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July 14, 2014, 5:13 am

Gabby Douglas to appear in Philly showcase

American gymnast Gabby Douglas, winner of gymnastics most coveted prize, the all-around gold medal from the Summer Olympics in London, brings her “flying squirrel” routine to the Wells Fargo Center on November 9 as part of The 2012 Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions.

In addition to Douglas, the tour will include fellow Olympians: Jordyn Wieber, Aly Raisman, McKayla Maroney, Kyla Ross, Jake Dalton, Jonathan Horton, Danell Leyva, Sam Mikulak and John Orozco. Additionally, the tour will include 2008 Olympic all-around champion Nastia Liukin, members of the men’s and women’s 2011 World Championships, along with past Olympians and U.S. medalists in men’s, women’s rhythmic and acrobatic gymnastics and trampoline and tumbling.

For ticket information call 1 (800)-298-4200.

 

Former student-athletes at Lincoln University

Lincoln University’s athletic department cordially invites former student athletes to attend the opening ceremony of the new outdoor complex at 5 p.m. on August 31. The event will commemorate another historic moment in Lincoln’s rich history.

The athletic department will be creating a student-athletes database of current and former student-athletes. You can submit the information by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by fax (484)-365-8120.

On Saturday, Sept. 1, Lincoln will face Cheyney University in the annual “Battle of the First.” Tailgating begins at 9 a.m. The gates to the new stadium will open at 11 a.m. as the football game will cap the weekend activities.

The athletic department is looking to “Pack the DEN” with former student-athletes and friends of Lincoln University’s athletics program.

 

Five Owls to receive preseason All-Big East honors

College Sports Madness has five Temple football players as members of its preseason All-Big East Conference teams. Junior defensive tackle Levi Brown is the only Owl named to the All-Big East first team.

All-Big East second team honorees are seniors Matt Brown (running back) and Justin Gildea (safety). Earning third-team recognition are seniors offensive lineman Martin Wallace, placekicker Brandon McManus and Brown at kick returner.

Under the guidance of second-year head coach Steve Addazio, this season’s squad returns 35 lettermen, including nine starters. Temple opens the season with Villanova in the fourth annual Mayor’s Cup on Friday, August 31 at Lincoln Financial Field.

 

Contact Staff Writer Donald Hunt at (215) 893-5719 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .