Temple! La Salle! Philly Starts Day with Two Wild Wins, Nova Up Next

Temple! La Salle! Philly Starts Day with Two Wild Wins, Nova Up Next

Holy almost give it away, Explorers! You beautiful kids from North Philly held on though, and that's all that matters. What a wild first day.

After coming out to a red hot start in the first half, La Salle went ice cold in the second, but free throw shooting kept them in it. Love, love, love when teams make free throws.

And the La Salle dream lives on with a relatively beatable opponent in front of them on their path to the sweet sixteen. No. 12 seed Ole Miss upset No. 5 Wisconsin earlier in the day. The Explorers will face them Sunday.

And the Temple Owls held on by the skin of their teeth as well. Nice to see Fran Dunphy further kick that one-and-Dunph stigma under scorers table.

Villanova is up next. Here's what you need to know about their matchup with the North Carolina Tar Heels this evening.

We're likely done for the day here. See you at the bar.

More on La Salle's Win: Instant Replay: La Salle 63, Kansas State 61


More on Temple's Win: Instant Replay: Temple 76, N.C. State 72

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.