Sunday, September 30, 2012

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 30 NFL FOOTBALL SCOREBORD

49ERS 34 NY Jets 0 St. Louis 19 Seattle 13 Atlanta 30 Carolina 28 Minnesota 20 Detroit 13 San Diego 37 Kansas City 20 New England 52 Buffalo 28 Houston 38 Tennessee 14 Cincinnati 27 Jacksonville 10 Denver 37 Oakland 6 Arizona 24 Miami 21 (OT) Washington 24 Tampa Bay 22 Green Bay 28 New Orleans 27 Eagles 19 NY Giants 17

Sunday Night

http://lauranachman.wordpress.com/ FROM LAURA NACHMAN Excited for Sunday night TV! Revenge The Good Wife Family Guy Oprah’s Next Chapter – Stephen Colbert Real Housewives of NJ- Reunion Part 1 Giants vs. Eagles 666 Park Avenue Behind the Music – Carrie Underwood

TV NEWS ON SEPTEMBER 30

http://blog.sitcomsonline.com/2012/09/week-1-tv-ratings-and-analysis-how.html 2012-13 Week 1 TV Ratings (first four nights of the season, Mon-Thu): Households: #1. CBS 7.9/12.5 rating/share (-13% in rating from first four nights week 1 in 2011); #2. ABC 6.7/10.6 (-18%); #3. NBC 4.6/7.3 (+24%); #4. Fox 4.2/6.5 (-29%); #5. The CW 0.4/0.7 (-60%). Total Viewers: #1. CBS 12.69 million (-14%); #2. ABC 10.25 million (-18%); #3. NBC 7.2 million (+22%); #4. Fox 6.95 million (-30%); #5. The CW 620,000 viewers (-61%). Adults 18-49: #1. CBS 3.1/8.7 rating/share (-24%); #2. Fox 2.6/7.3 (-32%); #3. ABC 2.6/7.2 (-24%); #4. NBC 2.5/7.1 (+19%); #5. The CW 0.3/0.7 (-57%). Week 1 (Sept. 23-30) Analysis: Summer's over! We're back with another all-new TV season but we're off to a slow start, minus NBC (thanks to The Voice). And The CW launches its new shows this coming week, so that's why they are down big year-to-year through the first four nights. The 2012-13 season has begun and most of the shows debuted this past week, with still a few shows debuting or having their season premieres in the coming weeks. Through the first four nights, CBS has the lead in all categories but it is very close and they are down big from last season. ABC is in second in HH/viewers and tied with Fox for second in 18-49. NBC is actually in third in HH/viewers, but still fourth in 18-49, but that will change after tonight's NFL game. I expect CBS to take the week in HH/viewers for sure. ABC will likely remain second in HH/viewers, with NBC third and Fox in fourth. Among adults 18-49, we can see some big changes after tonight. Right now only a half a point separates #1 from #4, so if NBC has a big NFL game they could move up to second place or even first place. It will be interesting, especially if ABC's new Sunday line-up does big tonight, too. CBS, ABC and Fox are all down a good amount from last season's premiere week, with only NBC showing gains through the first four nights...because of The Voice (which has helped new drama Revolution). Monday was the first night of the 2012-13 season and it was NBC on top in 18-49 and ABC in total viewers. Starting with ABC, the two-hour season premiere of Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars won the total viewer race with 14.11 million and a 2.5 18-49 rating, down from last fall's premiere by five million and 1.5 18-49 rating points. Competing against The Voice has hurt it. The season premiere of Castle followed with a first place 10.45 million but a second place 2.1 18-49 rating, down 1.1 points in 18-49 from last season's premiere. For NBC, a two-hour The Voice, which is in week 3, did 12.18 million and a night best 4.4 18-49 rating. At 10pm, week two of Revolution did well for NBC with 9.21 million and a 3.4 18-49 rating, down seven tenths from its premiere but still solid. Next up was CBS with its comedies and the season premiere of Hawaii Five-0. How I Met Your Mother started it off with 8.84 million and a 3.6 18-49 rating, down 1.1 points in 18-49 from last year's premiere in the same time period. The series premiere of Partners followed with just 6.56 million and a 2.4 18-49 rating, down a dramatic 2.8 points in 18-49 from last season's How I Met Your Mother in the same time period. Not a good start! Then it was the season premiere of 2 Broke Girls at its new time of 9pm doing 10.14 million and a 3.7 18-49 rating, which of course was no where near the Men premiere from last season but it was down.3.4 18-49 rating points from last season's series premiere at 9:30pm. That was inflated though. Even so, Broke was down from its average from last season. The season premiere of Mike & Molly followed with 9.45 million and a 3.1 18-49 rating, down 4 18-49 rating points from last season's 2 Broke Girls premiere in the time period, obviously. Mike & Molly was down 1.8 18-49 rating points from last season's premiere in week 2. The season premiere of Hawaii Five-0 was next doing 8.06 million and a third place 1.8 18-49 rating, off 1.6 18-49 rating points from the season premiere last season. Not good! Fox was next with week two of Bones doing 7.61 million and a 2.3 18-49 rating at 8pm, followed by the second episode of The Mob Doctor doing only 3.85 million and 1.3 18-49 rating, down two tenths in 18-49 from a very weak premiere. It will likely be pulled soon unless it starts going up. The CW was airing its summer programming still. Look for season premieres of 90120 and Gossip Girl starting Oct. 8.

