September 19, 2016 |
In its NCAA all-divisions-record 1,363 games, it seems unlikely that Penn ever threw what should have been three touchdown passes on its first possession. Only one of them counted in game No. 1,364 after two were dropped, but it definitely hinted at the points that would pile up in the opener for the Quakers against Lehigh on Saturday at Franklin Field. The teams had 10 first-half possessions. Eight went for touchdowns. One ended in a missed field goal, the other in an interception. There were 593 yards of offense, 33 first downs, 76 plays, and no punts.
September 18, 2016 |
Lehigh at Penn Saturday, 5 p.m., at Franklin Field TV: None. Radio: WNTP (990-AM). Live stream: Ivy League Digital Network Records: Lehigh 0-2, Penn 0-0 History: Penn leads, 44-14. Lehigh, which has won 12 of the last 16 meetings, won last year at home, 42-21. It last played here in 2002. About Lehigh: Mountain Hawks lost at Villanova, 26-21, after leading 14-6 at halftime. . . . Coach Andy Coen was once an assistant on same Penn staff as Quakers coach Ray Priore.
September 16, 2016 |
PENN, the defending Ivy League co-champion, will finally begin its season Saturday afternoon at home against Lehigh. A year ago, the Quakers started 1-3 for first-year coach Ray Priore, their longtime assistant. They wouldn't lose again, which means what will mostly be remembered is beating Harvard and the title. But they did drop their first game, 41-20, at Lehigh. And that's hard for them to forget. "They tattooed us pretty good," said Priore, whose team has been picked to finish second, just behind Harvard, in the preseason media poll.
September 12, 2016 |
Any journey that starts with playoff aspirations probably shouldn't begin with back-to-back losses. Yet for Villanova, it nearly did. Under Andy Talley, who's in his 32nd and final season, the Wildcats were 26-5 in home openers. One of those blemishes came in 2006 to Lehigh. The only one since then happened five years ago. Saturday night on the Main Line, seven days after they were beaten at Pitt by 21, the Wildcats hosted a Lehigh team that had lost last week by two points to visiting Monmouth.
September 9, 2016 |
VILLANOVA'S SEASON started last weekend with a 28-7 loss at FBS Pitt. But now the journey gets underway for real Saturday night when the Wildcats host Lehigh, which opened with a 23-21 home loss to Monmouth. 'Nova had nothing to lose at Pitt. From here on out, that's no longer the case. Not if you're a team that wants to make the FCS playoffs for the sixth time in nine years in this, Andy Talley's 32nd and last season. Next week, they host Towson, which beat the Wildcats last year, in their Colonial Athletic Association opener.
August 20, 2016 |
A couple of lottery players in the region racked up big wins Wednesday, with a ticket sold in Camden County now worth $164,237 and a Lehigh County ticket winning $1.3 million. The Camden County winner matched all five numbers in Wednesday's Jersey Cash 5 game: 8, 12, 23, 29 and 32. The ticket was sold at Kresson News, located at 47 S. Lakeview Drive in Gibbsboro, New Jersey Lottery officials said. The retailer gets a $2,000 bonus. And in the Pennsylvania Lottery's Cash 5 drawing on Wednesday, the Lehigh winner matched all five numbers (2, 10, 11, 28 and 34)
August 7, 2016 |
ALLENTOWN - When a Phillies top prospect, shortstop J.P. Crawford, was struggling after being promoted to triple-A Lehigh Valley earlier this season, he didn't have to go far for advice. The player whose locker is next to Crawford's is outfielder Nick Williams. The two are good friends, and they may have a friendly race to determine who gets called up to the Phillies first. What they also have in common is that they had less than stellar triple-A beginnings but have rebounded well.
May 30, 2016 |
ALLENTOWN - As players attempt to reach the major leagues, confidence can fluctuate on a daily basis with performance. For Nick Williams, one of the most highly regarded outfielders in the Phillies' system, confidence has never been an issue. Overconfidence is something he admittedly has struggled with. "I've always been extremely confident, and at times I am overconfident and I have to slow down," Williams said. Williams, who will turn 23 in September, was acquired from Texas last year in the Cole Hamels trade.
April 9, 2016 |
A Quakertown couple fleeced Lehigh University fraternities and sororities and their alumni associations out of nearly $1.5 million meant to pay for upkeep and food services at their Greek houses, federal prosecutors said Thursday. Instead, Albert and Betty Fisher drew large salaries from the funds the groups paid into their company, Bethlehem-based Fraternity Management Association, and used student funds to pay for their personal credit card bills, clothes at high-end department stores, and travel, including an $8,000 cruise.