June 9, 2013 |
With the demise of the gritty, old-fashioned cop show Southland , TNT's dramatic lineup has been left with a gaping hole that may be impossible to fill - especially if the cabler's new procedural, King & Maxwell , is any indication. Starring Jon Tenney ( The Closer ) and X-Men 's Rebecca Romijn, it premieres at 10 p.m. Monday. It's one of three new basic cable shows, including Sinbad and Primeval: New World , a pair of family fantasy adventure series on Syfy that premiere Saturday at 9 and 10 p.m. respectively.
March 2, 2013
Harrah's Resort Atlantic City is set to host the 76th Annual Maxwell Football Club awards ceremony on Friday. Manti Te'o of Notre Dame will be presented with both the Maxwell Award as the collegiate player of the year and the Chuck Bednarik Award as the collegiate defensive player of the year. It is the first time in the Maxwell Club's 76-year history that a player has won both awards. Here are the other award winners: George Munger award for college coach of the year: Bill O'Brien, Penn State.
January 17, 2013
The awards are piling up for Archbishop Wood's Fran Walsh. The senior two-way lineman received the Robert W. Maxwell Memorial Football Club's Jim Henry Award on Wednesday morning at an assembly in Wood's auditorium. Last Thursday, the 6-foot-1, 240-pound senior was selected as the Maxwell Club's high school player of the year for Pennsylvania. The Jim Henry Award is given annually to the Pennsylvania or New Jersey high school player who excels in both athletics and academics, and serves his school and community.
December 24, 2012
RON JAWORSKI and the Maxwell Football Club should be ashamed of themselves. In November 2011, the club wrongly removed coach Joe Paterno's name from the Coach of the Year Award, citing the Jerry Sandusky scandal as the reason and wrongly blaming Paterno for the crimes. It was as if the head coach himself was the pedophile instead of Sandusky. Now, this hypocritical organization has announced its awards for the 2012 season and look who some of the winners are: Coach of the Year - Penn State's Bill O'Brien.
December 21, 2012 |
Bill O'Brien, who took over a Penn State program that appeared headed to oblivion and steered the Nittany Lions to a surprisingly successful season, was named coach of the year Wednesday by the Maxwell Football Club. O'Brien, then the New England Patriots offensive coordinator, was hired as Joe Paterno's successor in January, two months after the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse scandal broke and a month before Paterno's death. He took a demoralized team, diminished by harsh NCAA penalties and the transfers of several key players, and despite an 0-2 start transformed it into one of the Big Ten's best.
December 20, 2012 |
STATE COLLEGE - After an 8-4 season despite unprecedented adversity, Penn State's Bill O'Brien was named the Maxwell Football Club's Collegiate Coach of the Year Wednesday. This is the second national honor for the first-year head coach, who took over a program that had been heavily sanctioned after the Jerry Sandusky scandal. O'Brien, who was also named ESPN Coach of the Year, will be honored by the Maxwell Club on March 1 at Harrah's Atlantic City Resort. "Coach O'Brien has engineered a tremendous season for the Penn State football program while overcoming obstacles that many considered to be insurmountable," Mark Wolpert, Maxwell Football Club executive director, said in a statement.
December 7, 2012 |
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o won the Maxwell Award, given to the nation's most outstanding player, on Thursday night. Te'o beat out finalists and quarterbacks Johnny Manziel from Texas A&M and Collin Klein from Kansas State. He is the first defensive player to win the award since 1980, ending a string of nine straight quarterbacks. It's the sixth national award that Te'o has won since the end of the regular season. The Fighting Irish senior also won the Bednarik Award, Butkus Award, Bronko Nagurski Trophy, Lombardi Award, and Walter Camp national player of the year award.
December 4, 2012 |
My recent column on push-ups, in which orthopedic surgeon John Fenlin of the Rothman Institute tossed a hand grenade by recommending that people over 40 stop doing body-weight exercises such as push-ups, pull-ups, and dips, generated a huge response from readers. Many were alarmed by his warning and wanted guidance about sensible ways to adapt push-ups so they're less perilous, as well as advice about suitable substitutes. But others objected to Fenlin's counsel, claiming that body-weight exercises are an important and valuable part of their fitness regimen that pose little danger if executed carefully and properly.
August 3, 2012 |
THE LIZZIE Borden murder case is an American legend immortalized in rhyme: Borden would forever be remembered as the privileged New Englander who "took an ax, and gave her mother forty whacks; when she had seen what she had done, she gave her father forty-one. " Germantown's Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion celebrates the 120th anniversary of the Borden murders with a reading of Sharon Pollock's psychological murder mystery "Blood Relations," a speculative play exploring the uncertainties surrounding the case.
June 8, 2012 |
From noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, families can enjoy an Old Fashioned Picnic and Victorian festivities at Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion in West Germantown. Kids can have their faces painted, play croquet, go on a scavenger hunt, and throw a ring to win prizes. At a duck hunt game, toddlers can fish for rubber princess and pirate ducks in a small blow-up pond. Eric Geoffrey of the Give & Take Jugglers will juggle and ride a unicycle. Foods made famous during the Victorian era such as hot dogs, root beer, and ice cream sundaes will be sold.