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2009-12-03 10:30:00

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y., Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hofstra University's Board of Trustees has decided to eliminate Hofstra's Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS, formerly known as Division 1-AA) intercollegiate football program, and reinvest those resources into new academic programs and need-based scholarships, President Stuart Rabinowitz announced today. The Board, acting on a recommendation from Rabinowitz, voted unanimously to end the football program, effective...

2009-09-04 15:20:58

Old Dominion University will field a football team Saturday for the first time since 1940. The Monarchs will play their first game in 69 years against Division II Chowan University at S.B. Ballard Stadium in Norfolk, Va. We put it at six years because we needed a year to recruit and then five years to cycle a class through, Coach Bobby Wilder told The (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot about his six-year contract. And honestly, that's what I think it's going to take. The school said on its Web site...

2009-04-02 14:12:25

University of Florida assistant Shaka Smart was named the men's head basketball coach at Virginia Commonwealth Thursday. Smart will be the 10th head coach in VCU history and succeeds Anthony Grant, who took a similar job on March 27 at the University of Alabama. Smart, a native of Madison, Wis., was the school's top pick among a pool of candidates and also held assistant coaching jobs at Clemson and Akron prior to joining Florida Coach Billy Donovan last season. I am thrilled to be a part of...

2009-02-25 14:24:00

HARRISONBURG, Va., Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Families and individuals without health insurance, youths seeking to develop character and leadership skills, young women in crisis, and people afflicted with Lou Gehrig's disease - these are among the many beneficiaries of James Madison head football coach Mickey Matthews' selection as the 2008 Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year. Coach Matthews and Liberty Mutual will present eight local charities and the James Madison Alumni Association with a...

2008-12-29 09:18:00

FAIRFAX, Va., Dec. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon's FiOS1 local TV channel will broadcast live two George Mason University CAA (Colonial Athletic Association) conference basketball games in January and February from the university's Patriot Center here. FiOS TV customers can see two exciting matchups -- on Jan. 5 when the Patriots take on Georgia State University at 5:07 p.m., and on Feb. 18 when the Patriots host Drexel University at 7:07 p.m. "FiOS1 delivers content that demonstrates our...

2008-12-19 08:05:00

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., Dec. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- James Madison coach Mickey Matthews was named the 22nd winner of the Eddie Robinson Award last night at The Sports Network's Football Championship Subdivision Awards Banquet, held at the Chattanooga Marriott on the eve of the NCAA Division I Football Championship title game. Matthews is the first two-time winner of the Robinson Award, which is presented annually to the top coach in FCS. Matthews also won the Robinson Award in 1999, his first season...

2008-10-28 09:00:40

Four notable medical and educational institutions have formed a landmark consortium that is expected to streamline the way bench science is translated into bedside practice that could benefit millions of people. Christiana Care Health System, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Thomas Jefferson University and the University of Delaware will pool their talents and expertise as the Delaware Valley Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (DVICTS). The Institute brings...

2006-03-31 19:38:44

By Steve Ginsburg INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) - Largely unknown just two weeks ago, George Mason's lightly recruited but suddenly inspired players have become the toast of an underdog-loving nation. On the eve of the semi-finals of the NCAA men's college basketball tournament, the Patriots held a public practice on Friday at the RCA Dome before thousands of new-found fans. "I'm having a blast," Patriots coach Jim Larranaga told reporters after the workout. "My players are enjoying it....

2006-03-24 22:47:03

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top-seeded Villanova squeezed past Boston College 60-59 on a goaltending call in the closing seconds of overtime in an NCAA Tournament round of 16 thriller at Minneapolis on Friday. Will Sheridan clinched the win for the Wildcats when Boston College's Sean Williams was called for goaltending for swatting away Sheridan's shot with three seconds remaining. Villanova (28-4) roared back from a 16-point first-half deficit to claim the physical contest and advance to...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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