January 31, 2014 |
JERSEY CITY, N.J. - A lot of Eagles fans wondered aloud this season how much better Chip Kelly's high-powered offense might have been with the injured Jeremy Maclin mixed in among the wide receivers. Here's one obvious answer: not nearly as good as Peyton Manning and his cast of dynamic wide receivers with the Denver Broncos. This, of course, will forever be known as The Season of Peyton. It will be his name next to the NFL-record 55 touchdown passes and the 5,477 passing yards. With a win in the Super Bowl on Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks at MetLife Stadium, he will have completed the greatest season by any quarterback in the league's history.
November 9, 2013 |
With hazing in the news because of the allegations about misconduct on the Miami Dolphins, Eagles coach Chip Kelly described a stance that would suggest a hard line against such behavior. The Eagles don't even have a rookie show, when rookies perform a skit for their teammates. Kelly said the most they do is on a scale of young offensive linemen stocking water bottles in the line's meeting room. Linebacker Mychal Kendricks said he had to pay for some team dinners last season.
October 24, 2013 |
JUST AFTER 6 o'clock on Monday night, about a dozen people were scattered around the meeting room at the Chestnut Hill Friends Meetinghouse, laying on their backs, staring at the ceiling. They stretched out on yoga mats and padded benches in the minimalist, white-walled room, waiting for sunset. The retractable roof opened, exposing the meetinghouse to the elements and providing its inhabitants an unobstructed view of the sky. Then the lights began, multicolored hues that circled the opening in the vaulted ceiling as part of an art installation titled "Greet the Light," which artist James Turrell calls a "skyspace.
August 25, 2013 |
Stately and welcoming, fronted by a glass-enclosed portico and topped by a widow's walk, the Victorian landmark known for generations as the Mount Holly Library ceased, on Friday, to be. So, why was everybody inside smiling, clapping, and shaking hands? Because this architectural gem on High Street, whose survival had seemed precarious for years, had just come into the possession and protection of Burlington County, which will turn it into a history museum and "lyceum. " "This is a pretty historic event in a pretty historic building," Freeholder Director Joseph Donnelly told the 30 people perched on Windsor chairs in the ground-floor meeting room.
August 5, 2013 |
The two people battling to be the 2013 starting quarterback for Penn State have never have taken a snap in a big-time college football game. That might leave some head coaches apprehensive, but not Bill O'Brien. O'Brien, who will lead the Nittany Lions into Monday's opening day of preseason practice, is excited about working with the quarterbacks, sophomore Tyler Ferguson and freshman Christian Hackenberg. He loves being able to "mold" each player, not just in terms of mechanics and fundamentals but in being a leader.
June 12, 2013 |
It started in late 2011, when four high school students started holding informal mentoring sessions with younger students in Camden. Within a few weeks, the talks that Zaire Martin and three classmates were having with younger students started paying off, prompting teachers at Dudley Elementary School in East Camden to encourage the high school students to keep the meetings going. "The teachers kind of pointed it out that they actually listened to us," said Martin, 18. The mentoring group, "Child of Mine," started with those informal sessions and quickly transformed into a group that works with six seventh and eighth grade students at Dudley.
June 15, 2012 |
TRENTON — William Scott Jr. was concerned about a housing development being built near his Montclair home by a politically connected nonprofit. He filed an open records request to try to figure out how the nonprofit secured a big government construction grant from Essex County, even though it applied past the deadline. His request was rejected by the county. So he appealed to the New Jersey Government Records Council (GRC), which hears such cases. Twenty-one months later, he watched as the GRC voted on his case in a meeting room in Trenton.
May 13, 2012 |
While it's nice, Temple's Edberg-Olson Hall isn't on par with some of the nation's premier college football practice facilities. But once the $10 million expansion and renovations are completed July 1, there likely will be plenty of satisfied people at 10th and Diamond Streets. The upgrade "is twofold," Owls coach Steve Addazio said Friday amid the construction. "It's got a big effect on recruiting. But it's also functionality. You need a state-of-the-art training room to give your players the best opportunity for rehab and to be able to come back from injuries and protect their bodies.
March 23, 2012 |
CALL IT what you want - a clearing of the air, a cleansing of the soul, a blackboard session - the 76ers and their coaches met yesterday for close to an hour at their practice facility at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine to discuss the differences in the team that started the season with a 20-9 record and the one that has won just six of its last 18 games. After Wednesday night's loss to the New York Knicks, coach Doug Collins wouldn't pinpoint any reason for the recent skid, particularly when asked about his use of Evan Turner.