The Inaugural 2015 Globe Bowl presented by the National Bowl event company is officially set to be played in Allentown, PA Lehigh Valley with 6 Pro Teams confirmed.
Allentown, Pennsylvania (PRUnderground) March 23rd, 2015
The Inaugural 2015 Globe Bowl presented by the National Bowl event company is officially set to be played at Salisbury High School Football Stadium in Allentown, PA on Sunday April 12, 2015 at 10:30am with practices at Hokey AA’s Bob Warke Field in Whitehall, PA starting April 10th. The Globe Bowl is the only post-season Spring College Football all-star game consisting of top All-American and All-Conference seniors from FCS, D2, D3, and NAIA schools. The Globe Bowl organizers are responsible for the elite NFL scouted National Bowl and FCS Bowl in Miami at FIU attended by over 10 NFL teams and 40 total scouts. The Globe Bowls focus is a global game focused on other leagues besides the NFL in the USA and abroad.
The Globe Bowl will be attended by the Canadian Football League’s (CFL) Montreal Alouettes and 5 pro arena teams including the Lehigh Valley’s own Lehigh Valley Steelhawks Head Coach Chris Thompson and Executive Vice President/ GM Mike Clark. The Globe Bowl’s founder Michael Quartey Esq. explains, “The Lehigh Valley gave us our first start with the first ever National Bowl in 2010 at J. Birney Crum and we are excited to bring an elite event back to the area and have so much support from the local pro teams and local colleges.”
The Globe Bowl showcases only the most elite All-American and All-Conference seniors from around the world that travel to the game from as far as Mexico, Canada, and California representing over 400 Division 2,3, and FCS schools. The Globe Bowl is presented by East Preps LLC and founded by its owner Michael Quartey Esq., who also is a Professor of Sports Law at Holy Family University in Philadelphia, PA. The bowl rosters are unique in that it gives the CFL & Arena scouts a chance to view and get to know some of the best players from smaller schools who may be eyeing alternative leagues following the NFL Draft in April. The Inaugural 2015 Globe Bowl will be head coached by long time National Bowl Coaches James Parham who is the former Offensive Line/ Defensive Line Coach of the Trenton Freedom and Lehigh Valley Steelhawks who will head coach the “Red Team” while National Bowl Defensive Coordinator and New York Giants Coach of the Week Jim Collins will head coach the “White Team.” Additional Assistant Coaches include local coaches Bob Kohler of Muhlenberg College, Chad Clark, Mike Brusko, Joe Wooten, Mike Kane, and Eric Landis. NFL Draft Blitz will be in attendance as the official scouting and media partner of the Globe Bowl. AFL & LV Steelhawk’s Coach Preston McKnight & Steelhawk and soon to be Pittsburgh Steeler’s OTA Coach Bill Sellars will also be on hand as official game scouts who will also speak to the players regarding what is expected at the professional level.
Players are flying into the area from powerhouse schools like Mount Union’s All-American DB Josh Scott, University of La Verne QB Justin Gomez will attend from California, ALL-PSAC DL from Clarion University Matt Shuey, and Millersville University’s DB TJ Richardson will all be showing their skills in Allentown. Local standouts like Moravian’s All-Conference LB Kevin Bracken & Academic All-American Ricky Sinnig are set to attend along with Lehigh University’s own DB/WR Jamil Robinson who is set to gain more exposure as the rosters will be released April 1, 2015.
The Globe Bowl weekend will start on Friday, April 10, 2015 at Game Time FieldHouse-Velocity in Breinigsville, PA at 10:00am with the 5th annual National Pro Day Scouting Combine with confirmed teams from the CFL’s Montreal Alouettes, and Arena’s Lehigh Valley Steelhawks, Trenton Freedom, York Capitals, ASI Panthers and AFL’s Tampa Bay Storm. All 32 NFL & CFL teams review the game film online and with over 110 players from East Preps organized events going pro since 2009. The new 2015 F-League (FL) Developmental Football League is set to exclusively scout and invite all Globe Bowl players for their upcoming F-League (FL) Draft in May 2015 with a League June 2015 launch date.
For more info go to the http://www.globebowl.org/ site.
About Globe Bowl
The Globe Bowl is an annual spring football all-star game featuring standout college seniors and pro free agents. The inaugural Globe Bowl will be played in April 12, 2015 at Salisbury Township Football Stadium in Allentown, PA. The Globe Bowl will feature the 5th annual National Pro Day Scouting Combine on the initial report day featuring a pro style NFL combine.
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NABC honors Miami junior guard
KANSAS CITY, Mo.—Miami University junior guard Eric Washington was named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-District 14 Second Team as voted on by member coaches, the organization announced on Friday morning.
Washington, who also was a second-team All-MAC selection, averaged 14.2 points per game and 5.5 assists per game for the RedHawks during the season.
He had some impressive performances throughout the season for the RedHawks, recording 20 or more points six times as well as notching a double-double. He twice scored season highs of 24 points, doing so at IPFW on Dec. 6 and again against Kent State on Feb. 24. Washington posted his lone double-double of the season with 10 points and a career-high 10 assists against Buffalo on Jan. 7.
