October 29, 2014
AFTER 19 SEASONS, Bishop McDevitt basketball coach Jack Rutter has retired. Rutter, a retired member of the Philadelphia Police Department, will also no longer teach at the school and has accepted a job in the criminal-justice arena. Last season, the Lancers made the playoffs and finished 5-8 in Catholic League play and 12-13 overall. Eight years ago, he took time off to battle - and beat - stomach cancer. Among several players he coached, Rutter mentioned standout Ryan Presson, the son of Temptations tenor Ronald Tyson Presson (stage name Ron Tyson)
October 23, 2014
The NWCA All-Star Classic is coming to the Palestra on Nov. 1, and three area wrestlers will compete in the showcase matches - two from Penn and one from Drexel. Penn's Lorenzo Thomas, who finished sixth at nationals, will wrestle Rider's Clint Morrison. The Quakers' C.J. Cobb, who moved up to 149 pounds, will take on Virgina Tech's Devin Carter. Drexel's Kevin Devoy Jr., who is ranked 17th in the nation at 133, will face Ithaca's Alex Gomez, the runner-up at last year's NCAA Division III Championships at 133 pounds.
September 17, 2014 |
The nation's top wrestlers will start the season Nov. 1 at the Palestra in the National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Star Classic. Tickets, which start at $10 (with premium seating plans going up to $150) are on sale at the Penn Athletics box office and at PennAthletics.com. In the weeks leading up to the event, the NWCA will announce the full field weight-by-weight. Field hockey. Juniors Kerry Anne Farrell, an Archbishop Prendergast graduate, and Jen Webb (Gwynedd-Mercy)
August 30, 2014
2014-15 SCHEDULE Date Opp. Time Nov. 14 American * 7 Nov. 17 Louisiana Tech * 7 Nov. 21 Duke* 9 in Brooklyn, N.Y. Nov. 22 Stanford/UNLV* TBA in Brooklyn, N.Y. Nov. 25 Penn 7 Nov. 30 LIU-Brooklyn TBA Dec. 3 at St. Joseph's TBA Dec. 6 La Salle** Noon Dec. 10 Towson 7 Dec. 14 at Villanova TBA Dec. 18 at Delaware TBA Dec. 22 Kansas *** 7 Dec. 28 Delaware St. TBA Dec. 31 at UConn TBA ...
July 4, 2014
The La Salle men's basketball team will begin the 2014-15 season Nov. 15 with a home game against Colgate. The team released its nonconference schedule Wednesday. Nov. 15 Colgate, 3 p.m. Nov. 18 At Quinnipiac Nov. 22 St. Peter's Nov. 25 St. Francis (N.Y.) Nov. 28-29 Barclays Center Classic: Virginia, Vanderbilt, and Rutgers Dec. 3 Villanova Dec. 6 Temple* Dec. 13 At Drexel Dec. 16 American Dec. 20 At Towson Dec. 23 At Hofstra Dec. 30 Penn Times TBA. Home games, in bold, at Tom Gola Arena.
April 18, 2014 |
Darnell Foreman waited all basketball season to hear from a college coach such as Jerome Allen of the University of Pennsylvania. He finally did, a few hours after leading Pitman to the Group 1 state championship on March 9. "They came in late, and they came in fast," Foreman said of Penn's efforts to recruit him. Foreman, a 6-foot-1 senior guard, on Wednesday committed to Penn. "It's a great fit," Foreman said. "The Palestra has a lot of history there, and it's a great place to play.
March 28, 2014 |
A December doubleheader between Atlantic Ten and Atlantic Coast Conference schools at the Barclays Center will be held for three seasons, from 2015-17 as part of an agreement that puts the ACC postseason tournament in the Brooklyn arena in 2017 and '18 and the Atlantic Ten tournament at Barclays from 2019-21. The A-10 tournament will be in Brooklyn through 2016. Commissioner Bernadette McGlade said the tournament could be in one city or two cities in 2017-18. "Obviously, we love Philadelphia," McGlade said of the possibility of the A-10 returning to the city.
March 24, 2014 |
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - It's time for Penn and St. Joseph's to get back to work Sunday, when the two Big Five women's teams open play in the NCAA tournament. Penn (22-6), a 12th seed, meets No. 5 Texas (21-11) 30 minutes after Maryland plays Army (12:30 p.m.) at the Comcast Center as part of the Louisville Regional. St. Joseph's (22-9), a ninth seed, meets No. 8 Georgia (20-11) at 5:30 p.m. at Gample Pavilion in Storrs, Conn., as part of the Lincoln (Neb.) Regional. Since beating Princeton on the road almost two weeks ago to win the Ivy League title and Penn's first trip to the NCAA tournament in a decade, the Quakers have been stockpiling memorable moments.
March 21, 2014 |
IT HAS BEEN a whirlwind last week or so for the Penn women's basketball program. They have been waiting patiently for their first NCAA Tournament game in 10 years since they took down Princeton last Tuesday night. "It has been a tremendous week for our program," head coach Mike McLaughlin said. "The excitement of winning the Ivy League for the first time here at Penn in 10 years, the remarkable turnaround the program has had, particularly with the seniors that have set the tone for the program over the last 4 years, it has been an exciting week.
March 20, 2014 |
Chances are there won't be many 15-year-olds sitting by themselves high in the First Niagara Center on Thursday night when St. Joseph's and Connecticut meet in a second-round NCAA tournament game. And if there are, when that Buffalo doubleheader concludes about midnight, it's doubtful any will be hitchhiking part of the way home. The world and the NCAA tournament have changed since the last time the Hawks and the Huskies opened against each other. On Monday, March 8, 1965, I attended the Palestra tripleheader that launched the NCAA tournament that year.