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January 16, 2015 | BY JULIE SHAW, Daily News Staff Writer shawj@phillynews.com, 215-854-2592
A COMMON PLEAS jury yesterday convicted a former youth-football coach charged with sexually abusing five boys and a developmentally disabled man of all charges. Leon Watson, 25, of North Philadelphia, volunteered as an assistant coach with the Rhawnhurst Raiders football team and created his own youth-football team, the Little Vicks. The boys were between the ages of 8 and 10 when Watson sexually abused them in his third-floor bedroom at his mother's home on Diamond Street near 24th.
SPORTS
January 16, 2015 | BY RICK O'BRIEN, For the Daily News
AS MUCH as Ron Cohen loves coaching football, the recent death of a close friend and business associate at age 72 caused him to re-examine his life. "It really started to make me think things over," he said. "I'm 71 years old. It dawned on me that no one is here forever. I want to do some things outside of football that I've always wanted to do. " Cohen, a longtime fixture on the local high school football scene, yesterday announced his retirement as George Washington's head coach after 30 seasons.
SPORTS
January 15, 2015 | By Sam Donnellon, Daily News Columnist
THEY'RE GENIUSES, those guys. No, not Ohio State's Urban Meyer or Oregon's Mark Helfrich, or even our own Chip Kelly, who turned one of them into a sports science guru and the other into a successful head coach and then watched his influence play against itself in a wonderfully entertaining and surprising national championship game Monday night. (Wonder what that Widener football coach thought about that!) No, the geniuses were those 12 people who picked the right four teams back on Dec. 7, shaking off the shaking heads of many, myself included, who had drank the Kool-Aid about the Southeastern Conference's superiority and the relative strength of the two Big 12 teams and bought lock, stock and barrel that the Big Ten was a conference filled with pinky toes.
NEWS
January 14, 2015 | BY JULIE SHAW, Daily News Staff Writer shawj@phillynews.com, 215-854-2592
THE THIN 11-year-old, who looked younger than his years, swiveled back and forth in the witness-stand chair and told a Common Pleas jury yesterday that he used to sleep over some weekends in his football coach's home bedroom. Other boys also would sleep on coach Leon Watson's bed, said the boy, who was dressed in a light-blue collared shirt and dark slacks. "We'd be on the bed sometimes and he'd touch us on our private parts, put his mouth on our private parts," the boy said.
SPORTS
January 13, 2015
IF THE BCS SYSTEM were still in place, chances are tonight's championship game at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, would match once-beaten Alabama and unbeaten Florida State. But now there's a College Football Playoff, which means the SEC will be sitting this one out for the first time in 9 years. Obviously, so is the defending national champion, after losing for the first time in 26 months. That leaves Oregon, which lost at home to Arizona in early October by a touchdown when much of its offensive line was banged up, and Ohio State, which of course had lost at home to Virginia Tech by two TDs a month before that.
SPORTS
January 12, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
DALLAS - Eli Apple and Jake Pisarcik used to train together at the same Cherry Hill workout facility. On Monday, the two redshirt freshmen will play against each other for a national championship. Apple, a Voorhees native, is a starting cornerback for Ohio State. Pisarcik, who is from Medford, is a reserve offensive lineman on Oregon and plays on special teams. "This is great exposure for guys in South Jersey, because I know we've got great talent there," Apple said Saturday.
NEWS
January 9, 2015 | By Michael Boren, Inquirer Staff Writer
High school football will return next school year to Sayreville, the North Jersey town rocked by a hazing scandal that led to the cancellation of the last season after just three games. The announcement was made Tuesday night during a Board of Education meeting. "I commend the board and the community for their continued unwavering support," Superintendent Richard Labbe said in a statement released Wednesday by the crisis management firm handling communications for the school district.
NEWS
January 9, 2015 | By Chris Palmer, Inquirer Staff Writer
Back to square one. That's how it feels for 13-year-old Caroline Pla of Doylestown. Pla received national attention two years ago after petitioning Archbishop Charles J. Chaput to allow girls to play football in Philadelphia's Catholic Youth Organization league. Chaput eventually agreed, opening the door for anyone to play, while cautioning that the decision was provisional. Turns out that provision has expired. So Pla once again is asking the archdiocese to reconsider its banning girls from the gridiron.
SPORTS
January 5, 2015 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
JEFFREY LURIE changed his mind about Howie Roseman continuing as the Eagles' general manager, 5 days after laughing off the idea. This happened either because (a) Lurie was, as he indicated in a statement released yesterday evening, swept away by a "fully integrated," "all-encompassing vision" of his front office, that emerged from meetings this week with team president Don Smolenski, coach Chip Kelly and Roseman, or (b) because team chairman Lurie was terrified Kelly might leave if he didn't get full control of personnel and the draft.
SPORTS
January 5, 2015 | Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
AKRON, Ohio - As Temple nears a decision on an on-campus football stadium, it might want to look toward this tired industrial city 350 miles to the west, where the University of Akron struggles to fill and pay for one that debuted five years ago. Akron, like Temple, is a large urban university transitioning from commuter-school roots. In 2009, to jump-start a long-stagnant football program and an apathetic fan base, it opened a 27,000-seat facility near the heart of its 222-acre downtown campus.
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