October 31, 2014 |
IF THERE were a mess of hard-shell crabs on the table and Jack Dempsey was present, you would have been advised to step aside. "My brother could eat a bushel of hard-shell crabs all by himself," said his sister, Patricia George. "He would have cooked them himself. He loved to cook. " Jack's reported consumption of this sea delicacy might have been slightly exaggerated, but it testifies to Jack's love of life, and his appreciation of its bounty. John "Jack" Dempsey Jr., onetime boilermaker for the old Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, a security officer at Philadelphia International Airport and a Marine Corps veteran, died Oct. 19 of complications of dementia.
November 17, 2012 |
NEW YORK - If you want an early evaluation of a Villanova team with youth and a number of question marks, say the Wildcats are feisty and resilient. In the semifinals Thursday night of the 2K Sports Classic benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project, the Wildcats blew a 10-point lead to Purdue, then trailed by eight with a shade over two minutes left in regulation before making all that up and nearly winning on a tip-in that came an eye blink after the buzzer. But in overtime, Villanova played with steely determination and got a pair of three-point baskets from James Bell to defeat the Boilermakers, 89-81, and earn a berth in Friday night's championship game against Alabama.
November 17, 2012 |
NEW YORK – There were times Thursday night against Purdue when Villanova looked like a veteran team in mid-season form, and other times when the Wildcats looked like exactly what they are – a young team just starting out a season and trying to answer some questions. But just when it looked as if the Wildcats' inexperience and mistakes would cost them in the semifinals of the 2K Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project, they remembered something else, that they are a feisty and resilient team that plays all the way to the final buzzer.
November 11, 2012 |
Devin Gardner ran for a 1-yard touchdown in overtime Saturday and Michigan's defense responded with a stop to give the Wolverines a wild, 38-31, win over Northwestern in Ann Arbor, Mich. The Wolverines (7-3, 5-1 Big Ten) barely prevented the Wildcats (3-3, 7-3) from winning consecutive games in Ann Arbor for the first time since the 1934 and 1936 seasons. Wisconsin 62, Indiana 14 - Montee Ball and James White ran for a combined 359 yards and five touchdowns to put the Badgers' Big Ten title hopes back on track with a pounding of the host Hoosiers.
November 4, 2012 |
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - It's worth mentioning that Penn State was upset over its loss to Ohio State last weekend. But if you mention it, you would have head coach Bill O'Brien holding up both hands as a stop sign. Several times during his a teleconference on Wednesday, O'Brien declined to talk about the previous game, insisting his team had moved past its 35-23 loss to the Buckeyes and was looking squarely at Purdue, its opponent Saturday at Ross-Ade Stadium. The Nittany Lions followed their coach's lead and kept the attention on the Boilermakers.
September 9, 2012 |
Tommy Rees came off the bench to lead Notre Dame on a winning, last-minute drive Saturday as the No. 22 Irish got a 27-yard field goal from Kyle Brindza with seven seconds left and beat Purdue, 20-17, in South Bend, Ind. Rees, who was suspended for the opener last week because he had been involved in a skirmish with police at a party in May, relieved starter Everett Golson late in the fourth quarter. Purdue (1-1) had tied the game at 17 when Caleb TerBush threw a 15-yard TD pass to Antavian Edison with 2 minutes, 12 seconds left, the score set up by Josh Johnson's recovery of a Golson fumble.
March 20, 2012 |
Bria Hartley scored 13 of her 16 points in the first half and top-seeded Connecticut (31-4) held eighth-seeded Kansas State (20-14) to an NCAA tournament record low for points in a game in a 72-26 second-round rout in Bridgeport, Conn., on Monday night. Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis added 15 points and Kiah Stokes had 13 for the Huskies, who will play the winner of Tuesday's Penn State-Louisiana Sate game in Kingston, R.I., on Saturday in the regional semifinals. Stanford 72, West Virginia 55 - Amber Orrange had 18 points as the top-seeded Cardinal (33-1)
December 28, 2011 |
Purdue quarterback Caleb TerBush took the final snap, sprinted to the sideline, and handed the football to coach Danny Hope. Perhaps empowered by getting a contract extension recently, Hope made the gutsy decision to go for two onside kicks in the first half, and both gambles paid off for the Boilermakers in a 37-32 win over Western Michigan (7-6) on Tuesday night in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl in Detroit. Raheem Mostert returned a kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown, third-string running back Reggie Pegram scored the first two TDs of his career, and Carson Wiggs made two field goals to give the Boilermakers a 27-15 lead at halftime.
December 25, 2011
Purdue extended head football coach Danny Hope 's contract for two additional years, through Dec. 31, 2016, the school announced Friday. Details are being finalized. Purdue athletic director Morgan Burke said in a statement that Hope has done a good job of developing players on and off the field. Purdue went 5-7 under Hope in 2009, then 4-8 in an injury-filled 2010. The Boilermakers struggled early this season, with early losses to Rice and Notre Dame. Purdue rallied and returned to postseason play for the first time in four years.
October 2, 2011 |
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Michael Floyd had 12 catches for 137 yards and a touchdown to help Notre Dame defeat Purdue, 38-10, on Saturday night. Cierre Wood ran for a career-high 191 yards, Jonas Gray rushed for 94 yards, and Tommy Rees passed for 254 yards and three touchdowns for the Fighting Irish (3-2). Notre Dame outgained Purdue, 551 yards to 276, in its most dominant performance of the season. It was a season-high yardage total for the Irish and their third game with at least 500 yards of offense.