College Football *
Penn State freshman running back Akeel Lynch was charged with misdemeanor criminal mischief after damaging a window at a campus dormitory in November, university police said. Lynch, who is from Toronto, did not play last season.
Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona has returned to Italy in a bid to clear his name in a tax-evasion case. Maradona's Italian debts of more than $50 million stem from alleged unpaid taxes during the time he played for Napoli from 1984-91.
Philly File *
Temple senior forward Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson was named Big 5 player of the week. He set career highs in points (23) and rebounds (18) as the Owls defeated La Salle, 82-74 . . . Saint Joseph's senior forward Chatilla van Grinsven and Penn junior guard Alyssa Baron were named co-players of the week. Van Grinsven averaged 21 points and 14 rebounds in two games and Baron averaged 16 points, 8.5 rebounds an 6.5 assists . . . University of the Sciences sophomore Garret Kerr has been selected the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference player of the week for the third consecutive week. Kerr, the son of former Flyer Tim Kerr, averaged 29.5 points and 20 rebounds in two games . . . Drexel's Meg Creighton was named the Colonial Athletic Association rookie of the week.
* Drexel's Nick Trizano was selected CAA lacrosse player of the week; the Dragons' Kelli Jordan was named CAA women's lacrosse co-player of the week.