DUKE vs. TEMPLE – 3:15 PM
SAINT PETER’S vs. LOYOLA MARYLAND – Noon
Duke, led by legendary coach Mike Krzyzewski, with four National Championships and nearly 2,000 wins in its 107-year basketball history, return 10 letterwinners including seven players with starting experience for the 2012-13 season. The Owls have won 79 games over the past three seasons, and are one of 13 schools that have taken part in the last five NCAA Tournaments. Tickets for the doubleheader start at $35.00!
Presale starts WEDNESDAY, Sept 12 at NOON and ends Friday, September 14 at 10 PM.
Support bands – Blackberry Smoke and Levi Lowery
After an eventful year on the charts and on the road, Grammy® Award-winning Zac Brown Band goes back on the road this fall, playing IZOD Center on Sunday, November 18. Zac has proven that “overnight success” can be years in the making. New fans drawn by the irresistible hit singles, the awe-inspiring musicianship and dynamic live shows might have thought the Zac Brown Band emerged from nowhere.
Zac Brown Band’s released their third major label studio album, Uncaged on July 10. Their second major label studio album You Get What You Give released September of 2010 debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart. On the eve of the release of Uncaged, from the famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Zac Brown Band streamed their live show – dubbed “Best. Concert. Ever.” (Cleveland Plain Dealer) – to fans everywhere via ZacBrownBand.com powered by Ustream. Touting nearly a half-million live views, the concert was among the most viewed on Ustream. The band also recently earned four Grammy® nominations including “Best Country Album” for “You Get What You Give” and five CMA Award nominations including “Entertainer of the Year.” Previous honors and accolades include their 2010 Grammy® win for “Best New Artist,” 2010 CMA win for “Best New Artist,” 2009 Academy of Country Music Awards win for “Top New Vocal Group” and the 2009 “Breakthrough Video of the Year” from CMT and USA Weekend for “Chicken Fried.”
Presale starts on Thursday, September 13 at 10 AM to 10 PM.
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After kicking off the NFL season last Wednesday, the Giants have had a longer than usual wait to avenge their opening loss to the Dallas Cowboys. Several players talk about the importance of getting back on the practice field…
QB Eli Manning
“Well I think the guys did a good job, coming in, the attitude after the game on that Thursday saying ‘we got to play better’ but everything that occurred is very correctable and it comes down to fixing it, making better plays, better decisions during the game and I think that was a good mentality. We can fix this, we got to work a little bit better.”
WR Victor Cruz
“We had a couple of days off and got to see a lot of football being played this past Sunday and had to wait another week so we’re kind of anxious to get out there. I could tell by practice today, when really some of the guys were really playing hard and really paying attention to detail, so we’re starting to get out there and starting to get back at it.”
RB Ahmad Bradshaw
“I mean we kind of want to start it off with a win this year and we knew that was a big game for us divisional wise…it didn’t go exactly how we wanted last week offensively and defensively and we’ll just have to prove our point.”
Tags: Ahmad Bradshaw, Eli Manning, Victor Cruz
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Tuesday was a players’ day off, but it was also a time to remember the 11th anniversary of 9/11.
Eli Manning took the day to help out with the BGC Partners and Cantor Fitzgerald annual Charity Day in New York, which raised approximately $12 million this year to help families of 9/11 as well as provide aid to victims of terrorism, natural disaster and emergencies.
“That’s why today is such a special day,” Manning said on WFAN’s Boomer & Carton Morning Show, the broadcast of which originated from yesterday’s event. “So many different charities are affected and helped out. Obviously on the anniversary of 9/11, a terrible event, and how they’ve turned something positive with this day is really special.
“I was in college [when it happened]. I woke up to a radio and they were talking about it and I turned on the TV. The one plane had already crashed and I saw as the second one came in. You can’t imagine it ever happening. You kind of felt like you were watching a movie, like it wasn’t real. You’re like no way is this really happening. I still remember the day. Obviously I wasn’t in New York at the time, I was still in college, but it affected everybody and obviously it was an attack on our country. It was a terrible day, but how they’ve turned this into a charity, taking some positive out of it, is special. A lot of the people affected on that day are being helped today, so that’s a great cause.”
BACK TO FOOTBALL
Meanwhile, Giants players made 14 appearances around the tri-state community — including West Point, Riverside Firehouse, and the New Rochelle Fire Department – to celebrate “Back to Football” and thank community leaders for their service.
Tags: Andre Brown, David Douglas, Domenik Hixon, Eli Manning, Henry Hynoski, Jim Cordle, Kevin Boothe, Prince Amukamara
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