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August 29, 2016 | Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
Jermaine Samuels, a 6-foot-6 swingman from the Rivers School in Weston, Mass., announced Saturday on Twitter that he had made an oral commitment to play college basketball at Villanova. Samuels, who is rated four stars by both Scout.com and Rivals.com, said he chose the Wildcats over Duke, Georgetown, Indiana, and Kansas. He made an official visit to Villanova earlier in the week. "I want to thank God, my family, and Coach Todd of X for helping me get to where I'm at now. I'm officially a Wildcat," Samuels said on Twitter.
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August 8, 2015
Quinton Rose, a 6-foot-5 combination guard from Bishop Kearney in Rochester, N.Y., has become the first Temple basketball recruit for the class of 2016. Rose told Scout.com that he had visited Temple and George Washington. A Temple source confirmed the commitment. "His strength is his IQ and his versatility," said Allen Rubin, a recruiting analyst for the Hoop Scoop website. "He is a good defender. His mid-range shot is good, but I would say his three-point shot is something that needs improvement.
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April 19, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
Penn State has received oral commitments from a pair of offensive tackles, C.J. Thorpe of Pittsburgh and Rob Martin of Montvale, N.J., for the freshman Class of 2017. Both players announced their decisions on Twitter before Saturday's Blue-White Game. The 6-foot-4, 304-pound Thorpe, who plays at Pittsburgh Central Catholic, is ranked as the No. 2 offensive tackle in Pennsylvania by Scout.com. He also had offers from Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Tennessee, Maryland, and Stanford, among others.
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February 6, 2015
Here is how the recruiting classes in the Big Ten were ranked nationally by scouting websites Rivals.com, 247sports.com, and Scout.com: Team   Rivals   247sports   Scout   Avg.    Ohio State   9   6   9   8    Penn State   15   14   12   13.7    Michigan St.   22   22   17   20.3    Nebraska   31   31   33   31.7    Wisconsin   37   34   30   33.7    ...
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July 10, 2008 | By Keith Pompey INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Motivated by watching his sibling, Kenny Boynton Jr. gave basketball a try in the sixth grade. "I was always around it," Boynton said of watching his older brother, Deondre, play in a church league. "I used to go outside every day. We got an outside goal, and I used to shoot every day. By the ninth grade, I knew my game had gotten a little better. " A little better is an understatement. Now a senior-to-be at American Heritage High (Fla.), Boynton is one of the headliners at the Reebok All-American Camp at Philadelphia University.
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June 15, 2012 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Brandon Bell said he wasn't much of a Penn State football fan as a youngster. But he always knew one thing about the Nittany Lions. "That's Linebacker U," said Bell, who will be a senior in the fall at Oakcrest High School in Mays Landing, N.J. He is the first linebacker in the class of 2013 to commit to Penn State. The 6-foot-1, 220-pound Bell, a three-star recruit by rivals.com and scout.com, said he made up his mind to commit to Penn State after making his second visit to State College last week.
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August 11, 2011
The struggling United Football League announced Wednesday that it will play a shorter season with four teams instead of five with the Hartford (Conn.) Colonials suspending operations. The UFL, which has lost more than $100 million it its first two years, said it will play a condensed regular-season schedule starting Sept. 15. Without Hartford, the second-tier pro league is left with teams in Omaha, Neb.; Norfolk, Va.; Las Vegas; and Sacramento, Calif. Each team will play six regular-season games instead of eight.
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June 23, 2012 | By Keith Pompey, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Cousins P.J. Walker and Jihaad Pretlow simultaneously gave oral commitments Friday to play football at Temple. Walker, a quarterback at Elizabeth High School (N.J.), and Pretlow, a running back at Blair Academy (N.J.), became the Owls' sixth and seventh commitments for the Class of 2013. "We talked about it, and we thought about it, and we pretty much planned it together," Pretlow told Scout.com about the rising seniors' joint announcement. "We want to help Temple take off and take the Big East by storm.
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June 25, 2012 | DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORT
Penn State added one of the top offensive tackle prospects in the country Sunday when junior Dorian Johnson became the 12th member of the Nittany Lions' recruiting class for 2013, according to recruiting websites. Johnson, from Belle Vernon, Pa., has been on campus many times, but visited with his family this weekend. He planned to stay close to home and chose Penn State over Pittsburgh. He lives about three hours from State College. Among his other offers were Alabama, Michigan State, Notre Dame and Wisconsin.
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July 7, 2009 | By Keith Pompey INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Going into his junior season of high school, Michael Gilchrist is regarded as the nation's top college basketball prospect. Many believe the Somerdale resident's college of choice is Kentucky. After all, Gilchrist, who commutes almost every day from Somerdale in Camden County to St. Patrick's High School in Elizabeth, N.J., revealed he wanted to play for John Calipari at Memphis two years ago. In April, Calipari became the head coach at Kentucky. And since Gilchrist's uncle, William Wesley, and Calipari are close friends, he's a lock to sign with Kentucky, right?
