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