October 16, 2015 |
When defensive tackle Matt Ioannidis enrolled in Temple, he came with the simplest of mind-sets. Coming out of Hunterdon Central High in New Jersey, he never envisioned the current state of the program, where the Owls are 5-0 heading into Saturday's 7:30 p.m. American Athletic Conference game at Lincoln Financial Field against Central Florida (0-6). "I didn't have a plan when I came here," he said. "I figured I was coming to Temple to play ball. " And play ball is what he has done.
January 20, 2015 |
The loss of 8,000 jobs in Atlantic City's casino industry in the last 12 months has sent shock waves through the region's economy, but an even more precipitous collapse is underway in the city's property-tax base. Eight or nine years ago, casinos owned 85 percent of Atlantic City's real estate, based on assessed values, Mayor Don Guardian said last week. Now, they account for about 55 percent of the assessed values and are expected to keep falling, he said. A proposal by New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D., Gloucester)
October 25, 2014
ISSUE | LOCAL GUN REGS State firearms laws take precedence Opponents of the gun-ban measure need to understand that it is already illegal for localities to pass gun regulations under the state's preemption rules ("Gun-law bill may have big impact," Oct. 22). Those haven't stopped Pennsylvania municipalities from doing just that, and they have been openly flouting the law for quite some time, with little consequence. And it's not just about lost and stolen gun reporting requirements.
October 19, 2014 |
Two games into the season, the coach at the Police Athletic League in Wissinoming told Megan Mitchell, Will Fuller's mother, that her son seemed better fit for football than hockey. The 5-year-old Fuller had made himself the enforcer of the center's foot-hockey league. He was a little too aggressive, his coach said. Fuller's hockey career was finished. "I was hitting people in the face in sports that I'm not supposed to," said Fuller, now a wide receiver and key player at No. 5-ranked Notre Dame.
January 13, 2014 |
Three weeks after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court threw out key sections of the state's oil and gas law, legal experts remain at odds over how much of a wreckage the court made of Gov. Corbett's signature legislation. Lawyers acting on behalf of two state agencies asked the court on Jan. 2 to reconsider its decision, which the governor's general counsel called a "stunning departure" from past practices because the court had made "sweeping factual findings" that had not even been argued in the lower courts.
July 22, 2013 |
The jury is still out on whether consumers pay attention to calorie counts posted on fast-food menus, but some early evidence suggests that the restaurants do - or at least want patrons to think that they do. With nutrition labels on chain menus set to go nationwide by the end of the year, the effectiveness of an approach that aims to reduce obesity simply by increasing awareness is of keen interest to scientists. The results of a new pilot study, among the first to examine how fast-food chains have responded nationally, are intriguing but mixed.
October 21, 2012 |
THIS IS a big week for Felix Jones, no matter what he says. The Cowboys running back has become a Matt Stairs-like pinch-hitter, but is getting a chance to be the primary back Sunday at Carolina while DeMarco Murray hangs back on the Cowboys ranch. "We feel really good about Felix Jones," coach Jason Garrett said. "[He's] been a really good football player for us for the last 4 years. " When Murray went out with a sprained left foot against the Ravens, Jones came off the bench and ran for 92 yards, including a 22-yard score.
August 17, 2012 |
La Salle High's Amar Stukes, a senior point guard, has committed to play basketball for La Salle University. "I just thought I had a great relationship with Coach G [La Salle coach John Giannini], La Salle is close to home, and it's part of the Big Five," the 6-foot-2, 195-pounder said. Last season for the Explorers, Stukes averaged nearly 14 points and was a first-team all-Catholic League selection. The 17-year-old also gave serious consideration to Drexel, Fairfield, and Binghamton.
August 17, 2012 |
Haverford School's Matt Galambos, a rugged senior linebacker, committed to Pittsburgh on Thursday. The 6-foot-2, 235-pounder, who doubles as a tight end, also had scholarship offers from Rutgers, Syracuse, and Temple. Harvard and Yale were in the mix, too. "I think he's been a bit underrated," Haverford School coach Mike Murphy said. "I really see him as a kid who's going to make a big impact at the college level. His best football is still ahead of him. " Last season, while helping the Fords to a 6-4 record, Galambos earned Inquirer third-team all-Southeastern Pennsylvania honors as a tight end. In the Inter-Ac League, he was a first-team pick on both sides of the ball.
June 6, 2012 |
BRIAN ROLLE wears jersey No. 52 now. Why? Well, the Eagles traded for DeMeco Ryans in the offseason, and they handed Rolle's No. 59 to Ryans, since that had been Ryans' number in Houston. Rolle says he got no say in the giving away of his old number, or in the choosing of his new one. This is one of many things that Rolle feels he can't let bother him, like fans who tell him he should shut up on Twitter because Eagles linebackers missed a lot of tackles last season, like reporters who repeatedly question his listed height of 5-10.