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August 29, 2016 | Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
Jermaine Samuels, a 6-foot-6 swingman from the Rivers School in Weston, Mass., announced Saturday on Twitter that he had made an oral commitment to play college basketball at Villanova. Samuels, who is rated four stars by both Scout.com and Rivals.com, said he chose the Wildcats over Duke, Georgetown, Indiana, and Kansas. He made an official visit to Villanova earlier in the week. "I want to thank God, my family, and Coach Todd of X for helping me get to where I'm at now. I'm officially a Wildcat," Samuels said on Twitter.
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April 19, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
Penn State has received oral commitments from a pair of offensive tackles, C.J. Thorpe of Pittsburgh and Rob Martin of Montvale, N.J., for the freshman Class of 2017. Both players announced their decisions on Twitter before Saturday's Blue-White Game. The 6-foot-4, 304-pound Thorpe, who plays at Pittsburgh Central Catholic, is ranked as the No. 2 offensive tackle in Pennsylvania by Scout.com. He also had offers from Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Tennessee, Maryland, and Stanford, among others.
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August 8, 2015
Quinton Rose, a 6-foot-5 combination guard from Bishop Kearney in Rochester, N.Y., has become the first Temple basketball recruit for the class of 2016. Rose told Scout.com that he had visited Temple and George Washington. A Temple source confirmed the commitment. "His strength is his IQ and his versatility," said Allen Rubin, a recruiting analyst for the Hoop Scoop website. "He is a good defender. His mid-range shot is good, but I would say his three-point shot is something that needs improvement.
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February 6, 2015
Here is how the recruiting classes in the Big Ten were ranked nationally by scouting websites Rivals.com, 247sports.com, and Scout.com: Team   Rivals   247sports   Scout   Avg.    Ohio State   9   6   9   8    Penn State   15   14   12   13.7    Michigan St.   22   22   17   20.3    Nebraska   31   31   33   31.7    Wisconsin   37   34   30   33.7    ...
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May 9, 2014 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Penn State football recruiting express continues to roll along with the Nittany Lions holding down the No. 2 spot in the Class of 2015 rankings by a consensus of recruiting websites. First-year coach James Franklin picked up his 14th and 15th oral commitments Tuesday night in offensive tackle Sterling Jenkins of Pittsburgh and quarterback Brandon Wimbush of Jersey City, N.J. The 6-foot-8, 305-pound Jenkins, from Baldwin High School, is ranked by 247 Sports as the top high school football player in Pennsylvania.
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October 30, 2012
Richy Anderson , a running back from Frederick, Md., who is the son of former Penn State star Richie Anderson, has made an oral commitment to Nittany Lions coach Bill O'Brien to join his freshman Class of 2013, several recruiting websites have reported. The 5-foot-11, 180-pound Anderson, who plays for Gov. Thomas Johnson High School, is rated as a three-star recruit by both Scout.com and Rivals.com. He is Penn State's 12th commitment for 2013. Anderson had committed to Maryland in June but reconsidered after being contacted by Penn State in September.
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September 4, 2012 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
INTER MILAN and Telecom Italia have reportedly been ordered to pay Christian Vieri 1 million euros ($1.26 million) in damages for spying on the player through phone taps. The ANSA news agency and the Gazzetta dello Sport report that a Milan court made the decision Monday. Vieri filed a lawsuit against his former club and Telecom for a combined 21 million euros ($26 million) in damages 5 years ago, after word leaked that they had spied on him to monitor his life off the pitch.
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July 2, 2012 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
It's a warmer-than-normal November Saturday afternoon in Philadelphia. The Temple Owls are gathered at beautiful Lincoln Financial Field to play Cincinnati in a game that could have huge Big East Conference implications. But if averages hold up, there will be fewer than 24,000 fans inside a 69,000-seat stadium. And what kind of scene is that for a team expecting different results in its second go-round in the Big East? Sunday marks Temple's first official day back in the conference as a football member after five years as a football-only member of the Mid-American Conference.
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June 25, 2012 | DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORT
Penn State added one of the top offensive tackle prospects in the country Sunday when junior Dorian Johnson became the 12th member of the Nittany Lions' recruiting class for 2013, according to recruiting websites. Johnson, from Belle Vernon, Pa., has been on campus many times, but visited with his family this weekend. He planned to stay close to home and chose Penn State over Pittsburgh. He lives about three hours from State College. Among his other offers were Alabama, Michigan State, Notre Dame and Wisconsin.
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