February 22, 2015 |
Seldom does fouling out of a basketball game earn you a standing ovation. When it does happen, it can have the feel of a curtain call: a senior serenaded in his last game - usually in defeat - by an appreciative yet melancholy faithful. However, when Manny Taylor exited the Catholic League semifinals Wednesday night at the Palestra after fouling out, the chorus he heard was anything but sad. "It's just a blue-collar city," head coach Chris McNesby said. "I think all these people just appreciate effort.
February 15, 2015 |
Archbishop Wood, Coatesville, and Imhotep Charter had two players each selected Friday to participate in June's Big 33 Football Classic. Linebacker Jake Cooper (Penn State recruit) and all-purpose athlete Jarrett McClenton (Villanova) will represent Class AAA state champion Wood. Coatesville defensive backs Ahkema Evans (Temple) and Jay Stocker (Pittsburgh) will also play in the game. Imhotep sends defensive back Shaq Jones (Illinois) and wide receiver D.J. Moore (Maryland). Pennsbury running back Charles Snorweah highlights the roster.
February 6, 2015 |
A good showing by Rutgers in its first season in the Big Ten helped the Scarlet Knights close out strong in its recruiting of the class of 2015. Rutgers went 8-5, including 3-5 in the Big Ten, and defeated North Carolina, 40-21, in the Quick Lane Bowl. It landed its most sought-after recruits in the weeks leading up to national signing day Wednesday. They included four-star Florida defensive end Marques Ford - the highest rated Rutgers recruit since 2012 - and Illinois offensive tackle Jack Shutack, rated the No. 77 offensive tackle in the country by ESPN.com.
February 6, 2015 |
Glassboro football stars Juwan Johnson and Ronnie James officially parted ways Wednesday. But they probably will see each other again. Johnson, a wide receiver, signed with Penn State during a ceremony Wednesday morning in the hallway outside the Glassboro High School gymnasium. James, a defensive back, signed with Rutgers. It wasn't lost on either athlete that Penn State and Rutgers both are members of the Big Ten Conference and that they could meet again on the football field.
February 5, 2015 |
Mark Maccarone has many memories of coaching Ronnie James. His most vivid comes from his freshman season. "We put him on the field in his first game and, you know what?" the Glassboro High School football coach said. "He was so good that he never came off it until his career was over. " By Maccarone's estimation, James, a 6-foot, 180-pound safety bound for Rutgers, played in every quarter of every one of the 45 games that made up his high school career. During that time, James, named to The Inquirer's all-South Jersey second team as a defensive back, split time at safety and running back.
January 13, 2015 |
A historic Camden townhouse that was home to a prominent Camden doctor will again be filled with life and learning when Rutgers University students and faculty move in to their new Writers House. The Henry Genet Taylor House, undergoing renovations at 305 Cooper St., will open next academic year as the home of Rutgers-Camden's graduate programs in English, with space for classes, workshops, offices, and public events. "This building is a gem - maybe one of the best of its type in the region - and I do think it has got to be more inspirational than sitting around chipped, cramped classroom desks in a 1960s building," Lisa Zeidner, an English professor at Rutgers-Camden and a novelist, wrote in an e-mail.
January 12, 2015 |
A second-half run sent the No. 22-ranked Princeton women to an 83-54 victory Saturday over visiting Penn in their Ivy League opener at Jadwin Gym. The win was revenge for the Tigers (17-0 overall), who lost the league title to Penn in the final game of the regular season last year. Blake Dietrick scored 22 points, including the 1,000th of her career, for Princeton. Kara Bonenberger finished with a season-high 21 points and a team-best seven rebounds for the Quakers (7-5). Massachusetts 65, St. Joseph's 47 - With just eight players in uniform because of injuries, the Hawks dropped their first Atlantic 10 Conference home game, falling to the Minutewomen (7-8, 1-2 A-10)
January 10, 2015 |
A nonprofit advocacy group representing New Jersey charter schools filed an ethics complaint this week accusing a Rutgers University professor of abusing her title and improperly using her university affiliation to lobby against charter schools. Julia Sass Rubin, an associate professor at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, denied the accusations, describing them as an attack on academic freedom and an attempt to silence her. The New Jersey Charter Schools Association, a nonprofit group that advocates for charters, has long butted heads with Save Our Schools New Jersey (SOSNJ)
December 28, 2014 |
All Southeastern Pennslyvania Defense Pos. Player School Yr. Ht. Wt. L Ryan Buchholz Great Valley Sr. 6-5 235 As a two-way force, the Penn State recruit led the Patriots to a 12-2 record and the District 1 Class AAA title. L Shareef Miller Washington Sr. 6-4 235 A hard-charging end, Miller has scholarship offers from Penn State, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, and Temple, among others.
December 21, 2014 |
The New Jersey Legislature signed off Thursday on changes to Rutgers University governance that would reduce the size of the school's secondary, largely advisory governing body. With a unanimous vote in both houses of the Legislature, the measure passed and will go to Gov. Christie. Rutgers' governing bodies last week voted to reduce the membership of the board of trustees to 41 from 59. That board is largely honorary; most of the slots will be closed by attrition over a period of about three years.