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Florida Gulf Coast blog features tribute to Hansen

By | April 16, 2014 4:49 pm | 0 Comments

 

General McLane graduate Sarah Hansen recently concluded an outstanding basketball career at Division I Florida Gulf Coast where she finished as the leading career scorer and rebounder. She also was a standout off the court and received many academic honors. In a recent post on the FGCU Athletics blog, Michael Tolvo addressed what Hansen has… View Article

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Kayla McBride update: more observations on WNBA draft

By | April 15, 2014 7:46 am | 0 Comments

 

Villa Maria graduate and former Notre Dame star Kayla McBride took the next step in her basketball career Monday when she was selected by the San Antonio Stars with the No. 3 overall pick in the WNBA draft. Here are a few observations about McBride, the Stars and the WNBA draft: • New uniform: Check… View Article

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Pitt’s Conner participates at Field Pass event wearing brace

By | April 14, 2014 12:03 pm | 0 Comments

 

  The Pitt football team concluded its spring workouts Sunday and then held a fan event called Field Pass. McDowell graduate James Conner, who led Pitt in rushing as a true freshman in 2013, did not participate in the final few spring practices with Pitt after spraining his knee in practice April 4. However, Conner… View Article

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WNBA mock draft has McBride going No. 4 overall Monday

By | April 13, 2014 9:15 pm | 0 Comments

 

The WNBA Draft is scheduled for Monday at 8 p.m. in Uncasville, Conn., and Villa Maria graduate Kayla McBride is considered a likely first-round pick. The former Notre Dame guard, who concluded her career in the NCAA championship game Tuesday, is coveted by WNBA teams because she’s a big guard who can handle the ball,… View Article

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Penn State Blue-White Game today; Girard’s Dudas to make debut

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By | April 12, 2014 9:53 am | 0 Comments

 

The annual Penn State Blue-White Game will cap the Nittany Lions’ first spring under new coach James Franklin. Kickoff is set for 1:30 p.m. at Beaver Stadium. Franklin, the former Vanderbilt coach, replaced Bill O’Brien, who left for the Houston Texans after two seasons as Penn State’s coach. O’Brien led the Nittany Lions to an 8-4 record in… View Article

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Villa Maria grad McBride to attend WNBA Draft on Monday

By | April 11, 2014 4:09 pm | 1 Comment

 

Villa Maria graduate and Notre Dame basketball standout Kayla McBride will be one of 12 top players who will attend the WNBA Draft on Monday at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. McBride completed her college career with the Fighting Irish on Tuesday night in a loss to UConn in the national championship game. However, McBride starred… View Article

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Michigan State mourns loss of 8-year-old super fan

By | April 9, 2014 4:08 pm | 0 Comments

 

One of the endearing stories from the college basketball season was the friendship between Michigan State forward Adreian Payne and 8-year-old super fan Lacey Holsworth. Today, the Michigan State community received word that Lacey lost her battle with cancer. “She calls me her ‘Superman,’ but she’s the one who’s got the super strength,” Payne once… View Article

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Despite loss, McBride makes strong showing at Final Four

By | April 9, 2014 7:57 am | 0 Comments

 

It was not the ending that Kayla McBride wanted, but the Villa Maria graduate still made quite an impression at the Women’s Final Four this week. Powerful UConn (40-0) beat Notre Dame 79-58 Tuesday in Nashville, Tenn., to hand the Fighting Irish (37-1) their only loss of the season as McBride concluded her college career…. View Article

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Villa Maria graduates pictured from college game

By | April 8, 2014 2:42 pm | 0 Comments

 

As Villa Maria graduate Kayla McBride prepares to lead Notre Dame against UConn tonight in a battle of unbeaten teams in the NCAA women’s basketball championship game, area residents are getting fired up. Lisa Roberts, a proud Villa Maria grad, sent the above screen grab from the ACC tournament game between Notre Dame and Duke. At… View Article

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