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September 10, 2000 | By Gilbert M. Gaul and Frank Fitzpatrick, INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
When Penn State's football team took the field against Toledo last weekend, it was a scene steeped in American sporting lore. The players wore plain blue-and-white uniforms, a nod to their straitlaced coach, Joe Paterno. Beaver Stadium swelled with loyal fans, many of whom had traveled hundreds of miles to take in the game. And in the distance, towering above the south end zone, rose Mount Nittany, hinting of cool autumn evenings and turning leaves. But look carefully behind that simple, almost pastoral scene and another picture emerges - one colored by the relentless pursuit of money that defines big-time college sports today.
SPORTS
August 12, 2003 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
No booster was involved in improper financial aid to Baylor basketball players, university president Robert Sloan said yesterday. He would not elaborate on where two athletes got the money, an NCAA violation that led to the resignations of coach Dave Bliss and athletic director Tom Stanton on Friday. Sloan met with players and their families for more than two hours yesterday, saying there were "frustration, tears, commitment, all kinds of emotion in the room. " Allegations of NCAA violations surfaced after the disappearance in mid-June of basketball player Patrick Dennehy, whose body was found July 25 in a field southeast of town.
SPORTS
February 17, 1999 | Daily News Wire Services
While the Justice Department gathers evidence, a former federal prosecutor now working with Salt Lake Olympic organizers claimed boosters broke no laws while bidding for the 2002 Winter Games. "I did consider a lot of the criminal theories and I don't see criminal conduct," Beth Wilkinson, a leading lawyer on the team that prosecuted Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh, said yesterday. "Some of their activities could be seen as unethical, but that's a long way from being criminal.
SPORTS
May 22, 1990 | By Ellen O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
About 30 parents and boosters of the Paul VI High School wrestling team demonstrated at the Camden Roman Catholic Diocesan headquarters early yesterday morning in support of the team's coach, Gary Papa, who quit Friday after a disagreement with the school's principal. "He just wants to coach his own sons," said Brian Walsh, a volunteer assistant coach for Paul VI. Papa, who coached at Paul VI for 12 years, has one son in middle school and another in elementary school in Collingswood.
SPORTS
November 16, 2006 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Florida State offensive coordinator Jeff Bowden received a $537,000 buyout from the school's boosters to resign. The settlement was revealed yesterday when the school released a copy of the agreement that Bowden's attorneys reached with the university and its boosters. The resignation takes effect Nov. 26, a day after the season finale against Florida. Bowden, the youngest son of head coach Bobby Bowden, will retain his $141,000 salary until his contract expires next August.
NEWS
April 3, 1989 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Staff Writer
It's one thing to have a little anxiety about playing Chester's basketball team. But Brashear High probably didn't know it would have Chester's cheerleaders to contend with, too. As the Pittsburgh school warmed up before Saturday night's PIAA Class AAAA state championship game at Hersheypark Arena, the Clippers' cheerleaders moved right into the middle of Brashear's layup line. The girls then spread out and started a cheer. They finished it with everybody doing a split that formed a line for the Chester team to run through on their way out of the locker room.
NEWS
May 22, 1986 | By Suzanne Gordon, Inquirer Staff Writer
A contingent of parents, teachers, students and coaches has appealed to the Lower Merion school board to build an all-weather track at Arnold Field, contending that the current track is too dangerous to be used. Joanne DiLullo, a parent representing the Lower Merion High School Track Boosters, asked the board at Monday night's meeting to appoint a committee to investigate the safety of the track. "These were taken off the Lower Merion track two weeks ago," said DiLullo, placing a box top full of cinders on the school board's meeting table.
SPORTS
December 21, 1988 | By Tim Kawakami, Daily News Sports Writer
On the day after the NCAA placed his alma mater, the University of Oklahoma, on three years' probation, Eagles rookie tight end Keith Jackson conceded that he had accepted money and gifts from Sooner boosters. But Jackson also staunchly defended his right to accept such gifts, and ripped the NCAA for what he considered a much too severe sentence. "I got gifts," Jackson said yesterday. "Nothing like cars or anything that big. Nothing that great. "If I needed a (plane) ticket to go home (to Little Rock, Ark.)
NEWS
October 8, 2008 | By Derrick Nunnally INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
You can read about cargo cults in anthropology books and learn how a chance encounter with another culture can give an isolated group enthusiasm for generations. Or you can drive to Bridgeport on a fall Saturday, roll down your windows, and observe something pretty close. Just follow the shouts of "Roll Tide!" Nearly 900 miles from Tuscaloosa, Ala., and almost 40 years after they first assembled, members of the University of Alabama Booster Club of Bridgeport have exulted this month about their Crimson Tide's dramatic ascendance toward the top of the college football rankings.
NEWS
December 30, 2004 | By Bonnie L. Cook INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Pottstown leaders will usher out the old year and celebrate the new by lighting a bonfire Saturday at Riverfront Park. The New Year's Day bonfire will be lit in a stone-and-dirt pit in the park, which lies along the Schuylkill just west of Hanover Street. It takes place at noon no matter what the conditions, said borough Councilman Ronald C. Downie. Clear, 58-degree weather is expected, he said. Downie said the bonfire is a way of drawing people out to enjoy nature, mingle, and walk the piece of the Schuylkill River Trail that crosses the park.
