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April 25, 2014 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
When Jordan Wolf was earning all-American honors as a senior at Lower Merion High School, the Duke senior attack thought good things were in store for him. But this good? "I've always had high expectations," said Wolf, a candidate for national player of the year. This weekend Wolf will attempt to lead defending national champion Duke to the ACC men's lacrosse championship at PPL Park. The Blue Devils (12-2) will face Syracuse (9-3) in one semifinal; and regular-season champion Maryland (10-2)
ENTERTAINMENT
April 10, 2014 | BY CHUCK DARROW, Daily News Staff Writer darrowc@phillynews.com, 215-313-3134
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 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.
NEWS
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)
NEWS
April 2, 2014 | By Michael Vitez, Inquirer Staff Writer
Pennsylvania Aging Secretary Brian Duke visited a retirement community Monday on Roosevelt Boulevard to talk up the governor's current and proposed budget, saying how committed the governor was to aging services. In the current budget, Duke said, the governor increased funding for aging services by $50 million - $20 million of that going to reduce waiting lists for home and community-based services through what is known as the Options program. This is funding, through the Department of Aging, using lottery money for home-delivered meals, adult day care, and other home and community services.
SPORTS
February 24, 2014 | The Inquirer Staff
Rodney Hood scored 13 points and drew the game-changing charging call that helped No. 5 Duke beat top-ranked Syracuse, 66-60, Saturday night in Durham, N.C. Jabari Parker had 19 points and 10 boards for the Blue Devils (22-6, 11-4 ACC). Jerami Grant scored 17 for the Orange (25-2, 12-2), who have lost two straight. Syracuse had the ball, down by 60-58, in the final seconds when C.J. Fair drove past Tyler Thornton along the baseline for an apparent tying layup. But official Tony Greene whistled Fair for charging - and when Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim shot onto the court to argue, Greene slapped him with two technical fouls and handed the Hall of Fame coach the first regular-season ejection of his career.
SPORTS
February 12, 2014 | The Inquirer Staff
Remi Dibo scored a career-high 20 points to lead host West Virginia to a 102-77 victory over No. 11 Iowa State on Monday night in the Cyclones' most lopsided loss of the season. Juwan Staten added 19 points for the Mountaineers (15-10, 7-5 Big 12). The Cyclones (18-5, 6-5) trailed by as many as 32. Cabrini 103, Cairn 96 - In Langhorne, the Cavaliers' high-powered offense was on display in a shootout with the Highlanders (2-20 2-13 Colonial States). Junior Vinny Walls (Camden)
SPORTS
February 3, 2014 | The Inquirer Staff
Jerami Grant scored eight points in overtime to finish with a career-high 24, and Jim Boeheim's No. 2 Syracuse stayed unbeaten, topping Mike Krzyzewski's No. 17 Duke, 91-89, on Saturday in Syracuse, N.Y., in a matchup of the two winningest coaches in Division I history. C.J. Fair scored a career-best 28 as Syracuse (21-0, 8-0 Atlantic Coast) set a school record for consecutive wins to start a season. Playing in front of a charged-up crowd of 35,446, the largest ever at the Carrier Dome, Syracuse remained one of three undefeated teams in the nation, along with No. 1 Arizona and No. 4 Wichita State.
SPORTS
January 17, 2014 | BY DICK JERARDI, Daily News Staff Writer jerardd@phillynews.com
WHEN TIM Legler heard about Saturday's La Salle-Temple ESPN broadcast from the Palestra, he knew he wanted to be part of it. The ESPN NBA analyst, a 1988 La Salle graduate who got his master's at Penn's Wharton School, made a few phone calls and, just like that, he was on board as the color man with John Saunders for the telecast, which will immediately follow "College GameDay" from the Palestra. "It's going to be awesome," Legler said. "The tie-in on both sides, obviously being very close to La Salle to John [Giannini]
SPORTS
November 12, 2013 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Amile Jefferson understands one key to any success as a Duke basketball player. "Eating almost became like a job," the Friends' Central graduate said in a recent phone interview. Jefferson will never be mistaken for a brawny type, but Blue Devils coach Mike Krzyzewski believes the 6-foot-9 sophomore is an important part of the puzzle. New stars Jabari Parker and Rodney Hood will get the headlines and the highest expectations on a team ranked fourth nationally in the preseason Associated Poll.
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