Doug Collins is a Big Will Smith Fan

Doug Collins is a Big Will Smith Fan

Nah, nah, nah, nah, nah nah! Nah, nah, nah, nah, nah nah!

They're not floor seats at the Lakers, but Will Smith is set to sit courtside a the Wells Fargo Center this evening in South Philadelphia as the Sixers take on the Charlotte Bobcats. After becoming a part owner of the franchise when Josh Harris and his group purchased the team from Ed Snider this summer, tonight will be the Fresh Prince's first time watching Doug Collins' boys up close and courtside.

Coach Collins was asked about Smith being in the building this evening. Turns out, Doug admires Hitch's catalogue.

"I've always been a huge fan of his. I like his music, I like his acting. I love his energy," Collins said of the star of such hits as Bad Boys, Bad Boys II, and Blossom.

"I know he loves basketball," Collins said. "Let's face it, we are a celebrity culture. I know we do TNT games and we'd do celebrity packages, who's at the game, if certain people are at the game it must be a big game. So it's nice to have Will here. We hope we'll get him connected to where he loves his team. We know he loves Philly. We want him to love his team."

Collins went on to point out that athletes and celebrities would often love to flip roles in a heartbeat.

"Will would probably like to play tonight and our players would probably like to rap."

We sure know Lou Williams would. But even the coach himself?

"Everybody loves music. I'd love to get on stage and sing to but that would be a disaster," Collins closed with.

Let's hope Doug sticks to the coaching. Let's hope Lou Williams sticks to the last-second shot taking. And, I guess, let's hope Will Smith sticks to whatever it is he does in Hollywood.

I'm sure he'll get quite a warm welcome this evening in South Philly.

VIDEO: Doug Collins after Friday's shoot around [Sixers]

Drexel falls to James Madison in potential CAA Tournament preview

Drexel falls to James Madison in potential CAA Tournament preview

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Jackson Kent and Tom Vodanovich combined to score 31 points and James Madison held off Drexel late to secure a 70-64 victory Thursday night.

The game could be a preview of a first-round match-up in the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament. With one game left in the regular season, James Madison (9-21, 7-10) is the No. 7 seed and Drexel (9-21, 3-14) has locked up the No. 10 seed. Those seeds meet in the first round, with the winner facing the No. 2 seed in the second round.

Sammy Mojica hit a 3-pointer with :32 left to get the Dragons within four, 66-62, but Shakir Brown and Joey McLean each hit a pair of free throws to seal the victory.

Kent hit 6 of 11 from the floor and tallied 16 points with eight rebounds to lead the Dukes. Vodanovich added 15 points.

Kurk Lee and Mojica both scored 18 points off the Dragons' bench.

Conspiracy charge added for 3 former Penn State administrators

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Conspiracy charge added for 3 former Penn State administrators

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- A Pennsylvania judge on Thursday allowed prosecutors to add a conspiracy charge against three former Penn State administrators, increasing their possible penalty if convicted of crimes for their handling of the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal.

Judge John Boccabella granted a request by the attorney general's office to tack on a related conspiracy count to the charges of endangering the welfare of children.

Prosecutors said each felony count carries up to 7 years in prison and a $15,000 fine.

Jury selection is scheduled for March 20 in Harrisburg in the case of former university president Graham Spanier, former vice president Gary Schultz and former athletic director Tim Curley.

The defendants sought permission last week from Boccabella for an appeal that could delay the trial. The judge has not ruled on that request.

They argue Boccabella erred when he declined to dismiss the child-welfare charges, arguing the statute of limitations expired, the defendants did not provide direct care for children and they are charged with actions that occurred before the law was revised.

Earlier this month, the judge dismissed charges of failing to properly report suspected abuse, and last year the Superior Court threw out perjury, obstruction and conspiracy charges.

The three administrators fielded a complaint in 2001 from a graduate assistant who said he saw Sandusky, then retired as an assistant football coach, sexually abusing a boy in a team shower.

They did not report the matter to police or child welfare authorities, but did tell Sandusky he could no longer bring children to the campus and they notified his charity for children, The Second Mile.

Sandusky currently is serving a lengthy state prison term after being convicted in 2012 of 45 counts of sexual abuse of 10 boys.

Last week, a new judge appointed to preside over his appeals under the state's Post-Conviction Relief Act scheduled a March 24 hearing at the courthouse near State College to "present and finalize the evidentiary portion" of the hearing.