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.
December 3, 2014 |
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.
May 20, 2014 |
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.
March 29, 2014 |
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.
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.
November 7, 2013 |
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.
January 1, 2013 |
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.
September 11, 2012 |
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.
June 4, 2012 |
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...
June 1, 2012 |
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.