November 1, 2013 |
STATE COLLEGE - Losing by a combined 88 points - yes, 88 - last Saturday there is some good news for Penn State and Illinois: One of them has to win this week. Coming off a 63-14 dismantling at the hands of No. 4 Ohio State, Penn State hosts a struggling Fighting Illini team that has lost four of its last five, most recently a 42-3 drubbing from No. 24 Michigan State on their home turf. Both teams will attempt to get off the mat at noon tomorrow in Beaver Stadium. The Nittany Lions (4-3, 1-2 Big Ten)
September 7, 2013 |
Something happens to Antoine White when the final bell rings at Millville High School on Friday afternoons in the fall. "I change," White said. For most of his life, the 6-foot-3, 270-pound White has been known as something of a gentle giant: soft-spoken, polite, personable. He's a top student who plans to graduate from Millville in December and enroll at Penn State in January, to get a jump on his college football career - and also on his quest for a degree in criminal justice.
August 26, 2013 |
St. Augustine Prep, Vineland, and Ocean City will move to the American Division in a realigned Cape-Atlantic League for the 2014 and '15 football seasons. The CAL will play the 2013 season under its current format, in which those three teams are in the less-competitive National Division. But starting next season, the league will realign based strictly on enrollment with one exception: Perennial power St. Joseph, the conference's smallest school, will remain in the American Division.
July 20, 2013 |
Jeanne Randolph Holmes, 79, of Lawnside, a public-school teacher in Camden, Cumberland and Salem Counties who was president of the New Jersey Federation of Colored Women's Clubs from 1979 to 1983, died of breast cancer Monday, July 15, at her home. A former member of the Lawnside Borough Council, she also served on the Camden County Planning Board. Born Lucy Jean Randolph but known as Jeanne, Mrs. Holmes grew up in Swedesboro and earned a bachelor's degree in education at Cheyney University.
July 13, 2013 |
The Big Ten on Thursday trotted out its football schedules for 2016 and 2017 marking the beginning of the new nine-game conference season, giving Penn State five home games in the even-numbered years and four in the odd-numbered seasons. With nine Big Ten games, the Nittany Lions will play the six other members of the conference's Eastern Division (Rutgers, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State) and three teams from the Western Division. The Lions will play at Rutgers on Nov. 19, 2016, and will host the Scarlet Knights on Nov. 11, 2017, at Beaver Stadium.
June 22, 2013
Two football players from South Jersey announced their college commitments Friday. Rodney Williams, a defensive back who will be a senior this fall at Cherry Hill West, committed to Syracuse. Gerald Owens, a running back who will be a senior at West Deptford, chose Michigan State. Williams visited Syracuse on Thursday and attended a camp run by Orange coaches. Syracuse projects him as a safety. Owens visited Michigan State in April. He ran for 3,325 yards and 53 touchdowns over the last two years, helping West Deptford to the South Jersey Group 2 title each season.
June 4, 2013 |
Penn State will open its 2015 football season at Lincoln Financial Field against Temple and will host Rutgers for the first time in 21 years. The Big Ten released its 2015 conference schedule yesterday. After the Sept. 5 game vs. Temple at the Linc, the Nittany Lions host Buffalo (Sept. 12), Rutgers (Sept. 19) and Indiana (Oct. 10); play at Ohio State (Oct. 17); vs. Maryland at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore (Oct. 24); host Illinois (Oct. 31); visit Northwestern (Nov. 7); host Michigan (Nov.
June 3, 2013 |
Wearing a faded blue University of Arizona cap pulled down low on his blond hair and a red Wildcats polo shirt to match, Nick Foles was just another fan in the crowd. The Eagles quarterback was at PPL Park on Saturday afternoon, supporting Arizona in the USA Sevens Collegiate Rugby Championships. "Anytime I can go watch my alma mater, it's pretty neat," Foles said. After attending Michigan State his freshman year, Foles transferred to Arizona and started 10 games as a sophomore.
May 16, 2013 |
IF THE Chicago Blackhawks-Detroit Red Wings rivalry is about to undergo a transformation, the Blackhawks want to have the final say. They got the first word. Johnny Oduya and Marcus Kruger scored in the third period, Corey Crawford made 20 saves and the Blackhawks beat the visiting Wings, 4-1, in the opener of their second-round Western Conference playoff series last night. Detroit moves to the Eastern Conference next season. "As happy as we are about going to the Eastern Conference, we are going to be giving up something that's pretty special," Wings forward Justin Abdelkader said.
May 16, 2013
Downingtown East senior Jay Harris will be pursuing a rap career instead of heading to Michigan State on a football scholarship. Sports, D3.