March 21, 2015 |
PITTSBURGH - With all the problems Lafayette had to deal with, stone walls around the inside, that grab bag of Villanova shooters around the perimeter - another one appeared at the scorer's table, making it practically a pile-on. Villanova's eighth player to check in, a guy who played less than all the others in Thursday's first half of their NCAA East Regional opener, was the one who took care of things for good. One moment, Lafayette fans who had filled Section 111 of the Consol Energy Center almost as soon as the doors opened were looking at a best-case scenario, their Leopards practically sticking around.
December 3, 2013 |
Villanova returned Sunday from the Bahamas with the championship trophy from the Battle 4 Atlantis and increased confidence that it will contend in the Big East, and perhaps nationally. Thanks to victories over second-ranked Kansas in the semifinals and No. 23 Iowa in Saturday night's title game, the Wildcats (7-0) could become the conference's highest-ranked team when the latest Associated Press top 25 poll is released on Monday. But while he reveled in watching his players celebrate on the floor at the Atlantis Casino Resort in Paradise Island, Jay Wright provided some perspective.
July 21, 2011 |
Myra Kraft, the wife of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and a hard-working philanthropist dedicated to numerous causes, died yesterday. She was 68. She died after a battle with cancer, the NFL team said in a statement. "We are all heartbroken," the statement said, adding that the philanthropic community has "suffered a great loss. " Myra Hiatt Kraft was an active and powerful force in her family's foundation and served on the boards of varied community and charitable organizations.
November 16, 2012 |
LA SALLE High junior guard Amar Stukes has signed a national letter of intent to play for La Salle University. Stukes, 6-1, averaged 13.4 points as a junior and made first-team All-Catholic League. "I like everything about Amar Stukes as a person and as a player," Explorers coach John Giannini said. "On the court he is a highly intelligent and unselfish playmaker. He is also a long, quick, and committed defender. As a person, he will represent us with great character. "I feel he will be a cornerstone player who we can depend upon and build around in future years.
January 16, 2014 |
Villanova basketball coach Jay Wright has a pleasant problem - finding more minutes for two freshman rotation players, 6-foot-5 guard Josh Hart and 6-6 forward Kris Jenkins. Hart is averaging 9.9 points and 4.7 rebounds in 22.6 minutes a game. Jenkins gave the Wildcats the lead for good with a three-pointer in Saturday's 74-67 win over St. John's. He is averaging 3.9 points and 2.2 rebounds in 11.6 minutes. "I am looking to get them time because they have earned it and deserve it," Wright said.
August 28, 2012 |
VILLANOVA'S basketball program has received its first verbal commitment for the Class of 2013. Kris Jenkins, a 6-5, 250-pound power forward from Gonzaga College High School in Washington, D.C., broke the news Sunday afternoon on a radio show down there. He didn't play much in this summer's AAU circuit after suffering a broken left pinkie finger, after averaging almost 20 points and 18 rebounds last season. He's rated the 63rd-best player in the country by Rivals.com and the 18th best at his position by Scout.com.
November 19, 2014 |
The rules said that 12th-ranked Villanova had to play 40 minutes of basketball Monday night against Maryland-Eastern Shore, even though the Legends Classic first-round game ceased being competitive well before halftime. So Wildcats coach Jay Wright worked on different things on offense and defense and made sure he gave everyone in his regular nine-man rotation plenty of playing time. One of them was 6-foot-6 sophomore forward Kris Jenkins, who played 20 minutes and posted team highs of 15 points and four steals in the Wildcats' 81-44 victory over the Hawks at the Pavilion.
October 1, 2003 |
The Carolina Panthers signed All-Pro defensive tackle Kris Jenkins to a 5-year, $31 million contract extension yesterday, a deal that locks up their starting defensive line through at least 2007. Jenkins received a $9.175 million signing bonus in the deal that keeps him in Carolina through 2009. He is considered one of the cornerstones of Carolina's defense, which ranked second in the NFL last season. Defensive end Julius Peppers, the other cornerstone, is signed through 2008. Defensive end Mike Rucker and defensive tackle Brentson Buckner are both signed through 2007.
January 16, 2004 |
You'd think that tomorrow night in Philadelphia, free of this stuffy Bible Belt city that is their home, some of the grown men - the very grown men - on the Carolina Panthers' defensive line would have something splashy planned. Maybe spend the night before Sunday's NFC championship matchup with the Eagles having dinner at Le Bec Fin. Perhaps a limo run to Atlantic City. Or nightcaps at the Swann Lounge. No, most of the members of the Panthers' front four, generally considered to be the NFL's best, if no longer its wildest, probably will be playing video football, "Madden NFL 2004," on a Center City hotel-room TV. "That's what you need to be a close-knit group," said Brentson Buckner, the defensive tackle who is the group's oldest and loudest member.
October 14, 2004 |
All news seems to be bad news for the Carolina Panthers these days, and yesterday's news was the worst of all. Already besieged by injuries, the Panthers learned that they had lost all-pro defensive tackle Kris Jenkins for the season because of a shoulder injury that had hampered him since their Week 2 victory at Kansas City. The Eagles consider Jenkins the best defensive tackle in the league. Guard Artis Hicks would have been assigned to block Jenkins when the Eagles play the Panthers on Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field, but he will now block Kindal Moorehead, a second-year player out of Alabama.