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April 10, 2012
GEORGIA STATE is leaving the Colonial Athletic Association for the Sun Belt Conference, school officials announced Monday. The school will begin playing a conference schedule for the 2013-14 academic year. Villanova and Delaware are in the CAA for football; Drexel and Delaware play CAA basketball. Georgia State has been a CAA member since 2005, although it did not have an active football program until 2010. The team will join CAA football for 2012, in what will turn out to be its only season.
SPORTS
April 9, 2012
Because of the Flyers-Penguins playoff series, the Soul's next game has been moved up a day to Saturday. Kickoff is 6:05 p.m. The Flyers and Penguins will play Game 3 on Sunday at the Wells Fargo Center. Customers holding tickets for the rematch of ArenaBowl XXII on Sunday will be able to use them on Saturday. If ticket-holders cannot make the rescheduled date, tickets will be valid for any remaining Soul home game, but they must be exchanged at the box office. Ticket exchanges can be made at the Wells Fargo Center box office during business hours.
SPORTS
April 5, 2012
The Soul will be shorthanded for Saturday's visit to Georgia. Star wide receiver Donovan Morgan fractured his left wrist in Sunday's loss to Cleveland and will be out 4 to 6 weeks, according to Soul GM Tom Goodhines. Reserve wide receiver Emory Sammons will be activated for the first time this season, and veteran Larry Brackins will see more playing time to compensate for Morgan's absence. Morgan leads the team with 23 catches and eight touchdowns, and is widely considered the face of the franchise.
SPORTS
March 19, 2012 | Associated Press
Corielle Yarde scored 21 points and Brandy Gang added 18 to lead 13th-seeded Marist (26-7) to a 76-70 upset of fourth-seeded (22-9) on Sunday in Tallahassee, Fla. The Red Foxes shot 52.5 percent and made 21 of 25 free throws for their 11th straight win. Yarde's three-point play put Marist up 74-65 with 1 minute, 37 seconds left. Khaalidah Miller led the Bulldogs with 21 points and Meredith Mitchell added 15 before fouling out with 7:01 left. In the other game, Megan Van Tatenhove scored 18 points, Armelia Horton had 17, and fifth-seeded St. Bonaventure (30-3)
NEWS
March 1, 2012 | By Matt Katz, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
WOODSTOCK, Ga. - Basking in the Georgia sun and the adoration of a hometown crowd, Newt Gingrich explained to a rally of supporters Thursday that President Obama is raising gas prices, appeasing Muslim enemies, and waging war on the Catholic Church. Moments before that, the Republican presidential candidate said basically the same thing - but the audience may have been more significant. He was a guest on a conservative radio show hosted by his former campaign rival Herman Cain.
SPORTS
February 8, 2012 | By Jonathan Tamari, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Eagles claimed tackle D.J. Jones off waivers from the Baltimore Ravens, the team said Tuesday. The Eagles also named Keith Gray assistant strength and conditioning coach to replace Roger Marandino, who became the head strength and conditioning coach with the Indianapolis Colts. Jones, listed as 6-foot-5, 315 pounds, was an undrafted free agent who spent the first six weeks of last season on the Dolphins practice squad. He spent most of the rest of the season on Baltimore's practice squad and moved to the active roster in the final week of the season.
NEWS
January 25, 2012 | By Aaron Bracy, FOR THE INQUIRER
It is a scary combination for opponents. A balanced team with weapons inside and out, Drexel can beat you in many ways on offense. And, defensively, the lock-down Dragons boast not just the stingiest unit in the Colonial Athletic Association but one of the best defenses in the country. Drexel put it all on display on Wednesday night at the Daskalakis Athletic Center, impressively brushing aside Georgia State, 68-46, to win its eighth straight game and 12th in a row at home, including all nine this season.
NEWS
January 21, 2012 | By Robert Strauss, For The Inquirer
Aharon Wasserman was frustrated by the sheaves of papers he received every night. As deputy field director in the Georgia office of Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign, the Cumberland County, N.J., native's job was to collate daily canvassing reports, crunching data on issues such as who got registered and who was likely to vote. One evening, the 21-year-old Rutgers University junior, who had taken a leave to join the campaign, grabbed another young staff member, Justin Lewis, "who wasn't so good at knocking on doors, but was pretty good at programming," Wasserman recalled recently.
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