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September 17, 2011
When: Saturday at 6 p.m., Franklin Field   (ESPN3.com, WNTP-AM 990). Records: Lafayette, 0-2; Penn, first game . Series: The Quakers lead, 62-21-4, having won last season's game, 19-14, at Franklin Field. Coaches: Penn, Al Bagnoli (20th season, 131-57); Lafayette, Frank Tavani (12th season, 62-62). THREE THINGS TO WATCH Leopards opponents have averaged more than 200 yards passing and 125 yards rushing, which could mean big games for Penn quaterback Billy Ragone and tailback Brandon Colavita . With the graduation Andrew Samson , the Quakers hand over their place-kicking duties to freshman Connor Loftus , a highly recruited kicker out of southern Calfornia.
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September 15, 2012
When: Saturday, 6 p.m. Where: Fisher Stadium, Bethlehem, Pa. Records: Penn (0-0), Lafayette (1-0) TV/Radio: Pennathletics.com/WFIL-AM (560) Coaches: Penn, Al Bagnoli (21st season at Penn, 222-81 overall, 136-62 at Penn); Lafayette, Frank Tavani (13th season, 67-69) Series: Penn leads, 62-22-4, but Lafayette won last year, 37-12. THREE THINGS TO WATCH Will Lafayette have a letdown after a 17-14 win at William and Mary, a week after the Tribe barely lost to Maryland, 7-6?
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April 18, 2012
Germantown Academy's Nick Lindner, a 5-foot-10 junior guard, has committed to play basketball at Lafayette. In 30 games last season, Lindner averaged 17.8 points and helped lead the Patriots to a 20-10 overall record and a 6-4 mark in the Inter-Academic League. He was a first-team all-Inter-Ac selection. - Rick O'Brien
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January 29, 2001 | By Todd Zolecki, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Lafayette felt familiar to Roman Catholic senior Joe McCourt. It felt as if he had been there before. McCourt, The Inquirer's city football player of the year last season, made an oral commitment to Lafayette on Thursday. He said he was impressed with the coaching staff during the recruiting process and the campus during his official visit. But he also liked that Lafayette was not too big - just like Roman. And he liked that Lafayette was in a rebuilding process - just like Roman when he arrived four years ago. "It just reminded me of Roman," McCourt said.
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April 20, 1999 | by Ted Silary, Daily News Sports Writer
Greg McCleary had just finished an OK, but nothing special junior basketball season at West Catholic High when coach Bill Ludlow sat him down for an evaluation. "Coach Ludlow said he thought I could become a Patriot League or Ivy League player," McCleary said. "Was I surprised? Well, what I thought was that coach Ludlow knows basketball pretty well, so it must be possible. " It was. McCleary, a 6-5 forward for the Burrs' Catholic League runners-up, announced last night that he had made an oral commitment to Lafayette, the Patriot champ and NCAA Tournament participant, that is coached by former Penn assistant Fran O'Hanlon.
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May 24, 1987 | By Henri Sault, Inquirer Coins Writer
The French Mint has struck a series of commemorative coins honoring Gilbert, Marquis de Lafayette. The 100-franc coin is the sixth in a series commemorating people and events that shaped French history. The coin, cast in platinum, gold, silver and palladium, will be issued in proof and uncirculated condition. The silver coin also will be struck in piedfort (double weight) in both proof and uncirculated condition. This coin is noteworthy in the series because the portrait on the obverse has been struck from 200-year-old dies preserved by the French Mint after it issued a medal in 1789 marking Lafayette's appointment as commander of the French National Guard.
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January 29, 1991 | By Scott Waynebern, Special to the Daily News
Going into last night's game with Penn, Lafayette's basketball team had lost seven of its last eight games, and had its coach wondering if the Leopards were ever going to win again. But Lafayette looked like a worldbeater in its 83-72 win over the Quakers, a game that was not as close as the final score indicates. Lafayette (5-13) led by 24 points with just over three minutes to play. The Quakers cut the final margin to just 11 in the remaining garbage time. "We were down to our last thread," Lafayette senior point guard Bruce Stankavage said.
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July 27, 2011
OF LA SALLE'S 15 non-conference opponents, eight won at least 18 games last season. The Explorers' season opens with Patriot League finalist Lafayette Nov. 11 at the Gola Arena. The Explorers will be at Villanova Nov. 15 and Pittsburgh a week later. They host NCAA participants Bucknell (Dec. 3) and Boston University (Dec. 29). Two other postseason qualifiers, James Madison (Nov. 19) and Rider (Nov. 26), also come to Philadelphia. The Rider game will be played at the Palestra as part of the Hoop Group Classic.
