If You Dislike Pizza Hut, the Big Show, Bill Parcells or GPS, You're Rooting for La Salle Tonight

If You Dislike Pizza Hut, the Big Show, Bill Parcells or GPS, You're Rooting for La Salle Tonight

Chances are that you know very little about Wichita State and not the basketball team, the actual university.

Consequently, we've prepared a fact sheet based mostly off what we found on Wikipedia, the universities' websites, Forbes, and the National Center for Education Statistics.

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Wichita State University:

Location: Wichita, Kansas
Founded: 1895
Student population: 14,909
In-state tuition: 6,155
Out-of-state tuition: 14,190
SAT average (on the old test): 920
Campus size: 330 acres
Endowment: 170.1 million

Fact from the WSU website: "WSU has the states most-diverse student body with students from around 110 countries," BUT, "around 86 percent are from Kansas and represent nearly every county in the state." County diversity in Middle America is taken very seriously.

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La Salle University:

Location: 20th & Olney (approximately)
Founded: 1863
Student population: 7,554
Comprehensive cost of living on campus: 49,910
Middle 50 SAT range: 880-1090
Campus size: 130 acres
Endowment: 59.5 million

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List of notable alums (non-athletes) Wichita State:
Gary Burrell Founder and CEO, Garmin
Dan and Frank Carney Co-founders, Pizza Hut
Jessica Hughbanks Big Brother 8, cast member
Paul Wight WWE's The Big Show
Bill Parcells

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Lisa of notable alums (non-athletes) La Salle:
Judge Seamus McCaffery Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice, czar of Eagles Court
Larry Miller Former president of the Portland Trail Blazers and former president of the Jordan brand (Temple undergrad)
Matthew Quick Author of Silver Linings Playbook
John McShain Builder of the Pentagon, Jefferson Memorial and Kennedy Center
Ralph Garman Voice of assorted characters in Family Guy
Peter Boyle Actor (Young Frankenstein, father on Everybody Loves Raymond)
Gerard and Kate Hathaway Anne's parents
Tom Curley Former President and CEO of the AP
AJ Daulerio Former Editor-in-Chief, Gawker

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Actual basketball stuff to follow later on...

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No one really dislikes GPS but you can get riled up for one night
Wrestlers are athletes
The real Peter Boyle, not Phil Martelli

NBC Sports Philadelphia Internship - Advertising/Sales

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NBC Sports Philadelphia Internship - Advertising/Sales

Position Title: Intern
Department: Advertising/Sales
Company: NBC Sports Philadelphia
# of hours / week: 10 – 20 hours

Deadline: November 20

Basic Function

This position will work closely with the Vice President of Sales in generating revenue through commercial advertisements and sponsorship sales. The intern will gain first-hand sales experience through working with Sales Assistants and AEs on pitches, sales-calls and recapping material.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Assist Account Executive on preparation of Sales Presentations
• Cultivate new account leads for local sales
• Track sponsorships in specified programs
• Assist as point of contact with sponsors on game night set up and pre-game hospitality elements.
• Assist with collection of all proof of performance materials.
• Perform Competitive Network Analysis
• Update Customer database
• Other various projects as assigned

Requirements

1. Good oral and written communication skills.
2. Knowledge of sports.
3. Ability to work non-traditional hours, weekends & holidays
4. Ability to work in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment
5. Must be 19 years of age or older
6. Must be a student in pursuit of an Associate, Bachelor, Master or Juris Doctor degree
7. Must have unrestricted authorization to work in the US
8. Must have sophomore standing or above
9. Must have a 3.0 GPA

Interested students should apply here and specify they're interested in the ad/sales internship.

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Jordan Hicks leaves game vs. Redskins with ankle injury

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Jordan Hicks leaves game vs. Redskins with ankle injury

The Eagles lost middle linebacker Jordan Hicks on the second play of Monday night's game against the Redskins. 

Hicks suffered an ankle injury and was almost carried off the field without being able to place any weight on his right leg. After getting checked out on the sideline, he was carted into the Eagles' locker room. 

After the Eagles originally said Hicks was questionable to return, they ruled him out a little while later. 

Hicks was in some clear pain coming off the field. As he waited for the cart, he was consoled by injured safety Chris Maragos, who was lost for the season in Carolina. 

Coming into Monday's game, Hicks was listed as questionable with a calf injury. He said he hurt his calf after overcompensating for his injured ankle. On Saturday, when asked if he was 100 percent, Hicks said "who is?" 

Hicks played in all 16 games last season but has struggled with injuries dating back to his years in college. He played eight games as a rookie in 2015 before tearing his pec. 

Mychal Kendricks (hamstring) was inactive on Monday, so the Eagles are down to Nigel Bradham, Najee Goode and Joe Walker in their base defense.