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NEWS
January 29, 2016 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
"My passion for our region," Devon Perry declares, "is explosive . " Take her word for it: Perry, the interim executive director of Visit South Jersey, has enthusiasm to burn. What her nonprofit destination-marketing organization hasn't got enough of is money. Annual support from the New Jersey Division of Travel and Tourism has declined from $128,000 two years ago to the current $126,000 - even as a study commissioned by the division found tourism-industry sales rising 3.7 percent statewide, to $40 billion, in 2014.
BUSINESS
January 11, 2016
Marcus Allen, 43, leads the Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region, but when the former pro basketball player applied to be a "Big," and mentor a youngster, his own group turned him down. "I'm the CEO. I sign the checks," Allen said. "They said, 'Well, Marcus, I hate to deliver this news, but you can't be a Big right now.' " It turns out the staff decided that his recent divorce and full plate of duties at the group made him too busy for the job. "They were not sure that I would have the time, given all the things that I was doing," he said.
NEWS
December 21, 2015
As the rows of local theaters fill for holiday productions of The Nutcracker and A Christmas Story , consider Philadelphia's dramatic relationship with the stage through the story of Frank McGlinn, the "grand old man of the theater. " Born the son of a prominent Center City physician, Frank Cresson Potts McGlinn (1914-2000) began his lifelong love of the stage after seeing a production of The Green Goddess at the Walnut Street Theatre. While still a young student at Penn Charter, McGlinn tried his hand at acting but - due to a speech impediment - gave up his thespian dreams.
NEWS
October 2, 2015
MENTION the word "health" and people usually think of doctors and hospitals. Those are the people and institutions that work to make individuals healthy. Public health has a broader mission - to make whole communities healthy. The first public health professionals were called "sanitarians," partly because of science's new found understanding of the link between disease and sanitation. It's hard to believe but Philadelphia did not begin to chlorinate its drinking water until 1913 - and that was decades after the link between typhoid and dirty water was a proven fact.
NEWS
April 21, 2015 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
The plan to spend $7 million remaking West Fairmount Park along Parkside Avenue will include an area that promises nature-based play: think fountains, slides, and skating. The gateway is an 1898 Civil War monument, the Smith Memorial Arch, which needs care. Before, two nonprofit organizations that served fund-raising and historical-preservation roles for Fairmount Park would have been involved in the project. But consolidation made more sense, said Kathryn Ott Lovell, executive director of the Fairmount Park Conservancy.
SPORTS
March 17, 2015 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Cody Asche wanted to be like Ken Griffey Jr., mainly because that's the major league player his older brother idolized. Young Venezuelan infielder Cesar Hernandez looked up to Venezuelan major league infielder Asdrubal Cabrera. Ryan Howard's baseball heroes included Griffey, Barry Bonds and Tony Gwynn. Nearly every baseball-crazed kid has a player who inspires his own big-league dreams. Someone they can follow throughout the course of the summer, hoping they get to October.
NEWS
January 20, 2015 | By Kathy Boccella, Inquirer Staff Writer
Eight months ago, the Upper Darby High School Indoor Drumline was on top of the world. When the team came home from a stellar showing in the annual Winter Guard International World Championships in Ohio, police cruisers and fire trucks met the bus carrying 40-plus students and escorted them on the final three miles of their trip to a raucous welcome at the school. This winter, the short-term goal is a little more down to earth: Just to get to Dayton. While Upper Darby's champion "Marching Royals" drill up to 20 hours a week to nail down their colorful, percussion-driven performance, called "Celebration of Life," parents and boosters are stepping up the beat of fund-raising - scrambling to raise the $40,000 the drumline needs for a full season and to compete again in the top division at the worlds.
SPORTS
November 8, 2014 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
If there is anyone who should have an idea of what Aaron McKie could mean to Temple as an assistant coach, it is Kevin Ollie. The coach of the defending NCAA champion Connecticut Huskies, Ollie played with McKie in the 76ers backcourt. When McKie retired and coached the Sixers guards from 2007 to 2013, before being let go, he became very close to Ollie. "I know he's going to be big-time," said Ollie, who retired from the NBA in 2010 and was named UConn's coach in 2012. "He helped me tremendously.
NEWS
July 14, 2014 | By Angelo Fichera, Inquirer Staff Writer
Irma Stevenson exudes Paulsboro. If it's not her red-and-white Red Raiders shirt, complemented by red polished nails and a ladybug watch, maybe it's the borough-happy knickknacks filling her East Jefferson Street home. Or a comprehensive list of boards and committees she has sat on - more than can fit on a notepad-size sheet of paper. Perhaps it's the infectious and signature open-mouth laugh that she's put on display for 25 years as cohost of Eye on Paulsboro , a Web and local cable TV series dedicated to the two-square-mile borough.
SPORTS
June 17, 2014 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Staff Writer
There was a time - a brief and crucial time - when the big decisions involving soccer in this country were made in a Bucks County office complex. On the list of important figures in U.S. soccer history, there's a place at the head table for a housing developer from Horsham, a former midfielder for the United German-Hungarians in Bucks County, who went on to run the U.S. Soccer Federation and head the effort that brought the 1994 World Cup to this country. Given how soccer is run at its highest levels - then and now - Werner Fricker may even deserve credit for getting voted out of office four years before that '94 World Cup took place.
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