What's Up West Virginia: Wildcats Visit Mountaineers in Big East Top 5 Square-Off

What's Up West Virginia: Wildcats Visit Mountaineers in Big East Top 5 Square-Off

Villanova had secured the top spot in the Big East conference, and looked like a possible threat for the eventual overall highest ranking in the AP poll, before getting trounced last Saturday in a snowy trip to Georgetown. Sixteen first-half turnovers doomed the Wildcats as Georgetown scored fifty points before the break, and a stunning 103 for the game. 24 points each for Corey Fisher and Scottie Reynolds weren't enough, as even with a 59-point second half, Nova still lost by 13.

"That was not one of our better performances, but you've got to give Georgetown most of the credit," said Coach Wright after the game. "I think just getting down like that early here and playing that team from behind is really difficult to do." Despite the bad loss to a longtime division rival, Reynolds remained resolute in his confidence in the team. "Nothing changes," said Reynolds. "We'll do what we have to do to be the best team at the end of the season."

Before that, though, Villanova would be wise to be the better team tonight in their game against old foes West Virginia. With their 9-1 conference record, Nova still leads 8-2 WVU in the Big East rankings (though both now trail 10-1 Syracuse), and has the slight edge in the overall rankings, coming at #4 to their #5 in the latest polls. But the Mountaineers are certainly hot right now, with sharp-shooting and versatile forward Da'Sean Butler and NBA-projected big man Devin Ebanks leading them to a six-game winning streak that includes over ranked opponents Ohio State and Pittsburgh.

7:00 tip from the WVU Coliseum. Hey, we all need to take a snow day every now and then--even on Saturday. Time to go back to school.

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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Joel Embiid explains the reasoning behind his new hairstyle

Joel Embiid explains the reasoning behind his new hairstyle

Joel Embiid said plenty with his words on Tuesday afternoon when he called the decision to have a minutes restriction in the teens to begin the season "f-----g BS."

He also sent a message with his fresh new look.

Jojo showed up to practice on the eve of the Sixers' season with a new hairstyle -- some cornrows remeniscent of the last great Sixer to captivate the city of Philadelphia.

No, not Andrew Bynum.

We're talking about Allen Iverson.

"I had the old hairstyle for a long time so I just wanted something new," Embiid said. "I know my mom won't be happy but it's only for a couple of days."

Robert Covington saw a resemblance, "Everybody was shocked. Told him he’s going to be the new AI.”

Was he inspired by somebody? Anybody?

"I just wanted something new, something crazy. I never do anything crazy, so..."

"I think it looks okay," Embiid, always his toughest critic, said.