November 3, 2011 |
ATHENS, Ohio - For the third consecutive November - albeit a little bit earlier each time - Temple's MAC East fate came down to a matchup with Ohio. The university, not the state. In 2009, the Owls closed out the regular season here, on the day after Thanksgiving, survivor take all. Running back Bernard Pierce, who had put together a record-setting freshman year, didn't play because of a shoulder injury. Ohio won by 18 points and proceeded directly to the title game in Detroit.
August 22, 2014 |
Thomas R. McClure, 75, of Malvern, a retired executive who started the McClure Group direct marketing firm in his bedroom and turned the business into one of the nation's top-earning direct marketing agencies, died Friday of brain cancer while traveling en route to hospice care at Neighborhood Health Inpatient Hospice in West Chester. Mr. McClure and his firm were the TV production team behind commercials featuring an elderly woman who had fallen and couldn't get up, and former Eagles coach Dick Vermeil touting the virtues of Independence Blue Cross health insurance.
November 4, 2011
TEMPLE running back Bernard Pierce did not fly home on the team charter following Wednesday night's 35-31 loss at Ohio University. He instead remained at an Athens hospital for several hours, along with team physician Dr. Ray Moyer and Dr. Moyer's wife, Page, after taking a hit to the head late in the game. They returned to Philadelphia early yesterday afternoon. Whether Pierce, who was already playing with a hamstring injury, will be ready to go for Wednesday night's home game against Miami of Ohio probably remains to be determined.
December 17, 1988 |
John Rankin, a senior forward at Drexel, scored 36 points last night, a tournament record. But Ohio University received 29 from Paul Graham and defeated the Dragons, 90-78, in the first round of the Walsworth Classic at the University of Missouri. Drexel will play Eastern Washington, an 81-68 loser to Missouri (No. 10 AP and UPI) in the consolation game. Rankin, who also moved into eighth place on Drexel's all-time rebounding list, broke the 11-year tournament's previous record of 30 points - held by three players - by shooting 14 of 18 from the field.
January 10, 1998 |
Shawnee senior Brea Webster has made an oral commitment to attend Ohio University on a partial field hockey scholarship. Webster, a two-year starter at sweeper, had narrowed her choices to two - the University of Maine and Ohio - before settling on Ohio last month. She made official visits to both campuses as well as Towson State. Webster also made unofficial visits to Boston University and Maryland. "I just fell in love with the campus, the whole layout of the school," Webster said yesterday.
March 17, 2012 |
NASHVILLE - Ohio University pulled off its second NCAA tournament upset in three seasons. This time, as a No. 13 seed, Ohio defeated fourth-seed Michigan, 65-60, in a second-round Midwest Regional game on Friday at the Bridgestone Arena. Ohio (27-7) advanced to Sunday's third-round game where it will play the winner of Friday night's Temple-South Florida game, which ended too late for this edition. Back in 2010, the Bobcats were a 14th seed and knocked off third-seeded Georgetown.
September 1, 2014 |
The Atlantic City region is on the brink of a short-term economic disaster. Atlantic City made history 36 years ago when it opened the first legal casinos in the United States outside Las Vegas. Now it's doing so again as casino employment - which for years exceeded the number of city residents - drops precipitously after a decade of steady decline. The closing of three casinos, starting with Showboat and Revel this weekend followed by Trump Plaza two weeks later, and the rapid-fire loss of 5,700 jobs, draw historic comparisons to longer-term collapses of U.S. industries such as steel.
September 1, 2012 |
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Pennsylvania State University has signed off on an agreement that outlines the changes it will make and the procedures it will adopt in the aftermath of the Jerry Sandusky child-molestation scandal. Leaders of the university, the NCAA, and the Big Ten Conference signed the agreement this week, fulfilling one of the school's obligations under a consent decree. It calls for the selection of an integrity officer for athletic programs and describes the duties of former U.S. Sen. George Mitchell, who will act as the independent monitor overseeing its compliance with sanctions.
March 6, 2014 |
SOLOMIYA IVAKHIV is like many of her fellow Ukrainian natives living in Philadelphia: waiting on any development in her homeland and praying that Russian President Vladimir Putin pulls back his troops from inside the sovereign nation. And while she and others wait, members of the local Ukrainian community peacefully take to the streets in support of their people back home. They want "to show, to tell Mr. Putin to take his hands off Ukraine," said Ivakhiv, 33. "We will send a message to Putin to stop playing games [by]
March 11, 2015 |
Sandra A. Spieczny, 63, of Glassboro, a journalism teacher and a sports copy editor at The Inquirer for more than two decades, died Saturday, March 7, at her home. Ms. Spieczny was found unresponsive in her living room by Glassboro police, who were called by a family friend when she did not answer the phone. The Gloucester County Medical Examiner's Office said Monday that the cause of death was heart disease. In a statement released to employees, Stan Wischnowski, vice president of news operations for Interstate General Media, parent of The Inquirer, said the company "lost a terrific journalist and wonderful colleague over the weekend.