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CNB SPORTS NEWS: Illinois American Legion Team Buddies Up for Kids With Disabilities

By Jeff Stoffer PRINTED HERE WITH PERMISSION OF THE AMERICAN LEGION There’s much more to American Legion Baseball than batting averages and fielding skills. That’s a lesson Matt Johnson learned in Little League when his coach was Marty Conatser, who would go on to serve as American Legion national commander in 2007 and 2008. “We’re here to develop kids, not just to win baseball games,” says Johnson, coach of Champaign, Ill., Post 24’s prep team for players 14 and under. It’s a lesson that sticks with him today. As the Post 24 team stood at 9-3-1 for the season, players... Read more →


History of American Legion Baseball American Legion Baseball is a national institution, having thrived through a world war, several national tragedies, and times of great prosperity as well as great despair. The league still stands behind the traditional values upon which it was founded in 1925. American Legion Baseball has taught hundreds of thousands of young Americans the importance of sportsmanship, good health and active citizenship. The program is also a promoter of equality, making teammates out of young athletes regardless of their income levels or social standings. American Legion Baseball has been and continues to be, a stepping stone... Read more →

Entries for the Essex Horse Trials Close June 20

$10,000 Prize Money for Preliminary Division! Far Hills, New Jersey — June 13, 2022 — Time is Running out! Entries close June 20 for the 2022 Essex Horse Trials which is scheduled to run July 1-2 at the USET Foundation Headquarters in Gladstone and at Moorland Farm in Far Hills. CNBNews graphic files This year, the Preliminary Division will feature $10,000 in prize money. The Division begins on Friday, July 1 at Hamilton Farm with Dressage from 12:00 - 4:00 followed by a course walk from 4:30 - 5:00 and Show Jumping from 5:30 - 6:30. On Saturday, July 2... Read more →

Rowan Athletics Wins NJAC Cup For 4th Time

PRINCETON, NJ – Rowan University Athletics was awarded the 2021-22 NJAC Cup, the league's all-sport award recognizing overall success in competition during the year. It marks the fourth time in the five years that the NJAC Cup has been awarded that Rowan has captured the trophy. The Profs earned the regular-season crowns in field hockey, volleyball, baseball, softball, men's swimming & diving and women's swimming & diving, and won the NJAC Championship meets in men's indoor track & field and men's outdoor track & field. Rowan also finished second in the standings in men's basketball and baseball and had third-place... Read more →

The Essex Horse Trials July 1-2; Featuring $10,000 Preliminary Division

Far Hills, New Jersey — June 8, 2022 — The 2022 Essex Horse Trials will offer a $10,000 Preliminary Divison! The $10,000 purse will be distributed as follows: The winner will receive $5,000, second place takes home $3,000 and third place $2,000. Set for July 1-2 with a new format, the event will take place at two locations. On Friday, dressage and show jumping will be held at Hamilton Farm, home of the USET Foundation Headquarters in Gladstone, NJ. The next day, the exciting cross-country phase will return to historic Moorland Farm in Far Hills. The Preliminary Division begins on... Read more →

PROF'S Atiya Named ABCA Pitcher of the Year; Joined on ABCA All-Region Team by Murphy and Schooley

GREENSBORO, NC – Rowan junior Eli Atiya has been chosen as the ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Div. III All-Region Pitcher of the Year, as voted on by the members of the American Baseball Coaches Association. Atiya was also named to the ABCA/Rawlings All-Region 4 First Team, along with Profs’ rightfielder Ryan Murphy, while third baseman Anthony Schooley was chosen to the All-Region Third Team. SPORTS INFORMATION Atiya (Cherry Hill, NJ/Cherry Hill West) was also honored this season as the NJAC Co-Pitcher of the Year and as the D3baseball.com Region 4 Pitcher of the Year. The lefthander had also been named to the... Read more →

