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.
January 15, 2015 |
ARLINGTON, Texas - What might be the final pass of Marcus Mariota's storied college career finished in the hands of Ohio State cornerback Eli Apple, a Voorhees native who enjoyed his ultimate experience Monday night. The interception sealed the Buckeyes' 42-20 upset of Oregon in the national championship, a resounding victory that gave Apple a title to bring back home. "This is something I dreamed of since I was 11, 12 years old," Apple said in an emotional postgame locker room. "This is something I told my friends about, and they all laughed at me. . . . I'm sure everybody's very proud.
April 9, 2016 |
Monday night, 45 years after the reserve guard sat for all 40 minutes of the Wildcats' loss to UCLA in 1971's NCAA title game, Mike Daly finally helped Villanova win a national championship. If most memorable sports titles have a spiritual focus - an injured teammate, a deceased mentor, an unseen inspiration - then Daly, as much as anyone, filled that role for the 2016 Wildcats. Until his sudden death at 65 on Feb. 22, the backup on Jack Kraft's best Wildcats team had been a constant presence around a program he never stopped supporting or loving.
April 13, 2016 |
Phil Martelli didn't mind having some fun at his own expense during Monday night's Big Five awards dinner at the Palestra after he was called to the podium to accept the trophy as Big Five coach of the year. "I'm not taking it home because I'm tired of being mistaken for Jay Wright," the St. Joseph's coach said of the head coach at Villanova, one week removed from winning the national championship. "This has got to be Jay Wright's. The guy won the national championship. It makes me scratch my head.
January 4, 2013 |
TWENTY-FOUR YEARS later, it still seems so unlikely. The walk-on placekicker from Kaneohe, Hawaii, standing a mere 5-5 and 135 pounds, with a style as unorthodox as they come, emerging as the hero in a game that jump-started Notre Dame's last national championship season. That remarkable Sept. 10, 1988, night at Notre Dame Stadium has since been deemed "The Reggie Ho Game," a triumph etched in Irish lore. That night, starting his first collegiate game, in front of a national audience, Reggie Ho nailed each of his four field-goal attempts, including a game-winning, 26-yarder with 73 seconds left, to help 13th-ranked Notre Dame knock off No. 9 Michigan, 19-17.
January 15, 2016 |
AS ONE of the legendary seasons in Big 5 history was just about to hit its peak 50 years ago, the players had no way of knowing this was the final college run for Jack Ramsay, the coach who transformed little St. Joseph's College from an afterthought when the Big 5 began in the 1955-56 season to early City Series domination to national power, ranked No. 1 by Sports Illustrated before that 1965-66 season began. In the final three games before Ramsay became the head coach in 1955, the Hawks lost to Delaware, Muhlenberg and Lafayette (83-65)
August 12, 2015 |
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J. - When he opened Hidden Creek Golf Club in 2002, owner Roger Hansen recalled, he had no thoughts about holding a big event there, never mind hosting a championship of the United States Golf Association. But the more he saw how the course played, the more he felt a national championship would be well-suited for his course. That will happen when the course will host the 61st U.S. Senior Amateur starting Sept. 26. "I really felt that if I'm in the business, I should do a national championship," Hansen said Monday.
April 13, 2016 |
PHILADELPHIA basketball royalty graced the hallowed Palestra floor Monday night as the Big 5 commemorated its 60th anniversary by inducting one of the best teams from each school into its Hall of Fame at the annual postseason banquet. There was La Salle's 1968-69 team that lost once and was ranked second behind UCLA and senior Lew Alcindor. Then you had Temple's 1997-88 team that reached No. 1 and made it to the Elite Eight. And the 2003-04 Saint Joseph's team that also sat atop the polls and made it to a regional final.
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.