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August 6, 2012

Intense Army-Navy Rivalry Takes To PPL Park For A Soccer Team Face-Off September 30, Setting The Groundwork For December’s Epic Football Event At Lincoln Financial Field

  Army-Navy will commemorate the 79th meeting of the two soccer teams when they converge at PPL Park in Chester, home to the Philadelphia Union, on Sunday, September 30 at 2 p.m. This storied tradition in college sports, the rivalry between Army and Navy, will play out as a tremendous showcase for college soccer right […]

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June 11, 2012

Good News: The NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Is Headed Back To Philly In 2013; Wells Fargo Center To Host Second And Third Round Tourney Action

So this is still almost a year down the road, but we’re still pretty excited about it: Philadelphia will host games in next year’s NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. Philadelphia will host games during the tournament’s opening weekend, which used to be the first round, but is now called the tournament’s “second round.” The Wells Fargo […]

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May 7, 2012

The 74th Annual Dad Vail Regatta, The Country’s Largest Collegiate Rowing Competition, Returns To The Schuylkill May 11-12

Just as the city cools down from Penn Relays and Broad Street Run fever, it’s time for another record-breaking competition, bringing world-class athletes to Philadelphia. On May 11-12, the 74th annual Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta sails onto the scenic Schuylkill River. The two-day event is the largest collegiate regatta in the U.S., with 3,500 racers […]

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April 10, 2012

Penn And St. Joe’s Baseball To Face Off In The Liberty Bell Classic Final On The Citizens Bank Park Field, Tuesday, April 17

Want to snag $5 tickets to a Philadelphia baseball game at Citizens Bank Park? You’re in luck: the Penn and St. Joe’s baseball teams are set to face off in the 2012 Liberty Bell Classic Final on the Citizens Bank Park ballfield, Tuesday, April 17 at 7:30 p.m. The Liberty Bell Classic was conceived in […]

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March 16, 2012

Reminder: Temple Hopes To Kick Off A NCAA Tournament Run Tonight Against South Florida At 9:50 P.M. In The Round Of 64

March Madness is heating up in Philadelphia! Tonight, the Temple Owls will make their fifth consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance as they face South Florida in their “Round of 64″ match-up. Temple enters the game as a #5-seed and South Florida, who won their first-round game on Wednesday night, enters as a twelve-seed. The Owls will […]

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March 13, 2012

March Madness In Philly: Temple Makes The Big Dance; Drexel, Penn, La Salle And St. Joe’s All To Compete In Postseason Play This Week As Well

Let’s try this again. After a few disappointing results in last week’s conference tournaments, only one Big 5 team is going to the big dance and that’s Temple. More on that below. However, the good news is four other local schools will be competing in post-season tournaments this week. While Temple is Philly’s lone representative in the […]

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March 9, 2012

Let’s Go Big 5: Temple, St. Joe’s and La Salle All Play Today In The Quarterfinals Of The Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament

After two disappointing loses by Penn and Drexel earlier in the week, we now shift focus to Philly’s Atlantic 10 teams. Today, three local teams — Temple, St. Joe’s and La Salle — will be competing in the Atlantic 10 conference tournament in Atlantic City with hopes of securing a spot in the NCAA Tournament. The action […]

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March 5, 2012

March Madness Teaser: Drexel Vs. VCU For An Automatic Bid Tonight; Penn Vs. Princeton For A Shared Ivy Title Tomorrow

Penn plays Princeton tomorrow night for a chance to share the Ivy League title and a shot at a NCAA tournament berth. (Photo courtesy Penn Athletics)

March Madness is starting a little early for Philadelphia college basketball fans.

Tonight, Drexel is playing to be one of the first teams to get an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament when they take on VCU in the Colonial Athletic Association Championship Game. The Dragons are riding a 19-game winning streak and a school-record tying 27 wins.

The Rams of VCU also have 27 wins and are coming off an amazing run in last year’s NCAA tournament, in which they made it all the way to the Final Four. The stakes are huge: the winner gets the Colonial Athletic Association’s automatic tournament berth and the loser may be left out. The game will be televised live on ESPN starting at 7 p.m.

Meanwhile, Penn is another local team that is trying to secure an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. The Quakers play at Princeton tomorrow night (to be broadcast on ESPN3.com) and if they win, they will tie Harvard for the Ivy League title, forcing a one-game playoff later this week to determine the conference’s NCAA Tournament bid.

Go Penn! Go Drexel!

Drexel Vs. VCU – CAA Championship Game
When: Monday, March 5; 7 p.m. on ESPN
More info: www.drexel.edu

Penn Vs. Princeton
When: Tuesday, March 6; 7:30 p.m. on ESPN3.com
More info: www.pennathletics.com

November 14, 2011

Big 5 College Basketball Kicks Off Tonight: Penn Hosts Temple In Early Season Action At The Historic Palestra In University City

College basketball returns to Philadelphia tonight when two of the Big 5′s most storied rivals, Penn and Temple, face each other at the historic Palestra; to purchase tickets, click here. Tonight’s game is actually the first of two nights of early-season Big 5 action, as LaSalle and Villanova will face off tomorrow evening at the […]

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September 14, 2011

Reminder: Penn State Vs. Temple This Saturday At The Linc; Undefeated Owls Try To Beat The Nittany Lions For The First Time Since 1941

[Top-right photo by Mike Pettigano for Linebacker-U.com] This Saturday, national college football powerhouse Penn State returns to Philadelphia for the first time since 2007 as they face an upstart Temple team at Lincoln Financial Field. Temple has cruised through the first two weeks of their 2011 season in impressive fashion, outscoring their opponents by a […]

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