November 19, 2015 |
DOVER, Del. - If there was one thing that Penn coach Steve Donahue proved after his Quakers matched a 34-year-old record for the fastest three-game start to a season, it's that he knows the history of his program. The Quakers saw a nine-point second-half lead disappear against Delaware State but came back Tuesday night with a clutch late 7-0 run fueled by Matt Howard and went on to a 60-54 victory over the Hornets at Memorial Hall. The win gave Penn its first 3-0 start to a season since 1981-82.
August 15, 2015
NOVEMBER 13 Robert Morris 15 Central Conn. State 17 at Delaware State 21 at Washington 25 La Salle 29 at Lafayette DECENBER 2 Navy 5 at George Mason 9 Temple 19 Ursinus 22 at Drexel 28 at Villanova JANUARY 2 Binghamton 9 Princeton 20 St. Joseph's 29 at Yale 30 at Brown FEBRUARY 5 Harvard 6 Dartmouth 12 at Columbia 13 at Cornell 19 Brown 20 Yale 26 Cornell 27 Columbia MARCH 4 at Dartmouth 5 at Harvard 8 at Princeton Home games at the Palestra
July 24, 2015 |
NORTH CAROLINA, projected by many as the preseason No. 1 team in the country, and Wisconsin, coming off consecutive Final Four appearances, highlight Temple basketball's 2015-16 nonconference schedule, which was released yesterday. "Opening the season against a perennial national power in North Carolina and adding a high-caliber program like Wisconsin to an already strong schedule presents a great opportunity for our program," Temple coach Fran Dunphy said. The Owls open Nov. 13 in the Veterans Classic at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., against the Tar Heels, who reached the Sweet 16 this past season.
July 1, 2015 |
KELLEN KEMP still remembers the first time he saw Jarin Giesler arrive on campus in 2006 at Delaware State University in Dover. Kemp watched as a raised Ford F-150 with 6 inches of lift added and 40-inch rims drove up. "The first thing everyone is thinking is, 'Who is this?' " Kemp said. "Out of that hops a 5-7, 200-pound long snapper. Everyone is looking around, going, 'What is going on here?' " "It kind of stuck out like a sore thumb," Giesler recalls. Add to the equation that Delaware State is a historically black university, and Giesler's arrival to the football team as a short white kid from Cortez, Colo., was certainly out of the ordinary.
March 15, 2015 |
Marcus Paige hit two free throws with 3.9 seconds remaining to help No. 19 North Carolina stun No. 3 Virginia, 71-67, on Friday night in the Atlantic Coast Conference semifinals in Greensboro, N.C. Paige also hit a shot to beat the clock in the final minute, helping the fifth-seeded Tar Heels (24-10) hold off the top seed. Freshman Justin Jackson scored a season-high 22 points to lead the Tar Heels, who led by 13 points before all-ACC guard Malcolm Brogdon (25 points) singlehandedly brought the Cavaliers (29-3)
December 31, 2014 |
Senior guard Darrun Hilliard will play in Villanova's Big East Conference opener Wednesday against Butler at the Pavilion, coach Jay Wright said Monday. The 6-foot-6 Hilliard, the Wildcats' top scorer with a 12.6-point average, was injured during the overtime of Villanova's 82-77 win over Syracuse on Dec. 20. He sat out last Tuesday's game against NJIT. The Wildcats (12-0) moved up one spot to No. 6 in this week's AP poll. Players of the week. Temple's Jesse Morgan is the Big Five men's player of the week.
December 30, 2014 |
TEMPLE DIDN'T get its ninth win last season until the next-to-last game. It's taken these Owls (9-4) 13. There's a difference. Six days after spanking No. 10 Kansas by 25 in South Philly they beat Delaware State (5-8), a team they had never played before, at the Liacouras Center, 66-56. It was their last nonconference game. On Wednesday afternoon they'll have their American opener at Connecticut (6-4), which in case anyone has forgotten is still the reigning national champion.
December 30, 2014 |
Nearly a week after celebrating with fans who stormed the court after a decisive victory against No. 10 Kansas, with the start of conference play looming, the Temple Owls returned to the court and sidestepped a potential land mine. They didn't overlook Delaware State. Jesse Morgan scored a team-high 15 points, all on three-pointers in the second half, and Jaylen Bond added 12 points and set a building record with 18 rebounds on the way to a 66-56 victory Sunday night at the Liacouras Center.
November 23, 2014 |
OH, MY! It is truly the winter of our discontent. For Philadelphia sports fans, it is a very bleak picture. The 76ers have lost their first 12 games, provoking comments that they are the worst professional sports team in American history and raising doubts that they could beat Kentucky head to head. The Flyers seem inconsistent, at best, and don't appear ready to make a serious run for the Stanley Cup. Pat Gillick, a truly great baseball mind, has told us the Phillies won't contend until 2017, at the earliest.
November 16, 2014 |
A dreadful finish doomed what looked like a promising start for Penn. The Quakers went ice cold down the stretch in a 77-75, season-opening overtime defeat to Delaware State on Saturday at the Palestra. Tony Hicks led the Quakers with 31 points. Hicks had a chance to win it in regulation, but his bank shot from the right baseline at the buzzer went off the glass and then off the rim. "It was just a bunny that didn't go in," Hicks said. The Quakers looked in control, up by 62-54 with 6 minutes, 20 seconds left in the second half before an offensive drought, going 1-for-6 from the field with three turnovers in the final 6:20 of regulation.