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November 10, 2015 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Staff Writer
The idea that Penn lured Steve Donahue back to town with a rowhouse and an above-ground pool in Delaware County - as one of his Big Five brethren ribbed at a Coaches vs. Cancer event last week - works, since the new Quakers coach is about as local as local gets. In fact, Donahue is living with his mother in Delaware County until his family gets down here. However, an easy misconception about the Cardinal O'Hara and Ursinus graduate, the former Monsignor Bonner and Penn assistant, is that the coach back in town is the same guy who left.
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December 13, 2015 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Columnist
PHILADELPHIA'S RICH vein of basketball coaches is the stuff of legend, and that vein got richer this spring when it reclaimed Steve Donahue, one of its own. Raised in Delaware County and a two-sport standout at Ursinus, Donahue went from being Fran Dunphy's assistant at Penn to a 10-year run at Cornell, culminating in a Sweet 16 appearance in 2010 (beaten by a loaded Kentucky squad). From there, he landed a cherry gig at Boston College, an ACC school . . . where the powers that be were so impatient that Donahue never got a chance to graduate his first recruiting class.
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March 19, 2015 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Columnist
After he was introduced as Penn's head basketball coach, Steve Donahue looked up at his larger-than-life photo on the scoreboard of the Palestra. Asked for his thoughts, Donahue said, "That's nuts. " Then Donahue made fun of his tie up on the big screen. The new man in charge at this place began ticking off names, "Chuck Daly and Jimmy Lynam and Jimmy Boyle - it's just amazing, the legacy of coaches that have coached here. It's surreal. It really is. . . . I've been very fortunate in my career to be in a lot of different situations.
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October 1, 2015 | By Dick Jerardi, Daily News Columnist
STEVE DONAHUE made an assumption when he left Fran Dunphy's staff at Penn to become head coach at Cornell. "I thought I would get great players to come up from Philly, do what we did at Penn," Donahue said. After five years of beating his head against that wall, Donahue discovered a numerical way. "I figured out I had to play differently," Donahue said. "I had to play smarter, I had to play faster. Part of it is attracting kids because it's a fun way to play. " His tenure at Cornell ended with three consecutive Ivy League titles and a 2010 Sweet 16 appearance.
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December 29, 2010 | by Dick Jerardi
THE GAP BETWEEN the Ivy League and Atlantic Coast Conference is about the biggest in college basketball. With conference seasons about to begin in earnest, Steve Donahue is negotiating it about as well as possible. Donahue parlayed the three consecutive Ivy titles and the unforgettable 2010 Sweet 16 run at Cornell into the Boston College job and games with Duke, North Carolina and the rest of the ACC minefield. BC is 10-2. The Eagles have won seven straight. They won their ACC opener at Maryland.
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January 31, 1993 | For The Inquirer / HINDA SCHUMAN
What it was like during the Revolutionary War is demonstrated at Carl Sandburg Junior High in Levittown by George Washington, a.k.a. Lee Reed of Burlington, N.J. As eighth-grade students (from left) Andy Atkinson, Steve Donahue and Rich Schmidt look on, Reed unpacks supplies of the era.
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January 28, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
Penn's Jackson Donahue had to patiently wait his turn, but the 6-foot, 175-pound freshman is making the most of his recent increased playing time. And he appears to be among the up-and-coming three-point shooters in the Ivy League. Donahue, who is no relation to Penn coach Steve Donahue, is 10th in the Ivy League in three-point field goals, averaging 1.9 per game. He didn't play in two of the first seven games, and while he is averaging 6.8 points in 15.6 minutes, his numbers are drastically different in the last four games, all as a starter.
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March 31, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
Zach Spiker has his work cut out for him as Drexel's new men's basketball coach, but at least he comes to Philadelphia with some awfully impressive references. Spiker, the head coach at Army for seven seasons, was introduced Tuesday as the 26th basketball coach in Drexel history. The 39-year-old Spiker replaces Bruiser Flint, who was at Drexel for 15 seasons but went just 6-25 this season and 17-44 over the last two. There was no better reference than the one from Mike Krzyzewski.
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August 24, 2000 | by Dick Jerardi, Daily News Sports Writer
Steve Donahue has paid his coaching dues. After 10 years next to Fran Dunphy on the Penn bench, Donahue's days as an assistant coach could be drawing to a close. He's ready to be a head coach. In fact, he's been ready. Late next week, Cornell will choose its next coach. Donahue has been interviewed twice. Three more candidates will be interviewed next week. "I feel real comfortable with it," Donahue said yesterday. "I think I'm right there. " Donahue was a strong candidate at William & Mary and Albany this summer before those schools made other choices.
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July 25, 2000 | By Kevin Tatum, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Oggie Kapetanovic, the 6-foot-10, 235-pound forward/center who was expected to provide muscle and bench-scoring for the Penn Quakers next season, will not be returning to the team. Kapetanovic, who played his first two years at Brown, sat out the 1998-99 season and then played for Penn for only one season. He graduated this summer after averaging 3.9 points and 2.6 rebounds in 13 minutes per game last season, as Penn won its second consecutive Ivy League championship. Kapetanovic was unavailable for comment yesterday.
