John Smallwood has been on our staff since 1994. He began as the beat writer for Villanova University basketball and was promoted to columnist in 1995. He has won several awards while covering the Super Bowl, World Series, NBA Finals, Stanley Cup Finals, Final Four, World Cup and Olympics.

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Former Sixer George Lynch now coaching his team to ‘play the right way’ | Where are they now?

Former Sixers player George Lynch is in his first season as head basketball coach at Clark Atlanta University.

Life after baseball has Brett Myers pursuing a music career | Where are they now?

Brett Myers helped the Phillies win the World Series in 2008 and is now pursuing a career in music.

Villanova men are looking for a way back to the NCAA lacrosse tournament

Once they get in, the Wildcats then want to win their first tournament game.

Penn wins Big 5 title by beating St. Joe’s at the Palestra

Freshman guard Bryce Washington scored a career-high 23 and had a career-high 10 rebounds and a career-high four assists as Penn took the Big 5 title all for itself with a 78-70 victory.

Charlie Brown scores 31, helps Saint Joseph’s rally past Richmond

The Hawks overcame a 15-point deficit to pull out their second Atlantic 10 victory

Women’s basketball: Penn’s 9-3 start fueled by former role players

Given more opportunities, players are stepping up for the Quakers.

City programs kick off lacrosse Final Four season in Philadelphia with a local competition

The Philly 4 Classic will feature Drexel, Saint Joseph's, Penn and Villanova

La Salle sputters in second half and falls to Rhode Island 78-67

Paced by former Imhotep Charter star Fatts Russell, the Rams win at Tom Gola Arena

La Salle blows lead and loses 59-56 to George Washington

The Explorers led by as much as 11 but remain winless at home