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December 10, 2012 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Bill Manlove, a South Jersey native who led Widener University in Chester, Pa., to a pair of NCAA Division III national titles, will be honored Monday night at the 68th annual Brooks Irvine Memorial Football Club banquet. Manlove, a Haddon Heights High School graduate who began his coaching career at Gloucester High School in 1957, will be receive the Edward G. Myer Distinguished Service award at the dinner at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Cherry Hill. The annual banquet also will feature the introduction of the all-South Jersey football team, selected by The Inquirer in conjunction with the club and area coaches.
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July 14, 2011 | by Mike Kern
BILL MANLOVE had no clue he was getting into the College Football Hall of Fame until a box arrived at his door. And even then, he didn't know. "It's a strange story," Manlove recalled. "It said something about being from Texas. When I opened it up, there was a football in there, with the brown side up. I thought someone was trying to push a new football. The white side was facing down. When I turned it over it had my name on there, saying that I was being inducted. And I went, 'Well, I'll be darned.' "There was a letter explaining it all, but that was a shocker.
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September 9, 1992 | by Mike Kern, Daily News Sports Writer
At a point when most men in his profession are contemplating a condominium in Florida and 36 holes of golf per day, Bill Manlove is eagerly embarking on a fresh assignment. After 23 seasons at Widener University, where he went 182-53-1 and won two NCAA Division III football championships, Manlove, who is 59 and could pass for someone 10 years younger, has switched allegiences. Last February, two months after announcing his resignation at Widener, Manlove accepted the head- coaching position at Delaware Valley College, another Middle Atlantic Conference school located in Doylestown.
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April 27, 1997 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Bill Manlove, like the Wizard of Oz, works behind a curtain and deals in illusions. Right now, he is trying to create a Division I-AA football program out of a telephone and a helmet. "One plug-in phone and one helmet - that's all we've got," said Manlove, the coach who has been hired to resurrect La Salle University's football program, defunct for 56 years. "It's been a struggle, because at the moment, we have nothing. " Before Sept. 6, when La Salle will meet Fairfield in the first official college game at McCarthy Stadium since Nov. 16, 1941, Manlove will need more - blocking sleds, weights, tackling dummies, pads, video equipment, uniforms, at least 80 warm bodies.
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December 6, 2001 | By Joe Juliano INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Archie Stalcup is thankful for being named to succeed Bill Manlove as head football coach at La Salle. He's even more thankful - having served on Manlove's staff since football was restored at La Salle in 1997 - that the transition is seamless. "I think that was very important knowing how young the program is that we have here," Stalcup said yesterday after his promotion was announced. "It has just started to blossom the last two years. "I told people to make sure we didn't use the word replace, because no one can replace Bill Manlove.
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September 27, 1997 | By Joe Juliano, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Manlove household in Doylestown has passed the time leading up to today's football game between La Salle and Delaware Valley by employing some cloak-and-dagger tactics. Bill Manlove coached at Delaware Valley for four years and now is the head football coach at La Salle. Edna Manlove, his wife, is the secretary to the football coaching staff at Delaware Valley. "I've been trying hard to get the game plan," joked Manlove, who is in his 28th season as a head coach. "I put the trash out, and that didn't help.
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September 10, 1992 | By Tim Panaccio, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Bill Manlove worries that 70 players aren't enough at Delaware Valley College, his new home. "It's tough, and I'm not sure how to handle this situation," Manlove said. Bill Cubit, who succeeded Manlove at Widener, looks at the 155 players he had in the preseason - of which 109 were freshman recruits - and smiles. "Best thing about school starting is that I don't have to recruit any more players," Cubit said. Manlove and Cubit are both looking for victories in their debuts Saturday, when Delaware Valley will play host to Wagner and Widener will travel to Gettysburg.
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February 26, 1997 | By Mike Jensen, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It wasn't so much a news conference as a pep rally. As Bill Manlove was introduced yesterday as La Salle's new football coach - the school's first since the school dropped the sport in 1941 - he was greeted by a band, a mascot, a dark blue La Salle football helmet and a room full of pumped up La Salle undergraduates. Manlove immediately asked whether there were any prospective players in the room - or if anyone knew of any players. "Only 193 days before the opener," Manlove said.
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November 6, 1999 | By Jay Nagle, FOR THE INQUIRER
On the night of his induction into the College Football Hall of Fame last year, 1982 Widener graduate Tom Deery was surrounded by some of the biggest names in the sport's history. Former Grambling coach Eddie Robinson. Former running back and 1980 Heisman Trophy winner George Rogers of South Carolina. Former Arizona State quarterback Danny White. But what made the ceremony in South Bend, Ind., extra special for the former defensive back was the surprise appearance of his Pioneers coach, Bill Manlove.
