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Jack McCaffery is the lead sports columnist for the Daily Times and He has spent several decades covering everything from the Phillies, Eagles, Flyers and Sixers, to college hoops, to high school sports in Delco.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012


Anthony Robles, who was honored by the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association Monday for his courage in becoming a championship wrestler despite being born with one leg, never remembered receiving any scholarship offers to attend college.

He does recall interest only from Drexel and Arizona State. The Mesa, Ariz., native chose to stay close to home and walk on to the Sun Devils' roster.

Jack Childs, the former Drexel coach, has a different story.

"We offered," he said. "I flew him in here. I don't fly kids in unless I am going to offer. But he did great at Arizona State and it was closer to home. It worked out for him and we have remained close. I saw him and his mother, Judy, when they were in last year for the NCAA championships. He's done great and I am happy for him.

"I just wanted to set the record straight, though. We did offer."


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