May 22, 2016 |
The 76ers held pre-draft workouts Friday for six players, the highest regarded being Baylor forward Taurean Prince, but their biggest task remains whom to select at No. 1, where forwards Ben Simmons of LSU and Brandon Ingram of Duke are competing for the top spot. Leading up to the June 23 draft, Sixers coach Brett Brown assured that the team would do the proper homework, a time-consuming task. "It will be the man hours and time required that people would expect and deserve," Brown said Friday after the workouts at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.
November 3, 2015 |
PENN STATE (7-2, 4-1 Big Ten), whose losses were at once-beaten Temple and at top-ranked Ohio State, toyed with visiting Illinois (4-4, 1-3), 39-0. It was a season high for points for the Nittany Lions, and the most they've scored since Sept. 26 (37-21 against San Diego State). Christian Hackenberg (21-for-29) threw for 266 yards and two touchdowns (both in the first 11 minutes) and also caught a 14-yard TD from running back Nick Scott that made it 22-zip early in the third period.
September 28, 2015 |
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Christian Hackenberg enjoyed his best performance of the 2015 season for Penn State, but the Nittany Lions needed a 71-yard fumble return touchdown by 323-pound defensive tackle Austin Johnson to send everyone in Beaver Stadium home happy Saturday. Hackenberg threw three first-half touchdown passes before the Lions offense stalled, and Johnson provided a lift with his rumble to the end zone early in the fourth quarter to help Penn State secure a 37-21 victory over San Diego State before a crowd of 95,107.
September 27, 2015 |
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – Earlier this week, while seeking ways to decipher the San Diego State defense, Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg turned to a trusted source. Hackenberg texted Jared Goff, the quarterback at California – a team that defeated the Aztecs, 35-7, two weeks ago – and a good friend from their time together at the Elite 11 quarterback camp three years ago. "He's an awesome dude, one of my better friends," Hackenberg said of Goff, who went 17 of 24 for 321 yards and three touchdowns against San Diego State.
August 28, 2015 |
DREXEL'S BASKETBALL team will open the 2015-16 season with its annual game against Saint Joseph's, on Nov. 13 at Hawk Hill. That's one of three games against city schools. The Dragons are at La Salle Dec. 5 and host Penn on Dec. 22. They also play Penn State at the Palestra on Dec. 19. The first home game is Nov. 18 against High Point. Their CAA opener is Dec. 31 at North Carolina-Wilmington. The Dragons, who went 11-19 last season (9-9 CAA), are in the Great Alaska Shootout in Anchorage Nov. 26-28.
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.