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April 13, 2014 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
Plymouth Whitemarsh junior offensive lineman Ryan Bischoff has committed to play football at the University of Virginia. The 6-foot-5, 305-pounder, an Inquirer third-team all-Southeastern Pennsylvania selection last season, also received interest from Connecticut, Maryland, Rutgers, and Stanford. Last season, at tackle, Bischoff helped the Colonials go 8-3 overall, claim the Suburban One League American Conference championship, and qualify for the PIAA District 1 Class AAAA tournament.
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January 31, 1991 | By Ted Silary, Daily News Sports Writer
Some athletes make their college decisions in sealed-off bedrooms, shortly after pulling out their hair. Others do so at the kitchen table, surrounded by friends and family. Last night, star lineman Ray Kane, of Archbishop Carroll, announced his final verdict in a car. "I went down to see the Villanova-Pitt basketball game at the Spectrum," Kane said. "I'd been doing a lot of thinking. On the way home, I turned to my father and said, 'I'm going to Virginia.' " The 6-4, 240-pound Kane, who played full time at defensive tackle and part time at offensive tackle, last month was named Lineman of the Year in connection with the Daily News All-Scholastic Football Team.
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November 27, 1991 | From Inquirer Wire Services
Heather Burge tied her career high with 30 points and had a career-best 14 rebounds last night as second-ranked Virginia pounded winless Canisius, 92-36, in Charlottesville, Va. Virginia (3-0) held a 60-27 rebounding edge over Canisius (0-3), which had no starter taller than 6-foot, 1-inch Rachel Decker. The 6-5 Burge had 11 of her rebounds on the offensive end. Duquesne 87, Penn 78 - Tausha Williams scored 22 points to lift the Dukes (1-1) to the victory at Pittsburgh.
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December 8, 2005 | By Rob Parent INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Already in tune with the future, Trey Womack doesn't think he will have a problem catching up with the college beat. Womack, a Malvern Prep senior wide receiver and cornerback from Springfield, Delaware County, has orally committed to attend Virginia on a football scholarship. Primarily recruited as a defensive back, Womack said last night that, because of his 4.3 speed in the 40-yard dash, the Cavaliers have told him that he might play other positions in the future. "I think I could play some wide receiver there," Womack said.
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April 11, 1987 | By Marian Uhlman, Inquirer Staff Writer
In an unusual arrangement, Matt Blundin of Ridley High will play basketball at the University of Virginia next year on a football scholarship. The multi-talented athlete yesterday committed formally to the Cavaliers with the understanding that his first-year tuition will be paid with a scholarship allocated to the university's football program. Blundin, 18, said there was no doubt in his mind that he would suit up in Virginia sneakers and shorts. "It's a big challenge to play basketball at Virginia," said Blundin, who had been heavily recruited in both football and basketball.
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March 18, 1991 | By Mel Greenberg, Special to The Inquirer
Second-ranked Virginia went down to the wire with No. 14 Stephen F. Austin at University Hall in a second-round NCAA women's Midwest Regional contest yesterday, but unlike some other notable teams that have already fallen, the Cavaliers managed to land on their feet in the final seconds. The play that saved Virginia (28-2) from joining No. 1 Penn State, No. 5 Purdue and No. 8 Louisiana State on the pile of also-rans in this year's event occurred with four seconds to play, when Dobbins High graduate Dawn Staley penetrated and dished off to 6-foot-5 Heather Burge, who made a shot from underneath the basket to give the Cavaliers a 74-72 victory.
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November 13, 2001 | By Shannon Ryan INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
One of the most sought-after swimmers in the country recently picked his pool for the next four years. Fran Crippen, a senior at Germantown Academy, orally committed to swim for the University of Virginia. The 17-year-old is not only a force in high school competition. He also has made an impact on the national scene. He won his first national swimming title this summer with a victory in the 800-meter freestyle at the U.S. national championships in Clovis, Calif. His time was 7 minutes, 59.86 seconds.
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October 14, 1996 | By Mayer Brandschain, FOR THE INQUIRER
The Golf Association of Philadelphia team won the annual Mason-Dixon matches against the Middle Atlantic Association (Maryland, Virginia and Washington) by one point yesterday at Golden Horseshoe Country Club in Williamsburg, Va. After finishing Saturday's better-ball matches tied at 3, Philadelphia won yesterday's singles by 6 1/2-5 1/2 to win the series, 9 1/2-8 1/2. Bill McGuinness, current Philadelphia amateur champion, won the No. 1 singles by 4 and 3 over Kirk Lombardi.
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February 12, 1992 | By Mel Greenberg, SPECIAL TO THE INQUIRER
Maryland coach Chris Weller has waited 17 years to see Cole Fieldhouse filled to capacity for a women's basketball game, and last night she saw her dream come true. Unfortunately for Weller and most of the standing-room-only crowd of more than 14,500, they didn't get what they wanted, but they came ever so close. The top-ranked Terrapins (20-2 overall, 10-1 conference) were nipped by second-ranked Virginia, 75-74, in an Atlantic Coast Conference game that gave the Cavaliers revenge for Maryland's 67-65 upset of Virginia in Charlottesville last month when the Cavs held the No. 1 ranking.
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November 2, 2003 | By Marc Narducci INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Shawnee lefthander Sean Doolittle, The Inquirer's South Jersey baseball player of the year, has made an oral commitment to attend the University of Virginia. Doolittle made his decision last week and plans to sign during the early signing period, Nov. 12-19. "Virginia has a good reputation athletically and academically," Doolittle said yesterday. "It had everything I was looking for. " Doolittle had made an official campus visit the last week of September. He also visited North Carolina, Duke and James Madison.
