March 25, 2016 |
ADAM FISHER was coached at Central Bucks East High by Derek Wright, Jay's brother. His first work out of college was as a Villanova graduate manager, a job that took him to the 2009 Final Four. Thursday night in Louisville, Ky., Fisher will be on the sideline at the KFC Yum! Center when the Wildcats play Miami in a Sweet 16 game. He is in his first season as a Miami assistant coach. "It's been an incredible experience," Fisher said. "We have such a great senior class . . . We're just enjoying the ride they're all taking us on. " When the Hurricanes were on their way back home Sunday afternoon after winning two NCAA games in Providence, R.I. on Thursday and Saturday, Fisher kept asking the flight attendant for updates on Villanova-Iowa.
May 21, 2015 |
PENN STATE and Temple open the football season against each other on Sept. 5 in Lincoln Financial Field. The teams are also scheduled to play in 2016 in State College. It's unclear when they might meet again. The Big Ten announced two years ago that each of its member schools would begin playing nine conference games a season in 2016, the first time that has been the case since 1984. That means that those schools will be limited to three nonconference games, and that the future is hazy for the PSU-Temple series, which dates back to 1931 and has seen the teams square off 43 times.
February 19, 2015 |
Devin Booker had 18 points and seven rebounds as No. 1 Kentucky picked up its defense in the second half and extended the best start in school history Tuesday night with a 66-48 victory over Tennessee in Knoxville, Tenn. Kentucky is 26-0 for the first time, though the Wildcats finished the 1953-54 season with a 25-0 mark. It also matches the best start for a team coached by John Calipari, who won his first 26 games at Massachusetts in 1995-96 and was 26-0 at Memphis in 2007-08. Andrew Harrison scored 14 points and Trey Lyles added 10 for Kentucky (13-0 SEC)
December 19, 2014 |
STATE COLLEGE - For the first time in quite some time, Penn State basketball has more than just a pulse; it's an able-bodied citizen in the college basketball community. The Nittany Lions are 10-1, heading into Saturday's 2 p.m. game with Drexel at Allentown's PPL Center. Their outstanding record wouldn't be that way without one man lifting the Lions into college-hoops relevancy. A veteran, crafty guard from Strawberry Mansion High, senior D.J. Newbill has given a success-starved fan base hope.
February 27, 2014 |
THERE ARE 13 former Big 5 assistants having varying levels of success as head coaches around the country. If you want to add Jay Wright, Phil Martelli, Fran Dunphy and Jerome Allen to the list, it would be 17 as the head coaches at Villanova, Saint Joseph's, Temple and Penn were also Big 5 assistants at one point. Here are the assistants, school by school, with the first school listed for John Gallagher (La Salle, Penn) and Matt Langel (Penn, Temple) who were assistants at two Big 5 schools.
November 15, 2013 |
KIMBERLY GARNER wiped tears from her eyes inside Roman Catholic high school yesterday on national signing day, as her son, Shep, took the podium and thanked coaches, teammates, trainers, friends and family for shaping his life and basketball career. However, when he paused and muttered "who else?" Mom attempted an assist by pointing to the sky. But, only silence followed as the senior still fumbled for words. Then finally . . . "Oh, and I thank God, too," Garner said with a smile as laughter filled the room.
October 24, 2013 |
When Penn State guard Allen Roberts got off the phone with Patrick Chambers, he was sold. Chambers, who is from Newtown Square, is entering his third season as the head coach of the Nittany Lions. His fiery personality and coaching style have lured the likes of Roberts and D.J. Newbill - a Philadelphian - to Happy Valley. Roberts said Chambers' attitude was magnetic when he first talked to him on the phone. "That conversation is something I rarely have with a college coach," Roberts said.
July 18, 2013 |
FORMER VILLANOVA basketball player Dwayne Anderson was named an assistant coach at Penn State yesterday. Anderson was a member of the 2009 Villanova team that went to the Final Four. This will be Anderson's first college coaching job after four seasons of playing professionally in Europe. One of Anderson's coaches at Villanova was Patrick Chambers, now the Penn State head coach. Anderson is from Silver Spring, Md. "Dwayne is an absolute winner and a leader, and we are fortunate to have someone of his caliber joining our staff," Chambers said in a statement.
July 18, 2013 |
Harking back to the ride he experienced in Villanova's run to the 2009 Final Four, Penn State head coach Patrick Chambers announced Tuesday he had hired former Wildcats star Dwayne Anderson as an assistant coach. For Anderson, a 2009 graduate who was a captain of the Wildcats in his junior and senior years, it will be his first job in coaching. He had spent the last four years playing professionally in Germany and Italy. "My family and I are very excited to join the Nittany Lion family and help the program as much as possible," Anderson said in a statement.
June 17, 2013 |
It was about two or three weeks ago, Shep Garner said, that he decided he would go to Penn State. But he had to keep it a secret. Before he made it official, the Roman Catholic shooting guard needed some special clearance. "My mom wanted to see the campus and meet the coaches face-to-face," Garner said. "She said she wanted to see if she felt a good vibe or bad vibe. And she got a good vibe. " Garner committed to the Nittany Lions on Saturday morning, a day after touring the campus with his parents.