January 19, 2012
Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon said the school and the NHL were discussing bringing the Winter Classic to Michigan Stadium. Brandon said conversations about the annual outdoors showcase game were continuing Wednesday amid reports that the Detroit Red Wings would play the Toronto Maple Leafs on Jan. 1, 2013, at the Big House, which holds 110,000 for football games. The NHL said it had nothing to announce about the 2013 game. The crowd for a Michigan Stadium game would likely be the biggest: Michigan and Michigan State attracted a Guinness World Record 104,173 people for a hockey game on Dec. 11, 2010.
November 9, 2012
The Temple football team will play Fordham on Sept., 14, 2013 at Lincoln Financial Field, according to multiple sources. It is unlikely that the Owls will have a home-and-home series with the Football Championship Subdivision program. Temple's current announced nonleague games for next season are at Notre Dame (Aug. 31), at Idaho (Sept. 28), and against Army (Oct. 19) at the Linc. - Keith Pompey
October 3, 2012 |
And now for something completely unexpected! ABC has announced that Seth MacFarlane will host the 85th annual Academy Awards telecast on Feb. 24. Sure: Put the famously crude animator and funnyman in charge of a three-hour-plus live show, in a room full of the celebs he's known for skewering. What could possibly go wrong? Says Seth, "My thoughts upon hearing the news were, one, I will do my utmost to live up to the high standards set forth by my predecessors; and two, I hope they don't find out I hosted the Charlie Sheen roast.
December 7, 2012
The ShopRite LPGA Classic announced Thursday that the 2013 tournament is scheduled for May 27-June 2 on the Bay Course at Stockton Seaview Hotel & Golf Club in Galloway, N.J. Top women from the Ladies Professional Golf Association will compete for a $1.5 million purse in the 54-hole, LPGA-sanctioned official event. It is scheduled to be televised on the Golf Channel. For more tournament news and information, go to www.ShopRiteLPGAclassic.com .
March 12, 2012 |
Philadelphia will be an NIT kind of town on Wednesday, with St. Joseph's, Drexel, and La Salle all hosting National Invitation Tournament games that night in the consolation tournament. Drexel (27-6) hosts Central Florida (22-10) at the Daskalakis Center at 7:15 p.m., and St. Joe's (20-13) hosts Northern Iowa (19-13) at Hagan Arena at the same time, with both games being streamed on ESPN3. La Salle (21-12) hosts Minnesota (19-14) at Tom Gola Arena at 7 p.m., to be shown on ESPN2. In the College Basketball Invitational, Penn (19-12)
January 15, 2013
Rex Trailer, 84, the native Texan beloved by a generation of New England children for the cowboy skills he demonstrated on the Boston-based television show Boomtown , died Wednesday at his family's home in Florida, said his friend and manager Michael Bavaro. He recently had fallen ill with pneumonia. Mr. Trailer hosted Western-themed TV shows in Philadelphia for five years before landing in Boston in 1955. Boomtown ran on Boston television from 1956 until 1974. Mr. Trailer was the host, singing, playing guitar, and showing off the horse-riding, roping, and other cowboy skills he learned as a boy on his grandfather's Texas ranch.
June 28, 2013 |
DAKAR, Senegal - Laying bare a clash of cultures, President Obama on Thursday urged African leaders to extend equal rights to gays and lesbians but was bluntly rebuked by Senegal's president, who said his country "still isn't ready" to decriminalize homosexuality. Obama opened his weeklong trip to Africa one day after the U.S. Supreme Court expanded federal benefits for married gay couples. In his first in-person comments on the ruling, Obama said the court's decision marked a "proud day for America.
July 18, 2012
Aston Villa at Union What: Aston Villa vs. Union in an international friendly. When: Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. Where: PPL Park, Chester TV: None Outlook: English striker Darren Bent and U.S. internationals Brad Guzan and Eric Lichaj highlight Aston Villa's roster for the English Premier League team's three-match American tour. . . . Based in Birmingham, Aston Villa is owned by Randy Lerner, who also owns the NFL's Cleveland Browns. - Inquirer staff
May 18, 2011 |
All signs are pointing toward the Union's playing host to international soccer power Real Madrid this summer. A formal announcement could come later this week, but a soccer source indicated that the two are expected to meet July 23 at Lincoln Financial Field. The two sides were reportedly tying up some final details. Union officials were unavailable for comment. If the game happens, it would be the second consecutive year that the Union hosted an international soccer power.
November 20, 2012 |
Rolling Green Golf Club had been waiting for its turn in the national spotlight after restoration work brought back many of the characteristics of the William S. Flynn design when the course opened in 1926. It has to wait no longer. The U.S. Golf Association announced Monday that the course in Springfield, Delaware County, will host the 2016 U.S. Women's Amateur Championship. Rolling Green hosted its only other USGA championship in 1976, when JoAnne Carner defeated Sandra Palmer in an 18-hole playoff to win the U.S. Women's Open.