February 26, 2016 |
ASK THOSE around the program the reason for the Penn women's team's recent success and the general answers are defense and chemistry. The Quakers are 20-3 and have their second NCAA Tournament appearance in three years in their sights. Their defensive dominance is easily measurable with a quick look at their two behemoths inside and a glimpse at the national statistics. The Quakers are 10th in fewest average points allowed (52.0) and seventh in field goal defense (34.1 percent). Chemistry, though, can be a little more difficult to define.
December 21, 2015 |
BOCA RATON, Fla. - When it was announced Dec. 6 that Temple would play Toledo in the Boca Raton Bowl, Craig Angelos felt an extra sense of pride. That's because the venue for the game, Florida Atlantic Stadium, was one that Angelos, Temple's deputy athletic director, played a major role in creating. Angelos was the director of athletics at Florida Atlantic University from 2003 to 2012. While former FAU football coach Howard Schnellenberger was the public face of the stadium effort, it was Angelos who worked tirelessly behind the scenes.
November 29, 2014 |
NEW YORK - St. Joseph's deserves a break before two Big Five matchups next week after playing six games in 13 days. But now the Hawks have to wonder how they can bounce back after a tough, 62-59 loss to Western Kentucky on Thursday in the NIT Tip-Off at Madison Square Garden. Temple and No. 12 Villanova will be more formidable opponents for St. Joseph's (3-3) next Wednesday and Saturday. But can the Hawks compete with them? They lost by 52 points at Gonzaga and fell to lesser teams Western Kentucky and Farleigh Dickinson.
November 28, 2014 |
NEW YORK - Saint Joseph's coach Phil Martelli's team definitely deserves a break before the city rivalry matchups next week after playing six games in 14 days. But now the Hawks have to sit wondering how they can bounce back mentally after another bad loss, 62-59, to Western Kentucky yesterday to finish the NIT Tip-Off at Madison Square Garden. Temple and No. 12 Villanova will be more formidable opponents for Saint Joseph's (3-3) in the always-entertaining Big 5 games Wednesday and Saturday.
April 3, 2013
Western Kentucky and new football coach Bobby Petrino will be switching leagues after his first season with the Hilltoppers. Conference USA commissioner Britton Banowsky said Monday that Western Kentucky will officially join the league July 1, 2014. "The tradition of the university and its athletics success is truly remarkable," Banowsky said. "The men's basketball program has made seven NCAA appearances since 2000, the women's basketball program has advanced to three NCAA Final Fours and football went to a bowl game last season in just its fourth year in the BCS. " C-USA, however, is losing Tulsa.
March 24, 2013
Villanova's 1985 NCAA Tournament championship remains a watershed of local college basketball. Not quite so well-remembered these days is the 1971 Wildcats squad that came within one game of winning the whole enchilada. On March 27 - after beating Fordham, Penn (by a 90-47 margin) and Western Kentucky - the Jack Kraft-coached 'Cats lined up at Houston's Astrodome against the juggernaut that was John Wooden's UCLA Bruins squad (featuring three future NBA standouts, Henry Bibby, Curtis Rowe and Sidney Wicks)
March 19, 2013
1 KANSAS Record: 29-5, 14-4 Big 12, cochampion. RPI: 5. Coach: Bill Self (20th season, 505-163 overall; 298-58 in 10 seasons at Kansas; 28-12 NCAA). Best win: 74-66 vs. Ohio State, Dec. 22. Worst loss: 62-55 vs. Texas Christian, Feb. 6. Three-pointers: 36.7 percent. Free throws: 73.3 percent. Top three: Ben McLemore (16.4 ppg., 5.3 rpg., 2.0 apg.), Jeff Withey (13.6 ppg., 8.4 rpg., 3.8 bpg.), Travis Releford (11.5 ppg., 2.6 apg., 1.2 spg.). The skinny: The Jayhawks will be disappointed with anything less than a second straight Final Four.
December 27, 2012 |
RYAN RADCLIFF threw an 11-yard touchdown pass to Cody Wilson with 5:11 remaining to give Central Michigan the lead, and Western Kentucky was stopped on fourth down when a field goal would have tied the game in the final minute, giving the Chippewas a 24-21 win in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl on Wednesday night in Detroit. Lance Guidry, coaching the Hilltoppers on an interim basis before Bobby Petrino takes over, decided to play for the win on fourth-and-2 from the 19 with 51 seconds left, but Kawaun Jakes threw incomplete.
December 11, 2012 |
Western Kentucky has hired Bobby Petrino as its new football coach, the school announced Monday. Petrino, 51, replaces Willie Taggart, who left last week to take the South Florida coaching job. The 51-year-old was fired by Arkansas in April for a "pattern of misleading" behavior following an accident in which the coach was injured while riding a motorcycle with his mistress. Petrino had a 34-17 record at Arkansas before he was dismissed in the wake of the scandal. Petrino had an affair with former Razorback volleyball player Jessica Dorrell, who he later hired as a football assistant and gave $20,000 in gifts.
September 9, 2012 |
Kolton Browning's 16-yard touchdown run on fourth and 1 lifted Louisiana-Monroe to a 34-31 overtime win over No. 8 Arkansas in Little Rock, Ark. Browning accounted for 481 yards of total offense and four touchdowns to lead the Warhawks (1-0) to their first win over a Southeastern Conference team since defeating Alabama in 2007. The Razorbacks (1-1) played the second half without quarterback Tyler Wilson, who suffered a head injury after taking several big hits in the first half.