Amateur Sports: Reminiscing About a Bygone Era of Catholic League Basketball

Amateur Sports: Reminiscing About a Bygone Era of Catholic League Basketball

Regarded as one of the best high school basketball leagues in the country, the Philadelphia Catholic League presents some of the toughest competition anywhere. But for those old enough to remember the glory days of the 60’s and 70’s, the basketball being played today offers a small glimpse of what once was a religion itself […]

 

Concussion Series: The Tau of Brain Injuries

Concussion Series: The Tau of Brain Injuries

The brain is a complicated organ. Containing billions of neurons, it is responsible for controlling the body, from reflexes to memories to body organs. In a way, it acts as a central computer, storing a variety of data for a person to use later. For 15 years, Dr. Dianne Langford, a neurologist at Temple University’s […]

 

Concussion Series: ““You Almost Don’t Know What a Concussion is Like Until You Go Through One.”

Concussion Series:  ““You Almost Don’t Know What a Concussion is Like Until You Go Through One.”

From the turf field at 11th Street and Cecil B. Moore Avenue, one can hear the high-pitched frequency of whistles blowing mixed with the unmistakable sounds of coaches yelling as the St. Joseph’s Prep lacrosse team practices. The time is now 5:30. Practice is almost over with only 30 minutes remaining. Head coach Andy German is […]

 

Concussion Series: “All Athletes are Taught to be Tough.”

Concussion Series: “All Athletes are Taught to be Tough.”

In sports, one play can change everything. For Tracy Yatsko, then a 17-year-old athlete for Tamaqua Area High School located in Schuylkill County, PA, that play occurred during a basketball game. Jumping for a loose ball, Yatkso hit her head against an opponent’s. The result – a concussion. According to Jefferson University Hospitals’ Comprehensive Concussion […]

 

North Philadelphia: Speedy Morris, Philadelphia’s Coach

North Philadelphia: Speedy Morris, Philadelphia’s Coach

Few people ever get their dream job. Fewer people get to do that job for over 45 years. And far fewer get that job without a college diploma. St. Joseph’s Preparatory School head coach Speedy Morris has done all of those things. Morris’ claims to fame include being the winningest basketball coach in La Salle […]

 

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 […]

 

North Philadelphia: Andy German of The Prep Says, “It All Comes Down to Coaching.”

North Philadelphia: Andy German of The Prep Says, “It All Comes Down to Coaching.”

Andy German is about to begin his first season as the head coach of St. Joseph’s Prep‘s lacrosse team. He was hired in October, replacing Eric Gregg, who stepped down after a six year tenure. Prior to taking The Prep job, German was an assistant coach at Villanova University, serving as their defensive coordinator from 2012-2014 […]

 

Veterans’ Affairs: Leadership Boot Camp

Veterans’ Affairs: Leadership Boot Camp

The question “if not me, then who?” is central to a new program developed by the Travis Manion Foundation. In the Al Anbar Province of Iraq, 1st Lieutenant Travis Manion was killed when his group was attacked while searching a suspected insurgent’s home. Inspired by his service his family created the Travis Manion Foundation in his honor. […]