July 20, 2016
A Michigan educator who was part of a team that established one of the first cyber charter school in that state has been named CEO of King of Prussia-based PA Virtual Charter School. John Chandler was involved in opening Great Lakes Virtual Academy. His appointment as the top administrator of PA Virtual was effective July 1, the school announced Monday. He replaces Joanne Barnett who announced her retirement plans earlier this year. - Martha Woodall
March 30, 2016 |
DESPITE a game-high 25 points from Donnaizha Fountain, Temple's women's basketball team fell short, 77-76, against host Michigan in the Women's NIT quarterfinals Monday night at Ann Arbor, Mich. The Owls got off to a strong start, leading, 23-9, after the first quarter. Though the Wolverines picked up the pace, Temple still led, 42-32, at halftime. The Wolverines went on an 8-0 run over the final 59 seconds of the third quarter on three-pointers from Siera Thompson and Katelynn Flaherty, followed by a Flaherty jumper to beat the clock to head to the fourth quarter tied at 60. Alliya Butts' jumper with 51 seconds left in the game gave the Owls their final lead, at 76-75, but the Wolverines went ahead, 77-76, on a jumper by Hallie Thome with eight seconds left.
March 10, 2016 |
The night before the Michigan Democratic primary, Hillary Clinton sounded as if Bernie Sanders soon would be in her rearview mirror for good. "I hope to work with him - the issues he has raised, the passion he has demonstrated, the people he has attracted - are going to be very important in the general election," Clinton said, calling the Vermont senator an "ally" during a Fox News town-hall meeting Monday. That seemed inartful Tuesday as Sanders won the Michigan race, defying polls that had shown Clinton with a lead of as many as 17 percentage points.
March 8, 2016
Attytood SUPER SATURDAY? Really? Saturday's mish-mosh of primaries and caucuses has to go down as one of the most boring and predictable days of the 2016 campaign so far. On the GOP side, Donald Trump won the states where people think Barack Obama was born the Antichrist or in Kenya or both (Kentucky, Louisiana) while Ted Cruz rules the Bible Belt; the fist-shaking prairie populists voting for Bernie Sanders on the Democratic side are drowned out by near unanimous black support for Hillary Clinton in the South.
March 7, 2016 |
HOLLAND, Mich. - John Karsten, former Marine, stood at parade-ground attention and asked Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Republican candidate for president, to settle an argument. "We love you, but my wife says it's a waste of a vote," said Karsten, 79, a Dutch immigrant who serves as town crier for the annual Tulip Time festival. "So can you convince me to vote for you and that it's not a waste, because we feel bad about that. " Kasich, who has yet to win a primary or caucus, vows to stay in the Republican race at least until March 15, when his home state votes.
March 4, 2016 |
Bryn Forbes scored a career-high 33 points, hitting a conference record 11 three-pointers, and No. 2 Michigan State woke up in the second half to rout Rutgers, 97-66, Wednesday night in Piscataway, N.J., handing the Scarlet Knights (6-23, 0-17 Big Ten) their 17th straight loss. Eron Harris added 15 points and Denzel Valentine 14 for the Spartans (25-5, 12-5), who made 16 three-pointers in winning their fifth straight game and ninth in 10. Miami 68, Notre Dame 50 - Angel Rodriguez matched his season high with 19 points, Sheldon McClellan added 17, and No. 7 Miami jumped to an early 18-point lead and beat host Notre Dame to move back into a tie with North Carolina for first place in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
February 5, 2016 |
It's 587 miles from Camden to Ann Arbor, Mich. It just doesn't seem that far to Brad Hawkins and Ron Johnson. "Like home away from home," Hawkins said. Said Johnson, "First time I went there, I knew it was where I wanted to be. It felt like home to me. " Hawkins and Johnson, Camden High School seniors and first-team all-South Jersey players, on Wednesday signed national letters of intent to attend the University of Michigan. The signings by Hawkins and Johnson were the highlights of a festival affair in the school's second-floor library, where more than 100 students, family, friends, teachers, administrators and dignitaries - including Camden Police Chief Scott Thomson - gathered to celebrate one of the most significant days in the history of the football program.
January 27, 2016 |
Penn State lost another high school player who had pledged to the freshman Class of 2016 when defensive tackle Michael Dwumfour of Wayne, N.J., announced Monday on Twitter that he had withdrawn his commitment. Hours after writing, "Unfortunately, my heart is somewhere else" and "Happy Valley isn't where I belong," the 6-foot-2, 285-pound Dwumfour announced he had committed to Michigan. He called it "my dream school. " Dwumfour, a three-star recruit who attends DePaul Catholic High School, is the fourth player to back out of a commitment to the Nittany Lions, and the third defensive lineman.
January 24, 2016 |
So what in the name of James Naismith is going on in college basketball? Three teams that you can normally rely on for consistent excellence - Duke, Michigan State, and Kansas - have struggled the last two weeks. Group the teams together, and their combined record for their last three games is 1-8. The Blue Devils and the Spartans enter Saturday's play riding three-game losing streaks, with each team losing a pair of games at home during that run. Kansas won its only home game of the last three but lost by double digits at both West Virginia and Oklahoma State.