the Temple practice gym this summer, getting ready to be part of the solution to a very un-Temple-like 9-22. They came home for various reasons, but come home they did and, if the Owls are to get back where the Owls have traditionally been, the three transfers will be critical parts of that.