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March 14, 1997 | By Michael Rosenberg, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Congratulations, Pitman fans: You get to spend another day watching Joe Crispin. Let's hope you enjoy it more than Highland Park did. Crispin torched Highland Park, the Central Jersey Group 1 champion, for 31 points, 14 assists, 4 rebounds and 2 steals last night while turning over the ball just two times in a 97-74 win at Nottingham High. Pitman advances to the boys' basketball state final against Newark Science, a 56-40 winner over Midland Park. Crispin's numbers, impressive as they are, don't tell just how much he dominated the game.
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June 13, 1997 | By Marc Narducci, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Joe Crispin has a competitive fire that never flickers. To the Pitman High senior, there is no such thing as a meaningless game. Take the Crispin family's annual gathering for the Fourth of July. They stage three-on-three basketball games with a nine-foot basket at their Pitman home. Among the other players are Jon Crispin, Joe's sophomore brother who already has scored 956 points; their father, Steve, who was a 1,400-point scorer at Glassboro; Grant Shivers, the Williamstown coach and Joe's uncle; and Jeff Crispin, another uncle.
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March 19, 1997 | By Michael Rosenberg, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
For four years, the Pitman Panthers stood on Joe Crispin's shoulders, reaching higher than anyone thought they could. All along, it was assumed that the Panthers would fall, that they would settle into typical Group 1 form. But the Panthers didn't slip. Crispin did. Pitman gave Union, the state Group 4 boys' basketball champion, all it could handle in last night's Tournament of Champions quarterfinal at Elizabeth High. The Panthers were down, 70-68, with 1 minute, 37 seconds left, and everyone, including Crispin, thought their senior sensation would carry them.
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February 22, 1997 | By Marc Narducci, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Joe Crispin was feeling under the weather before last night's showdown between Tri-County Conference boys' basketball titans. Gosh, you have to wonder what he'll accomplish when he regains his health. The 6-foot Pitman guard scored 45 points and racked up eight assists in the visiting Panthers' 81-69 victory over Delsea in a Tri-County Conference interdivision game. The previously undefeated Crusaders saw plenty of Crispin last night, and unfortunately for them, they will see more of him soon.
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March 28, 1997 | By Matt White, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Joe Crispin, the South Jersey boys' basketball player of the year, plays for Pitman. Of course. Pitman is a town, Crispin a teenager, but they are both sort of different versions of the same idea. One looks like it's living in the '50s; the other scores in the 50s. One has a museum-quality downtown; the other shoots from downtown. Crispin averaged 32.1 points per game this season, finished as the No. 3 scorer in South Jersey NJSIAA history and led his team - and his town - to the Group 1 state championship.
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March 19, 1997 | By Marc Narducci, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Joe Crispin entered Pitman as a gunslinger, able - and willing - to shoot from anywhere on the basketball court. He'll leave as a champion after four eventful seasons as Pitman's celebrated and poised point guard. Crispin tried putting his storied career in perspective immediately after last night's 75-72 loss to Group 4's Union in a Tournament of Champions quarterfinal. No, it wasn't his most glowing moment. Crispin scored 30 points, two below his average, but he shot 10 for 34 from the field.
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February 10, 2002 | By Marc Narducci INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
They were small-town heroes who advanced to bigger stages in larger cities, but Pitman High graduates Joe and Jon Crispin have never forgotten their roots. The admiration and appreciation that the Pitman community has shown for the Crispins was on display yesterday when the school retired the uniform numbers of its two all-time scoring leaders. Joe Crispin, who wore No. 3, and Jon, who wore No. 5, were honored in a ceremony following the girls' basketball game between Pitman and Audubon yesterday.
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August 20, 1998 | by Dick Jerardi, Daily News Sports Writer
Penn State's basketball team could have foundered after fifth-year senior point guard Dan Earl went down with a major knee injury last December. But freshman point guard Joe Crispin from Pitman (N.J.) High wouldn't let it happen. The Nittany Lions, with the 5-11 Crispin running the show, made it to the final game of the National Invitation Tournament. Earl will be back for a sixth year this winter. Crispin will be back for his second year. And, next year, Jon Crispin, a senior-to-be at Pitman, will join his brother in the Penn State backcourt.
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January 14, 1996 | By Marc Narducci, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Joe Crispin has scored more than 1,100 career points and has been the focal point of Pitman's offense for three years, but even he can't remember having a quarter like yesterday's fourth period. The 6-foot junior point guard scored 23 of his 38 points in the final period to lead the host Panthers to an 85-75 win over Gloucester in a Tri-County Conference Classic Division boys' basketball shoot-out. In that final eight minutes, Crispin hit 5 of 7 shots, including both of his three-point attempts, and was 11 for 14 from the foul line.
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December 17, 1999 | By Scott Brown, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Penn State and Villanova played a basketball game Saturday in the spacious First Union Center, and the sizable contingent from Pitman in attendance could have easily felt as if it was back in Pitman High School's cramped gym. Joe and Jon Crispin, who led Pitman to its first boys' basketball state championship in 1997 and are now the starting guards for Penn State, hoisted a combined 41 shots. That was 10 more shots than the combined total of the six other Nittany Lions who saw significant minutes in Penn State's 73-61 loss to Villanova.
