July 17, 2013 |
BOB HUGGINS is the king of second chances. The West Virginia basketball coach believes that with tough love, he can find a way to get through to almost any player. Aaric Murray was always going to be one of Huggins' most difficult projects. After two seasons at La Salle that included moments of brilliance followed by days of dysfunction, Murray transferred to WVU in 2011. He sat out one season, played last season, went to school and graduated. Huggins, however, announced yesterday that, by mutual agreement, Murray will not be using his last season of eligibility at WVU. Murray is free to play anywhere else this season and be immediately eligible.
June 10, 2013 |
As I've grown up, my vacations have changed. As a child, my brother and I wanted to (1) go to the beach or pool, and (2) play. As a young adult, I wanted to (1) go to the beach or pool, and (2) go to the boardwalk to play. In my 20s and 30s, I added (3) go to the hottest restaurant, and (4) go to the most happening club. Now a parent, I still look forward to my beach and pool time and finding good restaurants on vacation. But instead of nightclubs, I seek out other attractions. On a recent visit with my family to Virginia Beach, Va., I found plenty of diversions.
May 31, 2013
Council Rock South's Eric Gallo, a 6-foot-3, 280-pound junior center and defensive tackle, has orally committed to play football at Virginia Tech. Gallo, who is projected to play center for the Hokies, also received interest from Boston College, Connecticut, Maryland, and Rutgers, among others. A two-year starter for the Golden Hawks, Gallo earned Inquirer first-team all-Southeastern Pennsylvania honors on defense last season. - Rick O'Brien
May 12, 2013 |
Caroline Bunting and Nina Corcoran each had two goals and two assists, but the visiting Penn women were defeated by Virginia, 12-6, Friday in the first round of the NCAA Division I women's lacrosse tournament at Multi-Sport Field in Washington. Casey Bocklet scored four goals for Virginia, which improved to 10-9 and will face Georgetown in the second round on Sunday. The Quakers ended their season with an 11-6 record. In another first-round game, the Penn State women beat Canisius, 14-13, and advanced to the second round at 1 p.m. Sunday against Massachusetts, which beat Connecticut, 14-10.
May 11, 2013 |
DOSWELL, Va. - Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev has been buried in a cemetery in central Virginia, infuriating some members of the area's Islamic community who say they weren't consulted and flooring at least one neighbor who said she didn't even know she lived near a burial ground. The secret interment this week at a small Islamic cemetery ended a frustrating search for a community willing to take the body, which had been kept at a funeral parlor in Worcester, Mass., as cemeteries in Massachusetts and several other states refused to accept the remains.
May 9, 2013 |
Penn Virginia Corp., the Radnor energy company focusing on the prolific Eagle Ford oil-shale formation in Texas, reported a $3 million first-quarter operating loss on Wednesday, a slight improvement over the $3.4 million loss a year ago. The company also boosted its 2013 production and revenue guidance from projections it made in early April. Production is expected to be 6.7 million to 7.3 million barrels of oil equivalent, compared to 6.5 million to 7.2 million barrels; crude oil production is expected to increase by 60 percent to 78 percent over 2012 levels, compared to previous guidance of 57 percent to 76 percent growth.
April 8, 2013 |
MARTINSVILLE, Va. - Jimmie Johnson pulled away on a restart with eight laps to go and won the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway on Sunday. It was his eighth career victory on the shortest track in the series. Only Richard Petty (15) and Darrell Waltrip (11) have won more. Clint Bowyer was second and Jeff Gordon was third. Kasey Kahne, who restarted fifth, went underneath to take fourth. IndyCar BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Ryan Hunter-Reay ended Penske Racing's domination at Barber Motorsports Park by holding off Scott Dixon to win the IndyCar Series race.
April 6, 2013 |
Penn Virginia Corp., which has a long history in the coal and gas business, is becoming more oily. The Radnor energy company announced that it was dramatically expanding its holdings in the oil-rich Eagle Ford Shale in south Texas with the acquisition of 19,000 acres of prospective and producing leases for $401 million. The company agreed to buy the leases from Magnum Hunter Resources Corp. The acreage contains estimated proved reserves of 12 million barrels of oil equivalent.