April 9, 2013 |
NEW ORLEANS - Philadelphia basketball star Dawn Staley is expected to receive the highest honor in her storied career as a Class of 2013 inductee into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass. The official announcement will be made Monday morning at the NCAA men's Final Four in Atlanta. But several sources with knowledge of some of the inductees confirmed that she will be in the group. The 12 finalists, who include former 76ers player and coach Maurice Cheeks, were announced at the NBA All-Star Game in February.
February 21, 2012 |
ONE MORE Greenberg is entering the Big 5 Hall of Fame, as Kelly Greenberg, a former La Salle player and former Penn coach, has been named as one of this year's five inductees. She joins Temple's Marc Jackson, Penn's Matt Maloney, Saint Joseph's Melissa Coursey and Villanova's Jenn Beisel in the Class of 2012. Greenberg's brother, Chip, is a former Explorer who was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2003. "This is something I wasn't really expecting, it's really hard to express into words," said Kelly, who has been the women's basketball coach at Boston University since 2004.
September 18, 2014 |
Phoenixville's Joe Thomson, owner of Standardbred breeding operation Winbak Farm, has been elected to the Harness Racing Hall of Fame, the U.S. Harness Writers Association (USHWA) announced Tuesday. Thomson and his wife JoAnn started Winbak Farm in 1991. The operation has ranked No. 2 among all breeders in purses earned each of the last 12 years, totaling more than $205 million since the start of 2002, and produced three Horse of the Year Award winners. In addition, Bob Marks, the longtime marketing guru of Perretti Farms and a noted writer and handicapper, and Kathy Parker, the editor and general manager of the Horseman and Fair World publishing company, were elected to the Communicators Hall of Fame.
August 11, 2011 |
The outrageous outfits and tabloid tales guaranteed Dennis Rodman fame long after he finished running with the Bulls. Rodman, 50, will be recognized for his often-overlooked accomplishments on the court Friday when he is enshrined in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame with two-time Olympic gold medalist Chris Mullin, the 11th member of the famed 1992 Dream Team to earn enshrinement as an individual. The other inductees in Springfield, Mass., will be Philadelphia University's Herb Magee and fellow coaching greats Tex Winter and Tara VanDerveer; big men Artis Gilmore and Arvydas Sabonis; eight-time NBA champion Tom "Satch" Sanders of the Boston Celtics; five-time Olympic gold medalist Teresa Edwards; and the late Reece "Goose" Tatum of the Harlem Globetrotters.
October 12, 2011 |
TRENTON - The New Jersey Hall of Fame has announced the nominees for its 2012 class: 50 historical figures, artists, entertainers, and innovators, all with ties to the Garden State. The nominees include former Vice President Aaron Burr, former President Grover Cleveland, and the early woman's rights activist Elizabeth Cady Stanton in the historical category. The salsa singer Celia Cruz, the actor Christopher Reeve, and the jazz great Dizzy Gillespie are among the nominees in arts and entertainment.
May 9, 2011 |
HISTORY WILL not record it as a shocker on a par with Buster Douglas' 1990 knockout of the seemingly invincible Mike Tyson. But for those who were inside the walls of New Jersey's Rahway State Prison on May 25, 1980, North Philadelphia's Jerry "The Bull" Martin's 10-round, unanimous-decision victory over an inmate named James Scott must have seemed like the mother of all upsets. "That was one of the highlights of my career, and it certainly was the highlight of Jerry Martin's career," recalled Martin's promoter, J Russell Peltz.
January 4, 2013 |
BEFORE he did such a wonderful job covering the Sixers that he was given the Curt Gowdy media award by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Phil Jasner covered the Big 5 for the Daily News. He did it as he did everything - all out, with passion and heart. There was no detail too small to overlook, no phone call unmade, no story not crafted with precision. Jasner's last story for the Daily News before he passed away in December 2010 was a Saint Joseph's-Western Kentucky basketball game, because the paper was understaffed.
March 5, 2013 |
IT MIGHT COME as a surprise to some Philadelphia-area boxing fans, but Pittsburgh is located in Pennsylvania. So are other towns in the commonwealth that have produced notable fighters who were not born in, or primarily based in, Pennsylvania's most populous city. It's a long-overdue honor, but the Pennsylvania Boxing Hall of Fame finally gets around to enshrining one of the state's all-time greats on May 19, when Charley Burley - who was born in Bessemer, Pa., on Sept. 6, 1917, and was 75 when he died on Oct. 16, 1992, in his longtime hometown of Pittsburgh - heads the 10-member Class of 2013.
November 11, 2013 |
The Flyers teams that won consecutive Stanley Cup championships in 1974 and 1975 - and became Fred Shero's ticket to the hockey Hall of Fame - were known for their brawling, menacing style. But it's a disservice to Shero to think that his team's highly successful, intimidating play is why the former coach will be inducted posthumously Monday in Toronto. Yes, the Broad Street Bullies became famous, but it was their genius coach - the bespectacled, studious-looking man who got each player to understand his role to the max - who was perhaps the main reason for the team's dominance.
November 1, 2001 |
The South Jersey Baseball Hall of Fame will induct five members - including the Burlingame brothers, Greg and Dennis - at Nov. 24 ceremonies in Brooklawn, it was announced yesterday. Greg and Dennis Burlingame both starred at Kingsway High and later played professionally. In addition, Bridgeton High product Harold Gould - who later pitched against the legendary Satchel Paige - Bob Maneely, a former pitcher at St. Joseph's High in Camden, and former Woodrow Wilson coach Stanley Pawlak Sr. will be inducted.