December 30, 2014 |
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Two years ago almost to the day, the Eagles arrived here to play a "meaningless" game, or one without playoff implications, if you will. They had collapsed long before this year's team had its three-game meltdown, but the Eagles had something to play for in Andy Reid's last game as coach. They could have sent him out with a win. Instead they delivered a dud and lost, 42-7. The circumstances on Sunday were far different, but the meaningless game part was not. Chip Kelly never entertained the idea of resting certain starters to see how some younger players would fare under the lights.
October 8, 1991 |
Simon Gratz High's football team, which is scuffling on the field this season (0-2 record, outscored by 48-8), had to scuffle in the locker room yesterday. Saturday night, according to coach Rich Kozlowski, thieves broke into Marcus Foster Memorial Stadium and helped themselves to equipment. Today's junior varsity game against John Bartram has been canceled. The varsity will still play Saturday's 2 p.m. homecoming game against Germantown. "We did lose 23 helmets, maybe 12 to 15 shoulder pads and all the footballs," Kozlowski said.
August 28, 2005 |
For years it has stood on a hill off East Lake Drive in Audubon, a monument of sorts overlooking Camden County's Haddon Lake Park. But this is one monument that Audubon commissioners don't want to keep. "The sooner we can tear it down, the better off it will be for the residents of Audubon," Mayor Anthony Pugliese said. What Pugliese was referring to is a locker room, a one-story fieldstone building built for the county, a structure that still has its separately labeled entrances, "women" and "men," and a window for concessions.
August 31, 2000 |
Who are the Eagles, this group that has an all-access pass to your heart for the next four months? Fair question. They are quite interesting, actually. Their $54 million quarterback, Donovan McNabb, drives a Chrysler, while their cornrow-haired defensive end, Hugh Douglas, sports a silver BMW. And a Viper. And a BMW truck. And . . . well, you get the point. They have a little guy named David Akers who spent the summer practicing jujitsu because someone said it would help him kick the ball a little better.
October 11, 2009 |
You've seen it in the movies a hundred times. The downtrodden, dead-in-the-water, underdog football team lumbers into the locker room trailing at halftime. They players are dirty, they're tired, and they know they have no shot. Suddenly, a coach or player springs to his feet and, with a profound revelation or a few inspirational words of wisdom, wills the team to victory. But does that really happen? Can the outcome of a game really be altered just by one coach or player inspiring his team before the third quarter?
January 31, 1998 |
A Cumberland County grand jury has indicted Peter Henriques in the murder last spring of classmate Nielsa Mason at their high school in Upper Deerfield Township. The indictment was returned Thursday, more than a month after a county Superior Court judge ruled that Henriques, 17, of Fairfield Township, would be tried as an adult instead of as a juvenile. If convicted of first-degree murder, Henriques could be sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 30 years. Cumberland County Prosecutor Arthur J. Marchand, who had pushed for adult status, said yesterday that a trial date had not been scheduled.
April 18, 1994 |
And now, a moment for male bonding, guys talking to guys, about women. You might even want to bring this page into the locker room. The guys in question would like that. After all, they're college men. Frat guys, athletes - the self-proclaimed "Real Men of Rutgers. " Let's listen to what they say about the other 50 percent of the population: "Wake up, people! A partner is not an object to possess or abuse. " And: "It is up to men to ensure that sexual assaults no longer take place.
May 16, 1997 |
The 16-year-old sophomore whose body was discovered in the Cumberland Regional High School boys' locker room last month was strangled and beaten, officials said yesterday. According to Cumberland County Prosecutor Arthur Marchand, an autopsy revealed that blunt trauma to the head, neck and abdomen, along with manual strangulation, was the cause of Nielsa Mason's death. Marchand said there was also a puncture wound in the victim's neck, but no evidence to support authorities' initial belief that it was the fatal wound.
January 16, 1999 |
Minutes after Nielsa Mason was last seen alive, a "startled" Peter Henriques was seen leaving the boys' locker room, according to testimony yesterday from a teen who had been playing basketball at Cumberland Regional High School that day. Moments later, Nick Demianczuk noticed a pair of legs sticking out from beneath a shower partition. "I happened to glance into the shower room," said Demianczuk, then 19, of Bridgeton, who had gone to Cumberland Regional with several friends for a pick-up game.
July 29, 1997 |
It was family night at Lower Makefield's Pennwood Middle School pool, and a children's diving class was about to let out. Twenty boys, ages 7 to 15, were about to swarm into the locker room, shake out their sopping heads, and change into street clothes, when two men, dressing for their swim, noticed what seemed like a gleam coming from under a folded towel on one of the benches. They looked and discovered a video camera. Someone had cut a hole in a camera case, aimed the lens at the changing area, and set the tape to record, they said.