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May 6, 2002 | By Rich Fisher INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Once an immature boy whose neck was nearly caught within the noose of K.C. Keeler's hands, Scott Lipford has emerged as a responsible young family man with a chance to play in the NFL. Lipford, an Ocean City High graduate and record-setting receiver for Rowan, signed a free-agent contract with the San Francisco 49ers two days after last month's draft. He attended San Francisco's mini-camp and will return for another camp on May 16 in hopes of earning an invitation to preseason camp.
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December 7, 1992 | Daily News Wire Services
Washington & Jefferson running back Chris Babirad rushed for 207 yards and two touchdowns as the Presidents defeated host Rowan, 18-13, Saturday and advanced to the NCAA Division III championship game against Wisconsin-La Crosse. Babirad rushed for touchdowns of 21 and 80 yards on the same counter gap play and danced into the end zone untouched on both. The Presidents (11-1), of Washington, Pa., will meet Wisconsin-LaCrosse Dec.12 in Bradenton, Fla. Wisconsin-La Crose advanced with a 29-24 win over Mount Union (Ohio)
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November 8, 2003 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Rowan scored touchdowns in each quarter en route to a 27-12 victory over William Paterson last night. A lucky bounce late in the first quarter got the Profs (7-2, 3-1 NJAC) started toward the victory over the Pioneers (1-9, 0-5). With eight seconds left in the quarter, Brandon Medine picked up a fumbled snap on a William Paterson punt and ran into the end zone from 3 yards out. Before halftime, Rowan had raised its lead to 14-0. Pat Thompson, who led the Profs in rushing with 70 yards on 14 carries, ran in from 17 yards out with 4 minutes, 15 seconds left in the half, and Darren Shaddow added his second extra point.
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December 12, 2005 | By MAUREEN FULTON For the Daily News
With his best offensive player, best defensive player, and several other key contributors lost to injury, Rowan coach Jay Accorsi didn't know how far the Profs could go. But, Rowan's run into the Division III semifinals for the second consecutive year surpassed his expectations. "For the devastating injuries we had, and for the players to still believe in what they're doing, that makes it fun coaching college football," Accorsi said. "This group did a great job, made a great run, did some great things.
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September 9, 1994 | by Dick Jerardi, Daily News Sports Writer
The exodus continues on Hawk Hill. When the last basketball season ended for St. Joseph's and all the recruits had been signed, the program had a problem. If the status quo was maintained, St. Joe's would have had 16 players on scholarship for the following season. Only 13 scholarships are allowed. Something would have to give. A few someones would have to go. First, Kevin Connor transferred to Richmond. Then, Chris DiMascio transferred to Fordham and Alex Compton left for Cornell.
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February 29, 1996 | By Rich Fisher, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The top-seeded Rowan women's basketball team survived a season-high 29 turnovers and reversed a history of first-round failures with an 81-68 win over eighth-seeded Elizabethtown in an NCAA Division III Mid-Atlantic Regional opener last night in Glassboro. The Profs (27-0) will host fourth-seeded Messiah (20-7), a 75-65 winner over Allentown, in a second-round game at 2 p.m. Saturday. It was just Rowan's second NCAA victory in seven games. The Profs had a 25-0 record entering the 1994 tourney but fell to Upsala in the opening round.
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March 7, 1999 | By Rich Fisher, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
When a team shoots 37 percent and wins by 22 points, it's safe to say those numbers add up to good defense. That was the story for the Rowan women's basketball team yesterday, as the Profs took a 72-50 victory over No. 3 seed Colby-Sawyer in the second round of the NCAA Division III Atlantic regionals. The second-seeded Profs (22-5) will play Friday at a site to be determined against Williams, the Northeast region winner. The Profs advanced by harassing Colby-Sawyer into 31 percent shooting and 21 turnovers.
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September 28, 1996 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Greg Lister threw four first-half touchdown passes last night as Rowan (3-0) won its New Jersey Athletic Conference opener by crushing Jersey City State, 45-17. Lister, a junior out of Holy Spirit High, completed 13 of 28 attempts for 245 yards and the four TDs to bury the Gothic Knights (0-3 overall, 0-1 conference). Two of the touchdown passes went to wide receiver William Spearman - one for 49 yards and the other for 7. The other two scoring strikes went to tight end Jason Dorsey, who caught a 27-yard TD pass, and to junior wide receiver Shannon Green, who grabbed a 36-yarder.
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June 2, 2000 | By Rich Fisher, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Joy Reighn realizes that success has its price, but the Rowan athletic director doesn't mind paying it. Reighn once again is searching for a new basketball coach after Candace Crabtree became the new women's coach at Drexel University on Wednesday. Crabtree was Rowan's all-time winningest women's basketball coach with a 171-25 record (.872 winning percentage). She led the Profs to six NCAA berths in seven seasons, including one Final Four, three Elite Eights, and four Sweet 16s. "She routinely guided Rowan into elite company, and Drexel can only benefit from both her knowledge and enthusiasm of the game," Drexel athletic director Eric Zillmer said.
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November 26, 2001 | Daily News Wire Services
Jim Jones scored three touchdowns and passed for another to lead host Widener (11-0) to a 46-30 victory over Washington & Jefferson on Saturday, advancing the Pioneers to the NCAA Division III national quarterfinals. Rowan also advanced with a 43-14 win over visiting Western Connecticut State. The Profs will host Ithaca (11-1) at noon on Saturday. Widener will play at Bridgewater, Va. (10-0), also on Saturday at noon. For Widener, Jones scored on 20, 14, and 4-yard passes from Mike Warker and threw a touchdown pass of 39 yards to Michael Coleman, who had 155 yards on seven catches.
