February 8, 2015 |
Thanks to his older brother, Mike McLaren may never grow a mustache. Much to his babysitter's dismay in the early 2000s, the youngest of three future La Salle wrestlers tussled over a plastic sword with his middle brother, Matt. The dispute ended with an emergency room trip and six stitches to Mike's upper lip. The oldest brother Andrew McLaren, an 18-year-old senior, remembers the incident as vividly as he remembers the family's unfinished basement with a mat, where the boys spent hours wrestling each other under their parent's supervision.
February 1, 2015 |
As if the top of the Catholic League wasn't crowded enough already, Archbishop Wood squeezed its way into the conversation on Friday night. Luke Connaghan scored 20 points and Tyree Pickron paired 12 points with 11 rebounds to help the visiting Vikings knock off La Salle, 71-61. La Salle is ranked No. 4 in Southeastern Pennsylvania by The Inquirer. Cody Fitzpatrick added 14 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists for Wood. Shawn Witherspoon scored 17 points to lead La Salle.
January 10, 2015 |
La Salle quarterback Kyle Shurmur was selected as the Robert W. Maxwell Memorial Football Club's high school player of the year for Pennsylvania. The 6-foot-4, 215-pound senior received the award Thursday night at a banquet at Drexelbrook Caterers in Drexel Hill. It is given annually to a player who excels in both athletics and academics, and serves his school and community. Shurmur, who will continue his career at Vanderbilt, threw for 2,523 yards and 28 touchdowns this past season while helping the Explorers go 8-3 and advance to the Catholic League Class AAAA final.
November 27, 2014 |
Sophomore Micahya Owens (Willingboro) tied a career high with 23 points to lead La Salle (2-2) past Manhattan, 61-48, at Tom Gola Arena on Tuesday. Ebony Wells added her second straight double-figure game, finishing with 11 points on 5-for-10 shooting. Defense was the name of the game, as the Explorers held the Jaspers (1-3) to just 29.6 percent shooting from the field. Drexel 76, St. Joseph's 63 - The 3-1 Dragons led nearly the entire way at the Daskalakis Athletic Center.
October 12, 2014 |
Brother Nicholas Sullivan, 86, of Lincroft, N.J., a researcher, explorer, and former professor at La Salle University, died of kidney failure Saturday, Oct. 4, at De La Salle Hall, a nursing facility in Lincroft. Brother Nicholas traveled around the world to study cave formations, and participated in a study that examined the environmental impact of the Alaska pipeline. When Brother Nicholas taught La Salle students about the geology of Alaska, his lab was the 49th state. He and his students traveled from their Olney campus to the Last Frontier during six summers starting in the 1960s.
March 22, 2014 |
University fund-raising campaigns often last years and start with a quiet phase. La Salle University's effort was to last a mere 24 hours and began with a rush. By 2 p.m. Thursday, 14 hours into its first-ever fund-raising blitz, the university had reached its goal and then some. "Donations are coming in so fast, it's tough to keep up," the university tweeted. "Last count, we've raised $38,818 from 373 donors!" The university's one-day drive, called "Lasallian Day of Giving: Spring La Salle Forward," had a goal of getting 320 people to contribute.
March 1, 2014 |
An administrator who had been poised to become La Salle University's next president has withdrawn his candidacy after talks with the school's board of trustees broke down. Gregory Dell'Omo, president of Robert Morris University, near Pittsburgh, was to take the top job at La Salle. But that changed Thursday afternoon, according to a Robert Morris statement. "I wish La Salle University the very best as their search continues," Dell'Omo said in a news release. "It was gratifying to know that the progress that's been made here at RMU caught the attention of this institution and led them to invite me into their recruitment process.
June 9, 2013 |
HERSHEY, Pa. - The bus carrying the La Salle lacrosse team slipped out of Philadelphia quietly Saturday morning. The Bad News Bears rolled across the screens, but most of the Explorers buried their heads in earphones. They left Hersheypark Stadium on a quiet bus a year ago, and it was on a quiet one they returned to avenge that defeat. La Salle dominated Conestoga, 13-4, to capture the PIAA state championship for the first time since 2009. In halting the Pioneers' three-year run as state champs, the Explorers also ended a two-game losing streak against Conestoga in the final.
March 25, 2013 |
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Maybe it's fitting that a team with a flare for the dramatic is headed for Hollywood. La Salle continued its magical NCAA run by earning a berth in the Sweet 16 with Sunday's 76-74 win over Mississippi in a third-round game at the Sprint Center. Next the 13th-seeded Explorers will face No. 9 Wichita State in Thursday's Sweet 16 game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Tyrone Garland's driving layup with three second left over 6-foot-9 Reginald Bucker broke the 74-74 tie. Ole Miss then missed a desperation shot at the buzzer.
March 22, 2013 |
DAYTON, Ohio - Over the last 21 years, La Salle's men's basketball program has been blessed with talent. They've had Kareem Townes, Donnie Carr and Steven Smith. Rodney Green was a terrific point guard and Rasual Butler played 10 years in the NBA. But the one thing these guys all have in common, besides being among the school's all-time leading scorers, is that they never played in an NCAA Tournament game. Ramon Galloway is the latest great player to pull on the blue and gold.