May 16, 2013 |
FEW THINGS are more important to soldiers in wartime than mail from home. But getting mail from home in wartime can be a logistical nightmare for those who have to collect, sort and deliver it, particularly to combat troops moving rapidly in battle. In World War II, the job fell to a dedicated band of black female soldiers who were members of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion, the only black Women's Army Corps unit to serve overseas in the war. One of its proud members was Janyce Stovall, who sneaked away from her Philadelphia home in 1943 as the war was raging to join the WAC. She was assigned first to Fort Dix, N.J., and then sent to Europe as a member of what the troops called the "Six Triple Eight.
November 28, 2012 |
TULSA ATHLETIC director Ross Parmley has been placed on leave as the school investigates gambling allegations. University president Steadman Upham issued a brief statement saying Parmley will be on paid administrative leave during the investigation. Upham didn't offer details about whether the allegations involved sports betting or other forms of gambling. Upham says the university's executive vice president, Kevan Buck , will be the acting athletic director while Parmley is on leave.
May 22, 2012 |
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - It is a testament to the radical overhaul of collegiate athletic conferences that the representative of faraway Boise State could declare at Monday's Big East Conference spring meetings that his school remains committed to joining the conference. "They made a decision five months ago to join the Big East Conference, and nothing's changed," said Mark Coyle, who was named Boise State's athletic director in December. "We are here at the conference meetings.
March 17, 2011 |
The only shooting for St. John's senior D.J. Kennedy at this NCAA tournament involves a video camera. Kennedy suffered a torn ligament in his right knee during the Big East tournament, reducing him to the roles of coach and cheerleader. He's capturing his team's journey with his camera as the sixth-seeded Red Storm (21-11) face 11th-seeded Gonzaga (24-9) Thursday night in the Southeast Regional in Denver. Kennedy, who averaged 10.4 points per game, said with a smile that he was available to shoot late free throws.
October 14, 2010 |
SO NOW THE real fun begins. ESPN couldn't even wait for the first Bowl Championship Series standings to be revealed next week. It had to give us an unofficial version this week, since America obviously couldn't go another 7 days without arguing over which teams were getting hosed the most. You've got to love it. I know the BCS honchos do. As long as people are talking about it, good or bad, that means we're paying attention. There have been controversies before. But this season, it carries a much different vibe.
August 19, 2010 |
Fresno State and Nevada are leaving the Western Athletic Conference for the Mountain West. The schools ended a wild day by announcing they are accepting invitations to join the Mountain West, which has added three prominent members of the WAC in the last 2 months. Boise State already is bound for the MWC next year and now the Bulldogs and Wolf Pack are following as well, leaving the WAC's future in question and the Mountain West preparing for life after Utah and possibly Brigham Young.
September 8, 2008 |
Don Haskins, credited with helping break color barriers in college sports in 1966 when he used five black starters to win a national basketball title for Texas Western, died yesterday. He was 78. Dr. Dwayne Aboud, Haskins' physician, said that Haskins had been suffering from congestive heart failure and died at home in El Paso about 4:30 p.m. He was surrounded by friends and relatives, Aboud said. "The word unique does not begin to describe Don Haskins," said Bob Knight, the winningest men's coach in the sport's history.
April 3, 2007 |
Eleven years ago, when my mother was getting ready to enter St. Mary's Catholic Nursing Home in Cherry Hill, the selection of a "roomie" appropriate for her was my paramount concern. "My mother must have a roommate who's on her toes. Nobody comatose, please - a woman who's smart and well-informed, I beg you," I implored an administrator. I explained Mom's accomplishments as a real estate broker and town leader who had her own front-porch business in Audubon during the 1960s.
March 13, 2004 |
Amisha Carter collected 23 points and 12 rebounds, leading seventh-ranked Louisiana Tech to the final of the Western Athletic Conference tournament with a 74-47 victory over Texas-El Paso in Fresno, Calif., yesterday. Trina Frierson scored 12 points for the Techsters (26-2), who posted their 18th straight victory and will face Rice, a 55-42 winner over Tulsa yesterday, for the title today. The Techsters haven't lost since suffering an overtime defeat at Rice on Jan. 5. Louisiana Tech made a 21-3 run in the second half, blowing out yet another WAC opponent with its fastbreak offense and suffocating defense.
October 25, 2003 |
Two-time champion Kim Clijsters beat Emilie Loit, 6-4, 7-5, yesterday to reach the semifinals of the SEAT Open in Luxembourg. Clijsters, slated to return to No. 1 in the rankings next week, next faces fifth-seeded Maria Sharapova, who came back to defeat Anca Barna, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2. Patty Schnyder ousted top-seeded Anastasia Myskina, 6-1, 6-1, in the Generali Open quarterfinals in Linz, Austria. Defending champion Sebastien Grosjean lost in the St. Petersburg Open quarterfinals, eliminated by Alex Corretja, 4-6, 6-2, 7-6 (5)