January 31, 2012 |
It wouldn't be quite right to say that Brian Keller changed his mind after sleeping on his decision. He hardly closed his eyes on Monday night. "I could tell you every paint chip on my ceiling," said Keller, a senior at Triton. Keller had committed Monday afternoon to Lehigh on a football scholarship. By Tuesday morning, he had changed his mind and committed to Lafayette. "They are both great schools, great football programs with great coaches," Keller said. "It [going to Lehigh]
January 29, 2012 |
Cherry Hill East senior Brian Regan has committed to Bucknell University on a football scholarship. Regan, an all-South Jersey running back, said he will sign with the Bison on Wednesday, the NCAA's national signing day for football recruits. "It just felt like the best fit for me," Regan said Saturday. "I really liked the coaches and the offense and the plans they have for me. It felt right. " The 5-foot-10, 190-pound Regan ran for 1,534 yards and 17 touchdowns to lead Cherry Hill East to a 7-3 record last season.
January 15, 2012 |
Paul VI senior Matt Barnett has committed to attend Wagner University on a football scholarship. Barnett also was involved with Boston College, Navy, and Connecticut, among other programs. "I felt like it was the right place for me," Barnett said. Wagner, on Staten Island, N.Y., is a Football Championship Subdivision (formerly Division I-AA) program that plays in the Northeast Conference with schools such as Monmouth and Sacred Heart. The 6-foot-1, 230-pound Barnett, who lives in Washington Township, was a four-year varsity player at Paul VI. A fullback and linebacker, he helped the Eagles to three division titles in his career.
December 21, 2011 |
Kris Joseph had 17 points, Scoop Jardine added 14, and No. 1 Syracuse (12-0) cruised past visiting Bucknell, 80-61, on Tuesday night. It was only the second time Bucknell (7-5) has played the No. 1 team in the nation. Mike Muscala, Patriot League player of the year last season, finished with 14 points and seven rebounds for Bucknell. Ohio State 70, Lamar 50 - Jared Sullinger bounced back from his latest injury to score 18 points and grab 11 rebounds, leading the No. 2 Buckeyes (11-1)
December 21, 2011 |
Bucknell has played on the grand stage of the NCAA Tournament more than once in the past 6 years and owns postseason victories over Kansas and Arkansas. So even facing the top-ranked team in the nation shouldn't have fazed the Bison. Coach Dave Paulsen thought otherwise after Bucknell missed too many open shots in a first half that quickly slipped away in an 80-61 loss at No. 1 Syracuse. "I thought our team in the first half came in in awe of them," Paulsen said. "We have tremendous respect for Syracuse and their ability and their talent, but we'd like to think that we would not come in in awe. We had some decent looks and couldn't knock them down.
December 4, 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 going to charge me bus fare. If I go out to dinner tonight, they are still going to charge me there," Giannini said Saturday after 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.
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.