October 28, 2015 |
Bill Cubit may be the first-year head coach at Illinois but he hasn't forgotten his Delaware County roots, and his old friends from that area haven't forgotten him, either. Cubit, 62, a native of Sharon Hill who became Illinois' offensive coordinator in 2013, took over the main job on Aug. 28 after Tim Beckman was fired amid allegations of mistreatment by former players. The move touched off a major reaction from the folks back home. "The reaching out of the kids from Sharon Hill and Academy Park and Widener is unbelievable," Cubit said Monday from his office in Champaign, Ill. "I'm touching base with a lot of the guys, a lot of the players from Widener and Sharon Hill.
September 17, 2015 |
IN 1982, three high schools in Southeast Delaware County - Collingdale, Darby Township and Sharon Hill - were merged to form Academy Park. Bill Cubit, who'd been the football coach the previous five years at his alma mater, Sharon Hill, was given the task of starting up the new program. The decision was not without its controversy. Those who didn't agree with his appointment were convinced Cubit would fail. Maybe even miserably. Yet he never flinched. And in their inaugural season the Knights only won every game.
November 1, 2013 |
Since taking his first coaching job in football only months after graduating from Delaware, Bill Cubit has led the kind of nomadic existence that only a college coach can understand. The travels of Cubit, who is from Sharon Hill, Delaware County, have taken him to Illinois, where he is in his first year as offensive coordinator of the Fighting Illini. That job will take him back to his home state this weekend for a game against Penn State at Beaver Stadium. A former wide receiver at Delaware, Cubit, 60, began his career as a Swarthmore assistant.
January 16, 2013
Oakland's Bob Melvin , 51, received his reward for leading the Athletics to the American League West Division title last season. On Monday, the AL manager of the year received a two-year contract extension that takes him through the 2016 season. Toronto outfielder Colby Rasmus , Baltimore pitcher Tommy Hunter , and Oakland catcher George Kottara s agreed to one-year contracts, leaving 133 players eligible to file for salary arbitration Tuesday. Righthanded reliever J.J. Putz , 35, agreed to a $13.5 million, two-year contract with Arizona.
December 19, 2010 |
It was a week ago that Al Golden decided to leave Temple for greener pastures, a day everybody who is connected to Owls football knew was coming. He officially took over as head coach at Miami on Monday, but Golden left his mark on a Temple program that was at the very bottom of Division I when he took over in 2005. The Owls went 8-4 this year after going 9-4 in '09 for the program's first winning season since 1990. But the Owls dropped their last two games this season and fell short of the Mid-American Conference championship, which they were favored to win. Temple was then shut out of the postseason after playing in the EagleBank Bowl last year.
December 18, 2010 |
Steve Addazio, who this year served as the offensive coordinator at Florida under Urban Meyer, will interview for the head coaching position at Temple. The 51-year-old Addazio, who also coached the offensive line and tight ends during his six seasons with the Gators, has a wealth of experience after previously spending time on the staffs at Syracuse (1995-98), Notre Dame (1999-2001), and Indiana (2002-04). With Meyer having announced his retirement, Addazio's future at Florida is uncertain as new coach Will Muschamp said he will evaluate the coaching staff before making any hires.
October 12, 2007 |
The Temple football team pulled off one of the nation's more dramatic victories Saturday on a Jake Brownell field goal with nine seconds left. That provided the Owls with a 16-15 decision over visiting Northern Illinois, and the victory put them in the win column for the first time this season. But the Owls' opponent tomorrow - host Akron - came up with an even more improbable outcome at Western Michigan the same day. The Zips took a 39-38 win thanks to a touchdown from an unplanned two-man kick return as time was running out. "Obviously, it was an unbelievable finish," said Akron coach J.D. Brookhart, who has guided the Zips to one last-play triumph in each of his four seasons with the squad.
September 22, 2006 |
With consecutive blowout losses having left his team with an 0-3 record, Temple football coach Al Golden will send the Owls out tomorrow night to face a Western Michigan squad that's riding high after a big road win over Virginia of the Atlantic Coast Conference. The host Broncos enter the contest with a 2-1 record that also includes a convincing win over Toledo, and a season-opening defeat at Indiana. "The biggest challenge for our team right now is how to rebound against another good opponent," said Golden, who in his first season at Temple has seen the Owls fall to Buffalo (9-3)
January 20, 2006 |
G.A. Mangus met with his Delaware Valley College football players yesterday and told them he'd accepted a job the night before as offensive coordinator at Middle Tennessee State and was resigning as head coach of the Aggies. "They understand the business and understand me," Mangus said. "I've always been truthful. I've always told them my goals and my dreams. It was just a move I had to make. There are 117 offensive coordinator jobs available in Division I. That happens to be one of them.
September 23, 2005 |
After moving around a bit and getting a taste of Division I-A football, former Widener coach Bill Cubit finally has a major college team to call his own in Kalamazoo, Mich. The native of Sharon Hill, Pa., will bring his 1-2 Western Michigan squad to Lincoln Financial Field to meet 0-3 Temple tomorrow. Cubit, who left Widener after the 1996 season with a 34-18-1 record in five years, has since served as an assistant at Western Michigan (1997-99), Missouri (2000), Rutgers (2001-02)