Sunday!

Monday October 1, 2012 Welcome to October! Halloween Month! 2 Fire Truck rides this month, Nazareth and Bath Parades! Soundfest On the 13th too! This E-Mail is Dedicated to Deb Hoff. She needs our thoughts. struggling right now. She is my co-worker at Nazareth Football Games. She sells the Tickets. Get Well Deb! My teacher Ms Seese is back home! THANK GOD! I Was worried about her. I Hope Sandy Kincaid is feeling better! Can't wait until Winter when her, dennis and I Are together almost every night!!! How are you? How was your weekend? What did you do all weekend? Anything Fun. RAIN Tuesday. YUCK... Nazareth Football beat Freedom Friday! We are 4-1 We are at Parkland Friday! BIG GAME!!! Dogs are hanging in. TOBY IS NUTS. DIANA BACK FOR 2 NIGHTS!! TONIGHT AND TOMORROW!! NEXT MONDAY, FULL TIME HOPEFULLY! I AM EXCITED TO HAVE HER BACK FOR MANY REASONS! Fitness going great! Lifting 35 pounds now!!!!!!! MUSCLE MAN!!!!!! PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENTS: Tune to Happy Jack and Vicky 7pm-9pm TONIGHT!!!! Don Hunter's Theatre of the Mind 9pm-1am TONIGHT ON WALN!! OLD TIME SHOWS! I LOVE THAT SHOW!!!!!!!! What else new? I Hope you doing well!!!!!!! A MUSCLE WALK ANNOUNCEMENT: Holiday Shopping at Kitchen Kettle Village Saturday, November 17, 2012 Trip includes: Transportation, Breakfast on the Bus, Shopping, Wine Tasting AND DINNER! The Cost is $95 $20 from EVERY ticket sold goes to the MDA MUSCLE WALK! Reserve your seat by contacting Jane Meyers 610-767-7721 Or Email Jeanine at: Jmvgbskts@aol.com Bus departs at 8:30am from Calvary Temple – 3436 Winchester Rd - Allentown ALL TOURS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE FROM TIME OF PURCHASE! Hey Blue Eagle Fans, The girls volleyball team and SADD Club have joined forces to host their very first “Blue Dress” 5K! For a $20 donation you will be entered to run or walk with the chance to win a prize and receive a T-Shirt! Everyone in the event MUST wear a “Blue Dress.” Yes, even the men. 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Saturday, September 29, 2012

And the latest winner in the Groller-Zambelli Challenge is .

