December 2, 2015 |
Ebony Power list honors Central High School student Bobby Hill was selected as one of Ebony magazine's 2015 Power 100 honorees. The list spotlights "the heroes of the black community. " The 14-year-old breakout star, a soloist with the Keystone State Boychoir, rose to prominence during Pope Francis ' Philadelphia visit when he sang an a cappella version of "Pie Jesu. " Hill's once-in-a-lifetime performance was a last-minute decision, said Steve Fisher , founder and artistic director of the choir.
October 12, 2015 |
BOBBY HILL, 14, the boy soprano who sang Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Pie Jesu" for Pope Francis on the parkway, is one of 600 children who find their voices in Commonwealth Youthchoirs, housed in the First Presbyterian Church in Germantown. Many of the boys and girls, grades pre-K through 12, come from underserved Philadelphia public schools, where music programs were early casualties of threadbare budgets. But in Commonwealth Youthchoirs' four programs, they learn to sing as joyfully as Bobby did when he charmed the pope and millions watching in person and on TV. Steve Fisher, choir director of the Keystone State Boychoir, where Bobby sings, said he almost panicked at the papal concert - not because of Bobby, who nailed his solo, but because of the rock Bobby gave the pope afterward.
March 22, 2013 |
STEVE FISHER was angry. Early in the week, a national newspaper had pegged seventh-seeded San Diego State as a team without the staying power necessary to make a run this March. Paper in hand, Fisher then looked down a line. Right below his Aztecs were their Friday night opponents - 10th-seeded Oklahoma - who they face at the Wells Fargo Center late Friday night. It is only fitting. In a South Region that includes sidelines giants Bill Self, Roy Williams and Billy Donovan, it is easy to forget that Fisher and his Friday counterpart, Oklahoma's Lon Kruger, possess résumés that most coaches would kill for. They've combined for 903 wins and two Final Fours over seven Division I stops.
March 11, 2013 |
LOWER ALLOWAYS CREEK, N.J. - He surveys the steel traps set meticulously the day before, trudging through knee-deep mud and 12-foot-high grass on the marsh. Evidence in the land and the water suggests he should have been successful. But on this day, at this moment, the muskrats have outsmarted Steve Fisher. And that matters. Because Fisher, 39, doesn't work 12-hour days trapping and skinning simply for fun: During the winter, this is how he provides for his wife and three sons. "Two rats out of a dozen and a half [traps]
November 9, 2002 |
Former Michigan men's basketball coach Steve Fisher said he had no knowledge of financial transactions between his players and a former Michigan booster. The university on Thursday punished its men's basketball program after a federal investigation revealed that former booster Ed Martin had given a total of $616,000 to Chris Webber, Robert Traylor, Maurice Taylor and Louis Bullock. The four were never on the same team together, but the seasons in which they played have been forfeited: Webber (1991-93)
October 21, 1997 |
Charles Williams and Ruben Patterson, two mainstays on Cincinnati's basketball team, will remain ineligible to play while the NCAA investigates the embattled program. The university declared Williams, Patterson and backup John Carson ineligible yesterday as it released a report that found numerous violations of NCAA rules involving the players, one assistant coach and a team manager. The manager has been fired and assistant coach John Loyer will remain on paid suspension while the NCAA follows up on the 66-page report.
October 21, 1997 |
Steve Fisher, the former Michigan basketball coach, is the front-runner to fill the coaching vacancy at South Alabama. "The job is Fisher's to either accept or turn down," said Mike Nicholson, South Alabama's sports information director. Fisher was fired Oct. 11 after a seven-month investigation by a Kansas law firm concluded that a team booster provided Michigan players with improper benefits and money. Fisher said he had done nothing wrong. Fisher, who led the Wolverines to a national championship in 1989, was 184-82 in eight seasons at Michigan.
October 14, 1997 |
Steve Fisher said yesterday he was surprised he was fired as Michigan's basketball coach. He said he doesn't believe he did anything wrong, but didn't explain why he was fired. Speaking publicly for the first time since being fired on Friday, Fisher said he honestly answered questions from a Kansas law firm hired by the university to investigate alleged NCAA violations. He criticized the university for not letting him see the results of the study before they were made public on Thursday.
October 14, 1997 |
Steve Fisher, who was fired as Michigan basketball coach Friday, yesterday criticized the university for not letting him see an outside study of the program before it was made public. Fisher said he also had made the mistake of not being more assertive in defending himself to school officials after the study showed what officials termed minor violations of NCAA rules. Fisher yesterday told reporters that he had remained silent after a Kansas law firm issued the report because the school had asked him to not comment.
October 13, 1997 |
Switzerland's Martina Hingis defeated Wayne's Lisa Raymond, 6-4, 6-2, yesterday to win the Porsche Cup in Filderstadt, Germany, for the second straight year. Hingis, 17, the world's No. 1 player, was never tested during her 66-minute victory. Hingis was up by 5-4 in the first set when Raymond needed treatment for her ailing thigh. Hingis used the short break to hit shots with a ball boy. Raymond put up little fight after her return. This was the second final of the year for the 24-year-old.