August 1, 2016 |
Bears and wolves are the animals most visitors at Yellowstone National Park want to see, our wildlife guide says as he scans a lush valley often called the Serengeti of the West. Not me. I already had a wildlife encounter that morning in mid-June before the tour began. At dawn, a pair of rusty-red baby bison emerged from a thick mist and approached the SUV my husband was driving as we crept along a road in the world's first national park. Four eyes had stared at me, just inches away, and one tiny bison attempted a deep grunt and then caught up to his mother.
July 29, 2016 |
C.J. Smith sat alone in his apartment crying with the lights off. His body had "shut down," and he didn't want to talk to anyone. He felt sorry for himself. After Smith injured his knee in a spring practice at college, he stayed on the field for a few more plays. But once he got the official diagnosis afterward, he'd have to spend the entire summer entering his senior year rehabbing. North Dakota State's defensive backs coach, Joe Klanderman, called him after the surgery and said not to worry about the circumstance.
July 22, 2016 |
C.J. Smith sat in the North Dakota State locker room when Carson Wentz walked in and passionately addressed the team last October. The Bison had just been beaten at home by South Dakota and the players quietly took off their gear the way players do when they lose a game they otherwise had no business losing. Wentz broke the silence. The quarterback and captain called out the team for being ill-prepared, for lacking energy at the start, and for failing to respond as the Coyotes mounted a fourth-quarter comeback, according to Smith.
April 22, 2016 |
THEY'RE HOPING for good weather next Thursday night in Bismarck, N.D., where as many as 15,000 people are expected to crowd into and around the Community Bowl stadium, set against a hillside, to watch a broadcast of the first round of the NFL draft, live from Chicago. Carson Wentz, the quarterback the Eagles are expected to select after trading up to the second overall spot, is a Bismarck native. "This is a big deal for the state of North Dakota, not just Bismarck," Century High football coach Ron Wingenbach said Thursday afternoon.
January 5, 2015 |
BRIAN LINTON, 28, proudly calls himself the founder and chief trash collector of United By Blue, his eco-friendly cafe/clothing/cool-stuff business on 2nd Street near Quarry in Old City. Linton promises that every time he sells one of his sustainable-material outdoorsy goods - a shirt, a backpack, an ax - in the store or online, he removes a pound of garbage from a body of water through company-organized cleanups. Linton said that since he founded United By Blue in 2010, he's removed 203,510 pounds of trash during 116 cleanups of vulnerable sites, including Bartram's Garden, Penn Treaty Park, the Schuylkill and Delaware rivers, and down the Shore.
November 1, 2014
AT 6-6 and 240 pounds, rest assured Malvern Prep senior offensive lineman Nick Zarkoski has the body to play at Bucknell University next season. He also has the brains. The Spring City resident, who committed to the Bison this week, built his first computer from scratch when he was in seventh grade. "I built another one for my mom about 2 years ago," Zarkoski said. "I've just always been in love with technology and computers. " Naturally, the 3.6-GPA student plans to pursue computer science at Bucknell.
November 11, 2013 |
I put in earplugs, wrapped myself in a blanket, and hoped for the best. Zack, my guide, fired up the Bombardier ("Bomb" for short), and started humming noisily along the eastern rim of Yellowstone National Park's snow-covered basin. I rode shotgun in this yellow, 10-passenger contraption on tracks, holding my feet close to the front floorboard heaters for warmth. Bombardiers were developed in 1937 by Joseph-Armand Bombardier for mail delivery, freight, school, and ambulance transportation in heavy snow, but went out of production in the 1980s.
March 29, 2013 |
Drake hired former Utah coach Ray Giacoletti on Thursday to replace coach Mark Phelps, who was fired two weeks ago after five seasons. Giacoletti's three-year tenure at Utah started great and ended badly. The Utes won 29 games his first season behind star Andrew Bogut, the national player of the year. The Utes made a change after going just 25-34 over the next two seasons. Giacoletti, 50, then was hired by Gonzaga coach Mark Few as an assistant. Bison coach rewarded. Bucknell coach Dave Paulsen, who took the Bison to their second NCAA tournament in three seasons, received a five-year extension that keeps him under contract through the 2017-18 season.
March 15, 2013 |
A 12-POINT LEAD had dwindled to three when anxious Bucknell fans pleaded for center Mike Muscala to get the ball. Just as he has all season, the Bison's big man delivered to help get his team back into the NCAA Tournament. Muscala scored six of his 20 points during a decisive second-half stretch to help Bucknell capture its second NCAA Tournament berth in three seasons with a 64-56 win over visiting Lafayette on Wednesday night in the Patriot League title game. Joe Willman had 14 points and eight boards to form a potent frontcourt duo with Muscala, the conference player of the year for the top-seeded Bison (28-5)
January 6, 2013 |
Bo Wallace threw three touchdown passes and Mississippi beat Pittsburgh, 38-17, in the BBVA Compass Bowl in Birmingham, Ala., on Saturday to complete an impressive turnaround under first-year coach Hugh Freeze. Ole Miss (7-6) took a five-win improvement over its 2-10 finish in 2011. Pitt (6-7) struggled on offense as leading rusher Ray Graham was held out with a hamstring injury he suffered in practice. The Panthers fell behind in the opening minutes after quarterback Tino Sunseri threw his first interception since Sept.