June 19, 2015 |
G.J. KINNE wants to play in the NFL. He's not concerned about the job description. He doesn't care if he's a quarterback, wide receiver, running back or nose tackle. He just wants to play. Kinne has spent the better part of the last two seasons as a quarterback on the Eagles' practice squad. But even with an impressive 138.2 preseason passer rating the last two summers, he realized it would be next to impossible for him to make the Eagles' 53-man roster this summer strictly as a quarterback.
June 19, 2015 |
IF YOU have been around college sports as long as I have, you meet every imaginable kind of person - some with agendas, others who are in it just for themselves, overmatched incompetents. You also get to know people like Vince Nicastro, who is everything good about college athletics - honest, fair-minded, reasonable and terrific at his job. When it was announced yesterday that Nicastro, the Villanova athletics director for 15 years, will be leaving his job sometime soon to become the associate director of the Jeffrey S. Moorad Center for the Study of Sports Law at the Villanova School of Law, I felt good for Vince and his family because that is what they want.
June 15, 2015 |
For Jeb Bush, the initial plan was to stun the opposition into submission with boatloads of money, his network, his lineage. But nobody in the Republican presidential race was scared off by the former governor of Florida (except, perhaps, Mitt Romney). Instead, as he prepares to formally launch his candidacy Monday, Bush has slipped from heavy favorite to just one of several candidates clumped together near the top of a growing field. He does not lead in any of the early-voting states, most polls show.
June 14, 2015 |
Give some of L&I's work to - the Parking Authority? Democratic mayoral nominee Jim Kenney's idea of having the Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA) assume some lesser duties of the much-maligned Department of Licenses and Inspections and the Streets Department is being mostly met with encouragement or approval. "This falls in the category of 'Novel idea with a lot of tire-kicking to do,' " said David Thornburgh, head of the watchdog group Committee of Seventy. "A very preliminary idea" is how Kenney campaign spokeswoman Lauren Hitt described it Friday.
June 10, 2015 |
JOSH HUFF had one of those telling pauses while answering a question about his strength as a wide receiver. "I feel like once I have the ball in my hands, I'm one of the best receivers in the game," the Eagles' second-year receiver said yesterday, "but . . . , I mean, I've got to get it in my hands first. " I'm not sure what the high side of expectations was for Huff's rookie year. After all, even though the 2014 draft was considered deep in talent at wideout, Huff was still on the board when the Eagles drafted him in the third round, 86th overall, out of the University of Oregon.
May 15, 2015
A photo caption with a story on candidates for Philadelphia judicial positions incorrectly identified one candidate. Rainy Papademetriou, above, is a candidate for Common Pleas Court.
May 11, 2015 |
After 15 seasons as the Archbishop Ryan boys' basketball coach, Bernie Rogers is now in charge at Haverford School. A significant factor in the decision, the 41-year-old said, was the teaching position that came with the job. He will be a lower- and middle-school health and physical education teacher at Haverford. "Nothing really worked out as far as getting a teaching job at Ryan," Rogers said. "This is a move that that will help me career-wise and allow me to teach and coach in the same building.
April 29, 2015 |
Peco Energy Co., the regional utility with 1.6 million electric customers and 500,000 natural gas customers, generated an estimated economic impact of $4.5 billion across Pennsylvania last year and supported nearly 10,000 jobs, according to a report the company released Monday. The utility, which operates in Philadelphia and surrounding Pennsylvania counties, produced $760 million in labor income across Pennsylvania, according to the study by the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia, which employed Econsult Solutions Inc. to conduct the economic modeling.
April 28, 2015 |
NEW YORK - Bryant Jennings played on his cellphone late Saturday as he sat behind a microphone at the postfight news conference. The North Philadelphia boxer apologized when it was his time to speak. Jennings had to finish sending a text message. His unanimous decision loss to Wladimir Klitschko, the world's premier heavyweight, had ended about a half hour earlier. Jennings went the distance at Madison Square Garden, proving to be a stiffer-than-expected challenge over 12 rounds. His phone was abuzz.
April 21, 2015 |
Maddie Decker is a pretty positive person. The quick-with-a-smile senior is the kind of softball player who picks up her teammates instead of chastising them for what they did wrong. She's a selfless competitor who does whatever coach Dan Hayes needs her to do, no matter the circumstances. One would think that what happened to Central Bucks South's optimistic leader Friday afternoon would change that. It was the sixth inning at Quakertown and Decker, the Titans' starting pitcher, came charging in on a ground ball.