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.
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.
February 23, 2013 |
Penn State will open its football season Aug. 31 vs. Syracuse at MetLife Stadium in New York's College Classic, the teams announced Thursday. The time of the game has not been set. The Nittany Lions and Orange have met 70 times, the second-highest total for a Penn State opponent. Penn State owns a 42-23-5 series advantage, winning the most recent games, in 2008 and 2009. The teams met every season from 1944 to 1990 but did not meet again until the 2008 game in Syracuse's Carrier Dome.
January 26, 2015 |
Let's start right at the top and say I had no idea that both teams in an NFL game supplied the footballs for their own offenses. The mystery of how a game ball gets from the Wilson factory to its appointed spot on the field never seemed like an interesting subject. There's a bag of balls, and when they need another, some kid tosses one to the official. What could be complicated about that? What could be more elemental to the game than the mere presence of the football? During one of the previous soccer World Cup preparations, U.S. coach Bruce Arena grew tired of taking questions every day on the ball that had been selected for play, one with a supposedly more aerodynamic cover and super technology that would transform it into an unstoppable scoring spheroid.
November 22, 2012
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January 28, 2013 |
FOR NOW, MANNY TAYLOR is a basketball player who happens to dabble in football. Just 1 year ago, the rest of that sentence after "who" would have read "has never played football and attends a school that doesn't even offer it. " But since he blots out the sun, at 6-6, 275, and had always been curious about trying the sport that requires pads, Taylor turned up the pressure on his mother and, wow, she finally relented. "My mom had done all the research about how football players don't have long-lasting careers because of injuries, and how their lives can be messed up by concussions," Taylor said.
September 30, 2010
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