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Why Mud Baseballs?

Baseball Rubbing Mud (L) Lena Blackburne's baseball card for when he played for the Chicago White Sox; (R) Photo of the mud. Why Mud Baseballs? The sheen on new baseballs makes them slippery. In the 1920s, Ray Chapman died after being hit by an errant pitch. After the tragedy, teams started to look for what could be used on baseballs to give pitchers a better grip and more control. First they used the juice of chewing tobacco, but the umpires griped about applying that gross substance to balls before every game. Mud made of water and dirt from the playing... Read more →


Good News: Claire Smith Paved the Way for Tomorrow's Sports Media

PHILADELPHIA (October 6, 2021) -- Temple University’s Klein College of Media and Communication today announced plans for the Claire Smith Center for Sports Media, to be named for its distinguished alumna who has been a trailblazer for women and people of color in the sports media industry. Claire Smith, the first woman sportswriter to be honored by the National Baseball Hall of Fame, has joined the Klein College faculty and will help lead the center. Claire Smith photo provided “The Claire Smith Center will prepare Temple students for the fast-changing world of sports media, giving them a solid foundation in... Read more →


CNB ENTERTAINMENT: The West Coast’s Largest Fitness Event is now in Reno

10,000+ attendees and 2,500 athletes to attend the Legion Sports Fest, October 22-24 at the Reno- Sparks Convention Center, Reno, Nevada RENO, NV (September 22, 2021) – The Reno-Sparks Convention Center won a bid to secure the major fitness sports festival, Legion Sports Fest in 2020. Initially based in Long Beach, this fourth annual multi-sport fitness expo is the ultimate fitness & entertainment experience; now annually in Reno every October. "Our company began in the Reno/Tahoe area 11 years ago. We know how important active lifestyles are to the region and its commitment to welcoming quality events. We had a... Read more →


Kutztown University Football Roster Includes NJ Residents

KUTZTOWN, PA (09/08/2021)-- Kutztown University has announced 103 student-athletes will represent its football team for the 2021 season. Read the full season preview here. The defending Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Eastern Division champion Golden Bears eagerly await their first chance at defending their East crown and reaching a third consecutive NCAA Tournament, after a more than 21-month hiatus from the gridiron. Head coach Jim Clements, now in his seventh season leading the program, has guided Kutztown to increased win totals in each of its last four years, culminating with 2019's 11-2 record. He'll have to replace numerous contributors on... Read more →


THELINES.COM: Chiefs and Bucs Super Bowl Favs

(LAS VEGAS) — The Kansas City Chiefs and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will open the 2021 NFL season as the top-two betting favorites to win Super Bowl LVI and among the biggest favorites to win in Week 1, according to TheLines.com, which tracks odds in U.S. regulated sports betting markets. A consensus of the nation’s largest legal online sportsbooks — including FanDuel, DraftKings, BetMGM, Caesars, PointsBet, SugarHouse, and Unibet — place the reigning AFC champion Chiefs at +500 to win the Super Bowl, meaning bettors would win $500 for every $100 wagered. At individual sportsbooks, the Chiefs are being offered... Read more →


Sports Heroes Who Served:

Army Maj. Stephen C. Reich Star Pitcher Chooses Army Career Over Sport

Aug. 31, 2021 | BY Dave Vergun , DOD News Sports Heroes Who Served is a series that highlights the accomplishments of athletes who served in the U.S. military. Army Maj. Stephen C. Reich was the star baseball pitcher at Shepaug Valley High School in Washington, Connecticut. The left-hander led the varsity baseball team to a state championship in 1987 where he pitched and won the championship game. He led the team back to title contention in 1989. Coming out of high school, Reich was a highly touted pitching prospect, but he chose the military over professional baseball. Reich attended... Read more →


“Saturday Night Lights”  – The Profs Host Widener at 6 p.m. at Coach Richard Wackar Stadium

