November 24, 2013
When: Saturday at 3:30 p.m. Where: PPL Park, Chester. Records: Delaware, 7-4, 4-3 Colonial Athletic Association; Villanova 5-5, 4-3. Radio: WIP-AM (610). Coaches: Delaware, Dave Brock (first season, 7-4); Villanova, Andy Talley (29th season, 203-125-1; overall, 231-143-2). Series: Villanova leads, 24-21-1. Last time, Villanova won, 41-10, Nov 17, 2012, at Delaware Stadium. THREE THINGS TO WATCH Delaware must win to stay in consideration for a Football Championship Subdivision berth.
November 24, 2013 |
LAST TIME OUT, Villanova was able to jump all over Towson because it played some suffocating defense. Last night at the Pavilion, on the 50th anniversary of another generation's 9/11 moment, maybe not so much. It makes a difference. Then again, Delaware has the kind of perimeter guys who can somewhat offset the Wildcats' biggest strength. And the Blue Hens were averaging 85 points a game. So maybe it shouldn't have been all that surprising that with 3 minutes left, the visitors - who'd trailed by nine a little less than 3 minutes earlier - pulled even on yet another three-pointer, this time from straightaway by Davon Usher.
November 24, 2013 |
An off-night of shooting and defending from beyond the arc was made up by a solid rebounding performance by Villanova. The Wildcats used a 45-32 rebounding edge to defeat Delaware, 84-80, Friday night at the Pavilion. Villanova shot just 5 for 25 from three-point range while Delaware was 11 for 26. The Wildcats shot 21 for 27 from the foul line. The Blue Hens were 9 for 15. "When you have an inside game like that and are not shooting the ball well . . . we are finding ways to win and a lot of that is our rebounding and inside game," said Villanova coach Jay Wright, whose team is 4-0. JayVaughn Pinkston, Villanova's 6-foot-7, 240-pound junior, scored a team-high 26 points while adding five rebounds, three assists and no turnovers.
November 23, 2013 |
Andy Talley is a realist, which is why the Villanova football coach understands that his team can be only in the rare position of spoiler for the season finale against rival Delaware at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at PPL Park in Chester. Villanova qualified for the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs four of the previous five seasons, winning the national championship in 2009 and advancing to the semifinals in 2010. Last season the Wildcats again earned a berth as the regular-season Colonial Athletic Association champion and they were picked to repeat this season.
November 18, 2013 |
Delaware Valley's Kyle Schuberth (Monsignor Bonner) ran for 235 yards and three touchdowns as the Aggies (7-3, 6-3 Middle Atlantic Conference) scored 33 unanswered points in the second half on their way to a 50-28 demolition of Widener (6-4, 6-3) on Saturday afternoon in Doylestown. Delaware Valley's Aaron Wilmer (George Washington) was 18 for 30 for 310 yards and tossed a pair of TDs while also rushing for 75 yards and a score. Both passing TDs went to Rasheed Bailey (Roxborough) who finished with four catches for 104 yards.
November 2, 2013 |
Despite an 18.4 percent drop in quarterly profit, AstraZeneca CEO Pascal Soriot said Thursday in response to a question from The Inquirer that there are no plans for more layoffs at the company's facilities in Delaware. AstraZeneca is based in London and has facilities in Wilmington and Newark. In March, the company cut 2,300 jobs from its worldwide workforce, including 1,200 from its Delaware facility. Some of the positions in Wilmington were moved to AstraZeneca's facility in Gaithersburg, Md. Reports at the time suggested AstraZeneca considered closing its Wilmington facility.
October 30, 2013 |
A PHILADELPHIA Common Pleas judge is now mulling whether a legal dispute between the owners of the Daily News , Inquirer and Philly.com should be heard in civil court here or in Delaware's Chancery Court. Judge Patricia McInerney heard an hour's worth of arguments from lawyers for both sides yesterday before holding what appeared to be a private 45-minute meeting in her chambers with the two media company owners at odds in the dispute, Lewis Katz and George Norcross III. Norcross, after emerging from the judge's chambers, declined to comment when asked if McInerney tried to get Katz and him to resolve the dispute together.
October 27, 2013 |
Smoking even in one's own home may someday be a thing of the past, as more real estate developers and landlords in the Philadelphia region are embracing the trend toward healthy housing. The 86-unit South Star Lofts at 521 S. Broad St. will prohibit smoking when it opens in early 2014, said Marianne Harris, director of marketing for the owner, Dranoff Properties. Tenants there will pay about $1,600 monthly for a studio and as much as $2,600 for a two-bedroom apartment, Harris said.
October 26, 2013 |
Deep poverty appears to be accelerating in Delaware and Camden Counties, as the poorest of the poor scramble for rent, heat, and food. In the city of Chester, Donald Grover, 47, and his wife, Melissa Zirilli, 43, can't do their jobs - he because the home-remodeling firm he works for cut his time from 60 hours a week to nearly nothing, she because debilitating seizures keep her from being a nurse's aide. In the city of Camden, Mark Woodall, 49, once a construction worker and a trained cook, now makes $10 an hour in a soup kitchen as he and his out-of-work fiancee are forced to live on a street he says is thronged with armed teenagers "without morals.
October 24, 2013 |
To say Ken Ludwig's 1986 farce Lend Me a Tenor is enjoying something of a resurgence is to ignore its ongoing popularity. It's one of the most-produced contemporary farces, and its 2010 Broadway revival spawned a flurry of regional activity. Bud Martin, who directed Act II Playhouse's entry last season, found it so nice he decided to mount it twice, importing much of that cast for Delaware Theatre Company's current production. And why not? Tony Braithwaite has proved his mettle on area stages as a farceur extraordinaire, with lightning timing and a performance style loose enough to allow for ad-libbing during inevitable bedding/running/door-slamming mishaps.