April 17, 2016 |
Sometimes there are different ways to get things done. But make no mistake, when it comes to the Bishop Eustace baseball team, the results are usually favorable. This has long been one of the best programs in South Jersey, but this year, veteran coach Sam Tropiano lacked an abundance of what has carried the program over the years - seniors. This year, there are only six seniors on the roster, and one of them, infielder-outfielder Kevin Lammers, is out for the year with a back injury.
February 21, 2014 |
INDIANAPOLIS - Three hundred thirty-five draft prospects will descend on this Midwest city over the next several days for the NFL's annual predraft scouting combine. That number will include 85 of the record 98 underclassmen who have decided to pass on their remaining college eligibility and get an early start on chasing their NFL dream. For sure-fired first-rounders like South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins, Auburn offensive tackle Greg Robinson, Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel and a dozen other juniors who are expected to be taken in the first round, the decision to come out early makes perfect sense.
November 18, 2011 |
ANY MOMENT, one half-expected Damiere Shaw to say he'd be applying for an extra year of high school. That's how much the Temple-bound star was gushing about what he figures he'll see out of Cardinal O'Hara's football program over the next couple of seasons. "I wouldn't put anything past these guys," he said, during a brisk walk toward the school from O'Hara's new turf stadium. "Catholic League championships. State titles. Everything's possible. " Yesterday, the only object was to end the season on a positive note, and the Lions did that handsomely.
November 1, 2011
It appears that one of the area's top basketball underclassmen has made an oral commitment. Stephen Vasturia, a 6-4 junior combo guard at St. Joseph's Prep, has picked Notre Dame, according to recruiting expert Adam Zagoria. Zagoria cited his source as Tony Sagona, Vasturia's AAU coach with the Jersey Shore Warriors. Sagona said the decision was finalized early yesterday afternoon. William "Speedy" Morris, the Prep's coach, would not confirm that information, but said Vasturia is holding a news conference today at 2:30 p.m. in the school's library.
October 21, 2011 |
As the leaves change color and the temperatures grow cooler, Devon Still, perhaps the most disruptive force in the Big Ten, finds the attention directed his way along Penn State's defensive front grows more intense. Opposing head coaches prepare for the Nittany Lions by trying to bury Still with double teams, while praising him at the same time. "He's an all-American, he's a force," said Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald, who will take his turn at stopping Still on Saturday night when the Wildcats and Lions meet in Evanston, Ill. "If you count the number of plays he's impacted, it's probably about 40 to 50 plays where his ability to get up the field has caused just complete and total chaos in the backfield.
April 12, 2011 |
The NFL and its locked-out players have been ordered to start talking again. The federal judge handling the lawsuit against the league told both sides yesterday they will participate in court-supervised mediation, saying she still is considering whether to grant the players' request to lift the lockout that's been in place for a month. The players got their wish, with the talks held in the federal courts in Minnesota rather than the collective bargaining setting where the two sides unsuccessfully met last month.
January 14, 2010 |
Disqualifications are on the rise, but that's not what concerns one New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association official. It's the age of the athletes who are being ejected from games. The NJSIAA announced yesterday that there were 197 disqualifications during the fall season. That's 25 more than last fall, and the most since the association began charting disqualifications in 2004. But what bothers NJSIAA assistant director Larry White the most is that 53 of the disqualifications occurred during freshman or junior-varsity competition.
January 4, 2010 |
Florida cornerback Joe Haden is skipping his final year of eligibility and entering the NFL draft. Haden announced his intentions yesterday, 2 days after No. 5 Florida beat fourth-ranked Cincinnati 51-24 in the Sugar Bowl. "This was a tough decision, and I spent a lot of time with my family talking about it," Haden said in a statement released by the school. "I'm so proud that I had the chance to be a Gator. It's been one of the best experiences of my life. " The All-America led the Gators with four interceptions this season and was a finalist for the Thorpe Award, given to the nation's top defensive back.
June 17, 2008 |
Former Episcopal Academy star Wayne Ellington yesterday removed his name from the NBA draft and will return to North Carolina for his junior season. Ellington, a 6-4, 200-pound guard, was a second-team All-ACC selection last season when he averaged 16.6 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists. The Tar Heels (36-3) advanced to the Final Four, where they lost in the semifinals to Kansas. "After going through this process and gaining valuable information then discussing my future with my family as well as coach [Roy]