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August 8, 2014 | By Paul Domowitch, Daily News Columnist
CORTLAND, N.Y. - Watching Michael Vick throw a football never gets old. That oh-so-effortless arm motion followed by a dart-thrower's flick of the wrist followed by the piece de resistance : a perfect spiral that comes out of his hand like a bullet exiting the chamber of a gun. As evidenced by his .562 career completion percentage, the ball may not always go where Vick intends it to go, but it's still fun watching him throw it. And...
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August 6, 2014 | By Ladd Biro, For The Inquirer
Quick: Name Cam Newton's new starting wideouts. Who's expected to be the workhorse rusher in Jacksonville? How about Cleveland? Whose jersey is Stevie Johnson wearing now? More than 60 fantasy-relevant players switched ZIP codes this year. And while this year's merry-go-round spun no more quickly than in recent years, there's one thing we can always count on: Precious few players have boosted their fantasy stock by moving to a new team. Last year, only Alex Smith and Anquan Boldin measurably improved their fortunes in different uniforms.
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July 30, 2014 | BY TYLER R. TYNES, Daily News Staff Writer tynest@phillynews.com
SINCE GABE INFANTE took the reins from Gil Brooks as the head coach of St. Joseph's Prep's football program 4 years ago, the winning atmosphere never faltered. But it wasn't just what was happening during Friday night clashes at Plymouth-Whitemarsh High's stadium that was bringing Infante and the Hawks national attention. It started with their fundamentals and mindset. The Prep was one of 35 schools in the country that took part in USA Football's Heads Up Football program in 2013, a comprehensive platform that addresses the complex challenges of player health and safety on the field.
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July 24, 2014
Villanova will be televised five times during the 2014 football season, as the Colonial Athletic Association announced its 24-game TV schedule on Tuesday. Delaware will also be televised four times. Here is the CAA schedule: Date   Game   Time   TV AUGUST 29   Villanova at Syracuse   7:30    ESPN3 30   Delaware at Pittsburgh   Noon    ESPN3          ESPNews 30   James Madison at Maryland   3:30    BTN 30   Elon at Duke   6    ESPN3 30   Holy Cross at UAlbany   6    ESPN3 30   New Hampshire at Toledo   7    ESPN3 SEPTEMBER 7   Lehigh at New Hampshire   3:30    ASN 20   James Madison at Villanova   12:30    CSN 20   New Hampshire at Richmond   4    CSN 20   Charlotte at Elon   7    ASN 27   Delaware at James Madison   4    CSN 27   Maine at Towson   7    CSN OCTOBER 4   Stony Brook at Towson   3:30    CSN 11   Towson at James Madison   12:30    CSN 11   William & Mary at N. Hampshire   3:30    NBCSN 11   Maine at Stony Brook   7    ASN 18   Towson at Delaware   12:30    CSN 18   Rhode Island at Richmond   3:30    ASN 25   Maine at Rhode Island   Noon    ASN 25   Delaware at William & Mary   12:30    CSN NOVEMBER 1   Villanova at Richmond   12:30    CSN 1   William...
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July 16, 2014 | BY TYLER R. TYNES, Daily News Staff Writer tynest@phillynews.com
THE CUBICLES in Sean Burke's office were quiet as the day was ending. You could faintly hear the middle-class Americans punching out after a long day's work, one by one. And as Burke was finishing what was going to be another boring day, in a dreary summer, he heard something. Bzzzzt. Bzzzt. His phone vibrated at his desk at 4:30 p.m. It was the Boston College football team. Burke careened from his workspace and minutes later, he was seen gleefully leaving the building. The Eagles had offered the walk-on junior linebacker-turned-fullback a scholarship.
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July 6, 2014 | BY AARON CARTER, Daily News Staff Writer cartera@phillynews.com
DURING the 2012 football season, Joe McCourt's phone rang, not long after the Roman Catholic coach led his squad to a rousing, come-from-behind victory against Cardinal O'Hara. "The first person to call me was Danny Algeo," McCourt said after learning Algeo, the longtime O'Hara football coach died early Thursday morning. "He just came from maybe one of the toughest losses of his career, and he still called me," McCourt continued. "That's a guy who just got it. He got coaching.
NEWS
July 5, 2014 | By Erin McCarthy, Rick O'Brien, and Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writers
Dan Algeo, 49, the longtime head football coach at Cardinal O'Hara High School, died Thursday morning at Abington Memorial Hospital. "It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved coach, teacher, and friend Dan Algeo," the Delaware County Catholic school posted on its website. A prayer service was scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday at the school. Mr. Algeo suffered a heart attack Monday night and underwent surgery to open a blockage in his heart, according to the school.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 1, 2014 | By Patricia Mans, For The Inquirer
Ryan is so passionate about football that if he had his druthers, he would play the game all day long. He especially enjoys tackling, as well as the overall challenge of competition. This 14-year-old's dream is to play in the NFL, but he knows the odds of achieving that goal are slim. Construction, he figures, would be a good career path, too. Ryan is a movie fan, and watches just about all genres, from horror to comedy to action. Among his favorite film superheroes are Spider-Man and Iron Man. He may be slow to warm up when meeting new people, but talking about the movies and television programs he likes puts him more at ease.
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June 20, 2014 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
WANT TO SEE Brian Westbrook in action again? The former Eagles running back will be among the ex- NFL players and other celebs who will play in next month's "Tribute to Heroes" Flag Football Challenge at the Wells Fargo Center. Westbrook will play for the NFL Stars alumni team that will take on the Wounded Warrior Amputees squad on Military Appreciation Night on Monday, July 7. The flag football tilt will begin at 6 p.m. and will be followed by the Soul vs. Orlando Predator's AFL game at 8. The Wounded Warriors are comprised of veteran service members use prosthetic devices.
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