December 19, 2013 |
A LITTLE unconventional thinking and a lot of Jamaal Charles made for a spectacular early Christmas gift for Larry Seigle, of Newtown. Seigle had two qualifying spots in the DraftStreet.com fantasy football championship over the weekend and captured the grand prize of $1 million, thanks largely to Charles' five-touchdown performance on Sunday. While all the other contestants took advantage of DraftStreet's offer to fly to Las Vegas for the weekend, Seigle, 25, declined. "I don't drink or party or anything like that," said the 25-year-old.
December 8, 2013 |
PHILADELPHIA The president and CEO of the Urban League of Philadelphia, Patricia A. Coulter, is stepping down in June after 13 years, a tenure in which she raised the organization's profile and oversaw the move of its headquarters from North Philadelphia to Center City. Coulter, who said she was leaving to be closer to her family, said Wednesday that she would serve through the end of 2014 as a consultant for the Philadelphia chapter of the national organization, founded in 1910 to promote civil rights and economic empowerment among African Americans.
December 5, 2013 |
OFFICIATING REMAINED a hot topic yesterday at NovaCare, in the wake of Arizona coach Bruce Arians saying Monday that he was sending "about 15" plays for the league to review from Sunday's loss to the Eagles. Eagles defensive coordinator Bill Davis talked of getting a feel for how each crew is calling a game. "It's very obvious right now with all the games that have been played . . . the offensive players and the defensive players are allowed to have a little bit more contact," Davis said.
December 3, 2013 |
CITY LEAGUES' schools scored a clean sweep over the weekend as Imhotep, Archbishop Wood and St. Joseph's Prep notched PIAA quarterfinal football victories with relative degrees of domination. The AA Panthers blanked Catasauqua, 49-0, and at 3 p.m. on Saturday at Governor Mifflin High School in Shillington, Pa., will face Berks Catholic, which sacked Troy, 33-6. The District 3 Saints (14-0) feature a potent rushing attack with 59 rushing touchdowns this season. Deandre Scott, an Arizona State commit, sparked the Panthers (11-2)
December 3, 2013 |
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - Hollis Thompson made his first career start for the 76ers on Sunday. The rookie started in place of James Anderson at shooting guard in the game against the Detroit Pistons at the Palace of Auburn Hills. He finished with six points and six rebounds. Coach Brett Brown informed Thompson of the news an hour before the game. Anderson had struggled lately, making just 2 of 19 three-pointers in the three games before Sunday's. Brown said he inserted Thompson for defensive purposes.
November 25, 2013 |
In the 149th meeting of college football's most-played rivalry, Lafayette (5-6, 4-1) routed No. 17 Lehigh, 50-28, in Bethlehem, Pa., on Saturday to claim the Patriot League title. Lafayette, which opened the season by losing five of its first six games but has since won four of its last five, captured its first league title since 2006 and seventh overall. The Leopards also gained the league's automatic bid to the FCS playoffs, where they will be the first sub-.500 qualifier since the playoffs began in 1978.
November 21, 2013 |
HERE'S OUR annual list of city-leagues players deserving of attention from Division I recruiters, compiled with help from coaches. Players with expanded info are considered I-A prospects. Those in the "others" category are more likely better fits for I-AA. *Indicates Ivy League academic credentials. Comments are based on personal observations and coaches' insights. All players are listed by current position. OFFENSIVE PLAYERS CENTERS The Best: None.
November 16, 2013 |
As a sophomore in high school, Delaware 87ers guard Aquille Carr turned down a $750,000 contract offer from Lottomatica Virtus Roma, the same Italian League team that had signed Detroit Pistons guard Brandon Jennings. The Sevens' first pick in the NBA Development League draft, Norvel Pelle, said he could have played college basketball anywhere he wanted. But ultimately, both players will begin their professional careers in Delaware playing for the 76ers' D-League affiliate. "It was a hard decision," Pelle said.
November 11, 2013 |
Billy Ragone stood a yard deep in his end zone at Franklin Field, hands at his hips, staring up the field. The Penn quarterback's final pass of the afternoon had just landed in the same place as too many of the previous ones: in the hands of a Princeton defender. Princeton took advantage of six turnovers on Saturday to beat Penn, 38-26, and all but end the Quakers' hopes of defending their Ivy League title and winning a fourth championship in the last five years. Princeton (7-1, 5-0)
November 1, 2013 |
For three straight years, the Cardinal O'Hara field hockey team had to watch while Archbishop Carroll celebrated a Catholic League title. Wednesday night, the Lions made sure they didn't have to do it again. Sarah Quintus scored off a corner 1 minute, 3 seconds into overtime, and O'Hara knocked off Carroll, 2-1, in the league final at Neumann University. Carroll had won four straight championships and had defeated O'Hara in the last three finals. O'Hara's Bridget Egan opened the scoring midway through the second half.