October 29, 2014 |
JIM MOFFATT once wrote that he used to tell his journalism students at Rutgers-Camden, "Just remember that while you guys are doing sex and drugs on Friday nights, I'm chasing commas at the Inquirer. " It never failed to get a laugh, although he wrote that once, after delivering the quip, an older student remarked, "Mr. Moffatt, you ought to get a life. " "Gee, I said to myself, I thought I had a life," he wrote. The piece was a sort of farewell note to the newspaper business, printed in the Inquirer on Nov. 11, 1996, shortly before his retirement after 32 years as a copy editor.
October 25, 2014 |
As colleagues in New Brunswick and Newark, N.J., held larger demonstrations, professors and other union members held a small rally at Rutgers-Camden to push for progress in ongoing labor negotiations. Like many at the Rutgers-Camden rally, art history professor Martin Rosenberg said the university focused on athletics at the expense of academics. "We're on completely the wrong track," he said. "I don't give a damn about the football team. " Over the course of the hour-long rally, 15 to 20 professors and staff held signs and spoke out against what they called misguided priorities.
October 23, 2014 |
Kelvin Harmon knew something was different about Max Smyth after that week in Louisiana. Smyth wasn't taller. He wasn't heavier. He wasn't sporting a new haircut, clothes style, or tattoo. But he was changed. "When he came back, you could see something was going on," Harmon said of his Palmyra football teammate. "He was ready to go. He was like, 'Let's do this.' " Palmyra coach Jack Geisel said "the light went on" when Smyth attended the Manning Passing Academy in July at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, La. Geisel thinks Smyth became a top quarterback in the summer.
October 21, 2014 |
MINUTES AFTER Prep Charter remained undefeated by knocking off Delaware Valley Charter, 13-6, on Saturday, Karamo Dioubate plopped onto the turf at the South Philadelphia Supersite physically and emotionally spent. He had just limped into the Huskies' victorious end zone, assisted by an assistant coach as head man David Hand addressed his first-place squad. Dried salt caked near the 6-4, 265-pound two-way lineman's temples, no doubt from persistent perspiration. Teammates and coaches joined to peel the pads from his battered body as an ice pack rested on his left knee.
October 16, 2014 |
A group of Camden high school seniors will have the opportunity to complete a medical apprenticeship and training program with the hope of landing jobs in the city's growing health-care field. Ten to 15 seniors will be selected in December to participate in a paid apprenticeship at an area health-care organization and then go on to a training program to get officially certified as a medical assistant. The program is the first launched by the Rowan University/Rutgers-Camden board of governors, created in April.
October 13, 2014 |
Rutgers-Camden junior forward Mike Ryan (Cherokee) broke a scoreless tie early in the first half when he scored the 47th goal of his career, tying the Rutgers-Camden program record. His tally helped the Scarlet Raptors defeat Ramapo College, 2-0, in a New Jersey Athletic Conference soccer game in Mahway, N.J. Ryan's goal came at 54:58 when he headed in a cross by junior midfielder Connor Hurff (St. Augustine Prep). His 47th goal tied the career mark set by Mitch Grotti last season and also gave him 15 career game-winning goals, four shy of Grotti's record.
October 6, 2014 |
PISCATAWAY, N.J. - When Penn State visits Michigan next Saturday, the Nittany Lions will be facing a reeling team that continues to be among this year's biggest disappointments in college football. The struggles of one of college football's once-elite programs continued Saturday night with a 26-24 loss to Rutgers before a sellout crowd of 53,327 at High Point Solutions Stadium. Michigan is 2-4 overall, 0-2 in the Big Ten, and those howls for coach Brady Hoke's job won't be silenced by this performance.
September 18, 2014 |
David Goree made dozens of big plays in the passing game for one of the most exciting teams in Woodrow Wilson football history. Now, the former star quarterback is better at handoffs. Goree is about to surrender his longtime status as the city of Camden's all-time leader in career touchdown passes to current Camden High quarterback Khalil Williams, who is a remarkably similar athlete in terms of size, surprising arm strength, and style of play. Goree has passed along something else, as well.
September 17, 2014 |
Rutgers University officials apologized profusely Monday for the unsportsmanlike conduct of their football fans who mocked the Jerry Sandusky child sexual-assault scandal during the school's weekend game against Big Ten rival Pennsylvania State University. In a one-page letter to Penn State president Eric J. Barron, Rutgers president Robert L. Barchi apologized for "offensive actions" of "a very small handful of our fans. " Photographs taken during Saturday's pregame tailgating outside High Point Solutions Stadium in Piscataway, N.J., showed Rutgers fans wearing shirts that read "Beat Ped State," a derogatory reference to the Sandusky case.
September 16, 2014 |
PISCATAWAY, N.J. - Rutgers cheerleaders walked up the empty stands, plastered with looks of disgust. Thousands of zombie-like fans, decked head to toe in red, slowly filed out of the stadium. Some stuck around on the concourse and simply stared at the lit-up field. A night full of "R . . . U!" chants, defensive pressure and hope was undone so swiftly. Rutgers led Penn State for 98 percent of the game - all but the last 73 seconds. But, of course, those were the only seconds that mattered.