GLASSBORO, NJ - The Rowan football team will make its return to competition on Saturday, September 4, with one of the highlighted events of the season – “Saturday Night Lights” – as the Profs host Widener at 6 p.m. at Coach Richard Wackar Stadium (above), with a post-game fireworks display. The event is in partnership with Rowan After Hours and the Chamberlain Student Center and Campus Activities team. The first 1,000 fans at “Saturday Night Lights”, sponsored by Trifecta Therapeutics, will receive free funnel cake or fried Oreos. The event will also feature a “Fun Zone” with inflatables for children... Read more →


A look at Rowan's Men Soccer Team and Rowan's Mens & Women's Cross Country

​PITMAN, NJ – The Rowan men’s soccer team has been picked to finish third in the 2021 NJAC Preseason Coaches Poll, as announced by the conference. The Profs received two first-place votes in the poll, which gave Montclair State the top spot and Ramapo second place. The Profs make their return to play this season as the 15th-ranked team in the nation, according to the United Soccer Coaches Top 25 Preseason Poll. Rowan went 12-6-4 in 2019 and reached the NJAC Final and the NCAA Sweet 16. Rowan opens the year on September 1 at Johns Hopkins and will play... Read more →


Rowan Field Hockey Picked to Finish Tied for Second Place

PITMAN, NJ – The Rowan field hockey team has been picked to finish in a tie for second place in the 2021 NJAC Preseason Coaches Poll, as announced by the league. The Profs received two first-place votes in the poll and are tied with last year’s champion TCNJ, with Kean being voted into the top spot. Rowan, which has not played a game since November 16, 2019, went 15-5, reached the NJAC Finals and earned a berth to the NCAA Tournament during that season. The Profs will open the year at home, on September 1 against Ursinus at Coach Richard... Read more →


Sports Heroes Who Served: Star Baseball Catcher Johnny Bench Was a Soldier

Aug. 17, 2021 | BY David Vergun , DOD News Sports Heroes Who Served is a series that highlights the accomplishments of athletes who served in the U.S. military. Johnny Bench played his entire Major League Baseball career, 1967 through 1983, with the Cincinnati Reds, primarily as a catcher. He was the leader of the Reds team known as the Big Red Machine, which dominated the National League in the mid-1970s. The Big Red Machine won six division titles, four National League pennants and two World Series championships. A 14-time All-Star and a two-time NL most valuable player, Bench excelled... Read more →


Idaho Falls wins consecutive American Legion World Series titles

Back-to-back: By Richard Walker Aug 18, 2021 Idaho Falls, Idaho Post 56 entered the 2021 American Legion World Series as the event's last champion, from 2019. And the cancellation of the 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic meant Idaho Falls head coach Ryan Alexander entered the 2021 season with only one player back from that 2019 title team, and a lot of unknowns. After Wednesday afternoon, Alexander now knows his team will go down in ALWS history after winning its second straight title with a 6-1 win over Honolulu, Haw., at Keeter Stadium at Veterans Field in Shelby, N.C.... Read more →


ALWS: Championship Game Tonight, Tuesday at 7:30 PM

MONDAY – AUGUST 16 Youth Athletic Day Games on TV on ESPNU Game 13 Tupelo, MS vs. Idaho Falls, ID ID 9 - MS 3 Watch online --Box Score -- Highlights Game 14 Dubuque County, IA vs. Honolulu, HI 5pm - Tues Watch online -- Box Score -- Highlights TUESDAY – AUGUST 17 Game 15 Idaho Falls, ID v. Winner Gm 14 Championship Game 7:30 pm Watch online -- Box Score -- Highlights ALWS Game 13: Idaho Wins Right to Play for Title By Richard Walker AUG 16, 2021 AMERICAN LEGION WORLD SERIES Idaho Falls, Idaho, Post 56 set history... Read more →


ALWS Game 1: Hawaii defeats North Dakota Plus Results of GAMES 2, 3, AND 4

By Richard Walker Aug 12, 2021 The starting time of Thurday's American Legion World Series opener was 4 a.m., local time for Honolulu, Haw. But Honolulu coach Oly Gante didn't think the early starting time was the reason his unbeaten team started slow before it beat Fargo (N.D.) Post 400, 7-1 at Keeter Stadium at Veterans Field. "I believe we were nervous for some reason," Gante said. "But they did a good job and came around and won the game." Honolulu (32-0) manufactured two runs in the second inning, then got its first hit of the game two batters into... Read more →


