Category Archives: NYC Sports

Peyton Manning Headlines 2017 College Football Hall OF Fame Class

(The 2017 College Football Hall of Fame Class – Photo by Jason Schott)

The National Football Foundation presented the inductees for the 2017 College Football Hall of Fame Class at the Hilton in Midtown Manhattan on Tuesday morning.

The Class includes (in alphabetical order) Bob Crable (Notre Dame), Marshall Faulk (San Diego State), Kirk Gibson (Michigan State), Matt Leinart (Southern California), Peyton Manning (Tennessee), Bob McKay (Texas), Dat Nguyen (Texas A&M), Adrian Peterson (Georgia Southern), Mike Ruth (Boston College), Brian Urlacher (New Mexico) and coaches Danny Ford (Clemson, Arkansas), Larry Kehres (Mount Union [Ohio]) and Steve Spurrier (Duke, Florida, South Carolina).

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Villanova, Syracuse Win At Jimmy V Classic

(Jim Valvano on the screen at Madison Square Garden before the doubleheader on Tuesday night – Photo by Jason Schott)

One of the best early season tournaments to open the college basketball season, the Jimmy V Classic, was on Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden.

The evening is in honor of legendary coach and Queens native Jim Valvano, who coached at Iona and, most memorably, led North Carolina State to an improbable national title in 1983.

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Ivy League Honors Kanoff & Oplinger With Bushnell Cup

(Ivy League Executive Director Robin Harris at the podium while Matthew Oplinger ( immediate left of podium) and Chad Kanoff (right) are honored – Photo by Jason Schott)

Princeton senior quarterback Chad Kanoff and Yale senior linebacker Matthew Oplinger were announced as the Ivy League’s 2017 Football Players of the Year and Asa S. Bushnell Cup recipients on Monday afternoon in the Mercury Ballroom of the New York Hilton Midtown.

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Boston College, Iowa To Meet In Pinstripe Bowl

(Boston College in action in the 2014 Pinstripe Bowl against Penn State – Photo by Jason Schott)

The University of Iowa and Boston College have accepted invitations to play in the 2017 New Era Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday, December 27, with kickoff scheduled for 5:15 p.m.

Boston College is making its second appearance in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl, as they were here in 2014 and lost to Penn State.

It is BC’s 26th bowl appearance all-time,  and Head Coach Steve Addazio has led the Eagles to four bowls in five years, the first coach in school history to achieve that.

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Red Bulls Roster Options For 2018

(Red Bulls Head Coach Jesse Marsch and Sporting Director Denis Hamlett – Photo by Jason Schott)

The Red Bulls have announced their roster decisions following the conclusion of the 2017 season. The club has exercised contract options on eight players and declined the options of 10.

The Red Bulls have exercised options on Sacha Kljestan, Connor Lade, Aaron Long, Danny Royer, Sean Davis, Derrick Etienne, Jr., and Evan Louro.

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Seton Hall Uses Big Second Half To Win At Under Armour Reunion

(Photo by Jason Schott)

Seton Hall got a big victory on Thursday night at Madison Square Garden, as they scored 50 points in the second half to beat #22 Texas Tech in the Under Armour Reunion.

Seton Hall was led by senior Desi Rodriguez, who put up 24 points, including 14 in the second half, on 7-16 shooting, including 3-6 from behind the arc, with seven rebounds and four assists.

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St. John’s Continues Momentum in Advocare Invitational

(St. John’s Head Coach Chris Mullin – Photo by Jason Schott)

St. John’s came away with a 46-43 victory over UCF in the third-place game of the Advocare Invitational on Sunday, leaving Florida  with a pair of wins.

The Red Storm improved to 6-1 with the victory, while UCF, who was picked to finish third in the American Athletic Conference, fell to 4-2.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: The Man Who Made The Movies

The Man Who Made The Movies: The Meteoric Rise And Tragic Fall Of William Fox

By Vanda Krefft

Harper Collins, on sale November 28th, $40.00

The FOX movie studio and its offspring, the FOX television network and its sports and news coverage, can trace its origins back to the early 1900s and its founder, William Fox.

Fox was a fascinating, flawed, and brilliant man who risked everything to realize his bold dream of a Hollywood empire.

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