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January 15, 2013 | DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORT
TEMPLE will honor longtime sports information director Al Shrier at its Jan. 23 basketball game against Penn. Shrier has worked for the Owls for nearly 60 years. "There is no more beloved figure in Temple University, or for that matter Philadelphia collegiate athletics than Al Shrier," athletic director Bill Bradshaw said in a statement. "Al graduated from Temple in 1953 and never left, dedicating his life to promoting what is positive in college athletics and in particular Temple student-athletes and coaches.
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October 8, 1986 | By JIM NICHOLSON, Daily News Staff Writer
William R. Harris, sports information director for Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science, who had been a record-setting high school basketball player, died Monday of cancer. He was 33 and lived in the East Falls section of the city. Harris was the son of former Textile coach Walter "Bucky" Harris and brother of former Houston Astros pitcher Walter "Buddy" Harris. Bill Harris had been sports information director of the college at Henry Avenue and School House Lane since 1980.
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January 1, 1996 | By Mike Jensen, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Forget statistics and tendencies and coaches. You can even forget about the players. The best way to pick the winner of college football games this season has been to go with former Big Five sports publicists. If the teams they worked for won in Philadelphia, then the teams they work for now are winning as they never have before. Lack of success works just as well. Penn did not lose a football game in the two seasons Brad Hurlbut was the Quakers' sports information director.
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May 15, 2002 | Daily News Wire Services
Tight end R.J. Luke is transferring from Penn State two weeks after a jury acquitted him of assaulting another student at an off-campus party. Luke released a statement yesterday through the university's sports information department saying he would transfer to Western Illinois, an NCAA Division I-AA school where he would be able to play immediately as a senior. Sports information director Jeff Nelson said coach Joe Paterno would not comment on Luke's transfer. Luke had 12 catches for 207 yards and one touchdown last year.
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May 8, 2003 | By Mike Jensen INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Sitting in the dugout the other day at West Chester University's baseball field, Matt Redcay pointed to his first position with the team. Up in the stands, over by third base. The scoring table was where Redcay was stationed, keeping statistics. That was back when he was a freshman, after failing to make the team at a brief tryout. "A few hacks, a few ground balls, that was it," Redcay remembers. "After I got cut, I realized I had to have a job. " The work-study office sent him over to the athletic department to work in sports information, which is how he ended up in charge of baseball statistics.
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March 21, 2012 | DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORT
WAKE FOREST sophomore point guard Tony Chennault, who played at Ss. Neumann-Goretti High, will transfer at the end of the spring semester, according to Demon Deacons coach Jeff Bzdelik. Chennault said he wanted to play closer to home. He started 31 games this season as Wake finished 13-18, 4-12 in the ACC. "This was a tough decision to leave my teammates at this point in my career, but at the end of the day I have to do what's best for me and my family," Chennault told the Wake Forest sports information office.
NEWS
June 11, 1989 | By Donald Hunt, Special to The Inquirer
Andrea Traywick was always actively involved with sports during her years at Chester High and Westtown School. She participated in volleyball, basketball and track and field. Traywick, however, never considered herself an outstanding athlete. Nevertheless, she had a dream of a professional career in sports. So she enrolled in Temple's journalism program with hopes of becoming a sportswriter. After four years, she decided to pursue her graduate work in Temple's sports administration program.
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August 6, 1996 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Thomas Enqvist, knocked out in the quarterfinals of the Olympics, routed Zimbabwe's Byron Black, 6-1, 6-2, yesterday in the first round of the ATP Championship in Mason, Ohio. Enqvist, seeded 10th and ranked 12th in the world, won the first five games and surged through the first set in 21 minutes. Daniel Vasek of the Czech Republic beat Alex Corretja of Spain, 6-4, 6-4. The top-seeded team of Harriet Madeira of Berwyn and Jeanne Craft of Newtown Square won the Eleanor Hammonds Cup doubles championship with a 6-1, 7-6 (11-9)
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June 28, 1995 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
One day before officially celebrating their Stanley Cup victory in a parking lot, the New Jersey Devils sent the strongest message yet that they intend to move to Nashville. They told the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority in a letter yesterday that they will end their lease on July 5. In an effort to keep the Devils in New Jersey, the sports authority sought a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction in Superior Court in Bergen County. The authority said the letter from the Devils contradicted another letter received from the team on Monday.
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June 4, 1999 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
George Hincapie of Charlotte, N.C., edged Eddy Gragus and U.S. Postal Service teammate Julian Dean in a searing field sprint before a screaming crowd yesterday in the First Union Trenton Classic. The field of 95 professional riders from 15 teams covered 91 miles in the event, one of the fastest races in the United States. The riders had an average speed of just over 30 m.p.h. "It's a super-fast course, and we were just trying to stay out front," Hincapie, 26, said. The Postal team rode the race with stealth tactics - staying at the back and taking advantage of other teams speeding up the pack to catch up with the leaders.
