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March 28, 2013 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
It isn't easy to be the glue that holds together the shiny pieces of a basketball team, but if there is going to be winning, there has to be glue. For the La Salle Explorers, a team whose roles have made possible its goals, the glue is junior guard Sam Mills. His work on the court doesn't fill the box score, but it allows the box score to get filled. He doesn't really lead the team in anything except leadership, because if Sam is willing to do the dirty work, then everyone does the dirty work.
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November 7, 2012
Name: Sam Mills School: La Salle Class: Junior Position: Guard Height/weight: 6-2/200 Hometown: Sunrise, Fla. High school: Cardinal Gibbons Stats: 10.6 points, 2.4 rebounds, 35.5 minutes last season Career highlights: Stopper on defense who almost always draws the opponent's top winger scorer. Terrific spot-up shooter who hit 41.7 percent from the three-point line last season. Had a career-high 19 points vs. Villanova What they are saying: "I thought he was the type of complete guard that we were looking for, and he's proved us perfectly correct on that.
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February 5, 2016 | By Paul Domowitch, Daily News Columnist
SAN FRANCISCO - There are speeches and then there are Speeches. There are ones that are delivered and quickly forgotten, like a rambling Sunday sermon. And there are others that stir your emotions and leave a lasting impact. Twelve years ago, Sam Mills, a quiet man who usually preferred to let his actions do his talking, gave a stirring, unforgettable address to the Carolina Panthers on the night before their 2003 wild-card playoff game against the Dallas Cowboys. Just four months earlier, Mills, the team's 44-year-old linebackers coach, had been diagnosed with intestinal cancer.
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January 11, 1997 | By Phil Sheridan, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It drove Brett Favre crazy when he was a football fan growing up in Kiln, Miss. The nearest NFL team was the New Orleans Saints, a franchise with a miserable history. "The Saints always let their best players go," Favre said. "I don't know why that is, but it's still true. " Two years ago, the Saints let another one go. This time it was linebacker Sam Mills, who, at 35, was deemed too old to merit a long-term contract. Mills went ahead and signed with the expansion Carolina Panthers.
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October 24, 1996 | By Phil Sheridan, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It has been more than 10 years since that other football team in town, the Philadelphia Stars, moved to Baltimore and then vanished with the rest of the USFL. Who would have guessed that Myles Tannenbaum's squad would still be making an impact in professional football in 1996? "We were a very talented football team and organization," said Eagles defensive end William Fuller, who spent two years with the Stars. "Now you can see why we won those two straight championships and were in the championship game three years in a row. " Fuller will be reunited with a couple of Stars alumni when the Eagles play Carolina on Sunday at Veterans Stadium.
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August 30, 2003 | Daily News Wire Services
Carolina Panthers assistant coach Sam Mills was diagnosed with cancer of the small intestine yesterday, hours before he coached the Panthers' linebackers in their preseason finale. Just 2 weeks ago, Carolina linebacker Mark Fields was diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease. "Any time someone in your family gets ill, it's a blow," general manager Marty Hurney said. "When it's Sam Mills, someone who means so much to this organization and this community, it's a huge blow. " Mills, 44, a five-time Pro Bowl selection, spent the final three seasons of his 12-year NFL career with the Panthers beginning with their inaugural season in 1995.
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May 15, 2010
La Salle added to its solid recruiting class with the signing of Cole Stefan, a 6-3 guard from Minnetonka (Minn.) High. Stefan averaged 19 points as a junior and 19.3 as a senior. "Cole has a bright future and is a perfect fit with his classmates," La Salle coach John Giannini said. "He can be part of our core group for the next 4 years. " La Salle signed three players in the fall - Tyreek Duren (Neumann-Goretti), Sam Mills (Cardinal Gibbons, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) and Matt Lopez (Washington Township, N.J.)
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December 27, 1992 | By Mike Jensen, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
No matter how many times the New Orleans Saints professed yesterday that they don't really mind playing in harsh weather, there is no way they wanted to come north next week for a playoff game in the great outdoors. This team survived wind-chill temperatures below zero yesterday at the Meadowlands to beat the Jets, 20-0, and ensure a game back home in the Superdome for next week's wild-card round. The Saints didn't look like they were having a second of fun doing it. Twenty minutes after it was over, New Orleans coach Jim Mora's nose was still as red as a Christmas stocking.
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December 28, 1992 | by Ray Didinger, Daily News Sports Writer
Sam Mills took the question head-on. No ducking, no side-stepping, just a straight answer to a painful truth. "Yes, there is pressure on us to win in the playoffs this year, and rightly so," said Mills, the leader of the much-decorated New Orleans defense. "We've been there before, but we've never gotten past the first round. It's time for us to start winning those games. We've got the talent to do it. We can't keep wasting our chances. " The Saints have qualified for the NFC playoffs in each of the last three seasons and four times in seven years under head coach Jim Mora.
