December 11, 2013 |
Villanova continued its climb in the Associated Press men's basketball poll on Monday, rising four spots to No. 10. It marked the Wildcats' first top-10 appearance in the AP top 25 since Feb. 7, 2011. The Wildcats moved up from 14th after two convincing Big Five victories last week, by 77-54 over Penn at home and by 98-68 at St. Joseph's. Two of the teams they jumped were Kentucky, which fell from third to 11th, and Kansas, which dropped from sixth to 13th. The Wildcats upset the then-No.
December 7, 2013 |
Tom Izzo was somber after his team's first setback of the season. J.P. Tokoto had 12 points and a career-high 10 rebounds to help North Carolina beat top-ranked Michigan State, 79-65, Wednesday night in East Lansing, Mich. "One of the more disappointing performances of my career here," Izzo said. "From the jump ball, they kind of took it to us. " The Tar Heels were in control from the start, never trailed, and used a 12-1 run to take a 65-52 lead with 6 minutes, 2 seconds remaining.
November 28, 2013 |
Erin Shields (Archbishop Carroll), who scored a game-high 18 points, led four St. Joseph's women's basketball players in doubles figures and the Hawks improved to 5-1 with a 74-65 victory over Princeton on Tuesday night at Jadwin Gym. Michigan State 74, Temple 70 - The Owls suffered their first loss of the season, falling to the No. 21 Spartans at McGonigle Hall. University of the Sciences 104, Cheyney 53 - Camille McPherson scored 40 points in the Devils victory. Jess Sylvester (Nazareth Academy)
November 20, 2013 |
Keith Appling matched a career high with 25 points to help Michigan State pull away to beat Portland, 82-67, Monday night in East Lansing, Mich., in the Spartans' first game as a top-ranked team in 13 seasons. Michigan State (4-0) struggled in the first half, up by four points after seven lead changes and three ties. Duke 91, UNC-Asheville 55 - Jabari Parker doesn't want anyone to think he's a ball hog. Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski still wants him to keep shooting. Parker had 21 points and 10 rebounds in his fourth straight 20-point game, leading the sixth-ranked Blue Devils past UNC-Asheville in the opening round of the NIT Season Tip-Off in Durham, N.C. City College 76, College of New Jersey 73 - A three-pointer at the buzzer gave the City College of New York a victory over the College of New Jersey in its season opener in New York.
November 14, 2013 |
Branden Dawson tipped in a miss with less than six seconds remaining, and No. 2 Michigan State hung on for a 78-74 victory over top-ranked Kentucky and its latest cast of young phenoms in the first game of the Champions Classic on Tuesday night in Chicago. Keith Appling came within two rebounds and two assists of a triple-double, finishing with 22 points, eight rebounds, and eight assists for the Spartans (2-0). Julius Randle led the Wildcats (2-1) with 27 points - all but four in the second half - and 13 rebounds.
November 1, 2013 |
STATE COLLEGE - Losing by a combined 88 points - yes, 88 - last Saturday there is some good news for Penn State and Illinois: One of them has to win this week. Coming off a 63-14 dismantling at the hands of No. 4 Ohio State, Penn State hosts a struggling Fighting Illini team that has lost four of its last five, most recently a 42-3 drubbing from No. 24 Michigan State on their home turf. Both teams will attempt to get off the mat at noon tomorrow in Beaver Stadium. The Nittany Lions (4-3, 1-2 Big Ten)
September 7, 2013 |
Something happens to Antoine White when the final bell rings at Millville High School on Friday afternoons in the fall. "I change," White said. For most of his life, the 6-foot-3, 270-pound White has been known as something of a gentle giant: soft-spoken, polite, personable. He's a top student who plans to graduate from Millville in December and enroll at Penn State in January, to get a jump on his college football career - and also on his quest for a degree in criminal justice.
August 26, 2013 |
St. Augustine Prep, Vineland, and Ocean City will move to the American Division in a realigned Cape-Atlantic League for the 2014 and '15 football seasons. The CAL will play the 2013 season under its current format, in which those three teams are in the less-competitive National Division. But starting next season, the league will realign based strictly on enrollment with one exception: Perennial power St. Joseph, the conference's smallest school, will remain in the American Division.
July 20, 2013 |
Jeanne Randolph Holmes, 79, of Lawnside, a public-school teacher in Camden, Cumberland and Salem Counties who was president of the New Jersey Federation of Colored Women's Clubs from 1979 to 1983, died of breast cancer Monday, July 15, at her home. A former member of the Lawnside Borough Council, she also served on the Camden County Planning Board. Born Lucy Jean Randolph but known as Jeanne, Mrs. Holmes grew up in Swedesboro and earned a bachelor's degree in education at Cheyney University.
July 13, 2013 |
The Big Ten on Thursday trotted out its football schedules for 2016 and 2017 marking the beginning of the new nine-game conference season, giving Penn State five home games in the even-numbered years and four in the odd-numbered seasons. With nine Big Ten games, the Nittany Lions will play the six other members of the conference's Eastern Division (Rutgers, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State) and three teams from the Western Division. The Lions will play at Rutgers on Nov. 19, 2016, and will host the Scarlet Knights on Nov. 11, 2017, at Beaver Stadium.