Saturday, May 1, 2010
Gregory S. Bentley’s Rainbows for Luck also returns in the Virginia Gold Cup, in which all starters carry 165 pounds.
Irvin Naylor’s Patriot’s Path (below #6) comes into the Virginia Gold Cup from a fifth-place tune-up in the Grand National at Butler, Md., on April 17. Winner of last year’s Mason Houghland Memorial at the Iroquois Steeplechase, the ten-year-old Carnivalay gelding is trained by Desmond Fogarty, and Darren Nagle has the mount.
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Leave it to the New York Post to give us the scoop on the dead guy on the motorcycle. In a story with the headline “Biker Comes To Dead End” in today’s edition, the Post points out that David Morales Colon of Puerto Rico was unfortunately shot to death last week.
His family was not inclined to send D.M.C. off to his maker in a traditional manner, but opted instead to perch him up on his beloved motorcycle. So, the local mortician propped him up on his trusty Honda dressed for one last road trip.
Now, mind you, we concur the picture is both odd, and, of course, morbid, but it’s the caption that caught the eye of T.A.H. Pop Culture Editor Young A.T. – “Dead guy on motorcycle in Puerto Rico.”
Just the facts, ma’am.
To read more and see more photos (we won’t rat you out), click here.
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Most are misdemeanors, some are rather trivial, but the consistency probably only mirrors the trouble other college kids their age manage to find. Problem is when Jim in room 18 in Ashby Hall gets busted for a bag of pot, nobody cares (save Jim, Jim’s mom and Jim’s dad.)
Of course, it begs the age old question “What were you thinking?” And the all-too consistent answer “I wasn’t.”
Enter the Wolfpack.
According to the Raleigh News & Observer, four N.C. State football players and a former Wolfpack women's volleyball player face misdemeanor charges after police recovered marijuana and drug paraphernalia during a search of an off-campus apartment early Saturday.
Three football players - defensive tackles Markus Kuhn (middle), 23, and J.R. Sweezy (scheduled to start, but suspended after a misdemeanor assault and misdemeanor larceny after a March 18 altercation with a shuttle bus driver), 21, (below) and offensive tackle Jake Vermiglio (possible All ACC in 2010), 22 - were charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, simple possession of marijuana and maintaining a dwelling for the purpose of using a controlled substance.
Allison Davis, 22, who was a senior on the N.C. State volleyball team this past fall, faces the same three charges as Kuhn, Sweezy and Vermiglio.
A fourth N.C. State football player, tight end George Bryan (All Conference, 40 passes for 422 yards and six touchdowns), 20, (top photo) faces a single charge of maintaining a dwelling for the purpose of using a controlled substance. All of the charges are misdemeanors.
N.C. State coach Tom O'Brien commented on the charges in a brief statement released by a school spokeswoman.
"I have been made aware of the situation," O'Brien said, "and appropriate action will be taken."
How does this happen? Let’s see – LIKE IT ALWAYS DOES!
An off-duty police officer working a security shift at the College Inn apartment strolls down the hall and is bowled over by the strong smell of mary jane…Hmmm, he thinks: “Should I bust these kids or let it slide?”
Evidently, he wasn’t a Wolfpack fan…
Not helping – three bags of pot, a blunt stuffed with the stuff, two homemade bongs and pictures on somebody’s Blackberry of pot plants…
Then to make matters worse (Note here, dudes: Avoid situations that involve search warrants), the published list of items taken from the apartment also included a box of ephedrine sulfate injection capsules. Ephedrine is on the NCAA's banned substances list.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
To wit, Florida State’s 7-1 center, Solomon Alabi, is entering the draft.
Alabi, 22, averaged 9.4 points, 5.4 rebounds and a school-record 2.1 blocked shots in 77 games for the Seminoles. He was a third-team All ACC pick this past season when he helped Florida State to the NCAA tournament for the second straight year. He was twice chosen to the ACC’s all defensive team.
Coach Leonard Hamilton says Alabi will finish his academic work this semester and is on track to receive a degree in international relations next year.
A pair of 7-0 juniors, Jonathan Kreft and Xavier Gibson, will be candidates vying for Alabi’s starting center position next season.
Monday, April 26, 2010
Top-seeded Virginia won the 2010 ACC Men's Lacrosse Championship with a 10-6 victory decided on Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium on the campus of the University of Maryland in front of 2,626 fans on Sunday afternoon.
The second-ranked Cavaliers, who improve to 13-1 on the season (2-1 ACC) took full advantage of their 13th ACC title game appearance, picking up the program's sixth ACC Championship crown and first since 2006 when Virginia also defeated Maryland, 11-5, in Baltimore, Md.
The loss gives the fourth-ranked Terrapins a 9-3 mark this season (1-2 ACC).
The league's championship crown today for the Cavaliers is the school's seventh this academic year, tying the UVa school-record. Prior to the 2010 ACC Men's Lacrosse Championship, the Cavs won men's soccer, men's and women's swimming and diving, wrestling, rowing and men's tennis.
The Maryland-Virginia rivalry, which dates all the way back to 1926, is one of the longest in ACC men's lacrosse history, while the Terrapins hold a 44-41 (.518) advantage. The two programs have faced one another at least once every year since 1950 and 13 times in the ACC tournament with each side taking six victories of the previous 12.
Over in the women’s bracket, second-seeded Maryland won its second straight ACC women’s lacrosse championship by defeating top-seeded North Carolina, 10-5, today at Ludwig Field in College Park, Md. Maryland senior midfielder Caitlyn McFadden, who scored three goals and had two assists, was selected the most valuable player of the championship for the second consecutive year.
The win improves the Terps, who defeated Virginia, 10-6, on Friday to advance to the championship game, to 16-1 (4-1 ACC), and avenges a 13-9 loss at the hands of the Tar Heels in Chapel Hill, N.C. on April 10. North Carolina falls to 14-2 (4-1 ACC).
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