October 16, 2015 |
FOR THE last 23 years they worked side-by-side, helping Penn's football team win nine Ivy League championships. Al Bagnoli and Ray Priore. They took their families on vacations together. When Priore tore his Achilles' and couldn't drive, they commuted together to West Philly from their South Jersey homes. This summer Priore was invited to the wedding when Bagnoli's son got married. When Priore got his first win last month at Villanova, an opponent Bagnoli never beat, one of the first texts he got was from his former boss.
October 12, 2015 |
Andrew Lisa winced as he grabbed his right shoulder. His sleeveless undershirt revealed a sizeable bruise. Such are the rewards of a starting quarterback. It had been four years since Lisa started a game. And there he was under center on Saturday for Penn in a 48-45 loss to Fordham at Franklin Field. The Rams kicked a winning field goal with eight seconds left. It was hard to tell that Lisa had not started a game since 2011, when he was a senior at South Jersey's Moorestown High.
October 11, 2015 |
Radio: WFIL-AM 560. Records: Fordham (4-1), Penn (1-2), Last meeting: Fordham won, 60-22, Oct 11, 2014, at Fordham. Things to watch Look for quarterback Alek Torgersen to return after sitting out most of the second half of last week's loss to Dartmouth. Torgersen wasn't deemed to have suffered a concussion against the Big Green, but Penn coach Ray Priore felt that after a hit to the head the junior was too woozy to return to the game. The Quakers defense should be bolstered by the return of linebacker Colton Moskal.
October 9, 2015 |
Tulane at Temple Noon Saturday, Lincoln Financial Field TV: ESPNU. Radio: The Fantatic (97.5-FM) Records: Tulane 2-2, 1-0 American Athletic; Temple 4-0, 1-0. History: Tied 1-1. Temple won last year's finale in New Orleans, 10-3. Owls lost first Sugar Bowl in 1935. About Tulane: Green Wave has won two straight. Beat winless Central Florida last week, 45-31. Lost by a combined 102-17 to Duke and Georgia Tech ... Tanner Lee threw for career-high four TDs against UCF ... Forced five turnovers against UCF ... In that game, long-snapper Aaron Golub became first legally blind player to appear in a Division I football game ... Had seven sacks last week as UCF had minus-35 rushing yards ... LB Nico Marley, who has team-high 35 tackles, is grandson of music legend Bob Marley.
September 14, 2015 |
Villanova recovered from its season-opening loss to Connecticut with a 14-7 win at Fordham on Saturday. Villanova (1-1), tied for second in the latest Football Championship Subdivision coaches poll, received timely stops from its defense in the win. As Fordham pushed into Wildcat territory late in the first quarter after recovering a fumble by tight end Doug Turrell, linebacker Austin Calitro tore through the Rams' line for a crushing hit...
September 12, 2015 |
Ethan Greenidge didn't have big plans for his 18th birthday on Thursday beyond hitting the books and looking at film. "I'm 18 now, but I'm not going to do anything too special today," the 6-foot-4, 350-pound freshman at Villanova said. "Just making sure that I'm ready. " With the Wildcats coming off a season-opening 20-15 loss to Connecticut, Greenidge will find himself thrust into the starting lineup Saturday when the No. 6 Wildcats play at No. 16 Fordham (1-0) in a Football Championship Subdivision matchup.
September 11, 2015 |
FOR THE THIRD straight year, Villanova's football team opened its season by losing a winnable game against an FBS opponent. This time, it was 20-15, at Connecticut. Saturday (6 p.m.) the Wildcats, who are still ranked sixth in one FCS poll and third in another, visit Fordham (No. 16 in both), which has been to the playoffs the last two years and just won at Army. The Rams have a transfer quarterback from Marshall, in Kevin Anderson, and last year's national freshman of the year, in running back Chase Edmonds.
April 25, 2015
Eric Paschall, the Atlantic Ten Conference rookie of the year this season, is transferring from Fordham to Villanova, The Inquirer learned Thursday. Paschall, a 6-foot-6 forward, averaged 15.9 points and 5.5 rebounds for the Rams in his freshman season. He was 10th in the A-10 in scoring and sixth in free-throw percentage at 79.4 percent. Paschall will sit out the 2015-16 season under NCAA rules and have three years of eligibility remaining. The official announcement of his transfer may come as soon as Friday.
April 24, 2015 |
VILLANOVA'S basketball program has effectively landed its second recruit for the class of 2016. Eric Paschall, a 6-6 swing man from Fordham who was the Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year this past season, is transferring to the Main Line. He must sit out next season and will then have three years of eligibility remaining. The Wildcats earlier received an oral commitment from Amari Spellman, a junior at The MacDuffie School in Granby, Mass., who's considered among the nation's top power forward prospects.
March 13, 2015 |
Christian Sengfelder scored a season-high 27 points, and Fordham beat George Mason in the opening round of the Atlantic Ten tournament for the second straight year, 71-65, on Wednesday night. The 12th-seeded Rams (10-20) advanced to the second round to face fifth-seeded VCU on Thursday. Sengfelder, a freshman from Germany, was 10 for 13 from the field. Mandell Thomas added 13 points. The Patriots (9-22) finished their fourth season under coach Paul Hewitt by losing 15 of 18 games.