May 31, 2016 |
North Carolina's players flooded onto the field Sunday at Talen Energy Stadium and swarmed goalie Megan Ward as the clock ran out. The NCAA championship celebration was just beginning. Then the players went back to the sideline where they embraced their families in the crowd. Marie McCool, who graduated from Moorestown High, said earlier this week that her team had "unfinished business in Philly. " She met her mother, who had tears in her eyes. Outside the Tar Heels locker room minutes later, someone yelled, "If you're not first, you're last!"
May 29, 2016 |
Maryland's players met their goalie and walked slowly off the field at halftime of their NCAA women's lacrosse semifinal. Syracuse's players ran into the tunnel at Talen Energy Stadium. With Maryland leading by seven goals at the break, it made sense. The Orange had a lot to figure out. Their offense had scored only three goals and the Terrapins converted on all but one of their shots. "I think our girls really came out on fire," Maryland head coach Cathy Reese said. The top-seeded Terrapins (22-0)
May 23, 2016 |
A proposed state ban on the commercial harvesting of diamondback terrapins in New Jersey comes with dire warnings that the turtles could be teetering on the edge of extinction if more measures are not taken to protect them. The medium-size turtle - which biologists say is the only species in the world that lives exclusively in brackish waters with some salinity - was recommended for strict global trade restrictions three years ago at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species in Bangkok, Thailand.
May 2, 2016 |
STONE HARBOR, N.J. - On a gray, unseasonably chilly day last week, two turtle hatchlings emerged from their winter hibernation inside a hole three inches beneath the sand at the Jersey Shore. The diamondback terrapins, a unique turtle that lives in brackish waters along the coast and Delaware Bay, would soon taste freedom for the first time. But first, a biologist with the Wetlands Institute in Stone Harbor would have to remove the wire cages that had been placed above their nests last fall to protect the hatchlings - each the size of a quarter - from raccoons, skunks, and other predators.
October 24, 2015 |
D.J. Moore didn't need much time to become familiar with football at the collegiate level. By the third game, he already had earned a start at wide receiver for Maryland, less than a year removed from his senior season at Imhotep Charter. Moore was rated by some recruiting analysts as Pennsylvania's top high school wideout. Still, he was a little jittery as he lined up that day against South Florida. "I was a little anxious and nervous at the same time," Moore said. "But two plays in, I could calm down and play.
May 26, 2015 |
The drought is about to end for one school. Denver will make its first appearance Monday in the Division I men's lacrosse national championship game since becoming a member in 1999. However, the Pioneers are coached by Princeton legend Bill Tierney, who is no stranger to playing on Memorial Day, having coached the Tigers in eight championship games and winning six. Conversely, Maryland coach John Tillman joked that he was just a kid in 1975 when Maryland won its last crown. Something has to give when the teams square off at Lincoln Financial Field.
May 25, 2015 |
Maryland women's lacrosse coach Cathy Reese didn't watch a second of North Carolina's win over Duke on Saturday, but still knows what kind of defense her Terrapins are about to face from the Tar Heels. Top-seeded Maryland is the clear-cut favorite to beat North Carolina in the NCAA championship game at 8:30 p.m. Sunday at PPL Park in Chester, but the Tar Heels defense is the biggest thing standing between the Terps and back-to-back national titles. These same teams met for the title in 2013 at Villanova, where second-seeded North Carolina needed three overtimes to edge the Terrapins, 13-12.
March 7, 2015 |
TRENTON - They were once abundant in New Jersey, especially in the early 20th century. Many thousands of northern diamondback terrapins lived in the brackish waters of the state's coastal marshes and estuaries. But aggressive overharvesting over the last year has prompted New Jersey officials to immediately end the commercial harvest season, nearly a month ahead of time. The action - part of an administrative order signed this week by state Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin - also calls for tougher enforcement against illegal harvesting.
February 5, 2015 |
Imhotep Charter coach Albie Crosby says there's a lot more to D.J. Moore than his route-running skills, strong hands, deceptive speed, and physical style of play. "The kid's personality is like a magnet," he said. "His smile makes you want to be around him. He captivates you. " Moore, a 6-foot, 195-pound senior wide receiver, plans to sign a letter of intent to play football at Maryland on Wednesday as part of national signing day. In 12 games last season, while earning Inquirer first-team all-Southeastern Pennsylvania honors, the eye-catching leaper made 35 receptions for 1,012 yards and 16 touchdowns.
November 4, 2014 |
STATE COLLEGE - On Sept. 9, the streets of downtown State College were swarmed with chanting and smiling students, celebrating the lifting of Penn State's bowl ban. Over the next couple weeks, the Nittany Lions channeled that energy and came away with two victories, pushing their record to a spotless 4-0. The first 4 weeks of the 2014 season jolted the Penn State community with buzzing hope. But since then, the mood at Penn State - and the play on the gridiron - has taken a 180. Four consecutive losses since starting undefeated have the Lions in a precarious position; the last time a Penn State team went four games without a win was in 2004, when the Lions finished 4-7. After losing 20-19 in sloppy fashion to Maryland on Saturday, the Lions (4-4, 1-4 Big Ten)