April 20, 2013 |
The Chip Kelly era will be off and running when the Eagles travel to Washington on Monday, Sept. 9 - one day after the bulk of NFL games are played in Week 1 - to face the Redskins in prime time. It doesn't slow down from there. The Eagles host the San Diego Chargers on Sept. 15 and then the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday night, Sept. 19, at Lincoln Financial Field, when Andy Reid makes his return to Philadelphia nine months after being fired. The opener and the Thursday night game are the only prime-time games on the schedule.
April 19, 2013 |
The Temple Owls have made a few changes since new head coach Matt Rhule took over in December, and with 15 practices down, the Owls are watching the pieces of the puzzle come together. The Owls play in their annual Cherry and White game on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Chodoff Field. They held competitive scrimmage last Saturday and again on Tuesday. Rhule said after Tuesday's practice that Connor Reilly, who spent last year buried deep on the depth chart, likely will be the starter Saturday.
April 17, 2013 |
Over four decades, NFL player-turned-broadcaster Pat Summerall, who died Tuesday in Dallas at age 82 of cardiac arrest, described some of the biggest sporting events in America in his deep, resonant voice. He delivered the details on 16 Super Bowls, the Masters, and U.S. Open tennis with understated style. Born George Allen Summerall on May 10, 1930, in Lake City, Fla., he was an all-state prep football and basketball player, and played baseball and tennis. He played football at Arkansas before going to the NFL, where he was a kicker for the Chicago Cardinals and New York Giants.
April 15, 2013
ADAM STROUSS (Episcopal Academy) ran 6 yards for a touchdown and passed 3-for-7 for 35 yards as Team Stars & Stripes crushed the Italian Under-19 National Team, 67-7, Saturday in Torino, Italy. Also, Germantown Academy's Matt Levy caught a TD pass. Defensive back Matt Rushton (Episcopal) and linemen Matt McLaughlin, Jack Florio (both Episcopal), Mark Opaliski (Penn Charter) and Vince LoStracco (Father Judge) were also on the U.S. squad, and former Episcopal coach Bill Gallagher was an assistant.
April 13, 2013 |
Al Mailahn doesn't believe in change for change's sake. Especially not when it comes to the Woodbury football program. "It's not broke, so I'm not going to try to fix it," said Mailahn, who has been named Woodbury's football coach. "I'm just going to try to keep it going. " Mailahn's appointment was announced Thursday by Woodbury athletic director Grant Shivers. Mailahn was an assistant for the last six years under Zack Valentine, who resigned after the 2012 season. Valentine was 82-37 in 11 seasons, and his 2009 team won the South Jersey Group 1 title.
April 7, 2013 |
Just as the Eagles did with Chip Kelly in January, Father Judge has tabbed an offensive innovator to direct its football program. According to multiple sources, Mike McKay, who has impressed observers with his know-how in running a spread offense, will become Judge's new head coach. He is expected to be announced at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the school. McKay, who quarterbacked the Crusaders to the city championship in 1975, installed his version of the spread offense last year at Archbishop Carroll.
April 6, 2013
Auburn athletic director Jay Jacobs said Thursday the school is reviewing allegations of rules violations in the football program during its 2010 national championship season but doesn't believe they are credible. In a report by Selena Roberts posted on roopstigo.com, former Auburn players Mike McNeil and Darvin Adams were quoted saying they received or were offered money from coaches. McNeil said he had a grade changed to stay eligible. Former Auburn coach Gene Chizik denied the allegations.
April 5, 2013 |
Larry Greene, 59, a well-liked football coach at Central Bucks East and a highly respected teacher, lost his eight-year battle with multiple myeloma, a cancer of the bone marrow, on Thursday morning. "He was a devoted coach, teacher, husband, and father," said his wife, Vivian. "Nothing meant more to him than his kids, his grandkids, his players, and his students. " Mr. Greene was in charge of the Patriots for 16 seasons and was a special-education teacher at C.B. East since 1980.
April 5, 2013 |
Penn State coach Bill O'Brien said that linebacker recruit Zayd Issah, who has been charged for his alleged role in a forgery scheme and with trying to pass counterfeit money, will not play football at Penn State in 2013. Issah, 18, who starred at Central Dauphin High School in Harrisburg, was arrested March 10 after police said he tried to use counterfeit money to pay for food at a McDonald's restaurant. He has been charged with four felonies among eight counts. In an interview Wednesday with the Associated Press, O'Brien said he met over the weekend with Issah and his family.
April 4, 2013 |
ROBBINSVILLE, N.J. - One change in the football playoff system was made by the NJSIAA on Wednesday. An even bigger change appears on the way. "I think it's time," NJSIAA associate director Jack DuBois, who oversees football, said of the proposed expansion of the playoff system to include state championship games for public school teams. The NJSIAA's advisory committee on Wednesday approved a motion to change the organization's constitution by removing a sentence that prohibits state-championship games in public-school football.