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April 13, 2014 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
Plymouth Whitemarsh junior offensive lineman Ryan Bischoff has committed to play football at the University of Virginia. The 6-foot-5, 305-pounder, an Inquirer third-team all-Southeastern Pennsylvania selection last season, also received interest from Connecticut, Maryland, Rutgers, and Stanford. Last season, at tackle, Bischoff helped the Colonials go 8-3 overall, claim the Suburban One League American Conference championship, and qualify for the PIAA District 1 Class AAAA tournament.
BUSINESS
March 20, 2014 | By Andrew Maykuth, Inquirer Staff Writer
Aqua America Inc., of Bryn Mawr, announced Tuesday that its Virginia subsidiary has purchased four water systems and a wastewater system for $257,501. The systems, which serve about 1,500 people, will require more than $1.6 million in investments to bring into regulatory compliance. The largest transaction involves the Presidential Service Company, which serves 1,000 people in a subdivision in King George, Va. Aqua paid $150,000 for the water system and plans to spend about $200,000 in improvements.
BUSINESS
March 20, 2014 | By Andrew Maykuth, Inquirer Staff Writer
Shares of Penn Virginia Corp. soared Tuesday after billionaire George Soros' investment fund announced it had taken a large stake in the "undervalued" Radnor oil and gas exploration company. In a statement to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Soros Fund Management L.L.C. said it had spent $29.1 million to buy a six-million-share, 9.1 percent stake and wants the company to consider a sale to boost its value. Penn Virginia shares rose 15.6 percent Tuesday in heavy trading on the New York Stock Exchange, closing up $2.12 at $15.73.
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March 18, 2014 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - Before the Atlantic 10 tournament, it was believed that St. Joseph's needed at least one win to keep its hopes for a bid to the NCAA tournament alive. The Hawks went a number of gigantic steps better. With all five starters playing 37 or more minutes Sunday, St. Joseph's defeated Virginia Commonwealth, 65-61, to win the Atlantic 10 championship at the Barclays Center. The Hawks (24-9) earned the NCAA tournament automatic bid in winning their first A-10 title since 1997.
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February 12, 2014 | The Inquirer Staff
Remi Dibo scored a career-high 20 points to lead host West Virginia to a 102-77 victory over No. 11 Iowa State on Monday night in the Cyclones' most lopsided loss of the season. Juwan Staten added 19 points for the Mountaineers (15-10, 7-5 Big 12). The Cyclones (18-5, 6-5) trailed by as many as 32. Cabrini 103, Cairn 96 - In Langhorne, the Cavaliers' high-powered offense was on display in a shootout with the Highlanders (2-20 2-13 Colonial States). Junior Vinny Walls (Camden)
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February 7, 2014 | BY AARON CARTER, Daily News Staff Writer cartera@phillynews.com
DONTAE ANGUS walked around the gymnasium at Martin Luther King High before the school's signing-day ceremony yesterday with a not-so-subtle hat stuffed underneath his black sweatshirt with turquoise lettering. After orally committing to the University of Florida months earlier, the reason behind the clandestine cap was unclear, until he announced his pledge to West Virginia University. When the Gators fired offensive coordinator Brent Pease and offensive-line coach Tim Davis in December, Angus said he lost contact with the school.
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February 7, 2014 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
Everything changed, Martin Luther King offensive tackle Dontae Angus said, when the University of Florida fired offensive-line coach and area recruiting coordinator Tim Davis at the end of last season's 4-8 showing. "I had my heart set on Florida, but I lost all contact with them after that happened," said the 6-foot-6, 328-pound senior, who committed to the Gators in July. "I never heard from them again. " Forced to switch gears late in the recruitment process, Angus visited West Virginia last weekend and committed to the Mountaineers on Wednesday, national signing day. "The people at West Virginia really welcomed me and my mom [Jounieta Williams]
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February 6, 2014 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
When it comes to the preparation necessary to be a standout offensive lineman at the Division I level, Council Rock South's Eric Gallo does not have to go far to find a role model. Justin Pugh, who starred at Council Rock South and Syracuse, recently completed his rookie season as the starting right tackle for the NFL's New York Giants. "I try to play the same way he does," said Gallo, who was a middle-school student when he first met Pugh. "He's physical, aggressive, and he plays with a ton of heart.
BUSINESS
January 20, 2014 | By Chris Hepp, Inquirer Staff Writer
All businesses are at the mercy of their supply chain. Few are as vulnerable as a water utility. Witness West Virginia Water, a subsidiary of American Water Works Co. of Voorhees. On Jan. 9, a sweet licorice odor was noticed in the air around the Elk River as it wound its way south through Charleston, the state capital. The source was identified as 7,500 gallons of a chemical known as MCHM that had leaked from a 35,000-gallon tank belonging to Freedom Industries. The spill occurred less than a mile upstream from West Virginia Water's intake facilities.
SPORTS
December 24, 2013 | By Mark Macyk, Inquirer Staff Writer
Archbishop Carroll is looking at Monday's meeting with the Virginia powerhouse that produced Carmelo Anthony and Rajon Rondo as an opportunity. "Challenges like this are why you play," said Carroll coach Paul Romanczuk. "Let's take advantage and have some fun with it. " The Patriots (6-0) will face Oak Hill (Va.) in the final of the Chick-fil-A Classic at 8:30 p.m. in Columbia S.C. Oak Hill (12-1), which has graduated more than 20 NBA players, ranks No. 8 in the USA Today Super 25. "They have Division I guys coming off the bench," Romanczuk said.
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