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March 21, 2014
The Penn women's basketball team (22-6, 12-2 Ivy) will be making its first appearance in the NCAA Tournament in a decade, following this year's Ivy League championship. Senior Courtney Wilson and freshman Sydney Stipanovich are writing a daily diary for the Daily News throughout the team's run in the tournament.   Yesterday was a reminder that even though our lives are focused on the game ahead, we are still Ivy League students, and school must come first.
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May 10, 1988 | By Marian Uhlman, Inquirer Staff Writer
By his senior year in high school, Mike had become so attached to the bottle that he occasionally would belt down a few drinks before his basketball games. He would only indulge, however, before games that he thought his team would win. With those odds, he reasoned, he could count on a less strenuous night, spending more time on the bench than on the court. Now, seven months sober, he realizes that he had little control over the pregame drinks, let alone his frequent binges.
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July 31, 2002 | By Don Beideman INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Widener University football standout T.J. Hess has been named Verizon Academic All-America Team member of the year, emblematic of the nation's top student-athlete, in the college division. The award is voted on by the College Sports Information Directors of America and encompasses all sports. The college division includes NCAA Division II and III schools. Women's basketball player Stacey Dales-Schuman of the University of Oklahoma, a member of the WNBA's Washington Mystics, was honored in the university division, for Division I schools.
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October 11, 1986 | Daily News Wire Services
Citing serious shortcomings in the way the University of Maryland educates its student-athletes, a task force yesterday proposed that players meet tougher admission and academic standards and do without some of the special treatment they have received in the past. A report by the task force did not fault anyone specifically, but it did say some coaches placed the academic and personal development of their students below their athletic performances. The task force, blaming both the administration and the athletic department for failing to ensure high academic standards, recommended improvements in a number of programs intended to help athletes.
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December 13, 1988 | From Inquirer Wire Services
Kentucky assistant coach Dwane Casey is mentioned in seven NCAA allegations of wrongdoing against the nation's winningest basketball program, according to a text of 13 charges released yesterday. The university released the text of all but four of the 17 allegations handed down by the NCAA in October. The university's decision to release the text of the allegations stemmed from a lawsuit filed Oct. 25 by the Louisville Courier-Journal. The Lexington Herald-Leader later intervened with the Courier-Journal in the lawsuit.
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September 11, 2012 | The Inquirer Staff
Temple will take on perennial basketball power Duke at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, N.J., on Dec. 8, the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority announced on Monday. The Owls will play the Blue Devils in the second game of a doubleheader that also will have St. Peter's facing Loyola, Md. Mike Krzyzewski's Blue Devils have a 19-1 record at the Izod Center, winning five NCAA East Regional finals. Fran Dunphy's Owls have won 79 games the last three seasons. Temple is one of 13 schools to make the last five NCAA tournaments.
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August 17, 2001 | Daily News Wire Services
A student-athlete advocacy group urged the NCAA to immediately enact reforms to protect athletes following the deaths of three college football players who collapsed during workouts in recent months. The Collegiate Athletes Coalition, started in January by a group of former and current UCLA football players, wants the NCAA to establish and enforce safety standards for voluntary and mandatory workouts, and require schools to expand health insurance and life insurance benefits for players.
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October 4, 1997 | By Nick Fierro, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
His third promotion in four years at Villanova University yesterday landed Tim Hofferth in the school's athletic director's chair. Hofferth, 34, succeeds longtime friend Gene DeFilippo, who resigned last month to take a similar job at Boston College. "Gene was like a mentor to me," Hofferth said. "He taught me the most important lesson about this business. He told me that if you keep the student-athlete at the heart of the program, and keep the student-athlete at the heart of every decision you make, you'll be successful.
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April 1, 1994 | Daily News Wire Services
The NCAA plans to release a 400-page report in May that will recommend whether a Division I-A football playoff is feasible. If favorable, a vote at the 1995 convention is possible, with a playoff held in January 1996. However, NCAA executive director Cedric Dempsey cautioned yesterday that such a timetable might be overly optimistic. "I can recall in 1979 I said it was inevitable there was going to be one, and I suspect it's still inevitable," said Dempsey, speaking at a Final Four news conference in Charlotte, N.C. "But I'm not totally confident at this point, because in my own mind I have not resolved some of the student-athlete concerns.
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June 29, 2006 | Daily News Staff and Wire Reports
A Little League softball coach in Radnor was accused of grabbing an 11-year-old by the neck and yelling racial slurs at him, police said. Kevin Sullivan, 36, had finished conducting a softball practice for Radnor Wayne Little League on June 21 and had covered the field with a tarp and sandbags when the 11-year-old and some friends removed a couple of the bags and were playing with them, according to a criminal complaint. Sullivan, who is white, argued with the boys and yelled racial slurs at the 11-year-old black boy, according to the complaint.
