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July 2, 1999 | By Kevin Tatum, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Chuck Moore, the 6-foot-3 guard from Plymouth-Whitemarsh who elected to transfer after his sophomore season last winter at Seton Hall, has landed at Vanderbilt of the Southeastern Conference. Moore, who led the Pirates in three-point shooting last season while averaging 8.0 points a game in 18 minutes of playing time, had been avidly courted by both the Drexel and Penn men's basketball programs. Under NCAA rules, Moore must sit out a season before becoming eligible in 2000-2001.
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January 13, 2014
James Franklin took a Vanderbilt team that had been 4-20 over the two seasons before his arrival to 24 wins and three bowl games. Here is how his teams did on the field during his three seasons with the Commodores:    RECORD   OFFENSE   DEFENSE    Year   Overall   SEC   Yds./Game   Pts./Game   Yds./Game   Pts./Game    2011   6-7   2-6   339.1   26.7   322.8   21.6    2012   9-4   5-3   379.7   30.0   333.9   18.7   ...
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April 2, 1993 | By Mel Greenberg, FOR THE INQUIRER
In the space of two seasons, Jim Foster, a Mr. Nice Guy with a scowl, has raised the status of the Vanderbilt women's basketball program from middle of the pack to elite. All the teams in this weekend's Final Four have made it this far for the first time, but Vanderbilt's arrival was no surprise. When Foster, a native of Elkins Park, outside Philadelphia, left St. Joseph's for Nashville two years ago, the Commodores already had good players. "It's going to take us five years to find out how good Foster really is, because he's stepping into a load of talent that can carry him that long," Mississippi coach Van Chancellor said at the time.
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September 10, 2010 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Kevin Comer, a righthander from Seneca considered by many to be South Jersey's top pro prospect, has committed to Vanderbilt. Comer, who went 6-3 with a 1.43 ERA last season, said Thursday that he chose the school over UCLA. Comer, who has a 90-m.p.h.-plus fastball and a hard-breaking curve, is likely to face a decision in June, whether to choose college over professional baseball. Brooks decides. Gloucester Catholic junior infielder Joe Brooks has made an early college decision, accepting a partial baseball scholarship to East Carolina.
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January 1, 1988 | From Inquirer Wire Services
Rex Chapman scored 13 of Kentucky's final 16 points as the second-ranked Wildcats rallied to defeat Vanderbilt, 81-74, last night in Lexington, Ky., in the Southeastern Conference opener for both teams. It was the 400th career win for Wildcats coach Eddie Sutton, who coached Creighton and Arkansas before taking over at Kentucky in 1985. Vanderbilt, which led by six points at the half, opened a 65-56 edge with 8 minutes, 1 second remaining on Barry Booker's sixth three-point field goal of the game.
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March 29, 1990 | From Inquirer Wire Services
Vanderbilt won its first postseason tournament as Derrick Wilcox scored all of his 16 points in the second half of a 74-72 victory over St. Louis last night in the National Invitation Tournament final. Penn State beat New Mexico, 83-81, in overtime in the consolation game. Vanderbilt (21-14), making its first appearance in a national tournament final, built a 17-point lead midway through the second half before the Billikens (21-12) rallied. St. Louis, making its second consecutive appearance in the tournament, drew within two points four times in the final minutes, including 71-69 on a three- point shot by Anthony Bonner with 33 seconds left.
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October 3, 2001 | By Don Beideman INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Germantown Academy center Ted Skuchas made only one official college visit, but it was enough to convince him that he wanted to continue his basketball career at Vanderbilt. As expected, the 6-foot-11, 240-pound senior said yesterday that he would accept a scholarship offer from the school, which competes in the Southeastern Conference. He returned last weekend from his official visit to the Nashville campus. "I like what the coach is doing, and the academics are great," Skuchas said, referring to coach Kevin Stallings.
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February 26, 2001 | Daily News Wire Services
Chantelle Anderson wound up on the right side of the whistle. Anderson, who had fouled out of four games this season, scored 24 points and caused two defenders to foul out yesterday as No. 18 Vanderbilt beat No. 4 Georgia yesterday in Nashville, Tenn., 71-65. "She is a disciplined person and she has grown as a player," Vanderbilt coach Jim Foster said. "Experiences teach you lessons in life. Chantelle has a lot of experience playing with a lot of fouls. She's gotten good at that.
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May 21, 1991 | The Inquirer Staff
Jim Foster, the St. Joseph's women's basketball coach, will be named to that position at Vanderbilt tomorrow in Nashville, knowledgeable sources said last night. Foster, 41, who recently was named an assistant to U.S. Olympic coach Theresa Grentz, could not be reached for comment last night. Officials at Vanderbilt would not comment. The Vanderbilt position became vacant in March when Phil Lee resigned after the school had discovered NCAA rules violations. The Commodores compete in the Southeastern Conference.
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September 9, 2010 | By Marc Narducci, INQURIER STAFF WRITER
Kevin Comer, a righthander from Seneca considered by many to be South Jersey's top pro prospect, has committed to Vanderbilt. Comer, who went 6-3 with a 1.43 ERA last season, said Thursday that he chose the school over UCLA. He also said that Virginia and Clemson had been in the mix. "I just like the combination of academics and the way they have developed pitching," Comer said of why he chose Vanderbilt. Comer, who has a 90-m.p.h.-plus fastball and a hard-breaking curve, is likely to have a decision in June, whether to choose college over professional baseball.