How this Phillies season has gone so far

The Phillies’ season has been up and down so far with the results not being consistent after winning a few games in a row and then losing a few games in a row. Sports fans have been heading to casino zonder vergunning en cruks at casinoszonder.com to place their bets on the Phillies games each week. The team have had a poor run of form recently and we will look at what has been the cause of this. What’s gone wrong? Players such as Joe Girardi have got to take some of the blame as he’s only managed less than... Read more →

Top 3 Athletes From New Jersey

New Jersey is a land where sports thrive. While the state may just have a single major league sports team, the NHL’s New Jersey Devils, since the New Jersey Nets moved to Brooklyn in 2012, there's a lot of history in the Garden State’s history. From NBA champions to olympic athletes and world class soccer players, this a land where superior sportsmen and women are born and raised. Let’s take a look at some of the best so you know never to doubt a New Jersey athlete whenever you visit this site openchange.org, where you can find sites to bet... Read more →

Rowan Opens Play in NCAA Regional Against Mitchell College on Friday at McGill Field

2022 Rowan baseball team ANNVILLE, PA – Tenth-ranked Rowan will open play in the NCAA Baseball Annville Regional against Mitchell College on Friday, May 20 at 10 a.m. at McGill Field. The Profs (30-8) are seeded first in this regional while Mitchell (30-11) is fourth. In the second game at 1:30 p.m., 24th-ranked and second-seeded Washington & Jefferson (35-8) will face the host, third-seeded Lebanon Valley (30-14). The winners of Friday's game will play at noon on Saturday, while the losers will face off at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday. The double-elimination format will continue through Sunday. All three teams other... Read more →

Rowan's Softball Players McKenzie Melvin and Teammate Emily August Honored by NJAC

McKenzie Melvin and Emily August Honored by NJAC PITMAN, NJ (May 18, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)– Two Rowan Softball Student-Athletes scored New Jersey Athletic Conference Weekly Honors in the final report of the season. McKenzie Melvin was named the NJAC Player of the Week with teammate Emily August selected as the NJAC Pitcher of the Week. The duo were named to the NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team as the Profs advanced to the championship series over the weekend but fell in a tough 3-2 defeat to the host Tufts to end the postseason ride. Melvin batted .357 (5-for-14) with four runs, two stolen bases,... Read more →

CNB Sports: Gloucester High Knocked Out of the Hammonton Softball Tournament by Delsea (see photo album)

Bruce Darrow | CNBNews Sports HAMMONTON, NJ (April 21, 2022)—Hammonton pitcher Gianna Dougherty shutdown Gloucester High allowing only six hits. Delsea got two unearned runs in the opening round of the Hammonton Invitational Tournament played in Hammonton. Dougherty struck out three and walked one. Delsea had six hits by six different players. Danaka Bennett had two hits for Gloucester (7-4). Gloucester scored its run in the seventh, but Daugherty was able to shut the door. Kloi Tighe and Olivia George combined on a six-hitter for Gloucester. Read more SEE ALBUM Read more →

Rowan's Head Baseball Coach Wins 200th Game

EWING, NJ – Seventh-ranked Rowan had 18 hits as it defeated TCNJ, 11-4, in NJAC baseball action today to give Mike Dickson (photo) his 200th victory as the Profs’ head coach. Rowan improves to 20-5 on the season, and 6-1 in the conference​. Dickson, who was an All-American in his playing days at Rowan, is now 200-80 in seven years with the Profs, which includs two NJAC titles, one Regional championship and four appearances in the NCAA Regionals. Anthony Schooley had four hits on the day, and Pat Defeciani had three, while lefthander Eli Atiya remained unbeaten and picked up... Read more →

Gloucester Catholic Names Matt Gaudreau, Head Coach of GCHS Hockey Program

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (April 13, 2022)--Gloucester Catholic Athletic Director Ryan Meehan has announced the hiring of Matt Gaudreau as the new Head Coach of the GCHS Ice Hockey Program. Matt was a member of the Gloucester Catholic Rams Head Coach Matt Gaudreau- photo courtesy of Boston College Class of 2013 and was a part of the squad who led our program to its first appearance in an NJSIAA State Championship Game. After leaving Gloucester Catholic Matt played four years at Boston College where he led the team in points as a senior. Matt spent 5 years playing professional ice hockey... Read more →

