June 6, 2016 |
One of the big concerns about Ben Simmons, the 6-foot-10 wunderkind from Louisiana State whom the 76ers are likely to select with the No. 1 pick in this year's NBA draft, is that his team didn't achieve all that much in his only season there. Though Simmons averaged more than 19 points, nearly 12 rebounds, and nearly five assists a game, LSU went just 19-14 and didn't qualify for the NCAA tournament. To put that incongruity in perspective, since the NBA instituted the draft lottery in 1985, only once has the top pick been a college player whose team did not play in the tournament that season: Pacific's Michael Olowokandi in 1998.
April 12, 2016 |
IOWA CITY, Iowa - This is how scary a wrestler three-time world champion Jordan Burroughs has become: The two highest-ranked competitors in his weight class, 163 pounds, jumped up one class at the U.S. Olympic team trials to avoid him. Last year's world medal earned Burroughs, of Sicklerville and Winslow Township High in Camden County, an automatic berth in Sunday night's best-of-three trials championship series at the University of Iowa. That advantage helped Burroughs, the defending Olympic champion, rout Andrew Howe in a rematch of 2012 trials finalists, 9-3 and 10-0.
March 11, 2016 |
BIOLOGICALLY, Ryan Ciolli was John Moffat's nephew. But after Ciolli's father left him at the age of 3, John raised him as if he was his son. Because of John's support, Ryan legally changed his name to Ryan Moffat in June 2011, when he married. "I wanted my kids to know who he was," Ciolli, now 34, said. "And to be able to identify with the last name of him rather than my father, who they'll never meet and never had any real role in raising me. " John Moffat, 63, a lifelong resident of Andorra, died March 6 of cancer.
February 5, 2016 |
Trevon Bluiett had his fifth double-double of the season, and No. 6 Xavier overcame poor shooting and beat St. John's, 90-83, in Cincinati on Wednesday night, the Red Storm's 13th straight loss. Bluiett had 15 points and 13 rebounds as Xavier (20-2, 8-2 Big East) got its 20th win faster than any team in school history. St. John's (7-16, 0-10) hasn't won since Dec. 13. Iowa 73, Penn State 49 - Jarrod Uthoff scored 14 points and Adam Woodbury had a career-high 15 rebounds to help the No. 5 Hawkeyes roll past the Nittany Lions in Iowa City.
February 2, 2016 |
IOWA CITY, Iowa - Though it seemed to begin the moment President Obama finished taking the oath at his second inaugural, the 2016 presidential election finally gets underway Monday when the first real votes are cast in the Iowa caucuses. Democratic and Republican candidates on Sunday raced across the state, from the Mississippi to the Missouri, exhorting their supporters to turn out for the caucuses while also framing expectations to put them in the best possible light no matter what happens in the voting.
April 6, 2015 |
Daniel Maschi is ready to Stand With Rand. "Rand Paul is independent, the only Republican speaking against the establishment about ideas that will actually grow the party," said Maschi, 21, of Perkasie, a senior majoring in political science at West Chester University. After graduation, he plans to help elect the Kentucky senator president. As Paul prepares to formally enter the 2016 race Tuesday, he is counting on young conservatives and libertarians like Maschi for energy, votes, and volunteer work.
March 6, 2015 |
Antonia Wallace Hamilton, 74, a Philadelphia native who worked in institutional development after returning here from Iowa in 1991, died Saturday, Feb. 28, at her Center City home. Her family and the Philadelphia Medical Examiner's Office confirmed that Mrs. Hamilton's death was a suicide. The cause was drug intoxication, said Jeff Moran, spokesman for the city's Department of Public Health. There will be no further investigation by the medical examiner, Moran said. In a statement Wednesday, Mrs. Hamilton's family said she had had Alzheimer's disease for 41/2 years.
February 22, 2015 |
Edward J. Dybicz, 91, of Swedesburg, a newspaper reporter, an Upper Merion historian, and a civic volunteer, died Tuesday, Feb. 17, of pancreatic cancer at Mercy Suburban Hospital. Mr. Dybicz, a bachelor, lived alone in Swedesburg for many years. He was careful to write his own obituary. Born in Swedesburg, he graduated in 1941 from Upper Merion High School, where he was class orator and editor of the school newspaper. He took a year of courses in foreign and language studies at the University of Iowa, Iowa City.
April 3, 2014 |
IF YOU'VE given up on the Sixers yet still want to root for NBA team, you could do a lot worse than the Los Angeles Clippers. Not because of their lofty record, or the fact that they've already clinched a playoff spot. But because of what they did for Fran McCaffery's son on Monday. McCaffery, of course, is a former Penn player who is now the head coach at Iowa. Two weeks ago, his 14-year-old son Patrick had surgery to remove a malignant tumor on his thyroid. Patrick is a big fan of Clippers star Chris Paul.
April 3, 2014 |
Jack Sherry, 81, of Drexel Hill, a two-sport star at Penn State and the captain of the Nittany Lions' only basketball team to reach the NCAA Final Four, died Monday night in Lankenau Hospital. Born in West Philadelphia, the oldest of six children, Mr. Sherry, a 1950 graduate of West Catholic, attended Penn State on a football scholarship. Playing offensive end and defensive back, he set a team record in 1952 with eight interceptions, a mark that stood until 1969. As a senior in 1954, he led the Nittany Lions in receiving yards and tied for the lead in receptions.