August 23, 2003 |
The only thing Chris Riley knew about Firestone was that it usually took a score of about 12-under-par to win, and the trophy always went to Tiger Woods. It might not be that simple this year. As the wind and rough sent Woods to a sloppy finish and his worst score in 22 rounds at Firestone, Riley and David Toms pulled away with pars to share the lead after two rounds of the NEC Invitational in Akron, Ohio. Riley and Toms each had a 3-under 67 and were the only players to break par among the final dozen who teed off late yesterday afternoon.
August 25, 2001 |
Jim Furyk hit a lot of wedges, made a bunch of birdies and is leading the NEC Invitational in Akron, Ohio. Right behind is Tiger Woods, who hit just about everything else. The wild ride ended yesterday when Woods made a 15-foot birdie on the final hole for a 67 that left him tied with Phil Mickelson and only two shots behind Furyk going into the weekend. "Two shots is nothing," said Furyk, who was at 9-under 131. "Two shots can change on one hole. " In other golf news: John Cook shot an 8-under-par 64 for a one-stroke lead halfway through the Reno-Tahoe Open in Reno, Nev. Moira Dunn shot a 6-under-par 66 and held a one-stroke lead after two rounds of the Betsy King Classic in Kutztown, Pa. Jim Thorpe shot a 2-under-par 69 and took a two-stroke lead in the AT&T Canada Senior Open in Mississauga, Ontario.
March 8, 1990 |
Japan's NEC Corp. and American Telephone & Telegraph Co. said yesterday that they would cooperate in developing and making a wide range of semiconductors and other computer technologies. The pact should enhance the U.S. company's access to Japan's world- dominating electronics market. Under the agreement, AT&T Microelectronics will receive a license to market, design and produce NEC's advanced gate-array computer chips, which are used widely in computers and other electronics devices.
January 5, 2004 |
Three former South Jersey football players - Central Connecticut State senior tight end Mike Malone, Monmouth senior offensive lineman Jeff Gallo, and his teammate, freshman punter Sean Dennis - were named to the Northeast Conference all-star team. The league is composed of Division I-AA teams. Malone, a Williamstown High graduate, led all NEC tight ends with 37 receptions for 600 yards. The 6-foot-3, 230-pounder had eight touchdown catches, the second-best total in the conference.
August 23, 2004 |
If anyone had questions about Stewart Cink being chosen for the Ryder Cup team, he answered them with authority yesterday at the NEC Invitational at Akron, Ohio. The last man to make the U.S. team, Cink never let anyone within two shots en route to becoming the first wire-to-wire winner this year on the PGA Tour. He closed with an even-par 70 in the final round, ending with a 15-foot birdie putt that gave him a four-shot victory over Tiger Woods and Rory Sabbatini, who tied for second.
July 9, 1988 |
Tucked away in a Washington office building is a Compaq computer, which could turn out to be the most important piece of nonmilitary machinery in Washington. It belongs to the National Economic Commission (NEC), the now- obscure but soon-to-be-influential agency designed to shove the next president into taking a serious first-year whack at the inherited budget deficit. The NEC has a strange lineage. It was proposed by New York Gov. Mario M. Cuomo, a Democrat, taken up by Senate Republican leader Bob Dole and written into the budget agreement forged by Congress and President Reagan after last October's stock-market crash.
August 24, 2002 |
Robert Allenby has been looking for a spark in his game, a little something extra to turn good rounds into good scores. His 8-under 63 in the second round of NEC Invitational yesterday might do the trick. Allenby han eagle and five birdies on his final seven holes set the course record and take a share of the lead with Steve Lowery in the $5 million World Golf Championship event. "I haven't played anywhere near the way I played last year or the year before, when I won twice each year," Allenby said.
March 7, 1994 |
The bench came through, the freshman star came up big, and Rider came away with its second straight trip to the NCAA men's basketball tournament. The top-seeded Broncs defeated second-seeded Monmouth, 62-56, in the Northeast Conference championship game yesterday at their own Alumni Gymnasium. The victory gave them an automatic bid to the NCAA's field of 64. "It almost seemed like a very typical Rider game, in the sense that there were a lot of challenges thrown out in front of us and a couple different people stepped up and we overcame those challenges in a very hard-fought battle," said coach Kevin Bannon, whose team won its second NEC title in as many years in the league.
March 6, 1995 |
Cherokee High graduate Randy Edney is 7 feet tall and weighs 300 pounds, but he looked even bigger against Rider College yesterday. Edney picked up 13 points, 15 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 blocked shots to help second-seeded Mount St. Mary's upset the top-seeded Broncs, 69-62, in the championship game of the Northeast Conference tournament. The visiting Mountaineers (17-12) qualified for their first trip to the NCAA Division I tournament. They moved up from Division II in 1988-89.
December 25, 1995 |
As Rider prepares to play Kentucky on Wednesday in the opening round of the ECAC Holiday Festival at Madison Square Garden, the players will be reminded of upsets other Northeast Conference teams have been pulling off this basketball season. Monmouth defeated Princeton, Wagner topped Rutgers, and - in the biggest shocker - Mount St. Mary's knocked off Georgia Tech. But senior point guard Deon Hames knows Kentucky (6-1), ranked No. 4 in the nation, is on a different level. "Georgia Tech isn't the caliber of Kentucky with their press; they're a different type of team," said Hames, who will be responsible for dealing with the Wildcats' pressure.