Rowan Rallies to Defeat Penn State Abington 9-7

GLASSBORO, NJ - Anthony Schooley drove in the go-ahead run, and Hunter Wroniuk drove in an insurance run as #7 Rowan rallied to defeat Penn State Abington, 9-7, fighting back from a five-run deficit. The Profs improve to 19-5 on the season with their third straight win. Pinch hitter Dylan Maria tied the game, 7-7, with a solo home run in the seventh inning, his first as a Prof. In the eighth, Nick Fazio bunted to get on base and eventually scored on a single by Schooley. With two outs, Wroniuk singled to bring home Ryan Mostrangeli, who had reached... Read more →

Rams Pitcher Tanner Nolan Has A Bright Future

By Mark Zimmaro THE CATHOLIC STAR HERALD Tanner Nolan carries a lot on his shoulders each time he takes the mound for the Gloucester Catholic High School baseball team. When times get tough during pressure moments, Nolan looks down at the word “Pop” stitched into his baseball glove and receives a boost of strength and confidence. A few years ago, Nolan lost his grandfather, who was a major supporter of his baseball career. “It was a really hard time,” said Nolan, who is now a junior. “He was at a lot of my games. He was my support system, and... Read more →

12 Profs Earned NJAC Awards, Nine Won Multiple Honors

PITMAN, NJ -- Kevin Gillooly was named the NJAC Men's Swimmer of the Year for the third time while head coach Brad Bowser claimed his sixth NJAC Coach of the Year as the conference announced its 2021-22 year-end awards on Wednesday. A total of 12 Profs earned awards including nine that won multiple honors. The NJAC All-Conference honors were based on finishes at the Met Conference Championships while the special awards were determined by a vote of the league's head coaches. Gillooly was named the NJAC Rookie of the Year in 2018, and selected the top swimmer in the conference... Read more →

Rowan's August, Lutz, Murphy, Atiya, Green, Lorjuste and Stevenson Earn NJAC Honors

PITMAN, NJ -- The New Jersey Athletic Conference announced its Players of the Week which features seven Rowan student-athletes among the weekly accolades. In softball, Emily August was named the NJAC Pitcher of the Week with teammate Rylee Lutz selected as the NJAC Rookie Pitcher of the Week. For baseball, Ryan Murphy was awarded the NJAC Player of the Week with Eli Atiya chosen the NJAC Pitcher of the Week. Molly Green was cited as the NJAC Women's Lacrosse Rookie of the Week. In women's outdoor track & field, Nevaeh Lorjuste took home the NJAC Women's Track Athlete of the... Read more →

Rowan Softball Opens NJAC Season with DH Sweep over William Paterson

GLASSBORO, NJ -- #19 Rowan opened New Jersey Athletic Conference play with a doubleheader sweep at home over William Paterson on Saturday winning game one, 6-0, and the second, 10-1 in five innings. Game one Starter Emily August twirled a four-hit shutout with 10 strikeouts and no walks while the offense plated all six runs in the sixth inning to get the day started off on the right foot. Morgan Zane broke the scoreless tie as she led off that sixth with a home run over the scoreboard in left for her fifth dinger on the season. Later in the... Read more →

Rowan's Murphy Scores 3 Runs as Profs Beat Cabrini 8-5

RADNOR, PA – Ryan Murphy went 4-for-5 and scored three runs to pace #7 Rowan to an 8-5 win at Cabrini in non-league baseball action, as the Profs improve to 13-4 on the season. Ryan Murphy Murphy hit a solo home run for his fourth of the season and added a double while Anthony Schooley went 2-for-5 and scored two runs. Designated hitter Patrick Defeciani was 2-for-4 with a run scored and a double. Ben Iervolino earned his first victory as a Prof going five innings and striking out four. Eric Cartafalsa and Christian Bascunan closed out the game in... Read more →

