November 13, 2015 |
The roads least traveled to the NFL always make for the most interesting stories. And when you study the map that details Chris Maragos' ascent to the top of his profession, you just shake your head and wonder how he never got lost or too discouraged to continue on the trail that now has him playing a leading role on Eagles special teams and a supporting one on defense. Stop signs went up before Maragos ever left his hometown of Racine, Wis. With an assist from Bucky Badger, he went through a red light at Western Michigan and bypassed a sure thing at Grand Valley State to pursue his dream of playing at the University of Wisconsin.
October 12, 2015 |
HAVING CHANGED teams five times in nine years, there isn't much of the football world that 31-year-old Allen Barbre hasn't seen. None of it seems to discourage him. He's a long-term kind of guy. Barbre got no offers from Division I schools, but he made himself a fourth-round pick in 2007 out of Division II football afterthought Missouri Southern. He spent his first two NFL seasons in Green Bay, waiting for a chance to start. He got that chance in 2009 . . . and lost it midway through the season.
March 20, 2015
D ANIEL REARDON, 21, of University City, a senior at Wharton, is co-founder and CEO of Athways, which provides a Web and mobile platform for coaches to create, distribute and track personalized team workouts. It can be used by coaches to bridge the training gap between workout knowledge and execution. Q: How'd you come up with the idea for Athways? A: I was a frosh football player at Penn exposed to strength and conditioning programs. You'd make progress, go home for the summer and get a loose-leaf workout packet that was confusing.
February 13, 2015 |
ON NOV. 24, 1960, the Warriors' Wilt Chamberlain pulled down an NBA-record 55 rebounds in a game. Last Thursday, Tamyra Laws, playing for Frederick (Md.) Community College, pulled down 42 rebounds in a game against Howard CC. Wilt, who played at Overbrook High, was 7-1. Laws, who is from Neumann-Goretti, is 5-8. "I didn't even know [how many I had]," said Laws, a sophomore. "My teammate Kelli Griffith told me I had 19 at halftime. After that I just started grabbing rebounds.
January 25, 2015 |
HERB MAGEE'S journey to 1,000 wins has been detoured by the weather. Philadelphia University's game at Bloomfield (12-5) this afternoon was postponed because of snow in the forecast. It was rescheduled for Feb. 19. That means the earliest Magee can get to four figures in this, his 48th season on the sideline at his Division II alma mater, is next Saturday at home against Caldwell (9-8). He's now at 997. Mike Krzyzewski, coach of Division I Duke, can become the first college coach at any level to reach that milestone tomorrow afternoon at St. John's.
January 22, 2015 |
Since coming over from Imhotep Charter before his junior year, Charles Brown has played a major role in George Washington's basketball resurgence. This season, while averaging 15.9 points, the 6-foot-6, 185-pound swingman has sparked the Eagles, better known for their success on the gridiron, to a 14-3 overall record and a 9-0 mark in Public League Division B. "He's so versatile and long," John Creighton, Washington's third-year coach, said after practice Wednesday. "He allows us to do so many things on offense and defense.
January 15, 2015 |
Clearly, Jonathan Lawton has taken the words of his father, Rob, a solid wing guard for Catholic League powerhouse Roman Catholic in the early 1980s, to heart. "My dad always says to me that point guards have to be able to knock down foul shots at the end of a game," the Friends' Central senior floor general said. "It's something I practice every day. " In the second half of Tuesday's matchup at Academy of the New Church, Lawton calmly went 12 for 12 from the foul line as the visiting Phoenix held off the injury-plagued Lions, 52-47.
December 6, 2014 |
Garret Kerr has been among the best Division II basketball players in the country, but he added something to his glossy resumé Thursday - a giant-killing three-pointer against a Division I program. Kerr took a pass from teammate T-John Casiello and drilled a high-arching three from the right wing with 2.1 seconds left to give the University of the Sciences a 54-52 win over Drexel in a stunner at the Daskalakis Athletic Center. It was the first time the 6-foot-4 senior from Middle Township, N.J., and the son of former Flyers star Tim Kerr, played against a Division I team, and the first win by the Devils over Drexel in 10 games.
November 24, 2014 |
Lyndsey Hatch (Washington Township) scored and Kelly Schlupp (Council Rock South) stopped five shots as College of New Jersey (22-1) shut out Middlebury, 2-0, to advance to Sunday's Division III national field hockey championship against Bowdoin (19-2) in Lexington, Va. Bowdoin knocked off top-ranked Salisbury, 2-1, in the other semifinal. Women's soccer Korrie Harkins (Gloucester Catholic) scored a goal and Kendra Griffith (Cherry Hill West) made four saves as College of New Jersey beat Misericordia, 3-1, in Williamstown, Mass., to advance to Sunday's Division III national quarterfinal against Williams.
November 21, 2014 |
FOUR LOCAL teams will be in the NCAA playoffs at two levels tomorrow, including almost 10 percent of the 32-deep Division III field. In D-II, West Chester (10-1) hosts Slippery Rock (9-2), which just beat previously unbeaten Bloomsburg at home in the PSAC title game, 28-26. The Rams, who last year reached the national semifinals, lost at Bloomsburg on Oct. 25, 41-10. After being the third seed in their region for the previous 3 weeks, the Rams somehow were moved to fourth by the selection committee, despite winning at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 28-17.