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March 31, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
Zach Spiker has his work cut out for him as Drexel's new men's basketball coach, but at least he comes to Philadelphia with some awfully impressive references. Spiker, the head coach at Army for seven seasons, was introduced Tuesday as the 26th basketball coach in Drexel history. The 39-year-old Spiker replaces Bruiser Flint, who was at Drexel for 15 seasons but went just 6-25 this season and 17-44 over the last two. There was no better reference than the one from Mike Krzyzewski.
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February 16, 2016 | Dick Jerardi, Daily News Columnist
MY TOP four NCAA Tournament seeds if the selections were today. East: Villanova South: North Carolina Midwest: Kansas West: Oklahoma With four weeks to go until Selection Sunday, the No. 1-ranked Wildcats are also in position to be the No. 1 overall seed, if they keep winning. Next up is Wednesday at Temple, as the Owls try to work their way into the NCAA Tournament with a signature February win. Another perfect City Series season will also be on the line for the Wildcats, who have owned the city during a decade of dominance.
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February 15, 2016 | By Sam Blum, For The Inquirer
ITHACA, N.Y. - Steve Donahue was the last man off the team bus when Penn pulled up outside Newman Arena nearly two hours before tipoff on Saturday. It had been five years since he had been to the place where he won three Ivy League championships in 10 years as the Cornell head coach. The moment he walked through the doors and into the concourse, suitcase in hand, two security guards and a food vendor called out to him. It was as if he had never left. "When I was on the court, and you look up and there's 100, 200 people that I knew for 10 years that really supported me," Donahue said after the game.
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January 28, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, Staff Writer
VILLANOVA Villanova redshirt freshman Mikal Bridges, who starred at Great Valley, has been "such a pleasant surprise" to coach Jay Wright. The 6-foot-7 swingman is averaging 7.0 points and 3.3 rebounds and among the team leaders in blocked shots and steals. Bridges also has impressed on defense. He recently has been matched up against the opposition's top scorer, going eye-to-eye with Georgetown's D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera, Seton Hall's Isaiah Whitehead, and Providence's Kris Dunn.
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January 28, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
Penn's Jackson Donahue had to patiently wait his turn, but the 6-foot, 175-pound freshman is making the most of his recent increased playing time. And he appears to be among the up-and-coming three-point shooters in the Ivy League. Donahue, who is no relation to Penn coach Steve Donahue, is 10th in the Ivy League in three-point field goals, averaging 1.9 per game. He didn't play in two of the first seven games, and while he is averaging 6.8 points in 15.6 minutes, his numbers are drastically different in the last four games, all as a starter.
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January 23, 2016 | By Mike Kern, Staff Writer
St. Joseph's won 13 games last season. It didn't matter that nine losses were by six points or fewer, with another coming in overtime. That is what happens to teams that aren't good enough. This time around, the Hawks were picked to finish seventh in the Atlantic Ten, which sounded about right. On Wednesday night at the Palestra, in the second game of the 60th anniversary Big Five doubleheader, they improved to 15-3 with a 75-60 win over 6-9 Penn, which had beaten the Hawks three of the last five years.
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December 13, 2015 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Columnist
PHILADELPHIA'S RICH vein of basketball coaches is the stuff of legend, and that vein got richer this spring when it reclaimed Steve Donahue, one of its own. Raised in Delaware County and a two-sport standout at Ursinus, Donahue went from being Fran Dunphy's assistant at Penn to a 10-year run at Cornell, culminating in a Sweet 16 appearance in 2010 (beaten by a loaded Kentucky squad). From there, he landed a cherry gig at Boston College, an ACC school . . . where the powers that be were so impatient that Donahue never got a chance to graduate his first recruiting class.
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November 10, 2015 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Staff Writer
After a 9-19 season and a coaching change, the Penn Quakers under Steve Donahue will play a different style but use most of the same personnel. So expect a work in progress. Donahue is pleased with how Penn's veterans have adapted to his offensive system, which is all layups and three-pointers or trips to the foul line. Given this emphasis, Donahue will go a little smaller, with 6-foot-4 junior Matt Howard expected to start at the power forward position. So starting out, look for a couple of true guards and a couple of wing players and then a center, 6-11 senior Darien Nelson-Henry, who will be asked to use different skills, including setting up shop farther from the basket.
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November 10, 2015 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Staff Writer
The idea that Penn lured Steve Donahue back to town with a rowhouse and an above-ground pool in Delaware County - as one of his Big Five brethren ribbed at a Coaches vs. Cancer event last week - works, since the new Quakers coach is about as local as local gets. In fact, Donahue is living with his mother in Delaware County until his family gets down here. However, an easy misconception about the Cardinal O'Hara and Ursinus graduate, the former Monsignor Bonner and Penn assistant, is that the coach back in town is the same guy who left.
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