March 6, 2016 |
The football players at Conestoga High School had a nickname for the rituals they performed each week, according to prosecutors. No-Gay Thursday. Some players avoided the locker room that day, when players considered certain sexual behavior permissible. The hazing at the elite Chester County public school, routinely ranked near the top academically in national ratings, escalated into assault one day last fall, authorities said Friday. Three seniors, including a team captain, grabbed a freshman they didn't like, who was trying to leave the locker room during a hazing ritual.
May 9, 2016 |
When rookie head coach Andy Reid signed veteran backup Doug Pederson in 1999 and immediately installed him as the Eagles starting quarterback, come hell or high draft pick, Reid's mentor, Mike Holmgren, shook his head. "That can wreck your team," Holmgren, the Green Bay coach, said. Jobs aren't supposed to be handed out in March or April. Players in the locker room like to believe in a meritocracy, particularly if the lack of one might cost them a football game. Plus, how can the fans accept a starter - and not call for his highly anticipated replacement - when it doesn't appear the guy had to earn the position?
December 8, 2015 |
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - After it was over, everybody wanted to know what it said about this Eagles team. That's how it goes in these parts. Every final score has to be a referendum of some sort. Chip Kelly said it best the last time the Eagles won a game. You don't know what one week's result says about your team until the next week. When the Eagles beat the Cowboys a month ago, it looked like a turning point. One week later, it looked like it was not. Same goes for Thanksgiving Day: a third straight loss, a second straight game allowing 40-plus points, a team that looked like one of those fried turkey accidents you always read about.
April 7, 2016 |
HOUSTON - The Villanova players briefly barred their coaches and managers from the locker room at halftime of Monday night's NCAA championship game. They were very unhappy with their defense, which allowed North Carolina to shoot 53.6 percent and score 39 points. They wanted to have an honest discussion without any outside influences. "We did something we don't normally do," senior Daniel Ochefu said. "We asked everybody, all the managers, all the coaches, everybody to leave the locker room.
May 11, 2016 |
Sam Bradford's stalemate with the Eagles ended Monday when the disgruntled quarterback reported to the team's offseason program after skipping the last two weeks. Bradford was unhappy after the team's trade for the No. 2 overall pick to draft Carson Wentz. He skipped voluntary workouts and wanted to be traded. The Eagles have said they want and expect Bradford to remain in Philadelphia, and with no apparent alternative, Bradford returned to the team. "I'm excited to be back on the field today with my teammates and coaches," Bradford said in a statement through his agency.
June 30, 2010
10 tonight CHANNEL 3 When a beautiful star quarterback in the Lingerie Football League is murdered in a locker room with traces of lidocaine in her system, Mac (Gary Sinise, right) and the CSIs are summoned.
March 15, 2016 |
The allegations were horrific: Two football players at an academically elite high school held down a smaller freshman teammate trying to escape a hazing ritual, while a third used a broom handle to penetrate the younger boy's rectum. The three Conestoga High School students were charged with assault, unlawful restraint, and other counts - but not hazing. The lack of a hazing charge was the result of a "glaring omission" in state law, said Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan.
July 1, 1990 |
BREAKING GROUND for an expansion at the Yellin School in Stratford is Arnold Wiseman, principal there for 27 years. The project will include art facilities as well as a "gymnatorium" with a locker room. The school covers grades four through eight.
July 8, 2009 |
"My parents were immigrants, and my father worked in a factory. That's why I appreciate Temple's populist mission so much," George Edberg-Olson said in 2000. "I'm not a wealthy man, but clearly Temple University enabled me to progress in my life. " The occasion was the 2000 opening of Edberg-Olson Hall, Temple's football training headquarters at 11th and Diamond Streets, for which he contributed $1 million of the estimated $7 million construction cost. On Monday, Dr. Edberg-Olson, 84, a former professor of Spanish at Temple, died of complications from Alzheimer's disease at the Artman Lutheran Home in Ambler, where he had resided for the last five years.