September 23, 2013 |
When Penn football coach Al Bagnoli gathered his team on Friday to talk about defending the Ivy League crown, he focused on being prepared for the unexpected, things the Quakers can and can't control. And on Saturday at Franklin Field, playing in the driving rain in a game against Lafayette that the Quakers held on to win by 27-21, there was plenty of that. "It's going to be a learning experience, but I think our guys are ready for it," said Bagnoli, in his 22d season at Penn.
September 20, 2013 |
For Penn quarterback Billy Ragone, it never felt so good to be hit. A fifth-year senior, Ragone was lost in the ninth game last season when he suffered a dislocated left ankle. In the first week of September, coach Al Bagnoli made sure that Ragone took some hits in practice. "It was good being hit," Ragone said. "Now that it's out of the way, I am happy and ready to move on. " Penn will open its season Saturday at 6 p.m. by hosting Lafayette (0-2) at Franklin Field. The Quakers are the defending Ivy League champions and have captured three of the last four league titles.
September 18, 2013 |
EASTON, Pa. Lafayette College received one of the largest gifts in its history Monday - $27.9 million to support science, technology, and innovation, including a new interdisciplinary science building. The gift from Kent Rockwell, a member of the board of trustees and a 1966 Lafayette graduate, comes less than three months after the college's first female president, Alison R. Byerly, took the helm. The gift was in the works before Byerly's arrival, a university spokeswoman said. Lafayette, a 2,400-student college, is known for its blend of liberal arts and engineering programs.
August 18, 2013 |
Kwong Kwong Ma, 85, of Lafayette Hill, a noted pianist and teacher, died Monday, Aug. 5, at Chestnut Hill Hospital, of acute respiratory failure. Born in Shanghai, China, Mrs. Ma lived in New York and Ohio. She moved to the Philadelphia suburbs four years ago to be near family and took up residence at the Hill at Whitemarsh, a retirement community. Mrs. Ma came from a family of musicians. Her mother, Zoen Yien Wong, was one of the first Chinese graduates of Boston's New England Conservatory of Music.
April 19, 2013 |
THREE WEEKS AGO, awaiting trial on vehicular-homicide charges, Wade Lohse walked out of a separate trial on gun charges in Lafayette, La., setting off a courtroom drama. Two weeks after that, while still on the run, Lohse made a shaky conspiracy video in a wooded area, "Blair Witch" style, in which he railed against authorities and the justice system. Then, he posted it to YouTube. "They're lying to you," he says in the video, referring to the government. "They've been lying to you all along.
April 6, 2013 |
BET Investments of Horsham has purchased the 216-unit garden-style Lincoln Woods Apartments on Germantown Pike in Lafayette Hill for $25.5 million. The 10-year loan for the purchase of the complex, built in 1991, was arranged through Fannie Mae by Berkadia Commercial Mortgage L.L.C. in Horsham. It represented 80 percent of total acquisition costs plus short-term capital budget. BET has acquired 1,000 apartment units in the region in the last six months.
March 15, 2013 |
LEWISBURG, Pa. - Mike Muscala scored six of his 20 points during a decisive second half Wednesday night to help Bucknell capture its second NCAA tournament berth in three seasons with a 64-56 win over Lafayette in the Patriot League title game. Muscala also had 11 rebounds. Joe Willman added 14 points and eight boards for the Bison. Just like two years ago, top-seeded Bucknell (28-5) beat Lafayette (19-15) on its home floor to advance.
March 15, 2013 |
A 12-POINT LEAD had dwindled to three when anxious Bucknell fans pleaded for center Mike Muscala to get the ball. Just as he has all season, the Bison's big man delivered to help get his team back into the NCAA Tournament. Muscala scored six of his 20 points during a decisive second-half stretch to help Bucknell capture its second NCAA Tournament berth in three seasons with a 64-56 win over visiting Lafayette on Wednesday night in the Patriot League title game. Joe Willman had 14 points and eight boards to form a potent frontcourt duo with Muscala, the conference player of the year for the top-seeded Bison (28-5)
February 14, 2013 |
Connecticut freshman Omar Calhoun scored 15 points, including three three-pointers, in a deciding second-half run that shocked No. 6 Syracuse, 66-58, in Hartford, Conn., Wednesday in the last Big East game between the two national powers. Syracuse (20-4, 8-3) will play next season in the Atlantic Coast Conference while the Huskies will stay in the realigned Big East. Their last game was close until Calhoun started the run with a three-pointer that gave the Huskies (17-6, 7-4) the lead for good at 45-42.
January 18, 2013 |
A former Middlebury (Vt.) College provost and a Glenside native will become Lafayette College's first female president, officials announced Wednesday. Alison R. Byerly, a visiting scholar in literature at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology this year, will take over July 1 at the 2,400-student liberal arts and engineering college in Easton, Pa. She replaces Daniel H. Weiss, who served for eight years and will become president of Haverford College in July. An expert on the use of technology in higher education, Byerly, 51, served for 13 years in leadership positions at Middlebury, most recently as provost and executive vice president, a post she held from 2007 to 2012.