May 25, 2013 |
With sticks in their hands, the three Conestoga youth lacrosse teammates sat, nearly a decade ago, in the green seats of Lincoln Financial Field's Section 101. Playing lacrosse in college was not even a thought then, Brian Dailey said. So as Dailey, Tanner Scott, and Jamie Ikeda watched Duke lose to Johns Hopkins in the 2005 NCAA final, they had no idea they were glimpsing into their future. Now Duke teammates, the three will return to the Linc on Saturday afternoon when the Blue Devils face Cornell in a national semifinal at 2:30 p.m. "We definitely dreamed about it," said Ikeda, a freshman defender.
May 24, 2013 |
Unseeded but not quite an underdog, Cornell heads to Lincoln Financial Field on Saturday in search of its first berth in the NCAA men's lacrosse title game since 2009. The Big Red fell in the Ivy League semifinals before rolling to two NCAA tournament wins over Maryland and Ohio State by a combined score of 32-14. Coach Ben DeLuca said he's not quite sure if the winning margins will be an advantage in the final four. "We're coming in with a great amount of confidence and we draw upon the experience we had throughout the season," DeLuca said.
May 23, 2013
No. Player Pos. Ht. Wt. Class Hometown (HS)1 Kyle Turri G 6-3 170 So. West Islip, N.Y. (West Islip) 2 David Lawson M 6-1 203 Sr. Westford, Mass. (Middlesex) 3 Brendan Fowler M 6-0 210 Jr. Wantagh, N.Y. (Chaminade) 4 Dan Wigrizer G 5-10 186 Sr. Villanova, Pa. (Haverford) 5 Tanner Scott M 5-11 177 So.
May 20, 2013 |
Duke and Denver will join Cornell and top-seeded Syracuse in the NCAA Division I men's lacrosse Final Four this weekend at Lincoln Financial Field. David Lawson scored his career-best fifth goal with 2 minutes, 16 seconds remaining to lift seventh-seeded Duke to a 12-11 win over No. 2 Notre Dame (11-5) in the quarterfinals Sunday in Indianapolis. In their seventh consecutive trip to the Final Four, the Blue Devils (14-5) will play Cornell at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Linc. Duke won the national championship in 2010.
May 7, 2013
S EUN OLUBODUN , 31, of Northern Liberties founded Duke & Winston, a line of casual tees, polos, hats and ties ranging in price from $24 to $68. He launched the company in 2009, and last December raised $30,000 on Kickstarter.com. The money allowed Olubodun to hire a full-time assistant and a part-timer, and to begin attracting wholesale buyers. The Temple grad was born in Great Britain and moved here with his family when he was 10. Q: How did you come up with the idea for Duke & Winston?
April 22, 2013
Lynne Duke, 56, a journalist who brought an emotional clarity to the most trenchant stories, from the crack epidemic that terrorized a Miami housing project to the legacy of apartheid South Africa, died Friday at her home in Silver Spring, Md. The cause was lung cancer, said her husband, Phillip Dixon, a former city editor for the Washington Post and former managing editor of The Inquirer. She worked at the Post from 1987 to 2008, retiring as a Style-section editor after assignments reporting from Johannesburg and New York.
April 3, 2013 |
SUNDAY WAS a bittersweet day for 76ers coach Doug Collins, none of it having to do with his basketball team. Collins was at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis to watch as his son, Chris, sat on the bench for the final time as the associate head coach of the Duke Blue Devils, who were ousted from the tournament by the Louisville Cardinals in the Midwest Regional final. The younger Collins played four seasons for coach Mike Krzyzewski and was on the bench with him in a coaching capacity for another 13 years.
April 2, 2013 |
INDIANAPOLIS - With tears in their eyes after a terrible injury to Kevin Ware, there was no way the Louisville Cardinals were losing this game to Duke. Russ Smith scored 23 points, Gorgui Dieng had 14 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks, and the top-seeded Cardinals put aside the shock from the gruesome broken leg suffered by Ware in the first half to earn a second straight trip to the Final Four with an 85-63 victory over Duke on Sunday. Ware, a sophomore guard, was injured when he landed after jumping and attempting to block a shot.
April 1, 2013 |
INDIANAPOLIS - With tears in their eyes and Kevin Ware in their hearts, there was no way Louisville was losing this game. Russ Smith scored 23, Gorgui Dieng had 14 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks, and top-seeded Louisville (33-5) put aside the shock from Ware's gruesome leg injury to earn a second straight trip to the Final Four with an 85-63 victory over Duke (30-6) on Sunday afternoon. As the final seconds ticked down, Chane Behanan put Ware's jersey on and stood at the end of the Louisville bench, screaming.
March 31, 2013 |
INDIANAPOLIS - Mike Krzyzewski and Rick Pitino are finally doing an encore. For the first time since their teams played perhaps the greatest game in the history of the NCAA tournament, Krzyzewski and Pitino will meet in the NCAA tournament Sunday when top-seeded Louisville faces Duke. In the Midwest Regional final, no less. Never mind that few of their current players were even born in 1992. Or that Pitino is no longer at Kentucky, having switched sides in the state's civil war after his brief trip to Boston and the NBA ended badly.