Luis Guzman, the starting point guard on the 2009–10 Temple basketball team that posted a 29-6record en route to a third straight Atlantic 10 Conference championship, is playing for the Dominican Republic team in the Pan American Games. Guzman, a 6-foot-3 guard, averaged 4.9 points, 4.2 rebounds and 3.2 assists a game.
In addition to Guzman, Temple senior Juan Fernandez is playing for Argentina in the Pan American Games. Fernandez, a 6-foot-4 guard, is a preseason All-Atlantic 10 Conference selection. He exploded for a season-high 23 points, including the game-winning basket with 0.4 seconds remaining, in Temple’s NCAA second-round win against Penn State.
Fernandez becomes the sixth person with Temple ties to compete in the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico. He joins gold medalist and current Temple women’s rowing coach Jason Read, and Marcus McElhenney and Joe Spencer, who were part of the United States winning men’s 8+ rowing boat; current Temple assistant track coach Shameka Marshall, who is one of two long jumpers competing for the USA women’s track team; and former men’s track standout Josue Louis, who is high jumping for the United States.
Eric Allen, Jim Johnson welcomed to Eagles Honor Roll
The Philadelphia Eagles will induct cornerback Eric Allen and defensive coordinator Jim Johnson into the franchise’s Honor Roll at halftime of their upcoming game against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night, October 30.
Allen played with the Eagles from 1988 to 1994 after the team made him a second-round draft pick out of Arizona State. He recorded 34 interceptions, tied for most in Eagles history with Bill Bradley and Brian Dawkins, and holds the team mark with five interceptions returned for touchdowns. A three-time All-Pro selection, he and Troy Vincent are the only Eagles cornerbacks to be selected to the Pro Bowl five times. Allen was part of the great 1991 Eagles defense that became only the fifth defense in NFL history to rank first in the NFL in fewest total yards allowed, fewest rushing yards allowed and fewest passing yards permitted.
Johnson was one of the NFL’s most innovative and successful defensive coaches in the game. He was the Eagles’ defensive coordinator from 1999 until his death in 2009. His aggressive style of play had the Eagles’ defense at the top of the NFL for years.
Lincoln University holds alumni basketball game
Lincoln University will hold an alumni men and women’s basketball game on Saturday, October 29 at Lincoln’s Manuel Rivero Hall. The women’s game tips off at 2 p.m. The men’s contest will take place at 4 p.m.
Jeffrey Williams to receive 2011 Legends Award
The Black Women in Sport Foundation has chosen Jeffrey Williams, La Salle head basketball coach, to receive their Legends Award. Williams is the first African-American male to become a Division I head women’s basketball coach in Philadelphia.
He will receive this award on Friday, October 28 at Mitchell & Titus, LLP, 1818 Market Street, 29th floor, at 6 p.m.