September 29, 2015 |
Jimmy McAfee has produced five interceptions and three touchdown catches during Germantown Academy's 4-0 start. When the senior's academic talents are added to the equation, it appears he's an ideal Ivy or Patriot League recruit. But for as much as he enjoys football, McAfee plans to concentrate on playing lacrosse and studying economics at Amherst. "I really like the speed of the game, the back-and-forth action, and that there's few stoppages," he said. McAfee, a third-year starter, has shined on the gridiron as a slot receiver, free safety, and kick returner.
June 8, 2015 |
Over the last few months, a pilgrimage to Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa., has been a must-make trip for scouts. The Phillies, New York Yankees, and Chicago White Sox. The Cincinnati Reds, Detroit Tigers, and Colorado Rockies. Scouts representing all of those major-league teams have found their way to the school with almost 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students. "It's been pretty unusual this year," said Sean Leary, the Mountain Hawks coach for 20 seasons. "They were here pretty regularly.
March 21, 2015 |
PITTSBURGH - After his postgame news conference had ended Thursday night, Fran O'Hanlon slipped through a black curtain behind a dais and found himself face to face with two Villanova players - Darrun Hilliard and Daniel Ochefu - and Jay Wright. The three were sitting in a row, and one by one, O'Hanlon shook hands with each of them, finally giving Wright a firm grip and finishing with a nine-word admonishment. "You guys," he said, "had better get to the Final Four. " The day before, O'Hanlon had joked that he would enjoy every minute of this experience - his coaching Lafayette to its first NCAA tournament in 15 years, his coaching against his alma mater - until Thursday's game began.
March 20, 2015 |
PITTSBURGH - It is 30 miles, give or take a shortcut or two, from Nick Lindner's house in Doylestown to the Kirby Sports Center on Lafayette College's campus in Easton. It is 20 miles from his house to Germantown Academy's campus in Fort Washington. Lindner could tie a blindfold over his eyes, settle behind the wheel of his car, and drive those routes safely. He'd know just when he was winding up Route 611 North, hugging the Delaware River's banks, on his way to Easton, and he'd know just when he had to turn left on Tennis Avenue in Ambler so he didn't blow past his high school to the west.
March 18, 2015 |
EASTON, Pa. - It was lunchtime at St. Thomas More High School in West Philadelphia, winter of 1966, when Fran O'Hanlon was summoned to the athletic director's office. "I walk in there, I can hardly see," said O'Hanlon, now finishing his second decade as the men's basketball coach at Lafayette. In that office, Temple's legendary head coach, Harry Litwack, sat smoking his cigar. Litwack took a drag and let it out. O'Hanlon was 17 years old. He was thinking, when is this guy going to talk?
March 4, 2015 |
THE GUYS from Florida Gulf Coast are back for one more shot at glory; the kid from Oakland is indefatigable; and Bucknell is winning even without our help. Here's a look at the three conference tournaments that begin today: Atlantic Sun At Campus Sites FIRST ROUND/Tuesday, March 3 5-Lipscomb at 4-Northern Kentcky, 7 6-Kennesaw St. at 3-S.C.-Upstate, 7 7-Jacksonville at 2-Florida Gulf Coast, 7 8-Stetson at 1-North Florida, 7:30 SEMIFINALS/Thursday, March 5 Times TBA CHAMPIONSHIP/Sunday, March 8 Semifinal winners, 2:30 (ESPN2)
October 13, 2014 |
Ross Scheuerman rushed for three touchdowns, including the game-winner, to lead Lafayette to a 24-21 win over visiting Georgetown in Easton, Pa. The Hoyas took a 21-17 lead with 8 minutes, 44 seconds left in the game on Justin Hill's 6-yard TD reception. Lafayette responded with a nine-play, 63-yard drive, capped by Scheuerman's 5-yard score with 5:24 remaining. Blake Searfoss completed 17 of 26 passes, with two interceptions, for Lafayette (3-3, 2-1 Patriot). Scheuerman finished with 58 yards on 22 carries.
November 25, 2013 |
In the 149th meeting of college football's most-played rivalry, Lafayette (5-6, 4-1) routed No. 17 Lehigh, 50-28, in Bethlehem, Pa., on Saturday to claim the Patriot League title. Lafayette, which opened the season by losing five of its first six games but has since won four of its last five, captured its first league title since 2006 and seventh overall. The Leopards also gained the league's automatic bid to the FCS playoffs, where they will be the first sub-.500 qualifier since the playoffs began in 1978.
September 15, 2013 |
At some point Saturday afternoon at Lincoln Financial Field, former Rancocas Valley High School running back Carlton Koonce will exchange pleasantries with Temple players such as offensive lineman Eric Lofton and Raymond Korang, who, like Koonce, played at the Lumberton school. But that will be only after Koonce and his Fordham (2-0) teammates have done everything in their power to upend the Owls (0-2). Last week against Villanova, the Football Championship Subdivision Rams forced the then-No.
July 6, 2013
By Alice P. Gast There are few experiences more exciting and rewarding for a college or university president than watching your graduates being selected in the National Basketball Association draft. It was truly inspiring to see Lehigh University's C.J. McCollum and Bucknell University's Mike Muscala chosen from among the most accomplished college basketball players in the United States. Both have led their teams to Patriot League conference titles and NCAA tournaments. Both also graduated with their classes this spring, achieving academic success and displaying exemplary leadership on their campuses.