La Salle University

Ashley Howard
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Matt Leon
July 26, 2019 - 3:11 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Ashley Howard is getting ready for his second season as the men's basketball coach at La Salle University. The Explorers went 10-21 in Howard's first season at the helm in 2018-19, but they made rapid improvement after an 0-10 start to play nearly .500 basketball over...
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Schuylkill River
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Pat Loeb
May 01, 2019 - 3:27 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — After years of warnings that the Schuylkill River was in danger of becoming impassable, city and local university officials announced Wednesday that together they have raised $4.5 million for a dredging project. The Schuylkill Navy, which oversees Boathouse Row,...
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 La Salle freshman catcher Tatem Levins.
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Matt Leon
April 03, 2019 - 2:57 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The La Salle University baseball team has made big strides in 2019. At 15-14, the Explorers have already eclipsed their win total for the entire 2018 season when they went 14-41. Their 15th win came on Tuesday, and it was quite the offensive performance as they...
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Ashley Howard is in his first season as La Salle head coach.
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Matt Leon
February 12, 2019 - 3:36 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The La Salle University Explorers will welcome Duquesne University to Gola Arena on Wednesday night for an Atlantic 10 match-up. The Explorers had a four-game winning streak snapped last time out on Sunday with a 84-76 loss down in Fairfax, Virginia at the hands of...
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Peter Biar Ajak has been in a South Sudanese prison since July 28, 2018
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Tim Jimenez
February 01, 2019 - 9:47 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Peter Biar Ajak, one of the "Lost Boys of Sudan," who resettled in Philadelphia in 2001 and graduated from Central High School and La Salle University, has been in a South Sudanese prison for six months with no end in sight. He now has a new attorney who is trying to...
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Redshirt junior guard Traci Carter led La Salle with 17 points in Saturday's loss to Villanova.
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Matt Leon
December 03, 2018 - 5:12 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Ashley Howard's first season as La Salle University's men's basketball coach has gotten off to a rough start from a wins and losses standpoint. The Explorers are 0-8 as they prepare to host Bucknell on Tuesday night at Gola Arena. However, if you look at the way La...
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Avatars
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Suzanne Monaghan
October 20, 2018 - 11:04 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- College can be stressful for many students. So La Salle University has started using virtual humans, also known as Avatars, to train faculty on how to help young people in distress or at risk for suicide. The program uses role play conversations with a virtual...
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Peter Biar Ajak has been in a South Sudanese prison since July 28, 2018
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Tim Jimenez
September 26, 2018 - 8:55 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It has now been nearly two months since a Philly-educated peace activist was arrested in South Sudan, and it's still not clear if he's getting out anytime soon. Peter Biar Ajak has been in a South Sudanese prison since July 28. His friends and family say he was...
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Sens. Chris Coons, D-Del., and Cory Booker, D-N.J.
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Tim Jimenez
August 02, 2018 - 7:11 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A political activist, with ties to Philadelphia, was arrested in South Sudan earlier this week. And now, his family, friends and public officials are calling for his release from prison. Ajak's family put out a statement saying he was arrested while trying to board a...
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La Salle Baseball
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Matt Leon
April 18, 2018 - 1:33 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- La Salle University junior first baseman Ben Faso has developed into one of the Philadelphia area's best hitters. Faso, a right-handed hitter who played his high school ball at Garnet Valley, is batting .357 this season for La Salle. He leads the Explorers with nine...
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