American Legion World Series TV Schedule

All 15 games of the 2021 American Legion World Series will be available for viewing via ESPN broadcast or streaming services. The 12 pool play games will be streamed on ESPN3 while the semifinals and championship game will be broadcast on ESPNU. The ALWS schedule: Thursday, Aug. 12 10 a.m.: Fargo (N.D.) Post 400 vs. Honolulu, Haw., ESPN3 1 p.m.: Dubuque County, Iowa vs. Beverly (Mass.) Post 331, ESPN3 4 p.m.: Midland (Mich.) Berryhill Post 165 vs. Idaho Falls (Idaho) Post 56, ESPN3 7:30 p.m.: Tupelo (Miss.) 49ers vs. Ridge (Md.) St. Mary’s Post 255, ESPN3 Friday, Aug. 13 4... Read more →


The 2021 ALWS Has Begun, Here Are The 8 Teams

By Richard Walker Idaho Falls, Idaho, Post 56 knows it will be the hunted in the 2021 American Legion World Series (ALWS) since it is the defending ALWS champion. But Post 56 Bandits coach Ryan Alexander figures few even remember much about the 2019 title. He thinks that includes his own players and the other seven teams in the 2021 ALWS field. “You know what, I think most of these teams don't know who we are or who won it in '19," said Alexander, whose team became the first Idaho ALWS champion in 2019 when it defeated Fargo, N.D., Post... Read more →


Rowan University/Glassboro State College Athletic Hall of Fame,

GLASSBORO, NJ – Tickets are now available for the 2021 induction ceremony of the Shirley O'Day-Joy Solomen Rowan University/Glassboro State College Athletic Hall of Fame, which will be held on Sunday, October 24, in conjunction with Homecoming Weekend. The Hall of Fame Class consists of John Bunting – Football Coach (1988-92); Mary Marino – Field Hockey and Women's Lacrosse Coach (1987-97; 1988-97 and 1999-07); Moriah Holmstrom – Field Hockey (1997-00); Tiffany Miller – Softball (1994-97); Bob Pfeffer – Baseball (1975-78); Mike Rucci – Baseball (2002-05); and Rob Scott – Men's Basketball (1994-98). The induction ceremony, with a brunch buffet, is... Read more →


Brooklawn Legion Post 72 Top Shelby Winner With 16-7 Record

Players and fans stand at attention during the national anthem during the championship game of the 2019 American Legion World Series between Idaho Falls, Idaho, Post 56 and Fargo, N.D., Post 2 on Tuesday, August 20, 2019, at Veterans Field at Keeter Stadium in Shelby, N.C. Photo by Ryan Young/The American Legion. The American Legion World Series (ALWS) returns to Shelby, N.C., for the 10th straight season and 11th year overall. And the storylines are plentiful based on recent ALWS history in Shelby, and all-time ALWS history. Here are seven of them: 1. Is a repeat winner a possibility? Defending... Read more →


Tokyo Olympics: U.S Women's Soccer Team Defeated After Opponents Play National Anthem

...During Game Forcing Them To Kneel July 27th, 2021 - BabylonBee.com It's a move many are calling the "greatest 4D chess move of all time." Some are even saying it's the most important strategy developed in soccer since the kick was invented. Many are hopeful it will even get Americans interested in watching soccer again. "It's a genius strategy," said one commentator as a singer on the sidelines began singing, "O say can you see, by the dawn's early light" over the stadium's sound system. Megan Rapinoe was going to intercept a pass but dutifully took a knee and was... Read more →


Washington Politics: Trump's Message to GOP; Pelosi, "We Wanted a Bi-Partisan Committee"