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September 10, 1998 | By Jeffrey M. McLane, FOR THE INQUIRER
For Mike Bramowski, a year makes all the difference. And not just any year. Bramowski has already endured a year of La Salle University football in which coach Bill Manlove, only six months after being named to resurrect the program from a 56-year hiatus, was thrown into the fray without the benefit of recruited players. It was a year in which the Explorers lost nine of 10 games and were outscored, 367-104. Bramowski and Rutgers transfer Ralph Sacca split the quarterback duties behind a ragtag offensive line made up of undersized, underqualified walk-ons, and Manlove implemented an offensive game plan reminiscent of one designed 15 years earlier for future NFL Hall of Fame receiver Jerry Rice while at Mississippi Valley State.
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December 5, 2014 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
MIKE KELLY has been coaching for more than 3 decades, at every level from Division III to NAIA to XFL to CFL to the NFL. So he's pretty much experienced it all. Still, the former quarterback and son of a high school coach says he's never gone through a season like this one. He took the Widener job last offseason, becoming the third man to run the program in as many years. That, after spending the past 2 years in the sports agent business. On Saturday the Pride will host Linfield (10-1)
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December 10, 2012 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Bill Manlove, a South Jersey native who led Widener University in Chester, Pa., to a pair of NCAA Division III national titles, will be honored Monday night at the 68th annual Brooks Irvine Memorial Football Club banquet. Manlove, a Haddon Heights High School graduate who began his coaching career at Gloucester High School in 1957, will be receive the Edward G. Myer Distinguished Service award at the dinner at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Cherry Hill. The annual banquet also will feature the introduction of the all-South Jersey football team, selected by The Inquirer in conjunction with the club and area coaches.
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December 9, 2012 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
The 68th annual Brooks Irvine Memorial Football Club banquet will be at 7 p.m. Monday at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Cherry Hill. The all-South Jersey football team, selected by The Inquirer in conjunction with the club and area coaches, will be introduced. The club also will honor four college players of the year: Penn State's Gerald Hodges (Paulsboro), Maine's Chris Howley (Triton), Johns Hopkins' Taylor Maciow (Cherokee), and Gettysburg's Kody Smith (Shawnee). The club's sportsmanship award will be presented to Bishop Eustace Prep.
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July 14, 2011 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Staff Writer
They didn't happen by accident, those 212 victories or the pair of NCAA Division III national titles won by Widener in 1977 and 1981 or the 10 Middle Atlantic Conference titles. Bill Manlove always looked for the edge, right from the opening kickoff. "A lot of coaches say, 'Let's go out and block and tackle,' " Manlove said this week. "Well, yeah. That stuff's important. " A former high school math teacher, Manlove believed in rigorous statistical analysis. "I didn't care about yards per carry," those kinds of simple stats, he said.
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July 14, 2011 | by Mike Kern
BILL MANLOVE had no clue he was getting into the College Football Hall of Fame until a box arrived at his door. And even then, he didn't know. "It's a strange story," Manlove recalled. "It said something about being from Texas. When I opened it up, there was a football in there, with the brown side up. I thought someone was trying to push a new football. The white side was facing down. When I turned it over it had my name on there, saying that I was being inducted. And I went, 'Well, I'll be darned.' "There was a letter explaining it all, but that was a shocker.
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May 25, 2011
Former Widener football coach Bill Manlove has been selected for induction to the College Football Hall of Fame. Manlove will be the third person from Widener to receive the honor. Two-time all-American running back and kick returner Billy "White Shoes" Johnson was inducted as part of the Hall's first class in 1996, and three-time all-American defensive back and kick returner Tom Deery was enshrined two years later in the third class. The ceremony will take place during the Enshrinement Festival, July 15-16 in South Bend, Ind. Manlove is one of six who will be honored in the Hall Divisional Class, which includes players and coaches from Divisions I-AA, II, III, and the NAIA.
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May 25, 2011 | Daily News Wire Services
Bill Manlove, who won 211 Division III games while coaching at Widener, Delaware Valley and La Salle, yesterday was selected for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame's Divisional class for players and coaches of small colleges. Also selected in the coaching category was Dayton's Mike Kelly, who won 82 percent of his games (246-54-1) in 27 years. Also, longtime NFL linebackers Charles Haley and Dexter Coakley were chosen. Haley played at James Madison from 1982-85.
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May 25, 2011 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Staff Writer
The long-term problem with Penn State basketball is so obvious that it is stupefying that the honchos at Penn State haven't dealt with it over the last quarter century. The problem isn't Happy Valley itself. Check out the top 25 rankings sometime. They are always dotted with schools located in places most ballplayers couldn't find with a GPS. The Nittany Lions can't go out and simply get a good coach. They need to get somebody who brings his own recruiting base since Penn State doesn't have one. Who grows up dreaming of playing hoops for the Nits?
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November 15, 2003 | By Mike Jensen INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
G.A. Mangus remembers suggesting a play to Steve Spurrier once. Just once. The former Florida backup quarterback, and current architect of a football resurrection at Delaware Valley College, spent three years as a Gators graduate assistant under Spurrier. That one time, he saw Florida's opponent, Auburn, line up in exactly the defensive formation he had predicted for the third-and-short play. Mangus could feel his chest puffing out. Then he watched in horror as Florida's right guard fell to the ground and "whiffed" on his block, ruining the play and ending the drive.
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