Rowan Splits Doubleheader with Messiah

MECHANICSBURG, PA - Ninth-ranked Rowan split a doubleheader with Messiah, winning the first game before being edged in the second, 4-3. The Profs are now 11-4 on the season. In the first game, Rowan scored eight runs in its first inning, getting its start when Patrick Defeciani singled to score Tyler Cannon and Ryan Mostrangeli drove in one run with a sacrifice fly. The Profs took advantage of Messiah errors and two bases-loaded walks to go up 5-0, before Cannon hit a two-run double. Ryan Murphy's sacrifice fly brought in the final run, as Trip McCaffrey scored to give Rowan... Read more →

Rowan Scores 11 Runs in First Five Innings, Shuts Down Haverford, 18-0

HAVERFORD, PA (March 21, 2022)--– Ninth-ranked Rowan (9-3) scored 11 runs through the first five innings as it shut out Haverford, 18-0, in non-league baseball action in the Profs’ first action since their return from their trip to Florida. Left Fielder Ryan Mostrangeli and first baseman Eric DiDomenico each hit three-run home runs, marking the second time this season that both co-captains homered in the same game. Shortstop Chris Curcio went 3-for-4 with two doubles, two runs and two RBI, while third baseman Anthony Schooley was 3-for-6 with two runs and two RBI. Jason O’Neill (3-0) went seven innings to... Read more →

American Legion Baseball Player Gil Hodges to be Inducted into National Baseball Hall of Fame

While the Baseball Writers Association of America did not elect any American Legion Baseball alumni into the National Baseball Hall of Fame, the Class of 2022 will still have ALB ties in the form of Gil Hodges. Hodges, who played American Legion Baseball in Princeton, Ind., was elected to the Hall of Fame in December by the Golden Days Era Committee, along with Jim Kaat, Minnie Miñoso and Tony Oliva. They will join Early Baseball Era Committee selections Bud Fowler and Buck O’Neil and BBWAA selection David Ortiz as the Hall’s Class of 2022. The Hall of Fame induction ceremony... Read more →

Lions Boys Basketball SJ Group 1 Champs (see 153 pictures)

The Gloucester High boys basketball team won the South Jersey Group 1 championship trophy after upsetting Salem on Tuesday night, March 8 in the sectional final. The Lions won their first sectional title since 1971. There are 153 photos, we like to publicly thank Coach Liam James for providing the information and photos to CNBNews. SEE ALBUM The team's roster includes: Liam James, head coach; Assistant Coaches: Ian James, Dave Pauley, Chris Walmsley, Tom Quinn, Roy Bond, Jacob Petrik PLAYERS: Seniors: Steven Light, Steven Burkhardt, Adrian Delgado Juniors: Liam Gorman, Aydan Hagan, Jeffrey Torres, Abbas Khan, Gage Myers Sophomores: Michael... Read more →

ADN Update on Iditarod Race, Sass Holds Lead

Mushers are funneling through Unalakleet en route to the Norton Sound coast, and not much has changed looking at the top of the field. Brent Sass of Eureka is still holding on to his lead of 15 miles or so over defending champion Dallas Seavey on their approach to the Koyuk checkpoint. stock image courtesy of unsplash.com Sass hustled through Unalakleet around 11:30 p.m. yesterday while Seavey opted to rest in the checkpoint when he arrived nearly two hours later. In Unalakleet, Seavey was confident in his chances of victory. "There's only one place that you really need to be... Read more →

*The Excitement Grows for the Philadelphia Sports Writers Banquet; Purchase Your Tickets Today

