March 6, 2015 |
TWO MORE conference playoffs start tonight, including the Missouri Valley, which has two ranked teams at the start of its conference tournament for only the second time in league history. Bubble teams everywhere are rooting for Wichita State or Northern Iowa to win the MVC. If someone else from the league wins, it will steal a bid from the at-large pool. Isn't this fun? MAAC At Albany, N.Y. FIRST ROUND/Today 8-Siena vs. 9-Niagara, 5 7-Saint Peter's vs. 10-Fairfield, 7:30 6-Quinnipiac vs. 11-Marist, 10 QUARTERFINALS/Saturday Iona vs. Siena/Niagara, 12 Monmouth vs. Canisius, 2:30 Rider vs. Saint Peter's/Fairfield, 5:30 Manhattan vs. Quinnipiac/Marist, 8 SEMIFINALS/Sunday Times: 4:30 & 7 p.m. CHAMPIONSHIP/Monday Semifinal winners, 9 p.m. (ESPN2)
April 24, 2013
Harold Jack Daniels, 85, a Chester native who made it to the big leagues and played 106 games as an outfielder, died Tuesday, April 16, of kidney failure in Shreveport, La. Nicknamed "Sour Mash Jack" by his teammates, Mr. Daniels died at the Oaks of Louisiana, a nursing facility. He moved to Shreveport three years before to be close to family. Born in Chester and raised in Prospect Park, Mr. Daniels also was a former resident of Evansville, Ind. Before moving to Evansville, Mr. Daniels played professional baseball for 13 years.
January 14, 2013 |
A ball that rattled around the rim and bounced out on Sunday in Columbus, Ohio, separated Michigan from its first No. 1 ranking in 20 years. Sophomore point guard Trey Burke's jumper with 17 seconds remaining went down, then came out, leaving the No. 2 Wolverines on the wrong side of a 56-53 loss to 15th-ranked Ohio State. After top-ranked Duke lost to North Carolina State on Saturday, the Wolverines were in prime position to ascend to No. 1 for the first time since November 1992.
November 11, 2012 |
In the season opener for both teams, Jack Cooley scored the first nine points of the game and finished with 19 to power No. 22 Notre Dame over the visiting Evansville Purple Aces, 58-49, in South Bend, Ind. "That was basically a Big East game, how physical it was in there," said Cooley, who had 11 rebounds and six blocks. "It was a little unexpected because of their size, but they just came out and they played hard. " Colt Ryan led Evansville with 15 points. The Purple Aces hung around throughout the second half but could never put together a run to pull ahead.
March 4, 2012 |
ITHACA, N.Y. - Oliver McNally made four free throws in the final 20 seconds as Harvard held off Cornell, 67-63, in Ithaca, N.Y., on Saturday night to clinch at least a share of its second straight Ivy League title. The Crimson (26-4, 12-2), who have concluded their regular season, need a Penn loss Tuesday at Princeton to clinch the crown outright and earn an NCAA berth for the first time since their only appearance in 1946. After the Big Red (12-16, 7-7) took their first lead at 30-29, Brandyn Curry hit four straight three-pointers to give the Crimson a 41-34 advantage with 14:04 left.
February 24, 2010 |
Neumann-Goretti product Rick Jackson scored a career-high 28 points, 17 in the second half, and No. 4 Syracuse recovered from an eight-point deficit to beat host Providence, 99-85, last night. Andy Rautins scored a season-high 28 points, Jackson added nine rebounds and Arinze Onuaku had 12 points and nine boards for the Orange (26-2, 13-2), who clinched a double-bye into the quarterfinals of the Big East tournament. After Jamine Peterson hit a three-pointer to open the second half and give the Friars a 55-47 lead, Syracuse scored the next 14 points.
December 14, 2007 |
The University of Evansville held a memorial service yesterday to mark the 30th anniversary of an airplane crash that killed 29 people, including the entire men's basketball team. The team plane, a twin-engine DC-3, crashed in rain and heavy fog on Dec. 13, 1977, shortly after takeoff from Evansville Dress Regional Airport to Murfreesboro, Tenn., for a game against Middle Tennessee State. "There is never a good time to lose someone you love, but what made this event so hard was the loss of so many lives," university president Stephen Jennings said during the service at Neu Chapel.
January 24, 2003 |
Being in the Top 10 for the first time might have proved too dizzying for Creighton. Clint Cuffle scored 21 of his 25 points in the second half and shut down Kyle Korver as host Evansville ended the No. 10 Bluejays' six-game winning streak with a 74-66 upset last night. "There's just no explanation for what he did," Evansville coach Steve Merfeld said. "I'm just elated. " The game stayed close throughout, with neither team leading by more than five points, until the closing minutes.
November 10, 2001 |
The goal for the start of the Temple women's basketball season was for the Owls not to get discouraged and not to back down. It did not translate into a victory last night. Evansville held firm down the stretch and emerged with a 76-70 victory over the Owls at McGonigle Hall in a first-round game in the Preseason Women's National Invitation Tournament. The Purple Aces advanced to the second round, where they will play tomorrow. "We got beat by some of the things that had been our nemesis last year - and that's boxing out," Temple coach Dawn Staley said.
December 14, 1997 |
Gene Hollencamp stumbled down the muddy hillside. Though the 28-year-old Army veteran had been a battlefield medic, Vietnam had not prepared him for this descent into what he would describe as "a vision from hell. " December 13, 1977, was an unusually warm and wet day in Evansville, Ind. Rain and melting snow had turned fields like the one Hollencamp now crossed into quicksand. Hollencamp would notice later - much later - that the mud stains on his pants reached up to his thighs.