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February 5, 1995
CollegesIona -- Announced that men's basketball coach Jerry Welsh resigned for the remainder of the season for medical reasons. Named Tim Welsh interim coach.Minnesota -- Promoted AD McKinley Boston, a candidate for the Florida State AD job, to VP of student development and athletics.FootballWalter Camp Football Foundation -- Named Ed Marinaro, a three-time All-America running back at Cornell and a former Minnesota Viking, 1994 Alumnus of the Year.Philadelphia Eagles -- Named Jon Gruden, 31, the NFL's youngest offensive coordinator.
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By MILTON KENT | May 16, 2008
A popular and highly successful program that provides academic assistance to football players at three city public high schools will return next year but could face an uncertain long-term future. Funding for the Play It Smart program, which positions an academic coach onto the football staffs at Patterson, Forest Park and Edmondson, will continue for the coming year, city schools spokeswoman Vanessa C. Pyatt said yesterday. There had been concerns that Forest Park might drop its participation in Play It Smart, an offshoot of the Dallas-based National Football Foundation, as the school did not reapply for a grant.
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SPORTS
By Rick Belz and Rick Belz,SUN STAFF | March 8, 2001
Jason Abbott of Walkersville won the grand prize of a $4,000 college scholarship at last night's 38th annual Scholar Athlete Awards dinner that honored 89 football players at Martin's West. A total of $10,000 in scholarships was awarded by the Baltimore chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame that sponsors the event, the largest of more than 100 similar dinners throughout the country. Abbott was one of six regional scholarship award winners that included Michael Miller of Aberdeen, Dominique Williams of Patterson, Clifton Lennon of Loyola, Greg Lotz of Gilman and Ryan Fisher of Mount St. Joseph.
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By Andrew A. Green and Andrew A. Green,SUN STAFF | August 28, 2002
John R. Schneider, who achieved a lifelong dream in June when he was appointed to complete the term of former state Sen. Thomas L. Bromwell, died yesterday of colon cancer. He was 65. Mr. Schneider, a retired AlliedSignal worker, was heavily involved in civic life in the Overlea-Fullerton area, particularly the local recreation council. That civic engagement and a longtime friendship with Mr. Bromwell brought him to Annapolis as the senator's right-hand man, where he analyzed legislation and helped shepherd bills into law. "From the day I met him until the day he died, we never had an argument, but he always had a way of putting me in my place," Mr. Bromwell said.
SPORTS
By FROM STAFF REPORTS | March 7, 2001
A total of 89 area high school football players will be honored tonight at the 38th annual Scholar Athlete Awards dinner at Martin's West in Woodlawn. Five regional scholarship winners will be selected, with one of the five being selected as the grand winner. A total of $10,000 in scholarship money will be awarded to the winners. The event is sponsored by the Baltimore chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame. Special achievement awards will be presented to Urbana High School and NCAA Division III Centennial Conference champion Western Maryland College.
SPORTS
By Jeff Seidel and Jeff Seidel,Special to The Sun | March 9, 1995
Joseph Mechlinski, a starter for the Patterson football team that made its first trip to the state semifinals, walked away with the grand prize at the 32nd annual Scholar Athlete Awards Dinner last night at Martin's West.Mechlinski, a 5-foot-8, 176-pound center-linebacker, was a first-team All-Metro and All-City/County pick this past season. He helped anchor the defense the past few seasons, leading the Clippers in tackles during his junior year."I want to congratulate all the other scholar-athletes," said Mechlinski.
NEWS
By MILTON KENT | May 16, 2008
A popular and highly successful program that provides academic assistance to football players at three city public high schools will return next year but could face an uncertain long-term future. Funding for the Play It Smart program, which positions an academic coach onto the football staffs at Patterson, Forest Park and Edmondson, will continue for the coming year, city schools spokeswoman Vanessa C. Pyatt said yesterday. There had been concerns that Forest Park might drop its participation in Play It Smart, an offshoot of the Dallas-based National Football Foundation, as the school did not reapply for a grant.
SPORTS
By FROM STAFF REPORTS | March 7, 2000
A total of 93 high school football players from the Baltimore area will be honored tomorrow night at the 37th annual Scholar Athlete Awards dinner at Martin's West in Woodlawn. Five regional scholarship winners will be selected, with one of the five being selected as the grand winner. A total of $10,000 in scholarship money will be awarded to the winners. The event, sponsored by the Baltimore chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame, will also honor the top area football teams and Patriot League Coach of the Year Gordy Combs of Towson University.
NEWS
By Andrew A. Green and Andrew A. Green,SUN STAFF | August 28, 2002
John R. Schneider, who achieved a lifelong dream in June when he was appointed to complete the term of former state Sen. Thomas L. Bromwell, died yesterday of colon cancer. He was 65. Mr. Schneider, a retired AlliedSignal worker, was heavily involved in civic life in the Overlea-Fullerton area, particularly the local recreation council. That civic engagement and a longtime friendship with Mr. Bromwell brought him to Annapolis as the senator's right-hand man, where he analyzed legislation and helped shepherd bills into law. "From the day I met him until the day he died, we never had an argument, but he always had a way of putting me in my place," Mr. Bromwell said.
SPORTS
March 8, 1994
The Greater Baltimore Chapter of the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame will hold its 31st Scholar Athlete Awards Dinner tomorrow at 6 p.m. at Martin's West.Ninety football players from 89 schools were nominated for this year's award. The schools were divided into five regions, and one winner will be selected from each.A grand prize winner then will be picked from those five. The grand prize is $4,000; the regional winners will win $1,500. W. Eric Howard from North County won last year.
