March 25, 2014 |
A handsome, charming 15-year-old with a brilliant smile, Jhanviey is a natural athlete. He loves to play team sports including baseball and basketball. But of them all, football is by far his favorite. He is happiest, he says, when he is playing the game or watching it. Looking ahead, he hopes to attend a Division 1 college or university where he could play football. And it's no surprise that he dreams of joining a pro team one day. When Jhanviey is not engaged in sports, he enjoys testing his skills at video games.
March 20, 2014 |
Devon Dredden was not on the football field last fall, but his presence undoubtedly was. At Cheyney University, his twin brother, DeAndre, donned his number, 32. Teammates decorated helmets with orange ribbon decals with Devon's name. Players at his alma mater, Overbrook High School in Pine Hill, sold T-shirts with his name and a message: "Don't give up! Don't ever give up!" It's a mantra that Devon, a 20-year-old Berlin Township native, has taken from the field to his fight against leukemia - and one that last weekend earned him an award for courage from his church, Green Grove Baptist.
March 13, 2014 |
Temple will open the 2014 football season with an Aug. 28 game at Vanderbilt, the Owls said Tuesday as they released their schedule. The Owls will play their home opener against Navy on Sept. 6 at Lincoln Financial Field. They will visit Penn State on Nov. 15. Temple Football Schedule Home games in bold; opponent's 2013 record in parentheses. Times TBA. Aug. 28 At Vanderbilt (9-4) Sept. 6 Navy (9-4) Sept. 13 Bye Sept. 20 Delaware St. (5-6) Sept. 27 At Connecticut* (3-9)
March 13, 2014 |
TEMPLE'S football team will open the season at Vanderbilt on Thursday, Aug. 28, in a night game. It's the Owls' first game against an SEC opponent since they lost at Vandy in 2006, Al Golden's first season as coach. The Commodores went 9-4 in 2013 for James Franklin, who has since moved on to Penn State. The Owls went 2-10, 1-7 for first-year coach Matt Rhule in the American Conference's inaugural season. Seven of their losses were by 10 points or fewer. Temple's home opener is Sept.
March 11, 2014
TROY GORE has been named the head varsity football coach at Delaware-Valley Charter High. Gore, a longtime contributor to the Imhotep Charter football program, takes over after Jamel Newton replaced Shelton Farmer during last season at Del-Val. "I'm taking on this exciting new challenge," Gore said. "I hired a dynamite staff and we're going to come in and revamp the whole culture, restore the program to its winning ways . . . and most importantly develop quality young men as well as football players.
February 26, 2014 |
After a successful 19-year stint, Mark Schmidt has stepped down as Neshaminy High's head football coach. "I thought it was the right time to move on," Schmidt, 53, said. "I've been thinking about this for a year or two. You don't want to wear out your welcome. This gives someone else a chance to take over and keep things going in the right direction. " Schmidt, who guided the Redskins to a 161-66 record (.709 winning percentage) and won three PIAA District 1 Class AAAA championships, submitted his letter of resignation Monday to Neshaminy School District officials and also spoke to his players.
February 24, 2014 |
INDIANAPOLIS - Michael Sam introduced himself, even though an introduction was not required. He stared straight into a wall of cameras and wore a rainbow pin that read: "Stand with Sam. " "My name is Michael Sam. I play football for the University of Missouri," Sam said on Saturday. "As you may know, Missouri is the Show Me State, and you'd think I'd have shown you guys enough these last couple of weeks. " Sam announced two weeks ago he was gay. He is set to become the first openly gay, active NFL player.
February 14, 2014
THE WHEN PART still has to be resolved, but we do know what American Athletic Conference teams will be on Temple's football schedule next season, and where. The Owls, who were 2-10 for first-year coach Matt Rhule in the AAC's inaugural season, will host Cincinnati, Houston, Memphis and South Florida at Lincoln Financial Field. They will visit defending conference champion Central Florida, Connecticut and two of the three new members: Tulsa and East Carolina. They won't play SMU or the other newcomer, Tulane.
February 14, 2014 |
Fantasy football has been the closest fans have come to making money off a team athlete's individual performance. But a new company, whose initial public offering road show for one athlete came to Philadelphia on Wednesday, is making it even more of a reality. Fantex, a San Francisco company, offers an opportunity to invest in an athlete's future earnings. An investor would ride the same roller coaster that the athlete experiences, with a lucrative contract and broad marketability as a potential boon, and injury or image problems presenting risk.
February 12, 2014 |
KEVIN PELLEGRINI has stepped down as Malvern Prep football coach, according to a statement released by the school. Pellegrini made the announcement yesterday during a meeting with Malvern football players, and cited a desire to spend time with family as a significant reason for the decision. The fifth-year coach, who is also an insurance broker, led the Friars to three Inter-Ac League championships, a 37-17 overall record and a 20-5 Inter-Ac mark. Last season, the Friars (8-2, 4-1)