March 29, 2012 |
Roosevelt Cubbage, a 6-foot-7 senior from Paul VI, has accepted a basketball scholarship to Division II Wilmington University in Delaware. Cubbage made an oral commitment to the school on Wednesday. According to NCAA rules, a basketball recruit may sign a letter of intent during the second signing period, beginning April 11. Cubbage, who averaged nearly 12 points this season, is Paul VI's second scholarship player. Point guard Ron Curry has signed with James Madison. "I chose Wilmington because I love the coach, their style of play, and felt like I could become a better person on and off the court at the school," Cubbage said.
March 10, 2012 |
Tajee Almon blocked 100 shots last season. That's not bad for a future small forward. Almon, a senior at Gloucester High School, recently committed to attend Wilmington (Del.) University on a basketball scholarship. Although the 6-5 Almon played center for the Lions, he's projected as a small forward for the Wildcats, a Division II program that plays in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference with schools such as Philadelphia University, Chestnut Hill, the University of the Sciences, and Holy Family.
March 4, 2012 |
The Wilmington City Council has gone on record urging the U.S. and Delaware governments to confer the "rights of personhood" on each and every human sperm. In a resolution, the council declared: "Laws should be enacted by all legislative bodies in the United States to promote equal representation, and should potentially include laws in defense of 'personhood,' forbidding every man from destroying his semen. " The resolution passed, 8-4, Thursday night. Loretta Walsh, the councilwoman who introduced the resolution, told the Wilmington News Journal: "What's good for the gander is good for the goose.
March 3, 2012 |
RICHMOND, Va. - Forget the record, Drexel basketball coach Bruiser Flint was impressed with his upcoming opponent in Saturday's noon Colonial Athletic Association quarterfinal at the Richmond Coliseum. No. 9-seeded North Carolina-Wilmington (10-20) earned the quarterfinal berth with Friday's 70-59 win over No. 8 James Madison. Regular-season champion Drexel (25-5), which has won 17 consecutive games, earned a first-round bye. UNC-W played the opening game of the CAA tournament and thus performed before many empty seats, but Flint stayed for the entire game.
February 22, 2012 |
Rodney McGruder scored 24 points and Kansas State upset No. 3 Missouri, 78-68, in Columbia, Mo., on Tuesday night. It was the second time this season the Wildcats (19-8, 8-7 Big 12) have beaten the Tigers (25-3, 12-3). Seton Hall 73, Georgetown 55 - Jordan Theodore scored a career-high 29 points to lead the Pirates (19-9, 8-8 Big East) to the signature win they needed for their NCAA tournament resumé, downing the No. 9 Hoyas (20-6, 10-5) in Newark. Univ. of the Sciences 66, Wilmington 64 - Garret Kerr hit a fadeaway jumper with 3.4 seconds left to give the Devils (6-19, 4-13 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference)
February 3, 2012 |
Drugmaker AstraZeneca P.L.C. said Thursday that it would cut 7,300 more jobs worldwide because of declining fourth-quarter profit and 2012 revenue prospects. The company, based in London, plans to eliminate 12 percent of its workforce. There could be several hundred jobs lost in Wilmington and Newark, Del., a spokesman said. Following up on a March 2010 decision to curtail neuroscience research, the company will close its Montreal research facility and slice that work from its largest site in Sodertalje, Sweden, with a net effect of an estimated 2,200 job cuts.
February 1, 2012 |
Long-range bombs in the first half propelled Villanova to a 62-53 win over Seton Hall in a Big East game at Pavilion on Tuesday night. The Wildcats (14-8, 4-5) raced to a 10-2 advantage and pushed the margin to 23-8 after an Emily Suhey three-pointer with midway through the first half. The trey was one of six Villanova knocked down in the first half, as the Wildcats bounced back from a loss at No. 16 Louisville on Saturday. Lauren Burford had 17 points on 5-of-6 shooting from downtown.