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Published: Fri, 15 Apr 2016 03:36:29 GMT

Last Build Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2016 03:36:29 GMT

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College Softball Player of the Week: Morgan Decker (Lehigh)

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 01:37:00 GMT

As a junior in 2015, Lehigh third baseman Morgan Decker batted a solid .336.

Yet, some considered it a down year for her. Not Mountain Hawks coach Fran Troyan.

"It's funny when people talk about her having a 'down' year, hitting close to .350," Troyan said. "Most people would be doing cartwheels...




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Penn State revitalizing both offensive and defensive lines this spring

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 21:52:17 GMT

Penn State's offensive line needed a recalibration following a 39-sack season in 2015, and the defensive line looked to replace three starters headed to the NFL. Coach James Franklin said that he has seen glimpses of progress from both units this spring.

The offensive line has seen a few changes,...




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Former Penn State wrestler nears Olympics berth

Mon, 11 Apr 2016 17:49:00 GMT

Frank Molinaro, a former Penn State wrestler who won an NCAA title in 2012, strengthened his longshot Olympics bid last weekend by winning his weight class at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials.

Molinaro, seeded ninth at 65 kg (143 pounds), defeated four wrestlers seeded above him to win the freestyle...




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Penn State's offense generating 'excitement' this spring

Sat, 09 Apr 2016 23:38:00 GMT

Penn State's offense is cutting a quick new pace this spring, which players certainly felt through their labored breathing. Receiver Chris Godwin further diagrammed that speed with a statistical comparison.

Last spring, the team's 14-play scripts took nearly an entire 10-minute practice period...




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Philadelphia cheers NCAA champs Villanova with parade

Fri, 08 Apr 2016 20:11:00 GMT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Villanova fans descended on downtown Philadelphia on Friday to cheer their NCAA championship basketball team, flooding the city in a raucous sea of blue.

Thousands of people filled Market Street and Dilworth Park to celebrate Villanova's victory over North Carolina in Monday...




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College softball player of the week: Marly Laubach (Penn State)

Fri, 08 Apr 2016 01:51:22 GMT

Marly Laubach says that as a junior at Penn State she now gets what college softball is all about.

"I know how to work the system and I have it figured out, I guess," the Northampton High graduate said.

Laubach and the Nittany Lions hope she continues to have everything figured out because both...




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Lafayette grad Ross Scheuerman getting ready to rock with Eagles

Fri, 08 Apr 2016 01:22:29 GMT

Less than two weeks remain in the countdown to the Philadelphia Eagles' first minicamp of 2016, and former Lafayette College running back Ross Scheuerman is counting down the hours in which to make an impact with his newest team.

Considering what he's been through to get to this point, he has every...




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Penn State coach James Franklin encouraged by defense's 'personality'

Thu, 07 Apr 2016 02:54:00 GMT

STATE COLLEGE — Penn State's defense had perhaps its best practice of the spring Wednesday, a notable point for head coach James Franklin as that unit undergoes its own changes.

Offense has been the dominant theme this spring for the Lions, who are installing a new system, introducing two new offensive...




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Returning UConn players say they're ready to take baton

Thu, 07 Apr 2016 00:01:00 GMT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The confetti had barely fallen to the floor at Bankers Life Fieldhouse when UConn's returning players began fielding questions about how they could possibly compete for a fifth consecutive national championship next season without All-Americans Breanna Stewart, Moriah Jefferson...




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Lehigh's Jamie Luchini signs with Bethlehem Steel FC

Wed, 06 Apr 2016 21:35:45 GMT

Lehigh University forward Jamie Luchini has signed with Bethlehem Steel FC, the team announced Wednesday.

"We are very happy to be adding a player who recently represented Lehigh University and proved dangerous in front of goal during his college career," Bethlehem Steel FC head coach Brendan Burke...




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Classes off, party on: a Philly bash for champion Villanova

Wed, 06 Apr 2016 11:31:00 GMT

VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) — Once Villanova's band stopped playing its fight song, Jay Wright took over as pep rally conductor.

"Just for the hell of it, let's do it," he exhorted to nearly 2,000 fans.

"When I say, Nova, you say, 'Nation!"

"Nova!"

"Nation!" they screamed back at the head coach.

The Wildcats...




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Nova's Jenkins becomes latest on list of last-second NCAA greats

Tue, 05 Apr 2016 22:13:00 GMT

On its own, Kris Jenkins' 3-point shot to win the national championship for Villanova wasn't all that out of the ordinary.

In an era when Steph Curry has made 35-foot jump shots seemingly commonplace, Jenkins' twenty-something-footer was relatively normal.

What made the shot so memorable was the...




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Villanova cancels classes after NCAA basketball victory

Tue, 05 Apr 2016 12:47:00 GMT

VILLANOVA (AP) — Villanova University has canceled classes Tuesday as students celebrate the men's basketball team's first NCAA championship title since 1985.

Police say six people were arrested and 25 people were injured after Kris Jenkins' 3-pointer in the final seconds of the title game Monday...




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Villanova beats North Carolina in NCAA Basketball Tournament final

Tue, 05 Apr 2016 04:39:00 GMT

HOUSTON (AP) — One good shot deserved another.

Kris Jenkins of Villanova wasn't about to be outdone.

Jenkins overcame the shock of watching North Carolina's Marcus Paige hit a double-clutch 3 to tie it by spotting up behind the right side of the arc and draining a 3 of his own at the buzzer to...




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UConn women near unprecedented 4th consecutive NCAA championship

Tue, 05 Apr 2016 02:29:55 GMT

INDIANAPOLIS — Breanna Stewart came to UConn with the lofty goal of winning four national championships and the Huskies are now just one victory away from history.

They will play former Big East foe Syracuse on Tuesday night with a chance to become the first women's team to win four straight Division...




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UNC's Roy Williams bristles at retirement questions

Tue, 05 Apr 2016 02:25:21 GMT

HOUSTON — Throughout the Final Four, North Carolina coach Roy Williams has made it clear there are a few questions he does not feel like answering. Especially one.

"If I'm going to retire, I think I'll retire in the next two minutes," he said after the Tar Heels beat Syracuse on Saturday night....




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UConn, Syracuse advance to women's championship game

Mon, 04 Apr 2016 07:00:00 GMT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Breanna Stewart said she wanted to win four titles in her time at UConn.

Now, after a record rout, the Huskies are one victory away from a fourth consecutive national championship fulfilling Stewart's goal. A feat never accomplished in women's basketball.

Morgan Tuck scored 21...




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Villanova must keep Carolina off the boards

Mon, 04 Apr 2016 03:46:00 GMT

HOUSTON — It was like finding an errant paint brush stroke on the Mona Lisa of a performance by Villanova on the biggest possible stage.

But when Jay Wright looked back at the beauty of a 44-point win on Saturday night in the NCAA Tournament national semifinals, he saw the one flaw that stood out...




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NCAA trying to bring clarity to academic misconduct cases

Sat, 02 Apr 2016 22:03:00 GMT

HOUSTON — Soon after Syracuse or North Carolina — two schools that have been entangled in academic misconduct issues — plays for the national championship, the NCAA Division I council is likely to approve the first changes in 33 years to the way the association regulates classroom improprieties.

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REPLAY: NCAA Final Four basketball games

Sat, 02 Apr 2016 20:41:00 GMT

The Villanova and North Carolina men's basketball teams won their semifinal games against Oklahoma and Syracuse respectively. The winning teams will meet in the championship game on Monday, April 4. See a replay of Saturday's semifinal games in the window below. On the Morning Call app? Visit http://scrbliv.me/1989424.


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