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November 8, 2009 | By Keith Pompey INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Archbishop Carroll senior D.J. Irving gave an oral commitment to play basketball at Boston University. The 5-foot-10 point guard chose the Terriers over Rider yesterday. Irving is scheduled to sign a binding national letter of intent on Nov. 16. "I just felt more comfortable with the coaches at Boston," Irving said of his decision. "And I got the feeling my parents felt more comfortable. " A reigning all-Catholic League Blue Division selection, Irving averaged 19.7 points, 3.2 assists, 3.1 rebounds, and 2.4 steals in Carroll's playoff run to last season's Class AAA state title.
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December 5, 2004 | By Mel Greenberg INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
La Salle junior Davineia Payne had already missed several opportunities to be a heroine against Boston University yesterday in a nonconference matchup at the Explorers' Tom Gola Arena. However, when the ball got into her hands with seven seconds remaining in the second overtime, Payne delivered from inside the arc on a jump shot, and the Explorers escaped with an 89-87 victory. "I haven't been in too many overtime games," Payne said after the closely fought contest. "This was in double overtime, so my heart was really racing.
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September 1, 2011 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
Boys' Latin senior Maurice Watson made an oral commitment Wednesday to play basketball at Boston University. The 5-foot-10 point guard, who had 18 scholarship offers, ultimately picked the Terriers over Virginia, La Salle, Niagara, and Hofstra. "The reason I chose BU was because I could see myself going to the university [even] if it wasn't for basketball," Watson said. "I've been out to the city. I love the city. It reminds me of Philly so much. "I have some friends that are already on the team.
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August 9, 2012 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jake O'Brien craves an opportunity to play in the NCAA tournament. The former Boston University standout believes Temple, a team coming off five consecutive tourney appearances, will provide just that. That's why the 6-foot-9 forward decided Wednesday to transfer to North Broad Street over Boston College, Providence, and Virginia. "Coach [Fran] Dunphy is a great coach," O'Brien said. "After meeting his staff and the players, I knew it was the right fit for me. " The 23-year-old has one year of eligibility remaining and will be able to play right away.
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November 17, 2010 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
For Boston University coach Patrick Chambers, the second round of the NIT Season Tip-Off will be a special occasion. The Terriers knocked off George Washington, 76-67, Tuesday night in the tournament's first round to earn a date Wednesday night with Villanova, where Chambers spent four years on Jay Wright's staff, the final one as associate head coach. "You never want to go against a friend," Chambers said. "I love him. He gave me an opportunity, my first job, and I'll be forever grateful.
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April 3, 2009 | By Daily News staff
DETROIT - When teams have the kind of success that Villanova is having, other programs tend to notice. So, not surprisingly, somebody is interested in Jay Wright's associate head coach, Patrick Chambers, who has been on the staff since 2005. Last week, while Villanova was in Boston winning the East Regional title, Chambers met with officials at Boston University to discuss their vacant head-coaching position. The talks were described as very preliminary. "We talked," Chambers confirmed yesterday at Ford Field.
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April 7, 2009
Even with success comes loss, and Villanova coach Jay Wright, fresh off the Wildcats' Final Four appearance, is losing associate head coach Pat Chambers, who was at Boston University yesterday, finalizing a contract to be its next head coach. He will be introduced by the school tomorrow. He succeeds Dennis Wolff, who was fired last month after 15 seasons. The Terriers went 17-13 this season. "He's right; he's ready," Wright said. "He was associate coach for 1 year and he did an incredible job. I put a lot of pressure on that spot.
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November 16, 2010 | By DICK JERARDI, jerardd@phillynews.com
The bus was parked at a rest stop Sunday afternoon, the players stretching their legs. The man in the first seat figured "Philly North" needed an extra day in town, so his team was headed to the Conshohocken Marriott well in advance of tonight's game at No. 6 Villanova. Patrick Chambers' last moments on a Villanova sideline were in that 2009 Final Four game against North Carolina in Detroit. Tonight, his second Boston University team will play George Washington in the second game of a preseason NIT doubleheader.
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December 13, 1999 | By Ira Josephs, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Archbishop Prendergast fans will have another runner on the Division I level to cheer next year. Tara Johnson is the latest Prendergast star to accept a track and field and cross-country scholarship. The senior signed an official letter of intent last month to attend Boston University, which finished 18th at Division I nationals this past cross-country season. In various college meets, Johnson likely will compete against various Prendergast graduates. At the NCAA Northeast national cross-country qualifier at Lehigh University last month, Pandas coach Anthony Carr was cheering La Salle's ToniAnn Razzi (Prendergast, 1996)
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October 30, 2015 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
BOSTON - 76ers fans must remember this: The team has potential but is young and inexperienced. The Sixers' opener, a 112-95 setback to the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night at TD Garden, proved they have a talented Twin Tower tandem in Jahlil Okafor and Nerlens Noel and a lot of improving to do as a team. Okafor showed he's an early front-runner to win rookie of the year. The 6-foot-11, 268-pounder made his first five shots to score 10 of the Sixers' first 17 points. However, he cooled off once the Celtics decided to guard him with the 290-pound Jared Sullinger or double-team him. The former Duke standout missed four of his next five shots before turning it back on in the fourth quarter.
