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SPORTS
May 8, 2016 | By Rick O'Brien, STAFF WRITER
It was a whirlwind of positive developments for Mark Webb. College football heavyweights Alabama, Georgia, and Iowa offered scholarships to the Archbishop Wood junior wide receiver on Monday. "That's a pretty good day's work," Wood coach Steve Devlin said. Webb's reaction? "I was surprised," he said. "I couldn't believe it. It was like a childhood dream. " A day earlier, the 6-foot-2, 202-pounder received an invitation to the Opening Finals, a showcase event for the nation's top prospects that is scheduled for July 5-10 at Nike Headquarters in Beaverton, Ore. Webb earned a golden-ticket invite to the Opening after his efforts at the Opening Regional last Sunday at the New York Jets practice facility in Florham Park, N.J. The 18-year-old from Mount Airy will be joined in Oregon by St. Joseph's Prep all-purpose back D'Andre Swift and Cherry Hill West cornerback Harrison Hand.
NEWS
May 7, 2016 | By Jeremy Roebuck and Susan Snyder, STAFF WRITERS
Pennsylvania State University paid settlements to end claims that Joe Paterno and other coaches at the school knew as early as the 1970s that Jerry Sandusky was assaulting children sexually, according to court filings and a person familiar with the payouts. One accuser was a child when he allegedly told Paterno in 1976 that Sandusky had molested him. Two assistant coaches witnessed Sandusky's misconduct with children in the 1980s, and a former athletic director also was told about sexual contact between the former assistant coach and a child, according to the filings.
NEWS
May 5, 2016 | By Susan Snyder, STAFF WRITER
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Watching those Nittany Lion home games may soon become even more palatable. A committee of Pennsylvania State University trustees on Thursday recommended that some fans be allowed to buy alcoholic beverages at Beaver Stadium, the Bryce Jordan Center and other athletic facilities on the University Park campus. The proposal is expected to win full board approval on Friday. Sales would occur only in private and controlled areas - including suites, club seats and reception areas - under the proposal.
SPORTS
May 2, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
Thomas Awad admitted he "wasn't feeling too hot" running the anchor leg during the men's 4-by-mile relay championship Saturday at the Penn Relays and wondered whether he'd have enough in the tank to overtake the leaders and challenge at the end. But this was the Penn Relays, and Awad runs for Penn, and the Quakers hadn't won a relay race of any kind at their home carnival since 1974, or in this event since 1950. So Awad, a senior who finished third in last month's NCAA indoor championships, found that extra burst of energy and put it into overdrive to pass Indiana and Georgetown with 50 meters to go to claim the upset and end the Quakers' drought at Franklin Field.
NEWS
May 2, 2016 | By Susan Snyder and Jonathan Lai, STAFF WRITERS
College commencement season will bring a rock-star cast of speakers to the region's colleges and universities - including the president of the United States. President Obama will address graduates at Rutgers New Brunswick, marking the first time in the university's 250-year history that a sitting president has appeared at commencement. Fresh off winning a Grammy and a Pulitzer Prize for the Broadway musical Hamilton , Lin-Manuel Miranda will take his act to the University of Pennsylvania.
NEWS
May 1, 2016 | By Craig R. McCoy and Caitlin McCabe, STAFF WRITERS
Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane will not seek to overturn an appellate court ruling that dismissed the most serious charges against three former Pennsylvania State University leaders accused of ignoring or covering up Jerry Sandusky's child sex abuse. The decision, announced Friday by Kane's office, is a major victory for former Penn State president Graham B. Spanier and top aides Tim Curley and Gary Schultz in a legal battle that has languished for more than four years. Each was accused of concealing or failing to act on Sandusky's conduct as a serial sex abuser and then lying about it to investigators.
SPORTS
April 30, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
When she saw the 11:30 a.m. Thursday start time for the Penn Relays college women's shot put championship, Nikki Okwelogu worried that she might not be able to get warmed up in time. But after about 15 minutes of competition, the junior from Harvard showed that she would be just fine. She executed a throw of 56 feet, 33/4 inches on her second attempt and saw that mark stand up to earn her the victory at the Mondschein Throwing Complex outside Franklin Field. "I was a little disappointed at how early it was because it kind of takes me a while.
SPORTS
April 29, 2016
Here are some South Jersey competitors to follow at the Penn Relays: Boys 4x400 relay: Pennsauken, with Rider recruit Marquan Jones on the anchor, pushed Paul VI to the limit at the Woodbury Relays on April 16 with a time of 3 minutes, 17:45 seconds and ran a 3:18.1 at a dual meet on Tuesday. 4x100 relay: Pennsauken ran 42.43, the No. 1 time in New Jersey this spring, at the Woodbury Relays and is led by Jones and Martin Booker Jr. Camden ran 42.50 that same day with Michigan football recruit Brad Hawkins on the anchor.
NEWS
April 20, 2016 | By Emily Babay and Thomas Fitzgerald, STAFF WRITERS
Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders will campaign in Pennsylvania this week in advance of next week's Pennsylvania primary. Republican John Kasich also will be here later in the week. On Tuesday, while voting is underway in New York's delegate-rich primary, Sanders will hold a 7 p.m. rally at Pennsylvania State University. Doors open at 4 p.m., and tickets are required. The rally's theme is "A Future to Believe in. " For tickets, go to http://bit.ly/1r734fY . Clinton will appear Wednesday night at the Fillmore Philadelphia, 29 E. Allen St., Fishtown.
SPORTS
April 19, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
Penn State has received oral commitments from a pair of offensive tackles, C.J. Thorpe of Pittsburgh and Rob Martin of Montvale, N.J., for the freshman Class of 2017. Both players announced their decisions on Twitter before Saturday's Blue-White Game. The 6-foot-4, 304-pound Thorpe, who plays at Pittsburgh Central Catholic, is ranked as the No. 2 offensive tackle in Pennsylvania by Scout.com. He also had offers from Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Tennessee, Maryland, and Stanford, among others.
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