WASHINGTON, DC (July 21, 2021)--Republicans must take seriously the effort by Democrats to completely change America through the Reconciliation Process. Democrats are now suggesting that budget reconciliation can be used to pass Mail-In Ballot legislation as well as trying to include Amnesty in their infrastructure package. The infrastructure package has little to do with infrastructure as we know it, bridges, roads, tunnels, etc., but is a dramatic expansion of Government that will cost much more than the $3.5 trillion being discussed. Don’t let this happen! If Amnesty is included in the infrastructure package, there will be a run on our... Read more →


FBI Statement Regarding Allegations of Sexual Abuse by Former Gymnastics/Physician Nassar

The FBI has provided the following statement in response to the Department of Justice's Office of the Inspector General report titled "Investigation and Review of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Handling of Allegations of Sexual Abuse by Former USA Gymnastics Physician Lawrence Gerard Nassar." As the Inspector General made clear in today’s report, this should not have happened. The FBI will never lose sight of the harm that Nassar’s abuse caused. The actions and inactions of certain FBI employees described in the report are inexcusable and a discredit to this organization. The FBI has taken affirmative steps to ensure and... Read more →


American Legion Baseball: Louisiana baseball director ‘humbled’ by Eddie Robinson Award

The American Legion Jul 07, 2021 Louisiana American Legion Baseball Director Sidney Parfait speaks as American Legion Baseball teams and Major League Baseball observe Lou Gehrig Day to raise awareness of ALS during a double-header at Kirsch-Rooney Stadium in New Orleans, La., on Wednesday, June 9. Photo by Shawn Fink/The American Legion Sidney Parfait said he was humbled “just to be mentioned in the same breath” with past recipients of the Eddie Robinson Award. “It brought tears to my eyes,” said Parfait, the director of American Legion Baseball in Louisiana. Named for the legendary Grambling University football coach, the Eddie... Read more →


CNBNews Sports: A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN (video)

By Henry Howard JUN 17, 2021 On a steamy summer night on a dirt and grass field, an American Legion-sponsored team concludes its warmups after the player introductions, national anthem and other pre-game festivities. The pitcher squeezes the resin bag, tosses it aside, receives the sign from the catcher and winds up. The scene will continue throughout the summer. Pitch after pitch. Inning after inning. Game after game. What’s notable about these players, these teams and this league is they are all part of the quickly growing American Legion Lady Fastpitch Softball League in the Department of North Carolina. State... Read more →


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Scrapbook of Carmen Palmiero, Outstanding GHS/Penn State Athlete Who Died Too Soon

Palmiero family photo provided Editor's Note: We believe this the Charles Street Stadium, in Gloucester City. The factories in the background would be the former Ruberoid later known as GAF and West Virginia Paper and Pulp also known as Hinde & Dauch. Carmen is in the center causing the finish line. That might be Mr. John Kunz Sr. holding the tape. Kunz was head track coach, assistant football coach, senior class adviser. If you recognize anyone in the photo please send the information to CNBNews1@gmail.com. BROOKLAWN, NJ (July 15, 2021)--Carmen Palmiero of Brooklawn was an outstanding all around athlete at... Read more →


Murray Named Rowan's Interim Assistant Softball Coach

GLASSBORO, NJ - Mary Murray has been named interim assistant softball coach at Rowan, it was announced by head coach Kim Wilson. She worked with the Profs during the 2021 season, but will now be a full-time staff member. Murray joined the Rowan staff after a successful playing career at Arcadia University where she compiled a 36-17 record on the mound with a 1.83 ERA and 236 strikeouts. Despite a senior year that was cut short because of the COVID-19 pandemic, she was a three-time Middle Athletic Conference (MAC) All-Commonwealth honoree, earning First-Team honors twice. Murray was the 2019 MAC... Read more →


How Sports Owners Use Their Teams to Avoid Millions in Taxes

The Billionaire Playbook: Owners like Steve Ballmer can take the kinds of deductions on team assets — everything from media deals to player contracts — that industrialists take on factory equipment. That helps them pay lower tax rates than players and even stadium workers. ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. The Secret IRS Files is an ongoing reporting project. Sign up to be notified when the next story publishes. Or text “IRS” to 917-746-1447 to get the next story texted to you (standard messaging rates apply). Also: Do you have expertise in tax law, accounting or... Read more →


