March 24, 2013 |
NEWARK, Del. - Hold the epitaph for the Elena Delle Donne era at Delaware for a little while longer. The sixth-seeded Blue Hens and their all-American leader fought back from a seven-point deficit at halftime Sunday to beat 11th seed West Virginia, 66-53, in a Bridgeport subregional game of the NCAA women's basketball tournament. The win in front of a sellout crowd of 4,532 in the Bob Carpenter Center advanced the Blue Hens to a second-round game Tuesday at 7 p.m. They will play third-seeded North Carolina (29-6)
March 16, 2013 |
Geno Smith completed 60 of 64 throws Thursday on pro day at West Virginia's indoor practice facility in Morgantown. Smith was watched by 29 NFL teams. Not in attendance were the Dallas Cowboys, Arizona Cardinals, and Seattle Seahawks. Considered to be one of the top quarterbacks in April's NFL draft, Smith threw for 4,205 yards and led the nation with 42 touchdown passes in 2012. He had a private workout Monday with the Eagles. Falcons. Atlanta found its replacement for running back Michael Turner, who was released March 1, by agreeing to terms with free agent Steven Jackson on a three-year, $12 million deal.
March 16, 2013 |
The answer to the New York Jets' quarterback woes could be . . . ex-Eagle Kevin Kolb? Or could it be Geno Smith - if he slips past the Eagles, who have the fourth pick in the coming NFL draft? The speculation about Kolb has heated up for several reasons, according to several sources. The Arizona Cardinals owe Kolb a $2 million payment if he's still on their roster Saturday ("which is some pretty sweet St. Patty's Day drinking money," quips thescore.com) so he's expected to be cut. Also, his base salary is $9 million, with a cap number of $13.5 million, and Arizona just signed according to profootballtalk.com.
March 15, 2013 |
It's always more advantageous for St. Joseph's to play a transition game and to capitalize on the open court skills of not only the guards, but players like center C.J. Aiken and Ronald Roberts. Both the 6-foot-9 Aiken and 6-8 Roberts run the court extremely well. Yet if the 10th-seeded Hawks want to earn the upset over No. 2 VCU in Friday's 6:30 p.m. Atlantic Ten tournament quarterfinal at the Barclays Center, they likely will have to play at a slower pace. St. Joseph's was effective playing VCU's style during the regular season before losing a 92-86 overtime decision on the road.
March 2, 2013 |
Joe Harris scored 36 points to lead the Virginia Cavaliers (20-8, 10-5 Atlantic Coast Conference) to a 73-68 upset of third-ranked Duke (24-4, 11-4) Thursday night in Charlottesville, Va. Seth Curry led the Blue Devils with 28 points. Ohio State 63, Northwestern 53 - Lenzelle Smith scored a season-high 24 points, Deshaun Thomas added 19 and the No. 16 Buckeyes (21-7, 11-5 Big Ten) used a late run to beat the host Wildcats (13-16, 4-12). Louisiana Tech 84, Utah State 61 - Brandon Gibson scored 20 points to lead the 25th-ranked Bulldogs (25-3)
March 1, 2013 |
HAPPY anniversary, Cavaliers! Joe Harris scored a career-high 36 points and host Virginia celebrated the 11-year anniversary of its last victory over a top-five team by doing it again, beating No. 3 Duke, 73-68, on Thursday night. Akil Mitchell added 19 points and 12 rebounds as he and Harris outplayed Duke's top twosome of Seth Curry and Mason Plumlee, giving Virginia (20-8, 10-5 Atlantic Coast Conference) its 16th consecutive victory at home. It came 11 years to the day since an 87-84 victory, also against No. 3 Duke.
January 29, 2013
Penn State athletic director Dave Joyner announced Monday that Virginia will not play a football game on Sept. 14 at Beaver Stadium in order to play its own home game on that date. "We are working with Virginia to reschedule the game for Beaver Stadium in a future season," Joyner said in a statement. "We have begun discussions to find an opponent for the Sept. 14. "
January 18, 2013 |
Virginia Rose Hudson, 84, of Abington, a homemaker who lost her hearing at age 32 and then helped others struggling with that loss, died Friday, Jan. 11, at home of complications from Alzheimer's disease. Mrs. Hudson was born in 1928 in Philadelphia to Rosina May Price and John Busvine, who had emigrated from Bristol, England. She graduated from Frankford High School and took a job as an executive secretary at Pioneer Paper Stock Co. She met Samuel T. Hudson of Philadelphia at a church youth group; she had on a hat and gloves while everyone else was dressed casually.
January 17, 2013 |
JARRATT, VA. - A man who strangled his prison cell mate and made good on a vow to continue killing if he wasn't executed has been put to death in Virginia's electric chair. Robert Gleason Jr. was pronounced dead by authorities at 9:08 p.m. Wednesday at the Greensville Correctional Center. The 42-year-old inmate was the first executed in the U.S. this year and the first to choose to die by electrocution since 2010. In Virginia and nine other states, inmates can choose between electrocution and lethal injection.
December 31, 2012 |
NEW YORK - If the Eagles decide to address their uncertain quarterback situation in April's draft, the two passers who endured steady snowfall at Yankee Stadium in Saturday's Pinstripe Bowl will be closely evaluated. West Virginia's Geno Smith, who might be the top quarterback in the draft, faced Syracuse's Ryan Nassib, a West Chester native whose stock has risen and could also be taken early. But if Smith and Nassib represented two of the best draft-eligible quarterbacks, Saturday's 38-14 Syracuse victory only advanced the perception that this is a weak year for signal-callers.