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February 4, 2016
Player   Pos.   Ht.   Wt.      High School    Alex Barbir   K   5-10   195   South Forsyth (Ga.)    Cameron Brown    LB    6-5   210    Bullis School (Md.)    Tyrell Chavis    DT   6-5   305   Fork Union Military          Academy (Va.)/Nassau CC (N.Y.)    *Danny Dalton   TE   6-5   230   Marshfield (Mass.)    Dae'lun Darien   WR    6-4   202   Dunbar (Md.)    Will Fries   OT   6-6   270   Cranford (N.J.)
SPORTS
February 4, 2016 | By Rick O'Brien, STAFF WRITER
Southeastern Pa. Football Commitments Player   School   Pos.   Ht.   Wt.   College    Riley Ammerman  Malvern Prep  DE   6-3  235  New Hampshire Cary Angeline   Downingtown East   TE    6-7   225   USC    Dan Archibong   Springfield-Delco   TE   6-6   250   Temple    Kyle Baskin   Quakertown   TE    6-4   210   Columbia    Devon Bibbens   C.R....
NEWS
February 3, 2016 | By Bob Fernandez, STAFF WRITER
Comcast-owned NBC caught five NFL games on Thursday nights, splitting a 10-game package over the 2016 and 2017 seasons with CBS. The Thursday night games aired on CBS or NBC also will be simulcast on the NFL Network and a digital platform, which will dilute viewership on any individual media outlet. On those Thursday night games - which typically are among the lower-rated NFL matchups - the league will benefit from three revenue streams: cable, broadcast-TV and digital. Media reports said that NBC and CBS paid about $225 million each for the five games, or $450 million over two seasons.
SPORTS
February 3, 2016
Ridley named David Wood as its new head coach on Monday night. He previously was an assistant at Penn and in charge at Widener, his alma mater. Wood, 47, worked with Penn's linebackers and defensive backs from 2010 to 2014. A native of Yeadon, Delaware County, he was Widener's head coach from 2003 to 2009. In early 2010, Wood resigned as Widener's football and golf coach because of medical reasons. He guided the Pride to a 41-32 record and won the Middle Atlantic Athletic Conference championship in 2007.
SPORTS
January 22, 2016 | By Phil Anastasia, Staff Writer
South Jersey football lost a legend Wednesday with the death of former Pennsauken and Cherry Hill West coach Vince McAneney, 86. He died from complications from recently diagnosed cancer as well as other health problems , according to his son, Lenape football coach Tim McAneney. "It's a bad day," said former Pennsauken star Bill Griggs, one of eight of McAneney's players who reached the NFL. "Vince made bad players good, and he made good players great. " Cinnaminson coach Mario Patrizi called McAneney "the most respected coach in South Jersey history.
BUSINESS
January 18, 2016
How many of us have been in the stands at a college football game, part of a giddy fan base in face paint, sweatshirts and hats awash in team colors? If only we had noticed what Sterling Wilson did that fateful fall 2011 day at the University of Southern California. "No one had USC sunglasses," Wilson recalled. That simple observation has vaulted him and high school friend Erin Reilly to impressive heights as the founders of Pop! Promos, a profitable business with 1,660 percent revenue growth from 2012 to 2014, earning it the title of the Philadelphia region's fastest-growing private company in October.
SPORTS
January 17, 2016 | By Phil Anastasia, Staff Writer
John Lass ended his football career standing on the sideline on Thanksgiving eve, watching his Cherry Hill East team drop a 26-20 overtime decision to rival Cherry Hill West. The 6-foot-5, 270-pound Lass missed the Cougars' last five games after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in an Oct. 23 game against Washington Township. Cherry Hill East lost every game in Lass' absence, but none stung as sharply as the annual Battle for the Boot, as Cherry Hill West tied the score on a Hail Mary touchdown pass on the last play of regulation.
SPORTS
January 17, 2016 | By Aaron Carter, Staff Writer
Gerry Fasano had a sneaking suspicion that last season would be the final campaign for Bishop McDevitt football coach Pat Manzi. For years, Fasano, who runs the school's athletic Hall of Fame, urged Manzi to accept induction. But the winningest football coach in school history always politely declined. Last spring, Manzi finally accepted. "Pat is McDevitt football," said Fasano, who played on Manzi's first McDevitt squad in 1982 and later coached under Manzi. "He's a very humble guy," Fasano said.
SPORTS
January 15, 2016 | By Mike Jensen, STAFF WRITER
The little stadium just off Lancaster Avenue - the first sight of Villanova's campus if you're coming out from the city - that's Andy Talley's stadium. For more than three decades, his office has been under the grandstand, nearest Lancaster. "The bomb shelter," Talley calls it. Call it Talley Stadium. That would be a big-time move for Villanova, and Andy Talley always fought to be big-time. That would also be the fitting move after Wednesday's announcement that the Wildcats football coach is retiring after the 2016 season, to be replaced by assistant head coach Mark Ferrante, which gets Talley's full endorsement.
NEWS
January 15, 2016 | By Walter F. Naedele, Staff Writer
Bellmawr Councilman Steve Hagerty knew Brian P. McGlinchey for 35 years, ever since they played street hockey for a youth organization. Sports was what bound them in friendship. "For the last 20 years," Hagerty said, "we've been running the Bellmawr Purple Eagles," four football teams for youths from 5 to 14 years old. All those years, Hagerty was the Eagles' president, and Mr. McGlinchey, for most of the time, was general manager. While doing that, at times he was also coach and head coach.
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