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Video: Penn State vs. Ohio State highlights Week 9

Wednesday, October 24, 2012, 6:47 PM
Penn State vs. Ohio State is one of several big games this weekend. CineSport's Brian Clark and the Daily News' Mike Kern discuss this, Temple football and Notre Dame vs. Oklahoma. Read more

Penn football suffers first Ivy League loss of season at Yale, 27-13

Saturday, October 20, 2012, 3:34 PM
WEST HAVEN, Conn. - Penn quarterback Billy Ragone grew up just a few miles down the road from the Yale Bowl. So whenever he travels north to face the Bulldogs, he inevitably ends up being the center of attention. That was the case again Saturday, but likely not for a reason Ragone would have wanted... Read more

Video: Alabama, Florida atop BCS standings

Wednesday, October 17, 2012, 3:41 PM
Alabama & Florida rank atop the first BCS standings, but are these rankings meaningless? Is Florida a legit BCS title contender? The Daily News' Mike Kern discusses these issues in a chat with Justin Shackil of Cinesport. Read more

Villanova picked 12th in Big East preseason poll

Wednesday, October 17, 2012, 9:09 AM
The scale of the task ahead this season for Jay Wright was made even more stark Wednesday morning, when Villanova was picked to finish 12th in the Big East men's basketball preseason coaches' poll. In addition, no Wildcats were named to any of the preseason all-conference teams. Here are the poll... Read more

Drexel, Delaware picked atop Colonial Athletic Association preseason poll

Tuesday, October 16, 2012, 9:57 AM
It came as no surprise that Drexel was picked first in the Colonial Athletic Association men's basketball preseason poll. I'm not sure it was quite as expected, though, that Delaware came in second. But there stand Monté Ross' Blue Hens, right behind the Dragons in the rankings. Both teams... Read more

NCAA pulls championship events from New Jersey due to sports betting law

Monday, October 15, 2012, 9:36 PM
The state of New Jersey's announcement that it will begin issuing sports betting licenses on January 9 has provoked a quick and powerwful response from the NCAA. College sports' governing body has pulled the hosting rights to five NCAA championship events that are due to take place in New Jersey in... Read more

Penn football still looking for a complete game

Saturday, October 13, 2012, 9:14 PM
A guest post from The Inquirer's Marc Narducci, who covered Sunday's Penn-Columbia football game at Franklin Field. Read his recap here or in the paper. From a Penn perspective, the positive news is that the Quakers are very much in the running for the Ivy League football title. Penn is 2-3 overall... Read more

Drexel gets eight games in CAA's NBC Sports Network package

Thursday, October 11, 2012, 11:04 AM
Here's a good a sign as any that Drexel is expected to have a very strong season: the Dragons are featured in eight of the CAA's 15 nationally-televised games on the NBC Sports Network. Among the marquee contests involving the Dragons are visits to the DAC from Davidson and Old Dominion, and the big... Read more

Ivy League basketball's national television schedule

Thursday, October 11, 2012, 10:47 AM
I was out of the office on Thursday so I wasn't able to post the announcement of the Ivy League's slate of its nationally-televised home games in the coming basketball season. With that information now out there, here's a schedule of every nationally-televised game involving an Ivy League team that... Read more

Video: Explaining Bill O'Brien's success

Wednesday, October 10, 2012, 4:27 PM
Video: Should Penn State have parted ways with Joe Paterno earlier than they did? Is Alabama a legit #1 team? CineSport's Noah Coslov and the Philadelphia Daily News' Mike Kern discuss. Read more
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