Big, Big, Big College Day Tomorrow

Big, Big, Big College Day Tomorrow

Just a friendly reminder that tomorrow—Saturday, December 17—is a huge day for the local collegiate scene. [game times and info for everything from the New Mexico Bowl to the Holy War below]

--Temple football and basketball will be taking over both ESPN and ESPN 2 at 2 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. tomorrow for their respective dates with Wyoming and Texas.

--After a brief respite, those of you who have tickets (or the CBS College Sports channel) will be treated to the latest installment of the Holy War between St. Joseph's and Villanova at 8 p.m.

--Pair those options with the Flyers and Bruins at 1 p.m. and a few other bowl games (we recommend Ohio vs. Utah State) and you might not have any reason to leave your couch.

We'll be uploading content on all the games some time between today and tomorrow, so check back as you will. For now, feel free to start with our notes on the significance of tomorrow's bowl game for the Owls.

Oh, and because I do read your comments and do have a heart, shout out also to the Drexel Dragons who will be hosting Bradley tomorrow at 4 p.m.

Big, big day.

Union see 4-game winning streak end in shutout loss to Real Salt Lake

Union see 4-game winning streak end in shutout loss to Real Salt Lake


SANDY, Utah -- Joao Plata scored his first goal of the season and Real Salt Lake beat the Union, 1-0, on Saturday night to snap Philadelphia's club-record winning streak at four games.

Plata tapped in his goal in the 36th minute after quickly exchanging short passes twice with Jefferson Savarino. Tony Beltran got the play started by saving the ball just before it went over the goal line.

The Union (4-5-5) had a chance to tie it in stoppage time, but goalie Nick Rimando blocked Haris Medunjanin's belt-high free kick and Salt Lake (4-8-2) cleared it after a scramble in front of the net.

Union goalkeeper Andre Blake made seven saves.

Howie Kendrick makes 4th rehab appearance in Lehigh Valley

Howie Kendrick makes 4th rehab appearance in Lehigh Valley

Howie Kendrick on Saturday night made his fourth rehab appearance in Triple A during Lehigh Valley's 13-1 rout of the Louisville Bats in Allentown.

Kendrick went 1 for 5 with a run scored and three strikeouts. He also grounded into a double play and left two runners in scoring position.

It was his second rehab game playing third base. He played third during his appearance in the IronPigs' 8-4 loss Thursday to the Indianapolis Indians. He was 0 for 1 in three plate appearances with a run scored and was hit by a pitch twice (see story).

The Phillies' plan for Kendrick was to have him play a minimum four games at Lehigh Valley. He played left field in two games and third base twice. Pete Mackanin said Wednesday that Kendrick would also get a game at first base but he hasn't gotten a game at first yet.

There is a chance Kendrick could be recalled Sunday before the Phillies’ series finale against the Cincinnati Reds depending on how he feels.

Kendrick has been sidelined since April 15 with an oblique strain. In 10 games before the injury, Kendrick went 13 for 39 (.333) with five extra-base hits and four walks while exclusively playing left field.