Despite a 16-5 record, and a perfect 14-0 mark in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference, the Division II Lady Rams have not had anyone selected as the conference’s player of the week this season. That’s not so much a slight as it is the fact that it’s really, really hard to pick just one player that makes this team go.
By now, even the most casual college basketball fans have heard about Doug McDermott, Jabari Parker and Marcus Smart. They were touted as some of the best players in the game before the season and have lived up to the billing.
Darrun Hilliard scored 22 points, JayVaughn Pinkston had 14 points and 11 rebounds and No. 6 Villanova beat DePaul 87-62 on Wednesday night for its sixth straight win.
The PIAA District 1 playoffs (seedings and matchups below) will begin Friday night, weather permitting, with Conestoga as the No. 1 seed, followed by traditional state powerhouse Chester, Great Valley, Spring-Ford and defending state champion Lower Merion seeded No. 9.
The Temple Owls face another difficult challenge in American Athletic Conference action on Thursday night as they welcome the defending national champions, #13 Louisville, to town.
The Cabrini Cavaliers have soared to the #2 ranking in all of Division III thanks to a 19-0 record (13-0 in the Colonial States Athletic Conference). This success becomes even more impressive when you consider the Cavaliers have had to overcome some significant injuries.
Missouri defensive end Michael Sam announced to the world on Sunday that he’s gay. The 2013 SEC leader in sacks was believed to be a mid-round pick in this year’s NFL Draft.
Many athletes were vocal on Twitter about Michael Sam’s declaration that he’s gay.
Michael Sam could’ve taken the — well, not the easy, but certainly the easier — way out by staying mum on his sexual orientation, at least until after the NFL draft.
Temple lost its third straight and 11th in 12 games when they fell to Houston 88-74 Sunday.
Langston Galloway scored 24 points as St. Joseph’s defeated Virginia Commonwealth 69-62 Saturday night.
Fran Dougherty had 23 points to lead Penn to a 68-60 win over Columbia Saturday night.
La Salle gave up the game-winner to St. Louis with 4 seconds left as they were defeated 65-63 Saturday.
Chris Fouch scored 26 points as Drexel defeated James Madison 78-60 on Saturday.
Tony Hicks scored 27 points as crisp-shooting Pennsylvania turned away visiting Cornell in the 100-year-old series, 90-83 Friday night.