September 25, 2015 |
THE PEOPLE toting babies, in line waiting for their first picture with Santa Claus, couldn't believe it. They refused to believe it. Mike McGlinchey, nearly a year old, was in his first Christmas bib and Janet and Mike McGlinchey, Michael's parents, had a laugh as they tried to convince everyone around them that their oldest was really still a baby - not 3 years old. Then there was the time at Disney World, when curious strangers would approach the...
September 20, 2015 |
Georgia Tech at Notre Dame 3:30 p.m., NBC10 The Fighting Irish are losing players at a frightening pace. They have lost four starters, including quarterback Malik Zaire, to season-ending injuries. The Yellow Jackets, who outscored Alcorn State and Tulane by 134-16, now get to find out where they stand. Auburn at Louisiana State 3:30 p.m., CBS3 Auburn was embarrassed last week by FCS opponent Jacksonville State, needing overtime to win the game, and may not be the national championship contender everyone thought.
September 18, 2015 |
Penn at Lehigh 12:30 p.m. Saturday Goodman Stadium, Bethlehem TV: None. Radio: WNTP (990-AM) Records: Penn 0-0, Lehigh 1-1. History: Penn leads, 44-13. This is the first meeting since 2003. About Penn: Ray Priore, a Quakers assistant for nearly three decades, makes his head-coaching debut ... They were 2-8 last season, after losing their last four in 2013 ... They've lost their last eight road openers ... They've lost five straight against non-Ivy League competition ... Junior Alek Torgensen completed 260 of 421 for 2,689 yards and 14 scores a year ago ... They were picked to finish sixth in the Ivies, the first time since 1992 they weren't in the top four.
September 9, 2015 |
Coach Chip Kelly calls tight end Brent Celek the "epitome of a Philadelphia Eagle. " Celek, a blue-collar player who has been with the Eagles longer that every player except long snapper Jon Dorenbos, says he has been indirectly pushed by his grandfather, Ed Celek, who is a retired business manager and supervisor of buildings and grounds for schools in Fremont, Ohio. Ed Celek went to Notre Dame to play football, "but his mom died and he had to go home and take care of his family, so he really never got to live out the football dream," Brent Celek said after a practice last week.
September 9, 2015 |
For Temple coach Matt Rhule, there was little celebrating after the Owls' historic 27-10 victory over Penn State on Saturday. After meeting with former coach Wayne Hardin and some former players in the Lincoln Financial Field parking lot, Rhule picked up a fried peanut butter and jelly sandwich and headed home. "I watched some college football and then I woke up Sunday morning paranoid about Cincinnati," Rhule said Monday on a conference call with the media. Temple ended a 39-game, 74-year losing streak against Penn State in its opener.
September 4, 2015 |
THERE'S ONLY one way to fix big-time college football: Get rid of it. Kick it off campus. Sell it on the open market to the highest bidder. Use the proceeds to endow professorships, scholarships, research facilities. You know, things that actually serve an academic mission. Mission. Baylor president Ken Starr used the word three times last month in a statement regarding the sexual assault conviction of former football player Sam Ukwuachu, and it's a word most of us find creative ways to ignore when confronted with the latest evidence of college football's insidious effects on the campuses where it flourishes.
September 3, 2015 |
WHILE THE PROS are still trying to figure out their 53-man rosters, college football opens up tomorrow night. So don't mind the kid from Arkansas who is a little screwy, tell the Wolverines to put down that marsupial, and root even harder for Pittsburgh's star running back. We love the offbeat here in the annual 50 things to know about the upcoming season, so this year's version includes the debut of Attila the Hun. 1 If Persistence 101 was a class, Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield would easily get an "A. " Mayfield walked on at Texas Tech and became the first true freshman without a scholarship to start a season opener for a D-I school.
August 16, 2015 |
Although it occurred 37 years ago, in Derek Stingley's mind it was just yesterday, and, to a degree, he was right. "It happened just yesterday as a matter of fact," Stingley, the first-year defensive coordinator of the Philadelphia Soul said via phone. "Yesterday, but 37 years ago. I remember it like it was yesterday. " This past Wednesday, Stingley was referencing Aug. 12, 1978. This past Tuesday marked 37 years since his father, the late Daryl Stingley, then a wide receiver for the New England Patriots, was left paralyzed by a savage hit from Oakland Raiders safety Jack Tatum during a preseason football game.
January 15, 2015 |
THEY'RE GENIUSES, those guys. No, not Ohio State's Urban Meyer or Oregon's Mark Helfrich, or even our own Chip Kelly, who turned one of them into a sports science guru and the other into a successful head coach and then watched his influence play against itself in a wonderfully entertaining and surprising national championship game Monday night. (Wonder what that Widener football coach thought about that!) No, the geniuses were those 12 people who picked the right four teams back on Dec. 7, shaking off the shaking heads of many, myself included, who had drank the Kool-Aid about the Southeastern Conference's superiority and the relative strength of the two Big 12 teams and bought lock, stock and barrel that the Big Ten was a conference filled with pinky toes.