July 25, 2014 |
BALTIMORE - Pressure? Yo, when you're the quarterback for Villanova, which has always been known for moving the football, hefty expectations are pretty much part of the deal. To the surprise of nobody, fourth-year Wildcat junior John Robertson was named the Colonial Athletic Association's Preseason Offensive Player of the Year at the annual CAA media day at M&T Bank Stadium. But as Villanova found out a year ago, projections mean absolutely zilch once you start playing. The Wildcats, the pick to win the league, started fifth in the national polls last season.
July 25, 2014 |
BALTIMORE - It's been quite a preseason for Villanova junior quarterback John Robertson, and practice hasn't even started. Earlier this month, Robertson was among 20 players named to the watch list for the Walter Payton Award, given to the top player in the Football Championship Subdivision. Robertson also has been named a third-team FCS all-American by the Sports Network. The honors continued Wednesday, when Robertson was named the Colonial Athletic Association's preseason offensive player of the year.
July 24, 2014
Villanova will be televised five times during the 2014 football season, as the Colonial Athletic Association announced its 24-game TV schedule on Tuesday. Delaware will also be televised four times. Here is the CAA schedule: Date Game Time TV AUGUST 29 Villanova at Syracuse 7:30 ESPN3 30 Delaware at Pittsburgh Noon ESPN3 ESPNews 30 James Madison at Maryland 3:30 BTN 30 Elon at Duke 6 ESPN3 30 Holy Cross at UAlbany 6 ESPN3 30 New Hampshire at Toledo 7 ESPN3 SEPTEMBER 7 Lehigh at New Hampshire 3:30 ASN 20 James Madison at Villanova 12:30 CSN 20 New Hampshire at Richmond 4 CSN 20 Charlotte at Elon 7 ASN 27 Delaware at James Madison 4 CSN 27 Maine at Towson 7 CSN OCTOBER 4 Stony Brook at Towson 3:30 CSN 11 Towson at James Madison 12:30 CSN 11 William & Mary at N. Hampshire 3:30 NBCSN 11 Maine at Stony Brook 7 ASN 18 Towson at Delaware 12:30 CSN 18 Rhode Island at Richmond 3:30 ASN 25 Maine at Rhode Island Noon ASN 25 Delaware at William & Mary 12:30 CSN NOVEMBER 1 Villanova at Richmond 12:30 CSN 1 William...
July 18, 2014 |
AS THE Sprint Cup series pauses for its midsummer break, a few thoughts are in order: * Six drivers have won 14 of the season's first 19 races. I don't know whether this is good for the series or not. Multiple-race winners proves these drivers and teams have their acts together and will be serious contenders in the Chase. But more winners, such as first-timer Aric Almirola at Daytona this month, are good for the series. With race wins basically determining the 16-driver field for the Chase, there are 11 winners so far. Non-winners such as Matt Kenseth, Ryan Newman and Tony Stewart are likely to win before the Chase begins Sept.
June 28, 2014
The Pennsylvania House's proposed $29.1 billion budget is so out of step with the state's actual needs that the document's only possible use is to serve as scratch paper for notes during the Senate debate. The House budget largely addresses the state's estimated $1.5 billion funding gap by again shortchanging schools. It provides an additional $70 million, a 1.3 percent increase, for basic education. But that doesn't come close to making up for past cuts that have forced schools to lay off teachers.
June 23, 2014 |
BEDFORD, N.H. - As he shook hands, snapped selfies, and bantered with bartenders in a New Hampshire restaurant, Gov. Christie looked like a man who hopes the state known for its first-in-the-nation presidential primary will also be one of the first to accept him as a politician reborn after several months in scandal-induced purgatory. New Hampshire "is a great place," Christie said Friday as he and Walt Havenstein, a Republican running for governor, greeted patrons around the bar and in booths at T-Bones.
June 5, 2014 |
Pennsylvania's primary was notable for the number of Democratic female candidates for governor and Congress, including Allyson Schwartz, Katie McGinty, Val Arkoosh, Marjorie Margolies, and Shaughnessy Naughton. Every one of them lost. To argue that all five candidates are the same is to be reductive and wrong. Pennsylvania has never elected a woman governor, or senator, and, come January, it will be represented by 18 men in the U.S. House. (New Jersey appears primed to elect one woman to Congress.)
March 28, 2014 |
NEW YORK - The Flyers on Wednesday signed highly regarded free agent Kevin Goumas, a small but swift left winger/center who starred at the University of New Hampshire. Goumas, 22, the top scorer the last two years for UNH, will spend the rest of the season with the AHL's Adirondack Phantoms on an amateur tryout contract. "He's got good speed and hockey sense and skill," general manager Paul Holmgren said before the Flyers faced the Rangers at Madison Square Garden. "He's not a great big guy, but we certainly feel like he can help us right now for the Phantoms, anyway.
March 12, 2014 |
Despite a pool of more than $75 million in federal appropriations for fisheries disaster relief from Hurricane Sandy and other storm damage, at only $1.5 million, New Jersey has received a pittance compared with other regions, according to state legislators and anglers associations. Marine industry losses in both commercial and recreational fishing because of Sandy have been estimated at $121 million in New Jersey and $77 million in New York state. The two states have been told to split $3 million being allocated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries Service for the recovery, officials said.
January 11, 2014 |
TRENTON - A day after one of his top aides was ensnared in a bizarre tale of petty payback politics, Gov. Christie on Thursday faced what he called a "crisis of confidence. " "You can't prevent everything," he said. "The test of leadership is: When you find it out, what do you do?" From Trenton to Washington, lawmakers and political analysts mostly praised Christie's response to the crisis, which ballooned into a full-blown scandal after documents surfaced Wednesday showing that some of his inner staff punished a Democratic mayor who did not endorse the Republican governor for reelection by closing his town's lanes to the George Washington Bridge for four days.