February 6, 2013 |
AN ASSISTANT women's college basketball coach and her fiance were found shot to death in a car at their upscale condominium complex in Southern California, and authorities say they have no motive or suspects in the killing. Cal State Fullerton assistant coach Monica Quan, 28, and Keith Lawrence, 27, were found dead around 9 p.m. Sunday on the top floor of a parking structure at the complex, said police in Irvine, Calif. Officers found their bodies after someone reported seeing Lawrence slumped over the wheel of his vehicle.
February 1, 2013
TO A CERTAIN segment of the population, Tom Wopat will forever be "Luke Duke," one of the lead characters on the 1980s TV series, "The Dukes of Hazzard," which focused on the comical misadventures of a couple of reformed redneck moonshiners. But Wopat's greatest triumphs have occurred about as far - philosophically and artistically - as you can get from formulaic weekly television. For decades, the 61-year-old actor-singer has been a Broadway mainstay, in a slew of hit musicals and dramas.
January 27, 2013
1. Michigan 18-1 2. Syracuse 18-1 3. Kansas 17-1 4. Indiana 17-2 5. Duke 16-2 6. Florida 15-2 7. Michigan State 17-3 8. Gonzaga 18-2 9. Louisville 16-3 10. Arizona 16-2 - Joe Juliano
January 27, 2013 |
Freshman Rasheed Sulaimon scored a season-high 25 points as host Duke bounced back from one of its worst losses under Mike Krzyzewski by routing Maryland, 84-64, Saturday. Mason Plumlee added 19 points and Seth Curry had 13 for the No. 1 Blue Devils (17-2, 4-2 Atlantic Coast Conference). Dez Wells and Charles Mitchell both had 13 points for the Terrapins (15-5, 3-4), who have lost four of six. Georgetown 53, Louisville 51 - Otto Porter had 17 points and grabbed the game's decisive rebound with 1.4 seconds to play as the host Hoyas handed the No. 5 Cardinals their third straight loss.
January 25, 2013 |
THIS JUST IN: Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski did not hold an early morning practice after his top-ranked Blue Devils got spanked by No. 25 Miami Wednesday. In our social-media-dominated world, in which fact and fiction often overlap, it's sometimes hard to tell the truth from a hoax. File this in the latter category. On Thursday, the Internet was abuzz with stories that Coach K called a grueling practice less than an hour after Duke's plane landed in Durham, N.C. Where would anyone get such a notion?
January 24, 2013 |
No. 1 Duke went more than eight minutes without a field goal in the first half Wednesday night, and a sellout became a blowout for No. 25 Miami, which delighted a boisterous crowd with a 90-63 victory in Coral Gables, Fla. The Hurricanes (14-3, 5-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) beat a No. 1 team for the first time, taking control with a stunning, 25-1 run midway through the first half. The Blue Devils missed 13 consecutive shots despite numerous good looks, while four Hurricanes hit three-pointers during the stunning run that transformed a 14-13 deficit into a 38-15 lead.
January 24, 2013 |
WITH A STEADY din coming from the sea of orange behind the visitors' basket, No. 1-ranked Duke had a tough time making a shot. The Blue Devils went more than 8 minutes without a field goal in the first half Wednesday night, and a sellout became a blowout for No. 25 Miami, which delighted a boisterous home crowd with a 90-63 victory. The defeat was the third-worst ever for a No. 1 team, and Duke's worst in nearly 5 years. "It wasn't demoralizing; they played better," said guard Rasheed Sulaimon, who led Duke with 16 points.
January 22, 2013 |
Former Germantown Academy star Maggie Lucas scored 19 points, and No. 8 Penn State took over sole possession of first place in the Big Ten with a 59-49 victory over No. 23 Michigan on Monday night in Ann Arbor, Mich. The Lions (15-2, 5-0 Big Ten) and Wolverines (15-3, 4-1) were the only teams in the league without a conference loss. Michigan kept it close before Penn State went on a late 12-0 run. Connecticut 79, Duke 49 - Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored 21 points to help the No. 3 Huskies (17-1)
January 13, 2013
Since we last met, the number of unbeaten Division I teams has been trimmed from four to two. Wyoming was knocked out Wednesday night at home, 63-61, on a buzzer-beating three-pointer by Boise State. The next night, No. 4 Arizona went to Oregon and lost, 70-66, to the Ducks, who won their 17th straight home game. The remaining two unbeatens could fall by the end of the weekend in road games: Duke takes on North Carolina State on Saturday, and Michigan has a tough test at Ohio State on Sunday.
January 13, 2013 |
C.J. Leslie had 25 points to help No. 20 North Carolina State beat previously-unbeaten, top-ranked Duke, 84-76, on Saturday in Raleigh, N.C. Richard Howell added 16 points and 18 rebounds for the relentless Wolfpack (14-2, 3-0 ACC). Seth Curry scored 22 for the Blue Devils (15-1, 2-1). Mississippi 64, Missouri 49 - Murphy Holloway scored 22 points as the Rebels (13-2, 2-0 SEC) routed the No. 10 Tigers (12-3, 1-1) in Oxford, Miss. Wisconsin 74, Illinois 51 - Jared Berggren scored 15 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as the Badgers (12-4, 3-0 Big Ten)