June 21, 2016 |
Nasmeir, 16, is passionate about basketball. He is very good at playing the sport and also delights in patiently teaching others - adults as well as children - how to shoot a basketball. It's not surprise that Nasmeir dreams of playing in the NBA some day. In addition to sports, he enjoys listening to music, singing, dancing, spending time outdoors, and going for walks. Kind and warmhearted, Nasmeir cares about other people and gets along well with everyone he meets. A joy to be with, his bright smile can light up a room.
June 17, 2016 |
The Atlantic Ten Conference announced the 2016-17 men's basketball conference schedule team pairings on Wednesday. The league's 14 members will play an 18-game conference schedule for the third consecutive year. St. Joseph's will face five teams twice, both home and away, four teams at home and then four more on the road. The Hawks will play Fordham, La Salle, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and St. Bonaventure both at home and on the road. They will host Davidson, George Washington, George Mason and Richmond and visit Dayton, Duquesne, Saint Louis and VCU. La Salle will face St. Joe's, Fordham, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Saint Louis both at home and on the road.
June 6, 2016
AT 6-foot-4 and 255 pounds, Travis Long has the build of a sturdy NBA shooter or a slightly undersized Division I small forward. In the NFL, that's a problem. He occupies a sort of purgatory. In a four-lineman, three-linebacker defense, he's too small to play defensive end and probably a little too lanky to play linebacker. Long has also suffered three ACL tears in the past four years. In his second-to-last game of a superb senior season at Washington State, in which he logged 9 1/2 sacks, he tore his right ACL. That cost him a chance to be drafted, and, after the Eagles signed him as a rookie free agent, it also cost him any real chance to make the 2013 team, since he was not fully recovered.
June 3, 2016 |
Rysheed Jordan, a promising basketball star in North Philadelphia who played two seasons at St. John's, was arrested early Wednesday morning on gun charges, police said. Jordan, 21, of the 1600 block of North Dover Street in Brewerytown, allegedly ran from police after an attempted traffic stop before he was apprehended in an alleyway next to the 2100 block of North 15th Street. According to Philadelphia police, Jordan was in a green Jaguar that ran a red light on Broad Street at Norris Street shortly after 2 a.m. Temple University police, with lights and sirens activated, attempted to stop the Jaguar but the car sped away.
May 15, 2016 |
Some of Joe Cassidy's best memories as a college basketball coach are captured from the same angle: Off to the side and slightly in the background. There's Rowan coach John Giannini and the Profs celebrating the program's only national title in 1996. Cassidy is there, an assistant coach reveling in the moment. There's Giannini and the Profs making the NCAA Division III Final Four in 1993 and 1995, taking the program to unprecedented heights in advance of that breakthrough in 1996.
May 1, 2016 |
Former Temple player Chris Clark is among is among three assistant basketball coaches named by Drexel's new coach, Zach Spiker. Clark starred at St. Joseph's Prep and played at Temple, where he was a captain as a senior in 2007-08. He served as an assistant at Campbell and St. Francis (Pa.) and was Temple's video coordinator last season. Also named to the staff were Rob O'Driscoll and Paul Fortier. A 1994 Villanova graduate, O'Driscoll served the previous eight seasons as the associate head coach at James Madison.
April 25, 2016 |
LEXINGTON, Ky. - If you're going to spend any time in this gracious city in Kentucky's scenic Bluegrass Region, know that it's less important to mind your P's and Q's than to brush up on your B's: betting, bourbon, and basketball (for example: know the difference between a trifecta and an exacta and Kentucky blue is bluer than Duke or North Carolina blue.) In the Bluegrass, it's the B's that count. At first glance, Lexington appears a genteel belle, as befitting her provenance. Founded in 1776, it quickly became a center of culture on the frontier, being the site of several "firsts" - the first university west of the Allegheny Mountains (Transylvania)
April 24, 2016
Here are some families who have left their legacies on local high schools sports teams: The Conlins: Five brothers - Ken, Chris, Keith, Kevin and Craig - played football or basketball at either Bishop McDevitt or La Salle. The Foleys: Three brothers - Ed, Glenn and Kevin - played football at Cherry Hill East. The Reidys: Three brothers - Bobby, Brian and Jimmy - played football at Father Judge. The Wagners. Father Milt and son Dajuan played basketball at Camden. The Arcidiaconos: Four brothers - Mark, Brandon, Nick, and Brian - played football at either St. Joseph's Prep or Archishop Wood.
April 15, 2016 |
CHICAGO - Sam Hinkie had just been named the president and general manager a couple of weeks before he and I sat down to talk at the Quest Multisport Complex in Chicago, which was hosting the rookie combine. Before we could even exchange pleasantries or I could get out a question, Hinkie offered: "So, you want to know about my background as a player, right?" Not really, was my thought, because I had already done a little bit of checking on that. But Hinkie offered that he played ball in high school, could have played at the Division III level, or maybe even had been a walk-on in Division I. Remarkably smart, Hinkie decided instead to concentrate on his studies, and graduated summa cum laude with a perfect 4.0 GPA from the University of Oklahoma and also earned an MBA from Stanford, where he graduated with highest honors as an Arjay Miller Scholar.
April 11, 2016 |
Roman Catholic's Tony Carr, Neumann-Goretti's Quade Green, and Friends' Central's De'Andre Hunter are the top performers in their schools' respective classifications. That's according to the all-state teams selected by a panel of Pennsylvania sportswriters and media members and announced Saturday afternoon. Carr, a senior point guard who is ticketed for Penn State, was voted Class 4A player of the year; Green, a junior guard and high-major recruit, headed the 3A list; and Hunter, a 6-foot-7 senior wing bound for Virginia, was the No. 1 vote-getter in 2A. Joining Carr as Class 4A first-team all-state picks were Roman teammates and fellow Penn State recruits Lamar Stevens and Nazeer Bostick.