February 26, 1997 |
After a Villanova game, freshman Malik Allen doesn't scan the box score for the same numbers most players want to see. Rebounds are his thing. "My mentality is to go in the game and try to go after every ball that's there," said Allen, who will be in Morgantown, W. Va., tonight when the Wildcats play West Virginia. The 6-foot-10 power forward from Shawnee High averages more rebounds per minute than any of the Wildcats starters. He also scores fewer points per minute than anyone else on the team.
September 21, 2004 |
South Carolina coach Lou Holtz wants to give "Pops" a chance. He's waiting on the NCAA to agree. Holtz said yesterday 39-year-old walkon receiver Tim Frisby, nicknamed "Pops," will get to play for South Carolina this season once his eligibility is approved by the NCAA Clearinghouse. South Carolina athletic spokesman Kerry Tharp said the review of Frisby's academic work is standard and the school expects no problems. Frisby recently retired from the U.S. Army, where he was a Ranger-qualified military man with the 82nd Airborne.
August 19, 1993 |
Keon Clark, a 6-11 center from Danville (Ill.) High who signed a national letter of intent to play basketball for Temple this season, will not be able to honor that commitment because he failed to attain the grade-point average in his core-course curriculum necessary to accept a scholarship. According to Owls coach John Chaney, Clark did reach the NCAA's required minimum of 700 on the Scholastic Aptitude Test. "Right now, he's looking into what the alternatives are," Chaney said.
August 12, 2014
WHEN I entered Temple in September of 1956, I was not required to take what was then called the College Boards because I finished in the upper 25 percent of my class at South Philadelphia High School. Temple required only that I take placements tests for English and math. Forgive me, then, if I'm puzzled by Dom Giordano's concerns that Temple's decision to forego the SATs is going to dilute the quality of its student body. I agree with Giordano that an "A" at a suburban high school may be worth more than an "A" at an inner-city school, and that is also the problem.
August 1, 1990 |
The Big East will propose legislation intended to grant a fourth season of athletic eligibility to Proposition 48 students when the NCAA Council convenes today in Monterey, Calif. The purpose of the three-day meeting is to draft final legislation for a vote by the general membership at the 1991 NCAA Convention, which will be held in Nashville. The 60-member council is composed of academic and athletic representatives from NCAA schools. Titled "Partial or Non-qualifier," the Big East proposal would grant a fourth season of athletic eligibility to a student who had completed a minimum of 96 semester hours toward a baccalaureate degree by the beginning of the student's fifth academic year.
December 18, 1987 |
Rudy Glocker of Owen J. Roberts High School in Pottstown did not have much time to relax this football season, on the field or off. On the field, Glocker, a 6-7, 225-pounder, played both ways at tight end and linebacker. Off the field, he was an honor student with college recruiters lined up at his door. "I used to get to bed around 10 p.m.," Glocker said, "but I'm lucky if I make it by midnight now. If it went like this the whole year, I'd probably keel over. " Things figure to settle down around Feb. 10 when Glocker announces his college choice.
February 26, 1997 |
The Rev. Raymond S. Fleck, 70, a priest, teacher and trained hypnotist who occasionally used hypnosis on his students at Northeast Catholic High School, died of heart failure Friday at St. Catherine Hall, a nursing facility for priests in Germantown. Years ago, Father Fleck, a member of the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales, took a night course in hypnosis at a high school. He continued his study of the subject and eventually became president of the Association to Advance Ethical Hypnosis, an organization that sought to legitimize hypnotists and "get the quacks out of it," a friend said.
April 29, 1992 |
The St. Joseph's basketball program signed its fifth recruit yesterday, 5-9 guard Mark Bass, a postgraduate student at Maine Central Institute. The Hawks pursued Bass last year, when he played as a senior at McCorristin High School in Trenton. But when Bass failed to reach the required minimum on his college boards, he opted to spend the season at MCI, in hopes of improving those scores. A 3.0 student, he is now eligible to play next season. Bass averaged 14 points a game, the third best on a team that had eight players average between 10 and 17 and will send all 11 of its players to the Division I level on a scholarship.
March 28, 1995 |
Just last month, Kendra Abdulwali ripped open a letter from Howard University and beamed. The senior at Chester High Academy had been selected to participate in the National Achievement Scholarship Program for Outstanding Negro Students. A full four-year scholarship to Howard was hers. Within days, however, Abdulwali got a second letter: The scholarship had been canceled. The reason? Chester Upland School District officials had failed to mail the necessary paperwork in time to meet the application deadline.
February 22, 1990 |
The Lower Moreland School District anticipates several major curriculum changes to bolster liberal-arts programs and language skills in the 1990-1991 school year, according to James O. Lee, assistant superintendent. Lee said the curriculum committee is evaluating existing programs and designing new ones that it will propose in language arts, English and social studies. "We are strengthening our curriculum and establishing higher standards," Lee told the school board Tuesday.