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November 26, 2014
DESPITE NOT yet seeing a single pitch of varsity baseball action, Penn Charter freshman outfielder Mike Siani committed to the University of Virginia last weekend. The 5-11, lefty, who recently turned 15, picked up scouting attention during summer ball with the Whiz Kids baseball organization. Siani, who lives in Glenside, also competed in tournaments involved with Perfect Game, an organization that aids in baseball recruiting. "(Virginia) was always kind of on the radar for us as a family," said Siani's father Ralph.
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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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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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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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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 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Aaron Bacote scored a career-high 31 points to lift Old Dominion to a 73-67 win over No. 14 Virginia Commonwealth on Saturday in Norfolk, Va. Bacote, who entered the game averaging just four points and shooting 16 percent, had scored just 20 points on the season. He made his first eight shots, including four three-pointers, and was 11 for 13 from the free-throw line to top his previous career high of 28. The Rams (4-2) were paced by Treveon Graham's 34 points and never led after the opening minutes.
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November 30, 2014 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - La Salle made a furious comeback attempt that just fell short against one of the top teams in the country. Trailing as many as 20 points in the second half, the Explorers cut the deficit to four before falling to Virginia, 64-56, during the Barclays Center Classic on Friday night. La Salle's Jordan Price made the first of two free throws to cut the margin to 58-54 with 1 minute, 12 seconds left. Price, the 6-foot-5 redshirt sophomore transfer from Auburn, missed the second foul shot and La Salle never got any closer.
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November 26, 2014
DESPITE NOT yet seeing a single pitch of varsity baseball action, Penn Charter freshman outfielder Mike Siani committed to the University of Virginia last weekend. The 5-11, lefty, who recently turned 15, picked up scouting attention during summer ball with the Whiz Kids baseball organization. Siani, who lives in Glenside, also competed in tournaments involved with Perfect Game, an organization that aids in baseball recruiting. "(Virginia) was always kind of on the radar for us as a family," said Siani's father Ralph.
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November 11, 2014 | BY JULIE SHAW, Daily News Staff Writer shawj@phillynews.com, 215-854-2592
DELVIN BARNES, the man accused of abducting a woman from a Germantown street a little more than a week ago and forcibly taking her to Maryland, will face federal charges in Philadelphia before being tried in Virginia on a separate case. U.S. Magistrate M. Faith Angell in Philadelphia issued an order Friday, pursuant to a request by the U.S. Attorney's Office here, for Barnes, 37, to be transferred from the custody of the Riverside Regional Jail in Virginia to the custody of the FBI today so he can face an initial appearance in federal court in Philadelphia tomorrow.
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November 10, 2014 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
DELVIN BARNES' conscience is apparently bearing down on him. The 37-year-old, who authorities say confessed to kidnapping Carlesha Freeland-Gaither from a corner in Germantown, has been placed on suicide watch in the rural Virginia prison where he's being held, officials said yesterday. Barnes - who was charged Thursday by the U.S. Attorney's Office in Freeland-Gaither's kidnapping - was extradited to the Riverside Regional Jail in North Prince George, Va. early yesterday, said Lt. Laura Gray, a spokeswoman for the prison.
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November 8, 2014 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
The man charged with abducting a 22-year-old Germantown woman this week has arrived in Virginia to face charges in the earlier kidnapping of a 16-year-old girl. Federal prosecutors say Delvin Barnes, 37, violently abducted nursing assistant Carlesha Freeland-Gaither from a Germantown street Sunday and drove her to Maryland. After a frantic search that involved local and federal law enforcement from three states, Freeland-Gaither was found alive in Barnes' car in Jessup, Md., on Wednesday.
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November 8, 2014 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
LAST WEEK, when Lamar Barnes got wind that his nephew Delvin was coming to town, he knew what he needed to do: Tell people to stay away from him. "If he had sought me out, I would have told him to stay away, too," the uncle, 72, told the Daily News in an interview last night at his North Philly home. "I would have said, 'I still love you, but stay away.' And I would have told him to turn himself in. " Delvin Barnes, 37, faces federal kidnapping charges after allegedly snatching Carlesha Freeland-Gaither from a dark Germantown corner Sunday night.
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November 1, 2014 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Villanova's ability to win in Virginia will go a long way toward determining if the Wildcats will win at least a share of the Colonial Athletic Association football title. The Wildcats are 7-1 overall and 4-0 in the CAA heading into the game Saturday at Richmond. The only other team unbeaten in CAA action is New Hampshire, which will not play Villanova this season. As for playing in Virginia, the Wildcats had their toughest Football Championship Subdivision test this season when they won, 35-31, at William and Mary on Oct. 18. Villanova expects an equally tough game against Richmond (6-2, 3-1)
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