It might not be exactly like "old times," but, hey, we'll take it.
The Temple University Owls will meet the Maryland Terrapins from inside The Cathedral of College Basketball at 11 a.m. Saturday morning (ESPN U / 1210 AM). The game is the second leg of a two-game neutral site agreement between the Owls and Terps. Last season, Temple defeated Maryland in a Dec. 5 matchup at the Verizon Center in Washington D.C. by a final score of 64-61. Temple senior center Micheal Eric's status is still unknown, though he is reportedly close to returning from a patella injury that has sidelined him for the last eight weeks.
At night, it's a Big 5 showdown between the Saint Joseph's Hawks and the University of Pennsylvania Quakers at 7 p.m. (610 AM). For St. Joe's, the matchup with Penn will be about plugging the holes in their leaking ship. After starting out hot, upsetting Creighton and pummeling Villanova, the Hawks have gone just 2-3 since Dec. 31 and have lost three of their last four. The team was without leading scorer Carl Jones in their loss to Xavier on Wednesday and could be without him again against the Quakers. Saturday night will be an important game for the Hawks, who will desperately need the win before embarking on a five-game swing that will see them take on the class of this year's Atlantic 10 in Dayton, Temple, Richmond, La Salle and St. Louis.
Anyone planning to brave the elements (Are the lines at Acme starting to back up yet?) to take in one or both of the games at the Palestra today? Be safe guys.
Position Title: Intern
Company: Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia
# of hours / week: 10 – 20 hours
Deadline: November 20
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
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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