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April 18, 2014 | By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
GLASSBORO To accommodate larger crowds as student enrollment rises, Rowan University will hold this year's commencement on its football field instead of its traditional location, the school announced Wednesday. The university initially planned to hold the main graduate and undergraduate ceremonies on the University Green, outside Bunce Hall, the oldest building on campus. That space can hold 10,000 people, university spokesman Joe Cardona said: 2,000 students and 8,000 guests. But 11,000 people showed up last year, he said, and 1,000 visitors were left standing.
NEWS
April 11, 2014 | BY GARY THOMPSON, Daily News Staff Writer thompsg@phillynews.com, 215-854-5992
IN THE waning counterculture days of 1979, the movie "North Dallas Forty" warned against the big-money corporatism commandeering pro football. A cast-off wide receiver complains, on his way out, that every time he calls football a game, his bosses call it a business, and every time he calls it a business, they call it a game. Well, it's all business now, and a big one - big enough to cow contemporary Hollywood into producing a puff-piece about the league. It's called "Draft Day," an NFL promotion (barely)
SPORTS
April 9, 2014 | By Rick O'Brien and Nick Carroll, Inquirer Staff Writers
Malvern Prep has named Aaron Brady, who spent the last four seasons in charge at Gonzaga College High in Washington, D.C., as its new head football coach. Brady, 38, was a quarterback and safety at South Western High in Hanover, York County. A first-team all-state selection on defense and Big 33 Football Classic participant, he went on to play linebacker at Rutgers. "A big part of this was deciding to move closer to where I'm originally from," said Brady, who also spent seven years as a college assistant.
NEWS
April 7, 2014 | By Steven Rea, Inquirer Movie Critic
Kevin Costner is the general manager of the Cleveland Browns in his new movie, Draft Day . The Ivan Reitman -directed project - a kind of gridiron Moneyball - takes place on that fateful spring day when the 32 teams in the National Football League go hunting for the cream of the year's college crop, signing, trading, strategizing, looking to fill holes in their lineups and, hopefully, find the real talent out there, and the players their...
SPORTS
April 5, 2014
AUGUST 28   at Vanderbilt SEPTEMBER 6   Navy 13   BYE 20 Delaware State 27 at Connecticut OCTOBER 4   BYE 11 Tulsa 18   at Houston 25 at Central Florida NOVEMBER 1   East Carolina 7   Memphis 15   at Penn State 22   BYE 29   Cincinnati DECEMBER 6   at Tulane
SPORTS
April 4, 2014 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
THE SENIORS on Villanova's football team have experienced the bad, the good and the unfulfilled. In 2011, coming off a run to the semifinals of the FCS tournament as the defending national champions, the Wildcats went 2-9. The next year, after being picked to finish eighth in the Colonial Athletic Association, they got back to the playoffs by winning the title. Last season, as the preseason favorite and fifth-ranked team in the country, they lost too many close games against one of the roughest schedules and finished 6-5. So . . . "I think maybe last year we looked a little bit too much at the bigger picture," said running back Kevin Monangai, one of those who will be entering his final season.
SPORTS
March 28, 2014 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
TEMPLE'S FOOTBALL team is practicing 15 times this spring. None can be at the program's 10th and Diamond facility because Chudoff Field is being resurfaced. Which means Matt Rhule's guys are hitting the road. The Owls will have 10 scheduled workouts at Camden High's Farnham Park, one (Alumni Day) at Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church (site of the old Temple Stadium), one at Haddon Township's Paul VI High, one at Plymouth Whitemarsh High and another on campus at Geasey Field, which used to be their practice site.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 25, 2014 | By Patricia Mans, For The Inquirer
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.
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