January 29, 2014 |
WHEN LA SALLE'S players run out of their tunnel onto the court before home games in front of thousands of screaming fans, one thing screams right in their faces. Right above the South basket, a massive banner hangs from the rafters. "Welcome to Tom Gola Arena. " Every time the Explorers take the home floor, it is in an arena named for a legend. The man who holds the all-time record for rebounds in the NCAA, and likely will forever. In fact, Dr. John Giannini and his players exchanged text messages Sunday night when they all heard the news that Tom Gola had passed away.
January 29, 2014 |
'This [James] Bond fellow, I don't like him one bit, he's a sadistic brute. " So opines Ian Fleming's beautiful wife, Ann (Lara Pulver), in the opening scene of Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond , an enjoyable if inflated and overwrought four-part mini-series about the life, the loves - and even more of the loves - of the best-selling author who spawned the world's most famous superspy, 007. BBC America's sexy, visually scrumptious bio...
January 25, 2014 |
OLEAN, N.Y. - La Salle saw its five-game winning streak come to an end Wednesday night with a 66-51 loss to St. Bonaventure at the Reilly Center. Treacherous winter weather prevented the team from arriving in Olean until 2 a.m. Wednesday. The game didn't go any smoother for La Salle (11-7, 3-1 Atlantic Ten). The second half was especially challenging for the Explorers. First, the Bonnies (12-7, 2-3) started to pull away. And once La Salle fell behind, it couldn't score to come back.
January 23, 2014 |
La Salle coach John Giannini knows that basketball fans love to read about the players who do the brunt of the scoring for their teams and not about those who do the little things, such as Explorers guard D.J. Peterson. But Giannini has as much appreciation for Peterson, a 6-foot-5 junior, as for anyone on his roster. "I can't give him enough credit," Giannini said. "Any coach would love to have a guy who's a high-level defender and who does not turn the ball over and who makes his open shots and doesn't force things.
January 20, 2014 |
Dermatologist Gil Yosipovitch believes itch should be studied and treated as a disease in itself, not just a symptom of disease. That's why he founded the International Society for the Study of Itch in 2005. And that's partly why he left North Carolina's Wake Forest University six months ago to create the Itch Center at Temple University School of Medicine. "We're behind our colleagues in the field of pain," said Yosipovitch, who is also the new chair of Temple's dermatology department.
January 17, 2014 |
La Salle coach John Giannini was expressing a simple philosophy on playing the game the right way by finding the open man on offense, and then amended that thought a little bit. "Our game plan is really to get the ball to the open guy and do all we can to make sure it's Jerrell," Giannini said Wednesday night, referring to junior forward Jerrell Wright. A 6-foot-8, 255-pound Dobbins Tech grad, Wright scored 14 points and pulled down 10 rebounds to help the Explorers remain unbeaten in the Atlantic Ten Conference with a 72-62 victory over Rhode Island at Tom Gola Arena.
January 12, 2014 |
LA SALLE head coach Joe Dempsey had a simple message for his team as his Explorers walked to the bench at the end of the third quarter. "London and Garner, London and Garner, London and Garner," he bellowed. That game plan was spot on, because Roman Catholic's Rashaan London and Shep Garner stay at the tips of tongues when anyone talks Cahillites hoops. Yesterday was no different. The two Division I signees led Roman to an important, 61-47 home win, which sets up today's 2:30 p.m. meeting with Archbishop Carroll at Philadelphia University.
January 10, 2014 |
For Tyreek Duren, playing basketball with plantar fasciitis - a ligament strain affecting his right heel - has been like walking with a rock in his shoe. And the La Salle point guard doesn't walk too much during basketball games. His ability to move on the court was a big reason Duren was widely considered the top guard in the city going into this season, and why hopes were reasonably high for a repeat of La Salle's 2013 NCAA trip. The Explorers were picked third in a preseason Atlantic Ten Conference media poll but have been ordinary this season, 7-6 going into Thursday's A-10 opener against George Washington.
January 8, 2014 |
Pornography became a chic topic this summer with the release of Lovelace , a biopic starring the brilliant young actress Amanda Seyfried as hard-core porn actress Linda Lovelace, who shot to fame in 1972's Deep Throat . Lovelace's film was so popular at the time that mainstream threaters did the unthinkable and began screening it. For good or ill, pornography was inextricably tied to the reshaping of America's sexual mores during the...
December 30, 2013 |
DAYTON, Ohio - North Carolina license plates proudly declare "First in Flight," while Ohio's offer the competing slogan "Birthplace of Aviation. " In this friendly interstate rivalry for bragging rights over the dawn of aviation, who's right or, in this case, Wright? It's true that Wilbur and Orville Wright were attracted by the windswept dunes of North Carolina's Outer Banks to achieve man's first powered flight. As Orville said in a note, "We came down here for wind and sand and we have got them.