November 5, 2011
When: Saturday at 3:30 p.m., at McGuirk Stadium, Amherst, Mass. TV/Radio: TCN; ESPN-AM (950) Records: UMass, 5-3 overall, 3-2 Colonial Athletic Association; Villanova, 1-8, 0-6. Coaches: UMass, Kevin Morris (3d season, 16-14); Villanova, Andy Talley (27th season, 189-115-1). Series: UMass leads, 12-11-0. Last season, the Minutemen rallied to knock off Villanova in four overtimes, 32-24. THINGS TO WATCH In a snowy loss, Chris Polony showed improvement last week.
September 2, 2011
Sister Elizabeth McNamara, 97, a teacher and financial aid officer at Rosemont College from 1970 to 1977, died Tuesday, Aug. 30, at Calvary Hospital in the Bronx borough of New York City. Born in Melrose, Mass., she entered the Society of the Holy Child Jesus in 1937, made her final vows in 1944, and was known through much of her career as Mother Quentin. She taught French at several schools in Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania, including John W. Hallahan Catholic Girls' High School in Philadelphia and Holy Child Academy in Sharon Hill.
August 16, 2011
Newly enshrined Basketball Hall of Famer Herb Magee will coach his Philadelphia University team against American International College in the hall's inaugural Holiday Showcase on Friday, Dec. 9, in Springfield, Mass. The Division II game will tip off at 6 p.m., and will be preceded by a Division III game between Springfield College and Trinity College at 4 p.m. The nightcap will pit Division I schools Massachusetts and Siena at 8 p.m.
June 14, 2011 |
DERRY, N.H. - Ron McPhail mashed the horn and leaned out the window of his dump truck, yelling at the politician who was walking down the sidewalk Tuesday pursued by a pack of about 50 photographers and reporters. "Way to go, Mitt!" he said. "You've got my vote!" Mitt Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts, grinned, confident after emerging almost untouched from his first Republican presidential debate Monday night. He celebrated by tearing through two diners, a hardware store, and a feed store, accepting compliments on his performance and continuing to push his economic message that President Obama has failed to put the nation on a prosperous path.
June 3, 2011 |
Since last February, Spain has been the top club in the world. Its national team won the 2010 FIFA World Cup and is the reigning European champion after capturing the Euro 2008 title. Its club teams have won both UEFA Champions League (Barcelona, 2011) and Europa League (Atletico Madrid, 2010) tournaments. Spanish football is a world power, one that will take center stage tomorrow night in Foxborough, Mass. And clearly soccer supporters remember the last time these two played, when the United States emerged victorious.
April 2, 2011
Jewelry heist suspect ID'd Officials have identified Raheem Hankerson as a suspect in a Tuesday heist in which he and an accomplice made off with about $100,000 worth of merchandise from a Manayunk jewelry store. Hankerson, 30, and another man who wore a wig and trench coat, allegedly robbed the A.I. Poland Jewelry store on Main Street near Grape at gunpoint. One of the thugs beat a clerk in the head with a pistol. One of the suspect's wallets was found with some of the stolen merchandise inside a car that had been ditched, police said.
April 1, 2011 |
Responding to a tip, authorities raided a Kennett Square mushroom operation Thursday, apprehending a tattooed Massachusetts fugitive known as "Lil Stompper," state police said. Richard Sam, 20, of Lowell, Mass., was taken into custody after a brief foot pursuit at the Phillips Mushroom complex on Old Kennett Road at 2:45 p.m., a state police news release said. Police said Sam, wanted on attempted homicide charges for a Sept. 4, 2008, shootout in Massachusetts, was featured recently on the TV show "America's Most Wanted.
February 25, 2011
IGREW up in Havertown, and was home visiting when I read the Feb. 21 column by Buzz Bissinger on Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown. It was one of the most tasteless and insensitive things I've ever read in that newspaper. Even for the Daily News , it was pretty bad. I'm not sure what kind of upbringing you had, but it must have been a pretty charmed one for you to assume Brown's revelation is false and a publicity stunt because it didn't rise to your level of "genuine horror. " You also had the audacity to slam the Catholic Church and proclaim that those accusations are the ones you believe.
February 6, 2011 |
The blood seeping through Langston Galloway's shorts - blotting out the Hawk and covering a large area over his right knee - was symbolic of St. Joseph's 67-64 win over Massachusetts on Saturday night at the Hagen Arena. Without leading scorer Carl Jones, out with a sprained right ankle, the Hawks expected to grind this one out. They expected production from every player. And just like in every game he coaches, Hawks coach Phil Martelli expected his team to play with heart. "They've always shown heart," Martelli said after the Hawks snapped a nine-game losing streak, while improving to 6-17 overall and 1-8 in the Atlantic Ten. "That's where the jackasses [who criticize the team]
January 16, 2011 |
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - La Salle coach John Giannini perfectly described how effective Massachusetts was in Saturday's Atlantic Ten Conference game. "You can tell a team is well-coached when you can look at them and tell what they're trying to do," Giannini said after the Minutemen outlasted the Explorers, 74-71. "They're attacking the basket and they're good at it. It's the reason they won the game. "If you have a hard time guarding the ball like we do, they're a handful. If you can guard the ball they'll struggle.