January 27, 2015 |
George Washington High's Shareef Miller, a hard-charging defensive end with a quick first step, committed Sunday to play at Penn State while on an official visit to State College. The 6-foot-5, 230-pound senior, a three-star recruit according to Rivals.com, chose the Nittany Lions over runner-up Pittsburgh, Arizona State, Florida, Miami, Rutgers, and Temple, among others. "He wanted to stay pretty close to home," said Ron Cohen, Washington's recently retired coach. "He likes it at Penn State.
December 11, 2014 |
STATE COLLEGE - After defeating Temple on Nov. 15, Penn State became bowl-eligible, and from that point forward, the question of where the Nittany Lions would go in their first postseason opportunity since 2011 was a waiting game. First-year head coach James Franklin, athletic director Sandy Barbour and the rest of the Lions found out on Sunday that Penn State (6-6, 2-6 Big Ten) is Big Apple-bound, slated to play Boston College (7-5, 4-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) in the Pinstripe Bowl on Dec. 27 at Yankee Stadium.
June 5, 2013 |
Against the odds, Winfred Surrency, former Marine and a heroin addict, survived 20 years living inside appliance boxes or on grates on Philadelphia's streets. Now, with the help of local agencies and the federal government, Surrency, a battered 59, lives in a single-bedroom apartment in East Oak Lane, grateful for walls, furniture, and life. Sweet-natured but tough, he once foiled a robbery at a Center City Starbucks, and now grateful baristas supply him with free one-pound bags of Dark Sumatra and other coffees every week.
April 23, 2013 |
Former Lower Merion forward Darryl Reynolds committed to Villanova Tuesday afternoon. The 6-foot-8 forward spent the last season at Worcester (Mass.) Academy after his senior year with the Aces. Along with Villanova, Reynolds considered Seton Hall, South Carolina and Utah. He made an official visit to Villanova earlier this month. Reynolds is a three-star recruit according to ESPN.
February 5, 2013 |
Imhotep Charter's Najee Goode, a speedy cornerback and kick returner, has committed to play at the University of Maine. The 5-foot-10, 170-pound senior took an official visit to the school last weekend. "I really had a good relationship with the coaching staff," he said. "I like the location. I'll be away from the city and able to just focus on football and academics. " Goode, who lives near 24th and Diamond Streets in North Philadelphia, also received interest from Ball State, Buffalo, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Old Dominion, and Towson.
January 16, 2013 |
Linebacker Jonathan Walton, who had committed to Penn State last month after an official visit, has backed off his commitment, according to a report by South Carolina's GoUpstate.com. The 6-foot, 230-pound Walton, of Daphne, Ala., made an official visit last weekend to Tennessee and has visits scheduled to Southern California and Auburn in the next two weekends. He also has traveled to Minnesota. "I feel indecisive," Walton told GoUpstate.com. "I'm just weighing them out right now. Penn State is still in the mix. I just want to make my choice and stick with it. I'll waiting until signing day [Feb.
November 30, 2012 |
Episcopal Academy used a balanced effort on Thursday to start its season off on the right foot, beating visiting Abington Friends, 42-31, in a nonleague boys' basketball game. Markuan Stutts just missed a double-double, picking up nine points and eight rebounds. Connor Martin also had nine points. Matt Angelos and Chris McNeal added eight points apiece. The Churchmen, who had seven team assists, took control with a 15-7 advantage in the third quarter. In other nonleague action: Karonn Davis and Jonathan Lawton each scored 20 points as Friends' Central turned back visiting Malvern Prep, 58-46.
November 20, 2012 |
ROUND TWO of the Brandon Austin Sweepstakes has been completed and the winner is . . . Providence. Austin, a 6-7, 175-pound senior point guard at Imhotep Charter, Monday made an oral commitment to the Friars while adding that he intends to sign a letter of intent by the end of the early signing period this Wednesday. Austin committed to Penn State last February, then put himself back on the market in July. "I'm really happy for Brandon and his family," said Imhotep coach Andre Noble.
October 27, 2012 |
Ja'Quan Newton received a call from his Neumann-Goretti coach Sunday. Larry Brown would be visiting him at school Monday. With the visit came a scholarship offer, and Newton became the first area player this season to be targeted by the former 76ers coach. Now in his first year at Southern Methodist, Brown met Newton while he was an unofficial adviser at Villanova. The Wildcats were one of Newton's first offers, and they have long been after him. "At the end of the day, [recruiting]
October 26, 2012 |
Ja'Quan Newton received a call from his Neumann-Goretti coach Sunday. Larry Brown would be visiting him at school Monday. With the visit came a scholarship offer, and Newton became the first area player this year to be targeted by Brown, the former 76ers head coach. Now in his first year at Southern Methodist, Brown met Newton while he was an unofficial adviser at Villanova. The Wildcats were one of Newton's first offers and they have long been after him. "At the end of the day, [recruiting]