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November 18, 2014 | BY DICK JERARDI, Daily News Staff Writer jerardd@phillynews.com
POINTS WERE always going to be a premium this season for Saint Joseph's, as the Hawks lost so much scoring from the Atlantic 10 champions. Hard to tell what was going to be up with Drexel's offense as two potential starters were on the bench last night, wearing matching walking boots. Legendary University of the Sciences coach Dave Pauley, seated right behind press row at Drexel's DAC, watched the first few minutes last night and declared "first team to 50 wins. " He was correct.
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November 18, 2014 | BY AARON CARTER, Daily News Staff Writer cartera@phillynews.com
KHALIL ROANE was at it again for Ss. Neumann-Goretti last week. After 70 carries and 379 yards in his last two games, the 5-8, 185-pound running back put the Saints on his back again in a 12-6 victory against Prep Charter in the Class AA city title game. Jack Taylor, a senior linebacker for the Saints, actually ended the game with an interception with 47 seconds remaining. Roane, already the city's leader in attempts (now 283), supplied the offense. He logged 31 more totes for 171 yards and both N-G touchdowns.
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November 15, 2014 | By Dick Jerardi, Daily News Staff Writer
SAINT JOE'S PROSPECTUS It all comes down to: How well the new players and inexperienced returning players perform. The Hawks lost veteran players who knew how to play and, by the end, knew how to win. None of that happened overnight. It was a process, sometimes painful, exhilarating at the finish. The game has evolved to a point where, if you don't have three-point shooting, you are playing against basketball math. These Hawks definitely will be playing against that math. "We've had to change the way we play," coach Phil Martelli said.
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November 15, 2014 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
AT SOME point, either before or after Sunday's game, Bengals defensive tackle Devon Still will walk up to Saints coach Sean Payton, shake his hand and say "thank you. " In September, Payton heard about Still's 4-year-old daughter, Leah, who has stage 4 neuroblastoma, a pediatric cancer. When Payton heard the Bengals were offering the proceeds of the sale of Still's No. 75 jersey to battle the disease, he bought 100 of them, at $100 a piece. And Payton wasn't the only one. The team raised over $1 million for Children's Hospital in Cincinnati.
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November 12, 2014 | BY AARON CARTER, Daily News Staff Writer cartera@phillynews.com
KHALIL ROANE should never have to carry another book through the halls of Ss. Neumann-Goretti High. His hands should be unencumbered, free to flip through his phone, look up stats and maybe even watch some game film. That's because the 5-8, 185-pound junior running back leads the city in carries. In the last two games alone, Roane has rushed 70 times (39 and 31, respectively). Oh, and he also plays outside linebacker. So, double-dipping must be tough, right? "It's not really hard," Roane said.
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November 1, 2014 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Columnist
FOR MALCOLM JENKINS, it's about more than football. Yes, he has a foundation that does good works; yes, he has a private PR firm that coordinates everything from his outreach to his image. There is football, sure; and there is the Malcolm Jenkins Foundation. But there also are his bowties; the zombies; and Jimmy Gatz. The Eagles didn't count on all of that this offseason when they stole Jenkins from the Saints, who splurged on flashier free-agent safety Jarius Byrd, a Pro Bowl ballhawk.
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October 29, 2014 | BY MARK PERNER, Daily News Staff Writer pernerm@phillynews.com
JACK RAMSAY WAS the godfather of Saint Joseph's basketball and one of the greatest teachers the sport has ever known. His coaching tree is legendary. Besides his own Hall of Fame coaching career that accounted for 1,098 wins, Ramsay's tutelage was obvious as many of his players - Jim Lynam, Matt Guokas, Jack McKinney, Paul Westhead, Jim O'Brien, Harry Booth, Jim Boyle, to name a few - went on to have successful college and/or pro coaching careers. The good doctor passed away this past April.
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October 4, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Eagles were determined to upgrade at safety in the offseason, evaluating one of the best free-agent classes at the position ever. But the team did not target two Pro Bowlers who played for Chip Kelly-coached teams at Oregon. Instead, the Eagles pursued Malcolm Jenkins, a former first-rounder who was not re-signed by the Saints. When free agency opened, they signed Jenkins to a three-year, $16.5 million contract with $8.5 million guaranteed. Kelly said the team thought Jenkins "was the most versatile in that class.
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October 3, 2014
NEW ORLEANS Saints wide receiver Marques Colston is close to joining the ownership group of the Philadelphia Soul. Colston owns the Harrisburg Stampede, a franchise in the Professional Indoor Football League, which is a lower level than the Arena Football League in which the Soul plays. Colston's ownership share in the Soul couldn't be determined. The 31-year-old holds every significant receiving record for the Saints, and was a key player when New Orleans won the Super Bowl following the 2009 season.
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October 3, 2014 | By Sam Donnellon, Daily News Columnist
ON A DAY in which Darren Sproles became the first player in NFL history to win Special Teams Player of the Week and Offensive Player of the Week inside of the first month of a season, and Chip Kelly again raved about the versatility of Malcolm Jenkins, it seemed a good opportunity for Eagles general manager Howie Roseman to gloat about his offseason pickpocket of the team that ousted his team last January. "Nah," Roseman said. "You get your ass kicked when you do that. " In truth, it's a little early for it anyway.
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