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Former C.B. West coach Mike Pettine issues statement on hazing

philly.com — Former C.B. West coach Mike Pettine issues statement on hazing Mike Pettine, the legendary former head football coach at Central Bucks High School West, released a statement Tuesday about the hazing accusations that caused the cancellation of West's season last week.

Nutter lends support to Dick Allen Hall of Fame campaign

philly.com — Posted: Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 2:44 PM Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter will announce his support for former Phillies great Dick Allen's candidacy for the National Baseball Hall of Fame at a 3 p.m. press conference Wednesday.

Clear sailing for Hinkie in second tanking campaign

philly.com — Before Sam Hinkie became the 76ers' general manager early last year, the people he knew around the NBA counseled him to consider the depth of the job's downside. Here was a franchise that, for all its efforts, had spent a decade fluctuating between mediocrity and irrelevance, and Hinkie used a gentle euphemism to describe his friends' and colleagues' unfiltered thoughts.

Foles clearly has regressed this season

philly.com — Nick Foles is a lesser quarterback this season than last in every meaningful regard, and this must change if the Eagles are to be taken seriously as Super Bowl contenders.

It could have been worse at Central Bucks West if officials hadn't acted

philly.com — It could have gotten worse. That's the crux of the thing. That's why Central Bucks High School West's football team didn't play its homecoming game Friday night against rival Central Bucks East and why it won't play its regular-season finale against William Tennent.

It could have been worse at Central Bucks West if officials hadn't acted

philly.com — It could have gotten worse. That's the crux of the thing. That's why Central Bucks High School West's football team didn't play its homecoming game Friday night against rival Central Bucks East and why it won't play its regular-season finale against William Tennent.

Troubling news hits proud C.B. West program hard

philly.com — Posted: Friday, October 24, 2014, 3:01 AM Drive north along Business Route 202 into Doylestown, past a hospital campus on the left and a wall of verdant trees on the right, and soon a striking sight will emerge before you.

Mike Hull ready to go to the mat vs. Ohio State

philly.com — Sometimes there are stories that are teed up for sportswriting - for all the clichés of the craft about overcoming adversity or pain or both, for a quick and easy metaphor about how an athlete's triumph represents his team's best chance for an improbable victory. Mike Hull's story is one of those.

Any lottery changes too late to affect 76ers

articles.philly.com — The Sixers weren't trying to lose games over that time, though you wouldn't have known it from those decisions. It's only now, with owner Josh Harris and general manager Sam Hinkie more than a year into a rebuilding plan that aims to maximize the team's chances of securing high draft picks and (in turn) superstar players, that the league has taken notice.

Seahawks' loss (Percy Harvin), may be Eagles' gain

philly.com — So Percy Harvin thought he was Biff Tannen and every other wide receiver on the Seattle Seahawks' roster was George McFly. On Friday, the Seahawks traded Harvin to the New York Jets, getting a conditional draft pick back for a Pro Bowl-caliber player with a volcanic personality.
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Oct 30, 2014

Swell. There's someone's fall-semester tuition. RT @columbiajourn: J-schoolers, you raised $148,775 for #ColumbiaGivingDay.

Oct 30, 2014

I've got an extra propeller hat with your name on it. RT @Jeff_McLane The Hinkie nerd mafia is out in full force this morning.

Oct 30, 2014

RT @Jeff_McLane: The Hinkie nerd mafia is out in full force this morning.

Oct 30, 2014

RT @powellnyt: Highest of High Anxiety: A Proud Father, A Giants’ Ace and their Beloved rural North Carolina. My column: nyti.ms/1wHGs33

Oct 30, 2014

Larry Brown thinks the #76ers are wrong to tank, & maybe he's right. I mean, he is a coach who knows good tanking when he sees it. #Knicks

Oct 29, 2014

Don't worry, Royals. Just come to Philly. You could've finished fourth, and our mayor will still give you a parade.

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