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December 18, 2015 | By David Murphy, Daily News Columnist
LET'S THINK outside the box score for a second. Forget about football. Forget about school spirit. Forget about all of the abstract notions that Temple president Neil Theobald asks you to think about when he attempts to explain why it makes sense for Temple to pursue the construction of a $100 million, on-campus football stadium. No doubt, it makes sense for the school's administrators. After all, it isn't their money. The $8.3 million in annual university revenue that Temple was transferring to its athletic department to fund its sports programs as of 2014?
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February 5, 1998 | By Scott Brown, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Faced with turning around an athletic program whose most high-profile team has only lost lately, Rutgers University turned to a man who has no experience running a college athletic program at any level. Yet from president Francis L. Lawrence to football coach Terry Shea to the handful of athletes who showed up at yesterday's news conference at the Hale Center, all agreed that Robert Mulcahy is the right man to take the reins of the athletic program. The school introduced Mulcahy, 61, as its new athletic director before a packed media room.
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January 23, 1988 | By Diane Pucin, Inquirer Staff Writer
Richard B. Yoder, West Chester University's athletic director of nine years, has resigned his post, effective Aug. 21. "This was an extremely difficult decision for me," Yoder said. "I've been considering returning to the classroom, and the timing is such that the university can now search and fill the position by Sept. 1. " Yoder, a 1959 West Chester graduate, is a tenured associate professor of physical education. "I accept Dick's resignation with disappointment," school president Kenneth L. Perrin said yesterday.
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June 4, 2009 | By Phil Anastasia INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Salem athletic director Dave Suiter yesterday presided over his final executive committee meeting as president of the NJSIAA. Suiter will step down at the end of the school year after serving a one-year term. "It's been the highlight of my professional career," Suiter said. "I got to see fencing. I got to see gymnastics. I had the opportunity to work in this position for the best state athletic organization in the country. It's been great. " NJSIAA executive director Steve Timko praised Suiter for his hard work and leadership as well as his commitment to attending as many championship events as possible.
NEWS
April 7, 1994 | By Joe Santoliquito, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
John DeSantis is in his second week as athletic director at Archbishop Prendergast, and he's still learning on the job. From raking the softball field, to raising funds for the school's athletic program, to scheduling games, it's all been new to him. DeSantis, a 1982 graduate of Cardinal O'Hara and a 1986 graduate of St. Joseph's University, was named athletic director at Prendergast on March 25. He took over for Kevin Cain, who resigned after...
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May 16, 2013 | Associated Press
PISCATAWAY, N.J. - Rutgers on Wednesday named Julie Hermann its new athletic director, and the former No. 2 athletic administrator at Louisville promised a restart for the scandal-scarred program following the ouster of its men's basketball coach and the resignation of other officials. Hermann replaces Tim Pernetti, who quit last month after the firing of basketball coach Mike Rice. Practice videos surfaced of Rice shoving and throwing basketballs at players and yelling gay slurs at them.
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March 26, 2013 | BY BILL FLEISCHMAN, For the Daily News fleiscb@phillynews.com
TWO YEARS AGO, the Colonial Athletic Association celebrated its second men's basketball team in the NCAA Final Four in recent years. First, George Mason in 2006, then Virginia Commonwealth in 2011. Now, both see the CAA in their rearview mirrors. George Mason is leaving after the spring sports season to compete in the Atlantic 10 Conference, which VCU joined in 2012. Mason's CAA exit will mean the Fairfax, Va., university will forfeit about $2.65 million in funds. Mason's spring sports teams will not be eligible for CAA championships.
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March 21, 2013 | BY ED BARKOWITZ, Daily News Staff Writer barkowe@phillynews.com
DAYTON, Ohio - Not a lot of coaches are secure enough to admit this, but a primary factor in Leon Rice's decision to take the Boise State head coaching job went beyond the chance to run his own basketball team. "The football program was a big reason I took the job at Boise State," said Rice, who received a text this week from BSU football coach Chris Peterson. "When I was [an assistant] at Gonzaga, I had some opportunities. I was fortunate to be in a great spot. But when Boise State opened up, I was really attracted to it because of what they've done in football.
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March 20, 1998 | By Kevin Tatum, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It was Wednesday afternoon, and the Rowan University women's basketball team was gathering for practice before heading to Gorham, Maine, where it will play tonight in the semifinals of the Division III national championships. "We knew we had a strong program and a chance . . . if we worked hard enough," senior forward Takiyah Bowen, the team's leading rebounder and second-leading scorer, said before the team began running through its offense. Once again, the Gloucester County school is in the national spotlight because of its successful sports program.