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November 4, 2013 | BY DICK JERARDI, Daily News Staff Writer jerardd@phillynews.com
THE LA SALLE coaching staff's plan has always been to redshirt La Salle High freshman guard Amar Stukes. The plan might have to be altered. Delaware transfer Khalid Lewis, also a guard, is getting a cast off his injured hand Monday. He has a broken bone and, according to head coach John Giannini, the doctors will have to see whether it's healed and then "see if it looks like he is going to be able to play anytime soon. He may or may not. " Compounding the guard-line issue, starting senior Sam Mills sprained an ankle in last Saturday's scrimmage.
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February 5, 2016 | By Paul Domowitch, Daily News Columnist
SAN FRANCISCO - There are speeches and then there are Speeches. There are ones that are delivered and quickly forgotten, like a rambling Sunday sermon. And there are others that stir your emotions and leave a lasting impact. Twelve years ago, Sam Mills, a quiet man who usually preferred to let his actions do his talking, gave a stirring, unforgettable address to the Carolina Panthers on the night before their 2003 wild-card playoff game against the Dallas Cowboys. Just four months earlier, Mills, the team's 44-year-old linebackers coach, had been diagnosed with intestinal cancer.
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January 11, 2014 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
There has been very little in-between this season for La Salle senior guard Sam Mills. Mills scored a season-high 17 points Thursday night in a 76-72 victory over George Washington, marking the sixth time he has reached double figures. He also has scored five or fewer points six times. La Salle (8-6, 1-0 Atlantic Ten) needed the high-scoring Mills against a vastly improved George Washington team at Tom Gola Arena. Tyrone Garland scored 15 points and Tyreek Duren had 13 for La Salle.
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November 4, 2013 | BY DICK JERARDI, Daily News Staff Writer jerardd@phillynews.com
THE LA SALLE coaching staff's plan has always been to redshirt La Salle High freshman guard Amar Stukes. The plan might have to be altered. Delaware transfer Khalid Lewis, also a guard, is getting a cast off his injured hand Monday. He has a broken bone and, according to head coach John Giannini, the doctors will have to see whether it's healed and then "see if it looks like he is going to be able to play anytime soon. He may or may not. " Compounding the guard-line issue, starting senior Sam Mills sprained an ankle in last Saturday's scrimmage.
SPORTS
March 28, 2013 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
It isn't easy to be the glue that holds together the shiny pieces of a basketball team, but if there is going to be winning, there has to be glue. For the La Salle Explorers, a team whose roles have made possible its goals, the glue is junior guard Sam Mills. His work on the court doesn't fill the box score, but it allows the box score to get filled. He doesn't really lead the team in anything except leadership, because if Sam is willing to do the dirty work, then everyone does the dirty work.
SPORTS
November 7, 2012
Name: Sam Mills School: La Salle Class: Junior Position: Guard Height/weight: 6-2/200 Hometown: Sunrise, Fla. High school: Cardinal Gibbons Stats: 10.6 points, 2.4 rebounds, 35.5 minutes last season Career highlights: Stopper on defense who almost always draws the opponent's top winger scorer. Terrific spot-up shooter who hit 41.7 percent from the three-point line last season. Had a career-high 19 points vs. Villanova What they are saying: "I thought he was the type of complete guard that we were looking for, and he's proved us perfectly correct on that.
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March 7, 2011
REMEMBER Sam Mills? Built like a fireplug, hit like a fire truck, played middle linebacker for the Philadelphia Stars. Moved over to the NFL when the USFL vanished in a puff of Donald Trump's hairspray. Made All-Pro five times. Died young, pancreatic cancer. Ken Dunek remembers. "What was he, 5-8-and-a-half, 225 pounds?" Dunek asks. "Pound-for-pound, he was the best player I've ever seen. And certainly the hardest hitter. "We're playing the Generals in '84, playoff game at Franklin Field.
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July 23, 2010 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Remember the Philadelphia Stars ? They played in the insurgent United States Football League , at the late Veterans Stadium , in spring and summer when the Eagles were off icing their knees and Ronald Reagan was president. The crimson-and-gold-clad Stars made it to the finals when the league debuted in 1983. The next year, they won it all. "We were the last true champion in Philadelphia football. We call it 'The Team That Time Forgot,' " says Ken Dunek , who played tight end on the team.
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May 15, 2010
La Salle added to its solid recruiting class with the signing of Cole Stefan, a 6-3 guard from Minnetonka (Minn.) High. Stefan averaged 19 points as a junior and 19.3 as a senior. "Cole has a bright future and is a perfect fit with his classmates," La Salle coach John Giannini said. "He can be part of our core group for the next 4 years. " La Salle signed three players in the fall - Tyreek Duren (Neumann-Goretti), Sam Mills (Cardinal Gibbons, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) and Matt Lopez (Washington Township, N.J.)
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November 17, 2009 | By Ray Parrillo INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
St. Joseph's signed three basketball players ranked among the nation's top 150 prospects by Rivals.com, and La Salle, which announced two signings Saturday, added a highly regarded point guard to next season's class. The weeklong fall period for recruits to sign binding NCAA letters of intent ends tomorrow. The Hawks announced the signings of C.J. Aiken, a 6-foot-9 center from Plymouth Whitemarsh; Langston Galloway, a 6-3 combination guard from Baton Rouge, La.; and Daryus Quarles, a 6-7 forward from Paulsboro.
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