March 18, 2012
Sunday at 4 p.m. at New Orleans Arena TV/Radio: CSN; ESPN-AM 950 Coaches: Soul, Doug Plank; VooDoo, Chris O'Hanlon Last year: The Soul finished the season 6-12; the VooDoo were 3-15, the worst record in the league. Both teams were out of the AFL during the 2009 and 2010 seasons. Outlook The Soul feature league record-setter Derrick Ross and wide receiver Jeff Hughley, who ranked No. 3 in the Arena Football League last year in all-purpose yards (2,680)
January 16, 2013 |
Linebacker Jonathan Walton, who had committed to Penn State last month after an official visit, has backed off his commitment, according to a report by South Carolina's GoUpstate.com. The 6-foot, 230-pound Walton, of Daphne, Ala., made an official visit last weekend to Tennessee and has visits scheduled to Southern California and Auburn in the next two weekends. He also has traveled to Minnesota. "I feel indecisive," Walton told GoUpstate.com. "I'm just weighing them out right now. Penn State is still in the mix. I just want to make my choice and stick with it. I'll waiting until signing day [Feb.
August 14, 2012 |
INDIANAPOLIS - Andrew Luck knows life in the NFL can't be this easy for a rookie. The No. 1 overall draft pick threw his first NFL pass for a long touchdown, just like Peyton Manning in 1998, then led Indianapolis to two more. Luck one-upped his predecessor by winning Sunday's preseason opener, 38-3, over St. Louis - Indy's first preseason-opening win since '94. Johnson released. The Miami Dolphins have released wide receiver Chad Johnson a day after the wide receiver was arrested and charged with a misdemeanor domestic battery, Fox Sports' Jay Glazer reported.
January 2, 2012 |
DALLAS - Penn State was so concerned with how it would handle Houston's fast-paced offense that it utilized two scout teams in practice to try to emulate the tempo. "We have more or less the same offensive line every single play and then two sets of wide receiver groups with the quarterback and another group with another quarterback," strong safety Drew Astorino said Sunday. "As soon as one offense is done, the other offense runs right on and runs a play instead of having to go back and look" at the card listing plays.
September 7, 2011 |
The great thing about the WJFL Patriot Division is the proximity: These teams are close in geographic distance, and close in competitive distance, too. Willingboro won the title last season with a 4-0 record, and could finish last this season. Or first again. Cinnaminson was last at 0-4 last season, and could finish first this season. Or last again. "Any team can beat any other on any given day," Cinnaminson coach Mario Patrizi said. In the Freedom Division, Palmyra should challenge behind wide receiver/defensive back Nick Cannizaro, while Rancocas Valley looms as a favorite in the Capitol with Temple recruit Ray Korang and Minnesota recruit Dom Twitty up front and DeSean Jones in the backfield.
June 7, 2012 |
Penn State coach Bill O'Brien released his first depth chart Tuesday but hinted there will be more fights to win starting jobs in the pre-season than the chart indicates. O'Brien named senior Matt McGloin his starting quarterback last week but said "a handful of other positions are the only ones that I feel are set at this point. " "There will be a lot of position battles to determine starters during training camp," O'Brien said in a statement. The depth chart indicates four positions where there is no clear No. 1. The most interesting is at middle linebacker, where incumbent starter Glenn Carson is considered even with fellow junior Khairi Fortt, who was slowed during spring practice by a knee injury.
September 7, 2012 |
A lot would appear to be riding on Friday night's opener between Penns Grove and Glassboro . Then again, the game could have little bearing on the rest of the season. On paper, Penns Grove and Glassboro look like the cofavorites in the WJFL Diamond Division as well as strong contenders for the South Jersey Group 1 title. So Friday's opener at Glassboro could set the stage for the long season. Then again, Penns Grove opened last season with a 54-0 victory over Glassboro.
February 9, 2012 |
NEW YORK GIANTS running back Brandon Jacobs apologized last night for telling reporters Tuesday that Gisele Bundchen should "stay cute and shut up. " Jacobs, speaking on ESPN's The Doug Gottlieb Show, said he should respect Tom Brady's wife. "Given the fact that it's a colleague of mine's wife, I do apologize for saying that, because I shouldn't have said that," Jacobs said yesterday. "It's his wife and I should respect that just as much as anyone else. " Jacobs, however, stood by his comments on Bundchen's appearance, again calling her "cute.
September 3, 2013 |
Every year, Rob Rolle got closer to the football. As a sophomore, Rolle was a wide receiver. As a junior, Rolle was a running back. Now a senior captain for Delsea's defending Group 3 sectional champions, Rolle is a quarterback with a different perspective than many of the signal-callers in South Jersey. "I've had a different role every year, and it's helped me better understand the offense," Rolle said. "I saw things from a wide receiver's perspective. I saw things from a running back's perspective.
January 30, 2013
Imhotep Charter's Eerin Young, whose development as a multipurpose standout began with the Oak Lane Wildcats, has landed a football scholarship. At the end of an official visit last weekend, the 5-foot-9, 175-pound senior committed to play for Rhode Island. "It was just the perfect fit," he said. "Coach [Joe] Trainer and the other coaches showed me a lot of love. " Young starred for Imhotep as a wide receiver and running back. Last season, while helping the 14-1 Panthers advance to the PIAA Class AA state semifinals, he rushed for 1,000-plus yards and scored 21 touchdowns.