University City: Penn Sprint Football Gaining Ground

University City: Penn Sprint Football Gaining Ground

On a cool, crisp, October night, Bill Wagner smiled as he watched his University of Pennsylvania football players practice on Franklin Field. Penn’s Sprint football team might be one of the lesser-known groups to have played on Franklin Field but the Quakers have quietly become a force in the sport. Since 1934, Penn has played in […]

 

Amateur Sports: NCAA March Madness Set to Return to Philadelphia in 2016

Amateur Sports: NCAA March Madness Set to Return to Philadelphia in 2016

When the Philadelphia Sports Congress, the Wells Fargo Center and La Salle University bid to host the East Regional round of the 2016 NCAA men’s basketball tournament, they hoped it would have an economic impact on the city of Philadelphia. The 20,000-seat Wells Fargo Center, designed for big-time events, is anticipated to be sold out for […]

 

Chestnut Hill: Chestnut Hill College to Introduce Women’s Bowling Next Year

Chestnut Hill: Chestnut Hill College to Introduce Women’s Bowling Next Year

When a person thinks about collegiate sports, the ones that come to mind include football, basketball and maybe even tennis or lacrosse. Beginning with the 2015-2016 academic year, Chestnut Hill College will add women’s bowling to that mix. Chestnut Hill College Athletic Director Lynn Tubman says that bowling is considered one of the fastest growing […]

 

University City: Drexel Lacrosse Player Looks Back

University City: Drexel Lacrosse Player Looks Back

The night of Dec. 8, 2012 had started off like any other Saturday night for Brendan Glynn, then a lacrosse player entering his senior season at Drexel University. Glynn was coming off a successful junior campaign in which he had 26 goals and 11 assists and was gearing up for what would be his final […]

 

Chestnut Hill: “Traditionally Untraditional” University Adds a Sprint Football Team

Chestnut Hill: “Traditionally Untraditional” University Adds a Sprint Football Team

The slim chance of playing football at the college level is a difficult pill to swallow for many high school hopefuls. However, a little-known variant of the game, known as sprint football, can provide these athletes with a much sought after opportunity on the gridiron. One Philadelphia-area university is now extending that opportunity to those […]

 

Far Northeast: Pilot Fall Wooden Bat League Gets Another Season

Far Northeast: Pilot Fall Wooden Bat League Gets Another Season

What started as a simple idea to play baseball in the fall with a wooden bat has become a hit in Northeast Philadelphia. And it will return next fall, and maybe even sooner. Academy Sabres vice president and athletic director Scott Dreibelbis decided to start the Fall Wooden Bat Lumber League when his son, Jack, said […]