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Archive: September, 2008

Crunchy Numbers a few days early

Sunday, September 28, 2008, 9:59 PM
What a wild weekend in college football, and what a successful weekend for the region's teams. At the I-A level, six of the top 25 teams in the AP poll lost, leading to Penn State's leap to the No. 6 spot in the AP and Coaches polls. At the I-AA level, No. 1 Villanova upset Richmond, with Chris Whitney... Read more


Saturday, September 27, 2008, 7:07 PM
Yes, I stuck around here after the Temple game. And yes, the fans went absolutely beserk after that double play. Welcome back to the playoffs, folks. Here's to one heck of an October. Read more

Live from the Linc: Western Michigan vs. Temple

Saturday, September 27, 2008, 2:07 PM
What a day this is to be a Philadelphia sports fan. Riding the subway down to the Linc, I was surrounded by a great mix of Phillies, Flyers and Temple fans. And while they started to separate after walking onto Pattison Avenue, there was still a lot of overlap between the three groups: people with Temple... Read more

Spectacle of the Week

Thursday, September 25, 2008, 6:33 PM
Okay, back to football for a while. The final results of the Villanova poll are in, and you voted for Chris Whitney, 28-21. This week's Spectacle of the Week poll includes a blackout in Georgia, a whiteout in State College, a rivalry game in Ann Arbor and a No. 1-ranked team on the Main Line. Have your... Read more

Talking quarterbacks

Wednesday, September 24, 2008, 7:10 PM
A few quotes worth relaying from this afternoon's local college football coaches luncheon... Villanova coach Andy Talley on the quarterback situation: "I'd rather not say I have a quarterback controversy; I'd rather say I have two quarterbacks that I think I can win with, and we'll play whichever... Read more

Bruiser Flint gets his wish

Wednesday, September 24, 2008, 7:27 PM
The news broke right as I walked into the college football coaches' luncheon, and it's going to resonate from now until the tipoff of the college basketball season. Penn will play at Drexel on Tuesday, Nov. 18, at 10:00 a.m. on ESPN. Yes, really. If you have to take a deep breath between the words... Read more

Football Crunchy Numbers

Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 8:14 PM
Just my luck. Ever since Temple's schedule came out, I had the Western Michigan game circled as the one I knew I could get to this season. But then the Sports Network's I-AA Top 25 came out Monday afternoon, and Richmond was ranked No. 1. As in, the team that's coming to Villanova on Saturday. So... Read more

Villanova-Penn aftermath

Sunday, September 21, 2008, 11:34 PM
Okay, so I'm way late with this, but I had a bunch of other stuff to do last night and I had to to work during the Eagles game today. So here are my thoughts about Saturday's game. 1. As Joe Juliano wrote in this morning's Inquirer, Villanova has a quarterback controversy on its hands. Andy Talley spent... Read more

Live from the heavens, it's Saturday football

Saturday, September 20, 2008, 3:29 PM
Greetings from the place that really created the Curse of William Penn. Okay, the press box at Franklin Field isn't that high off the ground. But it's a long walk up, and if you don't believe me, ask all the other reporters in the press box who've been complaining about it for years. And if you don't... Read more

Spectacle of the Week

Thursday, September 18, 2008, 7:50 PM
We all know that outside of Penn State, college football doesn't resonate very much in this town. Short of the Nittany Lions making a BCS game, though, this weekend presents the best chance all year for the Saturday game to be in the spotlight. It's nothing new for Penn State to play Temple, nor for... Read more
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