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April 25, 2012 | The Inquirer Staff
Lafayette midfielder Ana White (Strath Haven) was named first team all-Patriot League in women's lacrosse. The Patriot League rookie of the year in 2011, White was named the league's player of the week five times this season when she set a league record with 113 draw controls. White scored 36 goals. Navy's Kathy Young (Villa Maria Academy) also was named first team all-Patriot League at midfield. Melissa Scanzano (Haverford) scored five goals as Cabrini (8-8)
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March 21, 2015 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Columnist
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.
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March 21, 2015 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
PITTSBURGH - Jay Wright says he had good reason for concern going into top-seeded Villanova's matchup against No. 16 Lafayette in its opening game of the NCAA East Regional, even if a 16th seed never had defeated a No. 1 since the tournament went to 64 teams in 1985. Still, no matter how much apprehension he felt, Wright saw his Wildcats come out Thursday night and play as well as he hoped they would. They raced out to a 21-point lead in the first 14 minutes and rolled to a 93-52 victory over the Leopards at the Consol Energy Center.
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March 21, 2015 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
PITTSBURGH - After his postgame news conference had ended Thursday night, Fran O'Hanlon slipped through a black curtain behind a dais and found himself face to face with two Villanova players - Darrun Hilliard and Daniel Ochefu - and Jay Wright. The three were sitting in a row, and one by one, O'Hanlon shook hands with each of them, finally giving Wright a firm grip and finishing with a nine-word admonishment. "You guys," he said, "had better get to the Final Four. " The day before, O'Hanlon had joked that he would enjoy every minute of this experience - his coaching Lafayette to its first NCAA tournament in 15 years, his coaching against his alma mater - until Thursday's game began.
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March 20, 2015
Line: Villanova by 22½. Hot Josh Hart was the best player on the court for Villanova in the Wildcats' three-game sweep to the Big East tournament championship. The 6-foot-5 sophomore sixth man shot 21 of 29 (72.4 percent) from the field and averaged 17.7 points while knocking down nine three-point baskets in 14 attempts (64.3 percent). Lafayette point guard Nick Lindner, a sophomore from Germantown Academy, averaged 23.7 points and deposited 61.5 percent of his field-goal attempts and 60 percent from three (9 of 15)
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March 20, 2015 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
PITTSBURGH - The way Fran O'Hanlon sees it, there's only one downside to coaching against his alma mater. "Most of it's been great," said the one-time Villanova guard, whose Lafayette (22-10) team will play the top-seeded Wildcats (32-2) in an NCAA Tournament East Regional opener tonight at the Consol Energy Center. "We got a lot of pub in Philly, I've been in touch with a lot of friends. Now we've got to go play the game. That's the only thing that's bad about it. " If nothing else, he's realistic.
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March 20, 2015 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
PITTSBURGH - Villanova coach Jay Wright had spent part of his pre-NCAA tournament news conference expressing concern about how to defend Lafayette and its three-point attack, one that carried the Leopards to the Patriot League championship. When informed Wednesday of Wright's apprehension, Lafayette coach and Villanova graduate Fran O'Hanlon quipped, "Was Jay really scared?" When the Wildcats, the No. 1 seed in the NCAA East Regional, take on the 16th-seeded Leopards on Thursday night at the Consol Energy Center, a key will be which defense can stop the three-point shooting of its opponent more effectively.
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March 20, 2015 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
PITTSBURGH - It is 30 miles, give or take a shortcut or two, from Nick Lindner's house in Doylestown to the Kirby Sports Center on Lafayette College's campus in Easton. It is 20 miles from his house to Germantown Academy's campus in Fort Washington. Lindner could tie a blindfold over his eyes, settle behind the wheel of his car, and drive those routes safely. He'd know just when he was winding up Route 611 North, hugging the Delaware River's banks, on his way to Easton, and he'd know just when he had to turn left on Tennis Avenue in Ambler so he didn't blow past his high school to the west.
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March 18, 2015 | BY DICK JERARDI, Daily News Staff Writer jerardd@phillynews.com
WHEN JAY WRIGHT called to tell him that the Villanova players would be wearing "JK" patches on their uniforms and dedicating the season to Jack Kraft, Fran O'Hanlon thought: "That's as classy a move as you can make, really cool. " Every summer, Wright brings a lot of the former players back to campus. Few are more beloved than O'Hanlon, Villanova class of 1970 who, on Feb. 24 of that year, dealt 16 assists against Toledo in a 107-82 win. His coach that day and every day at Villanova was Kraft, who died last year.
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March 18, 2015 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Columnist
EASTON, Pa. - It was lunchtime at St. Thomas More High School in West Philadelphia, winter of 1966, when Fran O'Hanlon was summoned to the athletic director's office. "I walk in there, I can hardly see," said O'Hanlon, now finishing his second decade as the men's basketball coach at Lafayette. In that office, Temple's legendary head coach, Harry Litwack, sat smoking his cigar. Litwack took a drag and let it out. O'Hanlon was 17 years old. He was thinking, when is this guy going to talk?
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