**PSWA ALL TIME GREATS DINNER MAY 2, 2022 ADDS CARLI LLOYD AND ANDY TALLEY** DICK VERMEIL, DOUG COLLINS AND MARK HOWE ALREADY CONFIRMED TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW FOR THIS ONCE IN A LIFETIME EVENT AT: WWW.PHILLYSPORTSWRITERS.COM The excitement continues to grow for the 117TH Philadelphia Sports Writers Association banquet on its new date, Monday May 2. This year’s dinner, as previously announced, will be a special celebration of all-time Philly sports greats. PSWA President Jon Marks announced today that soccer great and two-time FIFA World Cup Champion, two-time Olympic Gold Medalist with the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team, and two-time FIFA... Read more →

College Men's Basketball: Rowan's Comeback Attempt Falls Short; Final Score 94-84

NEWPORT NEWS, VA – Rowan made a comeback attempt in the second half, but it fell short as the Profs were defeated by Susquehanna, 94-84, in the NCAA Division III Men’s Basketball Championship at Christopher Newport University’s Freeman Center. Marcellus Ross scored a career-high 34 points for Rowan with 25 in the second half to pace the Profs. Rowan (23-6) faced a 26-point deficit in the first half, and closed to eight points with under four minutes to play, but Susquehanna was able to hold off the Profs. Ross, who had nine points in the first half, made 9-of-10 field... Read more →

Eminem, Snoop’s Superbowl Performance Was Derivative & Cliche, Reactions Are Even More Cringeworthy

By Marc Ang | CNBNews Contributor Hating on America has become tired, derivative and cliche and it’s now infected our SuperBowl entertainment. Nothing screams #FirstWorldProblems more than the mess that image courtesy of The Daily Mail transpired at Superbowl’s halftime show this past weekend. While it certainly got its share of accolades and evoked nostalgia for the 35-44 demographic, it also goes to show how much America has fundamentally changed, not for the better. I get it. These overpaid music stars from the late 90s and 2000s have still not transcended their teenage rebellion stage but when they’re middle-aged and... Read more →

The ultimate Super Bowl betting guide 

image courtesy of NFL The Super Bowl is an event unlike any other, it is the final of the NFL season and a spectacle watched all over the world. An event so huge, millions will tune in to watch and more than a hundred thousand will often descend on the host city for the week leading up to the final. Betting on the NFL has become very popular with its impressive commercialization across the world, tapping into new markets and making casual observers turn into followers. This has been especially true in the English market with games being played across... Read more →

Scarlet Knights Travel to Maryland Saturday, 2PM

Saturday, January 15, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. XFinity Center - (College Park, Maryland) TV: Big Ten Network (PXP: Kevin Kugler, Color: Len Elmore) Radio: Rutgers Sports Properties Radio Network (WCTC 1450 AM/WOR 710 AM; PXP: Jerry Recco and Color: Austin Johnson) WRSU 88.7 FM RU Student Radio PISCATAWAY, N.J. – The Scarlet Knights are back on the road for the for the second away game in a row in College Park against the Maryland Terrapins on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. The Scarlet Knights are looking to bounce back from a 66-49 loss at Penn State on Tuesday night in hopes... Read more →

Rowan Former field hockey Coach Penny Kempf inducted into the NFHCA Hall of Fame

LAKE MARY, FL - Rowan associate athletic director and former field hockey coach Penny Kempf was inducted into the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Hall of Fame, at the annual Awards Dinner this evening at the organization's annual convention. The NFHCA Hall of Fame was established in 1999 to honor exceptional field hockey coaches, administrators, and umpires for their success on and off the field. Kempf is part of the 21st class of the NFHCA Hall of Fame. Kempf coached the Rowan field hockey team for 17 years from 1998 to 2014, compiling a 253-81 overall record, for the... Read more →

Montclair Edges Rowan with Seconds Left

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair State hit two free throws with seven seconds to play to edge Rowan, 74-73, in an NJACmen's basketball contest that went down to the wire at the Panzer Athletic Center. Andrew Seager led the Profs with 17 points and 10 rebounds for his third double-double of the season. After the home team tied the game, 71-71, with 1:26 to play, Seager gave Rowan a 73-71 lead with a layup at :44. Montclair State's Steven Breeman made one of two free throws on the Red Hawks' next possession, and after Rowan missed the front end of a... Read more →

