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May 31, 2014 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
The 20th annual All City Classic, featuring the area's top high school boys' basketball talent, will tip off at 6:30 Friday night at Girard College. The showcase includes three games, organized by grade. The junior game will feature Archbishop Carroll's Derrick Jones and the Math, Civics and Sciences duo of Samir Doughty and Mike Watkins. Jones, a 6-foot-6 forward, averaged 16 points last season. The athletic dunker has scholarship offers from Arizona, Kansas, Kentucky, and others.
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May 30, 2014 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
Needy Philadelphia public school graduates who want to attend Pennsylvania State University could get a boost from a new scholarship fund. Philadelphia-area philanthropist Brook J. Lenfest has pledged $7 million to establish the scholarship endowment, the university said this week. The gift expands on existing scholarship support that Lenfest has provided the last decade to Philadelphia public school students attending Penn State. "No hardworking student should be prevented from receiving a college degree because they cannot pay," said Lenfest, chairman of communications service provider NetCarrier Inc. and a real estate investor and developer.
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May 23, 2014 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writer farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
WHILE ATTORNEYS for men connected to the Jerry Sandusky case advocated for their clients' reputations in a City Hall courtroom yesterday, veterans without jobs or housing fought in a very different way for their reputations at a Veterans Resource Fair six floors below in City Hall's courtyard. The sounds of former soldiers looking for work carried up those six floors and into the fancy courtroom, at times drowning out the voices of lawyers for former Penn State University president Graham Spanier and former FBI director Louis Freeh.
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May 22, 2014 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
Universities nationwide must rethink how they investigate and rule on sexual-assault complaints, because the current system isn't working, Pennsylvania State University's new president said Tuesday. Schools often use judicial or "honor boards," which can include students and others who are not adequately trained, to hear sexual assault cases and rule on whether the victim or the alleged perpetrator is telling the truth, said Eric J. Barron. Schools in effect are being asked to do a job normally left to the courts, he said.
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May 18, 2014 | By Jake Kaplan, Daily News Staff Writer
FOUR MONTHS after his college coach of 3 years left Vanderbilt for Penn State, Jordan Matthews finds himself in the same state as the man who helped him break several SEC receiving records. In James Franklin, Matthews said, Penn State has "one of the most high-energy coaches probably in the whole country. " "He doesn't take days off," said Matthews, the Eagles' second-round draft pick (42nd overall). "When he says he's crazy and he's psycho about football, he's not lying. " Some players might have to adjust to Franklin, Matthews said, because "he's going to bring it every single day. " "And if he sees you dragging, he's going to ask you to pick it up. [He's]
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May 16, 2014 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
The NCAA released its 10th annual report on Academic Progress Rates on Wednesday, and Philadelphia-area universities scored well. "Across the board, we are trending pretty positively," said Justin Miller, director of Temple's Academic Advising and Support Center for student-athletes. "We have come a long way in all of our sports across the board. " The APR is based on a points system that rewards athletes for staying academically eligible and remaining in school. The report is a four-year compilation of data beginning with the 2009-2010 academic year.
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May 16, 2014 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Columnist
As you'd expect, most of the questions Tuesday night at the Penn State Coaches Caravan were for the new football coach, including the final one from a Nittany Lions fan at the Valley Forge Casino. A clean-shaven man asked James Franklin: How do you get your own head so smooth? "It's a process," Franklin told the crowd. "I'm a little bit of a perfectionist. " Franklin shaves it "every single morning" at 4:50 a.m., he said, splashing shaving cream all over the place. "It's got to be perfectly smooth in every direction.
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May 15, 2014 | BY JAKE KAPLAN, Daily News Staff Writer kaplanj@phillynews.com
JAMES FRANKLIN doesn't veil his affection for Jordan Matthews. The energetic first-year Penn State football coach went as far to say yesterday that he has a "man crush" on the Eagles' newest wide receiver. "He has all the physical things that are going to allow him to be successful at the next level," said Franklin, who coached Matthews the last three seasons at Vanderbilt. "The thing I'm most excited about is I know how driven that guy is. When your best player on your team is also your hardest-working guy, that's unbelievably valuable.
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May 15, 2014 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
For the first time since the NCAA imposed sanctions on Penn State nearly two years ago, the Nittany Lions have a full complement of 25 scholarships to give to the incoming freshman class of 2015. That still might not be enough for first-year coach James Franklin, who has gotten off to a quick start in recruiting, with oral commitments from 16 players. Because of NCAA sanctions from the Jerry Sandusky scandal, the Nittany Lions still will be five scholarships short of the maximum of 85 allowed to Division I teams in 2015.
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May 14, 2014
POS   PLAYER   HT.   WT.   HOMETOWN   HIGH SCHOOL LB   Josh Barajas*   6-3   210   Merrillville, Ind.   Andrean RB   Saquon Barkley*   5-11   195   Whitehall, Pa.   Whitehall OT   Ryan Bates*   6-5   282   Warminster   Archbishop Wood DE    Ryan Buchholz   6-6   235   Malvern   Great Valley DE   Kamonte Carter*   6-4   225   Gaithersburg, Md.   Gaithersburg...
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