SPORTS
By Rick Belz and Rick Belz,SUN STAFF | March 8, 2001
Jason Abbott of Walkersville won the grand prize of a $4,000 college scholarship at last night's 38th annual Scholar Athlete Awards dinner that honored 89 football players at Martin's West. A total of $10,000 in scholarships was awarded by the Baltimore chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame that sponsors the event, the largest of more than 100 similar dinners throughout the country. Abbott was one of six regional scholarship award winners that included Michael Miller of Aberdeen, Dominique Williams of Patterson, Clifton Lennon of Loyola, Greg Lotz of Gilman and Ryan Fisher of Mount St. Joseph.
SPORTS
By FROM STAFF REPORTS | March 7, 2001
A total of 89 area high school football players will be honored tonight at the 38th annual Scholar Athlete Awards dinner at Martin's West in Woodlawn. Five regional scholarship winners will be selected, with one of the five being selected as the grand winner. A total of $10,000 in scholarship money will be awarded to the winners. The event is sponsored by the Baltimore chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame. Special achievement awards will be presented to Urbana High School and NCAA Division III Centennial Conference champion Western Maryland College.
SPORTS
By Story by KEN MURRAY and Story by KEN MURRAY,SUN STAFF | December 31, 2000
While he was still pulling down passes for the Cleveland Browns in the 1980s, Pro Bowl tight end Ozzie Newsome spent his off-seasons as a headhunter for the East Ohio Gas Company. "I did campus recruiting for management trainees," he said. "I used to go to different colleges to interview students and decide whether they were capable enough to be invited back. "I was looking for a kid with potential to be vice president or president of the company." Little did he suspect his avocation would one day become his vocation.
SPORTS
By FROM STAFF REPORTS | March 7, 2000
A total of 93 high school football players from the Baltimore area will be honored tomorrow night at the 37th annual Scholar Athlete Awards dinner at Martin's West in Woodlawn. Five regional scholarship winners will be selected, with one of the five being selected as the grand winner. A total of $10,000 in scholarship money will be awarded to the winners. The event, sponsored by the Baltimore chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame, will also honor the top area football teams and Patriot League Coach of the Year Gordy Combs of Towson University.
SPORTS
By Jeff Seidel and Jeff Seidel,Special to The Sun | March 9, 1995
Joseph Mechlinski, a starter for the Patterson football team that made its first trip to the state semifinals, walked away with the grand prize at the 32nd annual Scholar Athlete Awards Dinner last night at Martin's West.Mechlinski, a 5-foot-8, 176-pound center-linebacker, was a first-team All-Metro and All-City/County pick this past season. He helped anchor the defense the past few seasons, leading the Clippers in tackles during his junior year."I want to congratulate all the other scholar-athletes," said Mechlinski.
SPORTS
February 5, 1995
CollegesIona -- Announced that men's basketball coach Jerry Welsh resigned for the remainder of the season for medical reasons. Named Tim Welsh interim coach.Minnesota -- Promoted AD McKinley Boston, a candidate for the Florida State AD job, to VP of student development and athletics.FootballWalter Camp Football Foundation -- Named Ed Marinaro, a three-time All-America running back at Cornell and a former Minnesota Viking, 1994 Alumnus of the Year.Philadelphia Eagles -- Named Jon Gruden, 31, the NFL's youngest offensive coordinator.
SPORTS
By John Steadman | December 7, 1992
Affection and respect flooded the room, an inundation o accolades and tributes that overwhelmed Earl Banks on the occasion of the public's joining in to celebrate his selection to the College Football Hall of Fame.This was a demonstration by the home folks and may have carried more impact than the formal induction tomorrow night under the glittering chandeliers of the Waldorf Astoria in New York.Morgan State University alumni, faculty and friends of the coach gathered in a momentous banquet setting that qualified as an extraordinary personal and professional salute.
SPORTS
By John Steadman | December 9, 1992
NEW YORK -- All the plaudits and tributes have been officially extended and football stories from games past recounted, if not documented. Now that Earl Banks is in the College Football Hall of Fame, he says it's his desire to start playing "pay back."In typical Banks whimsy, he put the honors heaped upon him at banquets in Baltimore and New York in smiling perspective."When I pass on, I won't have to try to rise in the casket to find out what they're saying about me," he quipped. "I've heard it all, and it sure sounded good."
SPORTS
March 8, 1994
The Greater Baltimore Chapter of the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame will hold its 31st Scholar Athlete Awards Dinner tomorrow at 6 p.m. at Martin's West.Ninety football players from 89 schools were nominated for this year's award. The schools were divided into five regions, and one winner will be selected from each.A grand prize winner then will be picked from those five. The grand prize is $4,000; the regional winners will win $1,500. W. Eric Howard from North County won last year.
SPORTS
By John Steadman | December 9, 1992
NEW YORK -- All the plaudits and tributes have been officially extended and football stories from games past recounted, if not documented. Now that Earl Banks is in the College Football Hall of Fame, he says it's his desire to start playing "pay back."In typical Banks whimsy, he put the honors heaped upon him at banquets in Baltimore and New York in smiling perspective."When I pass on, I won't have to try to rise in the casket to find out what they're saying about me," he quipped. "I've heard it all, and it sure sounded good."
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