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Hey, Penn State People, Trying to Hang in Philly and Then Day Trip to Baltimore in 2015?

Hey, Penn State People, Trying to Hang in Philly and Then Day Trip to Baltimore in 2015?

Penn State's relationship with the NCAA isn't the best at the moment, so the Nittany Lions are moving to the NFL!

Well, a couple of the stadiums at least.

The Big Ten released its 2015 football schedules on Tuesday and the Nittany Lions will be playing right off I-95 twice in just under two months.

PSU will open its season in Philadelphia on Sept. 5 at Lincoln Financial Field vs. Temple, and then, on Oct. 24, make its first road trip to visit the University of Maryland. That game will not be held at Byrd Stadium on the Terps' campus -- cool place, by the way -- but in M&T Bank Stadium -- the home of the NFL's Ravens -- in Baltimore.

Maryland, just a reminder, is scheduled to join the Big Ten in 2014.

Speaking of which, since we're discussing non-State College trips way in advance, Bill O'Brien's team will play the 2014 Big Ten opener when they travel to Rutgers next year.

But back to the original point of this post, the full 2015 schedule -- save for two more yet-to-be-scheduled-out-of-conference matchups -- via our guy Kevin McGuire over at The Examiner:

Penn State's 2015 Football Schedule
(as of June 3, 2013; home games in CAPS, * = Big Ten game)

  • Sep. 5 - at Temple
  • Sep. 12 - BUFFALO
  • Sep. 19 - RUTGERS*
  • Sep. 26 - Open Date
  • Oct. 3 - Open Date
  • Oct. 10 - INDIANA*
  • Oct. 17 - at Ohio State*
  • Oct. 24 - Maryland* (Baltimore)
  • Oct. 31 - ILLINOIS*
  • Nov. 7 - at Northwestern*
  • Nov. 14 - Open Date
  • Nov. 21 - MICHIGAN*
  • Nov. 28 - at Michigan State*

Boh.

CSNPhilly Internship - Advertising/Sales

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CSNPhilly Internship - Advertising/Sales

Position Title: Intern
Department: Advertising/Sales
Company: Comcast SportsNet 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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Eagles add to depleted secondary by claiming safety from Buffalo

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Eagles add to depleted secondary by claiming safety from Buffalo

It shouldn't come as much of a surprise, but the Eagles have added a safety to their roster.

They claimed Trae Elston off waivers from the Buffalo Bills Wednesday, a day after the Bills released him.

The Eagles were in desperate need of some depth at safety after hamstring injuries have ripped apart their secondary. Rodney McLeod, Corey Graham and Jaylen Watkins all missed Wednesday's practice with hamstring injuries and are in danger of sitting this Sunday against the Giants. Cornerback Ronald Darby (ankle) will also still be out for a few more weeks.

The Eagles had just two safeties healthy Wednesday: Malcolm Jenkins and Chris Maragos.

It won't be easy for Elston to come in and pick up the defense in time to play. Jenkins said if the team brought in a new player, that guy would probably be used more in a special teams role or in an emergency situation. The Eagles also have linebacker Kamu Grugier-Hill, who can play safety, and Jenkins thinks the Eagles' cornerbacks have the ability to slide back too.

Elston, 23, went undrafted out of Ole Miss last year. He has bounced around from the Saints to the Bucs to the Browns and then to the Bills. He spent all of training camp with the Bills and made their initial roster out of training camp before getting waived on Tuesday.

Since the Eagles had just 52 players as of Wednesday, they won't need to make a corresponding roster move. They got down to 52 last Friday when they placed rookie running back Donnel Pumphrey on IR.