April 4, 2012 |
DENVER - Brittney Griner and Baylor left no doubt they're head and shoulders above any team in the country. In fact, they are perfect. Griner had 26 points, 13 rebounds and five blocks to lead Baylor to a dominating 80-61 victory over Notre Dame in the NCAA women's basketball championship on Tuesday night, capping a 40-0 season for the Lady Bears. They became the seventh women's team to run through a season unbeaten and the first in NCAA history to win 40 games. It was the second national championship for Baylor, which also won a title in 2005.
July 1, 2015 |
It has been quite a busy season thus far for Rusty Harbold because he happens to work at Lancaster Country Club, the site of next week's U.S. Women's Open. Harbold, an assistant pro at the club, had found it difficult to find some solid practice time because of his duties in helping to get the facility ready. He finally got that chance last week and put in three days of good work at Philadelphia Cricket Club before the PGA Professional National Championship. The practice paid off for Harbold, 33, who shot the lowest round of the event at the Cricket Club's Wissahickon course, a 3-under-par 67 Monday, and jumped 146 spots in the standings, into a tie for 47th place at 3-over-par 145. The 36-hole lead in the national championship for club professionals belonged to 24-year-old Ben Polland, an assistant pro at Deepdale Golf Club in Manhasset, N.Y. Polland fired a 67 at the Wissahickon course for a 7-under 135 total and a 4-stroke lead over Grant Sturgeon of Cave City, Ky., and Charles Frost of Johns Island, S.C. Harbold, the winner of the 2014 Haverford Trust Classic, called the activity at the club "busy" and "crazy" but also "kind of cool.
July 28, 2016 |
BALTIMORE - Villanova head football coach Andy Talley does not intend to make this some kind of seasonlong farewell tour. Despite having announced that his 37th overall season and 32nd with the program he literally rebuilt from the ashes would be his last, Talley isn't going to mark each moment as his last this or last that. So although Tuesday was technically his final Colonial Athletic Association Media Day, the winningest active coach in FCS and FBS football had no more feeling for this than he had for any of his previous.
April 15, 2012
Woodbury junior Anthony Averett has committed to attend Alabama on a football scholarship. Averett and his family visited Alabama over the weekend and watched the annual spring game, Woodbury coach Zach Valentine said Sunday night. "They've been after him since two days after the national championship game," Valentine said of Alabama, which won the national championship with a 21-0 victory over LSU in the BCS title game Jan. 9. The 6-foot-1, 180-pound Averett projects as a cornerback in college, Valentine said.
November 12, 2012
LOWELL, Mass. - Top-ranked West Chester scored three goals in the first half and two more in the second and successfully defended its NCAA Division II field hockey championship with a 5-0 shutout of host UMass-Lowell Sunday at Cushing Field. West Chester (20-2) tied the school record for wins in a season while securing its second straight NCAA title and the sixth national championship in program history. Both of West Chester's titles in the last two years have come at the expense of UMass-Lowell (19-4)
April 25, 2014 |
When Jordan Wolf was earning all-American honors as a senior at Lower Merion High School, the Duke senior attack thought good things were in store for him. But this good? "I've always had high expectations," said Wolf, a candidate for national player of the year. This weekend Wolf will attempt to lead defending national champion Duke to the ACC men's lacrosse championship at PPL Park. The Blue Devils (12-2) will face Syracuse (9-3) in one semifinal; and regular-season champion Maryland (10-2)
October 11, 2012 |
Bob Callahan wasn't planning to play squash at Princeton until a former Episcopal Academy teammate, David Page, suggested he come out for the team his freshman year. Page, a junior at the time, was the Princeton captain. Callahan, who had planned to play only tennis at Princeton, gave squash a try. Since then, he has become one of the most successful participants in the sport as both a player and a coach. The current head coach of Princeton, Callahan was inducted into the U.S. Squash Hall of Fame on Wednesday between matches at the U.S. Open Squash Championships taking place at Drexel through Friday.
January 31, 2016 |
Nancy Adams Dougherty, 81, of Glassboro, a volunteer coach for the Philadelphia Belles AAU girls' basketball organization, died of complications from a pulmonary embolism, on Tuesday, Jan. 26, at home. "Nancy was one of a kind - 81 and still coaching," said Hope Fuery, the administrator for the Belles organization in Bensalem for the last 12 years. That group fields two girls' teams for each age from 10 to 17 years old, Fuery said, with Mrs. Dougherty's 14-year-old squad based at the RiverWinds Community Center in West Deptford.
July 18, 2012 |
FORMER SAINT Joseph's head coach Jim Foster and coach Gary Blair of Texas A&M headline the 2013 women's basketball Hall of Fame class. Joining them are Jen Rizzotti, Peggie Gillom-Granderson, Annette Smith-Knight and Sue Wicks. The class was announced Monday night. Foster, currently the head coach at Ohio State, has won 765 games in his 35-year career and is just the second college coach to win at least 200 games at three different schools — Ohio State, Vanderbilt and St. Joe's.
November 25, 2012 |
AJ McCarron passed for four touchdowns, and Eddie Lacy rushed for 131 yards and two scores to lead second-ranked Alabama to a 49-0 beatdown of rival Auburn (3-9, 0-8 Southeastern Conference) in Tuscaloosa on Saturday in the most lopsided Iron Bowl in 64 years. The Crimson Tide (10-1, 7-1) clinched the Western Division title outright and a spot in the conference title game against No. 3 Georgia, with the winner likely getting a national championship shot. Georgia 42, Georgia Tech 10 - Aaron Murray threw two touchdown passes, Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall each ran for a pair of TDs, and the No. 3 Bulldogs (11-1)