November 13, 2013 |
The Temple Owls saw their string of five straight home-opening wins come to an end Monday night as they dropped an 81-77 decision to Kent State at the Liacouras Center. Kent State closed the game by outscoring the Owls (1-1) by 22-10 down the stretch. Kent State (2-0) was led by Derek Jackson and Devareaux Manley with 17 points each. The Owls placed five players in double figures, led by Will Cummings' 17 points. Anthony Lee and Quenton DeCosey both finished with 16 for Temple, which also received 15 points from Dalton Pepper and 11 from Mark Williams.
November 13, 2013 |
TEMPLE'S FIVE seniors from last season's team are playing professionally in China, Japan, Germany, Luxembourg and Ukraine. This team's only senior is Dalton Pepper. The good news is that the young Owls were good enough to earn big leads against Penn on Saturday at the Palestra and Kent State last night at the Liacouras Center. The unsurprising news is they could not hold the lead either time. It worked out in the end against the Quakers, but did not work down the stretch against the Golden Flashes.
September 23, 2013
When: Saturday at 3:30 p.m. Where: Beaver Stadium, State College. Records: Kent State, 1-2. Penn State, 2-1. TV/Radio: Big Ten Network; WNTP-AM (990), WNPV-AM (1440). Coaches: Kent State, Paul Haynes (1st season, 1-2); Penn State, Bill O'Brien (2d season, 10-5). Series: Penn State is 3-0 against Kent State, but the victories in 2003 and 2010 have been vacated because of NCAA sanctions. Weather advisory: The National Weather Service is calling for an 80 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms during the game.
September 23, 2013 |
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - The rain poured down and the pristine green grass of Beaver Stadium became slippery, but that didn't stop Penn State's relentless three-headed running-back crew. With Christian Hackenberg struggling for the first time as a college quarterback, the Nittany Lions relied on Zach Zwinak, Akeel Lynch, and Bill Belton for 278 of their 287 rushing yards and all four touchdowns in a 34-0 victory over Kent State. The Lions defense, burned for 507 total yards in a loss the previous week to Central Florida, righted itself by holding the Golden Flashes (1-3)
September 22, 2013 |
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Penn State's young cornerbacks impressed in their first two games as new starters before coming back to earth last week with a clunk against Central Florida. Sophomores Jordan Lucas and Trevor Williams appeared to be a step slow or leaning the wrong way the majority of the time whenever quarterback Blake Bortles threw the football in their direction to one of several talented receivers. The proof showed on the scoreboard: UCF 34, Penn State 31. But it's a new week for the Lions on Saturday at Beaver Stadium with Kent State (1-2)
September 10, 2013
Michael Jack's Top 10 1. Alabama (1-0). Idle. Tide has been pointing to this one for some time now. Saturday: at Texas A&M. 2. Ohio State (2-0). Beat San Diego State, 42-7. Buckeyes last visited Berkeley in 1972. Saturday: at California. 3. Oregon (2-0). Beat Virginia, 59-10. So what's changed? Saturday: vs. Tennessee. 4. Stanford (1-0). Beat San Jose State, 34-13. Hasn't played at Army since 1976. Saturday: at Army. 5. Texas A&M (2-0).
July 25, 2013 |
SINGLE-GAME tickets for Penn State's home football games will go on sale next week. The Nittany Lions will host five bowl teams from last season, including Kent State (Sept. 21), Michigan (Oct. 12) and Nebraska (Nov. 23), which all finished in the BCS Top 25. The other bowl teams are Central Florida (Sept. 14) and Purdue (Nov. 16). The Nits' home opener is Sept. 7 vs. Eastern Michigan. Their other home game is against Illinois on Nov. 2. Tickets will be available on July 30 beginning at 10 a.m. on GoPSUsports.com/tickets or by calling 1-800-NITTANY.
June 17, 2013 |
Inquirer Player of the Year / Infield Jim Haley, Bonner-Prendergast A slick-fielding shortstop and solid, righthanded contact hitter, Haley spurred the Friars to a 17-6 overall record and, with a 12-0 mark, the Catholic League Blue Division's regular-season championship. From the No. 3 spot in the batting order, the 6-foot-1, 190-pound senior batted .459 with 27 runs, 26 RBIs, 8 doubles, 4 triples, and 2 home runs. He had a .757 slugging percentage and .533 on-base percentage.
May 10, 2013
COLUMNIST Will Bunch is constantly trying to tie (usually violent) historical events to the modern-day political debate. That is fine, but Bunch always uses these events, such as the tragedy at Kent State, to attack those with whom he disagrees politically. Supreme Court Justice Lewis Powell wrote a memorandum that convinced corporate America that the free-enterprise system was being negatively portrayed on America's college campuses. That is all Kent State and the Powell memo have in common; they both involve higher education, to a degree.