September 13, 2012 |
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Notre Dame got everything it wanted, and the Atlantic Coast Conference got Notre Dame. The school announced Wednesday that it would join the ACC in all the conference's sports except football, though it will play five games annually against league programs and have access to its non-BCS bowl tie-ins. It's unclear exactly when the Irish will leave the Big East for its non-football sports. "I don't think there's out there a better situation than the situation we have," said the Rev. John I. Jenkins, Notre Dame's president.
December 17, 2012
The Inquirer TOP 10 FOOTBALL Team Record Last week's rankings in parentheses. 1. Coatesville (1) 13-3 2. La Salle (2) 12-2 3. St. Joseph's Prep (3) 10-1 4. Arch. Wood (4) 12-3 5. Downingtown East (5) 10-1 6. Spring-Ford (6) 12-3 7. Pennridge (7) 12-2 8. Pennsbury (8) 9-3 9. Episcopal Acad. (9) 10-0 10. Imhotep (10) 14-1 Under consideration (listed alphabetically)
March 1, 2013 |
Fran Ganter, who served on Joe Paterno's coaching staff at Penn State for 33 years before taking over as the university's associate athletic director for football administration in 2004, has announced his retirement, effective Thursday. Ganter, a running back for the Nittany Lions from 1967 through 1970, spent 20 of his years on Paterno's staff as offensive coordinator. Paterno added the title of assistant head coach to his duties in 2000. "I am very proud and thankful to have been a member of the Penn State football family for the past 46 years," Ganter said in a statement.
February 6, 2013 |
WHEN MATT Donoghue was in middle school, he wasn't trying to become the next Jason Peters. At that point in his athletic development, he wanted to be more like Ryan Howard. Donoghue didn't even play football yet. His sport was baseball, and he played first base. But things change. At some point, baseball just wasn't getting it done for him anymore. It happens. Instead, he tried something different. At first he was a defensive lineman and tight end. As a sophomore at Garnet Valley High he switched to the offensive line.
November 8, 2012 |
The last time Cherry Hill East played a football game, it still was light at 5 p.m. and "Sandy" and the Jersey Shore were linked by one thing: a Bruce Springsteen song about the Fourth of July in Asbury Park. A lot has happened since Oct. 20. Late that afternoon, Cherry Hill East walked off the field after a loss at Washington Township. On Friday, the Cougars will run back on the field to face host Cherokee in a game loaded with South Jersey Group 5 playoff implications for both teams.
October 9, 1998 |
In one of the first games of Nana Gillett-Spio's first year of organized football - heck, any kind of football - the Edgewood freshman was carrying the ball when he spied a would-be tackler out of the corner of his eye. He greeted the defender with a withering forearm, flipping him into the air. Any doubts Gillett-Spio might have had about switching from one brand of football to another were smashed right there. "Now I look back at that tape and say, 'Oh my goodness. I can't believe I did that,' " said Gillett-Spio, a native of England who is now a senior at Overbrook.
December 22, 2011 |
OFFENSE L Frank Taylor Archbishop Wood, 6-4, 295, Sr. L Michael Mooney Malvern Prep, 6-6, 260, Sr. L Brandon Arcidiacono Archbishop Wood, 6-6, 255, Sr. L Mike McGlinchey Penn Charter, 6-8, 275, Jr. L Eric Condron Father Judge, 6-2, 250, Sr. L Melvin McLeod George Washington, 6-0, 270, Sr. Rec Richard Drayton Central, 6-1, 210, Sr. Rec William Fuller Roman Catholic, 6-2, 155, Jr. Rec Nijay Kelly...
December 4, 2012 |
Defense comes naturally to Nnamdi Njoku. He knows to keep it simple: Tackle the guy with the football. "He's nearly impossible to block," Florence coach Joe Frappolli said of Njoku, a 6-1, 210-pound defensive dervish who lines up in a varsity of positions - end, tackle, inside linebacker, outside linebacker - for the Flashes. Offense is another story for the senior who has played the game for just four years. "Tight end - I'm still getting used to it," Njoku said. "Not the blocking.
February 4, 2013 |
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell would "absolutely" want his own child to play football. After President Obama recently said he'd "have to think long and hard" about allowing a son to take part in the sport, Goodell was asked the same question hours before Sunday's Super Bowl during an interview on CBS's Face the Nation . Like the president, Goodell has two daughters. The commissioner deflected the question about allowing a son to play football by noting the high incidence of concussions in girls' soccer.
August 10, 2012
Football and family mixed together at Lincoln Financial Field on Thursday night, just as they have throughout a long, emotional week for the Philadelphia Eagles. There was a moment of silence before the national anthem to honor the passing of Garrett Reid, the oldest son of coach Andy Reid. Later on, there was a message of thanks on the scoreboard from Reid and his wife, Tammy, acknowledging the outpouring of condolences and compassion from the entire region. Reid's two other sons, Britt and Spencer, were on the sideline for the game.