Video: This Cop Should Be Playing for NFL

EDITOR'S NOTE--A car chase ended with the suspect crashing the vehicle and running away from police on foot. The arrow points to a police officer who was last in the chase. The short video shows this cop bypassing everyone; the chase ends when the cop makes a perfect tackle around his knees bringing the guy down to the ground. The video went viral. Many of those who commented said the cop runs like a fullback and tackles like a linebacker. That he should be playing for a team in the National Football League. Thanks to January for submitting it to... Read more →

CONGRATULATIONS: Rowan's Castagnola Named Academic All-Area Field Hockey Performer of the Year

Gorczyca and Hainsworth Named to All-Academic Team PHILADELPHIA – Rowan’s Kristiina Castagnola been named the 2021 PhillySIDA Academic All-Area Field Hockey Performer of the Year. She was one of 11 student-athletes selected to the PhillySIDA Academic All-Area Field Hockey Team, which is voted on by the sports information offices of 30 institutions from the Philadelphia metropolitan area. Joining Castagnola on the Academic All-Area Team are fellow Profs Molly Gorczyca and Abby Hainsworth. Castagnola (Voorhees, NJ/Eastern Regional) was a major piece in the success of the Rowan program this season as the Profs went 18-3 overall, won the NJAC Tournament and... Read more →

NFL Ticket Prices Rose 84% for Philadelphia Eagles Games Since 2006

A number of NFL teams have come under fire for the significant increases in ticket prices which have occurred over the last 15 years. The Philadelphia Eagles were among those implicated in the criticism, with fans today paying 84% more to see their favorite side compete than they would have all the way back in 2006. This sounds like quite a scandal, but are there good reasons for price hikes like this, and could teams choose to make tickets more affordable, or are the eye-watering expenses of seeing live football here to stay? Image Source: Pixabay The 10 worst offenders... Read more →

VIDEO: Adults Acting Like Kids at New York Jets/Miami Dolphin Game this Past Weekend

CNBNEWS (November 20, 2021)-Some football fans just can't handle their alcohol consumption as evident in this video. There will come a day when someone is killed during one of these brawls. But until then the NFL will let the animals fight it out. The greedy team owners make too much money from these drunken clowns and could care less about the innocent people nearby who just wanted to watch the game. CHECK OUT THE VIDEO ON TWITTER Read more →


Thanksgiving Day games typically among the most-watched and most wagered-on of the season, according to TheLines (LAS VEGAS) — The expansion of legal sports betting across the U.S. will give more football bettors an extra helping of something to be thankful for than ever before. That will make the Thanksgiving matchups between the Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions, Las Vegas Raiders and Dallas Cowboys, and Buffalo Bills and New Orleans Saints will be some of the most legally wagered-on regular-season NFL games in history, according to TheLines.com, which tracks odds in the U.S. regulated sports betting market. Playing their traditional... Read more →

CNB SPORTS: Golf’s biggest tournaments missed out on $47.36m in ticket sales in 2021

due to COVID-19 imposed crowd capacities, says GlobalData Gloucestercitynews.net files The Ryder Cup and the four majors – the five biggest golf tournaments that took place in 2021 – were all impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, estimates that the four main golf majors as a collective lost out on $47.36m in ticket sales as a result of imposed crowd capacities. Jake Kemp, Sport Analyst at GlobalData, comments: “The change in attitudes towards fans at live sporting events following the pandemic can be clearly identified through golf in 2021 alone - particularly in... Read more →


MAJOR LEAGUE PICKLEBALL CHAMPIONS Major League Pickleball Season One Champions, BLQK: (L to R) IIrina Tereschenko, Andrea Koop, Ben Johns, Rob Nunnery. Credit: Rankin White/Major League Pickleball DRIPPING SPRINGS, Texas (Nov. 8, 2021) – Major League Pickleball (MLP) tonight concluded its inaugural competition, as BLQK were named the first-ever MLP Champions. The MLP Season One Finals, broadcast live nationwide on CBS Sports Network, concluded four days of incredible team pickleball competition at Dreamland - Dripping Springs, Texas, and ended with the Champion BLQK lifting the Pritchard Cup, named after the founder of pickleball, Joel Pritchard. BLQK -- men’s No. 1-ranked... Read more →