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Scrapbook of Carmen Palmiero, Outstanding GHS/Penn State Athlete Who Died Too Soon

BROOKLAWN, NJ --Carmen Palmiero of Brooklawn was an outstanding all around athlete at Gloucester City High School in mid 1950’s. Palmiero was a 4 sport star playing Football, Basketball, Baseball and Track. Palmiero headed to Penn State after his graduation where he excelled in Basketball. Tragically Palmiero and a friend died in an auto accident driving home for Christmas in his Sophomore year. We were recently provided with a copy of a scrapbook by Rose Van Eck, Carmen’s sister. Hope this column provides an insight into Carmen both the man and athlete. Not sure of the Chronological order, but every... Read more →


Philadelphia Union Foundation Partnering with SWAG

The Philadelphia Union Foundation (PUF) is partnering with The SWAG, the fast-growing Philadelphia soccer program reaching over 2,000 inner-city young children per year, to help encourage the city’s most vulnerable youth to develop a passion for soccer and lead them on a successful path to a healthier lifestyle, educational opportunities, and collegiate scholarships. The SWAG is a no-cost, 47-week per year annual soccer training program for young athletes ages 4-8 in some of Philadelphia’s most neglected African American and immigrant communities. The SWAG’s programming is specifically centered around areas of Philadelphia where basketball and American football dominate the sports culture:... Read more →


NJ Students at The University of Scranton Named to Spring 2021 Dean's List

SCRANTON, PA (06/28/2021)-- Local residents were among more than 1,875 students named to The University of Scranton's Dean's List for the 2021 spring semester. The Dean's List recognizes students for academic excellence. A student must have a grade point average of 3.5 or better with a minimum number of credit hours during the semester to make the Dean's List. The list includes students from the Jesuit university's College of Arts and Sciences, Kania School of Management and Panuska College of Professional Studies. The students are: Alex W. Hartman of Palmyra (08065), a freshman computer science major in the University's College... Read more →


Ryan McIssac, Nick Schooley, Donald Zellman Named to the 2020-21 Academic All-District® Baseball Team

GLASSBORO, NJ – Rowan seniors Ryan McIssac, Nick Schooley and Donald Zellman have been named to the 2020-21 Academic All-District® Baseball Team, selected by CoSIDA, which recognizes the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom. These Profs now advance to the CoSIDA Academic All-America® ballot with first-, second- and third-team Academic All-America® honorees to be announced in late July. McIsaac (Millville, NJ), a health promotion/wellness management major in his second year at Rowan, has also been recognized with 2021 NJAC All-Academic Honorable Mention and as a Rowan Scholar-Athlete. He hit a team-best .409... Read more →


Emily August, Korie Hague and Morgan Zane Named to the 2020-21 Academic All-District® Softball Team

GLASSBORO, NJ – Rowan’s Emily August, Korie Hague and Morgan Zane have been named to the 2020-21 Academic All-District® Softball Team, selected by CoSIDA, which recognizes the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom. The three Profs now advance to the CoSIDA Academic All-America® ballot with first-, second- and third-team Academic All-America® honorees to be announced in late July. August (Mahwah, NJ), graduated with a degree in elementary education and math, and is a three-time NJAC All-Academic Honorable Mention selection and a three-time Rowan Scholar-Athlete. She was inducted into the Chi Alpha Sigma... Read more →


CONGRATULATIONS !

Rowan’s Head Baseball Coach Receives Top Honor

GLASSBORO, NJ - Rowan head baseball coach Mike Dickson (photo) has been named the ABCA/ATEC NCAA Divison III Mid-Atlantic Region Coach of the Year, receiving the award for the first time in his career. ABCA Coaches of the Year This season, Dickson led Rowan to an NCAA Regional Championship and to its first NCAA Division III World Series since 2005. He guided the Profs to the second NJAC Championship during his tenure, and the 17th in school history, while earning the top seed in the NCAA Marietta Regional. Dickson also received th conference's Coach of the Year award for the... Read more →


