No Shortage of Goal Scorers Here

No Shortage of Goal Scorers Here

When he came over in the Peter Forsberg deal last season, Scottie Upshall wasn't much of a known commodity here in Philly. But he quickly brought his game up and showed a great scoring touch, becoming a fast Level favorite. Scottie Upside missed the season's first 7 games with a broken wrist, but he's returned, and so have the goals. He picked up two of the Flyers' three last night, showing us again that this team is loaded with guys who can score.

Not to be outshined, Mike Richards could very well lead the club in goals and points when all is said and done, as he lit the lamp for the 10th time. The game-winning goal was already his third short-hander of the season. Richards' and Upshall's goals proved to be enough to top a tough Islanders team, 3-2, last night.

Quick Hits:
The Flyers did not beat the Islanders last season, but have taken the first two contests this time around... I'm a big Keith Jones fan, so if he's gonna take a night off to do his Versus duty, I was glad to hear the great voice and insights of Mr. Bill Clement... Simon Gagne continues to sit with a concussion dehydration... Another great game from Marty Biron, and the Flyers were once again outshot, with fewer than 20 SOG... Former Flyer Ruslan Fedotenko caught Jason Smith up high with a stick (not called), and while the Captain gathered himself, Fedetenko had to answer to Mike Knuble, although it was broken up before Rusty got his ass handed to him... Rory Fitzpatrick tangled with the Isles'  Tim Jackman (there's a fighter's name), adding to the Flyers' league-lead in fights (19).

You'll find your highlights right there after the jump.

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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After disastrous season, St. Joe's picked to finish 3rd in Atlantic 10

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After disastrous season, St. Joe's picked to finish 3rd in Atlantic 10

Despite coming off an 11-20 season, Saint Joseph's was picked to finish third in the Atlantic 10 preseason poll released this week.

It's the highest the Hawks have been picked to finish since 2012-13 when they were the preseason favorite.

St. Joe's went just 4-14 in the conference last season after winning the A-10 with a 13-5 conference record the previous year. The Hawks have won the A-10 twice in the last four seasons.

Phil Martelli enters his 23rd season as head coach, and he has all five starters coming back. The Hawks lost some key players last season. Shavar Newkirk was averaging 20.3 points per game until he tore his ACL in the conference opener. Lamarr Kimble was averaging 15.5 points and leading the team in assists when he fractured his foot in February.

Newkirk was named to the preseason All-Conference Second Team; Kimble and Charlie Brown Jr. were third-teamers.

St. Joe's begins its season on Nov. 11 at Toledo, with the Hawks' home opener coming the following Saturday, Nov. 18 against Princeton (see schedule).