February 27, 2015
AT HALFTIME last night, Temple had 29 points and trailed by five to Houston. A modest point total, for sure, and certainly not an intimidating deficit, particularly at home, and particularly to a team that had blown halftime leads in its previous three games. But the Owls had flames in their own rearview mirror, an ugly 55-39 loss to Tulsa on Sunday, a defeat that underlined how and why a 20-victory team that has positioned itself for a bye in the upcoming American Athletic Conference Tournament could still be sweating a bid to the NCAA Tournament this late in the season.
February 27, 2015 |
ON WEDNESDAY, Fran Dunphy said his Temple team could lose to anybody. For a while last night at the Liacouras Center, the Owls tried to prove him right. Coming off back-to-back road losses at SMU and Tulsa, the top two teams in the American Athetlic Conference, Temple hosted a Houston team that had won twice since December. And only once in the AAC. That was by two points. Neither was on the road. Yet for the fourth straight game, and seventh time in eight, the Cougars led at the half.
February 16, 2015 |
Five players scored in double figures to help the Temple women top Houston, 72-60, on Saturday at the Liacouras Center. Alliya Butts paced the Owls (12-14, 8-5 American Athletic Conference) with 22 points. The freshman added a career-high six assists and pulled down three rebounds against the Cougars (6-19, 1-13). Penn 83, Brown 72 - Hot shooting during a blizzard in Providence, R.I., gave the Quakers a fifth win in their last six Ivy League games. Penn improved to 14-7 overall and 5-2 at the midway point of the Ivy schedule.
February 12, 2015 |
The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating why the nose-gear wheels on a US Airways flight from Philadelphia to Houston failed to deploy as the crew prepared to land Monday night. The reason appears to be mechanical failure. The Embraer 190 aircraft, with 52 passengers and four crew members on board, circled the traffic-control tower at George Bush Intercontinental Airport several times to let controllers take a look. The pilots then decided to make an emergency landing.
December 15, 2014
What: Football Championship Subdivision quarterfinal When: Saturday at 1 p.m. Where: Villanova Stadium. Records: Sam Houston State, 10-4; Villanova, 11-2. TV/Radio: ESPN 3/610 AM. How they got here: Sam Houston State beat visiting Southeastern Louisiana, 21-17, and defeated host Jacksonville State, 37-26. After a first-round bye, Villanova beat visiting Liberty, 29-22. Coaches: Sam Houston State, K.C. Keeler (1st season, 10-4; 184-77-1 overall); Villanova, Andy Talley (30th season, 215-127-1; 243-145-2 overall)
December 15, 2014 |
The guy playing quarterback for Villanova on Saturday afternoon wore a black ski mask under his helmet. And as he scrambled into the end zone to briefly give the Wildcats a late lead, you had to look up the sideline to confirm it actually was backup Chris Polony out there and not John Robertson in disguise. Robertson stood off to the side in street clothes, with a headset on. Villanova's star quarterback, and the favorite for the Walter Payton Award, was scratched before the game with a concussion.
December 12, 2014 |
VILLANOVA trailed by 10 in the third quarter of its opener at Syracuse. The Wildcats would lose in double overtime, but not before they drove 59 yards in 13 plays at the end of regulation, only to miss a 25-yard field goal from straightaway. Two games later, they trailed by 10 at home against James Madison, which has made the playoffs. They won by 18. In mid-October, they had to go 69 yards in seven plays to score a winning touchdown with 52 seconds left at William & Mary, which was ranked at the time.
December 5, 2014 |
MARY EUGENIA Houston was all about taking care of others. Whether it was her own family, her church family, or the students she helped as a speech therapist, Mary was all about service. And she had a number of talents to help her do her work. The wife of a preacher, she became a preacher herself, duly licensed by her denomination. As a speech pathologist, she worked with students in both the Philadelphia and Chester-Upland school districts. She held leadership positions in numerous service organizations, winning many honors, but she always had time for her family, insisting they have dinner together every night, and seeing to it that her children's schools got everything they needed.
November 19, 2014 |
The buzzer rang Monday on Comcast Corp.'s costly bid to televise Astros baseball and Rockets basketball games in the Houston area. A partnership of DirecTV and AT&T Inc. took possession of CSN Houston's studios near the Toyota Center and laid off 75 of the 141 employees of the bankrupt, Comcast-controlled regional sports network. The legal and financial tussle over the Rockets and Astros games has been watched nationally as evidence of a limit to how much regional sports networks can charge pay-TV distributors.
November 4, 2014 |
HOUSTON - Texans fans were wearing red T-shirts that the team handed out on the way into NRG Stadium, Eagles fans were wearing green, but fans and the players on both teams all agreed on one thing yesterday. Watching Eagles middle linebacker DeMeco Ryans leave on a cart, after suffering what a source said was a season-ending tear of his right Achilles' tendon, was heartrending. "Our thoughts and prayers are with DeMeco right now," said Texans center Chris Myers, who played with Ryans for four of Ryans' six seasons in Houston.