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August 14, 2014 | By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Camden-based joint venture between Rowan University and Rutgers-Camden will hire a project manager and spend most of its $10 million budget this year on developing a "health sciences" building in the city. The Rowan University/Rutgers-Camden Board of Governors adopted a budget Tuesday that designates $8.3 million for a building, including property acquisition, construction, and engineering fees. Part of an additional $250,000 will be used to hire a project manager, and $125,000 was set aside for planning and architect services.
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August 4, 2014 | By Chris Mondics and Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writers
In an effort to spur economic growth in Camden and surrounding areas, leaders of a new agency established to coordinate health education at Rutgers-Camden and Rowan University say they expect to develop degree programs in a handful of health professions likely to see explosive growth in the next decade. The three-month-old joint board of the two universities is targeting occupations including dental hygienist and physical and occupational therapist as part of a strategy to match South Jersey residents with future jobs.
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June 13, 2014 | By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
Rowan University's board of trustees on Wednesday approved a 1.9 percent increase in undergraduate tuition and fees for the next academic year. The board, meeting in Camden, also voted to increase meal plan rates an average of just under 0.5 percent and university housing an average of 2.8 percent. Tuition and fees for full-time undergraduate students from New Jersey will increase to $12,616 from $12,380. Out-of-state students will pay $20,570, up from $20,186. "We want to make sure that the cost of education does not rise beyond the means of our students," said Ali A. Houshmand, Rowan's president, saying tuition and fees had risen an average of 1.6 percent over the last three years.
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June 10, 2014 | By Jonathan Lai and Andrew Seidman, Inquirer Staff Writers
The two-month-old joint board of Rowan University and Rutgers-Camden has quickly become a quasi-government entity that hopes to steer development toward Camden. Forgoing a formal search, the board has hired a $275,000-a-year chief executive to guide expansion of an "eds and meds" corridor in Camden, using eminent domain, if needed. It's also leasing office space in the city. Calling new CEO Kris Kolluri, a former political aide and state transportation commissioner, "very qualified," board member Robert Mortensen added, "the process . . . did not, in my opinion, include the proper preliminary work," including establishing a job description and conducting a search.
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June 2, 2014 | By David O'Reilly, Inquirer Staff Writer
Stroll the former Henry Rowan estate off Bridge Street in Westampton, and you may well appreciate why the prominent industrialist once chose to live on its 83 rustic acres. Its stately brick mansion dates to 1786, and its several brooks meander through woods and alongside farm fields that run for 1,000 feet along the scenic Rancocas Creek. Yet some see it as the perfect spot for ball fields, bleachers, overhead lights, hot dog stands, and parking lots. Which will it be? On Thursday, Burlington County will hold the second of two hearings on its plan to donate to the town of Westampton the former Rowan farmstead, which it acquired in 2007 for $4.5 million.
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May 19, 2014 | The Inquirer Staff
Freshman Michael Elfreth (St. Augustine) had his first career four-hit game for Widener, which notched a 5-4 triumph at No. 24 Marietta in the NCAA Division III baseball tournament Mideast Regional in Ohio. Justin Healey (Ocean City) recorded three hits while Michael Riverso (Neumann-Goretti) and Nicholas Enos (Williamstown) got two apiece for the Pride (33-11). Kutztown 3, Shepherd 2 - With the game tied 2-2 in the bottom of the ninth, Brady McNab (Archbishop Wood) took a full-count walk with the bases loaded to bring in the game-winning run in a win-or-go home game at the NCAA Division II Atlantic Regionals in West Lawn, Pa. Misericordia 1, Rowan 0 - The second-seeded Profs (33-12)
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May 18, 2014 | By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
Addressing 2,500 graduating students Friday at Rowan University, Gov. Christie told the story of his Sicilian grandmother to extol the virtues of hard work. "Today, what you are receiving . . . is something that sets the stage," Christie said at the ceremony. "I believe in the end, what will determine your success or your failure will be how hard you're willing to work," he said. "In the end, I think that's the determining factor in most success or failure in life, is how you get yourself out of bed every morning, what you see when you look in the mirror, and then what you're willing to do once you walk out the door.
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May 11, 2014 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Columnist
In his own fast-paced world of soccer, Scott Leacott has had little time for reflection, which is why he welcomed one of the great honors of a playing career long ended and a coaching career going strong. On May 18, Leacott will be inducted into the South Jersey Soccer Hall of Fame in a ceremony at Valleybrook Country Club in Blackwood. Leacott, 42, starred at Delran and enjoyed a successful college career at Division I Philadelphia Textile (now Philadelphia University) and Rowan.
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May 9, 2014 | By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
GLASSBORO Rowan University's president on Wednesday recommended a 1.9 percent increase in undergraduate tuition and fees for the next academic year. President Ali A. Houshmand told the board of trustees, who ultimately will set the price, that his 2014-15 proposal meets his pledge that increases never exceed the rate of inflation. "We genuinely wanted to come up with facts and figures before we made the final decision," Houshmand told the trustees and about 15 students who attended a tuition hearing on campus.
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April 18, 2014 | By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
GLASSBORO To accommodate larger crowds as student enrollment rises, Rowan University will hold this year's commencement on its football field instead of its traditional location, the school announced Wednesday. The university initially planned to hold the main graduate and undergraduate ceremonies on the University Green, outside Bunce Hall, the oldest building on campus. That space can hold 10,000 people, university spokesman Joe Cardona said: 2,000 students and 8,000 guests. But 11,000 people showed up last year, he said, and 1,000 visitors were left standing.
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