By Michael O'Brien

August 2008 Archives

Fenwick leads 14-0

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The Friars scored on a quarterback sneak to go up 14-0 in the second quarter of in game 2 at Soldier Field

Caravan rolls

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Curie gets on the board late when Tevin Buchanan scored on a 10-yard run to cap a 12-play drive with 24 seconds to play as Mount Carmel stormed to a 49-7 victory in its opener at Soldier Field

It was over early ...

With 7:51 to play in the first quarter.
NIU recruit and returning QB Jordan Lynch scored twice, first on a 16-yard run and then from four yards out after snap was long and Mount Carmel recovered deep in Condors territory

Northwestern recruit Anthony Battle recovered a fumble just outside the Curie 20 that led to Lynch's third TD of the first quarter from seven yards out with 4:44 to play in the first quarter

A Lynch touchdown pass makes it 28-0 with 1:52 to go in the first quarter

A blocked punt was scooped up by Tyrone Glover resulted in another touchdown and a 35-0 lead with 10 seconds to play in the first quarter

Curie got inside the Caravan 10 late in the half, but came up short on a fourth down pass

DePaul lands Kentucky standout

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Anna Martin, a standout guard from Lexington Christian has given a verbal commitment to DePaul women's coach Doug Bruno

Martin, who has visited the Lincoln Park campus twice said "I loved being at DePaul and in LIncoln Park. The players and coaches were all great."

Martin picked the Blue Demons over Louisville and Kentucky and is the first DePaul commit in the Class of 2009

From my friend Mel Greenberg, who was at a press conference today in Delaware

Bogan's Olive commits

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Jalisa Olive from Bogan a member of Illinois X-CITEMENT has verbally committed to continue her basketball career at Central Michigan. Jalisa visited Central Michigan and felt that it was the right place for her.

Elena Delle Donne to Delaware, as a student

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Elena Delle Donne, the 2008 national high school girls player of the year, said in a release Monday that she woud be attending Delaware.

The 6-5 guard had signed with NCAA favorite Connecticut in November, but informed UConn coach Geno Auriemma kast week that she would not be coming.

Despite rumors that she would play volleyball for the Blue Hens and because she has not been released by Connecticut, Delle Donne can not play any sport this school year.

Elena Delle Donne to meet the press

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Elena Delle Donne, the 2008 national high school girls basketball player of the year, who rec eived a release from Connecticut to attend and play any sport at Delaware, will have a press conference Monday where she will be joined by the Delaware volleyball players and coaches

College basketball loses a pair

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Former Marshall all-state basketball star Patrick Beverley, who had two outstanding seasons seasons at Arkansas before being removed from the team, will play overseas this season. He hopes to be selected in the 2009 NBA draft.

Also, the 2008 national high school player of the year, Elena Delle Donne, who signed with Connecticut in November will not be heading to college to play basketball for the Big East power.

Delle Donne, a 6-5 guard from Urseline Academy in Delaware, has been pursued since she was in seventh grade. In the summer of 2007, she took a break and turned down USA Basketball, after having been selected to the U19 team. She also didn't play on the summer AAU circuit.

Delle Donne was at UConn for a couple of days in June before returning home for personal reasons.

Next Year's Team...

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The Sun-Times' Chris Bonjean is part of a new college basketball website, It's chock full of the sort of info college hoops junkies need.

Check out the Illinois page.

Initial list of teams for Champaign Shootout...

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The Champaign News-Gazette released the names of 12 teams that will play in a shootout at Assembly Hall on December 13. It's a seven game shootout, so there will be two more added to the list eventually...

Manual, Peoria Central, Waukegan, Warren, Sterling, Centennial, Robinson, Rock Island, Mahomet-Seymour, St. Thomas More, Olympia and Curie.

Northwestern picks up a recruit

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From Steve Tucker:

Northwestern's new women's basketball coach Joe McKeown got his first oral commitment when 6-3 Dannielle Diamant of Las Vegas committed to the Wildcats last week.

Diamant is the granddaughter of coaching legend Jerry Tarkanian.

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