March 19, 2016 |
SPOKANE, Wash. - The St Joseph's Hawks practiced Thursday afternoon in "Bigfoot Country," at Spokane Community College. (There's an actual stuffed rendering of Bigfoot out in the lobby.) An administrator wanted to put up Do Not Disturb signs outside the gym. "Don't bother," Hawks coach Phil Martelli told her, knowing there would be more noise going out the door than coming in. Preparing for Friday night's NCAA West Regional first-round matchup with Cincinnati, loud basketball talk filled the little gym, even during stretching.
December 4, 2014 |
With a national ranking of No. 10 and two victories already over top-25 teams, Villanova could be considered the choice to win the Big Five championship this season. But who's No. 2? La Salle and Temple are hoping that transfers can combine with talented holdovers to help them win more games. St. Joseph's has some veteran players but a lot of youth. Penn has a terrific player with a supporting cast of mainly promising but inexperienced underclassmen. You may not be able to successfully pick an order in the Big Five considering how unpredictable the venerable city institution is. One thing for sure is, Villanova coach Jay Wright isn't buying the favorite's role so early while preparing the Wildcats (6-0)
September 6, 2013 |
AS WE ENTER the 2013 football season one of the more pertinent questions on the minds of those who follow the Catholic League is: Will we have a changing of the guard in one or all three of the classifications? Remarkably, since the league joined the PIAA in 2008, La Salle (4A), Archbishop Wood (3A), and West Catholic (2A) have dominated in each of their respective classes, winning league titles every year. Furthermore, they are a combined (88-3) against league opponents. This includes regular-season and playoff games.
July 24, 2013
ARIES (March 21-April 19). The knowledge you obtain only makes you want to know more. This interest will soon turn into a passion, and the passion will very quickly make you an expert. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). A pecking order is being established, and you may not agree with it. Your presence will change this order but not deactivate it. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). It is said that "love enters through the eyes. " Your eyes will be delighted by the sight of a certain someone. CANCER (June 22-July 22)
February 24, 2012 |
Temple will become a major player when it comes to recruiting elite basketball talent. Of course, that's assuming the Owls find a way to leave the Atlantic Ten and join the Big East as an all-sports member. Discussions between the Big East and Temple regarding the Owls are hitting the final stages. Temple could join the conference for all sports as early as next season. "If Temple goes to the Big East, I think the landscape for it will change, instantly," said Kamal Yard, the director for the Under Armour-sponsored Philly Pride AAU team and the Under Armour grassroots representative for the Philadelphia area.
May 29, 2011
"We've seen some real damage to the consumer's psyche. " - Tom Kloza, an analyst at Oil Price Information Services, on the continuing effects of high gasoline prices. "More than anything, this is about being fed up. We are absolutely fed up. " - Spanish protester Maria Martinez, 32, on bleak job prospects in the country's poor economy. "We're in some ways a victim of our own success. " - Maureen Mulligan, a spokeswoman for Pennsylvania Solar Energy Industries Association, on the glut of projects spurred by federal and state incentives.
March 3, 2002 |
Sugar and spice and everything nice. That's what little girls are made of. Right? Not quite, say the experts. Mean, spitting spleen, and torment in between might more accurately describe the ways of many girls during adolescence. Four new books have appeared on the topic of "relational aggression" - the henhouse behaviors psychologists claim girls exhibit as they establish the pecking order of popularity. The mean, mean girl machine is such a hot topic right now it could set an anthill on fire.
November 22, 2001 |
Shawnee's surge was almost undetectable. The Renegades didn't even have to take a stride to do it. They went from fourth to third with almost no one noticing. Heck, they weren't even sure they had done it. The Renegades' girls' cross-country team left Holmdel Park after Saturday's Meet of Champions with fourth-place medals but with the knowledge that a scorekeeping mistake could change the results. Saturday night, Shawnee coach Mike Yurcho got the call from meet director Don Danser.
December 21, 1999 |
The Eagles' future is still wearing No. 5. Donovan McNabb will start the season's final game if his left knee heals enough and will come into training camp in July as the team's No. 1 quarterback. None of that has changed. However, head coach Andy Reid made it clear yesterday that the battle for the No. 2 job will be an open competition between Sunday's hero, Koy Detmer, and Doug Pederson, who started the first nine games of this season. "As long as Donovan's healthy and as long as he continues to progress, I can tell you that he'll be the No. 1 guy," Reid said.
February 10, 1999 |
Jim Slattery is usually the third or fourth substitute on Germantown Academy's basketball team. Then came yesterday, when the occasion for the Patriots was an Inter-Ac League game at Chestnut Hill Academy, and, voila, he was starting. Slattery, a 6-2, 190-pound junior forward, made a significant leap up the pecking order after coach Jim Fenerty issued one-game suspensions to four players, including three starters, for what he termed a violation of team rules. The missing sub was Brendan Kelly.