http://blogs.mcall.com/groller/ FROM KEITH GROLLER Jim Bridegam of Emmaus, who had nine out of 10 correct, is the Week 5 winner in the Groller-Zambelli Challenge. Jim won the contest in Week 8 last season. For those looking for a sneak peek at the games that will be in the contest in Week 6, here they are: Easton at Freedom Nazareth at Parkland Liberty at Central Catholic Bangor at Catasauqua, tiebreaker Southern Lehigh at Notre Dame Northwestern at Palmerton Pen Argyl at Northern Lehigh Palisades at Wilson Souderton at Pennridge Wyoming Valley West at Stroudsburg

IndyCar series expected to return to Pocono in 2013

http://www.mcall.com/sports/motorracing/mc-indycar-pocono-0928-20120928,0,1419923.story FROM THE MORNING CALL Indy-car racing, which defined Pocono Raceway's identity 41 years ago but eventually lost its position to a burgeoning NASCAR empire less than 20 years later, appears to be coming back in 2013. Pocono Raceway Vice President Bob Pleban sent an email Friday to media outlets about a news conference Monday that will have a "major announcement concerning the Pocono 2013 schedule." Mario Andretti, 1969 Indianapolis 500 winner and 1986 winner of a CART 500-miler at Pocono, Ed Carpenter, winner of the most recent Izod IndyCar Series race and IndyCar CEO Randy Bernard will attend the announcement at 10:15 a.m. Monday along with Pocono CEO Brandon Igdalsky.

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 29 COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCOREBOARD

Lehigh 34, Fordham 31 Susquehanna 17, Muhlenberg 0 Ursinus 24, Moravian 7 Robert Morris 31, Lafayette 28 Penn State 35 Illinois 7

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 29 HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SCOREBOARD

Pius X 28, Bucktail 12 Wyomissing 31, Pleasant Valley 27 Millersburg 41, Pine Grove 10

Allentown parades in celebration of past and future

http://www.mcall.com/news/local/allentown/mc-allentown-250th-parade-20120929,0,3642457.story FROM THE MORNING CALL Allentonians proved Saturday that despite what Billy Joel sang about in his 1982 hit, they are indeed thriving here in Allentown, celebrating the city's heritage and progress at the Points of Pride Parade and Community Festival. Waving blue flags commemorating the city's 250th anniversary, spectators crowded the sidewalks on Hamilton Street Saturday morning to watch the history of Allentown march past. Each of the parade's six divisions was devoted to a 50-year period of the city's past. The sixth division was dedicated to Allentown's future, featuring school marching bands and the mascot of the Phantoms minor league hockey team that will make its home at the arena under construction in center city. Diane Parsons, a lifelong resident who hadn't been to a parade in "a long time," said proudly that she came "because I'm an Allentonian." Jane Cope, also a lifelong resident, said she hoped the parade would encourage people to see the changes taking place in Allentown, such as efforts to improve center city.

Save the dates for these events

http://www.mcall.com/features/scene/mc-scene-lehigh-valley-save-dates-0930-20120929,0,5234589.story FROM THE MORNING CALL SAVORY EVENT: ProJeCt of Easton will hold its annual Simply Savory fundraiser 5:30-9 p.m. Monday at the Hampton Inn, Route 248, Easton. The event features foods from area restaurants, a silent auction and raffle and entertainment by the Easton High School Chamber Orchestra. Tickets, $75, available online at http://www.projecteaston.org. JAZZ BENEFIT: The Program for Women & Families hosts the Syncopated Rhythms Jazz Social 6-9 p.m. Friday at The Barristers Club in Allentown. The event features a wine auction, basket raffles, marathon portrait painting by Barnaby Ruhe and catering by Karen Hunter. Tickets are $75 per person; $130 per couple. Patron tickets with name recognition in program are $100 per person or $175 per couple. To purchase tickets or for info on sponsorships, see http://www.thepwf.org. HAVE A BALL: Quakertown Alive!'s second bi-annual charitable gala, The Pumpkin Ball, will be 6 p.m.-midnight Saturday, Oct. 6 at the Quakertown studio of artist Steve Tobin. The event includes live music, dancing, dinner, open bar, auctions and an art exhibit. Tickets are $150 per person. Info: Quakertown Alive! at 215-536-2273 or http://www.quakertownalive.com, or e-mail PumpkinBall2012@comcast.net.

