The Morning Sports Page
Jeff Lurie speaks, The Sixers return, a local legend wins game no. 500, a local guy talks about the Penn State job and more in today's Morning Sports Page.
Welcome Back...?: Jeff Lurie spoke for 13 minutes before he finally told the media that Andy Reid would be back for his 14th season. But in a over 30 minute press conference, Lurie said this season was "frustrating and disappointing", "anger and frustration", "completely unacceptable", and "incredibly, incredibly disappointing."
Penn State for Life?: Holy Spirit High Grad and Ventnor resident Greg Roman joined Mike Gill yesterday on the Sports Bash to discuss his name being linked to the Penn State Football job saying: "If I got the Penn State job I would never leave, its a job you stay at for life."
On the Road Again: The Sixers finish-up their five game road trip tonight in New Orleans. A win tonight and the Sixers come home 3-2 on the trip, which has to be considered a success.
Number 500: Long-time Stockton Osprey head coach Gerry Matthews earned his 500 career win with a 83-60 win over NC Wesleyan
Jagr out: Flyers forward Jaromir Jagr, who left the Winter Classic with a leg injury on Monday, has a mild left groin strain, and will miss seven to 10 days. The Orange and Black will be back in action tomorrow hosting Chicago.
College Hoops: Big night in local college hoops with Duke in Philly to take on Temple and the rest of the local college hoop schedule.
High School Hoops: While (3) Duke is at Temple, St. Anthony's, one of the most storied high hoops teams in the county is in Linwood, to take on the Mustangs. The Friars are ranked fourth nationally, tickets are sold out for the game. Here is the rest of the sschedule:
Holy Spirit at Absegami - 6pm
Egg Harbor Township at Vineland - 6pm
St. Anthony's at Mainland Regional - 7pm