Paul Franklin

Paul Franklin

Paul Franklin has written about sports for more than 40 years, covering teams in the NFL, NBA and MLB, though mostly colleges in the Philly-New Jersey-New York area. A staff writer on and off for three New Jersey dailies, he has also been published in The Sporting News, The Associated Press, Boston Globe, New York Post, New Jersey Monthly magazine, Eastern Basketball, Lindy's magazine, and Street and Smith magazine, among others.

February 16, 2018

College Football

Ex-Temple star Paul Palmer will have company as he walks into the College Football Hall of Fame

Paul Palmer won't be alone when he walks to the podium at the College Football Hall of Fame awards dinner in December. Two women will be by his side, though you won't see either.

July 6, 2017


Malcolm Jenkins: Colin Kaepernick’s message will live on despite apparent blackball

Many who live in the New Jersey township of Piscataway know Malcolm Jenkins as a role model. To outsiders, he is known by many as an NFL player who last season raised a fist during the national anthem.

December 17, 2016

College Basketball

Yes, that's former Villanova superstar Kerry Kittles on the Princeton bench

After nine seasons in the NBA, Kerry Kittles is back on the court. The lights aren’t as bright in the Ivy League, but as a coach for the first time, the assistant at Princeton is just fine in the shadows.

November 23, 2016

College Basketball

All coaches teach. Temple's Fran Dunphy is one of the nation's few teachers

Fran Dunphy isn’t just the all-time winningest coach in Big 5 history, he is also a full-time educator. Prior to arriving at Temple 11 years ago, he was a lecturer at the Wharton Executive Education program and in the management department of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

September 15, 2016

College Football

Priore set to begin second season at Penn – with the help of a very special friend

The view from the second-floor office in Weightman Hall unfolds Franklin Field, framed by the legendary track of the Penn Relays.

August 29, 2016

College Football

Andy Talley brought Villanova football back from the dead. Now he's using football to save lives

Andy Talley doesn’t have a bucket list. Doesn’t want to travel, doesn’t need to see the Grand Canyon or float off in a hot air balloon.

June 15, 2016


The Soul's Wayne Tribue not your typical Arena League football player

At first glance, Wayne Tribue’s football resume is rather common. He’s played the game since middle school, right through high school and college, and was good enough to get a look at a handful of NFL camps.

June 11, 2016


Philadelphia’s USA Rugby League team packs quite a punch

During weekdays, some of them are environmental engineers, mechanical engineers, real estate agents and attorneys. During summer, on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, and on Saturdays, they are rugby players.

May 26, 2016


Reading Fightin Phils manager Dusty Wathan's livin' life as a 'lifer'

Baseball is truly in Reading Fightin' Phils manager Dusty Wathan's blood

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