Sports Newjerseynewsroom.com News for New Jersey http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/sports/ Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:03:59 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb J-E-T-S…JETS, JETS, JETS! http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/professional/j-e-t-sjets-jets-jets scandale_opt_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copyBY FRANK SCANDALE
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

(A letter to my friend who gave me tickets to last week’s Broncos, um, Jets game at MetLife Stadium)

Hey Pal,

Ah, just kidding. Love the chant. Almost took part in it, but tough with a Broncos AFC Champs hat on.

Broncos all the way for me. My oldest still refers to John Elway as “The 7 man,” so I have to maintain. I realize you had to make some sacrifices and unsavory deals to get me these tickets so my son could partake in the expected Manning cornucopia of touchdowns. I am forever indebted to you for your efforts. Besides, how bad is it really washing your friend’s fleet of cars and taking his kids to school for the second marking period?

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Professional Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16:16:14 +0000
FDU Tries To Score With Its Sports Business Brand http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/professional/fdu-tries-to-score-with-its-sports-business-brand FAVORITO_opt_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copyBY JOE FAVORITO
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The biggest college sports business news in the state this fall thus far has come from Piscataway obviously, where the Scarlet Knights are finding their way through their first year in the Big Ten across the board in sports large and small, with the loudest noise coming with their upset of Michigan two weeks ago. Whether the move to the Big 10 will benefit the conference, which touts New Brunswick as being just outside New York with every chance they get, or to the University (who should get a bigger cut of the financial pie not just for athletics but for academic programs as well, as the story goes) is up for some debate, but from a buzz and brand story the change seems to be off to a good start.

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Professional Fri, 17 Oct 2014 15:37:18 +0000
N.J. Lawmakers' Fight Against the Washington Redskins http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/professional/nj-lawmakers-fight-against-the-washington-redskins diegnan_opt_copy_copyBY ERIC GUNDERSEN
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

SOUTH PLAINFIELD – Assemblyman Patrick J. Diegnan, Jr. (D-Middlesex) introduced a package of Assembly resolutions that condemns and deems the Washington, D.C. National Football team name as offensive and urging appropriate action by the National Football League, the Washington, D.C. Football team as well as entities in the Garden State such as New York Football Giants and New Jersey retailers.

“Words have meaning. The team name of the Washington, D.C. Football club is an insult to Native Americans and reflects a bigotry which we don't tolerate in New Jersey,” said Assemblyman Diegnan. “By now I would have expected the owners of the Washington franchise to find the decency to change the name to reflect the heritage and contributions of Native Americans to American life. Since that common sense result is not at hand, I am calling on the New York Football Giants and business owners in New Jersey to stand against racism and refuse to endorse and sell merchandise of this derogatory brand. Since respect and decency has not worked maybe hurting them in their pocketbook will.”

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Professional Mon, 13 Oct 2014 16:47:58 +0000
Devils Gamble With New Business Partner http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/professional/devils-gamble-with-new-business-partner Devils_Fantasy_Challenge_optBY JERRY MILANI
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The Devils are certainly off to a fast start on the ice, but a deal announced Wednesday could make them an even hotter property in the sports business world going forward. The team became what is believed to be the first pro sports team in the U.S. to sign a deal for a pay-based fantasy game, announcing a deal with Haworth-based Hot Box Sports. While several teams have engaged free fantasy games where cash prizes are involved, creating a game that has a fee is another shift--a potentially very lucrative one--for professional sports in the country as gaming and gambling become more and more tied to fantasy sports.

As part of the deal, the Devils will promote HotBoxSports.com as it introduces a new style of fantasy sports gaming to hockey fans around the world in late November. The sponsorship pact will promote HotBoxSports.com throughout Devils assets including in-arena, media and social channels. The game, which will be introduced later this month, will only focus on Devils games and players and will be heavily driven through social media.

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Professional Wed, 15 Oct 2014 21:30:19 +0000
Monmouth Closes Roadtrip with Dominating Win against Robert Morris http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/professional/monmouth-closes-roadtrip-with-dominating-win-against-robert-morris monmoutfbnewlogo_opt_copy_copy_copy_copy_copyBY JEREMY SCHILLING
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

One week after losing their star running back to a season-ending injury, Monmouth made the long trip to Moon Township, PA with some wondering how they’d respond and how their offense would look without a featured player.

