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March 11, 2016 | By Mike Kern, Staff Writer
NEW YORK - La Salle played 13 road games this season. The Explorers won one. And that was in late November, against Division III Rowan, where coach John Giannini had won a national championship 20 years earlier. But they'd won two of their last three coming into the 40th Atlantic 10 Tournament, which for whatever reason isn't being played at Gola Arena. It's been a forgettable season for a program that made a captivating three-win run to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tourney as a 13 seed in 2013, while it awaits the addition of three promising transfers who were forced to sit this journey out. The last time the Explorers lost more times was 1995-96, when they went 6-24 in their inaugural season in the A-10 after leaving the Midwest Collegiate Conference following a demoralizing three-year stay.
SPORTS
March 11, 2016 | By Mike Kern, Staff Writer
NEW YORK - La Salle played 13 road games this season. The Explorers won one. And that was in late November, against Division III Rowan, where coach John Giannini had won a national championship 20 years earlier. But they'd won two of their last three going into the 40th Atlantic Ten tournament. Wednesday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, the last-place Explorers drew 11th-seeded Duquesne in the second half of the opening-round doubleheader. They'd lost to the Dukes in Western Pennsylvania in late January, by 27. The Explorers (9-21)
SPORTS
March 11, 2016 | By Mike Kern, Staff Writer
NEW YORK - La Salle has been playing in the Atlantic 10 since 1995-96. During that time, the Explorers have won more than one game in the conference tournament exactly once. That was in 2002, the first of coach Billy Hahn's three seasons, when they beat Fordham and Temple at the Spectrum before getting sent home by Richmond in the semifinals. Thursday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, in the last of the four second-round matchups, the Explorers had an opportunity to do it again, three years after they'd won three NCAA games in five days.
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March 10, 2016 | By Mike Kern, Staff Writer
LA SALLE'S Hank Davis has appeared in two games this season, playing a total of five minutes. He missed his only shot, and picked up one foul. He still says he's living his dream. "Definitely," insisted the 5-11 junior walk-on, without hesitating. "This is what I wanted to do. When you're an athlete, something would be missing if I wasn't part of a team. It's something I love. I always like to be busy working anyway. So when I got this opportunity I couldn't turn it down. "When I came here, they'd just had that Sweet 16 run. To keep my career going was just awesome.
NEWS
March 8, 2016 | By Jonathan Lai, Staff Writer
When Donald Trump retweeted a quotation attributed to him but actually uttered by Italian dictator Benito Mussolini - "It is better to live one day as a lion than 100 years as a sheep" - it was a victory for Gawker, which had set up the automated Twitter account to poke fun at the Republican front-runner. It was also perfect fodder for a new digital politics program at Rutgers-Camden, which melds political science with digital studies. "The digital is not incidental to the conversation; it is core to the conversation," said Jim Brown, the English professor who heads the Digital Studies Center at Rutgers-Camden.
NEWS
March 6, 2016 | By Dan DeLuca, Music Critic
Self-destruction and musical immortality go hand in hand. That sad story is as old as Robert Johnson, Janis Joplin, or Kurt Cobain, and as new as Amy , Asif Kapadia's film about Brit soul-pop singer Amy Winehouse that won best documentary last week at the Oscars. The "Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young" route to eternal fame, espoused in a 1955 country hit by Faron Young (who lived to be 64) worked pretty well for the famously 27-year-old icons named above. Not to mention Hank Williams (who made it to 29)
NEWS
March 4, 2016 | By A.D. Amorosi, FOR THE INQUIRER
Philadelphia DJs are a wise bunch. They're not just here to amuse you, but to educate and illuminate. Along with Old City's newly opened Scratch Academy Philadelphia , run by local spinner Cosmo Baker and teaching tricks of the DJ trade along with cultural and musical life lessons, comes "Dust + Dignity" at the Painted Bride Art Center . The new show uses 100 album covers and their music to promote dialogue about social justice - and to shake...
NEWS
February 28, 2016 | By Dan DeLuca, MUSIC CRITIC
The first song on Santigold's album 99ยข (Atlantic ***1/2), out last week, sounds like it could have been written for Kanye West or Donald Trump. "Oooh, all I want to do is what I do well," the avant-pop songwriter born Santi White, who was raised in the Mount Airy section of Northwest Philadelphia, sings on the perky, ego-tastic "I Can't Get Enough of Myself. " "Ain't a gambler, honey, but I'd put money on myself. " But White isn't idly boasting. With her third album - following her 2008 self-titled debut and 2012's Master of My Make-Believe - she offers a sly critique of marketing-mad, selfie-centered consumer culture.
SPORTS
February 26, 2016 | Dick Jerardi, Staff Writer
Everything is relative with this season's La Salle team, which has dealt with six- and 10-game losing streaks and had won just twice since Thanksgiving weekend. Trying to win two of three (even if the middle game was a 40-point loss) may not seem like much, but when you are closing on 20 losses, any good news is a positive. When the game turned toward Fordham in the second half Wednesday night at Tom Gola Arena and the Rams built a 10-point lead, a comeback, given all that had gone down, did not seem very likely.
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