On the season, Washington moved into third on Miami’s single-season assist chart with 178 and finished 10th on the RedHawks’ made free throws list with 155. He ranks 25th nationally and second in the MAC in assists per game and ranks 35th nationally in made free throws.
Washington recorded five or more assists in 22 of Miami’s 32 games and handed out seven or more assists in 10 games. He scored in double figures in all but seven games this season and was Miami’s leading scorer in 17 contests.
He ranked among MAC statistical leaders in scoring, assists, steals, free throw percentage and assist/turnover ratio and led the MAC in conference-only games in assists.
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NABC Release: http://www.nabc.org/awards/all_district/2014-15_NABC_Division_I_All-District_Teams_and_Coaches-2.pdf
CINCINNATI – University of Cincinnati junior Octavius Ellis (Memphis, Tenn./Trinity Valley College[Texas]) has been named Second Team All-District 25 by the National Association of Basketball Coaches the organization announced on Friday.
Ellis led the Bearcats in scoring (9.9 points per game) and blocks (2.0) and tied Gary Clark (Clayton, N.C./ Clayton High School) for team-high honors in rebounds (7.2). Named second team all-conference by coaches in The American at the end of the regular season, Ellis was the only conference player to be listed among the league’s top four leaders in field goal percentage (third at .557), blocks (2.0) and rebounding (fourth at 7.2).
The 6-foot-10 forward led the Bearcats in rebounding in 18 games this season, grabbing 10 or more boards eight times. He pulled down at least six rebounds in 24 of UC’s 34 games.
Ellis played a big role down the stretch in helping the Bearcats reach the NCAA Tournament for a fifth consecutive year. He posted double figures in points in five of the last seven games and pulled down 10 or rebounds in four the last six contests.
During the month of February, Ellis averaged a team-high 11.1 points on 59.7 percent (40 of 67) shooting from the field. He scored a career-high 20 points on 7-of-10 shooting from the field to go with eight rebounds against UCF (Feb. 25).
Ellis registered three double-doubles on the season with 14 points and a career-high 14 rebounds against East Carolina (Feb. 1), 14 points and a game-high 10 rebounds at Tulane (Feb. 28) and a team-high 19 points and a game-high 11 rebounds against Memphis (March 8).
He was named to the American Weekly Honor Roll three times.
NABC All-District 25 First Team:
Nic Moore, SMU
Ryan Boatright, Connecticut
Austin Nichols, Memphis
James Woodard, Tulsa
Will Cummings, Temple
NABC All-District 25 Second Team:
Shaquille Harrison, Tulsa
Markus Kennedy, SMU
Octavius Ellis, Cincinnati
Louis Dabney, Tulane
Yanick Moreira, SMU
NABC District 25 Coach of the Year:
Fran Dunphy, Temple
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Complete NABC All-District Release
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Akron Zips junior center Pat Forsythe has been named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Division I All-District Second Team, the association announced on Friday.
The honor is the first NABC All-District honor for Forsythe and the eighth by a Zips’ player since 2004.
Prior to the Mid-American Conference Tournament earlier this month, Forsythe was named Third-Team All-MAC.
Forsythe appeared in 33-of-35 games this season, missing two contests due to injury. He led Akron in scoring (10.0 ppg) and blocked shots (1.3 bpg), and was second on the team in rebounding (4.9 rpg). She closed the season shooting 55.9 percent from the floor, third in the MAC.
Forsythe posted 20 double-figure performances this season, including a career-high 20 points at Bowling Green on January 31. Against Kent State in the MAC Tournament (March 12), he became just the fifth player in school history to record 100 career blocked shots.
In all, 250 student-athletes from 25 districts were named all-district and are eligible for the NABC Coaches’ Division I All-America teams. The NABC All-District teams are voted on by member coaches of the NABC.
About the National Association of Basketball Coaches
Located in Kansas City, MO, the NABC was founded in 1927 by Phog Allen, the legendary basketball coach at the University of Kansas. Allen, a student of James Naismith, the inventor of basketball, organized coaches into this collective group to serve as Guardians of the Game. The NABC currently has nearly 5,000 members consisting primarily of university and college men’s basketball coaches. All members of the NABC are expected to uphold the core values of being a Guardian of the Game by bringing attention to the positive aspects of the sport of basketball and the role coaches play in the academic and athletic lives of today’s student-athletes. The four core values of being a Guardian of the Game are advocacy, leadership, service and education. Additional information about the NABC, its programs and membership, can be found atwww.nabc.com.
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NHRA officials tried in vain to dry the track for Friday's races (courtesy NHRAmedia.com)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Persistent rain showers forced NHRA officials to cancel Friday’s racing at the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals. Rain started in the morning and scattered showers and mist fell throughout the day at zMAX Dragway.
Racing is scheduled to begin on Saturday with sportsman qualifying and time trials at 8 a.m. Two NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series qualifying sessions are scheduled for Saturday at 1:15 and 4:15 p.m. Sunday’s eliminations are scheduled for 1 p.m.
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