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March 18, 2005 | Daily News Wire Services
Even the presence of onetime star Calvin Murphy and the hopeful wishes of the coach's mother were not enough to boost Niagara into the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Drew Lavender led six Oklahoma players in double figures with 17 points in the third-seeded Sooners' 84-67 victory yesterday in an Austin Regional game at the McKale Center. Murphy, who starred for the Purple Eagles when they made the tournament in 1970, sat in Niagara's fan section, looking resplendent in a purple pin-striped suit and gray snakeskin shoes.
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March 4, 2002 | Daily News Wire Services
James Reaves took the tumble, but Canisius took the fall. Reaves, the 6-8 sophomore center for Niagara, looked for all the world to be out of the Niagara-Canisius Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Tournament semifinal game when he lost his balance on a rebound late in the first half and fell hard on his hip and hand. But he returned for the second half and Niagara (18-13) pulled away late for a 70-60 victory over Canisius (10-20) at the Pepsi Arena in Albany, N.Y. Reaves finished with 17 points and 19 rebounds.
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May 8, 2013
Friends' Central senior Karonn Davis, a combination guard who averaged 19 points last season, signed a letter of intent Tuesday to play for Niagara. "I found the people at Niagara to be genuine and kind-hearted," said the 6-foot-1, 185-pounder, who visited the school last weekend. "Also, the coaches said I'll have the opportunity to start as a freshman. " Davis, who lives in West Philadelphia, also had a scholarship offer from New Jersey Institute of Technology. - Rick O'Brien
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March 14, 1987 | From Inquirer Wire Services
Senior Alex Agudio scored a career-high 34 points and had a team-high 11 rebounds to lead Niagara to a 74-65 victory over Seton Hall last night in a first-round game of the National Invitation Tournament in Buffalo, N.Y. The Purple Eagles (21-9) advanced after withstanding several late rallies by the Pirates (15-14), who had closed to within three at 68-65 on Mark Bryant's three-point shot with 1 minute, 2 seconds to play. But Agudio then hit four of four free throws, and Gary Bossert added two more from the foul line to ensure the victory.
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December 11, 1997 | By Milt Northrop, FOR THE INQUIRER
K'Zell Wesson and Garrett Bragg, the new faces expected to bring a stronger presence to La Salle's inside game, got their most severe test of the young season last night against Niagara. They didn't fare well. Niagara's more experienced big men - Kevin Jobity, Jermaine Young and Mike Piwerka - outscored the Explorers' inside players, 39-9, a major reason the Purple Eagles won, 84-60, at Marine Midland Arena. Niagara (2-3) shot 62.5 percent (72.7 in the first half) in snapping a three-game losing streak and handing the Explorers (2-1)
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December 11, 1997 | by Allen Wilson, For the Daily News
Speedy Morris has seen better days. The La Salle coach watched in shock last night as his team played its worst basketball of the season. If the Explorers had a weakness, it was exposed during a surprisingly lopsided 84-60 loss to Niagara at Marine Midland Arena. The Purple Eagles (2-3) shot 62.5 percent from the field, 72.7 in the first half, to snap a three-game losing streak and an 0-13 run against La Salle dating back to 1977. "What can you say after that game?"
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November 28, 2013 | By Joey Cranney, Inquirer Staff Writer
Greg Louis rose into the air, his feet higher off the ground than at least two rows of the Palestra's maroon bleachers. Midway through the first half of Penn's 85-66 win over Niagara on Tuesday night, Louis blocked a shot by Purple Eagles guard Rayvon Harris. It was a booming rejection, one that sent the ball bounding off the Penn backboard as everyone on the Quakers' bench jumped to their feet. Coach Jerome Allen bolted from his seat and crouched low to the ground, celebrating the defensive play.
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November 27, 2013 | BY JOSH VERLIN, For the Daily News
WHEN TONY HICKS is on top of his game, he can be nearly impossible to stop. Niagara found that out the hard way, as the Penn sophomore slashed his way through the Purple Eagles' defense en route to a career-high 33 points in an 85-66 win at the Palestra last night. Hicks continued his strong play early in the season, finishing with his second 20-point performance of the year and fifth game in a row in double figures. The Illinois native came into the game averaging 16.3 points and had 20 by halftime, tying his previous career high of 29 points with 13:51 remaining on a three-point play.
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December 29, 2010 | By Kevin Tatum, Inquirer Staff Writer
In just about every aspect of the game, Drexel had its way with Niagara Tuesday night in a nonleague game at the Daskalakis Athletic Center. The Purple Eagles, who compete in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, started out poorly and never recovered on their way to a one-sided, 84-39 loss to the Dragons of the Colonial Athletic Association. The Dragons, who had won six straight games before taking a 93-65 shellacking at Syracuse a week ago in their most recent outing, played their first home game in more than two weeks.
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January 26, 1990 | By Ray Parrillo, Inquirer Staff Writer
If there was any doubt that La Salle had a rather relaxing time in its 87-69 win over Niagara last night, it ended when Lionel Simmons, the Explorers' all-American, and several of his teammates were casually signing autographs. Simmons even posed for a camera-clicking fan, with his arm around a kid who was in awe. The only thing unusual about all this is that the game was still going on . . . and the players were sitting on the bench. But that's life for La Salle as the marquee team in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference.
