March 12, 2015 |
GIVE Boise State some credit for an impressive rebound, Larry Krystkowiak the award for traveler of the year, and how on earth did former NFL quarterback Jeff George and the Toronto Maple Leafs get into a report about college basketball conference tournaments? Must be the Madness of March. Atlantic 10 At Brooklyn, N.Y. FIRST ROUND/Today 12-Fordham vs. 13-George Mason, 6:30 11-Duquesne vs. 14-Saint Louis, 9 SECOND ROUND/Tomorrow 8-Massachusetts vs. 9-La Salle, 12 5-VCU vs. Fordham/George Mason, 2:30 7-St.
December 5, 2014 |
IT'S CHAMPIONSHIP weekend, finally. The closing photo op for any team that's still in contention for one of the four spots in the first FBS playoff, where the most pertinent quandary seems to be whether there's any scenario in which the selection committee would actually find a way to leave out defending national champion Florida State - the lone unbeaten and winner of 28 straight - even if it wins yet one more of those too-close games against four-point...
October 17, 2014 |
SO NOW, we're down to six. As in unbeatens. And in reality, it's five, since Marshall and that Conference USA pedigree doesn't figure to earn an invitation to the first four-team playoff. Although sometimes you never know. Soon, you'll be down to at least four, for sure, since Notre Dame plays at Florida State on Saturday. As long as 17-point underdog Tennessee doesn't pull off an upset at Mississippi, two will be from the same state. Only it's not Alabama. Who had that exacta at the Caesars Palace sports book?
May 16, 2014 |
THE NCAA OFTEN gets it wrong. This time, it got it right. The oft-maligned organization yesterday granted permission for Boise State to provide assistance to Antoine Turner, a homeless football recruit who graduates from Fullerton Junior College next week. Turner will be allowed to live in a dorm on the Idaho campus at the end of the month instead of waiting until the beginning of the first summer session. In addition to a full scholarship, he will receive a meal plan and his books and fees will be covered.
March 14, 2014 |
La Salle looked like the Explorers of last March during Sunday's 71-63 win at St. Joseph's. "I think it was our best game," La Salle coach John Giannini said. The Explorers hope that momentum carries into the Atlantic Ten tournament. Unlike last year, when La Salle lost its lone Atlantic Ten tournament game to Butler but still received a bid to the NCAA tournament, this season's team has no margin for error. La Salle (15-15) likely has to run the table, winning four games in four days to return to the NCAAs after last year's Sweet 16 run. The A-10 tournament will begin Thursday at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, and No. 8-seeded La Salle will plays a familiar foe in the noon opener, No. 9 St. Bonaventure.
December 12, 2013 |
Scottie Wilbekin scored a career-high 18 points, Dorian Finney-Smith added 15 and No. 19 Florida (7-2) held on to beat No. 13 Kansas, 67-61, Tuesday night in Gainesville, Fla. The Gators bounced back from a buzzer-beater loss at No. 9 Connecticut last week and extended their home winning streak to 21 games. Wilbekin, who injured his right ankle against the Huskies eight days ago, made 7 of 12 shots and added six assists. Freshman Andrew Wiggins led the Jayhawks (6-3) with 26 points and 11 rebounds - his first double-double and both career highs.
September 10, 2013 |
Whatever happens in Chip Kelly's debut as Eagles coach on Monday night, it likely won't be worse than his first game as head coach at Oregon. It was Sept. 3, 2009, a Thursday night contest in front of a national audience on the blue turf at Boise State. Kelly was a relatively unknown career assistant who took the reins of one of the nation's most visible programs. His celebrated offense sputtered in a 19-8 loss to the Broncos. After the game, Oregon running back LeGarrette Blount punched a Boise State player.
May 14, 2013 |
THE NAME Adam "Pacman" Jones always comes up when the conversation centers around athletes who are in trouble with the law. Jones, now with the Cincinnati Bengals, was arrested at least eight times from July 2005 to July 2011, and had numerous other run-ins with the law. The bar for unlawful off-the-field behavior might have been reset by free-agent receiver Titus Young. Early Saturday morning, the troubled 23-year-old Young was arrested for the third time in 6 days, including twice on the same day. Young was arrested and charged with suspicion of burglary, assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest after police responded to a 911 burglary call from a house in San Clemente, Calif., Orange County Sheriff's Department spokesman Lt. Joe Balicki told NFL.com yesterday.
March 29, 2013 |
Kevin Bonner, La Salle associate athletic director, agreed to do a diary for the Daily News. S ELECTION SUNDAY 6 p.m. Selection Show starts. 6:15 pm: Nervousness and anxiety at an all-time high. Need to eat something. 6:28 p.m.: Scratch that. Now it's at an all-time high. 6:29 p.m.: La Salle vs. Boise State shows up on the screen. Elation. I'm usually pretty reserved, but I think I gave a fist pump after this one. 6:30 p.m.: Mass chaos ensues.
March 28, 2013 |
LOS ANGELES - La Salle assistant Horace "Pappy" Owens was the city Player of the Year at Dobbins Tech in 1979 when he averaged 29.3 points. That spring, he got a very close look at what he thinks is the closest Big 5 parallel to what La Salle has done so far in this NCAA Tournament - the Penn team that went all the way to the Final Four. It was the first year of seeding, and Penn was a No. 9 that, like La Salle this year, had to play its way into the main bracket. Now it is 64 teams, then only 32. Penn beat Iona in an 8-9 game, just as La Salle beat Boise State in a 13-13 game.