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February 27, 2015
IT'S AN INTERESTING proposal. Last week, The Diamondback - the University of Maryland student newspaper of which I am proud alum - broke a story that the Big Ten Conference was going to discuss making football and men's basketball players spend a year in college before they would be eligible to compete. Certainly, a lot of ground must be covered between discussing a "Year of Readiness" proposal to something concrete actually happening, but I would ask, "Why not?" I understand the concerns, and if I were a men's basketball or football coach in the Big Ten, I'd be just like Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo in saying, "I'm not sure I'd do that.
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December 3, 2014 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
EDISON, N.J. - A proposal to toughen the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association's transfer rule was voted down by the general membership on Monday. By a 139-98 margin, the schools in the association that attended the annual meeting at Pines Manor shot down a proposal that would have required student-athletes who transfer without a change of residence to sit out for 45 days and also to be ineligible for tournament competition. "I thought it was punitive," said Haddonfield athletic director Lefty Banos, who voted against the proposal.
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May 20, 2014 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
She had so many true and heartfelt things to say about her school, and Emily Moran's greatest worry, as she prepared to deliver the commencement address Sunday at La Salle University, was that the words would pour out of her into a shapeless pile, like jelly beans from a bag. She has always talked fast, especially among those she knows best and loves most. "They keep telling me, 'You have to slow down,' " she said. It's no wonder why. She has five siblings. Her father is one of 15, and from those 14 aunts and uncles Emily Moran has 86 cousins.
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March 29, 2014 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Columnist
No more two-a-days. That's one suggestion to help put the student in student-athlete. The NCAA has legislation on the books calling for no more than 20 hours a week involved in any "athletically-related activities. " How about enforcing it? A National Labor Relations Board regional director noted some pretty overwhelming evidence that Northwestern football players were, in fact, employees of the school, causing him to approve an election for a union. Northwestern's response: They're not employees because they're students.
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March 21, 2014
The Penn women's basketball team (22-6, 12-2 Ivy) will be making its first appearance in the NCAA Tournament in a decade, following this year's Ivy League championship. Senior Courtney Wilson and freshman Sydney Stipanovich are writing a daily diary for the Daily News throughout the team's run in the tournament.   Yesterday was a reminder that even though our lives are focused on the game ahead, we are still Ivy League students, and school must come first.
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November 7, 2013 | BY ANDREW ALBERT, Daily News Staff Writer albertaphillynews.com
MICHAEL Carter-Williams has had quite the busy week. A week ago, he was just gearing up for his first professional basketball game, hoping for the best. His team was not supposed to succeed, or even come close. Fast forward a week, and things have changed drastically. The Sixers are 3-1, including home wins over the Bulls and the defending champion Heat. Carter-Williams averaged 20 points and 7.8 assists in those four games, and was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week after the first three games.
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January 1, 2013 | By Michael Vitez, Inquirer Staff Writer
Joseph N. Brancato, 97, a former vice principal at South Philadelphia High School and versatile athlete who once held a collegiate record in rope climbing, 20 feet in 3.9 seconds, died Thursday, Dec., 27, at a Delaware County retirement community. Dr. Brancato graduated from South Philadelphia High School, earned bachelor's and master's degrees at Temple University, and completed his Ph.D. in physical education at Pennsylvania State University. Though he lived most of his adult life in Morton, he was the last surviving of seven Brancato siblings from South Philadelphia.
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September 11, 2012 | The Inquirer Staff
Temple will take on perennial basketball power Duke at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, N.J., on Dec. 8, the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority announced on Monday. The Owls will play the Blue Devils in the second game of a doubleheader that also will have St. Peter's facing Loyola, Md. Mike Krzyzewski's Blue Devils have a 19-1 record at the Izod Center, winning five NCAA East Regional finals. Fran Dunphy's Owls have won 79 games the last three seasons. Temple is one of 13 schools to make the last five NCAA tournaments.
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June 4, 2012 | By Monica Yant Kinney, Inquirer Columnist
Darren and Phyllis Sudman channeled love and grief for the son they lost into a children's health crusade, but when they reflect on how quickly they raised $1 million and passed the nation's first law to protect youth athletes' hearts, the Plymouth Meeting couple credit business know-how honed during years at corporations like AOL . After the couple's 12-week-old, Simon, died in his sleep in 2005, the Sudmans discovered that both mother and...
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June 1, 2012 | By Bonnie L. Cook and INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Had he lived, Simon Sudman would have been a first grader this year. But his death at 3 months from an undetected heart defect in 2005 spurred his parents, Darren and Phyllis, to press for state laws that would help prevent sadness like theirs from darkening the lives of other families. On Wednesday, the Plymouth Meeting couple's efforts bore fruit: Gov. Corbett signed into law House Bill 1610, making Pennsylvania the first state to set standards for preventing sudden cardiac arrest and death in student athletes and children.
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