Raul Ibanez, Rumored to Yankees, Sits Courtside for Sixers-Lakers

Raul Ibanez, Rumored to Yankees, Sits Courtside for Sixers-Lakers

After Buster Olney tweeted earlier on Monday afternoon that the New York Yankees were "in position to add one of three hitters in the next week" including Raul Ibanez, the former Phillies left fielder was sitting courtside for the Sixers game as they took on Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers.

The arena music played "Werewolves of London" as Ibanez and his son were shown on the jumbotron early in the game. The Philadelphia faithful greeted him with the familiar "UUUUUUUUUUL" chant that seems to only rain down at the Wells Fargo Center for Nik Vucevic this time of year.

CSN caught up with Raul who couldn't comment on a potential deal with the Yankees but did say he's going to miss the Phillies organization and that he "hopes to meet them in October."

Also in attendance on Monday night were Eagles running back Shady McCoy and wide receiver DeSean Jackson, the latter of which was rocking an L.A. Lakers jacket.

Video: White-bearded Kneeling Sixers Fan Taunts Kobe Bryant

NBC Sports Philadelphia Internship - Advertising/Sales


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


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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Penn State stays at No. 2 in latest AP poll after impressive win over Michigan

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Penn State stays at No. 2 in latest AP poll after impressive win over Michigan

Penn State looked like a bona fide National Championship contender in its blowout win over Michigan on Saturday (see story)

That said, the Nittany Lions remained one spot behind unanimous No. 1 Alabama, who beat Tennessee Saturday, at No. 2. In fact, the top eight teams remain the same from last week's poll, meaning that No. 3 Georgia, No. 4 TCU and No. 5 Wisconsin round out the top five.

With their statement win over the Wolverines, the Nittany Lions knocked Michigan, previously No. 19, entirely out of the Top 25.

Penn State faces its highest ranked opponent of the season on Saturday, when the Nittany Lions travel to Columbus, Ohio, to play No. 6 Ohio State. 

For this week's full AP poll, click here