July 6, 2014 |
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.
July 5, 2014 |
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.
July 1, 2014 |
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.
June 21, 2014
Temple announced times for some of its games in 2014. AUGUST 28 at Vanderbilt 9:15 SEPTEMBER 6 Navy 13 BYE 20 Delaware State 1 27 at UConn OCTOBER 4 BYE 11 Tulsa 17 at Houston 9 25 at UCF NOVEMBER 1 East Carolina 7 Memphis...
June 20, 2014 |
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.
June 16, 2014 |
Temple football received three oral commitments from New Jersey players Saturday for the freshman class of 2015. Israel Benson, a 6-foot-1, 316-pound offensive lineman from St. Joseph Regional High in Montvale; Jeremiah Atoki, a 6-11/2, 190-pound wide receiver from Vineland High; and Ryquel Armstead, a 5-103/4 receiver-defensive back from Millville High all committed to the Owls. All three players attended the Matt Rhule Football Camp on Saturday at the team's Edberg-Olson practice facility.
June 15, 2014 |
Four Penn State players, including wide receiver Richy Anderson, have left the football program and are no longer on the roster, a team spokesman confirmed Friday. The spokesman said Anderson and walk-on quarterback Austin Whipple plan to transfer. He said wide receiver Jonathan Warner and offensive lineman Anthony Alosi will remain at Penn State. Alosi, who played his high school ball at Cherokee in South Jersey, is on schedule to graduate in August. "We thank them for their contributions to the program and wish them well in their future academic and athletic endeavors," Penn State coach James Franklin said in a statement.
June 7, 2014 |
For Temple coach Matt Rhule, recruiting is as much about relationship-building as it is anything else. Beginning Sunday in Pittsburgh, at the first of five Matt Rhule Football Camp sessions, Rhule and his staff will be doing just that. "The camps expose kids to everything, from our coaches to our facilities - everything about Temple," Rhule said. "It gives kids a chance to meet our coaches. If they like them and hit it off, it helps establish a relationship. That makes it a lot easier when that same player is a junior and possibly considering Temple as a place to go to college.
June 6, 2014 |
The Eagles promoted six members of their football operations staff and hired two more. Rick Mueller was named director of pro personnel. Formerly the player personnel executive, Mueller will oversee all aspects of pro scouting. He previously worked for the New Orleans Saints and the Jacksonville Jaguars. Also promoted: Jake Rosenberg, from manager to director of football administration. Rosenberg is the Eagles' lead negotiator and works in salary-cap management under general manager Howie Roseman.
May 30, 2014 |
NOTRE DAME has reinstated DaVaris Daniels , the football team's leading returning receiver, and Jerian Grant , the basketball team's leading scorer, after they were suspended for the spring semester for undisclosed academic violations. The pair will return to Notre Dame beginning with summer school next month, the school said yesterday. Daniels was second on the team last season with 49 catches for 745 yards. He will be a senior academically in the fall, but has 2 years of eligibility left because he didn't play as a freshman.