September 30, 2014 |
More than one-third of students who start out as freshmen at Pennsylvania's 14 state universities drop out before they reach junior year - a statistic that hinders the viability of the system, which has bled enrollment in recent years. "We simply have to do better," said Frank T. Brogan, who on Oct. 1 will mark his one-year anniversary as chancellor of the 112,000-student Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. Brogan knows money woes, academic struggles, and family issues are among the reasons students take a break or drop out altogether, but to address the problem, he says a deeper understanding is needed.
March 11, 1990 |
Ed Urie and Jonathan Roberts scored 25 points each, and East Stroudsburg outscored Millersville by 16-10 in the second overtime to win the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference tournament, 108-102, last night in Slippery Rock, Pa. Roberts also had 13 rebounds for the Warriors (20-12), who won the conference title for the first time and earned an automatic berth in the NCAA Division II tournament. East Stroudsburg reached the final by beating Western Division regular- season champion Slippery Rock, the second-ranked team in Division II, by 103-102 in overtime on Friday.
February 5, 2013 |
Imhotep Charter's Najee Goode, a speedy cornerback and kick returner, has committed to play at the University of Maine. The 5-foot-10, 170-pound senior took an official visit to the school last weekend. "I really had a good relationship with the coaching staff," he said. "I like the location. I'll be away from the city and able to just focus on football and academics. " Goode, who lives near 24th and Diamond Streets in North Philadelphia, also received interest from Ball State, Buffalo, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Old Dominion, and Towson.
March 16, 1991 |
David Wilding scored 27 points for Franklin and Marshall as the Diplomats took a 109-56 victory over Ramapo in the semifinals of the NCAA Division III tournament last night in Springfield, Ohio. Tonight at 7:05, F&M will play Wisconson-Platteville - a 96-94 winner over Otterbein last night - for the national championship. Franklin and Marshall made 72.2 percent of its shots from the floor, compared with 27 percent for Ramapo. The winning margin broke a Division III Final Four record.
November 8, 1992 |
Boris Becker, playing superb tennis, and Guy Forget gained the final of the Paris Open yesterday with straight set victories. Becker overwhelmed Goran Ivanisevic, the hottest player on the tour, 6-1, 6-2, one day after beating the No. 1 player in the world, Jim Courier. Forget, the defending Paris Open champion, beat Jakob Hlasek of Switzerland, 6-3, 7-6 (7-1), in the other semifinal. Becker routed Ivanisevic in 63 minutes by hitting service returns and rifling winners from the baseline that left Ivanisevic stunned.
March 19, 1990 |
Sophomore John Gray recorded 35 saves to help Penn State defeat Iowa State, 4-3, and win the National Collegiate Club Hockey championship March 2 in Athens, Ohio. In his other tournament game, Gray, a 1988 graduate of Downingtown High, recorded 50 saves in a 5-3 victory over host Ohio University. Gray made the team as a walk-on and started the season as the team's fourth-string goalie. He ended it as the tournament MVP. Other players on the team included senior forward John O'Connor, a Downingtown resident and graduate of Malvern Prep, and freshman forward Mike Schultz, a 1989 graduate of Downingtown.
November 1, 1996 |
A former University of Nebraska football player, now a student at Rowan College, was arrested in Glassboro, N.J., by federal authorities yesterday on cocaine possession and distribution charges. Ramone Kiddell Worthy was arrested at the school's campus on a federal warrant issued in Omaha, Neb., according to FBI special agent Bob C. Reutter. Worthy, 22, of Toms River, N.J., was charged in a federal indictment with possession and distribution of more than 500 grams of cocaine, the FBI said in a statement.
October 10, 2012 |
Villanova's men's soccer team scored two quick goals and then held on for a 2-1 home victory over visiting Lafayette. Villanova (9-2-2) got its first goal from Ryan Quane, off a cross from Oscar Umar. The second came when Dylan Renna sent a line-drive cross into the box for Kyle Soroka, who one-timed a shot. Host West Chester fell to Slippery Rock, 2-0, in Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference men's soccer action. West Chester fell to 3-7-2 overall and 2-2-1 in league action.
November 12, 2012 |
Ninth-ranked Widener (9-0), coming off its 19th Middle Atlantic Conference title, will host Bridgewater State (9-1) Saturday in the first round of the NCAA Division III football tournament. Game time and ticket prices are to be announced. Widener is making its 13th trip to the NCAA tournament and its first since 2007, when it last won the MAC. The Pride are 15-10 in the tournament, with two national championships (1977 and 1981). Rowan (7-2) earned an at-large bid to the Division III tournament after finishing second in the New Jersey Athletic Conference.
November 19, 2013 |
Baylor closed in on third-place Ohio State in the Bowl Championship Series standings released Sunday. The Bears and Buckeyes have little hope of catching first-place Alabama or second-place Florida State in the race to the BCS championship game without a loss by one of the top two. Del Rio talks to USC. Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio has interviewed for the head coaching job at Southern Cal. At least three Southern California...