March 16, 2012 |
Virginia will put its pack-line defense on display for the nation Friday against a Florida team well-suited for attacking it. The 10th-seeded Cavaliers (22-9) have only seven scholarship players available, making it imperative for their slowdown game to keep the score low if they hope to beat the No. 7 Gators (23-10) at the CenturyLink Center, Omaha, Neb. Memphis-St. Louis. The Memphis Tigers (26-8) have the No. 8 seed and an advantage heading into a showdown with ninth-seeded Saint Louis (25-7)
June 1, 2012 |
P HIL MICKELSON withdrew from the Memorial in Dublin, Ohio, after a 79 on Thursday because of mental fatigue. Mickelson said it was more important for him to be rested for the U.S. Open in 2 weeks than to finish Jack Nicklaus' tournament. He attributed the fatigue to playing 3 straight weeks, and then going to Europe to celebrate his wife's 40th birthday. He returned home to play a corporate outing Tuesday in New York, flew to Ohio for the pro-am and found his head wasn't in the game.
January 21, 2013 |
The College of New Jersey's Steven D'Aiutolo (Cinnaminson) took top honors in the triple jump Saturday at the New York University Challenge at the Armory in New York City. D'Aiutolo's leap of 47 feet, 2 inches qualified him for the ECAC Championships. He was also part of the 4x400 relay team that placed third. The Golden Lions' Emily Kulcyk (Cherokee) was a member of the women's 4x400 relay team that finished fourth. She also placed fifth in the 500. Liz Johnson (Rancocas Valley)
March 23, 2012 |
OHIO IS happy to make room for anyone who wants to jump on the bandwagon. Just don't expect the Bobcats (29-7) to buy into that whole lovable underdog thing. Yes, they realize they're the 13th seed, the only "little guy" left in a tournament that now looks like a who's who of college basketball. They're well aware it would take them another century or two to match top-seeded North Carolina's tradition - they're in the regional semifinals for the second time, while the Tar Heels have lost count of how many times they've been here.
September 5, 2012 |
STATE COLLEGE - It was a hell of a bus ride. Coach Bill O'Brien's new era of Penn State football might have gotten off on the wrong foot with a 24-14 loss to Ohio on Saturday, but the atmosphere surrounding the Nittany Lions' 2012 season opener was a special one - from the hopeful beginning to the undesirable ending. "That was, I guess you would say, the best bus ride we've had since I've been here," said senior defensive tackle Jordan Hill. "We had so much support starting from the beginning of the route, it was crazy . . . I knew it was gonna be crazy but I didn't think it would be that crazy.
September 9, 2012 |
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - As one of Penn State's most vocal and visible leaders, Michael Mauti has sent along the right messages this week to his teammates: Forget about the loss to Ohio, learn from the mistakes that were made, and be focused on the road at Virginia. But when he goes on the field Saturday at Scott Stadium for the first time, the fifth-year senior linebacker will take with him the sour memory of how easily and thoroughly the Bobcats moved the ball against a defense that has built a reputation for stinginess during his time with the Nittany Lions.
August 27, 2014 |
On Christmas, while his 3-year-old daughter opened her presents, pet-shop owner Michael Gill was in his bathroom cradling an English bulldog mix puppy suffering from a lethal canine virus. The dog had contracted parvo, a deadly and highly contagious intestinal disease. Six puppies in his store that died, along with seven that became sick, were delivered by a Missouri-based dog distributor, he said. "It was the single worst experience I've had with animals in 20 years," said Gill, owner of We Love Pets in Media.
July 15, 1987 |
She was a punk party-goer, a magazine magnate, a porn model, a junkie. She dyed her hair purple and helped run one of the country's most explicit porn publication. She posed for pictures wearing stockings, a hat and nothing in between. She procured women for her husband and became addicted to drugs rather than let him do it alone. Her beginnings were sordid and sad (she said she was orphaned at 8 when her father murdered her mother, grandfather and mother's friend) and her end last month at age 33 - in a bathtub in Los Angeles - even sadder.
June 16, 1986 |
With a single, quick, surprise move earlier this month, a Philadelphia-area trucking company put itself in position to become the nation's biggest revenue producer in its highly specialized business. If Chemical Leaman Corp., based in Lionville, Chester County, does take over the number-one position in the bulk-commodity hauling industry, it would do so by taking over the equipment and facilities of a failed Ohio trucking company. The move could enable Chemical Leaman to displace another area company, Matlack Inc., a division of RLC Corp.
October 9, 1996 |
A youngster grows up with a single athletic purpose: He wants to play linebacker at Penn State. His high school coach, recognizing the youngster's physical talent, asks him to play quarterback. But the boy wants to hone his skills at linebacker so he can move on to Penn State to do the same. No thank you, he says to the coach. Penn State recruits him as a linebacker after he has made just about every high school all-America team that matters. The plan is still intact - until three days before his first game as a freshman.