Garden State Esports Releases CODEC: A Curriculum For Career and Technical Education Through Esports

The CODEC guide will allow coaches to implement hands-on career and technical education experiences into any scholastic esports program, showing students the various career and college opportunities available through esports. New Jersey: October 19, 2021 -- Garden State Esports (GSE), the nonprofit scholastic esports league for all New Jersey schools, is pleased to announce the release of the Career Oriented Disciplines in Esports Curriculum (CODEC), a guide to implementing Career and Technical Education (CTE) activities across scholastic esports programs. With this guide, GSE continues to provide valuable learning, competition, and community for all students through esports. CODEC is designed to... Read more →

Rowan Head Coach Scott Leacott Earns 300 Career Win

GLASSBORO, NJ -- Head coach Scott Leacott earned his 300th career victory Monday night as the Profs defeated Maine-Fort Kent, 2-0. Rowan's Emma DeMaise assisted on both first half goals with freshman Calista Burke earning a shutout in net in her first collegiate start as the team notches its fourth-straight win. Leacott, now in his 22nd season at the helm, owns a 300-89-32 career coaching record and becomes one of only 25 coaches in Division III with 300 or more wins. The team struck twice in the game's first 23 minutes. Jessica Logan redirected a ball aimed at the net... Read more →

Why Mud Baseballs?

Baseball Rubbing Mud (L) Lena Blackburne's baseball card for when he played for the Chicago White Sox; (R) Photo of the mud. Why Mud Baseballs? The sheen on new baseballs makes them slippery. In the 1920s, Ray Chapman died after being hit by an errant pitch. After the tragedy, teams started to look for what could be used on baseballs to give pitchers a better grip and more control. First they used the juice of chewing tobacco, but the umpires griped about applying that gross substance to balls before every game. Mud made of water and dirt from the playing... Read more →

Good News: Claire Smith Paved the Way for Tomorrow's Sports Media

PHILADELPHIA (October 6, 2021) -- Temple University’s Klein College of Media and Communication today announced plans for the Claire Smith Center for Sports Media, to be named for its distinguished alumna who has been a trailblazer for women and people of color in the sports media industry. Claire Smith, the first woman sportswriter to be honored by the National Baseball Hall of Fame, has joined the Klein College faculty and will help lead the center. Claire Smith photo provided “The Claire Smith Center will prepare Temple students for the fast-changing world of sports media, giving them a solid foundation in... Read more →

CNB ENTERTAINMENT: The West Coast’s Largest Fitness Event is now in Reno

10,000+ attendees and 2,500 athletes to attend the Legion Sports Fest, October 22-24 at the Reno- Sparks Convention Center, Reno, Nevada RENO, NV (September 22, 2021) – The Reno-Sparks Convention Center won a bid to secure the major fitness sports festival, Legion Sports Fest in 2020. Initially based in Long Beach, this fourth annual multi-sport fitness expo is the ultimate fitness & entertainment experience; now annually in Reno every October. "Our company began in the Reno/Tahoe area 11 years ago. We know how important active lifestyles are to the region and its commitment to welcoming quality events. We had a... Read more →

Kutztown University Football Roster Includes NJ Residents

KUTZTOWN, PA (09/08/2021)-- Kutztown University has announced 103 student-athletes will represent its football team for the 2021 season. Read the full season preview here. The defending Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Eastern Division champion Golden Bears eagerly await their first chance at defending their East crown and reaching a third consecutive NCAA Tournament, after a more than 21-month hiatus from the gridiron. Head coach Jim Clements, now in his seventh season leading the program, has guided Kutztown to increased win totals in each of its last four years, culminating with 2019's 11-2 record. He'll have to replace numerous contributors on... Read more →

