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By Christian Ewell and Christian Ewell,SUN STAFF | March 2, 2001
For the third year in a row, UMBC will face its nemesis when the Northeast Conference men's basketball tournament starts tomorrow night. Two years ago, Central Connecticut State knocked off top-seeded UMBC in the semifinals. Last year, the Blue Devils - as the favorite - did the same thing to low-seeded UMBC in the first round. This time, No. 3 seed UMBC (17-10) could very well defeat No. 6 Central Connecticut (14-13). Though led by Lake Clifton product Corsley Edwards, the Blue Devils will be without starter Dean Walker and key reserves Lee Guinn and Ricardo Scott.
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BUSINESS
By Mark Guidera and Mark Guidera,SUN STAFF | May 14, 1997
Sylvan Learning System Inc.'s plan to merge with National Education Corp. collapsed yesterday when NEC announced it had accepted an $800 million offer from another suitor.But the news that NEC, a vocational training outfit in Irvine, Calif., would merge with Harcourt General Inc., an international publisher and specialty retailer, wasn't all bad for Baltimore's Sylvan.For one, Sylvan, which launched its bid to merge with NEC in March in a deal worth more than $600 million, will be paid a $30 million breakup fee. The directors of NEC and Sylvan had agreed in March to merge.
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By Matt Bracken, The Baltimore Sun | March 11, 2013
Mount St. Mary's certainly looked the part of a rebuilding program as it limped to a 2-6 start in Northeast Conference play this year. Coming off an 8-21 season a year ago, the slow start in NEC play this winter seemed predictable to just about everyone other than first-year coach Jamion Christian, who issued his team a challenge after a 76-68 loss at Robert Morris on Jan. 26. "We set a goal … to be the best [NEC] team the last 10 regular-season games," Christian said Monday.
NEWS
December 2, 1996
Koji Kobayashi, 89, an industrial visionary who built NEC Corp. of Japan into a leader in the world electronics industry, died Saturday in a hospital in Tokyo.He served as president of NEC from 1964 until 1976 and then as chairman until 1988, overseeing the company's expansion from its initial business of telephone equipment into computers and computer chips.Today, NEC is the largest supplier of personal computers in Japan and is the second largest semiconductor manufacturer in the world, behind Intel Corp.
SPORTS
By FROM STAFF REPORTS | February 25, 2001
Monmouth got 17 points from Rahsaan Johnson, including his 1,000th in a Hawks uniform, in a 76-63 Northeast Conference win over Mount St. Mary's last night in West Long Branch, N.J. It was the 1,300th game of Jim Phelan's career as the Mount's coach, and concluded his 47th regular season at the Mount, both all-time college basketball records. The Hawks (18-9, 15-5 NEC) took control of the game early as the Mountaineers (7-21, 7-13 NEC) suffered one of this season's frequent scoring droughts.
SPORTS
By BILL FREE | March 4, 2006
What -- Northeast Conference women's tournament Where -- At sites of higher seeds When -- Quarterfinals today; semifi nals Tuesday; championship game next Saturday 2005 champion -- St. Francis (Pa.) 2006 favorite -- Sacred Heart. The Pioneers (23-4 overall, 16-2 NEC) gained the No. 1 seed for the first time, giving them a chance to play every game on their home court (Pitt Center). Sacred Heart is unbeaten at home (12-0 overall, 9-0 in the league). The Pioneers have won seven straight and are outscoring oppo nents by an average of 14.8 points a game.
SPORTS
By FROM STAFF REPORTS | January 21, 2000
Mount St. Mary's got 16 points from Deanna Butters to pull away in the second half for a 67-55 win over Sacred Heart in a Northeast Conference women's basketball game last night at Knott Arena. The Mountaineers have won six straight to stay undefeated in the NEC, while Sacred Heart dropped to 3-3 in the league. The Mount (11-4, 6-0 NEC) led for most of the first half, but the Pioneers (5-9, 3-3 NEC) stayed in the game, as Heather Coonradt scored all 13 of her points before the break. Mount St. Mary's pushed a 33-27 lead at the half up to 10, but a 9-2 run by Sacred Heart brought it back down to three points, 41-38.
SPORTS
By KENT BAKER and KENT BAKER,SUN STAFF | November 19, 2004
MOUNT ST. MARY'S Coach: Milan Brown, second season at Mount St. Mary's(10-19) Affiliation: Northeast Conference 2003-04 record: 10-19 (8-10 NEC) Radio: WTHU (1450 AM) Arena: Knott Arena (3,000) Consensus NEC favorite: Monmouth Consensus Mount prediction: Sixth Starters lost: One Outlook: The Mount's young team closed last season with a rush to make the league tournament field, winning six of its final nine games, including the last three. The upward trend should continue with four starters back and the addition of 6-10 Jason Loughry in the middle to help replace Nick Dodson.
BUSINESS
By Greg Schneider and Greg Schneider,SUN STAFF | March 13, 1997
Sylvan Learning Systems Inc. said yesterday that it has agreed to purchase National Education Corp. of California for stock worth roughly $638 million, a move that more than doubles Sylvan's size and creates one of the nation's largest education services companies.The new firm will retain Sylvan's name and Baltimore headquarters, and is expected to post almost $500 million in annual revenues.Wall Street flinched at the news yesterday as Sylvan stock fell 15 percent, or $5.25, to close at $29.875.
SPORTS
March 1, 1996
NEC quarterfinal Long Island (9-18) at Mount St. Mary's (20-6)Site: Knott Arena, EmmitsburgTime: 7:30Radio: WQSI (820 AM)Outlook: Regular-season champion and top seed Mount St. Mary's opens defense of its NEC title against a team it barely defeated, 68-67, in this round last season. The Mount has won 14 in a row and 15 straight at Knott Arena. The Blackbirds must find a solution for the league's best backcourt, NEC Player of the Year Chris McGuthrie (22.8 ppg) and first-team all-Northeast Conference Riley Inge (16.6 ppg, 5.8 apg, 6.1 rpg)
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