The 30 members, headed by Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce CEO Rob Wondering, will include university presidents affected by the cutbacks.
There are some great matchups this week for the local Division II and Division III squads, including critical conference games for Widener, Ursinus, and Rowan.
The Golden Rams held off a gutty Cheyney University squad last weekend, 23-7, but the competition gets much stiffer Saturday as the Huskies bring a 7-0 record to town.
It will be a neighborhood battle on Saturday as Cheyney hosts West Chester University in a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference match-up.
After a 1-10 season in 2010, the Cheyney Wolves are hoping to take steps forward in 2011 and make some noise in the rugged Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference.
This will be the fourth season of football for Division II Lincoln University since the school revived the program.
Tuition at West Chester University, Cheyney, and the other 12 state-owned universities will take the biggest jump in nearly a decade this fall — the first of many consequences of the state budget passed by the legislature this week.
State senators are promising they will try to reduce funding cuts proposed for Cheyney, West Chester and Pennsylvania’s 12 other state-owned universities.
The union representing faculty at West Chester, Cheyney and twelve other state-owned Pennsylvania universities is offering to negotiate a one-year pay freeze.
The Cheyney men’s basketball team is hoping the second half of their season is as successful as their first.
Penn State will be home on Saturday, hosting Michigan. The Nittany Lions’ quarterback situation is up in the air for this one.
A big weekend in local college football is on tap.
In local college football on Saturday, neighboring schools West Chester and Cheyney will match up at West Chester’s John A. Farrell Stadium.
Lincoln and Cheyney Universities begin their football seasons with their 3rd annual matchup on Sunday. KYW’s Matt Leon spoke with Lincoln O.J. Abanishe and Cheyney’s coach Jeff Braxton about the matchup and upcoming season.