November 4, 2013 |
La Salle basketball coach John Giannini said he didn't learn anything he didn't already know about his team during its 87-57 win over Division II Indiana University of Pennsylvania in Saturday's exhibition game at Tom Gola Arena. The Explorers' speedy guards outclassed IUP at both ends of the court, an effort highlighted by an 18-point performance from redshirt senior Taylor Dunn, who hit 5 of 7 three-pointers. But for Giannini, the most valuable aspect of the preseason bout was watching his team excel in its first gamelike experience since losing to Wichita State in last season's Sweet 16. "We thought in our early years, we were really tight in the first game," Giannini, who is entering his 10th season with La Salle, said after the game.
June 11, 2012 |
These are excerpts from a commencement speech given on May 12 at Indiana University of Pennsylvania's journalism department, of which Susan Snyder is a 1985 graduate. Susan Snyder is an Inquirer staff writer and winner of a 2012 Pulitzer Prize The theme of my speech is simple: Anything is possible if you care enough, if you work very hard, and if you persist. I don't come from an affluent family. I was the first person in my family — and, ultimately, the only person — to graduate from college.
May 2, 2010 |
For three weekends in March, Indiana University of Pennsylvania sophomore Julian Sanders lived the good life. Sanders, a guard on the men's basketball team, and the rest of the Crimson Hawks spent their weekends in different states sleeping in hotel rooms, eating out for every meal, and hanging out on buses. "Loved the experience. I felt like a pro," said Sanders, a native of Medford, Burlington County, and a Shawnee graduate. "Sleeping in hotels definitely became normal," he added.
March 27, 2010 |
Thomas Young says he is "upset and happy" he won't be able to see Plymouth Whitemarsh play for the PIAA Class AAAA championship tonight at Penn State. While he'd like to cheer on his alma mater, he'll be busy trying to lead his college team to a championship of its own. Young, a 6-foot-3 senior guard, is the leading scorer for Indiana University of Pennsylvania, which will meet Cal Poly Pomona at 1 p.m., today in Springfield, Mass., for the NCAA Division II national basketball title.
June 1, 2005 |
Jessica McKelvey spent much of her childhood in a small, southern Pennsylvania town where her friends and neighbors were white, where holiday parades down Main Street were led by the high school marching band, and where the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge ran basket bingo nights. "Real country," she said. So inner-city Philadelphia was not high on her list of places to pursue a teaching career until her adviser at Indiana University of Pennsylvania suggested it. Now, the 23-year-old can't imagine teaching any place other than Moffet Elementary, a feisty little school surrounded by worn-down factories and vacant lots in Kensington.
January 11, 2004 |
After only five months in the job, Derek J. Hodgson yesterday announced that he would resign as president of Indiana University of Pennsylvania, effective Friday. He cited personal reasons, without elaborating. The news blindsided faculty on campus. "I was stunned. He's only been here one semester," said Randy Jesick, a journalism professor at IUP. "I've been here 35 years, and this has never happened before. " Hodgson's predecessor, Lawrence Pettit, had been president for 11 years.
November 11, 2001 |
Steve Racioppi threw five of his school-record seven touchdown passes to Scott Lipford and Rowan earned an automatic berth to the NCAA Division III tournament by defeating Montclair State, 53-21, yesterday in Glassboro, N.J. Racioppi and Lipford connected on scoring passes of 57, 33, 19, 23 and 60 yards as the Profs (8-1, 5-1), ranked eighth in Division III, knocked off the previously unbeaten Red Hawks (9-1, 5-1), No. 5 in Div. III, in the showdown for the New Jersey Athletic Conference title.
November 10, 2001 |
Kairi Cooper walks by Tim Singel's old locker before every game. In the locker are cleats, a helmet and shoulder pads. A No. 29 jersey also hangs there in memory of Singel, who played football at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Cooper, a junior linebacker from Central High School, is one of several Philadelphia players on the IUP team, an NCAA Division II football power. And, like many of his teammates, Cooper said he will never forget Singel, who died five days after the team's first game this season.
December 5, 2000 |
North Penn swimming fans will be happy to hear that the transition in team leadership is going more smoothly in Lansdale than it is in Washington. Brian Faikish, who took over as the Knights' head coach at the start of the school year, knows his athletes well and appears to have the tools to continue a winning tradition at the most successful high school swimming program in the state. The 29-year-old Lansdale resident had been an assistant for the last five years to Bill Bartle, who resigned his position in May. Bartle spent six years at the helm and led the Knights to the last four state championships, but the rigorous demands of the sport took their toll on the 40-year-old coach.
March 22, 2000 |
Shatee Cooks still has that Simon Gratz mentality. Cinderellas? Underdogs? Former Gratz players just don't think of themselves that way. No matter who the opposition is, they always have the edge. Which is why Cooks, a 1997 Gratz graduate, feels good about tonight's NCAA Division II Elite Eight men's basketball game between Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Kentucky Wesleyan at Louisville's Commonwealth Convention Center. Sure, Wesleyan (29-2) won the national championship last season and reached the final the year before.