March 28, 2015 |
Lenape girls' lacrosse coach Jill McCarthy says she can always count on senior stars Natalie Peel and Shannon Gallagher. They're dependable. They're reliable. They're the Alpha and Omega of the team's offense and defense. "They provide a sense of calm and leadership at both ends of the field," McCarthy said. Peel, who scored seven goals in a 17-7 victory over Rancocas Valley in the season opener for both teams Thursday, is the spark of the Indians' attack. Gallagher, a defender, anchors the team's back line.
March 18, 2015 |
THE DEVELOPMENT of Steve Vasturia took another step over the weekend when he helped Notre Dame win its first ACC Tournament championship. They were doing the jig all over Tobacco Road after the Irish beat Duke and North Carolina on consecutive nights. Vasturia, a sophomore from St. Joseph's Prep, performed well enough that he became the first city leagues player to be named to the ACC's all-tournament team since Duke's Gerald Henderson (Episcopal) in 2009. Jerian Grant is Notre Dame's best player, but Vasturia is a solid contributor with a wonderful basketball IQ. "He's a special kid. He sees a pass ahead [of the play]
February 27, 2015
Penn State on Wednesday released its single-game ticket prices for its seven home football games this season at Beaver Stadium. Ticket prices range from $40 to $140 for the Nittany Lions' three home nonconference games, against Buffalo (Sept. 12), San Diego State (Sept. 26), and Army (Oct. 3). The most expensive tickets will be for the home games against Rutgers (Sept. 19) and Michigan (Nov. 21). Tickets will cost $100 to $200. Prices for the Indiana game Oct. 10 will be $80 to $150.
September 21, 2014 |
Al Bagnoli has led a charmed life. But as the second-winningest coach (146 games) in Ivy history embarks on his 23d and final season as Penn's football coach Saturday with a game at Jacksonville - three weeks after the Dolphins began the season - he has has a bone to pick. League rules mandate that Ivy schools just play 10 games, meaning Ivy teams always begin the season two and sometimes three weeks after their opponents have played their first game. "It's a problem that we start so late," Bagnoli said.
March 26, 2014 |
In the grand Gonzaga vision, Arizona would have gotten such a game from the Zags in their round-of-32 game in San Diego on Sunday night that perhaps they'd feel a little fear about a face-losing defeat as a No. 1 seed. Fear? The Zags mostly saw only fastbreaks, buzzing past them. And relentless defense. The top-seeded Wildcats ran the eighth-seeded Gonzaga Bulldogs out of Viejas Arena, winning, 84-61, to advance to the NCAA regional semifinals up the freeway in Anaheim. "We love playing defense," freshman forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson said.
March 19, 2014 |
I DID NOT think Kentucky could lose in 2012. I did not think Louisville could lose in 2013. My eyes told me both would win the championship. This year is more challenging so I did this more analytically. I like teams that win with offense and defense, preferably in concert. So, even on a bad shooting day for them or a hot shooting day from an opponent, they can still win. Click here to see Dick Jerardi's picks for this year's NCAA tournament. My test for a potential national champion is that a team must be top 20 in offensive and defensive efficiency.
February 17, 2014 |
Rakeem Christmas (Academy of the New Church) had a key steal to set up C.J. Fair's winning layup with 6.7 seconds left, helping top-ranked Syracuse edge visiting North Carolina State, 56-55, on Saturday night. Christmas had 14 points, and 12 rebounds as the Orange (25-0, 12-0 ACC) earned their 10th single-digit win despite shooting 35.2 percent. T.J. Warren scored 23 for the Wolfpack (16-9, 6-6). The start of the game was pushed back four hours because of a snowstorm. N.C. State did not land in Syracuse until Saturday afternoon.
February 12, 2014 |
Remi Dibo scored a career-high 20 points to lead host West Virginia to a 102-77 victory over No. 11 Iowa State on Monday night in the Cyclones' most lopsided loss of the season. Juwan Staten added 19 points for the Mountaineers (15-10, 7-5 Big 12). The Cyclones (18-5, 6-5) trailed by as many as 32. Cabrini 103, Cairn 96 - In Langhorne, the Cavaliers' high-powered offense was on display in a shootout with the Highlanders (2-20 2-13 Colonial States). Junior Vinny Walls (Camden)
January 7, 2014 |
The Penn women's team may have hit the court at the Palestra just 12 hours after getting home from Florida, but they showed no sign of fatigue on Sunday afternoon, leading from the start in a 79-49 demolition of Norfolk State to notch their seventh straight win. After a dramatic, 67-66 win over Miami on New Year's Day, the Quakers were stranded in South Florida by bad weather in the Northeast. The team finally had to take a bus to Fort Myers, Fla., then fly into Atlantic City and take another bus to West Philadelphia - arriving early Sunday morning, nearly two days after their scheduled return.
August 15, 2013
Penn State will play San Diego State in football for the first time ever in 2015, the third nonconference opponent that has been scheduled for that season by the Nittany Lions. The game is set for Sept. 26 at Beaver Stadium. Penn State still has one more nonconference game left to be scheduled for 2015. It also will play Temple and Buffalo. San Diego State finished 9-4 last season and earned a share of the Mountain West Conference title with a 7-1 mark. The Aztecs lost to Brigham Young in the Poinsettia Bowl, their third consecutive postseason berth.