Q & A with Rowan Men’s Basketball Coach Joseph Crispin

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(Credit for this Photo goes to CBS Philly http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/)

Hey all! In this weeks post I conducted a Q&A with Rowan University Men’s Basketball coach Joseph Crispin via Email. CoachCrispin started as the assistant head coach at Rowan University in 2014; and he became the head coach as of 2016. Coach Crispin has played basketball in the past he played College Basketball at Pennsylvania State University alongside his brother. Crispin also signed with the Miami Heat in 2003. Prior to playing on the Heat Crispin also played on the Phoenix Suns. Coach Crispin currently lives with his wife in Glassboro, NJ.

Q: What gets you out of bed in the morning?

A: The Lord! I am thankful for every day I am given. I believe every day is a gift meant to be lived in light of the most important realities in the world. Joy is central and my work as a coach fits right into that mission.

Q: What do you like about Rowan University sports?

A: Well, Rowan is home for me, so serving my own community in this capacity is the most exciting thing to me. But the University is growing all the time, so it is a special time to be here.

Q: How long have you been working at Rowan why did you decide to work here?

A: This is my third season. I came because it’s such an exciting time in Rowan’s history  and because Rowan is a home for me.

Q: What was one team that stood out to you this season?

A: Ramapo had a great season. They were dominant and consistent. That isn’t an easy thing to do in our conference.

Q: What do you think is the best quality of the Rowan Men’s Basketball Team?

A: Our identity. We are clear about who we are and aim to stick to it all the time. Central to that identity is an intensity and energy that is second to none.

Q: What’s your greatest success or failure?

A: Well that’s a tough one, but in a career sense, I suppose my greatest success was playing in the NBA and my greatest failure not staying there!

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Rowan Men’s Basketball falls to Ramapo 71-90

Hey all! Last Wednesday  Rowan Men’s Basketball team had a home game as they faced off against Ramapo College. Because it was senior night  I thought it would be fun to go and see the basketball team in action.

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On Senior Night the seniors on the team are recognized for their performance and given awards.

As I arrived at the game I noticed that the bleachers filled up relatively quickly, luckily I was able to get a decent seat and waited in anticipation for the game to begin. While I was sitting down in the huddle I was able to watch the teams warm up and get into their pre-game huddle Rowan vs Ramapo.

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Ramapo in the huddle.
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Rowan in the huddle.
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Almost game time..

Before I knew it the time on the scoreboard was slowly winding down; and it was almost time for the game to begin. My friend and I wondered what team would end up striking first and putting points on the board.

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Both teams started out scoring quickly.

 

Although Ramapo was able to drive down the field and score quickly Rowan was also able to retaliate and put two points onto the board. This immediately made me think that this was going to be an offensive game which made me excited.

During the game the Prof mascot also got involved and hyped up the fans. The prof would run around and dance; but the crowd would really erupt whenever he was about to throw a t-shirt into the bleachers. Everyone would get really loud in order to get the mascots attention to throw it them.

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The Prof hyping up the crowd.

While I was at the game I also decided to take a video in order to capture some of the players in action.

Unfortunately, in the end Rowan ended up falling short to Ramapo. By the ended of the first half Rowan totaled up 45 points while Ramapo totaled up 50. So at the end of the first and second quarter both teams were playing very close, however in the second half Ramapo pulled off a dominant performance. Totaling up 40 points while the Profs put up 26 points in the second half of the game.

Although it was a disappointing loss it was not the end of the road for the Profs, the team went on to beat Montclair State University on Saturday 81-69. The team will take on either New Jersey City University or Stockton University in the New Jersey Athletic Conference Tournament next.

Until then GO PROFS!

(All photos and videos in this post were taken by Jeremiah Daniels).

 

Notable Rowan University Alumni

Hey all! Rowan University has had many alumni and many of them have gone on in life to have successful careers. In this post I want to talk about notable alumni that were former athletes or went to have a career in sports of Rowan University/Glassboro State College. So with that being said let’s dive right into this!

