December 3, 2011 |
Now that he's earned his 400th career coaching victory, La Salle men's basketball coach John Giannini doesn't expect things to be a whole lot different. "They're still gonna charge me bus fare. If I go out to dinner tonight they are still gonna charge me there," Giannini said Saturday following the Explorers' 78-52 rout of visiting Bucknell. "The 400 doesn't really mean anything to me or any coach. But beating Bucknell to me is a big deal. " It should be. Last year when the teams faced each other, the Bison had their way with the Explorers, dropping them 89-77 at La Salle.
November 16, 2011 |
Mike Krzyzewski became Division I's all-time winningest coach when No. 6 Duke beat Michigan State, 74-69, on Tuesday night in the State Farm Champions Classic in New York. The Blue Devils (3-0) gave Coach K his 903d win, breaking the tie with Bob Knight, Krzyzewski's college coach at Army and his mentor throughout his professional career. Ohio State 81, Florida 74 - William Buford scored 21 points, and the No. 3 Buckeyes weathered the Gators' fast start in Columbus, Ohio.
October 20, 2011 |
Three years ago, Germantown Academy's Chuck Boddy wasn't even a wrestler. Two years ago, he tried the sport for the first time and won four more matches than he lost. Last week, about five weeks ahead of his senior season, Boddy orally committed to wrestle at Bucknell for college. Wait, rewind. Two years in the sport, a career 51-23 record, and a scholarship offer? How? Boddy, a heavyweight who picked up the sport uncharacteristically late - many join the wrestling fraternity before the age of 10 - garnered just one Division I scholarship offer.
October 19, 2011 |
Three years ago, Germantown Academy's Chuck Boddy wasn't even a wrestler. Two years ago, he tried the sport for the first time and won four more matches than he lost. Last week, about five weeks ahead of his senior season, Boddy orally committed to wrestle at Bucknell for college. Wait, rewind. Three years in the sport, a career 57-23 record and a scholarship offer? How? Boddy, a heavyweight who picked up the sport uncharacteristically late - many join the wrestling fraternity before the age of 10 - garnered just one Division I scholarship offer.
October 7, 2011 |
After missing all of last season because of a torn left anterior cruciate ligament, Central Bucks South's Dan Brown has been busy making up for lost time. On Thursday night, the 5-foot-8, 180-pound senior starred in several ways while leading the host Titans to a 37-13 romp over Quakertown in a Suburban One League Continental Conference football matchup in Warrington. "I rehabbed for about four or five months," Brown said. "The physical therapy did wonders. It brought my knee to a strength it's never been before.
July 27, 2011
OF LA SALLE'S 15 non-conference opponents, eight won at least 18 games last season. The Explorers' season opens with Patriot League finalist Lafayette Nov. 11 at the Gola Arena. The Explorers will be at Villanova Nov. 15 and Pittsburgh a week later. They host NCAA participants Bucknell (Dec. 3) and Boston University (Dec. 29). Two other postseason qualifiers, James Madison (Nov. 19) and Rider (Nov. 26), also come to Philadelphia. The Rider game will be played at the Palestra as part of the Hoop Group Classic.
March 18, 2011 |
WASHINGTON - Connecticut got just what it expected from Bucknell in a second-round NCAA West Regional game Thursday night at the Verizon Center. The Huskies had the game well in hand by intermission. UConn, seeded third, ran away to an 81-52 rout behind a sterling performance by point guard Kemba Walker. A 6-foot-1 junior, Walker set a school record for assists in an NCAA tournament game with 12, and also collected a game-high 18 points and 8 rebounds as the Big East champion Huskies improved to 27-9.
March 17, 2011 |
Coach Jim Calhoun and the streaking Connecticut Huskies (26-9) open NCAA tournament play Thursday in the West Regional against No. 14 seed Bucknell (25-8) in Washington, D.C. UConn earned a No. 3 seed by winning five games - four against ranked teams - in five days to become the Big East champion. It was an incredible run considering that the Huskies went 9-9 in the conference and went in with three losses in four games. "When I put it back in perspective, after the two national championships [in 1999 and 2004]
January 25, 2011 |
During football season, Ryan Laughlin's future home should call itself Holy Crossing Pattern. When Laughlin, a 6-2, 200-pound quarterback from Cardinal O'Hara High, began listing some of the reasons he'd decided to commit to Holy Cross, he made reference to "the great system. " You know what that means. Pass and pass some more. "They throw it around a ton," Laughlin said. "It's definitely quarterback-friendly. I've developed a great relationship with the quarterback coach, coach [Andy]
December 18, 2010 |
Playing its first game since losing a heartbreaker to Villanova, La Salle fell, 89-77, to Bucknell last night at the Tom Gola Arena. Bucknell (5-6) took control early and never trailed past the 16-minute mark of the first half. The Bison relied on steady defense and reliable production from their big men to lead by eight at halftime. Sophomore forwards Joe Willman and Mike Muscala scored nine points each in the opening 20 minutes to lead Bucknell. Both players, however, also had two fouls by halftime.