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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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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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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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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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September 1, 2014 | By Chris Mondics, Inquirer Staff Writer
Anthony Bruno, 61, a well-regarded writer of crime novels and books about real-life criminals as well as a devoted teacher of the Japanese martial art aikido, died Thursday, Aug. 28, at Lankenau Medical Center in Wynnewood. He had suffered a cerebral hemorrhage several days earlier. Mr. Bruno, who lived in the Queen Village section of Philadelphia with his wife, Judith Sachs, was the author of Iceman: The True Story of a Cold Blooded Killer . The book is an authoritative account of the life of contract killer Richard Kuklinski, who claimed to have murdered as many as 200 people during his long criminal career affiliated with various North Jersey and New York crime families.
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July 10, 2014 | By Tom Avril, Inquirer Staff Writer
In an accelerated project announced Wednesday by the research arm of the Pentagon, University of Pennsylvania scientists will lead a complex national effort to treat memory impairment by delivering very small doses of electricity to the brain. The agency is funding the $22.5 million, four-year effort to seek treatments for the thousands of returning veterans who have suffered traumatic brain injury. A similar $15 million project is to be led by the University of California, Los Angeles.
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May 18, 2014 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
CHICAGO - While most of the focus on the 76ers has been on their first pick in the NBA Draft, they are almost certain to get another first-rounder. And getting that pick right could be just as vital and will require a little more research. So, the Sixers were busy here late this week interviewing and evaluating prospects at the NBA Draft Combine. Shooting guards Gary Harris (formerly of Michigan State) and Nik Stauskas (Michigan), and power forwards Doug McDermott (Creighton)
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May 14, 2014 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Columnist
Libby Nichols, then 10 years old, wasn't considering future implications of what she was feeling after she fell at soccer practice. She just knew her head hurt. "I didn't know what all happened. I was seeing dots," Nichols said. "I continued to play. I shouldn't have. We did a heading drill right after I fell. " By that night, she was vomiting. A trip to the emergency room confirmed she'd suffered a mild concussion. As far as Nichols knows, that's the only concussion she ever suffered.
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May 13, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Stanley H. Rosen, 84, of Philadelphia, a scholar and emeritus professor of philosophy, died Sunday, May 4, of pneumonia at Cathedral Village in Roxborough. Dr. Rosen was an influential writer and teacher known for his thinking and writing on Plato, Heidegger, Hegel, and Nietzsche. He served on the faculty of Pennsylvania State University for 38 years and Boston University for 14 years before retiring to Philadelphia to be near family. He was the author of 20 books, recipient of numerous honors, and a former president of the Metaphysical Society of America.
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April 15, 2014
MAURICE "DOO-WOP" WATSON has chosen Creighton University as his new basketball home. The former Boys' Latin standout originally announced his intention to transfer from Boston University on April 2. From his Twitter account that day, he tweeted, "I appreciate those who support my decision to chase my dream. " Yesterday, he again took to Twitter: "I have decided to end my recruitment and commit to Creighton University!!" As a sophomore guard, Watson averaged 13.3 points and 7.1 assists last season for the Terriers, was named first-team All-Patriot League and also set a league record for assists in a season with 231. The Terriers also won the Patriot League's regular-season title, but lost to American University in the conference tournament finale.
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April 9, 2014 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
IT MIGHT NOT exactly be the way Sixers coach Brett Brown sees himself judging a basketball player or the best way to put his team in position to win a game. But it has quickly become a big part of his coaching life and probably will become larger this offseason. Analytics is the way of the future, general manager Sam Hinkie and some others around the league believe, and it will no doubt play a major part in the Sixers' draft this summer, what free agents they'll pursue and whom they will try to acquire in a trade.
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April 6, 2014 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
BOSTON - The 76ers returned to the place of their last road victory and picked up another much-needed win. This time, they held on to beat the Boston Celtics, 111-102, at TD Garden. The Sixers improved to 17-59 and snapped a two-game losing streak with Friday night's victory. It was their second win in four games after losing the previous 26 contests. It also snapped their 13-game road losing streak since besting the Celtics on Jan. 29. "Any time you can come into someone else's building and get a win, it's big for us," said Thad Young, the Sixers power forward.
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April 4, 2014 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Maurice Watson Jr. has a three-part dream, his father said. Part 1 is to play in the NCAA tournament. Next is to play at a college basketball power. And third is to reach the NBA. Watson believes his decision Wednesday to transfer from Boston University will improve his chances of making that dream a reality. "I'm not saying he could not have reached that threshold playing at B.U.," said his father, Maurice Watson Sr. "But what I am saying is that the percentage is a little bit higher playing at a higher major school.
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January 31, 2014 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
BOSTON - Just a couple hours north of Boston, in South Portland, Maine, 76ers coach Brett Brown is a legend. He built a bridge from Maine to Boston when he attended Boston University, playing for Rick Pitino after a storied high school career playing for his father, Bob Brown. So making his first trip to Boston as a head coach in the NBA was something quite special for many people. Brown said he had his parents and a plethora of friends in attendance last night and the memories were abundant.
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