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.
March 25, 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 25, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - Two Marines were shot and killed late Thursday at the Officer Candidate School at Marine Corps Base Quantico, and the suspected shooter, also a Marine, fatally shot himself inside a barracks on the base, authorities said. The shooter gunned down a man before seizing a woman and killing her and then himself, officials said. They declined to publicly discuss a possible motive in the attacks, but said the incident was neither a terrorist incident nor an attempt to cause mass casualties.
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.