Sixers Release Schedule: A Look at the Fun Times Ahead

Sixers Release Schedule: A Look at the Fun Times Ahead

The schedules for all 30 NBA teams were released today, with the release of the news packing its usual "oh yeah, I guess there's really nothing that exciting to be learned here" punch. I haven't counted to make sure, but it seems like the Sixers will indeed play 82 games this season--41 home, 41 away, most likely--and before you ask, no, none of them appear to be against the Miami Marlins. In fact, most of them appear to be against teams that are better than the Sixers, because as we all know, all teams are going to be better than the Sixers next season.

Anyway, some of the games are going to be a little more interesting than others, maybe. Here are the few worth-knowing things to glean from the sched:

1. For the second time in the LeBron era, the Sixers will begin their season at home against the Miami Heat. This sucks, of course, but at least Sixers fans won't care so much about the inevitable loss this time around, as it will merely be Step One in Sam Hinkie's 82-step tanking program.

2. The Sixers play seven of their first nine games at home this year. From looking at the list of opponents, it's my guess that they'll lose every one of them, and probably the two on the road as well, as well as the two on the road to follow. By my estimation, their first legitimately winnable games come in games #12 and #13, when they face off against the Raptors and Bucks on November 20th and 22nd. Long as you get one W by Thanksgiving, right?

3. Couple old faces return to Philly early this year, as Andrew Bynum's Cavaliers visit first on November 8th, and Jrue Holiday's Pelicans swing by on the 29th, about two weeks after we visit Jrue's new stomping grounds in Nawlins. Bynum's return visit, especially if it actually ends up in him playing on the Wells Fargo Center court for literally the first time since we traded for him last summer, might inspire the most (only?) passionate fan turnout and response of the season.

4. The Sixers will have exactly one nationally televised game, which will come November 2nd against Chicago, in Derrick Rose's revenge game against the team he tore his ACL playing two post-seasons ago. Experts agree we were lucky to get the one.

5. Philly also finishes the season against the Heat--this time in Miami--because clearly we will not have suffered enough indignities as a team or fanbase by that point.

The 2013-14 Philadelphia 76ers: Get your tickets now! First 99 purchasers entered into a rally to win the chance to coach the team opening night!

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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Villanova basketball to hold exhibition doubleheader for hurricane relief in Puerto Rico

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Villanova basketball to hold exhibition doubleheader for hurricane relief in Puerto Rico

As many citizens in Puerto Rico continue to struggle with the devastating impact of Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria, Villanova basketball has decided to use its platform to raise money for relief.

The Villanova men’s and women’s teams will host an exhibition doubleheader Nov. 1 at the Jake Nevin Field House, with all ticket sales benefiting the organization “Unidos Por Puerto Rico.” Villanova is also encouraging fans to make additional donations at this website

The Wildcats women's team will play East Stroudsburg (Division II) at 6 p.m. The men’s team will follow, with a contest against Drexel at 8:30 p.m.

“The impact of Hurricane Irma on our fellow citizens of Puerto Rico has been tragic,” Villanova athletic director Mark Jackson said. “We are grateful that the NCAA is permitting its members to participate in making donations in this unique way as we get ready for the college basketball season. I hope the Nova Nation will join us in supporting this relief effort.”

The men’s team, ranked No. 6 nationally in the preseason USA Today Coaches Poll, was upset by Wisconsin in the second round of the NCAA Tournament last season after a national championship campaign in 2015-16.

The Villanova women finished last season 20-15 overall, making a run to the semifinals of the WNIT before falling to Michigan, 65-11.

Both teams start the regular season Nov. 10, with the women visiting Hartford and the men taking on Columbia at the Wells Fargo Center.