April 10, 2012
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 [...]Read more»
March 16, 2012
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 [...]Read more»
March 13, 2012
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 [...]Read more»
March 9, 2012
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 [...]Read more»
March 5, 2012
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
November 14, 2011
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 [...]Read more»
September 14, 2011
[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 [...]Read more»
August 29, 2011
College football is officially back in action in Philadelphia! For the third consecutive year, Lincoln Financial Field will host the region’s fastest-growing college sports rivalry when Temple and Villanova square off during the third annual Mayor’s Cup on Thursday, September 1. Thursday’s game is the series’ rubber match after Temple avenged their 2009 loss to [...]Read more»
August 12, 2011
[Top-right photo by Mike Pettigano for Linebacker-U.com] In the past, Philadelphia has lacked big time college football to watch, cheer and get caught up in. That appears to be changing in recent years as Villanova has won a Division 1 AA National Championship and Temple has gone to bowl games. And both teams have been [...]Read more»