March 13, 2020
The tremors were heard throughout the plane even before the wheels bounced on the runway apron. Pat Chambers just didn’t think the timing was right Thursday night. Though, the murmurs and disgruntled aahs on the Penn State men’s basketball team plane said something. It told Chambers, the Nittany Lions head basketball coach, that his players knew.
March 6, 2020
Midnight green adorns his Hyattsville, Maryland, bedroom. It’s a Philadelphia Eagles shrine in semi-Southern parts. There are pictures of him as a kid, running around wearing a Michael Vick jersey.
March 6, 2020
Joe Burrow made history this past season by becoming the first player from LSU to win the prestigious Maxwell Club College Player of the Year Award.
February 28, 2020
The lone sound of Shawn Oakman’s cleats clip-clapping down the entrance tunnel of Houston’s TDECU Stadium was greeted by an early-February sun that caused him to squint when he looked up. Before then, there weren’t many high-blue skies he could peer into. Oakman almost had the place to himself. There were some maintenance people milling around, a few from the grounds crew, some network personnel pulling cables together on the sideline.
February 25, 2020
Devin Smeltzer, now 24, survived childhood cancer when he was 10. When he pitched for Bishop Eustace, he would sign the names of each of the young cancer patients he was with who did not survive under the bill of his cap.
February 10, 2020
By any measure, the Eagles franchise and owner Jeffrey Lurie are as progressive as they come, so what you're about to read may come as a bit of a surprise. The Eagles, along with the Saints, are the only two NFL teams that have not hired an African-American full-time head coach, defensive coordinator or offensive coordinator in over 20 years.
January 30, 2020
Each Friday for PhillyVoice, Steve Maltepes, known as “The Philly Godfather,” imparts his gambling wisdom on where the smart money is going on the Super Bowl this Sunday. Maltepes is one of the nation’s hottest sports betting experts who appears weekly on national radio and has his own website, www.thephillygodfather.com.
January 28, 2020
The only time Kyle Shurmur attended a Super Bowl was on Feb. 6, 2005, in Jacksonville, Florida, with his family. It happened to be Super Bowl XXXIX, between the New England Patriots and Andy Reid’s Philadelphia Eagles. Kyle’s dad, Pat Shurmur, was the Eagles’ quarterbacks coach at the time, when Kyle was 8 years old.
January 27, 2020
Mike McGlinchey saw this coming, possibly before anyone. The massive 6-foot-8, 305-pound starting right offensive tackle for the San Francisco 49ers, by way of Notre Dame and Penn Charter, had a feeling it wouldn’t be long before the Niners would transform from the 4-12 team they were last year to 13-3 this year and NFC Champions.
January 26, 2020
When Kobe Bryant retires after this year, he’ll have only played for two teams in his life. One is the visiting Los Angeles Lakers tonight. The other was Lower Merion, where the gym there is named after him and where his greatness was forged.