September 17, 2010
With 448 online votes, 50.4 percent of the 889 total, Northern Burlington's Tosin Adeyemo was voted the Rally South Jersey football player of the week. Adeyemo rushed for 230 yards and three TDs in a 28-7 win over Princeton. For his performance, Adeyemo will receive a Rally T-shirt. Vote on Monday for this weekend's best player at www.philly.com/rally .
December 18, 2015 |
FOR THE third time since September, a Villanova football player has donated his bone marrow to try to save someone's life. First it was junior offensive lineman Jake Prus, who was followed a few weeks later by senior wide receiver Jacob Gribb. Now senior cornerback C.J. Logan has joined them. This week he underwent a surgical procedure, and the marrow was then transported to the patient's location for transplant. Logan became part of the registry of potential donors during the annual drive that coach Andy Talley holds each spring and was identified as a close match earlier this fall.
June 7, 2012 |
The lawyer for a Temple University football player charged with rape denied the accusation Tuesday and called his client a "valued member of his church and community. " Praise Martin-Oguike, 18, a freshman linebacker, was charged last week with rape, aggravated assault, and related offenses in connection with an attack alleged to have occurred May 26. Temple football coach Steve Addazio issued a brief statement saying Martin-Oguike had been suspended from the team "pending the outcome of the charges.
June 6, 2012 |
Daily News Staff Writer A freshman Temple University football player has been charged with raping another student in his dorm room, and even sending her a text message later asking: "Are you going to press charges?" Praise Martin-Oguike, 18, was charged May 31 with forcible rape, false imprisonment and related offenses. He was released the same day after posting 10 percent of $15,000 bail. His name has been pulled from the online team roster. Ray Betzner, a Temple spokesman, said that Martin-Oguike has been suspended both as a student and from the football team "until the charges have been resolved.
July 2, 2012 |
William R. Hite Jr., the next superintendent of Philadelphia schools, was a four-year varsity football player at Virginia Tech University from 1979 to 1982 and attended college on an athletic scholarship. In his senior year, after the school's all-time leading rusher, Cyrus Lawrence, went out with an injury, Hite was the team's top running back with 622 yards on 145 carries and three touchdowns. The team went 7-4 that year. Coincidentally, Billy Hite, as he was known back then, joined a team that already had a Billy Hite - who, in fact, was the running backs' coach.
October 24, 2012 |
Temple University football player Kamal Johnson was ordered Tuesday to stand trial for allegedly beating his girlfriend and imprisoning her for several hours in September. Johnson, who played defensive end, is charged with false imprisonment, unlawful restraint, aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, simple assault, and false imprisonment in a preliminary hearing before Judge Teresa Carr Deni. Formal arraignment is scheduled for Nov. 13. Temple has said Johnson would not practice or play with the team until the charges are resolved.
November 2, 2015 |
Before he got injured in his senior year of high school, Temple University's star linebacker Tyler Matakevich could have gone anywhere to play college football - to coin a well-known former Temple advertising tagline. But after he broke his foot, the college recruiters stopped calling, his mother, Kim, said Saturday, at ESPN's College GameDay at Independence Mall with Tyler's father, David, and other freckled family members. As it turned out, Matakevich couldn't have gone anywhere.
January 7, 2013 |
Sacha Downes was taking a shower when she felt a "weird" explosion in her head. Still dripping, she managed to reach the bathroom mirror, where she was stunned to see her face drooping on the right side. She stumbled to her bedroom and fell. By the time her mother dashed upstairs, Sacha was having seizures. She recalls her dad carrying her down the steps and sliding her into an ambulance - then nothing until she awoke in a hospital. "I didn't have any idea what was going on," Sacha says.
August 18, 2016 |
His mother, a chemical scientist at McNeil in Fort Washington, grew up in Uganda. His father is an economist in his native Ivory Coast. So what exactly was their 6-7, 290-pound son doing Tuesday morning in Villanova Stadium at football practice, being watched by several NFL scouts on another steamy day? It was the summer of sixth grade when he went to visit a friend in North Carolina, where he lived before moving to Ambler. He saw his friend playing football and, "I was, like, 'Mom, I want to play football.' " Certainly, Villanova senior defensive lineman Tanoh Kpassagnon looked very much like a football player even then.