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September 11, 2014 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Joe Crispin wanted to start his coaching career. He figured two jobs would be better than one. Crispin, the former Pitman High School and Penn State star, was hired by Rowan University as an assistant coach for both the men's and women's basketball teams, the school announced Tuesday. "I'm going to be busy," Crispin said. "But I'm not afraid of that. " Crispin was one of the best guards in South Jersey basketball history, scoring more than 2,651 career points and leading Pitman to the Group 1 state title as a senior in 1997.
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February 28, 2014 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Brothers Joe and Jon Crispin, who combined to lead Pitman to back-to-back state titles in basketball, head the latest class to enter the Gloucester County Sports Hall of Fame. The Crispins, who sparked Pitman to Group 1 state championships in 1997 and 1998, will be among 16 inductees at the organization's 34th annual banquet March 25 at Auletto Caterers in Almonesson. The other inductees will include Marilyn Stetser Bennette (Clearview), Mel Carter (Kingsway), Chuck Lamson (Woodbury)
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February 13, 2011 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Columnist
Jon Crispin played the best game of his high school career with two bum ankles and one sore shoulder. That was no coincidence. The ankles were sprained. The shoulder was aching from the chip that was resting on top of it. "That was a game when we had nothing to lose," Crispin said of the Tournament of Champions quarterfinal in the Dunn Center in Elizabeth on March 19, 1998. Crispin, then a junior at Pitman, poured in 45 points as the Group 1 champion Panthers lost in double overtime to Group 4 champion Rancocas Valley, 90-83.
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March 26, 2003 | By Ray Parrillo INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
If Penn State comes calling, Phil Martelli said, he will listen. But the St. Joseph's coach also made it clear yesterday that he had no desire to leave Hawk Hill. "Would I speak to them? Yes," said Martelli, who turned down a lucrative offer from Rutgers two years ago. "I think it would be almost arrogant of me not to. It might be educational. "But I can flatly say I am not looking for greener pastures. I have a great job here, and I'm working with great people. I would like to retire at St. Joe's.
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February 2, 2003 | By Marc Narducci INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The players at practice were showing enthusiasm doing seemingly mundane drills. Cheers were heard for each layup made. Missed shots weren't accompanied by groans, but encouragement. Pitman senior Kellie Crispin was leading the drills and cheers. One wouldn't know on the surface that this has been a difficult season for Pitman. A year after failing to qualify for the Group 1 playoffs by one game and finishing 10-13, Pitman is undergoing major rebuilding. The 5-foot-8 Crispin was the only returning starter from last year, and the Panthers have paid for their inexperience.
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February 10, 2002 | By Marc Narducci INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
They were small-town heroes who advanced to bigger stages in larger cities, but Pitman High graduates Joe and Jon Crispin have never forgotten their roots. The admiration and appreciation that the Pitman community has shown for the Crispins was on display yesterday when the school retired the uniform numbers of its two all-time scoring leaders. Joe Crispin, who wore No. 3, and Jon, who wore No. 5, were honored in a ceremony following the girls' basketball game between Pitman and Audubon yesterday.
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March 24, 2001 | By Ray Parrillo INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Joe Crispin's face was red from exertion, and contorted by anguish, as he glumly walked off the Georgia Dome floor at halftime. His Penn State teammates were several yards in front of him, but he couldn't catch up to them because there was a 69-year-old man doing a casual gait just in front of him. The symbolism couldn't have been more poignant. The 69-year-old man was Temple coach John Chaney, the architect of the aggressive matchup-zone defense. It was a defense that swallowed Crispin, his brother, Jon, and every other Nittany Lion coach Jerry Dunn had at his disposal as Temple captured an overwhelming 84-72 victory in the NCAA tournament South Regional semifinals.
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March 23, 2001 | by Mike Kern Daily News Sports Writer
John Chaney always has embraced the underdog role as if it were a South Philly pork sandwich. Tell him he's not supposed to do something, and he gobbles it up. Pickles and all. This Temple team wasn't supposed to make a 12th consecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament. Once the Owls did, not too many folks gave them much chance to get through the opening weekend. Yet here they are, in the Sweet 16 for the second time in three seasons, and fifth time since 1988. It doesn't have to compute.
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March 21, 2001 | by Bill Fleischman Daily News Sports Writer
As unaccustomed as Penn State is to bouncing into the Sweet 16, it's understandable how much the players are enjoying the experience. But they haven't lost sight of their mission: beat Temple on Friday night in Atlanta, and advance to the NCAA South Regional final. "We want to enjoy it," senior Joe Crispin said yesterday, "but we don't want to step back and think about what making the Sweet 16 means to the program. We, as a team, have a lot of fun, but there's a focus there. " This is the first time Penn State has won two games in an NCAA Tournament since 1954, when it reached the Final Four.
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March 19, 2001 | By Mike Jensen INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The last chant heard yesterday at the Louisiana Superdome: "WE . . . ARE . . . PENN STATE. " It is time that the hoops world recognized that school as a force this season. The Nittany Lions had already beaten defending national champion Michigan State. They had won at Kentucky's Rupp Arena. Yet it still seemed like a shocker when they added their biggest skin yet, dumping North Carolina out of the NCAA tournament, and holding the Tar Heels' all-American guard to a career-low six points.
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