Dino Hall

First I want to talk about Dino Hall. Dino Hall was born on December 6th, 1955 in Atlantic City New Jersey. Hall decided to attend college close to home and attended Glassboro State college where he was a running back and return specialist. Hall eventually went on in his career to play running back for the Cleveland Browns. For his career at Glassboro State College Hall was also inducted into the Glassboro State College hall of fame.

Stink Fisher

Stink Fisher is another notable alumni that attended school at Rowan University. Fisher was born in Cherry Hill New Jersey; and played football at Cherry Hill High School and later went on to play college ball at Rowan University. As a free agent Fisher signed to play for the New York Jets in the NFL. Unfortunately, his time with the Jets was short-lived and he found himself cut before the season opener.  However, if you are looking for a place to eat Fisher and his wife on a restaurant called the Pop Shop. There are two locations being Medford and Collingswood New Jersey..hmm I might have to check this place out.

Dan Baker

Dan Baker was born on September 22, 1946 and attended Glassboro State College and achieved his bachelors degree in 1968 before going on to receive his Masters Degree from Temple University. Now although Baker did not participate in sports during his college career he did go on to pursue a career in the sports world working as a public address announcer. In his career Baker found himself as the voice of the Philadelphia Eagles and the Philadelphia Phillies(two great teams if I do say so myself) working as an announcer during the games. Baker eventually retired in 2014.

Billy Lange

Billy Lange born on February 11th, 1972 was a former basketball player and is currently the assistant coach of the Philadelphia 76ers. Lange attended college at Rowan University from 1990-1994. Lange played college basketball at Rowan University; and eventually started his coaching career at Philadelphia University. Lange coached at other colleges as well such as Villanova before becoming the assistant head coach of the Philadelphia 76ers in 2013.

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Let’s take a look at Richard Wackar Stadium!

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The mighty Prof itself

Hey all! I know that the Rowan University football season has been over for a while now and the NFL season has come to an end I am already going through Eagles withdrawal but it’s a beautiful day so I decided to take a stroll over to Richard Wackar Stadium.

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Stadium Bleachers

So here we are, Richard Wackar Stadium named after former Glassboro State College head coach Richard Wackar. Richard Wackar was a great coach and Rowan University renovated the field and renamed it after him back in 2009 in order to honor his accomplishments. The bleachers in the stadium are able to seat up to 5000 people.

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Scoreboard

Here we can see the Scoreboard used at the football games. I remember attending my first home game my freshman year and feeling the energy of the crowd. Although Rowan fell short and lost the game it was still a great experience and I had a lot of fun.

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Prof Logo

Here is a picture of the Profs Logo, this is where all the players meet before the Friday night lights action during the football season. Heads or tails? Which team will get the ball first I am sure that the excitement teams feel when they are meeting here is electric Go Profs!

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As a former track and field athlete back in high school of course I had to grab some pictures of the track as well, I miss the pasta parties but lets just say I really don’t miss the leg pain.  This track is home to the Rowan University track and field team, the team attended the Penn Relays back in 2015 which is an event I remember attending in high school.I did a few laps around the track since it was so nice outside..but man I really am not in the shape that I was once in.

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Scoreboard

Well I had a great time enjoying this beautiful weather and taking some pictures of Richard Wackar Stadium. The field is awesome and I definitely encourage people to make the trip here to attend football games during the fall.

Until next time GO PROFS!

(All photos in this post were taken by Jeremiah Daniels)

Welcome!

Hello everyone! My name is Jeremiah Daniels and I would like introduce you all to Profs Spotlight my blog for my Online Journalism class.

The beat of this blog is Rowan University sports, over the course of this semester I plan to cover Rowan University sports events with pictures, videos, and interviews with players as well as coaches. I also plan to dedicate post to each of the athletic fields and take pictures  of the places where our Profs are pitted up against other sports teams.

Growing up I have always been very interested in sports; and I am currently thinking about pursuing a career in Sports Journalism in the future. As a result of this, I am very excited about the opportunity to dive into the world of Rowan University sports and show everyone my coverage! I hope that you all enjoy the content of my blog because I am ecstatic to jump right into this!

Stay tuned for my first post!

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Jeremiah Daniels