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July 20, 1987 | By BILL FLEISCHMAN, Daily News Sports Writer Compiled from staff and wire reports
This could be a case of too much Vinny Testaverde. Whatever it is, Bernie Kosar is steamed at his alma mater. Kosar, now with the Cleveland Browns, says he has no association with members of the University of Miami athletic department because they "don't seem to care about what I've done for the school. "I haven't had any associations with the athletic program," said Kosar, Testaverde's predecessor as Miami's quarterback. "I can't in good conscience recruit for them or donate to their athletic program as long as (coach Jimmy Johnson)
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December 18, 2015 | By David Murphy, Daily News Columnist
LET'S THINK outside the box score for a second. Forget about football. Forget about school spirit. Forget about all of the abstract notions that Temple president Neil Theobald asks you to think about when he attempts to explain why it makes sense for Temple to pursue the construction of a $100 million, on-campus football stadium. No doubt, it makes sense for the school's administrators. After all, it isn't their money. The $8.3 million in annual university revenue that Temple was transferring to its athletic department to fund its sports programs as of 2014?
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September 30, 2015 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Staff Writer
They were just unpacking the GPS devices from the boxes in Penn's basketball offices. For their cars? No, for practice. Every Quakers men's hoops player is going to get a tracking device for the back of his jersey. It weighs about an ounce. "I don't know if we're allowed to wear them in games or not," said men's basketball coach Steve Donahue. "We're trying to figure that out. " Miles toiled will be added to a database that closely monitors sleep and nutrition and - here's where things really get state-of-the-art - individual traits such as load and explode and drive abilities.
NEWS
September 16, 2015
Yay, Owls! However ... My pleasure at Temple's victory over Penn State in football ("Historic win for Owls," Sept. 6) is tempered by the sad realization that this aberration will enable the mind-set that has caused Temple to mutilate its athletic program in the hopeless pursuit of big-time football success. Temple eliminated varsity programs in baseball, track, gymnastics, and softball last year. Earlier, the college eliminated wrestling, badminton, and bowling. Temple (like many "big-time" athletic schools)
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January 20, 2015 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Columnist
SOME STORIES just need to be passed along in as many forums as possible. It doesn't matter if there is no real connection to your area of coverage or typical daily content. Some stories are so good that as many people as possible need to be made aware of them, just because they are the type of stories that make our world a little bit brighter. We had one of those in our region on Friday night when Rowan University pitcher Richie Suarez was named winner of the 2015 Most Courageous Athlete Award at the 111th Philadelphia Sports Writers Association annual dinner.
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April 6, 2014 | By Lou Rabito, Inquirer Columnist
Corey Sigle followed what happened last fall at Coatesville, where the athletic director and superintendent resigned because of racist text messages allegedly between the two. Sigle was dean of students and wrestling coach at neighboring Downingtown West at the time, and as he put it, with all the coverage the texting exchange received, it was hard not to follow it. "It was shocking. I guess I can say that," Sigle said. "Anytime you have those kinds of things, it's not something good that you want to see in education.
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December 13, 2013 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
One of the great benefits of playing sports is that it teaches accountability. There's no hiding when you overthrow first or miss a block or brick a free throw. You have to take responsibility for actions that don't turn out well, just as you accept praise for the ones that succeed. It would be nice if every young person had the opportunity to absorb those lessons, and nice if every college student who wanted to take part in a sport was encouraged and supported by his or her school.
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December 12, 2013 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
  PHILADELPHIA More than 100 student-athletes and alumni packed the Temple University board of trustees meeting Tuesday to show their displeasure with last week's sudden decision to cut seven intercollegiate sports. But the athletes - many of them dressed in Owls warm-up sweats and jackets - left frustrated after the board breezed through its agenda in about 20 minutes and adjourned without giving them a chance to speak. The university on Friday announced it will drop baseball, softball, men's and women's rowing, men's gymnastics, and men's indoor and outdoor track and field in June, and Tuesday was the first opportunity anyone had to address board members on the decision.
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October 18, 2013 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
NEW YORK - The thinnest of lines has always separated the best and worst of big-time college sports, and Vince Nicastro has had a closer, clearer view of that truth than most of us ever get. Nicastro has been Villanova's athletic director for 14 years, an administrator there for 20, and he had a window seat on a wild ride: the rise and fall of the old Big East, a league that in recent years attempted to reestablish itself as the dominant force on...
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June 18, 2013 | BY TED SILARY, Daily News Staff Writer silaryt@phillynews.com
CONOR RESCH and La Salle High sports go 'way back. In September 2001, as he was entering first grade, fresh off a move from Roxborough to Flourtown, Resch began attending the Explorers' football games because his father, Tony, had become the athletic director. "I got to stand on the sideline," Conor recalled. "My dad wouldn't let me be the ball boy, but that was cool. No responsibility. Just stand there and enjoy the game. "I remember how much the student body would come out to support the team, and what a special atmosphere that created.
NEWS
May 31, 2013
Once again, Rutgers president Robert L. Barchi has blown a big call on the university's athletic program. Incoming athletic director Julie Hermann, named just two weeks ago to replace Tim Pernetti in the wake of a player abuse scandal, has been accused of abusive behavior during her own coaching days at the University of Tennessee. Gov. Christie tried to sidestep the growing controversy Tuesday, saying he would not second-guess the decision to give Hermann the job. "As governor, I'm not going to micromanage every hire at Rutgers University," he said.
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