May 18, 2015 |
Kevin Welsh was trying to bunt. He ended up delivering the biggest hit of the game. After fouling off two bunt attempts in falling behind 0-2 in the count, Welsh lined an RBI triple to power Northern Burlington County to a 6-4 victory over Haddonfield in nine innings in the quarterfinals of the Joe Hartmann Diamond Classic on Saturday. "That's Kevin," Northern Burlington coach Rich Doppler said of his senior shortstop. Welsh, the team's No. 9 hitter, collected a double and triple and scored two runs as Northern Burlington (22-3)
March 4, 2015 |
THE GUYS from Florida Gulf Coast are back for one more shot at glory; the kid from Oakland is indefatigable; and Bucknell is winning even without our help. Here's a look at the three conference tournaments that begin today: Atlantic Sun At Campus Sites FIRST ROUND/Tuesday, March 3 5-Lipscomb at 4-Northern Kentcky, 7 6-Kennesaw St. at 3-S.C.-Upstate, 7 7-Jacksonville at 2-Florida Gulf Coast, 7 8-Stetson at 1-North Florida, 7:30 SEMIFINALS/Thursday, March 5 Times TBA CHAMPIONSHIP/Sunday, March 8 Semifinal winners, 2:30 (ESPN2)
July 7, 2014 |
LAKEWOOD, N.J. - Matt Hockenberry missed the call that would tell him he was going home. Tired out by the Clearwater, Fla., heat, the 23-year-old Gulf Coast Phillies righthander took a nap after the team's game June 23. When he awoke, Hockenberry answered his roommate's phone after missing his own call. Florida Gulf Coast pitching coach Steve Schrenk was on the line, telling Hockenberry to pack his bags and join the Lakewood BlueClaws, in Greensboro, N.C., after just one appearance for the Gulf Coast Phillies.
June 9, 2014 |
Tom Flacco was surprised and honored. Flacco, an Eastern High School senior, was selected by the Phillies in the 32d round of the MLB draft Saturday. "I didn't even know they were following me," Flacco said. "It's a great honor. " Flacco, who has a football scholarship offer from Western Michigan, said he was likely to "play football" but didn't want to rule out signing with the Phillies until he had more discussions with the organization. Flacco, a speedy lefthanded swinger, batted .506 with eight doubles, six triples, and 30 RBIs as a shortstop for Eastern.
March 5, 2014 |
OUR OLD friends at Florida Gulf Coast are at it again. Delaware's Devon Saddler wants one final run to end his career. And we all know about Doug McDermott, but who is second in the nation in scoring? Hint: He's mentioned somewhere in this report. Put down the ice scraper and pick up the TV remote, it's conference tournament time. Here is the first installment of our previews: STARTED LAST NIGHT Patriot League Regular-season champ: Boston U. Fun facts: Former Villanova assistant Joe Jones is in his third season as Boston U. coach.
November 13, 2013
St. Joseph's received its third oral basketball commitment when 6-foot-10, 228-pound senior Obi Romeo of Greenbriar East High in West Virginia chose the Hawks. Originally from Nigeria, Romeo has been in the country for about three years. His adoptive father, Rick Romeo, said that St. Joseph's was the first school to contact him. Rick Romeo said that Florida Gulf Coast, East Tennessee State, Georgia Southern and Longwood were among the others that were in the picture. Romeo joins two high school players from North Carolina as Hawks recruits: 6-7 power forward Markell Lodge and 6-6 wing player James Demery.
April 22, 2013 |
If Mike Rice is everybody's favorite poster child right now for how not to coach, Andy Enfield could be his opposite. One will be lucky to ever coach for a salary again. The other showed up in Philadelphia last month, showed off plenty of coaching sophistication as his team won a couple of NCAA games representing a school few had ever heard of, and parlayed that into a new job coaching the Southern California Trojans. When Florida Gulf Coast revved up at the Wells Fargo Center, cameras focused on the Dunk City style, the imaginative alley-oops that got the crowd going, and Enfield's wife - a former cover model.
April 17, 2013 |
TWO LIKELY lottery picks announced they will give up their college eligibility and enter the NBA draft. Kentucky freshman forward Nerlens Noel and Georgetown sophomore forward Otto Porter Jr. declared their intentions on Monday. The 6-10 Noel is projected by some to be the likely top pick despite sustaining a season-ending torn ACL on Feb. 12. He led the nation with 4.4 blocks per game, and averaged 10.5 points and 9.5 rebounds. Noel also had 50 steals for Kentucky (21-12)
April 11, 2013 |
La Salle made the deepest run of any City Six team in the NCAA tournament, and the Explorers were rewarded with a place in the final ESPN/USA Today coaches' poll of the season. John Giannini's crew is ranked 24th, a spot ahead of Florida Gulf Coast. Atlantic Ten rivals Virginia Commonwealth and St. Louis are also ranked, at No. 23 and No. 16 respectively. The top four teams were the final four teams: Louisville, Michigan, Syracuse, and Wichita State. Temple was the only other local school to receive votes, and finished the equivalent of 37th.
April 3, 2013 |
Kevin Ware was back on the Louisville campus Tuesday after his release from an Indianapolis hospital. Two days earlier, millions had watched the sophomore guard break his right leg on a horrifying play while trying to block a shot. He tweeted Tuesday, "Back to my brothers I go. " Local all-stars. Two Big Five players, La Salle's Ramon Galloway and Villanova's Mouphtaou Yarou, are on the West roster for the National Association of Basketball Coaches' Reese's Division I College All-Star Game on Friday at the Georgia Dome.