Monster Jam brings an all-new event, Path of Destruction, the largest summer stadium event in Philadelphia. This year’s event will be held at Lincoln Financial Field on Saturday, June 9 at 7 p.m.
Monster Jam, sanctioned by the United States Hot Rod Association, is the most popular Monster Truck tour, performing to more than four million fans at big arenas and stadiums throughout the world. Shows consist of three main elements — the all-access pit party, with the main event consisting of racing freestyle phases of competition.
Bari Musawwir will be one of the truck drivers in this event. Musawwir is looking forward to the competition.
“I’m really excited for it,” Musawwir said. “These are some of the elite competitors in the world of Monster Jam.”
2013 men’s lacrosse championship tickets now on sale
Tickets for the 2013 NCAA men’s lacrosse championships, May 25–27, 2013 at Lincoln Financial Field, are currently on sale. Tickets can be purchased by going to www.NCAA.com/tickets. The city of Philadelphia and Drexel University will serve as the hosts for the 2013 lacrosse championships. This will mark the third time overall they will host (2005 and 2006).
Penn names Robin Martin head coach of men’s track and field
Robin Martin has been hired as the new James P. Tuppeny head coach of men’s track and field at the University of Pennsylvania. Martin had been serving as the interim coach since the retirement of Charlie Powell from the position in December.
During Martin’s interim stint, sophomore Maalik Reynolds defended his Heptagonal championships in the indoor and outdoor high jump and earned All-America honors at the NCAA Indoor Championships. Reynolds participated at the NCAA Outdoor Championships last weekend.
One of the finest runners in Penn’s track and field history, Martin has spent the last four years as a coach within the program. He spent 2008–09 and 2009–10 as a volunteer assistant working with the middle distance runners, then came on as the program’s top assistant for 2010–11, working primarily with sprints, middle distance and as an assistant cross country coach. Last year, Martin helped guide James Finucane into the school record book in two events and aided the 4x800-meter relay team that won both the Heptagonal and IC4a titles.
Tony Chennault and Dylan Ennis transfer to Villanova
Villanova men’s basketball has recently announced that Tony Chennault and Dylan Ennis have transferred to the Wildcats’ program. Chennault, a former Neumann-Goretti star, played two seasons at Wake Forest. Ennis played his freshman year at Rice University. Chennault, a 6-foot-2 guard, started all 31 games for the Demon Deacons in 2011-12, averaging 9.0 points and 2.8 assists a game.
Ennis averaged 8.5 points and 4.3 rebounds a game for the Owls. He also established a new school record for assists by a freshman with 144 and was selected to Conference USA’s All-Rookie team.
The Wildcats also announced that 6-foot-9 forward Markus Kennedy, who played during the 2011–12 season, has announced his intention to leave the Wildcats’ basketball program so that he may transfer to another university. Kennedy appeared in 31 games in 2011–12 and earned three starting assignments. He averaged 3.0 points, 4.4 rebounds and 14.8 minutes a game in his first season.
West Chester baseball wins national championship
West Chester University, ranked ninth in the country, shut out second ranked Delta State, 9-0, to claim its first NCAA Division II college baseball national championship. West Chester University (46-10) completed its perfect run through the NCAA tournament with a five-hit shutout from Mike Gunkel. The Golden Rams went 4-0 in the Atlantic Regional and duplicated that performance in Cary, N.C., at the College World Series, knocking off Chico State, Southern New Hampshire, Catawba and Delta State, respectively.