January 21, 2016 |
Future generations of young Philadelphians may no longer have I. Goldberg Army & Navy on Chestnut Street for the military jackets, chunky boots, and other fashion choices their parents wish they wouldn't make. Unable to afford a rent increase at its current 1300 Chestnut St. home, the iconic Philadelphia military surplus, work clothes, and outerwear emporium is seeking a new location - nearby, it hopes - for when its lease expires late next year. The 97-year-old business is finding itself on the losing end of Center City's brightening real estate fortunes, as rising demand for retail space enables landlords to seek ever-higher rents.
December 11, 2015 |
Things looked grim for the Navy goat. Nauseated and laboring to breathe, he was rushed by his handlers from Annapolis, Md., to the New Bolton Center of the University of Pennsylvania, the nearest 24-hour large-animal hospital. Blood tests showed abnormalities in his electrolytes and a high level of acidity. It appeared that Bill - Bill 36, to be exact - might have eaten an azalea bush, toxic to goats. Holly Roessner, an intern on duty in the emergency room that November night, inserted a tube down Bill's throat and into his rumen, the largest of his four stomachs.
December 7, 2015 |
First, you had to negotiate the pigeon droppings. There was a thick layer of guano on each of the steps leading up to the press box at JFK Stadium, that wrinkled old relic that had hosted some truly epic sporting events but now slumbered, waiting for the wrecking ball. The route to the press box was a spiral staircase, a tricky passage even without having to skate over a year's worth of pigeon deposits. There was also the matter of (mind your step) low-hanging pipes, which (ouch)
November 26, 2015 |
Tom Curley believes there's something special about the Thanksgiving Day football rivalry between Audubon and Haddon Township. "Even when both teams are having lean years, you walk out to the field and go, 'Wow, look at all these people,' " Curley said. "There's so much tradition and so much support from both communities. "It's like the Army-Navy game for those two schools. " Something new will be on the line this year in the 53d renewal of the annual game between the Colonial Conference and neighborhood rivals.
September 30, 2015 |
THE HISTORIC football rivalry between Army and Navy continues Dec. 12 at Lincoln Financial Field, but it won't be the only Philly-flavored matchup between the schools in 2015, as their soccer teams will face off 7 p.m. Friday in the Army-Navy Cup IV at PPL Park. Seventh-year Navy head coach Dave Brandt and the Midshipmen (4-4-1, 1-0 Patriot League) lead the Cup matchup with a 2-0-1 record. After the teams played to a scoreless tie in 2012, Navy won the next two meetings; both wins were 1-0, in the second overtime period, with the game-winning goal in the 107th minute each time.
February 6, 2015 |
There was a peaceful air and some polite conversation in the Kingsway television studio before Denzel Polk's football teammates showed up. But once those guys cut out of lunch and arrived to see their buddy sign a national letter of intent with the Naval Academy, things got loud and boisterous. "See that?" Kingsway coach Tony Barchuk said as Polk exchanged hugs and high fives with his friends. "He's a magnet. " The 6-foot-3, 218-pound Polk was recruited by Navy in large part because of athletic ability and football talent.
September 7, 2014
When: Saturday at 1 p.m. Where: Lincoln Financial Field Records: Navy, 0-1; Temple, 1-0. TV/Radio: ESPN3; 97.5 FM The Fanatic. Coaches: Navy, Ken Niumatalolo (7th season, 49-31); Temple, Matt Rhule (2d season, 3-10). Series: 5-5. In the last meeting, Temple won, 27-24, on Oct. 31, 2009. Three Things to Watch 1. With its lethal triple-option, Navy's running game posseses a huge threat to the Owls, whose defensive line needs to win the line of scrimmage. 2. Temple is banged up at wide receiver.
December 16, 2013 |
Offensive linemen usually are overlooked, but it was difficult to pass over the performance of junior guard Jake Zuzek and the Navy offensive line in Saturday's 34-7 victory over Army at snowy and rainy Lincoln Financial Field. The Midshipmen rushed for 343 yards led by a 136-yard, three-touchdown output by sophomore quarterback Keenan Reynolds. Fullbacks Noah Copeland and Quinton Singleton ripped off long runs that led to scores by the Mids. And the 6-foot, 310-pound Zuzek, a West Catholic graduate and a resident of Brookhaven, Delaware County, was in the middle of all of it. On Reynolds' 47-yard dash for his first touchdown, Zuzek blocked his man to the outside, and Reynolds cut inside the block and was gone.
December 16, 2013 |
Yes, that first-half snow looked pretty on CBS3 as an Army-Navy backdrop, the scenery a cozy bit of Americana. Soon enough, however, a cold rain began pouring down on Lincoln Financial Field. It joined a jolting wind that blew in from the concourses. On Saturday, the longest run of Navy-Army dominance extended to 12 games: Midshipmen 34, Cadets 7. That cold wind keeps blowing from the south. What it meant this time? A ninth straight class of senior Cadets had left this greatest of rivalries without experiencing victory.
December 16, 2013 |
PHILADELPHIA Some at Guantanamo Bay have talked trash about the game. Others have watched it on tape delay in a tent during the first Gulf War. The Army-Navy Game evokes such fierce rivalry - and deep pride - that some have placed bets on it in a war zone. "When I was in Iraq, I bet a guy [in the Army] $20," said Bruce Little, who graduated from the Naval Academy in the 1970s and continued to work for the Navy. "He paid me all in pennies," Little added. "And it was hard to get pennies in Iraq.