October 11, 2005
NEW YORK has its newly discredited Freedom Center. The Smithsonian had its Enola Gay debacle. Philadelphia is heading in the same direction, right into "Slavery Mall. " U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah, D-Pa., has announced a federal grant of about $3.6 million to fund the President's House project on Independence Mall, the result of years of work by many, including myself. I am a former board member of the Independence Hall Association. Years ago, I proposed this initiative as a way to honor George Washington, John Adams and my ancestor, Robert Morris, who owned the house.
April 4, 2013 |
NEWARK, N.J. - Rutgers said it would reconsider its decision to retain men's basketball coach Mike Rice after a videotape was televised showing him shoving, grabbing, and throwing balls at players in practice and using gay slurs. The videotape, shown Tuesday on ESPN, prompted scores of outraged social-media comments as well as sharp criticism from Gov. Christie and Miami Heat star LeBron James. Athletic director Tim Pernetti was given a copy of the video in late November by a former employee.
May 6, 2010 |
PISCATAWAY - For many Villanova fans, the image of an irate Mike Rice, stomping his suit jacket and being held back by his own players from getting to the referees, is a haunting memory. Now it's a memory they are likely to relive. Rice, the coach of the Robert Morris basketball team that, as a 15 seed, forced overtime and nearly pulled off an unthinkable upset over the Wildcats in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, is now coaching in the Big East. Rice was introduced as the new head coach at Rutgers Thursday.
May 19, 2010
Cheltenham's Rob Mansell, a senior guard, has committed to play basketball at Binghamton University. The 6-foot-3, 190-pounder, who averaged 19.8 points for the Panthers last season, also was recruited by Long Island, Quinnipiac, Robert Morris, and Rider. Mansell, a two-time, first-team all-Suburban One League American Conference selection, finished with 1,215 career points. His older brothers, Harris and Patrick, netted 1,916 and 1,867 points, respectively, at Cheltenham. (Both went on to play at Rider.
November 20, 1998 |
The University of Maryland-Baltimore County continued to mine the girls' basketball talent in the area with the announcement that Archbishop Carroll's Tiffany Coll has signed a national letter of intent to play Division I basketball at the school. Villa Maria's Jess Rieben also recently signed with UMBC, which plays in the Northeast Conference. Monmouth, Mount St. Mary's, St. Francis (Pa.) and Robert Morris also play in the 11-team league. Coll played center/forward for the Patriots last season as they reached the Catholic League semifinals before being eliminated by Cardinal O'Hara.
May 26, 2012 |
Jordan Reed, a 6-foot-3, 205-pound senior wing guard at Wissahickon, has committed to play his college basketball at Binghamton. Reed, an Inquirer fourth-team all-Southeastern Pennsylvania selection, also considered Long Island, Canisius, Wagner, Robert Morris, and Siena. Earlier this week, Binghamton tabbed Scranton native Tommy Dempsey, who had coached at Rider for seven seasons, to replace former Temple star Mark Macon as coach. "Rider had recruited me, so I'm familiar with Coach Dempsey," Reed said.
May 26, 2012
Jordan Reed, a 6-foot-3, 205-pound senior wing guard at Wissahickon, has committed to play college basketball at Binghamton. Reed, an Inquirer fourth-team all-Southeastern Pennsylvania selection, also considered Long Island, Canisius, Wagner, Robert Morris, and Siena. Earlier this week, Binghamton tabbed Scranton native Tommy Dempsey, who had coached at Rider for seven seasons, to replace former Temple star Mark Macon as coach. "Rider had recruited me, so I'm familiar with Coach Dempsey," Reed said.
October 24, 2007
The Philly Classic announced times for its Thanksgiving weekend basketball tournament at the Palestra. The afternoon schedule for Friday, Nov. 23 is Howard vs. Loyola College at noon and Robert Morris vs. Drexel at 2 p.m. That night, Navy plays Seton Hall at 7 and Penn plays Virginia at 9. Saturday's schedule will be based on Friday's results, with the winners playing each other in the later game of each session. The games are scheduled again for noon, 2, 7 and 9 pm. CN8 will televise the Friday night games and all Saturday games.
March 14, 1999 |
Edward Livingston Ebert, 79, a retired railroad conductor who met many famous people during his trips, died Wednesday after undergoing surgery for an aortic aneurysm at the Capital Health Systems/Fuld facility in Trenton. He formerly lived in Morrisville, Bucks County. Born in Ewing Township, N.J., he left school before graduating to help support his family and later was a physical training instructor at an Army base in Alabama during World War II. Mr. Ebert was a conductor and trainman for the former Pennsylvania Railroad and its passenger-carrier survivor, Amtrak.