November 8, 1994 |
Duke University will be Payton's place for the next four years. Yesterday, Unionville's Payton Black, a 6-foot-4 center, announced she would sign with the Blue Devils when the early signing period begins tomorrow. Black led the Indians to last year's District 1 Class AAA girls' basketball title and was selected to Parade magazine's all-America second team. She picked Duke over Penn State, Virginia and Georgia Tech. "Duke had the best all-around blend of academics, athletics and social life for me," Black said.
December 7, 1995 |
Take that. That's the thought that crossed Brad Scace's mind as the Upper Darby football standout accepted a football scholarship from Duke University earlier this week. "It seemed like when people were talking about all the top football recruits in the area - like Elmarko Jackson, Marty Brown and Chris Gicking, who's a good friend of mine - I was never mentioned," the 6-foot-3, 265-pound fullback/defensive lineman said. "That really motivated me. I wanted to be a big-time player, a Division I player.
April 9, 2014
The event boasts a cornucopia (or is that pornucopia?) of sex-related seminars, product vendors and personal appearances by current and veteran adult-entertainment stars. Knox will be have a booth at Exxxotica where she'll sign autographs from 6 to 11 p.m. Friday and 3 to 9 p.m. Saturday. She'll also attend the Fanny Awards, where she's up for New Girl on The Block - Best Newcomer. (Cast your vote at thefannys.com.) Other event highlights: "Real Sex vs. Porn Sex": A seminar hosted by adult-film superstar Nina Hartley (6:30 p.m. Friday)
April 9, 2014 |
NO REGRETS. That's the operative phrase from porn star Belle Knox, who became a media sensation after she was outed as a Duke University freshman who'd started that second job to help pay for her education. "I want people to know, doing sex work doesn't make me a bad person," the 18-year-old said in an interview with the Daily News. She'll be in Atlantic City this weekend for EXXXOTICA, an adult-industry confab this weekend at Trump Taj Mahal that's open to the public. "I don't want people to pity me or to think I did porn because it was my last resort or my last option," she said.
November 16, 2014 |
In strictly baseball terms, Scott Schoeneweis has traveled a long and winding road since leaving Lenape High School. But that's not the half of it. Schoeneweis will be inducted into the Hot Stovers Baseball Club of South Jersey Hall of Fame on Nov. 29 in well-deserved recognition of a pitching career marked by dominance in high school and at Duke University and a lengthy stay in the major leagues. "It will be a walk down memory lane," Schoeneweis, who lives in the Phoenix area, said of his return to South Jersey.
March 26, 2014 |
Robert P. Strauss, 82, a former Bryn Mawr resident and Pep Boys Auto Stores executive, died of causes related to aging Thursday, March 20, at his retirement home in Manalapan, Fla. Born in Philadelphia and raised in Merion, Mr. Strauss graduated from Episcopal Academy. A standout athlete, he led the school in varsity basketball and was chosen an All-Philadelphia player in 1948 and 1949. He went to Duke University on an athletic scholarship and was coached by the legendary Red Auerbach, who went on to fame as coach of the Boston Celtics.
July 10, 2014 |
TODAY WE LEAD with perhaps the greatest movie star of all-time, John Wayne , and his estate's ongoing battle with a prestigious ACC basketball power. Duke University was founded in 1838, but didn't actually become Duke until 1924, when James B. Duke gave the school a pile of money. Wayne was born in 1907 and was nicknamed "Duke" as a boy. Now, the Hollywood Reporter says John Wayne Enterprises is tired of Duke (the school) getting in the way of products profiting Duke (the nickname)
June 10, 1988 |
Brian Rothaus of Ashbourne Country Club and George Dillon of Pine Valley Golf Club won two matches apiece in reaching the final round of the 92d annual Philadelphia Amateur Golf Championship yesterday at the Cedarbrook Country Club. Their 36-hole title match will be played Sunday. Rothaus, a former University of Miami captain, and Dillon, who captained Duke University for two years, prevailed in closely contested afternoon semifinals. Rothaus beat Tom Paul of Gulph Mills Golf Club, 3 and 1, and Dillon defeated Jim Kania of Overbrook Golf Club, 2-up.
May 1, 2015 |
In fall of her junior year, Travonya Kenly learned from her roommate of a marine biology program at Duke University that offered a full scholarship and gave special consideration to minority students. "Sure, I'll apply for that," responded Kenly, a student at Cheyney University, the historically black school in Chester County. She got in - one of two students in the country to be so honored - and traveled as far as Singapore to study. That wasn't the first time abroad for the student from Allentown.
August 8, 1998 |
Michele Matyasovsky, a girls' basketball star at Triton High School, headed off the recruiting madness yesterday when she made an oral commitment to attend Duke University. "I just wanted to be able to work on winning the [Olympic] conference and improving our record," said Matyasovsky, who also seriously considered Virginia, Georgetown and Notre Dame. "Not that [recruiting] affects your play, but it is always in the back of your mind. " Matyasovsky, a 6-foot-1 forward, is the latest blue-chip recruit with the AAU Philadelphia Belles who couldn't resist the lure of hoops-crazed Tobacco Road.