February 2, 2015 |
Hello there Alphabetical order landed Rowland Bennett in the seat in front of Linda Brady in Mrs. Murphy's eighth-grade social studies class in Rochester, N.Y., in 1953. "I remember turning around to talk to her a lot," he said. "She was a girl. She was pretty. She was a good conversationalist. " "We became friends," Linda said. "I invited him to join a citywide Christian youth group I belonged to. " They spent that summer riding their bikes from store to store, trying to sell ads in that youth group's camp songbook.
January 19, 2015 |
NEWARK, Del. - Drexel has had some disappointing moments during this trying season, but none was more flat-out embarrassing than its 54-35 home loss to James Madison on Thursday. On Saturday, Drexel scored 35 points in the first half alone, built a 12-point lead late in the first half, and then held on to defeat Delaware, 66-62, at the Bob Carpenter Center. "When you hold a team to 54 points and lose by 20, that says a lot about the way you played," Dragons coach Bruiser Flint said about Thursday's game.
January 18, 2015 |
When: Saturday at 4 p.m. Where: Bob Carpenter Center, Newark, Del. Radio: www.gragons.com Records: Delaware (3-13, 2-3 Colonial Athletic Association); Drexel (3-13, 1-4). Coaches: Delaware, Monte Ross (9th season, 118-154), Drexel, Bruiser Flint (14th season, 231-186). Last meeting: Drexel won, 69-65, on Feb. 23, 2014 at home. Drexel's top three: Damion Lee (20.4 ppg., 5.9 rpg.), Tavon Allen (10.2 ppg., 2.9 rpg.), Rashann London (8.0 ppg., 2.4 rpg.)
January 17, 2015 |
NEWARK, Del. - The players came out for pregame layups with little buzz in the crowd. As with a lot of minor-league sports, the game itself wasn't the main attraction to many in attendance. For some youngsters it was a fun night out, watching the 76ers' NBA Development League team, the Delaware 87ers, compete while also participating in other activities that were offered as the game was being played. The players view it as much more, a way to lift themselves out of obscurity and into basketball's big time.
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.
December 20, 2014 |
NEWARK, Del. - Temple coach Fran Dunphy anticipated the moment when he could add transfers Jesse Morgan and Devin Coleman to his lineup, but he also wondered about the challenges to team chemistry that might come with it. On Thursday night against an overmatched Delaware team, Dunphy got his first look at the two transfers in cherry and white. The chemistry was just fine. Morgan, a Massachusetts transfer who was playing his first game in almost two years, tied Quenton DeCosey with a team-high 16 points as the Owls cruised past the Blue Hens, 82-62, in a nonconference game at the Bob Carpenter Center.
December 19, 2014 |
NEWARK, Del. - A week before Christmas, Temple's offense, specifically its long-range shooting, was in desperate need of gifts. They got two Philly guys and they came out firing. Shooting guard Jesse Morgan, playing his first game in nearly 2 years after tearing an ACL in January 2013 while playing for Massachusetts, started in place of big man Devontae Watson and was not going to be cheated. He launched five shots in his first 7 minutes on the court. Morgan (Olney High) was going to shoot his way back to top form.
December 18, 2014 |
Vinny Papale had a broken collarbone. He was experiencing another kind of discomfort, too. "When I got hurt, I was afraid I wasn't going to hear from anybody," Papale, a senior at Bishop Eustace Prep, said of his chances of earning a football scholarship. Despite missing a large chunk of the second half of the season, Papale earned a scholarship offer from Delaware. Papale, the son of former Eagles walk-on Vince Papale, committed to the Blue Hens last weekend. He will sign his letter of intent Feb. 4 as part of national signing day. "I loved it down there," Papale said of Delaware.
December 15, 2014 |
A Grinch - or Grinches - evidently sabotaged the annual Delaware River "Santa Run," in which gifts are distributed to visiting seamen, some from thousands of miles away. After discovering that the tugboat Jupiter had an inoperative propeller, the Seamen's Church Institute and the Philadelphia Ship Preservation Guild canceled the event Saturday. The Seamen's staff had planned to deliver ditty bags to seafarers from many nations aboard ships docked on the Delaware River.
December 14, 2014 |
Former longtime Delaware coach K.C. Keeler isn't about to gloat, even though his homecoming is another success story, matching the rest of his coaching career. Keeler's Sam Houston State team (10-4) will visit Villanova (11-2) in Saturday's 1 p.m. Football Championship Subdivision quarterfinal. The winner will play next Friday or Saturday against the winner of the North Dakota State-Coastal Carolina game. Villanova could host that game if Coastal Carolina wins. A Delaware graduate who replaced the legendary coach Tubby Raymond in 2002, Keeler was fired after a 5-6 season in 2012.