Spotlight on Sports Heroes Who Served: Baseball Star Dusty Baker

June 15, 2021 | BY David Vergun , DOD News Sports Heroes Who Served is a series that highlights the accomplishments of athletes who served in the U.S. military. Marine Corps veteran Johnnie B. "Dusty" Baker Jr. is a baseball legend. Born in 1949 in Riverside, California, Baker was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in 1967 and played for the team until 1975. From 1976 to 1983, he played for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Then, in 1984, he was with the San Francisco Giants. From 1985 to 1986 he played for the Oakland Athletics. After his playing career, he became... Read more →


Rowan's Kevin Gillooly Living a Dream will Compete in US Olympic Swimming Trials

OMAHA, NE – Rowan’s Kevin Gillooly (Cherry Hill, NJ/Cherry Hill East) will get his chance to fulfill a dream on Saturday, June 19, when he competes in the 50-meter freestyle at the US Swimming Olympic Trials at the Chi Health Center in Omaha. This week's Trials determines the team that will represent the USA at the Tokyo Summer Olympic games that begin on July 23. ​ A senior with the Profs, he qualified for the Olympic Trials with a time of 22.60 at the 2021 Greater Philadelphia Aquatic Club Spring Derby, making the Olympic Trials Wave II cut which stood... Read more →


NCAA: Here’s What You Can Expect

The 2021 NCAA men’s tournament had one final trick up its sleeve for the last game of the Elite Eight. After the popular Houston, Gonzaga, and Baylor got their tickets to the Final Four, UCLA brought forward another shocking upset to become the fifth No.11 seed to appear in the national semi-finals in the tournament history. After a weekend of bombing in regionals, the field of 64 has been reduced to just 16 teams. With more than 240 home runs throughout the weekend, 2021 might be best referred to as the year of a record-breaking aluminum bat. The combination of... Read more →


Rowan Seventh in the Final D3Baseball.com National Poll

GLASSBORO, NJ - The Rowan baseball team, which participated in the NCAA Division III College World Series, is ranked seventh in the final D3baseball.com national poll, which is the Profs’ highest ranking in the poll that began in 2010. The Profs, who ended the year with a 29-6 record, won the NCAA Marietta Regional championship, to make their sixth trip to the World Series and the first under head coach Mike Dickson. Rowan also captured the 17th NJAC Championship in its history and the second in three years. SEASON RECAP: • The Profs were well-recognized for their accomplishments this season... Read more →


CNB SPORTS: Rowans Eli Atiya Named to NCAA Div. III World Series All Tournament Team

CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA - Rowan sophomore pitcher Eli Atiya has been named to the 2021 NCAA Division III College World Series All-Tournament Team as the Profs made their sixth all-time appearance in the championship. The lefthander from Cherry Hill, NJ (Cherry Hill West), pitched 7.1 innings in the Profs' 4-2 season-ending loss to SUNY Cortland, striking out six and walking only one batter. On the season, Atiya posted a 9-2 record and a team-high 72 strikeouts, while owning a 1.68 ERA. The loss to Cortland was his only one during the postseason. ​ Atiya was also recognized this season as... Read more →


CNB Sports News: The NBA Instagram Rich List

A new report has revealed which of our favorite NBA stars are balling most off the court. Taking the crown is the king of the court, Lebron James, who could be charging upwards of $342,790 per Instagram post Steph Curry, Russell Westbrook and Kyrie Irving sit high up on the list, all making over $50,000 per post Brooklyn Nets produce the most popular off-court ballers, with 4 out the top 20 playing for the Nets Viewed by all around the world, the NBA is packed with some of sport’s most recognizable and iconic athletes. While their contracts may be eye... Read more →


Rutgers-Camden Jude Misko earns NCAA championship in Men’s Hammer Throw

GREENSBORO, N.C. (May 29, 2021) – Rutgers University-Camden senior Jude Misko (Philadelphia, PA/Cherry Hill East) entered the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championship having won every one of his competitions this season in the men’s hammer throw. Misko completed his perfect season here Saturday at North Carolina A&T State University by finishing first of 17 athletes to capture the Division III national title in the hammer. Misko’s winning throw of 60.48 meters came on his first throw, which proved to be enough to beat runner-up Jacob Bugella of Wisconsin-Stout, who recorded a 60.01-meter toss on his second throw.... Read more →