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November 28, 2013 | By Joey Cranney, Inquirer Staff Writer
Greg Louis rose into the air, his feet higher off the ground than at least two rows of the Palestra's maroon bleachers. Midway through the first half of Penn's 85-66 win over Niagara on Tuesday night, Louis blocked a shot by Purple Eagles guard Rayvon Harris. It was a booming rejection, one that sent the ball bounding off the Penn backboard as everyone on the Quakers' bench jumped to their feet. Coach Jerome Allen bolted from his seat and crouched low to the ground, celebrating the defensive play.
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November 27, 2013 | BY JOSH VERLIN, For the Daily News
WHEN TONY HICKS is on top of his game, he can be nearly impossible to stop. Niagara found that out the hard way, as the Penn sophomore slashed his way through the Purple Eagles' defense en route to a career-high 33 points in an 85-66 win at the Palestra last night. Hicks continued his strong play early in the season, finishing with his second 20-point performance of the year and fifth game in a row in double figures. The Illinois native came into the game averaging 16.3 points and had 20 by halftime, tying his previous career high of 29 points with 13:51 remaining on a three-point play.
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May 18, 2013 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Dominique Reid played in just five games last season for Timber Creek because of a knee injury. But the 6-foot-8 forward still earned a Division I basketball scholarship. Reid on Wednesday signed with Niagara University, according to Timber Creek coach Rich Bolds. "Once Dom gets healthy, he can dominate that league," Bolds said of Reid, who averaged 20.2 points as a junior. Reid suffered the knee injury in the spring of 2012. He didn't take the floor for Timber Creek until late February.
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May 8, 2013
Friends' Central senior Karonn Davis, a combination guard who averaged 19 points last season, signed a letter of intent Tuesday to play for Niagara. "I found the people at Niagara to be genuine and kind-hearted," said the 6-foot-1, 185-pounder, who visited the school last weekend. "Also, the coaches said I'll have the opportunity to start as a freshman. " Davis, who lives in West Philadelphia, also had a scholarship offer from New Jersey Institute of Technology. - Rick O'Brien
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May 8, 2013 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
Highly regarded Niagara University goalie Carsen Chubak signed a one-year, one-way contract with the Flyers' AHL affiliate, the Adirondack Phantoms, and is expected to compete for the job next season with Cal Heeter. Chubak, a 24-year-old junior, was one of 10 finalists this season for the Hobey Baker award, given to the top player in collegiate hockey. Boston College forward Johnny Gaudreau, who attended Gloucester Catholic High, was also a finalist. St. Cloud (Minn.) State's Drew LeBlanc, a forward who has signed with the Chicago Blackhawks, won the award.
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April 12, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
JOE MIHALICH is leaving behind 15 successful seasons at Niagara to take over Hofstra's troubled men's basketball program. Mihalich, 56, was announced by the school as its 12th basketball coach Wednesday. Mihalich is a former player and assistant coach at La Salle. He replaces Mo Cassara, who was fired March 22 following a 7-25 season. Four Pride players were arrested in November on burglary charges stemming from dormitory room break-ins. Hofstra lands an established coach and respected recruiter in Mihalich, who played a big role in reviving the Purple Eagles' proud tradition.
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April 11, 2013 | Associated Press
Joe Mihalich is leaving behind 15 successful seasons at Niagara to take over Hofstra's troubled men's basketball program. The 56-year-old former La Salle player and assistant was announced Wednesday by the Long Island school as its 12th basketball coach. Mihalich replaces Mo Cassara, who was fired following a 7-25 season. Four Pride players were arrested in November on burglary charges stemming from dormitory room break-ins. Hofstra lands an established coach and respected recruiter in Mihalich, who played a big role in reviving the Purple Eagles' proud basketball tradition.
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September 7, 2012 | BY DICK JERARDI, Daily News Staff Writer
IT'S A STORY with many lives that still sounds apocryphal. Hank Nichols swears it is true. Jim Valvano really did ask Nichols if he could get a technical for what he was thinking. One of America's best referees said he could not. So, Valvano said: "I think you suck. " Nichols' reaction? No technical. "I was laughing too hard," he said. The 1958 Villanova grad and retired chairman of the school's Education and Human Services Department understood the absurdity of the "other" life he led traipsing around the East Coast to gyms where he had no friends.
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August 10, 2012 | By CHUCK DARROW, Daily News Staff Writer
TALK TO high-wire daredevil Nik Wallenda and you can't help but think of the iconic line from "The Treasure of Sierra Madre. " Except you hear Wallenda saying, "A tether? I don't need no stinkin' tether. " Thursday at 3 p.m., Wallenda, who last month thrilled a worldwide audience with his tightrope stroll above Niagara Falls, will commence a 1,300-foot walk 100 feet above the Atlantic City beach between the Atlantic Club and Tropicana casinos. As far as he's concerned, what's most important isn't what he'll be doing but how he'll be doing it: without the kind of safety device ABC-TV forced him to use during the Niagara Falls event.
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June 25, 2012 | By Toby Zinman and FOR THE INQUIRER
NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE, Ontario — There's a good deal of shrieking involved. And, if you don't plan ahead (who knew?) you'll wind up walking through this lovely, sedate town soaking wet — and my wet-T-shirt days are, believe me, long gone. This is the jet-ski experience — a trip down the Niagara River through wild rapids, stopping just short of the whirlpool known as Devil's Hole (www.whirlpooljet.com). It's one of the many things to do here that don't involve going to the theater — this is where the Shaw Festival happens every year (my review of the five shows I saw is posted at www.philly.com/philly/blogs/phillystage/)
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