Sports Newjerseynewsroom.com News for New Jersey http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/sports/ Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:54:28 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb School Sports: DePaul Football Turning Heads in New Jersey http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/professional/school-sports-depaul-football-turning-heads-in-new-jersey depaul_optBY JIM HAGUE
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

One of the biggest hotbeds for high school football talent in New Jersey these days is found within the humble confines of Wayne  - and for a change of pace, it’s not Wayne Hills.

Nope, the school gaining a lot of attention in northern New Jersey is DePaul Catholic. The Spartans, the SportsCare High School Football Team of the Week, have exploded out to a 3-0 record thus far, having defeated Pope John, Passaic Valley and Pascack Valley in relatively easy fashion.

Led by head coach John McKenna, the Spartans have a host of major college prospects on their roster -  including the top-ranked junior running back in the country in Kareem Walker.

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Professional Sat, 27 Sep 2014 04:01:58 +0000
Monmouth Battles Back to get Road Win at Lehigh http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/professional/monmouth-battles-back-to-get-road-win-at-lehigh monmoutfbnewlogo_opt_copy_copy_copyBY JEREMY SCHILLING
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Coaches say it so much you can basically write the script for them: Good teams find a way to win when nothing else seems to be going right and bad teams don’t.

Well Monmouth (3-1) did what playoff teams are supposed to do today, overcoming three missed field goals – two of them blocked – and an untimely interception to beat Lehigh (0-4) 28-21 in a thrilling fourth quarter comeback on the road in Bethlehem, PA. It’s their first ever win over the Mountain Hawks, with Monmouth taking advantage of a late-game Lehigh mistake in the process.

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Professional Sat, 27 Sep 2014 23:00:15 +0000
Devils Go All In http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/professional/devils-go-all-in FAVORITO_opt_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copyBY JOE FAVORITO
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

They lost their most marketable, albeit aging star; the cornerstone of their franchise to free agency. They are in an ultracompetitive marketplace which now includes the defending conference championships, a young rising team with new owners about to move into a building whose penchant is to tell stories very loudly, and to the south, a stalwart franchise that has owned a good part of the state for years and shows little signs of letting up. So if you are the New Jersey Devils what do you do? Everything you can, and that starts with finding every way to tie the community of both hockey fans and citizens of their state to the team, and find very way to tie the team to the community. Build the narrative, and there comes the loyalty.

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Professional Fri, 26 Sep 2014 02:52:04 +0000
As MLB Season Ends, Yankees Begin Hunt for Jeter’s Replacement http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/professional/as-mlb-season-ends-yankees-begin-hunt-for-jeters-replacement Derek_Jeter_opt.png_copyBY JASMINE NELSON
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The end of the 2014 MLB season will bring with it the end of an era, as New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter calls it a career after 20 years in pinstripes.

While the Yankees have yet to be mathematically eliminated from playoff contention, they are unlikely MLB Postseason participants, starting the regular season’s final week as 300/1 longshots in World Series betting at bettingsports.com.

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Professional Wed, 24 Sep 2014 14:02:58 +0000
Monmouth looks to get back on track Saturday at Lehigh http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/professional/monmouth-looks-to-get-back-on-track-saturday-at-lehigh monmoutfbnewlogo_opt_copy_copyBY JEREMY SCHILLING
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Monmouth University (2-1) at Lehigh University (0-3)

Saturday, September 27, 2014

12:30pm ET – Goodman Stadium, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

Radio: 1160AM, 1310AM, Shoresportsnetwork.com.

THE LAST WHISTLE: Monmouth fell to 2-1 overall last week after losing to Duquesne 31-20. Part of the issue was the lack of a running game, which head coach Kevin Callahan gave credited the defenses they’ve faced for.

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Professional Fri, 26 Sep 2014 21:15:42 +0000
Power of Sports Philanthropy Epitomized by New Jersey’s Patterson Award http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/professional/the-power-of-sports-philantropy-epitomized-by-jerseys-patterson-award FAVORITO_opt_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copyBY JOE FAVORITO
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

It certainly has been a topsy-turvy week for sports; from the Derek Jeter swan song and Rutgers starting their Big 10 life to the off-field mess that continues to plague the NFL, both good and bad have taken over the headlines in various degrees.

So into that mix in the Garden State this past week on the good side was the official 10 year announcement of the winners of the Steve Patterson Award by the Robery Wood Johnson Foundation. The Patterson Award was established in 2005 by the RWJF in honor of the late Steve Patterson, the former UCLA basketball star, NBA player and Arizona State basketball coach. Patterson’s belief in the practice of using the power of sports philanthropy to make a difference in various communities inspired the creation of this award.

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Professional Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:17:55 +0000
Monmouth Falls to Duquesne on Road for First Loss of Year http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/professional/monmouth-falls-to-duquesne-on-road-for-first-loss-of-year monmoutfbnewlogo_opt_copyBY JEREMY SCHILLING
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Coming into this week, the Monmouth football coaches knew they were in for a tough one, as Duquesne would be the toughest team they would play so far, powered by a potent offense that passed for nearly 900 yards through two games.

What they probably did not expect was a how fast that offense unloaded on them.

Buoyed by three touchdowns on consecutive drives, 17 second quarter points and a 24 point first half output, Duquesne (2-2) defeated Monmouth (2-1) at home today 30-21.

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Professional Sun, 21 Sep 2014 05:03:00 +0000
Monmouth Goes on the Road Saturday against Duquesne http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/professional/monmouth-goes-on-the-road-saturday-against-duquesne monmoutfbnewlogo_optBY JEREMY SCHILLING
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Monmouth University (2-0) at Duquesne University (1-2)

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Noon ET – Rooney Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Radio: 1160AM, 1310AM, Shoresportsnetwork.com.

THE LAST WHISTLE: Monmouth enters off a wild 21-16 victory at home against Wagner last Saturday that required a late game interception from freshman safety Mike Basile to seal victory. Head coach Kevin Callahan knows this week is their toughest test yet.

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Professional Fri, 19 Sep 2014 20:50:15 +0000
As The NFL Reels From some Dark Days, a Look at Five Connected to the League Doing it Right http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/professional/as-the-nfl-reels-from-some-dark-days-a-look-at-five-connected-to-the-league-doing-it-right FAVORITO_opt_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copyBY JOE FAVORITO
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

It has been a tough few weeks for the NFL, with the devastating video in the saga of former Rutgers standout Ray Rice leading the way. We felt it appropriate to take a look at five local current or former players doing it right, something which doesn't always get top billing but which is noteworthy nonetheless: Here is a looka t some solid brand and community work by those who call the area home.

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Professional Fri, 12 Sep 2014 04:33:02 +0000
Yogi Berra Museum To Host Charity Evening With Lou Holtz Sept. 25 http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/professional/yogi-berra-museum-to-host-charity-evening-with-lou-holtz-sept-25 Lou_Holtz_optBY JERRY MILANI
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Few people in college football are as legendary – and funny - as Lou Holtz.

The second-winningest coach in Notre Dame history, behind only Knute Rockne, Holtz is one of the game’s most colorful personalities, a master motivator who has also taken six different schools to bowl games. For the last 10 years, he’s been regaling ESPN viewers with his analysis and humor.

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Professional Tue, 16 Sep 2014 23:35:53 +0000