THERE IS a difference between deserving a job and doing well after you've been given chance after chance. Based on his performance over the previous six years, as well as Jeffrey Lurie's short, 11-month "accountability" leash for Chip Kelly as coach/general manager, Howie Roseman should have been fired.
It was a storybook ending, but, well, not every storybook goes to form. Penn center Sydney Stipanovich on Sunday ended one of the more gilded careers in Ivy League history with a win on her beloved home court, the Palestra; against her hated rivals, Princeton. She secured a third Ivy crown, and the accompanying NCAA berth, in her four seasons as a Quaker.
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Marcus Hayes is a sports columnist for the Daily News and Inquirer. Hired more than 20 years ago as a features writer, he has since covered the Eagles, Phillies, and Sixers beats as well as Big Five basketball, college football, golf, and the Olympics.