50th Polish American Heritage Night Hosted by the Detroit Tiger’s

By Raymond Rolak CNBNews Sports Editor Raymond Rolak. Robert Szczublewski and Paul Solarski at Comerica Park during the recent Polish-American Heritage Night. Polish American Heritage Night has been a tradition and highlight of the baseball season in Detroit since 1971. It is now celebrating its 50th year. This year the game is scheduled against the New York Yankees at Comerica Park. The game is being coordinated by Wally Ozog, Emeritus Vice-President of the Polish Roman Catholic Union of America (PRCUA) headquartered in Chicago, IL. The special ticket package includes a game ticket and a donation to the Polish Roman Catholic... Read more →


Polish American Night Started 50 Years Ago, Now the Model for Inclusiveness

By Raymond Rolak Sports Editor It is a family affair for Wally and JoAnne Ozog. We are talking about the administration of the Polish American Heritage Night at Comerica Park. This year’s game is the 50th anniversary of the annual event and the opponent is the New York Yankees. Son Christopher acted as the Editor and Publisher of the commemorative program which is available for $25. The Polish Roman Catholic Union, a fraternal insurance and investment company headquartered in Chicago also supports the dance troupes that regularly entertain during pre-game activities of the event. It is an accomplishment at 104... Read more →


Drew Ryback Pitches Complete Game, Ryan Murphy Hitts Grand Slam; Rowan Wins 1st Game

MARIETTA, OHIO - Drew Ryback pitched a complete game and Ryan Murphy hit a grand slam to lead seventh-ranked Rowan to an 8-1 win over Penn State Behrend (25-12) in the opening game of the NCAA Division III Regionals at Marietta College. Rowan (26-4) moves on to the winner's bracket and will play the loser of the St. John Fisher vs. North Carolina Wesleyan game on Friday at 2:30 p.m. Ryback (8-1) threw his third complete game of the season, with five strikeouts and no walks to earn the victory. The senior lefthander did not allow a hit or baserunner... Read more →


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Scrapbook of Carmen Palmiero, Outstanding GHS/Penn State Athlete Who Died Too Soon

(CNBNEWS)--Carmen Palmiero of Brooklawn was an outstanding all around athlete at Gloucester City High School in mid 1950’s. Palmiero was a 4 sport star playing Football, Basketball, Baseball and Track. Palmiero headed to Penn State after his graduation where he excelled in Basketball. Tragically Palmiero and a friend died in an auto accident driving home from Penn State for Christmas Vacation in his Sophomore year. We were recently provided with a copy of a scrapbook by Rose Van Eck, Carmen’s sister. Click on Picture to Enlarge CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE Read more →


Rowan Baseball Begins Quest for NCAA Division III Title; First Game Thursday 11AM

MARIETTA, OHIO - The seventh-ranked Rowan baseball team begins play in the NCAA Division III Regionals on Thursday, May 27 in the double-elimination tournament at Marietta College, which features three other Top 25 teams. The top-seeded Profs will take on sixth-seeded Penn State Behrend in the opening round at 11 a.m. at Don and Sue Schaly Field at Pioneer Park. WATCH | LISTEN (Rowan Radio) | LIVE STATS | GAME PROGRAM | TICKETS | REGIONAL BRACKET/SCHEDULE | ROWAN STATS The winner of this game will play on Friday at 2:30 p.m., with the loser of the game playing in an... Read more →


ROWAN MEN’S TRACK & FIELD TO COMPETE IN NORTH CAROLINA NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS

GREENSBORO, NC – This week, the Rowan men’s track & field team travels to the NCAA Division III Championships on Thursday-Saturday, May 27-29 at the Irwin Belk Track Complex. The Profs’ qualifiers are Nana Agyemang (long jump, 4x100 meter relay), Ian Bain (discus), Jah’mere Beasley (100 meters, 200 meters, 4x100 meter relay, 4x400 meter relay), Justin Bishop (4x400 meter relay), Amara Conte (4x400 meter relay), Donovan Clement (4x100 meter relay), Ahmir Johnson (long jump, triple jump), Julio Lebron (javelin), Dan McAleavey (javelin), Julian Pratt (100 meters, 4x100 meter relay), Edgar Rosa (javelin) and Francis Terry (4x400 meter relay). The top... Read more →


