Transfer rule leaves Roman Catholic’s Lynn Greer III ineligible for PIAA basketball playoffs

“I don’t think they accounted for young men going to a boarding school and the hardships that are associated with going to a boarding school, which can potentially be entirely away from your family, friends, everybody that you grew up with,” Griffin said. “Yeah, it’s his decision. But a lot of times you don’t know until you get there. I think that’s tremendous hardship for a young man, and no one can tell me otherwise.”

Shipley 1,000-point scorer Lauren Ross looks forward to a Friends League title and college ball at St. Joseph’s

Ross, who finished her junior season with 999 career points, said she had unfinished business with the ball from the state championship game. So, in the Gators’ first game of this season, against Lawrenceville on Nov. 30, Ross tied up the loose ends. She drilled her first field-goal attempt against Lawrenceville to become the 11th girl in Shipley history to score 1,000 career points.

Averie Doughty’s soccer season was defined by clutch goals - and a PIAA Class 4A state championship

In Souderton’s state semifinal game against Peters Township, Doughty scored with 11 seconds left in regulation to tie the game. She then sealed the win with an overtime goal to lead the Indians into the championship game. In the final, Doughty sealed the win with an overtime goal against Pennridge after she cut to the net to flank the defense and goalkeeper.

How might the men's basketball roster change at Temple?

Temple’s staff is scouting high school prospects and meeting with transfers before the 2018-19 season. Associate head coach Aaron McKie told The Temple News last week that he plans to recruit “athletes with high motors” when he takes over the program in the 2019-20 season. Until then, Temple will have one more season with coach Fran Dunphy at the helm. In Dunphy’s final season, what will Temple’s roster look like? Which players won’t be on Temple’s roster after the 2018-19 season? Who are som

Coaching transition slows men's basketball team's progress

The assistant sports editor argues that Aaron McKie shouldn’t have to wait to take over the program. Last week, the university announced associate head coach Aaron McKie will succeed coach Fran Dunphy at the end of the 2018-19 season. But before that happens, it’ll be “business as usual” for Temple, Dunphy said. And in recent history, that’s meant underperforming and missing out on the NCAA Tournament. So, why bring Dunphy back for a lame duck year? Why not let McKie get accustomed to his new

Temple announces men's basketball coaching transition

Coach Fran Dunphy will step down after the 2018-19 season before assistant coach Aaron McKie will assume his role starting in the 2019-20 season. The university announced on Wednesday that coach Fran Dunphy will step down after the 2018-19 season and be replaced by assistant coach Aaron McKie. The Athletic’s Seth Davis first reported the news on March 30. “Fran Dunphy is one of the greatest coaches in the history of Philadelphia college basketball and an icon in the world of college hoops,” At

Former Temple football player brings music to practices

As senior safety Delvon Randall walked down the sideline after he intercepted a pass during a spring practice, Jeremiah Atoki shouted at him from the balcony of Edberg-Olson Hall. “How many you going to get this year?” Atoki said to Temple’s 2017 leader in interceptions. Atoki, a former linebacker, isn’t on Temple’s roster anymore, but he is still part of the team. Instead of participating in drills on the field, Atoki now spends every practice on the balcony as Temple’s DJ. Midway through la

NCAA athletes should see the benefits of their work

Sure, Villanova claimed its second NCAA title in the past three seasons after its 79-62 win against the University of Michigan in San Antonio. The trophy will be a nice recruiting tool as it sits in Villanova’s basketball facility. But the NCAA, which raked in $857 million in revenue from its men’s basketball tournament, was the true winner. The players whose fans actually watched on TV or in packed arenas won’t see any of this money — the NCAA states because college basketball players are ama

Former walk-on O-lineman carves out role for Temple football

Chris Wiesehan knew redshirt-sophomore offensive lineman Vincent Picozzi had potential from the moment he saw him in a high school hallway in May 2016. The Owls’ offensive line coach was immediately intrigued by Picozzi’s 6-foot-4-inch frame. When Wiesehan met Picozzi at Lansdale Catholic High School in Lansdale, Pennsylvania, he convinced him to attend a football camp. Picozzi intended to enroll at the Lawrenceville School, a preparatory school in New Jersey, but he decided to walk on to Tem
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