January 15, 2013 |
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.
October 8, 1986 |
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.
January 1, 1996 |
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.
May 15, 2002 |
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.
May 8, 2003 |
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.
March 21, 2012 |
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.
June 11, 1989 |
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.
August 6, 1996 |
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)
June 28, 1995 |
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.
June 4, 1999 |
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.