November 6, 2012 |
IS ANOTHER team really ready to challenge Duke and North Carolina's dominance atop the Atlantic Coast Conference? Which controversial announcer is ESPN wisely protecting? And who is Josh Thompson and why is he dunking over his parents? It doesn't matter who the next president is, the annual 50 things to know about college basketball is what this country really needs. 1 Steven Adams, a center for Pittsburgh, is the Big East's preseason freshman of the year. The 7-footer out of New Zealand is a mystery to many of the league's insiders.
November 1, 2012 |
THE LAST TIME Temple's football team lost three straight games was also the last time the Owls finished with a losing record. That was 2008, their second season in the Mid-American Conference, when they dropped four in a row after taking the opener. They eventually closed with two wins to get to 5-7, which was still their best season in nearly 2 decades. Since then they've won 29 times, been to two bowls (winning one) and made it back into a BCS league. But they've lost their last two, for the second time this season, to fall to 3-4, 2-2 in the Big East.
October 17, 2012 |
ARLINGTON, Va. - The Drexel men and Delaware women have become the new constants among a slew of changes in Colonial Athletic Association basketball. For the second straight year, both teams were picked by the CAA's coaches Tuesday to win their conference races. "There's a reason they're picked No. 1," Delaware men's coach Monte Ross said of Bruiser Flint's Dragons during the CAA's media day. Drexel's Frantz Massenat, a 6-foot-4 junior guard, was named preseason men's player of the year.
October 13, 2012
When: Saturday at 3:30 p.m. Where: S.B. Ballard Stadium in Norfolk, Va. Records: Villanova (4-2 overall, 2-1 Colonial Athletic Association); ODU ( 5-0, 2-0). Radio: ESPN-AM (950). Coaches: Villanova, Andy Talley (28th season, 194-118-1, 222-136-2 overall); ODU, Bobby Wilder (32-8). Series: ODU leads, 1-0. THREE THINGS TO WATCH During last week's 28-17 loss to visiting Richmond, Villanova failed to rush for at least 200 yards for the first time this season.
May 5, 2012
The family of former NFL star Junior Seau will donate his brain for research into repetitive head injuries, San Diego Chargers chaplain Shawn Mitchell said Friday. "Junior was philanthropic," Mitchell said. "And he got that from his mom and dad. Their hope is that it can serve athletes down the road. " Seau, 43, was found dead in his Oceanside, Calif., home Wednesday morning of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest. He did not leave a note. Some have speculated that brain injuries from football may have played a role in his death, but there's been no medical confirmation of such damage.
May 4, 2012
Webb Simpson chipped in from 35 yards in front of the par-4 eighth green for eagle, and then made Tiger Woods shake his head and smile when he holed a 60-foot birdie putt at the Wells Fargo Championship in Charlotte, N.C. It led to a 7-under 65 for a share of the lead on Thursday with Stewart Cink and Ryan Moore at Quail Hollow - about one mile from Simpson's home. Woods failed to take advantage of fine weather conditions - about one-quarter of the field shot in the 60s, and half broke par. In his first tournament since a tie for 40th at the Masters - his worst performance as a pro at Augusta - Woods made too many mistakes early and had to one-putt three of the last four greens for a 71. Former PGA Championship winner Shaun Micheel is hoping a new putter will help end a nine-year winless drought after a 5-under 67 at the 100th Spanish Open.
March 11, 2012
Men Belmont, Atlantic Sun Colorado, PAC-12 Creighton, Missouri Valley Davidson, Southern Detroit, Horizon League Harvard, Ivy League Lamar, Southland Lehigh, Patriot League Long Beach State, Big West Long Island U., Northeast Louisville, Big East Loyola MD, Metro Atlantic Memphis, Conference USA Missouri, ...
March 8, 2012 |
1991: Eight teams played in the inaugural season of Big East football. Five schools - Rutgers, Miami, Temple, Virginia Tech and West Virginia - were added to the three conference members who played Division I-A football - Syracuse, Pittsburgh and Boston College. 1995: West Virginia and Rutgers joined as full members in all sports. 2000: Virginia Tech added as a full member in all sports. 2003: Virginia Tech and Miami played their final football seasons before moving to the Atlantic Coast Conference.
February 29, 2012 |
WOULD TEMPLE decline a chance to join the Big East? It wouldn't seem likely. But the university still has to do its due diligence. So today, as was first reported by CSNPhilly.com, Temple's Board of Trustees will hold a conference call to discuss the situation, although no Big East sources would confirm that an official invite has been extended. It's no secret that Temple finally looks like the only viable fit for the conference, which is left with just seven football members for the upcoming season after the recent loss of West Virginia to the Big 12. The Owls, who were football-only members of the Big East from 1991 until being asked to leave 13 years later, have been playing football in the MAC since 2007.
February 14, 2012 |
DALLAS - Members of Conference USA and current and future members of the Mountain West are on their way to forming a new league that will begin in 2013. The 16 schools announced the plans yesterday, taking a bigger-is-better approach that will create a conference with schools in five time zones. "This is an exciting development that will stabilize the current conferences and create the first truly national conference with members in five time zones and television viewership from coast to coast," UNLV President Neal Smatresk said in statement.