May 8, 2013 |
HEISMAN TROPHY winners Danny Wuerffel of Florida and Ron Dayne of Wisconsin, along with two-time national champion Tommie Frazier of Nebraska, were selected yesterday for the College Football Hall of Fame. They are part of a class of 12 players and two coaches chosen by the National Football Foundation. The rest of the players to be inducted in December are: Miami Heisman winner Vinny Testaverde, whose selection was announced Monday; Ted Brown of North Carolina State; Tedy Bruschi of Arizona; Jerry Gray of Texas; Steve Meilinger of Kentucky; Orlando Pace of Ohio State; Rod Shoate of Oklahoma; Percy Snow of Michigan State; and Don Trull of Baylor.
May 7, 2013
Former Masters winner Fred Couples and Ryder Cup stalwart Colin Montgomerie shared the stage in St. Augustine, Fla., on Monday night when both were inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame, along with three others in the Class of 2013. Also inducted: former U.S. Open champion and broadcaster Ken Venturi , former European Tour director Ken Schofield and two-time British Open champion and architect Willie Park Jr. SOCCER: New York Red Bulls forward Thierry Henry ($4.35 million)
May 2, 2013 |
FORMER SIXERS coach Larry Brown will be among nine inducted into the Philadelphia Jewish Sports Hall of Fame on May 20. The inductees are: * Brown, the only head coach to lead teams to NBA and NCAA championships. He also won Olympic gold medals as a player and coach. He currently is the head coach at SMU. * Ellen Barkann was a competitive figure skater. In 2012, she created a nonprofit, The Barkann Family Healing Hearts Foundation, whose mission is to provide grants and financial assistance to area families who are overcome by family crisis, long-term illness or sudden loss of life.
April 27, 2013 |
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - Michael Moran's fox-hunting steeplechase champion McDynamo can now add the Hall of Fame to his five Breeders' Cup championships and three Eclipse awards. On Friday, he was elected to the National Museum of Racing's highest honor, joining three-time Kentucky Derby-winning jockey Calvin Borel and horses Housebuster, Invasor, Lure and Tuscalee. McDynamo, who has been retired at Moran's Applestone Farm in Unionville, Chester County, won 17 of 34 career starts and retired as the leading career earner among steeplechase horses with $1,310,104.
April 25, 2013
The Philadelphia Jewish Sports Hall of Fame and Adolph and Rose Levis Museum will celebrate its 16th anniversary by honoring nine individuals at a reception to be held at 5:30 p.m. May 20 at the Gershman Y, Broad and Pine Streets. The 2013 inductees are: figure skater Ellen Barkann; former Penn baseball and basketball star Bob Brooks; former 76ers coach Larry Brown; former Temple basketball star Fred Cohen; tennis star and Freedoms head coach Josh Cohen; George Washington High football coach Ron Cohen; golfer Bonnie Kay; CBS senior vice president Marc Rayfield; and Pillar of Achievement honoree Jed Margolis, a longtime participant in the Maccabi Games.
April 22, 2013 |
THE PHILADELPHIA Sports Hall of Fame has been looking for a location to display some of the items its founders have accumulated since the Hall's inception. They have found it in a dedicated portion of Spike's Trophies' 24,000-square-foot facility on Grant Avenue in the Northeast. The Hall's museum staging facility had been in a Northern Liberties building for 5 years, but that was closed last fall when the landlord sold the building. The new facility has a Preview Gallery that "features themed exhibits, multimedia presentations and scaled-down vignettes as a launch-pad towards the vision of a future, full-service sports museum.
April 14, 2013 |
A LOT OF PEOPLE helped Soul coach Clint Dolezel reach the Arena Football League Hall of Fame. The receivers who caught the 931 touchdown passes he threw as a player. The offensive linemen who made sure he had the proper lanes to throw for 44,564 yards. But the person most crucial to Dolezel's success never strapped on shoulder pads or benched 350 pounds. "My wife, Kris," Dolezel said. "There is no way I could have done any of this without her. " Dolezel is in his first season as the Soul's head coach after spending a season coordinating the team's recordsetting offense.
April 10, 2013 |
ATLANTA - Rick Pitino got the phone call of a lifetime and an incredible text at the same time. On Wednesday, John Doleva, the president of the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame, called seven people to tell them they would be in the class of 2013. Pitino was one of those seven calls. "When I got the call I was trying to call my wife over so she could hear it and I'm trying to put it on speaker phone and a text keeps beeping as I'm getting this special call," Pitino said Monday, just hours before he led Louisville over Michigan, 82-76, for the national championship.
April 10, 2013 |
ATLANTA - Growing up in the Raymond Rosen Projects in North Philly (25th and Diamond), Dawn Staley played every sport, but she said that "basketball chose her. " Monday morning in a ballroom at the Marriott Marquis in downtown Atlanta, it was announced that the Naismith Basketball Memorial Hall of Fame has chosen one of the city's most decorated basketball players. "Coming out of North Philly, no one's supposed to survive," Staley said. "No one's supposed to make anything of themselves.
April 10, 2013
Soul head coach Clint Dolezel will be inducted into the AFL Hall of Fame on Saturday in a ceremony before the Soul play the host Iowa Barnstormers. Along with Dolezel, five others, including Iowa head coach and former Soul head coach Mike Hohensee , will be inducted as members. AUTO RACING: There's going to be a Party in the Poconos, NASCAR style. The June 9 Sprint Cup race at Pocono Raceway will be named the Party in the Poconos 400 following the results of a fan vote.