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July 8, 2016
Former La Salle High School quarterback Kyle Shurmur is to be the clear-cut No. 1 quarterback at Vanderbilt this season. In a story by the Tennessean , coach Derek Mason made it clear: "I want to just say this: We have a clear-cut one and a clear-cut two," Mason said. "Kyle Shurmur is my clear-cut starter. " According to the Tennessean, "Shurmur's role as the No. 1 quarterback has been assumed since he started five of the last six games as a true freshman last season. And his place seemed almost cemented when Mason said, 'I believe Vanderbilt has found a quarterback in Kyle Shurmur,' following a season-finale loss to Tennessee, when the freshman passed for a career-high 209 yards and three TD passes - the most by any Vanderbilt quarterback in more than a year.
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February 4, 2016 | By Aaron Carter, Staff Writer
Wednesday's signing-day celebration will represent the culmination of Imhotep senior Andre Mintze's hard work and determination. If the Vanderbilt football recruit has his way, however, it will not represent a day off. Despite coach Albie Crosby's saying Mintze would likely not participate in Wednesday's morning workout, the 6-foot-4, 227-pound senior has other plans. "It's just a regular day," said Mintze, who plans to sign and fax his paperwork after the workout. "Festivities are at the end of the day. But, you know, 'Greatness is not owned.
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November 16, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
There were no cameras in the auditorium at Piscataway (N.J.) High School on a quiet day in June, when Malcolm Jenkins asked Jordan Matthews to speak at his football camp. Matthews didn't have notes or a prepared speech. But he knew what he wanted to say. Jenkins introduced Matthews as one of the hardest-working players on the Eagles. Matthews had been in those rooms when guest speakers tried to motivate teenagers by telling them they could become whatever they wanted to be. He didn't believe that to be true.
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August 22, 2015 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
FORT MYERS, Fla. - With straw-hatted scouts clustered like ants in JetBlue Park's shade, hundreds of sweating, sunbaked high school baseball players gathered in June for the Perfect Game National Showcase, and overexerted themselves on nearly every throw and swing. Then, like a welcome breeze amid all the sweat and struggle, Jason Groome coolly took his turn on the mound. If, in their zeal to impress, his pitching peers' efforts seemed grossly exaggerated, the New Jersey native's were as smooth and sweet as the nectarines in an adjacent orchard.
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July 22, 2015 | By Jesse Dougherty, Inquirer Staff Writer
Most of the former college point guards zoomed around the Philadelphia University court during The Basketball Tournament over the weekend, but Reggie Redding, who played small forward at Villanova, took a slower approach to the position. Five years after graduating from Villanova, the former St. Joseph's Prep star is playing for the Liberty Ballers, a Philadelphia-based team in a tournament that will award $1 million to its winner. The Basketball Tournament started with 97 teams competing across the country.
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April 9, 2015 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Columnist
TAMPA, Fla. - It's crazy how it all played out. One coach followed the other on the St. Joseph's women's basketball staff, each coming to Hawk Hill from jobs in the Philadelphia Catholic League, one going on to create the greatest dynasty their sport has ever seen, the other its current foil. The dynasty proved once again why it deserves the distinction. A little more history was waiting for the result inside Amalie Arena on Tuesday night, with Connecticut coach Geno Auriemma in line for his 10th NCAA title.
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March 12, 2015 | BY ED BARKOWITZ, Daily News Staff Writer barkowe@phillynews.com
FRAN DUNPHY is knocking on the door of 500 wins. He couldn't have gotten here, he said, without the guy who coached his final game at Penn last night. "I'm not so sure that there is anybody in my college coaching career that has been more influential than Jerome Allen," said Dunphy. "I'm not sure I would have lasted this long without him. Dunphy was at Penn and a very mediocre 21-31 in his first two seasons as a head coach. Then, Allen joined his program in 1991-92. A year later, Matt Maloney arrived via transfer from Vanderbilt.
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December 2, 2014 | BY DICK JERARDI, Daily News Staff Writer jerardd@phillynews.com
LA SALLE WON its first four games, but the competition was such that it was hard to tell the Explorers' deal. After two weekend games against much better competition over 24 hours in Brooklyn, more is known. And it is not good news. La Salle never led against Virginia on Friday or Vanderbilt on Saturday in the Barclays Center Classic and headed home with two losses and a lesson in just how far it has to go. On Friday, the Explorers actually played unbeaten Virginia (7-0) better than anybody else this season.
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December 1, 2014 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - For the second night in a row, a slow start derailed La Salle, but unlike Friday, there was no madcap comeback. The Explorers got behind by 30-20 at halftime and never made a serious second-half run during a 68-55 loss to Vanderbilt on Saturday night in the consolation game of the Barclays Center Classic. During Friday's 64-56 loss to Virginia, La Salle (4-2) trailed by 18 at the half and by 20 with a little more than 13 minutes left before cutting the lead to 58-54 when Jordan Price hit 1 of 2 free throws with 1 minute, 12 seconds left.
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October 29, 2014 | BY BRENT BAUM, For the Daily News
WHEN YOU have a high-octane, fast-paced team with a pro-style spread offense and a strong-armed quarterback like La Salle College High features, it can translate to many points on the scoreboard. That was the case Saturday night, when Kyle Shurmur completed 14 of 19 passes for 229 yards and two scores in a 31-7 rout of Father Judge in the Catholic League AAAA contest at Northeast High. "We certainly wanted to finish this regular season strong and carry it into the [Catholic League]
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