Rowan Baseball Headed to the NCAA Division III Regionals

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - The Rowan baseball team is headed to the NCAA Division III Regionals and has been named the top seed in the Marietta Ohio Region. The Profs will take on sixth-seeded Penn State-Behrend on Thursday, May 27 at 11 a.m. at Marietta College. The eighth-ranked Profs (26-4) won the NJAC Championship and received the league's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament, and will make the 27th appearance in school history, and the first since 2019. Rowan is one of 42 conference champions to automatically qualify for the NCAA Tournament, while six teams earned at-large bids. Six teams will... Read more →


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Scrapbook of Carmen Palmiero, Outstanding GHS/Penn State Athlete Who Died Too Soon

CNB SPORTS--Carmen Palmiero of Brooklawn was an outstanding all around athlete at Gloucester City High School in mid 1950s. Palmiero was a 4 sport star playing Football, Basketball, Baseball, and Track. Palmiero headed to Penn State after his graduation where he excelled in Basketball. Tragically Palmiero and a friend died in an auto accident driving home for Christmas Vacation in his Sophomore year. We were recently provided with a copy of a scrapbook by Rose Van Eck, Carmen’s sister. (click below image to enlarge) Some familiar names appear- Steve Shimkus, John Reider, CNBNews hopes this weekly series provides an insight... Read more →


Win A Trip To Little League World Series

Contest Corner is offering a free trip to the Little World Series, August 22 to August 25 in Williamsport, Pa. The winning team in the contest, sponsored by the makers of OxiClean Multi-Purpose Stain Remover, will also be treated to a special lunch hosted by Major League Baseball Hall of Famer and former Little League player Jim Palmer Related: Gloucester City Little League Coach Dominic Staiano Retiring After 50 Years Read more →


Sports Heroes Who Served: From Boxer to Colonel

Soldier Escapes Gang Violence to Emerge as Army Boxer, Leader May 18, 2021 | BY Thomas Brading , Army News Service Sports Heroes Who Served is a series that highlights the accomplishments of athletes who served in the U.S. military. By 10th grade, Okera Anyabwile had dropped out of high school and was no stranger to street warfare. His mother's tears didn't stop him from being lured into the crime-driven, fast-cash culture that was 1980s South Central Los Angeles. Growing up, he witnessed a spike in drugs and homicides in the "City of Angels" that led to a cycle of... Read more →


Senior Tim Hutchison, Juniors Mike Husni, John Maldonado Rowan Football Tri-Captains

GLASSBORO, NJ - Senior Tim Hutchison and juniors Mike Husni and John Maldonado have been named the tri-captains of the Rowan football team for the 2021 season, which will mark the Profs' return to competition since the 2020 season was canceled due to the pandemic. Hutchison, a 6-1 linebacker, played in all 10 games for the Profs in 2019 and recorded 28 tackles, with 17 solo tackles. A Rowan Scholar-Athlete, he also posted one sack for 10 yards and had a pass break-up while notching six total tackles in games vs. Christopher Newport and the season-ending win over TCNJ. Husni,... Read more →


COLLEGE SPORTS : AUGUST, HAGUE, MACNAIR, ZANE NAMED TO THE NFCA ALL-REGION TEAMS

LOUISVILLE, KY – Rowan pitcher Emily August and catcher Korie Hague were selected to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) East All-Region first team while shortstop Payton MacNair and outfielder Morgan Zane were members of the second team. This year’s All-Region Teams were voted on by the NFCA member coaches in their respective regions. The eight regions had a total of 308 student-athletes from 134 schools chosen to the first, second and third teams. All honorees are eligible for the 2021 NFCA Division III All-America squads. August has a 14-3 pitching record with three saves and a 0.74 earned run... Read more →