May 1, 2015 |
The St. Joseph's men will play in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament in November. The Hawks will host Niagara on Nov. 15 and Buffalo on Nov. 18 in the first two games. On Nov. 21, St. Joe's will play Florida in Uncasville, Conn., with Purdue taking on Old Dominion in the other Naismith Bracket game. The championship and consolation games will be played the next day. 'Nova in Hawaii. Villanova will be at Pearl Harbor for the 74th anniversary of the Japanese bombing that pulled the United States into World War II. The Wildcats will play Oklahoma on Dec. 7 in a duel of NCAA tournament teams.
October 29, 2014 |
SO, WHAT'S NOT to like about Hawaii? Unless maybe it's five time zones away from your home. Welcome to Keith Kirkwood's world. The wide receiver from Neptune, N.J., opted to accept a scholarship to play for the Rainbow Warriors instead of going to Rutgers as a preferred walk-on. But, after one season in paradise, he wanted to come back. "Everybody always talks about how beautiful it is," Kirkwood said. "But you can get a little tired of it, experiencing the same things every day. Your family is 5,000 miles away and you're stuck on an island with no other people you know beside the family that's your team.
October 23, 2014 |
For some, making the decision to leave Hawaii - especially when you are there on someone else's dime - would be the working definition of paradise lost. That's not the case for Keith Kirkwood. After he opened some eyes at Hawaii last season, the wide receiver looked to be all set to play an important role for the Rainbow Warriors in 2014. The 6-foot-3, 210-pound Kirkwood established himself as a stretch-the-field receiver, catching 12 passes for 250 yards and four touchdowns as a freshman.
July 27, 2014 |
TUMON BAY, Guam - It's a tropical island where the streets have no names and the trees have no birds. The place "where America's day begins" (as they like to say), Guam is a Micronesian dot 1,200 miles east of the Philippines, known mostly to those Americans who served in the Pacific during World War II, or to Vietnam-era military who passed through. A U.S. territory since it was ceded after the Spanish-American War, hot and hilly Guam is small (180,000 population) and manageable (30 miles long and 9 miles wide)
June 30, 2014 |
UMIKOA, Hawaii - We begin on a rutted, red-dirt trail in this tiny hamlet populated by ranch hands and their families, some 3,500 feet up Mauna Kea, the dormant volcano that - measuring 31,100 feet from its oceanic base to the top - is the world's tallest mountain. Guide Richard Lindberg is driving a taxi-yellow Kawasaki Terra-X, an all-terrain vehicle that looks like a golf cart on steroids. He stops at a gatehouse, gets out and signs a clipboard. "This way if we don't come back, they'll come looking for us," he explains.
March 3, 2014 |
Nearly every year that my brother and I can remember, my parents took us on family vacations. These began as simple trips to Pennsylvania attractions only an hour or two away from home, but as my brother and I grew older, our destination list expanded to include places in California, Arizona, and Europe. The trip to Hawaii this winter was our final family vacation together. My brother finished college in December and was searching for his first professional job. I was enjoying the last extended winter break I would have before completing my sixth and final semester of law school.
January 19, 2014 |
DESEAN JACKSON yesterday became the fifth Eagle named to the Pro Bowl this season, after Houston's Andre Johnson decided he'd seen enough of Hawaii, having been selected seven times. This will be the third trip for Jackson in six NFL seasons, his first in 3 years. In his first season in Chip Kelly's offense, Jackson set career highs in catches (82) and yards (1,332). He will join quarterback Nick Foles, running back LeSean McCoy and guard Evan Mathis in Hawaii for the Jan. 26 game.
December 23, 2013 |
My wife Patti was a science teacher at Upper Moreland for 35 years. She has a collection of sands from beaches the world over. Some are from her students' travels, and some are from hers. It's all sand from different exotic places, some in jars, some in plastic bags. On a trip to Hawaii many years ago, Patti got sand from a black beach and sand from a coral beach, both on the Big Island of Hawaii. The one beach that she wanted to get sand from was the green beach, one of only four in the world, on the farthest southern point of the United States, also on the Big Island.
November 4, 2013 |
My husband, David, is a walking travel encyclopedia. For 28 years, he has been game for any vacation except one - Hawaii. His rationale: No beach is worth a 12-hour plane ride. So, when our daughter, Emily, asked us to join her in Honolulu, he professed the value of mother-daughter bonding and bid us adieu. Well dear, you were wrong. Hawaii is visually mesmerizing. It blends learning and leisure perfectly. Each day we proclaimed, "Wow, Dad should really see this!" Stop one was Waikiki, a bustling metropolis with beautiful beaches.
August 5, 2013 |
HONOLULU - I am in the middle of a fearful seethe of fuming autos, their brake lights winking like embers in the onrushing twilight. It's a jam session, and I have made a dreadful tactical error. I have arrived here on a Friday afternoon, and now I am attempting to drive from the airport to my hotel just as the evening rush hour wave is cresting. The driver of a red Toyota, her eyes surrounded by crow's feet of cheerfulness, motions me to merge in front of her onto the freeway. I roll down my window to wave my thanks, and I'm struck by the absence of a sound.