THELINES.COM: Chiefs and Bucs Super Bowl Favs

(LAS VEGAS) — The Kansas City Chiefs and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will open the 2021 NFL season as the top-two betting favorites to win Super Bowl LVI and among the biggest favorites to win in Week 1, according to TheLines.com, which tracks odds in U.S. regulated sports betting markets. A consensus of the nation’s largest legal online sportsbooks — including FanDuel, DraftKings, BetMGM, Caesars, PointsBet, SugarHouse, and Unibet — place the reigning AFC champion Chiefs at +500 to win the Super Bowl, meaning bettors would win $500 for every $100 wagered. At individual sportsbooks, the Chiefs are being offered... Read more →

Sports Heroes Who Served:

Army Maj. Stephen C. Reich Star Pitcher Chooses Army Career Over Sport

Aug. 31, 2021 | BY Dave Vergun , DOD News Sports Heroes Who Served is a series that highlights the accomplishments of athletes who served in the U.S. military. Army Maj. Stephen C. Reich was the star baseball pitcher at Shepaug Valley High School in Washington, Connecticut. The left-hander led the varsity baseball team to a state championship in 1987 where he pitched and won the championship game. He led the team back to title contention in 1989. Coming out of high school, Reich was a highly touted pitching prospect, but he chose the military over professional baseball. Reich attended... Read more →

“Saturday Night Lights”  – The Profs Host Widener at 6 p.m. at Coach Richard Wackar Stadium

GLASSBORO, NJ - The Rowan football team will make its return to competition on Saturday, September 4, with one of the highlighted events of the season – “Saturday Night Lights” – as the Profs host Widener at 6 p.m. at Coach Richard Wackar Stadium (above), with a post-game fireworks display. The event is in partnership with Rowan After Hours and the Chamberlain Student Center and Campus Activities team. The first 1,000 fans at “Saturday Night Lights”, sponsored by Trifecta Therapeutics, will receive free funnel cake or fried Oreos. The event will also feature a “Fun Zone” with inflatables for children... Read more →

A look at Rowan's Men Soccer Team and Rowan's Mens & Women's Cross Country

​PITMAN, NJ – The Rowan men’s soccer team has been picked to finish third in the 2021 NJAC Preseason Coaches Poll, as announced by the conference. The Profs received two first-place votes in the poll, which gave Montclair State the top spot and Ramapo second place. The Profs make their return to play this season as the 15th-ranked team in the nation, according to the United Soccer Coaches Top 25 Preseason Poll. Rowan went 12-6-4 in 2019 and reached the NJAC Final and the NCAA Sweet 16. Rowan opens the year on September 1 at Johns Hopkins and will play... Read more →

Rowan Field Hockey Picked to Finish Tied for Second Place

PITMAN, NJ – The Rowan field hockey team has been picked to finish in a tie for second place in the 2021 NJAC Preseason Coaches Poll, as announced by the league. The Profs received two first-place votes in the poll and are tied with last year’s champion TCNJ, with Kean being voted into the top spot. Rowan, which has not played a game since November 16, 2019, went 15-5, reached the NJAC Finals and earned a berth to the NCAA Tournament during that season. The Profs will open the year at home, on September 1 against Ursinus at Coach Richard... Read more →

Sports Heroes Who Served: Star Baseball Catcher Johnny Bench Was a Soldier

Aug. 17, 2021 | BY David Vergun , DOD News Sports Heroes Who Served is a series that highlights the accomplishments of athletes who served in the U.S. military. Johnny Bench played his entire Major League Baseball career, 1967 through 1983, with the Cincinnati Reds, primarily as a catcher. He was the leader of the Reds team known as the Big Red Machine, which dominated the National League in the mid-1970s. The Big Red Machine won six division titles, four National League pennants and two World Series championships. A 14-time All-Star and a two-time NL most valuable player, Bench excelled... Read more →