May 6, 2015 |
Penn received an at-large bid to the NCAA women's lacrosse Division I tournament on Sunday night. The Quakers (13-4) will play Albany (14-4) on Friday at 2 p.m. in Syracuse, N.Y. It will be the Quakers' ninth straight appearance in the NCAA tournament. The Final Four will take place May 22 and 24 at PPL Park. In the women's Division III tournament, Cabrini will play Fairleigh Dickinson-Florham on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Gettysburg College. The Division III Final Four is May 23-24 at PPL Park.
April 17, 2015 |
WHEN Brent Celek shows up at the Linc on Sunday morning, he won't be there to play, or even to practice. He will, however, be there to work. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Birds' hunky tight end will be slinging sammies in lot K of Lincoln Financial Field. He's taking part in the Linc's debut "Flight Market. " The event is a daytime version of the Food Trust's always-packed, four-Thursdays-a-year Night Markets, wherein local gourmet trucks alight on a Philly neighborhood and foodies stand in line in a pay-as-you-go pig-out.
March 13, 2015 |
YESTERDAY'S NEWS conference at Lincoln Financial Field mainly served to make an official announcement of something that was already well-known: Philadelphia will host the CONCACAF Gold Cup final on July 26, and the third-place game on July 25. But the event still didn't lack for spectacle. Mayor Nutter joined CONCACAF president Jeffrey Webb and general secretary Enrique Sanz, Eagles president Don Smolenski, and Union CEO Nick Sakiewicz on stage. The seats in front of them were taken by national team coaches from across the region, including U.S. manager Jurgen Klinsmann and Mexico's Miguel Herrera.
February 20, 2015
TEMPLE'S football team, which went from 2-10 in 2013 to 6-6 last season (4-4 in the American Conference), will open and close at home this year. The Owls start on Sept. 5 against Penn State (7-6) in Lincoln Financial Field. And their final two games - Nov. 21 against defending champion Memphis (10-3) and Nov. 28 with Connecticut (2-10) - are also at the Linc. They will, of course, try to beat Penn State for the first time since 1941. Their next three games are on the road: at Cincinnati (9-4)
December 16, 2014 |
Jeremy Maclin caught the ball and turned around with an airplane strip's worth of green in front of him, and the ground at Lincoln Financial Field seemed to tilt, as if he were suddenly running downhill. Maclin weaved to the middle of the field and back toward the sideline, his fellow wide receiver Jordan Matthews running interference for him throughout the 72-yard journey, until Maclin's right elbow landed on the Cowboys' 1-yard line. The Eagles scored a touchdown on the next play. After spotting the Cowboys a 21-point lead, they trailed by four.
December 10, 2014 |
After Widener University was hammered 45-7 by Linfield College of Oregon in a NCAA Division III national quarterfinal game Saturday afternoon in nearby Chester, Pride coach Mike Kelly took a shot at the head coach of the Eagles, who had allowed Linfield to prepare at the NFL team's practice facility. "Make sure you put in the paper that we thank Chip Kelly and I hope the Seahawks do well tomorrow," Mike Kelly said. "He was helping them out. Maybe somebody in Philadelphia ought to buy him a map so he knows where he lives now. But, go Seahawks.
December 10, 2014 |
AFTER ALL the media attention both locally and nationally, Mo'ne Davis isn't tired of it yet. Speaking to reporters at Lincoln Financial Field yesterday, Davis said only one thing bothered her. "The lights are pretty bright, but I don't really mind," Davis said, camera lights shining in her eyes. The latest accolade in a year full of them came last week when Sports Illustrated Kids named her its Sports Kid of the Year. And yesterday, they celebrated. Joining Davis in the SCA Club at the Linc were 150 of her Springside Chestnut Hill Academy classmates, her Taney Dragons and Anderson Monarch baseball teammates and a few celebrities - including Mayor Nutter.
December 9, 2014 |
It should have been one of his greatest moments as an Eagle. But LeSean McCoy will remember the day he became the franchise's all-time leading rusher in a much different way. "I didn't play well at all," McCoy said. "It was probably one of my worst games . . . since being here. " McCoy fumbled on the first play of the second half, giving the Seahawks a short field to punch it in on their way to a 24-14 win Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field. He wasn't in much of a celebrating mood later in the third quarter, when a 4-yard run pushed him past Wilbert Montgomery and into the Eagles record book.
November 26, 2014 |
IF HISTORY can be any indicator, at least recent history, Temple is well-prepared to take on the offensive juggernaut coming to Lincoln Financial Field on Saturday. The Owls took care of then-No. 21 East Carolina on Nov. 1, limiting the Pirates - who were averaging a league-best 36 points - to just 10 points. Temple narrowly lost to American Conference leader and offensive powerhouse Memphis, 16-13, on a last-second field goal earlier this month. And on Saturday, the Owls - one win away from becoming bowl-eligible - host Cincinnati, the top scoring offense in the league.
November 12, 2014 |
For weeks, the reports about Jordan Matthews in training camp were breathless. It was hard for sportswriters to catch themselves from overhyping a rookie wide receiver who hadn't even faced NFL competition and was still running with the second-team offense. But Matthews had his second-team quarterback throwing to him for the first full game of this season on Monday night, and with Mark Sanchez on the passing end, the rookie receiver had a breakout performance in the Eagles' 45-21 shellacking of the Panthers at Lincoln Financial Field.