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 |
La Salle had proved it could compete against some of the country's elite teams. But coach John Giannini could see this coming. He could see it in the lethargy that seemed to grip his team in the practices after Sunday's stomach-churning loss to Villanova. He could see it in the many defensive lapses that have afflicted the Explorers and prevented them from reaching their potential. "This is going to sound bizarre, but in some ways I'm relieved," Giannini said after well-drilled Bucknell easily defeated La Salle, 89-77, Friday at Tom Gola Arena.
December 12, 2010 |
Two players from South Jersey Group 4 champion Cherokee head up The Inquirer's first team all-South Jersey football defensive squad. Defensive back Mike Zeuli, a second-team choice last year, is joined by defensive lineman Nick Foster. This season, Zeuli had more than 100 tackles and intercepted three passes. A hard hitter and stellar two-way player, Zeuli rushed for 588 yards (10.32 average) and nine touchdowns and caught 15 passes for 175 yards and seven touchdowns. Princeton, Penn, Cornell, Fordham, and Bucknell are among the schools that Zeuli is considering.
December 10, 2010 |
Vinnie Pini, a dangerous senior wide receiver and return man from Burlington Township, has made an oral commitment to attend Bucknell. The 5-foot-10, 160-pound Pini, who also played defensive back, became the second South Jersey recruit this week to commit to Bucknell, joining Bishop Eustace center Mike Spear. Pini had 31 receptions for 452 yards and three touchdowns in helping the 6-4 Falcons earn a South Jersey Group 3 playoff berth. He also averaged 24.86 yards per punt return with three touchdowns.