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Nick Menta

  1. 5 Things to Watch: The 2012 Temple Owls

    Aug 30, 2012, 10:54 AM EDT

    In advance of tomorrow night’s Mayor’s Cup, and to get you set for tonight’s college kickoff, here are five of the key Temple story lines to keep an eye on this season.

  2. The Uganda Little League Team’s Doubly Awesome Moment

    Aug 29, 2012, 1:41 PM EDT

    The Ugandan Little League toured the CBP clubhouse, danced with the Phanatic and then GAVE AWAY a game ball.

  3. Video: Dark Knight Rises Dialogue Dubbed over Temple Football Highlights

    Aug 28, 2012, 3:01 PM EDT

    The idea, more or less, is that TU had its back broken in a battle located below Wayne Industries’ Appiled Sciences department, but then climbed out of an underground prison — the MAC — without the use of a rope to return to the Big East in time to dispose of a nuclear bomb.

  4. Sixers and Nets to Play Preseason ‘Boardwalk Classic’ in Atlantic City

    Aug 21, 2012, 3:21 PM EDT

    After reports circulated that this news was coming, the Sixers officially announced Tuesday afternoon that their preseason game with the Brooklyn Nets on Oct. 13 will take place inside Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City.

  5. Revisiting the Career of Sixer Great Billy Cunningham

    Aug 19, 2012, 1:33 PM EDT

    A brief history lesson on the career of Hall of Famer and Sixer great Billy Cunningham.

  6. Raiders lineman calls Kevin Kolb ‘Scared,’ Proceeds to Explain in Detail

    Aug 18, 2012, 10:31 AM EDT

    Kolb was 3 of 3 for 22 yards on the Cardinals’ opening drive, but was sacked in the end zone by Kelly on the next possession for a safety, prompting Kelly to declare to his teammates as he returned to the sideline, “That boy’s scared.”

  7. Raiders lineman calls Kevin Kolb, ‘Scared,’ Proceeds to Explain in Detail

    Aug 18, 2012, 10:26 AM EDT

    Kolb was 3 of 3 for 22 yards on the Cardinals’ opening drive, but was sacked in the end zone by Kelly on the next possession for a safety, prompting Kelly to declare to his teammates as he returned to the sideline, “That boy’s scared.”

  8. Notre Dame Reveals One-Off Jerseys, World Explodes

    Aug 17, 2012, 11:11 AM EDT

    So what did Adidas put together for this year’s Miami-Notre Dame game at Soldier Field when the Catholics and the Criminals get together for the first time since 1990 on Oct. at Soldier Field? Full pix featuring the Fighting Leprechaun inside.

  9. Bynum: ‘I’m Leaning Towards Making This My Home.’

    Aug 15, 2012, 2:18 PM EDT

    By “this,” Andrew Bynum means “here,” as in “Philly,” with “the Sixers.”

  10. Poll Names Fran Dunphy Most Underrated Coach in Country, Says Opposite for Jay Wright

    Aug 8, 2012, 2:51 PM EDT

    Preparing for Jay Wright is apparently unnecessary claims one college coach.

  11. Penn State Football Will Wear Blue Ribbons, Add Players’ Names to Jerseys

    Aug 7, 2012, 3:44 PM EDT

    Penn State football will wear blue ribbons on its jerseys for the upcoming season to support victims of child abuse and — for the first time in the program’s history — Nittany Lion football players will have their names sewn on the back of their uniforms.

  12. Adirondack Phantoms to Just Go Ahead and Wing It on Opening Night

    Aug 7, 2012, 2:26 PM EDT

    In honor of their (potentially) final season in Glens Falls and in tribute to the town’s past minor league history, the Phantoms will wear these throwback uniforms (seen right) for their home opener on Oct. 13 in homage to the Adirondack Red Wings, who used to occupy the Civic Center.

  13. Four-Point Shots May Be Sexy, But Are They Sexy Enough to Get You to Watch Summer Ball?

    Aug 6, 2012, 5:04 PM EDT

    When you’re trying to launch a new alumni summer basketball league all bets are off and this is ‘Nam, Walter, and there aren’t rules.

  14. City 6 Stars of Old Team Up Tonight at SJU

    Aug 5, 2012, 12:38 PM EDT

    At 8 p.m. this evening on the campus of Saint Joseph’s University from the Hagan Arena inside Alumni Fieldhouse, Team Philly takes on Team Washington D.C. in the second leg of a two-day showcase for the new Basketball Alumni Legends League (aka The-BALL).

  15. Giants Deny Report That They’ve Acquired Hunter Pence

    Jul 30, 2012, 11:00 AM EDT

    A CBS affiliate in San Fran reported overnight that Hunter Pence was heading their way, but the Giants have denied the report.

  16. Video: Jason Kelce’s Beard Is a Viking Tribute He Takes VERY Seriously

    Jul 28, 2012, 1:57 AM EDT

    Turns out Jason Kelce’s beard is a tribute to the great Viking warriors of the Middle Ages who “didn’t wear armor because they weren’t scared of swords.” That’s a direct quote.

  17. Photo: John Mayberry Could Use a Hand, the Ball, Some Help in General

    Jul 27, 2012, 10:29 PM EDT

    Can somebody go pick up John? That’d be swell.

  18. This Is It, Don’t Get Scared Now: Phils Begin Fight to Stay Together in Atlanta

    Jul 27, 2012, 4:21 PM EDT

    For the next three days, the Phillies control their own fate. If they want to stay together through next Tuesday, now is the time to show it.

  19. Nashville Matches Flyers’ Offer, Keeps Weber

    Jul 24, 2012, 3:16 PM EDT

    The Predators have announced that they have matched the Flyers offer sheet and will keep Weber.

  20. Doug Collins Announces Sixers Have Brought Back Royal Ivey

    Jul 17, 2012, 3:56 PM EDT

    And here’s the backup point guard we’ve all been going on about.

  21. Ron Gardenhire Almost Literally Took Jim Thome’s Ball and Went Home with It

    Jul 17, 2012, 2:48 PM EDT

    Remember the ball Jim Thome hit over the wall and into the flower bed at Target Field that seemingly no one could find until a gentleman in a harness went digging for it the following morning? Well, it’s now on Twins manager Ron Gardenhire’s desk.

  22. Scott Franzke Cannot Understand the Phillies’ Issues with Scott Hairston Either

    Jul 11, 2012, 1:18 PM EDT

    Clearly aware of the Phillies’ unique relationship with an otherwise pedestrian platooner, Scott Franzke let it fly shortly after Scott Hairston’s home run off Hamels last Thursday.

  23. If Scott Hairston Only Played the Phillies, He’d Be an All-Star

    Jul 6, 2012, 10:07 AM EDT

    Scott Hairston’s numbers against the Phillies are 65 percent better than his career averages. His slash line will make you nauseous.

  24. ‘Hanging’ Chad Qualls Traded for Number of Baseballs to Be Named Later

    Jul 1, 2012, 4:06 PM EDT

    After getting DFA’d earlier in the week and reportedly requesting a trade, Chad Qualls has indeed gotten his wish.

  25. Dear Sixers: Pick Up The Phone, Call Mitch Kupchak, Make This Offer

    Jun 30, 2012, 11:24 AM EDT

    This franchise needs to make a bold move to escape mediocrity. They need to pick up the phone. They need to call the Lakers.