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February 28, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Temple Senior Associate AD/Communications Larry Dougherty was reflective after receiving the news that he was named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (COSIDA) Hall of Fame. Dougherty will be inducted on June 15 in Orlando. Upon hearing the news on Wednesday, Dougherty spoke about the influence his late father Andy has had on his career and life. The senior Dougherty was a highly respected Sports Information Director at St. Joseph's and is a member of the St. Joseph's and Big Five Hall of Fames.
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April 6, 2013 | By Erin Lafferty, WILLIAMSTOWN HIGH SCHOOL
The new sports-enhancing drug? Twitter. It wasn't long ago that the average sports fan would either attend a live sporting event, watch it on TV, or pore over the morning newspaper for statistics and game details. Today, through social media, a fan's experience has become more enriched and yet more complex and time-consuming. When Twitter was created in 2006, the idea was to create a social-networking site that specialized in micro-blogging, but it soon had a major impact in the sports industry, much the way it has in other facets of American life.
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January 24, 2013 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Staff Writer
The best time to reach Al Shrier in his office in Temple's athletic department is between 8 and 9 in the morning, while the rest of the city is just getting going. "HA-lo. " The usual Shrier greeting, the inflection authoritative and street-smart, slightly world-weary but friendly and ready to do business. The what do you want? implied, rarely spoken. You want to sit on press row, you go through Shrier. That has not changed in six decades. "We'll look for you tomorrow," he'll say. "You know the parking deal.
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March 21, 2012 | DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORT
WAKE FOREST sophomore point guard Tony Chennault, who played at Ss. Neumann-Goretti High, will transfer at the end of the spring semester, according to Demon Deacons coach Jeff Bzdelik. Chennault said he wanted to play closer to home. He started 31 games this season as Wake finished 13-18, 4-12 in the ACC. "This was a tough decision to leave my teammates at this point in my career, but at the end of the day I have to do what's best for me and my family," Chennault told the Wake Forest sports information office.
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May 18, 2010 | By Bill Lyon FOR THE INQUIRER
News item: Al Shrier, the longtime Temple University sports information director, has won the Arch Ward Award presented by the College Sports Information Directors of America. It is given annually to a member who has made an outstanding contribution in the field and brought dignity and prestige to the profession. They got this one right. This one is big and it goes to exactly the most deserving sort of winner. For what seems like forever, Al Shrier has been Temple University.
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June 17, 2007 | By Zach Berman FOR THE INQUIRER
Among Swarthmore runner Vernon Chaplin, Ursinus gymnast Jessica Furman and Temple softball player Adrienne Repsher, there is a 3.92 grade point average and seven school athletic records. Chaplin is The Inquirer's 2006-07 academic all-star male performer of the year. Furman and Repsher are cowinners as the female performer of the year. Chaplin holds Ursinus records in the indoor mile, indoor 800 meters and distance medley relay. The economics major has a 3.94 grade point average.
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May 8, 2003 | By Mike Jensen INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Sitting in the dugout the other day at West Chester University's baseball field, Matt Redcay pointed to his first position with the team. Up in the stands, over by third base. The scoring table was where Redcay was stationed, keeping statistics. That was back when he was a freshman, after failing to make the team at a brief tryout. "A few hacks, a few ground balls, that was it," Redcay remembers. "After I got cut, I realized I had to have a job. " The work-study office sent him over to the athletic department to work in sports information, which is how he ended up in charge of baseball statistics.
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May 15, 2002 | Daily News Wire Services
Tight end R.J. Luke is transferring from Penn State two weeks after a jury acquitted him of assaulting another student at an off-campus party. Luke released a statement yesterday through the university's sports information department saying he would transfer to Western Illinois, an NCAA Division I-AA school where he would be able to play immediately as a senior. Sports information director Jeff Nelson said coach Joe Paterno would not comment on Luke's transfer. Luke had 12 catches for 207 yards and one touchdown last year.
SPORTS
June 4, 1999 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
George Hincapie of Charlotte, N.C., edged Eddy Gragus and U.S. Postal Service teammate Julian Dean in a searing field sprint before a screaming crowd yesterday in the First Union Trenton Classic. The field of 95 professional riders from 15 teams covered 91 miles in the event, one of the fastest races in the United States. The riders had an average speed of just over 30 m.p.h. "It's a super-fast course, and we were just trying to stay out front," Hincapie, 26, said. The Postal team rode the race with stealth tactics - staying at the back and taking advantage of other teams speeding up the pack to catch up with the leaders.
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