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Archive: October, 2009

Wake up the echoes

Saturday, October 17, 2009, 1:44 PM
NEW YORK - Greetings from Robert K. Kraft Field at Lawrence A. Wien Stadium at Columbia's Baker Field Athletics Complex. Yeah, that's right. It's not the most distinctive stadium ever, but it surely has the longest name. The facility is as far north in Manhattan as you can get, at 218th Street and... Read more

Corn fields and corn dogs

Friday, October 16, 2009, 10:53 AM
As I write these words, I'm passing by Franklin Field on a train from Washington to New York. I'm taking a few days of down time, and I'll (hopefully) for a live chat during the Penn-Columbia football game. Kickoff is at 1:30 p.m. With the great baseball weather we've had the last two days expected... Read more

As it happened: United States 2, Costa Rica 2

Thursday, October 15, 2009, 2:35 AM
My early Inquirer story | My late Inquirer story | Washington Post | | USA Today | Agence France-Presse | Associated Press | Associated Press sidebar | Reuters WASHINGTON - What a game. It seemed for the longest time like Costa Rica would pull off the upset, but Jonathan Bornstein... Read more

Andy Talley seeks divine intervention

Wednesday, October 14, 2009, 5:30 PM
The question came from the Inquirer's Keith Pompey at this afternoon's local football coaches luncheon: Why has James Madison beaten Villanova in five of their last six meetings? Wildcats coach Andy Talley noted that late Dukes touchdowns have something to do with it, especially last year's Hail Mary... Read more

Crunchy Numbers Week 6: Penn State falls again

Tuesday, October 13, 2009, 10:35 PM
A schedule update to start things off. After tomorrow afternoon's football coaches luncheon, I am headed to Washington to cover the U.S.-Costa Rica soccer game for the Inquirer. Many of you have heard by now that star U.S. forward Charlie Davies was seriously injured in a car crash in the early hours... Read more

U.S. soccer team qualifies for World Cup

Sunday, October 11, 2009, 2:30 AM
Recaps: AP | Washington Post | New York Times | | Sports Illustrated Video highlights at the bottom of the post. But be nice to me and read everything else first, please? It has to go down as one of the all-time results in American soccer history, doesn't it? After giving up a free kick... Read more

Penn 21, Bucknell 3

Saturday, October 10, 2009, 1:15 PM
Greetings from Franklin Field, where I'm covering the Bucknell-Penn football game for the Inquirer. I could be polite and say it's a late-arriving crowd because of the rain, but there really aren't many people here at all. There are a few intrepid Bison supporters though, and as you can see they snuck... Read more

Fields of dreams

Thursday, October 8, 2009, 1:59 PM
It's way too nice a day to stay indoors, so I'm going to keep this post as short as possible. Both of this weekend's biggest games kick off at the same time: 8:00 p.m. Saturday night. Michigan-Iowa and Florida-LSU are certainly deserving of that honor, but there are a few other interesting matchups... Read more

'I blame Villanova for this whole damn thing'

Wednesday, October 7, 2009, 7:41 PM
The main reason why I pull quotes from the local football coaches luncheon to use as blog post headlines is that I figure it's the only chance I have to get you to read the stuff. So I have to thank Penn coach Al Bagnoli for making my job much easier this week, with a declaration that was certainly... Read more

Crunchy Numbers Week 5, USA-Honduras TV info

Tuesday, October 6, 2009, 1:01 PM
NOTE: This post has been updated from the original version... Let's start with a bit of housekeeping (with apologies to Dan Levy), because the next few weeks are going to be a bit busy here on the blog. This coming Saturday, I'll be at Franklin Field to cover the Bucknell-Penn football game for the... Read more
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