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Despite nor'easter, Drexel captures 5th straight Dad Vail title

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Despite nor'easter, Drexel captures 5th straight Dad Vail title

Updated: 5:45 p.m.

A nor'easter couldn't dampen the day for Drexel.

The Dragons won the overall points title at the Dad Vail Regatta for the fifth year in a row while Saint Joseph's had its most medals (five) since 2010.

All races were canceled after 10:35 a.m. because of inclement weather. But not before Drexel collected seven overall medals.

The Dragons took home gold in men's varsity eight, women's varsity eight, women's second varsity eight, women's third varsity eight and men's freshmen eight. They also took silver in the men's third varsity eight and bronze in the women's varsity four. St. Joe's men's had two gold and one silver medal, winning the second and third varsity eight while finishing second behind Drexel in the varsity eight.

Drexel won the women's points title for the first time in program history. The Dragons' women's varsity eight won gold, also a program first.

Delaware took home the men's overall point title. St. Joe's finished second, its best performance since 1970 when its varsity eight took home the gold. The Hawks had never won the third varsity eight before and hadn't clinched gold in the second varsity eight since 2005.

Michael Vick facing growing outcry against planned induction into Virginia Tech HOF

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Michael Vick facing growing outcry against planned induction into Virginia Tech HOF

BLACKSBURG, Va. -- Public opposition is growing against the planned induction of former football star Michael Vick into the Virginia Tech Sports Hall of Fame.

The Roanoke Times reported Tuesday that two online petitions at change.org had received more than 90,000 combined signatures against the September induction. The Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine has also announced its opposition.

The university in Blacksburg has continued to defend its recent decision, noting that some believe Vick is the greatest athlete in school history.

Vick served 19 months in federal prison on 2007 dogfighting convictions. He was a top contender for the 1999 Heisman Trophy after leading the Hokies through an undefeated regular season and to a spot in the national championship game. He went on to play professionally for the Atlanta Falcons and Philadelphia Eagles.

Doug Overton pleads guilty to disorderly conduct in indecent exposure case

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Doug Overton pleads guilty to disorderly conduct in indecent exposure case

Former 76er and La Salle basketball star Doug Overton pleaded guilty to three counts of disorderly conduct Wednesday, stemming from an April 30 incident on the Cynwyd Heritage Trail.

Overton, 47, was arrested for exposing himself to both men and women while on the trail in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, on April 30, per the police.

Overton, the head basketball coach at Divison II Lincoln University, was sentenced to one year of probation and ordered to participate in a psycho-sexual evaluation.

As part of a plea deal, three counts of indecent exposure were dropped. 

“He admitted on the record that his behavior was offensive and obscene, it was obscene behavior and that other people that were there in the park that day enjoying a public area with their families, that they observed that and it was offensive and obscene to them,” Assistant District Attorney Brianna Ringwood told the Main Line Times. “He admitted to engaging in behavior that was obscene and offensive.”

The Big 5 Hall of Famer played 11 NBA seasons, including parts of three with the Sixers.