May 1, 2011
Penn's Maalik Reynolds: The freshman delighted the home folks in the crowd at Franklin Field by winning the high jump, the first win by a Quaker athlete in the event since 1955. The resident of Atlanta cleared 7 feet, 31/4 inches for the win, and Penn coach Charlie Powell sees lots of higher jumps in his future. "What makes him special, he takes the high jump seriously, but he doesn't take himself super-seriously," Powell said. "I think he understands there's a difference between the high-jump world and the real world.
February 20, 2014 |
This is Phil Martelli's 19th season as St. Joseph's head basketball coach and as he remembers he has never given a freshman as much defensive responsibility as he does to 6-foot-6 forward DeAndre' Bembry. Most of the time Bembry will cover the opponent's top offensive player, regardless of size. That was the case in Saturday's 75-64 win over La Salle, when Bembry covered point guard Tyreek Duren, who was limited to nine shots. "I would say DeAndre' has probably had the most significant defensive role of any freshman I have had," Martelli said.
August 3, 2016 |
OMARI SPELLMAN, Villanova's highly recruited freshman power forward, will accompany the Wildcats when they leave for an exhibition tour in Spain on Tuesday. But he won't be playing in any of their three games. While he is on athletic scholarship and has been cleared to practice, the NCAA hasn't declared him eligible to compete in games. "It's really unique situation," said coach Jay Wright after Monday night's annual Summer Jam practice/scrimmage at the Pavilion. "We hope (it's nothing more than a formality)
May 18, 2011 |
Timothy Connors, a 15-year-old freshman at Archbishop Ryan High School, was struck by a car and killed after school yesterday. Police said Connors was hit about 3:30 p.m. at Academy and Comly roads in Northeast Philadelphia. The teen died about 40 minutes later from head and body trauma at Aria Hospital-Torresdale. The female driver, whose name was not released, apparently stayed at the scene after hitting Connors, who is the son of Martin Connors, a Philadelphia police detective, police sources said.
December 28, 1987 |
Even though the weather promises to get much, much colder, Bernard Jones has received official permission to shed some clothing. From now on, Jones will be kept under wraps by nothing more than shorts and a T-shirt. Sleeveless. It had been the intention of Roman Catholic coach Dennis Seddon to ease Jones, a 6-5, 210-pound freshman forward, into varsity competition little by little. Honest, it had. But then came last night and a Seagull Classic XIV consolation at Holy Spirit High, when Jones's numbers were big and bigger - 28 points on 13-for-19 shooting; 20 rebounds - in Roman's 71-65 loss to Bridgeton, N.J. The Cahillites (6-2)
October 23, 2015 |
One of Penn coach Ray Priore's biggest concerns entering the season was finding a productive receiver to play opposite Justin Watson. The 6-foot-3, 210-pound Watson emerged last season. Playing alongside Conner Scott and all-Ivy League receiver Spencer Kulcsar, Watson set Penn freshman receiving records for yardage (497) and receptions (42). But with Kulcsar and Scott gone, Priore knew that double coverage was coming Watson's way this season. But Priore is getting his answers and the production is coming from another emerging freshman.
September 18, 2012 |
PENN STATE defensive end Deion Barnes was named the Big Ten's co-freshman of the week. Barnes, a redshirt freshman from Northeast High, had five tackles and his third sack of the season in the Nittany Lions' win over Navy. Barnes also forced his second fumble of the season. Barnes is tied for second in the conference in sacks and tied for the top spot in forced fumbles with two. He shares the award with Indiana quarterback Nate Sudfeld. Lions senior linebacker Michael Mauti was named Big Ten defensive player of the week after recording 12 tackles and his first sack of the season against Navy.
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.
March 20, 2011 |
TAMPA, Fla. - It's not taking Brandon Knight long to build an impressive resume in the NCAA tournament. A game-winning shot in the closing seconds of his debut. A career-best 30 points in his next game, helping Kentucky back into the round of 16. Less than 48 hours after his only basket helped the fourth-seeded Wildcats survive their tourney opener against Princeton, Knight led an 11-0 run coming out of halftime and made six free throws in the final minute to close out a 71-63 victory over fifth-seeded West Virginia.
January 7, 2002 |
Picture a typical freshman wrestler. Scrawny and a little on the shy side, right? Winslow Township's Vince Jones isn't a typical freshman. Jones brings strength, experience and an air of cockiness to the mat. That mix has enabled the 171-pounder to construct an amazing start to his scholastic career: a 9-0 record with six pins. In the season-opening Haddonfield Tournament, Jones, a seventh seed, racked up two pins before winning the championship by injury default. After a 9-3 decision in a dual meet, Jones flattened three opponents and earned outstanding wrestler honors in the Egg Harbor Township Tournament.