Behrend to practice at Michigan’s Crisler Arena before NCAAs

   March 6, 2014 11:59 am

It’s nice to have friends, or relatives, in high places. Penn State Behrend men’s basketball coach Dave Niland, whose team makes a 7-hour trip to Holland, Mich., to face Hope College in Friday’s opening round of the NCAA Division III tournament, has a scheduled stop halfway there in Ann Arbor Thursday evening to practice at…

Georger places 22nd in 200 backstroke at Nationals

   June 27, 2013 12:08 pm

  INDIANAPOLIS — Former Mercyhurst Prep swimmer Marie Georger recorded a preliminary time of 2 minutes, 15.59 seconds in the women’s 200-meter backstroke during Wednesday’s action at the Phillips 66 National Championships. Georger, 19, was in 22nd place after the preliminary heats. She did not post a time low enough to advance to the event…

McDowell grad Cochran takes 3rd in triple jump for Michigan at Spire

   February 13, 2013 12:03 pm

  McDowell graduate Patrick Cochran, a junior at the University of Michigan, placed third among 22 competitors in the triple jump Saturday at the Spire Invitational in Geneva, Ohio. It was his first indoor meet of the season. Cochran’s personal-best distance of 49 feet 1 3⁄4 inches (14.98 meters) was the eighth-best mark in the Big Ten…

Duane Rankin’s Week 13 recap

   November 29, 2012 7:11 pm

Let’s recap Week 13, shall we? Game of the week: No. 1 Notre Dame at USC Final score: Irish 22, Trojans 13 Pregame rant: This is pretty simple. The Irish win, they’re playing for a national title. Notre Dame hasn’t won it all since the 1988 season, but hasn’t really contended for one since 1989…

Duane Rankin’s Week 13 forecast

   November 20, 2012 6:42 pm

Here are three college football games worth watching in Week 13. Game of the week: No. 1 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (11-0) at USC Trojans (7-4, 5-4 Pac-12), Saturday, 8 p.m., WJET (ABC). Pregame rant: This is pretty simple. The Irish win, they’re playing for a national title. Notre Dame hasn’t won it all since…

Duane Rankin’s Week 12 recap

   November 19, 2012 11:20 pm

Let’s recap Week 12, shall we? Game of the week: No. 14 Stanford at No. 1 Oregon Final score: Cardinal 17, Ducks 14 (OT)

Duane Rankin’s Week 8 recap

   October 22, 2012 10:14 pm

Let’s recap Week 8, shall we? Game of the week: No. 9 South Carolina at No. 3 Florida Final score: Gators 44, Gamecocks 11 Pregame rant: Despite losing to LSU, South Carolina can still find itself in the SEC title game, but must beat the Gators to do so. To see Steve Spurrier go back…

Duane Rankin’s Week 8 forecast

   October 15, 2012 10:38 pm

Here are three college football games worth watching in Week 8. Game of the week: No. 9 South Carolina Gamecocks (6-1, 4-1 SEC) at No. 3 Florida Gators, (6-0, 5-0 SEC), Saturday, 3:30 p.m., WSEE (CBS) Pregame rant: Despite losing to LSU, South Carolina can still find itself in the SEC title game, but must…

Duane Rankin’s Week 7 recap

   October 15, 2012 6:56 pm

Let’s recap Week 7, shall we? Game of the week: No. 17 Stanford at No. 7 Notre Dame Final score: Irish 20, Cardinal 13 (OT) Pregame rant: The Irish have an offensive-minded coach in Brian Kelly, but have relied on their defense to win games. Allowing 7.78 points a game, Notre Dame is second only…

Duane Rankin’s Week 7 forecast

   October 9, 2012 10:52 am

Here are three games worth watching in Week 7. Game of the week: No. 17 Stanford Cardinal (4-1, 2-1 Pac-12) at No. 7 Notre Dame Fighting Irish, (5-0), Saturday, 3:30 p.m., WICU (NBC). Pregame rant: The Irish have an offensive-minded coach in Brian Kelly, but have relied on their defense to win games. Allowing 7.78…