James Franklin shed a tear and 23 roses were given to the families of the graduating seniors who were set to play for the final time at Beaver Stadium. While the Nittany Lions’ hopes of playing in the college football playoff this season are gone, those aspirations of playing in a New Years’ Six Bowl […]Read more "Four Things We Learned From Penn State’s Victory Over Nebraska"
Tomorrow marks a national treasure for me. Thanksgiving is egregiously overlooked in the modern era, as many are eager to move into December and get to the Christmas season. But give Thanksgiving its due. How often can you stay at home, be a glutton in the kitchen, and watch the Lions lose ceremoniously each year? […]Read more "The Eagles, the Process, the rebuild: Four things Philadelphia sports fans have to be thankful for"
Just four years after being selected by the Houston Astros with the number one overall, Mark Appel will look for his third team to cling on to. As part of a flurry of roster moves, the Phillies decided to remove Appel, along with Alberto Tirado, from the 40-man roster to make room for younger prospects. […]Read more "Former Phillies Number One Overall Pick Designated For Assignment"
Gabe Kapler’s first coaching staff as a Major League manager continues to take form. The first-time skipper has added another coach to his arsenal, hiring the services of Jim Gott to be the team’s next bullpen coach. Jim Gott spent the last six seasons as the pitching coach of the Los Angeles Angels’ rookie ball […]Read more "All you need to know: Phillies Hire New Bullpen Coach"
Prior to the 2014 season, the Big Ten announced it would no longer align it’s conference into the “Legends” and “Leaders” divisions, and instead would transform the two rankings into geographical pairing, aptly titled the “East” and “West” divisions. While the proximity of the teams made for an easy realignment, the change failed on one […]Read more "Previewing Week 12: Penn State Hosts Nebraska On Senior Day"
After being hired as the 54th manager of the Phillies two weeks ago, Gabe Kapler has made his first executive decision. Kapler has named three to his coaching staff, including two who have been within the organization in the past. The first hiring made by Kapler was likely his direct competition in the Phillies’ managerial […]Read more "All you need to know: Gabe Kapler Adds Three To Phillies Coaching Staff"
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights were coming into this past weekend’s matchup against Penn State not having scored a touchdown against the Nittany Lions since Gary Nova rushed one in from 14 yards out in the first quarter of a rainy September night game in 2014. It was the first Big Ten contest that Rutgers ever […]Read more "Four Things We Learned From Penn State’s Win Over Rutgers"
Gauntlet. It’s a word that, had you been following along with my Penn State pieces over the last three weeks, you’ve seen me articulate quite frequently. But in the case of the 15 day stretch that Penn state was staring headlong at midway through October, the word gauntlet was very much justifiable. The team was […]Read more "Previewing Week 11: Penn State Hosts Rutgers in ‘must win’ situation"
I don’t usually write opinion pieces. While I interject my thoughts into the articles I write, I try to take an objective stance on the topics I cover. But this is different. This one stings a little more. We’ve all had time to digest the news of the untimely death of former Philadelphia Phillie and […]Read more "Remembering Doc Halladay and the legacy that a Phillies icon left behind"
Last night, the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWA) shortened the lists of finalists to three for individual awards for the 2017 season. While the winners will be announced sporadically throughout the next few months, the first set of awards will be announced tonight, as the league decides who will take home Gold Gloves in […]Read more "Is this the year for Phillies shortstop Freddy Galvis? Predicting the MLB Award Winners"