With the 19th selection of the 2013 NFL Draft, the New York Football Giants select Guard Justin Pugh out of Syracuse.
Pugh started 34 games in his career, and earned All Big East honors in three consecutive seasons; second team as a sophomore, and first team as a junior and season. Pugh entered the draft after his junior season.
Pugh is a seasoned starter at offensive tackle with very good movement skills. However, he lacks adequate arm length and size to stick at offensive tackle going forward. His best fit will likely be as an offensive guard in a zone-blocking scheme....
Georgetown was a two seed in this year's March Madness tournament and a trendy pick to go far, as most people followed the chalk up to the Elite Eight (and maybe even beyond). Tonight they burned many brackets as they fell to Florida Gulf Coast University (of all places), the biggest upset of a very busy couple days full of upsets.
My only question: what did you expect?
The Hoyas are always seeded generously in the tournament and lately they always disappoint. In fact, of the five times they have been in the tourney in the last six years, each time they lost to a double-digit seeded team.
With little over a month remaining before the 2013 NFL Draft, every team in the league is out doing their due diligence, so no workout a team puts a player through should be much of a surprise.
94.1 WIP in Philadelphia via Pro Football Talk is reporting that Eagles brass packed up and traveled to Morgantown, West Virginia, to hold a private workout with quarterback Geno Smith.
The group that watched Smith perform included owner Jeffrey Lurie, G.M. Howie Roseman, and head coach Chip Kelly. Smith did have the fastest 40 time of any quarterback at the combine, so he’s athletic enough all while being a good enough passer to run Kelly’s uptempo spread offense.
The true question is with so many holes on that roster, is it worth drafting Smith at 4th overall to sit and...
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie yesterday signed a bill to legalize internet gambling. People will be allowed to gamble online on any games that are played in Atlantic City's casino's, such as roulette, blackjack and craps.
Sports betting is not allowed in AC, so for now you will not be able to bet on a sporting event. But this matter is discussed frequently and I believe will be Atlantic City's next step in expanding.
One good aspect of the online gambling is that people will be able to earn comps as they play, just as if their gambling was being rated in live play.
The BEST aspect of this bill is that it will now be legal once again to play poker online. In 2011, federal laws all but shut down the hugely popular online poker craze that had swept the USA.
Many of the old poker sites were shady, several were mired in scandal, and people's overall faith in many...
Rutgers football has aspirations of football greatness. They have spent the money to be a big time player and have quit the struggeling Big East to move to the Big Time Big 10. But to get to the promised land they are going to have to do something new.
Win a big time football game against a big time opponent.
Tonight in Florida the anemic Rutgers football team blew a 10 - 0 halftime lead and just gave VIrgina Tech a 13-10 overtime win.
And it was just terrible to watch.
Just like the game against Louisville where they had a halftime lead and the Big East Championship in their hands they let is just slip away. And the Rutgers Head Coach had no answers.
If Rutgers wants to take that next step they are going to have to take the next step and figure out a way to win a big game whether in the Big East or Big 10.
Until then the...
When Khaseem Greene was growing up in the northern New Jersey city of Elizabeth, the local FBS program wasn’t exactly at the forefront of peoples’ minds, and understandably so. Rutgers was a non-factor, both in the Big East Conference and the local sports scene. In the early 2000s, the Scarlet Knights were simply put, awful.
From 1995-2004, the Knights endured 10 straight losing seasons, and Greene knew all about it.
“I had two cousins who played for Rutgers back in those days,” said Greene, a standout linebacker for this year’s Rutgers squad, which will face Virginia Tech on Dec. 28 in Russell Athletic Bowl in Orlando. “They used to come to our middle school and hand out tickets and stuff like that. It’s taken a big-time leap to where it is now.”
Undoubtedly. Virginia Tech and Rutgers shared the same conference home from 1992-2004, before Tech left for the ACC. Rutgers will spend one more season in the...
That eery, depressing sound that circled the streets of New York last night you may have heard while the New York Knicks were sticking it to the Los Angeles Lakers had nothing to do with Mike D’Antoni being back in town. It had nothing to do with the NBA at all. Nor did it have anything to do with any professional sports team in New York, not even the locked out Rangers.
That sound was the Big East conference dying. And there is nothing more depressing in all of the Northeast right now than that.
Yesterday, the remaining seven Catholic schools in the conference (Marquette, Georgetown, St. John’s, Providence, DePaul, Seton Hall and Villanova) agreed that they would leave in unison and either start-up their own conference, or join another conference as a group with the Atlantic-10 as the most logical destination.
They followed Notre Dame (ACC), Louisville (ACC), Rutgers (Big Ten), Pittsburgh (ACC), Syracuse (ACC) and West Virginia (Big 12) out the...