August 29, 2014
2014-15 SCHEDULE Date Opp. Time Nov. 14 American * 7 Nov. 17 Louisiana Tech * 7 Nov. 21 Duke* 9 in Brooklyn, N.Y. Nov. 22 Stanford/UNLV* TBA in Brooklyn, N.Y. Nov. 25 Penn 7 Nov. 30 LIU-Brooklyn TBA Dec. 3 at St. Joseph's TBA Dec. 6 La Salle** Noon Dec. 10 Towson 7 Dec. 14 at Villanova TBA Dec. 18 at Delaware TBA Dec. 22 Kansas *** 7 Dec. 28 Delaware St. TBA Dec. 31 at UConn TBA ...
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 |
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 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 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.
August 11, 2014 |
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - Throughout the day Guy Rodgers finally entered the Basketball Hall of Fame, his son proudly carried with him a book whose musty contents proved the late Philadelphia legend belonged. "My mother kept this. It's got all my father's clippings. You want to see it?" Tony Rodgers asked a reporter not long before the Friday night induction ceremony at Symphony Hall. "You won't believe the things he did and the numbers he put up. " Earlier on what was also a night of ultimate recognition for the Mighty Macs team that four decades ago put her tiny school on the map, an elderly Immaculata University nun in a Carolina blue habit slowly climbed the downtown building's steps.
August 6, 2014 |
BRISTOL, Conn. - Since Mo'ne Davis arrived in Bristol for the Mid-Atlantic Regional, only Little League rules have been able to stop the Taney star. One day after Davis shut down Newark (Del.) National on the mound to help the Dragons improve to 2-0, she had hoped to visit the University of Connecticut on Monday. The 13-year-old from South Philadelphia is not just a baseball star. She views herself as a basketball player and hopes to play for a college such as powerhouse UConn. But the off-day plans had to be put on hold.
August 1, 2014
FORMER TEMPLE basketball standout Rick Brunson was indicted yesterday in suburban Chicago on charges of attempted criminal sexual assault, sexual abuse, aggravated battery and domestic battery stemming from his arrest last month following an April incident with a massage therapist at a fitness center. Sources had said that before this happened, Brunson - a point guard for John Chaney from 1991-95 - was about to be offered an assistant coaching job on Fran Dunphy's staff. His son Jaylen will be a high school senior and is considered to be one of the top lead-guard prospects in the country.
July 16, 2014 |
HOW COULD the owner of a basketball team that lost 14,000 games expect to get in the Hall of Fame? Every year when the inductees were announced, Red Klotz died a little. But he was not the kind of guy to brood. He took his lumps and moved on. And moving on meant continuing to coach and play the game he loved, into his 90s. Louis Herman "Red" Klotz, whose involvement in basketball as player, coach and team owner went back 80 years, and the owner and coach of a team that was created to lose to the legendary Harlem Globetrotters in games all over the world, died Saturday.
July 14, 2014 |
Connor Barwin arrived during halftime for LeSean McCoy's charity basketball game at Neumann University Saturday afternoon. The Eagles linebacker wore a pair of low-top running shoes and cutoff jeans. He said he did not plan to play, but McCoy told him he needed him on his team in a game that also featured former Eagle DeSean Jackson, Cleveland Cavaliers guard Dion Waiters, boxing champion Danny Garcia, and rapper Nelly. Barwin obliged. The former college basketball player showed he still had game, even while wearing denim.