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.
May 16, 2014 |
The NCAA released its 10th annual report on Academic Progress Rates on Wednesday, and Philadelphia-area universities scored well. "Across the board, we are trending pretty positively," said Justin Miller, director of Temple's Academic Advising and Support Center for student-athletes. "We have come a long way in all of our sports across the board. " The APR is based on a points system that rewards athletes for staying academically eligible and remaining in school. The report is a four-year compilation of data beginning with the 2009-2010 academic year.
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.
March 2, 2014 |
The most powerful man in college sports was in a basement auditorium Friday at the University of Pennsylvania Law School on Sansom Street, talking at a symposium. Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany, the event's keynote speaker said nothing particularly incendiary. A trial is due to start in June where, among other issues, it could be decided whether athletes should be compensated for their likenesses. Meanwhile, a drive to unionize college athletes has begun, at a Big Ten school, Northwestern.
January 30, 2014 |
KAIN COLTER, the quarterback at Northwestern, joined union leaders yesterday in Chicago to announce the creation of the College Athletes Players Association. He says the NCAA currently dictates conditions and added that athletes need "a seat at the table" to guarantee safeguards against injuries and to ensure adequate financial compensation. Ramogi Huma, president of the National College Players Association and a former linebacker at UCLA, filed the petition in Chicago on behalf of football players at Northwestern, submitting the form at the regional office of the NLRB.
December 19, 2013
THE announcement that Temple University plans to eliminate seven Division I athletic programs on July 1 felt like a punch to the gut. Messages from former teammates, friends, family, coaches, bosses, co-workers, strangers and even former college rivals have flooded my inbox and social accounts with offers of encouragement and support. The news also managed to awaken an array of memories and feelings, most of which still expose pure and overwhelming emotions when I look back on my own experiences as a student athlete at Temple.
November 8, 2013 |
Brandon Austin, a prized recruit from Imhotep Charter, has been suspended indefinitely from the Providence men's basketball team along with a teammate for what the college termed "not upholding their responsibilities as student-athletes. " Austin and fellow freshman Rodney Bullock were suspended from game action with the team, the school announced Wednesday. "We hold our student-athletes to very high standards," Providence coach Ed Cooley said in a statement. "We are disappointed in some of the choices that Brandon and Rodney have made.
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.
June 1, 2013 |
Eastern High School announced Thursday that Jamie McGroarty has resigned as varsity softball coach after six years. "Mr. McGroarty was more than a coach to his student athletes, but a role model who showed his students how to succeed," Eastern's vice principal of athletics, Philip Smart, said in a statement. The announcement came a day after Eastern was eliminated in the South Jersey Group 4 semifinals. "When I took the job, it was supposed to be a one- or two-year job, and it morphed into a six-year thing," McGroarty said.