February 4, 2016 |
Temple University has quite a bit of work to do if it wants to build a football stadium on campus, says Philadelphia City Council President Darrell L. Clarke. In other words, the Owls aren't in the red zone. "At some point, it probably will require a significant amount of city support, and at this point, that's not there," he said. His comments came one day after Temple president Neil D. Theobald told student government leaders that he intended to recommend to the university's board of trustees that the school proceed with plans for a stadium.
January 8, 2016
HELEN GYM - brand-new councilwoman, fierce education advocate, longtime media favorite - is already ruffling some feathers in City Hall, and not in the refreshing, shake-up-the-system way that you might expect. The contretemps among Gym and some of her colleagues was explained to Clout thusly: Each of the seven at-large Council members had agreed to kick in about $1,800 in campaign cash to cover the cost of Monday's at-large inauguration celebration on the fifth floor of City Hall.
December 19, 2015 |
New Jersey lawmakers want to give more tax credits to businesses that agree to move to areas around the state's colleges and universities. The bill was first introduced in 2005 and has been reintroduced every session since. On Thursday, it was approved by the Assembly. Since the Senate passed it last week, it now goes to Gov. Christie's desk. It would create "innovation zones" in areas around campuses, giving tax incentives to companies that move there. Advisory boards would decide what types of industry to support in each zone.
December 2, 2015 |
CRIMES STEMMING from online transactions that require the buyer and seller to meet in person have become so ubiquitous that they've spawned online listicles like "35 Heinous Craigslist Crimes" and "10 terrifying Craigslist crimes and misdemeanors. " Now, with the holiday shopping season here, one area police department is offering its station as a trading post to conduct safe, video-monitored transactions between buyers and sellers who have met online. If only there were such a safe zone for online dating.
November 26, 2015 |
There wasn't time to focus on all that propelled Saledeem Major to the end zone - the prep school that closed down in the middle of the year, the Division II program that kind of felt apart on him after the coach was fired, the path back to his hometown team, even if he's paying for the privilege of playing football for Temple. "I kind of blacked out, right after I crossed the line," Major said. "Did I really just score a touchdown?" Teammates ran over and engulfed him after the last score in Temple's 31-12 victory Saturday over Memphis.
November 18, 2015 |
A CITY COUNCIL committee yesterday approved zoning legislation for a $450 million casino and hotel project in South Philadelphia, despite hours of testimony from Philadelphians and out-of-towners who alleged the developer practices racially discriminatory tactics reminiscent of the segregated south. During a five-hour hearing, officials from the Cordish Cos., of Baltimore, said that the charges were "trumped up" and that the company had never lost a discrimination lawsuit in its 105-year history.
November 1, 2015 |
BUFFALO - Despite the Flyers' entering Friday night's game with the Sabres ranked 25th out of the 30 NHL teams in goals per game, coach Dave Hakstol said after Friday's morning skate he wasn't that concerned with the 2.11 goals per game they had averaged in their first nine contests. "I don't think it's any different of an outlook than it was two months ago," Hakstol said. "I think we're confident in our group when we're doing things together in the right way. I feel very comfortable saying that we can be a team that's comfortable playing the lower-scoring, close, tight games and being solid and consistent through the 60 minutes.
October 23, 2015 |
In the opening game of his senior season at Clay High School near Jacksonville, Fla., Nolan Carroll II, one of the most highly-recruited wide receivers in the talent-rich state, caught a pass on a deep slant route, shook past an oncoming safety and took the ball some 60 yards for a touchdown. It was a good but unremarkable play in a 2004 high school game, and it is only worth mentioning now because Carroll, who converted to cornerback in college, intercepted an Eli Manning pass on Sunday and returned it for a touchdown.
October 21, 2015 |
Running in museums: Typically prohibited. Running in the Franklin Institute's recently renovated SportsZone : Totally encouraged. When the 3,600-square-foot, 21-interactive-activity, new-gym-smelling permanent exhibit reopens to the public Saturday, expect a long line for "Athletes in Action. " The 40-foot dash lets two visitors compete side-by-side against virtual versions of (choose one!) Eagles WR Jordan Matthews, wheelchair racer Tatyana McFadden, a marathon runner, a Paralympic sprinter or the comparatively slow yet surprisingly speedy (considering that tummy)
October 16, 2015 |
The Eagles have spent more than a decade preparing for games against Eli Manning. There have been different defensive players, different defensive coordinators - even different head coaches. But Manning remains the constant, and the Eagles must prepare for him this week while the 34-year-old New York Giants quarterback is playing at perhaps the highest level in his career. Manning won the NFC offensive player of the week after throwing for 441 yards and three touchdowns Sunday in a last-minute win over San Francisco.