March 25, 2016 |
STEVE VASTURIA sat at the back corner of the visiting hockey locker room in the bowels of the Wells Fargo Center, looking as if he should still be sitting in high school, waiting for the day to end so he could get out on the basketball court. Vasturia has the face of a young teenager, prompting coach Mike Brey to label him the "baby-faced assassin. " But he also had that look of excitement that only youth can bring. Well, youth and playing one of the biggest games of your life just minutes from your hometown and pretty much down the road from your former high school.
September 7, 2015 |
On the June day he drove a Harley-Davidson Road King north up Iowa 17 at the head of a column of hundreds of bikers, Scott Walker owned the state that casts the first votes in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. The Wisconsin governor, wearing a black leather jacket and fingerless gloves, enjoyed a fat lead in the polls - his union-killing record, evangelical background, and outside-the-Beltway persona considered a perfect fit for the 2016 Iowa caucuses. Since then, the road has turned washboard rough.
March 6, 2015 |
TWO MORE conference playoffs start tonight, including the Missouri Valley, which has two ranked teams at the start of its conference tournament for only the second time in league history. Bubble teams everywhere are rooting for Wichita State or Northern Iowa to win the MVC. If someone else from the league wins, it will steal a bid from the at-large pool. Isn't this fun? MAAC At Albany, N.Y. FIRST ROUND/Today 8-Siena vs. 9-Niagara, 5 7-Saint Peter's vs. 10-Fairfield, 7:30 6-Quinnipiac vs. 11-Marist, 10 QUARTERFINALS/Saturday Iona vs. Siena/Niagara, 12 Monmouth vs. Canisius, 2:30 Rider vs. Saint Peter's/Fairfield, 5:30 Manhattan vs. Quinnipiac/Marist, 8 SEMIFINALS/Sunday Times: 4:30 & 7 p.m. CHAMPIONSHIP/Monday Semifinal winners, 9 p.m. (ESPN2)
February 10, 2014 |
Nick Russell had 15 points to go with several big steals, and coach Larry Brown's Southern Methodist team stayed undefeated at home with a 76-55 victory Saturday night over No. 7 Cincinnati in Dallas, ending the Bearcats' 15-game winning streak. The Mustangs (19-5, 8-3 American Athletic) have beaten three top 25 foes in seven games since moving into the renovated Moody Coliseum five weeks ago. Sean Kilpatrick had 22 for Cincinnati (22-3, 11-1). Florida 78, Alabama 69 - Scottie Wilbekin scored 16 points to lift the third-ranked Gators (21-2, 10-0 SEC)
January 7, 2014 |
The Penn women's team may have hit the court at the Palestra just 12 hours after getting home from Florida, but they showed no sign of fatigue on Sunday afternoon, leading from the start in a 79-49 demolition of Norfolk State to notch their seventh straight win. After a dramatic, 67-66 win over Miami on New Year's Day, the Quakers were stranded in South Florida by bad weather in the Northeast. The team finally had to take a bus to Fort Myers, Fla., then fly into Atlantic City and take another bus to West Philadelphia - arriving early Sunday morning, nearly two days after their scheduled return.
December 6, 2013 |
LA SALLE had 8 days to digest a disappointing trip to the Paradise Jam in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Coming off consecutive losses to Providence and Northern Iowa in the tournament, the Explorers had little margin for error last night against Hartford. The Explorers used a big run in the second half to pull away from Hartford, 75-62, to improve to 4-4. "I thought we really competed defensively," Explorers coach John Giannini said. "We had guys play more the way we are used to seeing them play, more the way we want to see them play.
November 27, 2013 |
DESPITE a second straight double-double for junior center Steve Zack, the La Salle Explorers (3-4) lost, 65-50, last night in the third-place game of the Paradise Jam in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Zack had 13 points and 13 rebounds. Senior Tyrone Garland was the only other Explorer in double figures with 10 points. Jerrell Wright was limited to 6 minutes because of flu-like symptoms. "Today our shot selection was really strange," coach John Giannini said. "We took some bad shots and turned down good shots, which is the sign of a team that has started to stress over their shooting.
May 7, 2013
The La Salle men's basketball team will participate in the 2013 U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam from Nov. 22-25, coach John Giannini announced Monday. The Explorers will open with Morgan State on Nov. 22 at 9 p.m. The other two teams on La Salle's side of the bracket are Providence and Vanderbilt. Other teams at the Paradise Jam are Maryland, Northern Iowa, Loyola Marymount and Marist. La Salle also played in the Paradise Jam in 2001, 2003 and 2008.
March 22, 2013 |
BY NOW, the story has been told so many times that it's become the "Tall Tale" of the McDermott family. Back in 2009, the father, Greg, was the head basketball coach at Iowa State University in Ames. The son, Doug, was a first-team all-state player who averaged 20.1 points and 7.8 rebounds for Ames High School, which won consecutive state titles, going 53-0 in the process. The father, just like every other major college coach in the country, was hot on the recruiting trail of his son's teammate - Harrison Barnes, a consensus High school All-America who spent two seasons at the University of North Carolina before being selected seventh overall in the 2012 NBA draft.
August 8, 2012 |
A CORONER said signs pointed to "an apparent natural death" pending results from toxicology tests and on other tissue after an autopsy performed on Columbus Crew midfielder Kirk Urso on Monday. The 22-year-old Urso was pronounced dead at 1:50 a.m. Sunday at Grant Medical Center after collapsing at a downtown Columbus bar and restaurant. Franklin County Coroner Jan Gorniak said toxicology tests will not be finalized for 4 to 6 weeks. "It's leaning toward an apparent natural death, but we don't know why," Gorniak said.