December 4, 2002 |
Drexel dominated Lafayette last night to grab a 65-47 nonconference victory at the Kirby Sports Center in Easton, Pa. The Dragons (3-1) led by as many as 28 points with 8 minutes, 8 seconds to play in the game. It was the third consecutive victory for second-year coach Bruiser Flint's squad after a season-opening 64-41 loss at Villanova. After a 2-2 tie, Drexel was in control the rest of the night. At the half, the Dragons led by 33-17 after holding the Leopards to just six field goals.
March 14, 1995 |
Lafayette's basketball program, whose team finished 2-25 this season, hopes to steal a little magic from the NCAA-tournament-bound Penn Quakers. The Leopards yesterday named Penn assistant Fran O'Hanlon as their new head coach. O'Hanlon was in demand. He interviewed last week for the coaching job at Florida International, and was a finalist there. He said yesterday that Lafayette, which is in Easton, Pa., and is a member of the Patriot League, seemed like the better choice. O'Hanlon was Penn coach Fran Dunphy's top assistant during Dunphy's six- year run with the Quakers.
January 12, 1989 |
It might not have the foreboding reputation of the Carrier Dome. It doesn't have one of those catchy, intimidating, Sam Peckinpah nicknames like "The Pit," either. What could sound more serene, more hospitable, more downright academic than a basketball arena known as the Allan P. Kirby Field House? But inside this Allan P. Kirby Field House, danger lurks for innocent visitors such as the University of Pennsylvania, which entered this haunted house last night and emerged two hours later with a tough, 61-57 loss to Lafayette.
November 22, 2008 |
After three free-wheeling games in its season-opening trip to Charleston, S.C., Temple got a taste of classic East Coast basketball in last night's visit to Lafayette. Half-court sets, an extra bump here and there, and some smart cuts to the basket by the home team. It took the Owls awhile to adjust to the tempo, not to mention the environs of the smallish Kirby Sports Center, but they eventually found their rhythm and dominated the second half in a 71-55 victory over the Leopards.
January 17, 2006 |
After enjoying a pair of blowout victories in Ivy League play, the Penn basketball team returned to the Palestra floor last night for a nonleague game against Lafayette. The Quakers had their way once again. They came out with a defensive intensity that made things tough on the Leopards, improving their record to 9-5 with a 105-73 victory before a crowd of 3,065. Junior guard Ibby Jaaber finished with 21 points to lead five Quakers in double figures. Lafayette guard Andrew Brown topped Lafayette with 16 points, and guard Bilal Abdullah (12)
September 15, 2012 |
Penn football coach Al Bagnoli said that Lafayette will have an advantage in the Quakers' opener simply because the Leopards have a head start, having played last week. For a dissenting opinion, talk to Lafayette coach Frank Tavani, whose team hosts the Quakers in Saturday's 6 p.m. matchup at Fisher Stadium in Easton. Tavani was in the same situation as Penn last week, opening against a William and Mary team that had played a game. Not only did William and Mary have game experience, the Tribe scared the living daylights out of Maryland before losing, 7-6. (That was a Maryland team that beat Temple last week.)
September 19, 2010 |
Penn's season began with simple displays of remembrance. The Quakers then needed vast physical and emotional reserves - and three interceptions by a senior cornerback - to turn Saturday night's opener at Franklin Field into a keepsake. Despite dominating the stat sheet, the Quakers trailed for most of the night before rallying for a 19-14 thriller. The Quakers finally scored a go-ahead touchdown with just less than 61/2 minutes left, finishing a punishing, 75-yard, 14-play drive that featured 13 runs and took 7 minutes, 27 seconds.
February 1, 2009 |
In the middle of last month, Towson and new head football coach Rob Ambrose withdrew a scholarship offer to Tom Ryan, leaving the Father Judge wide receiver in scramble mode when it came to finding a college. But Ambrose reconsidered that decision, and last week, in a meeting with Ryan at school, again offered the scholarship to the 6-foot-3, 190-pound senior. After talking it over with his parents, Ryan decided to recommit to the Tigers. "I like the school a lot," said Ryan, an Inquirer first-team all-Southeastern Pennsylvania selection last season.
November 8, 1987 |
Penn discovered yesterday that football can be fun, especially when the defensive line does a very convincing impression of the Chicago Bears. The Quakers made eight sacks as they won for the first time in four games, beating Lafayette, 23-14, before 5,200 fans at Fisher Field. They also returned a punt for a touchdown - their first such TD since 1985. They laughed. They high-fived. "We had 55 kids who came up here and put the disappointments we've had behind them," coach Ed Zubrow said.
December 21, 1995 |
Fran O'Hanlon knew he faced a huge rebuilding task at Lafayette. But losing to Swarthmore wasn't expected. On Dec. 6, just five games into his first season as Lafayette's basketball coach, the Leopards were upset by Division III Swarthmore, 70-69, in Easton. Instead of throwing clipboards, O'Hanlon, a former Villanova guard and Penn assistant, took the loss in stride. "They played well and we didn't," O'Hanlon, 47, said this week from his Easton office. "I know in the rebuilding process you're going to take some lumps.