June 1, 2015 |
The rugby sevens squad from the University of California is no stranger to PPL Park, home of the collegiate rugby championships this weekend. Walking off the field in sticky late-afternoon heat Saturday after their third pool-play game - against Virginia Tech - the Golden Bears had a familiar view: parents decked in navy and gold smacking their palms together in support; sweaty, shirtless fans sipping from cans of beer; and the rosy-cheeked faces of...
February 27, 2015 |
Jahlil Okafor scored a career-best 30 points, including four in overtime, and No. 4 Duke beat host Virginia Tech 91-86 Wednesday night for the Blue Devils' eighth straight victory. Okafor also grabbed nine rebounds and showed no ill effects of the sprained left ankle that caused him to miss the Blue Devils' last game. Quinn Cook added 26 points and Justise Winslow had 15 for Duke (25-3, 12-3 Atlantic Coast Conference). Jalen Hudson scored a career-high 23 points for Virginia Tech (10-18, 2-13)
February 18, 2015 |
Twice this season, Penn State point guard Shep Garner, a freshman out of Roman Catholic, has gone viral in the college hoops world - and really neither time it was because of his own actions. Garner was just playing ball. The first time, the Nittany Lions were at home against Virginia Tech in December. "I think there was a timeout before we came out," Garner remembers. "I think everyone lost focus. " He meant everyone but him. The video is the kind you end up watching over and over.
October 10, 2014 |
AS WE REACH the midway point of the first FBS season with a playoff, the top of the rankings are where they were on Jan. 6: Florida State is first and Auburn is No. 2. But can they remain there? Or at least do enough to get in the inaugural Final Four? The Seminoles host Notre Dame next week and go to Louisville on Oct. 30. They're at Miami on Nov. 15 and host Florida two weeks later, not that either of those rivals are what they were. Then there's the ACC title game in Charlotte against, most likely, Virginia, Georgia Tech or Virginia Tech.
September 16, 2014 |
Players of the weekend National: Boston College quarterback Tyler Murphy, a graduate transfer from Florida, rushed for 191 yards on 13 carries (including the clinching 66-yard touchdown with 3 1/2 minutes left) in a 37-31 home win over ninth-ranked Southern Cal. Local: Widener's defense, which forced four turnovers and allowed 52 yards rushing on 37 attempts in a 45-3 win at defending MAC champion Lebanaon Valley. The Pride, which forced seven turnovers last week at Rowan, has opened with two road wins for the first time since 1980 under first-year coach Mike Kelly.
May 12, 2014 |
If you wanted to experience a little secondhand bliss Saturday afternoon, the place to be was on the banks of the Schuylkill just above the Columbia Railroad Bridge, at the finish of the Dad Vail Regatta. Every 10 minutes, more arrived. Pumped fists, water splashed on teammates, coxswains thrown in the Schuylkill. That one Temple freshman drinking from the Schuylkill. (A teammate on land pointed out that was a really bad idea.) There were those girls from Northern California ("basically Oregon")
May 1, 2014 |
Joe Lolio broke one of baseball's biggest unwritten rules Tuesday afternoon when he mentioned on the bench that Neumann-Goretti teammate Pat Doudican was closing in on a no-hitter against Bonner-Prendergast. It proved the ultimate jinx. Doudican, with one out in the top of the sixth inning, promptly allowed an otherwise meaningless bloop single to shallow left field. "That's OK," Doudican said, letting Lolio off the hook. "That's baseball for you. It's a game of inches. The ball landed just fair.
February 6, 2014 |
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.
February 1, 2014 |
Sean Kilpatrick scored 28 points, including six free throws down the stretch that helped visiting Cincinnati rally for a 69-66 victory over No. 12 Louisville on Thursday night. Unfazed despite blowing the last of two second-half leads, the first-place Bearcats (20-2, 9-0 American Athletic Conference) regrouped to hold the Cardinals (17-4, 6-2) to just two points over the final five minutes to win the conference showdown with a big hand from Kilpatrick. Florida 62, Mississippi State 51 - Casey Prather scored 16 points, Patric Young added 12, and No. 3 Florida beat Mississippi State in Starkville, Miss., for its 12th straight win. The Gators (18-2, 7-0 Southeastern Conference)
October 18, 2013 |
SO WHEN WAS the last time top-five ACC teams met, other than say maybe Duke-North Carolina in mid-February? Well, on Saturday night third-ranked Florida State (5-0, 3-0) is at No. 3 Clemson (6-0, 4-0). Both are thinking national title. Only one can even get to the conference final. There's always a chance that even an unbeaten ACC champion might not get to the BCS final. But the survivor at least gets to keep thinking. The loser mainly gets to compete for Miss Congeniality the rest of the way. FSU went to the first three BCS title games, losing twice.