Monmouth (4-1) got their answer in a big way: a resounding and dominating 51-20 win over an injury-riddled Robert Morris (0-5) that was even more one-sided than the final score indicated.

“It’s a great win on our final trip out here to Robert Morris,” said Monmouth Head Coach Kevin Callahan. “I was particularly pleased with the way our offense and defense seemed to feed off each other. I thought the defense made an awful lot of big plays and turned some of them into touchdowns. They gave the ball to our offense in prime field positions and our offense took advantage of that and put points on the board. It was a very good team win collectively.”

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Professional Sun, 05 Oct 2014 05:44:06 +0000
Monmouth Looks to Go 5-1 with Win Saturday Against Columbia http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/professional/monmouth-looks-to-go-5-1-with-win-saturday-against-columbia monmoutfbnewlogo_opt_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copyBY JEREMY SCHILLING
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Columbia University (0-3) at Monmouth University (4-1)

Saturday, October 11, 2014

1pm ET – Kessler Field, West Long Branch, NJ.

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

THE LAST WHISTLE: Monmouth is coming off a dominating 51-20 win on the road over Robert Morris last week that saw head coach Kevin Callahan pleased with all aspects of his team.

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Professional Fri, 10 Oct 2014 20:01:01 +0000
Monmouth Dominates Columbia, Moves to 5-1 on Season http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/professional/monmouth-dominates-columbia-moves-to-5-1-on-season DSC_5667_optBY JEREMY SCHILLING
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. -- For the second straight week, Monmouth quarterback Brandon Hill didn’t play much of the fourth quarter. And for the second straight week, that was a very good thing for Hawks fans.

Monmouth (5-1) absolutely dominated Columbia (0-4) Saturday at Kessler Field, winning 61-28 in a game that was dominated from the get go by the Hawks.

“We’re very happy with the win,” Monmouth head coach Kevin Callahan said after what was his 125th win at Monmouth. “It was good to get back here and play at home after three consecutive weeks on the road. Our challenge today was to continue to push our performance and our level of play to yet another level and to challenge ourselves to continue getting better. And I thought we did exactly that today. We wanted to get off to a fast start, which we did.”

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Professional Sat, 11 Oct 2014 23:01:18 +0000
From Jakarta to New Jersey, The Sports World Shrinks More ... http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/professional/from-jakarta-to-new-jersey-the-sports-world-shrinks-more FAVORITO_opt_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copyBY JOE FAVORITO
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Last Sunday morning thousands of soccer fans in the US turned on Barclays Premier matches on NBC while others watched the Ryder Cup live from Scotland. Then later it was the Dolphins and the Raiders playing…in Wembley Stadium. Across the pond a growing number of fans will be watching NFL games as their day turns into night, and others will be engaging on NBA.com as training camp updates come flooding in. In Latin America baseball fans watched Derek Jeter’s last game at Fenway Park. Not too long ago each of these events would have been news, covered by media as a special happening, an unusual event. Now they are happenstance met with no fanfare at all. The digital world, and the growth of global sponsorship has changed live viewing habits in sport around the world, and has made sport more global than ever before, with Sunday being a great example.

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Professional Fri, 03 Oct 2014 06:15:47 +0000
Monmouth Looks to Close Road Trip with a Win Saturday at Robert Morris http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/professional/monmouth-looks-to-close-road-trip-with-a-win-saturday-at-robert-morris monmoutfbnewlogo_opt_copy_copy_copy_copyBY JEREMY SCHILLING
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Monmouth University (3-1) at Robert Morris University (0-4)

Saturday, October 4, 2014

3pm ET – Joe Walton Stadium, Moon Township, Pennsylvania.

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

THE LAST WHISTLE: Monmouth finishes their early-season three game road trip Saturday after beating Lehigh in a wild game last week 28-21, in which Monmouth overcame adversity numerous times to pull out a late victory on an Eric Sumlin touchdown grab. He was still smiling at practice this week, as he and the rest of the offense knows that the hard work they’ve put in with quarterback Brandon Hill is paying off. Their camp focus was on having Hill have a rapport with every wideout – no matter what your prescribed role – and as with Darren Ambush a couple weeks ago, it paid off again last week with Sumlin.

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Professional Fri, 03 Oct 2014 21:22:42 +0000
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