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March 20, 2000 | by Don Russell, Daily News Staff Writer
Temple University won the battle of the bands and the fight for the fans, but yesterday it could not win a basketball game. On a gray afternoon in this dreary Lake Erie town, the North Broad Street university faithful tossed their cheerleaders higher, painted their faces redder and played their trombones louder. And yet, as any sports fan knows, those things don't count on the scoreboard. The box score in the second round of the NCAA tournament shows the Temple Owls fell in overtime to the underdog Seton Hall Pirates, 67-65.
SPORTS
January 3, 2003 | Daily News Wire Services
The president of the University of Virginia apologized yesterday for a halftime performance by the school's pep band at the Tire Bowl that mocked West Virginia's rural image. West Virginia Gov. Bob Wise had demanded an apology Monday in a letter to John T. Casteen III. The show, in which West Virginians were depicted wearing overalls and pigtails, "crossed the line between humor and the ridicule that the ACC, the NCAA and simple decency proscribe," Casteen said. Pep band leader Adam Lorentson said that too much was being made of the performance.
SPORTS
March 21, 2012 | From Inquirer Wire Services
Rhode Island has hired Wagner's Dan Hurley to rebuild its struggling Atlantic Ten program, which finished 7-24 this season. Hurley, who spent two years as the State Island school's basketball coach, agreed to a six-year deal. In his second season at Wagner, Hurley led the Seahawks, who play in the Northeast Conference, to a 25-6 record. The former star guard at Seton Hall - and son of Hall of Famer Bob Hurley - also coached nine seasons at St. Benedict's Prep in Newark, N.J. "Dan is a proven winner at every level and I am looking forward to partnering with him to build on the solid foundation we have in place," Rhode Island athletic director Thorr Bjorn said.
SPORTS
February 13, 2013 | By Phil Anastasia, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
There were shirtless guys in plaid kilts with painted chests spelling out "H-I-G-H-L-A-N-D" in the top row of the bleachers. There was a pep band in one corner, striking up a little ditty when a Highland wrestler registered a pin in Monday night's 41-24 victory over Gateway-Woodbury in the opening round of the South Jersey Group 2 tournament. There were spectators filing all four seating sections of the gymnasium nearly to capacity. It felt like old times. It felt like something new, too. "One-hundred-and-thirty strong," Highland coach Mike Davidson said of number of wrestlers in the youth program that has begun to revitalize the high school team.
SPORTS
February 13, 2013 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Columnist
There were shirtless guys in plaid kilts with painted chests spelling out "H-I-G-H-L-A-N-D" in the top row of the bleachers. There was a pep band in one corner, striking up a little ditty whenever a Highland wrestler registered a pin in Monday night's 41-24 victory over Gateway-Woodbury in the opening round of the South Jersey Group 2 tournament. There were spectators filling all four seating sections of the gymnasium nearly to capacity. It felt like old times. It felt like something new, too. "One-hundred-and-thirty strong," Highland coach Mike Davidson said of number of wrestlers in the youth program that has begun to revitalize the high school team.
SPORTS
March 29, 1999 | By Beth Onufrak, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
The quiet, steady play this season of Cheltenham's other senior - Morgan Banks - has often been lost in the flashy contributions of classmate Stacey Smalls. A three-year starter for the Panthers, Banks gave her all every time out this season. Friday's PIAA Class AAAA state title game was no different from the previous 32 games played this season by the 5-foot-9 forward. "I told Morgan, I said, 'You have nothing to feel bad about; you had a great game,' " Panthers coach Bob Schaefer said.
SPORTS
March 16, 2012 | Associated Press
Robert Sacre and Gary Bell Jr. scored 14 points apiece as Gonzaga routed West Virginia, 77-54, on Thursday night in Pittburgh in the second round of the NCAA tournament. Kevin Pangos added 13 points and five assists for the seventh-seeded Bulldogs (26-6). Gary Browne led the Mountaineers (19-14) with 15 points off the bench, and Kevin Jones scored 13 in his final game for West Virginia, which had its worst postseason defeat in 28 years despite the home-court advantage. Gonzaga never let the crowd get into it. The Bulldogs took control during a 13-0 run midway through the first half and cruised, shooting 56 percent from the floor.