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October 28, 2015 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
Before catching a flight to Boston on Tuesday, Nerlens Noel had a conversation with a guy the 76ers call "Jah. " As in Jahlil Okafor, the guy Noel will team up with in the Sixers' version of the Twin Towers. "I told him to definitely be at ease," Noel said, preparing Okafor for the 2015-16 season. "Never to get too frustrated, because there will be times that you hit a certain type of wall. You just have to stay confident, go to what you rely on and stay encouraged. " Noel wants his frontcourt mate to realize that the season opener Wednesday night is just the first in-game step toward their goal of developing into a dominant tandem for seasons to come.
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September 15, 2015 | Claudia Vargas, Inquirer Staff Writer
While many Philadelphia politicians spent summer's waning days squeezing out the last of their vacations, Democratic mayoral nominee Jim Kenney was traveling, too - to see how other cities operate. During three days in the Boston area and two in Pittsburgh, Kenney focused on what he would do if elected, a strong likelihood in a city where Republicans are grossly outnumbered. The former city councilman met in early September with officials in Boston, Cambridge, and Somerville.
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September 2, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Susan H. McKean, 69, of Chester Springs, a dog kennel owner and breeder of bearded collies, died Saturday, Aug. 22, of cancer at her home. Mrs. McKean owned Talamore Kennels, Chester Springs, which bred and showed bearded collies. The breed, which originally came from Britain, is of medium size, with a medium-long coat and quizzical expression. The American Kennel Club (AKC) describes the dogs as smart, charismatic, and bouncy, although they can be stubborn. Mrs. McKean named the kennel for the Ambler family homestead of Thomas McKean, governor of Pennsylvania from 1799 to 1808, from whom her husband's family can trace his lineage.
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June 23, 2015 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
WHEN SAM HINKIE took over as president of basketball operations and general manager of the 76ers in May 2013, he inherited a team that was without a head coach (Doug Collins had retired the month before), had finished with a disappointing 34 wins, and seemed to have more years of mediocrity ahead. He did have a young, All-Star point guard to build around in 23-year-old Jrue Holiday, who was coming off a season in which he averaged 17.7 points and eight assists. But Hinkie's first major move as the lead dog of the Sixers was to deal Holiday on draft night and select Michael Carter-Williams as Holiday's replacement.
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June 22, 2015 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Barbara Laverty Igo, 88, of Mount Laurel, a former teacher for the Willingboro School District, died Tuesday, June 16, at Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice in Mount Holly following an infection. Born in Somerville, Mass., Mrs. Igo graduated from Somerville High School. She earned a bachelor's degree in education in 1949 at what is now Framingham State University and a master's in education in 1952 at Boston University. Married in 1953 to Thomas J. Igo, "she was a homemaker, raising seven kids," said a daughter, Pat Igo. In the early 1970s, she began her late-blooming career, teaching first and third graders at the former Buckingham Elementary School in Willingboro.
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May 31, 2015 | By Jesse Dougherty, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Lindenwood women's rugby team sat in a circle with their legs crossed and their eyes closed. First-year head coach Billy Nicholas paced around them and told them to visualize what went right in their last win against Boston University. While doing so, he placed a full water pistol behind each of their backs. "When I say go, I want you to turn around and use what's behind you," Nicholas said to his team. And when he did, the players whipped around confused before screaming and shooting water at each other, cooling off physically and mentally at the same time.
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May 20, 2015 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
FORMER FLYERS center Jim Montgomery knows a little about the new coach his ex-team hired yesterday. Montgomery, 45, has coached the University of Denver ice hockey team for the past two seasons. This year, the Pioneers went 2-2-1 against Dave Hakstol's North Dakota team. So Montgomery is familiar with the Flyers' new hire. But, like many fans, he wasn't expecting the move. "I personally was surprised," Montgomery said yesterday. "The last time [a coach went from college to the NHL]
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April 3, 2015 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
WASHINGTON - You can sit down and talk basketball with Brett Brown 24/7 without hesitation. But the 76ers coach doesn't prefer to do that. Though basketball is his livelihood, he is a well-traveled man who graduated from Boston University and is very informed about all sorts of subjects. He feels a real importance to interact with his young team on other things besides the game they play for a living. It's why the team organized a trip to the White House on Tuesday. Before last night's game against the Wizards in the nation's capital, players and others from the organization on the tour showed off cellphone pictures of what they saw the day before.
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March 21, 2015 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Having received limited playing time in two years at Syracuse, former Lower Merion High basketball standout B.J. Johnson said Thursday he will transfer. "He wants a chance to go somewhere where he can maximize his playing potential, get 25 minutes or more a game," said his father, Bobby Johnson. "And with the year off, he'll have time to work on his body and put on a few pounds. " Johnson made the announcement the same day that Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim said in an hour-long news conference that he and the university will appeal punishments for academic and benefits violations.
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