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Archive: January, 2009

Sporting sneakers, supporting cancer research

Friday, January 30, 2009, 2:33 PM
This weekend, around the country, you will see a strange occurrence. Well-dressed college basketball coaches wearing sneakers on the sidelines with their suits. It is the Coaches vs. Cancer "Suits and Sneakers Awareness Weekend". It is also “look foolish weekend” for all coaches... Read more

Explorers rely on leadership, hard work

Thursday, January 29, 2009, 1:23 PM
Our team is playing better but consistency and toughness in very close games will be the keys for us and every A-10 team. With the exception of Xavier (I feel they are as good as last year’s Elite Eight team), most A-10 games are a toss-up. The talent level among each school’s starting... Read more

Three selected for Big 5 Hall of Fame

Wednesday, January 28, 2009, 4:22 PM
Penn's Jerome Allen, La Salle's Curt Fromal and Saint Joseph's Susan Moran have been selected for induction into the Big 5 Hall of Fame Class of 2009. The players will be inducted in the Donaldson Room of Weightman Hall on Penn's campus on Feb. 13, and they also will be honored on the floor of the... Read more

Dragons turning things around

Monday, January 26, 2009, 6:15 PM
Since returning home we have continued to play well. We started the week with a good win against Delaware. Our bench came through for us as Leon Spencer, Tramayne Hawthorne and Samme Givens all gave us important minutes in the game. Samme scored 19 points and Leon had 11 as we were able to get some... Read more

Defense, Nivins and St. Joe's

Friday, January 23, 2009, 12:46 PM
When the winning score is 99-98, it is hard to talk about defense. But I thought the job St. Joe’s Garrett Williamson did on Duquesne’s Aaron Jackson Wednesday night at the Palestra was terrific. Jackson was in the Atlantic 10’s top five in scoring, assists, steals and field goal... Read more

Special honor for two special Owls

Thursday, January 22, 2009, 8:06 PM
Saturday will be a special day in the history of Temple Athletics, as two champions – John Chaney and Dr. Ray Moyer – are inducted into the university’s Athletics Hall of Fame. John Chaney has meant so much, not just to this institution, but to the city of Philadelphia and to college... Read more

Real world beckons for Hawks

Tuesday, January 20, 2009, 12:57 PM
League games have arrived for all the city schools except Penn. The vibe, tempo and preparation are all different. The scouting reports are more concise because everyone is more familiar with styles and individual players. The A-10 will go through Xavier but the list of contenders is longer than at... Read more

Big East, A10 This Week

Monday, January 19, 2009, 12:11 PM
Atlantic 10 This Week SCHEDULE La SALLE Wednesday: vs. Penn, 7 Saturday: at Massachusetts, 4 SAINT JOSEPH’S Wednesday: vs. Duquesne, 7 (Palestra) Saturday: vs. Penn, 7 (Palestra) (CN8) TEMPLE Thursday: vs. Saint Louis, 8 Saturday: vs. Charlotte, 6 GAME OF THE WEEK: Xavier at St. Bonaventure... Read more

Dexel looks to continue momentum

Sunday, January 18, 2009, 3:44 PM
Our team has played much better the last week or so. We rebounded well from the loss to VCU and picked up a pair of conference wins. Last weekend we went down to Georgia and defeated Georgia State on their home court. It was a good win for us in many ways. It proved to our guys that we are capable... Read more

Looking at Villanova three games into Big East play

Saturday, January 17, 2009, 10:27 AM
It could have been a great win. The kind that keeps on giving, right up until Selection Sunday. Not that Villanova deserved to win Saturday's game against Louisville at the Wachovia Center. The Wildcats got outplayed for most of the first 35 minutes or so. Still, at the end, it was their game to lose... Read more
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