Notre Dame’s McBride wins national, ACC weekly honors

   February 3, 2014 6:51 pm

Villa Maria graduate Kayla McBride, a senior for the Notre Dame women’s basketball team, was named the espnW National Player of the Week for the second time in her career and was selected as the Atlantic Coast Conference player of the week Monday. McBride became the first Notre Dame women’s player to earn the ACC…

On Campus notebook: D’Ambrosio bound for Hall of Fame again

   January 26, 2014 7:00 am

Jay D’Ambrosio, a 1990 Fairview High School graduate, will be inducted into the Grove City College Athletic Hall of Fame on Feb. 22. D’Ambrosio is a six-time NCAA Division III All-American swimmer who excelled in the backstroke from 1990-94. In 2002, D’Ambrosio was inducted into the Grove City Swimming and Diving Hall of Fame and…

McBride, Notre Dame women set for Sweet 16 today

   March 31, 2013 11:13 am

  Villa Maria graduate Kayla McBride, who has been red hot during the postseason, will lead the Notre Dame women’s basketball team against Kansas today in the NCAA Tournament’s Sweet 16 round. The Fighting Irish (33-1) will face Kansas (20-13) in the Sweet 16 at noon today in Norfolk, Va., in a game that will…

McBride scores career-high 28 points in Notre Dame’s NCAA win

   March 27, 2013 7:15 am

Villa Maria graduate Kayla McBride continued her hot play for the Notre Dame women’s basketball team Tuesday night. McBride scored a career-best 28 points in the top-seeded Fighting Irish’s 74-57 win over Iowa on Iowa’s home court. She scored 22 points and had 10 rebounds in ND’s first-round win Sunday. McBride had a particularly hot…

Signing day: Erie-area athletes set to sign, commit today

   February 6, 2013 10:01 am

  Today is National Letter of Intent Day, and many area football players and other athletes are set to sign with Division I and Division II schools or commit to program at other levels. The Erie Times-News took a look at the area football players expected to sign today. Read a short bio on each…

Duane Rankin’s Week 14 recap

   December 4, 2012 12:06 am

Let’s recap Week 14, shall we? Game of the week: No. 2 Alabama vs. No. 3 Georgia Final score: Tide 32, Bulldogs 28 Pregame rant: Some would say this is the national championship game. The winner will likely be the favorite to beat Notre Dame in next month’s BCS title game.  Alabama and Georgia are…

Duane Rankin’s Week 14 forecast

   November 29, 2012 11:29 pm

Here are three college football games worth watching in Week 14. Game of the week: No. 2 Alabama Crimson Tide (11-1, 7-1 SEC) vs. No. 3 Georgia Bulldogs (11-1, 7-1 SEC), Saturday, 4 p.m., Georgia Dome, Atlanta, WSEE (CBS). Pregame rant: Some would say this is the national championship game. The winner will likely be…

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)