October 21, 2011
Written and directed by Tim Chambers. With Carla Gugino, Marley Shelton, and David Boreanaz. Distributed by Freestyle Releasing. Running time: 1 hour, 38 mins. Parent's guide: G. Playing at: area theaters
January 28, 2008 |
The Philadelphia Sports Writers Association will honor Immaculata College's three-time national women's basketball champions of the 1970s at tonight's annual awards banquet in Cherry Hill. Immaculata won titles from 1972 to '74 in the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women. The AIAW predated the arrival of the NCAA women's tournament in 1981-82. Our Lady of Victory, a movie about the first title under Mighty Macs coach Cathy Rush, is in postproduction. A release date has not been set. Theresa Grentz, the star center of the Mighty Macs, will speak tonight on behalf of her former teammates, many of whom will be in attendance.
November 4, 2003 |
Three decades ago, little Immaculata College turned on the lights for big-time college women's basketball. By winning the first three national titles of the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women in 1972, '73 and '74, the Mighty Macs assured themselves a place in women's sports history. The Macs brought an intense, passionate approach to the game that became a model for other programs before the NCAA's entry into women's athletics 1981. Three notable stars went on to become successful coaches in their own right and are still active: Theresa (Shank)
August 9, 2014 |
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - For the players and coaches of the women's basketball national championship teams at Immaculata, it's yesterday once more this weekend at the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. Former star center Theresa Grentz, who always got the last word on the court, also got the last word at Thursday's news conference among the inductees who gave their thoughts about their induction Friday night. "We are looking forward to another chance to party," Grentz said with a smile.
August 6, 2004 |
Marie L. McGuinness, 81, onetime coach of the Mighty Macs, Immaculata College's championship women's basketball team, died of cancer Wednesday at her Woodbury home. Born in Woodbury, Mrs. McGuinness graduated in 1940 from Woodbury High School, where she met her husband, James A. McGuinness. Ten years later, the couple started the McGuinness Funeral Home in Woodbury. They later opened funeral homes in Runnemede and Washington Township. Mrs. McGuinness earned her bachelor's degree in physical education from Temple University, where she played basketball and field hockey.
October 21, 2011 |
Women's basketball was hardly a blip on the sports radar screen until March 19, 1972, when Immaculata College, a tiny, unheralded Catholic school on Philadelphia's Main Line, won the first women's college basketball national championship. That was when the Philadelphia region and the rest of the country realized that, yeah, girls got game. In fact, after the Immaculata girls won the national title, a question was raised: How many men are on Philadelphia's best basketball team?
January 5, 2014 |
In New York, the Cabrini women team improved to 8-2 with a 68-54 win over Juniata (5-5) on Friday in the New York University Holiday Classic. Brittany Sandone (Souderton) led the Cavaliers with 22 points. Cabrini will next face the host Violets (9-0) at 3 p.m. on Saturday. Immaculata 63, Wilkes 55 - Lindsay Cras (Archbishop Prendergast) had 13 points and Mackie Fitzgerald (Archbishop Prendergast) added 11 to lead the Mighty Macs (7-2) over the Colonels (1-7) in the semis of the Moravian Winter Classic in Bethlehem, Pa. DeSales 77, Ursinus 65 - Megan Gallagher (St. Basil Academy)
August 21, 2012 |
NEW YORK - Four members of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame have been selected as the 2012 recipients of the Lapchick Character Award. Cathy Rush, C.M. Newton, Morgan Wootten and the late Pete Newell were announced Monday as the coaches to be honored this year with the award named after the Hall of Fame coach and that is presented by a group that includes Joe Lapchick biographer and former player Gus Alfieri. It recognizes those who have shown the character traits of Lapchick, who coached at St. John's and with the New York Knicks.
April 9, 2014 |
On its picturesque campus on King Road between Malvern and Exton in Chester County, Immaculata University features 19 sports programs. But it's the women's basketball team that for many defines this Catholic school of about 2,500 undergraduates. "We're still celebrating what the women's basketball team did for women's sports," Marie Moughan, university spokeswoman, said, referring to the school's national championship teams of 1972, '73, and '74. "Immaculata was at the beginning of women's basketball the way it is today.
February 1, 1996 |
There was the time in 1994 when the cancer was particularly bad, when Mary Scharff was particularly weak. If the Immaculata College basketball coach had a future, she wanted it to include one thing. "I just prayed to God and asked if I could coach one more year," Scharff said. Then there was a time when the cancer wasn't so debilitating. Scharff, who wears a scarf to cover the hair loss caused by operations and chemotherapy, was summoned to her office. "It was my 40th birthday," Scharff said.