Wednesday, April 16, 2014

PHILLIES: An emptying bank

April 16, 2014

By Steve Bohnel

Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons had just smacked a hanging slider from Phils reliever B.J. Rosenberg into the left field bleachers at Citizens Bank Park.  Droves of fans departed from their seats with the score now 5-1 in favor of Atlanta in the eighth inning.

Not that it was exactly a sell-out crowd in the first place.  The attendance at the Bank on April 14 was 26,516—far short of the full capacity of nearly 44,000. 

This isn’t a new thing that has been happening just this year. Ever since 2010, when season attendance peaked at an all-time high at 3,777,322, the Phillies have seen a decline in the category, dropping down to 3,012,403 in 2013.
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Friday, April 4, 2014

EAGLES: Where does D-Jax's departure leave the Eagles?

April 5, 2014

By Greg Frank

Say what you want about the decision made by the Eagles to release DeSean Jackson, there’s no denying he was an explosive playmaker in the Eagles’ offense. While the Eagles re-signed wide receivers Riley Cooper and Jeremy Maclin, they now lack that explosive vertical threat in the passing game that Jackson provided. 

With Jackson now residing elsewhere in the division with the Redskins, twice a year the Eagles may have a constant reminder of the vertical threat that he is.  

So what now?
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Monday, March 31, 2014

Big 5 Season Recap: St. Joe's clinches A-10 Title after rough start

March 31, 2014

By Michael Guise

Eight games into St. Joe’s season, the Hawks looked like they were headed for another disappointing season. 

They were 4-4, with blowout loses to Louisiana Sate University and Villanova on their resume. But Phil Martelli’s squad wouldn't go down without a fight. The Hawks won nine of their next 10 games and finished the season winning 20 of their final 25, which included a run to an Atlantic 10 Tournament Title. 

The team that hoisted the championship trophy in Brooklyn at the Barclays Center wasn't the team that walked off the floor dejected after a 30 point loss to Big 5 rival Villanova. 

Big 5 Season Recap: Temple's rough debut in the American

March 30, 2014

By Michael Guise

Calling the 2013-2014 season a disaster for the Temple Owls would be an understatement.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

PHILLIES: Week in Review 3/17-3/23

March 23, 2014

By Andrew Sifari

Record: 2-2-1
                   3/19                           3/20                   3/20                        3/21                          3/23
                     L                               W                      L                              T                             W
GamesPHI @ TOR           PHI @ HOU      PHI vs.  TOR            PHI vs. BOS            PHI vs. MIN 
                  6     -   11              6    -      3           1       -    3                 2     -    2                  5   -      1      

Rollins on the hot seat, Asche wins out, and more injuries.
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Thursday, March 20, 2014

PHILLIES: The Rollins situation mirrors that of McNabb's in Philly

March 20, 2014

By Nick Tricome

Donovan McNabb will forever be regarded as one of the better quarterbacks in Philadelphia football history, but even he was forced to deal with fledgling fan support during his final years as people grew weary of his attitude and personality.

McNabb overstayed his welcome in Philadelphia and it seems now the same can be said of Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins.