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.
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.
Phil Steele has honored five Temple football players as members of his preseason All-Big East Conference teams. Named to the All-Big east second team were junior defensive tackle Levi Brown and senior punt returner Matt Brown. Brown also earned third-team recognition at running back and fourth team recognition at kickoff returner.
Additional Owls earning fourth-team recognition were offensive lineman Martin Wallace, safety Justin Gildea and punter Brandon McManus. 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 Aug. 31 at Lincoln Financial Field.
MEAC/SWAC 8th Challenge scheduled Sept. 2
The eighth installment of the MEAC/SWAC Challenge presented by Disney — featuring Bethune-Cookman of the MEAC against Alabama State of the SWAC will take place on Sept. 2 at Florida Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Fla. The yearly event features teams from two prominent HBCUs.
Eagles, Nick Foles have 4-year deal
The Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to terms with third-round draft selection quarterback Nick Foles on a four-year deal. Foles, the highest drafted Arizona quarterback since 1962 (Eddie Wilson), finished his collegiate career as the Wildcats all-time leading passer in terms of yards (10,011), touchdowns (67), attempts (1,369) and completions (933) en route to earning three consecutive All-Pac 10 honorable mentions from 2009 to 2011. Foles, a native of Austin, Texas, also shattered Wildcat single-season records in attempts (560), completions (387) and yards (4,334) while adding 28 touchdowns as a senior in 2011. He was named the team’s Offensive co-MVP as a junior in 2010, throwing for 3,191 yards and 20 TDs.