SPORTS
January 3, 2003 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
The president of the University of Virginia apologized yesterday for a halftime performance by the school's pep band at the Tire Bowl that mocked West Virginia's rural image. West Virginia Gov. Bob Wise had demanded an apology Monday in a letter to John T. Casteen III. The show, in which West Virginians were depicted wearing overalls and pigtails, "crossed the line between humor and the ridicule that the [Atlantic Coast Conference], the NCAA, and simple decency proscribe," Casteen said.
SPORTS
March 26, 1987 | By BILL FLEISCHMAN, Daily News Sports Writer
When Julius Erving gains the respect of Boston's loyal Celtics fans, it is further proof that he is something special. During the Sixers' two appearances in Boston Garden this season, Jan and Gary Liddell have draped a red No. 6 over a balcony railing. Erving's No. 6 hangs next to green Nos. 33 (Larry Bird), 32 (Kevin McHale) and 3 (Dennis Johnson). Erving's No. 6 will be there again Sunday, when he makes his last regular-season visit to Boston. "He's so charismatic and such a gentleman," Jan Liddell said yesterday from the couple's Plymouth, Mass.
NEWS
February 6, 2005 | By Larry Eichel INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Eagles fans celebrated their thus-far nonviolent takeover of this Super Bowl city with a loud and frenzied pep rally last evening that featured the cheerleaders, the pep band and the owner. Throughout the event, in which several thousand people crammed into a small, open-air gathering spot at the center of a riverfront retail complex, the faithful were urged to bring their energy to the game. "I ask you to turn Alltel Stadium into Lincoln Financial Field," owner Jeffrey Lurie told the crowd.
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December 9, 2015 | Lauren McCutcheon, For the Daily News
Sunday's win over the Pats felt more than awesome. But aside from that stray pre-Christmas miracle, you might think the Eagles Pep Band's mission is difficult right about now. You might assume this sad 5-7 football season has zapped the zest from the foursome tasked with leading thousands of tailgaters in rousing pregame renditions of "Fly, Eagles, Fly. " Can't be easy getting a disappointed fanbase to join in a jubilant fight-song sing-along ....
SPORTS
March 19, 2013 | By Sam Donnellon, Daily News Staff Writer
IF FRAN DUNPHY had his druthers, his Temple players would have been serving soup somewhere in the city when the NCAA Tournament selections were announced Sunday night. Or cleaning a park, or working at a rec center, something to reinforce how lucky they were to be awaiting such news, to be in position to play an NCAA Tournament game for the sixth season in a row. But he couldn't line that up, so he found another way to remind them of it. While a pep band played and faithful fans assembled in the Fox-Gittis Room at the Liacouras Center to watch the selection show, Dunphy sat the team through another viewing of their 79-74 loss to UMass on Friday in the Atlantic 10 Tournament, stopping it often.
SPORTS
February 13, 2013 | By Phil Anastasia, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
There were shirtless guys in plaid kilts with painted chests spelling out "H-I-G-H-L-A-N-D" in the top row of the bleachers. There was a pep band in one corner, striking up a little ditty when a Highland wrestler registered a pin in Monday night's 41-24 victory over Gateway-Woodbury in the opening round of the South Jersey Group 2 tournament. There were spectators filing all four seating sections of the gymnasium nearly to capacity. It felt like old times. It felt like something new, too. "One-hundred-and-thirty strong," Highland coach Mike Davidson said of number of wrestlers in the youth program that has begun to revitalize the high school team.
SPORTS
February 13, 2013 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Columnist
There were shirtless guys in plaid kilts with painted chests spelling out "H-I-G-H-L-A-N-D" in the top row of the bleachers. There was a pep band in one corner, striking up a little ditty whenever a Highland wrestler registered a pin in Monday night's 41-24 victory over Gateway-Woodbury in the opening round of the South Jersey Group 2 tournament. There were spectators filling all four seating sections of the gymnasium nearly to capacity. It felt like old times. It felt like something new, too. "One-hundred-and-thirty strong," Highland coach Mike Davidson said of number of wrestlers in the youth program that has begun to revitalize the high school team.
SPORTS
March 21, 2012 | From Inquirer Wire Services
Rhode Island has hired Wagner's Dan Hurley to rebuild its struggling Atlantic Ten program, which finished 7-24 this season. Hurley, who spent two years as the State Island school's basketball coach, agreed to a six-year deal. In his second season at Wagner, Hurley led the Seahawks, who play in the Northeast Conference, to a 25-6 record. The former star guard at Seton Hall - and son of Hall of Famer Bob Hurley - also coached nine seasons at St. Benedict's Prep in Newark, N.J. "Dan is a proven winner at every level and I am looking forward to partnering with him to build on the solid foundation we have in place," Rhode Island athletic director Thorr Bjorn said.
SPORTS
March 16, 2012 | Associated Press
Robert Sacre and Gary Bell Jr. scored 14 points apiece as Gonzaga routed West Virginia, 77-54, on Thursday night in Pittburgh in the second round of the NCAA tournament. Kevin Pangos added 13 points and five assists for the seventh-seeded Bulldogs (26-6). Gary Browne led the Mountaineers (19-14) with 15 points off the bench, and Kevin Jones scored 13 in his final game for West Virginia, which had its worst postseason defeat in 28 years despite the home-court advantage. Gonzaga never let the crowd get into it. The Bulldogs took control during a 13-0 run midway through the first half and cruised, shooting 56 percent from the floor.
NEWS
February 6, 2005 | By Larry Eichel INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Eagles fans celebrated their thus-far nonviolent takeover of this Super Bowl city with a loud and frenzied pep rally last evening that featured the cheerleaders, the pep band and the owner. Throughout the event, in which several thousand people crammed into a small, open-air gathering spot at the center of a riverfront retail complex, the faithful were urged to bring their energy to the game. "I ask you to turn Alltel Stadium into Lincoln Financial Field," owner Jeffrey Lurie told the crowd.
SPORTS
January 3, 2003 | Daily News Wire Services
The president of the University of Virginia apologized yesterday for a halftime performance by the school's pep band at the Tire Bowl that mocked West Virginia's rural image. West Virginia Gov. Bob Wise had demanded an apology Monday in a letter to John T. Casteen III. The show, in which West Virginians were depicted wearing overalls and pigtails, "crossed the line between humor and the ridicule that the ACC, the NCAA and simple decency proscribe," Casteen said. Pep band leader Adam Lorentson said that too much was being made of the performance.
SPORTS
January 3, 2003 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
The president of the University of Virginia apologized yesterday for a halftime performance by the school's pep band at the Tire Bowl that mocked West Virginia's rural image. West Virginia Gov. Bob Wise had demanded an apology Monday in a letter to John T. Casteen III. The show, in which West Virginians were depicted wearing overalls and pigtails, "crossed the line between humor and the ridicule that the [Atlantic Coast Conference], the NCAA, and simple decency proscribe," Casteen said.
SPORTS
September 24, 2002 | By Don Beideman INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Talk about having the proper name for the job. Mia Link is a midfielder - or link - for the Jenkintown field hockey team. And she is one of the key reasons the Drakes are 5-2 and looking at another trip to the District 1 Class AA playoffs. The Drakes have made the playoffs every year since the 5-foot-5 senior became a starter late in her freshman season. Now colleges are clamoring for her services. And deservedly so, Jenkintown coach Krista Dayton says. "What strikes me most about Mia is that she is one of the rare athletes who decided at an early age that field hockey was the sport for her and that she wanted to play at the Division I level," Dayton said.
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