Lehigh beats Fordham 34-31 on Peery's FG on final play of game

http://blogs.mcall.com/groller/ FROM KEITH GROLLER Jake Peery's 23-yard field goal on the final play of the game gave Lehigh a 34-31 win over Fordham on Saturday at Goodman Stadium before 9,291. The come-from-behind win makes Lehigh 5-0 this season and it also extends their regular-season win streak to 14 games -- longest in FCS football. Here's the scoring recap: FIRST QUARTER FORDHAM -- Ryan Higgins 3 run (Patrick Murray kick) 11:29 (Drive: 12 plays, 68 yds., 3:31) FORDHAM -- Nick Talbert 18 pass from Brian Wetzel (Murray kick) 7:24 (Drive: 6 plays, 80 yds., 1:54) LEHIGH -- Keith Sherman 16 run (Jake Peery kick) 3:50 (Drive: 9 plays, 81 yds, 3:28) LEHIGH -- Michale Colvin 3 run (Peery kick) 0:12 (Drive: 4 plays, 25 yds, 1:50) SECOND QUARTER LEHIGH -- Peery 23 FG 9:46 (Drive: 11 plays, 69 yds., 4:25) LEHIGH -- Lee Kurfis 5 pass from Colvin (Peery kick) 3:11 (Drive: 13 plays, 80 yds. 4:34) FORDHAM -- Carlton Koonce 12 pass from Higgins (Murray kick) 2:43 (Drive: 2 plays, 54 yds, 0:19) THIRD QUARTER LEHIGH -- Zach Barket 1 run (Perry kick) 9:32 (Drive: 3 plays, 75 yds, 1:03) FORDHAM -- Murray 23 FG 1:54 (Drive: 11 plays, 73 yds, 3:01) FOURTH QUARTER FORDHAM -- Greg Wilson 13 pass from Ryan Higgins (Patrick Murray kick) 11:42 (Drive: 13 plays, 69 yds, 3:32) LEHIGH -- Peery 22 FG 0:00 (Drive: 6 plays, 34 yds, 1:39) Offensive highlights: Michael Colvin 24 for 40 for 341 yards and one touchdown passing. Also ran for 61 yards on 12 carries. Ryan Spadola eight catches for 85 yards. Marcus Dormevil three punt returns for 63 yards. Ryan Higgins completed 28 of 41 passes for 373 yards for Fordham and threw a pair of TD passes.

TV NEWS ON SEPTEMBER 29

http://blog.sitcomsonline.com/2012/09/digital-digest-completing-lucy-on-dvd.html Welcome to Digital Digest! The fall TV season is now in full swing, but we didn't get summer reruns and now we're continuing with even more news and reviews for you, just as we've done all summer. This week, we've got reviews of CSI: Miami - The Tenth and Final Season and CSI: NY - The Eighth Season. Let's get going! DIGITAL NEWS It looks as if we'll finally see all of Lucille Ball's major television series completed on DVD by the end of this year, as MPI will be releasing Here's Lucy - Season Six on December 18. The four-disc set will come at a $29.98 MSRP, and although we haven't seen a list of special features yet, we have a feeling that it will be as impressive as the previous five releases. In the meantime, don't forget that CBS is wrapping up The Lucy Show on DVD with The Lucy Show - The Official Sixth and Final Season on October 9! So if you are a fan of Lucy, these releases leave only the less-than-memorable Life With Lucy as her only sitcom to NOT be released on on DVD. If we ever hear any news about this, we'll let you know, of course. A while back, we reported that Happy Endings - The Complete Second Season would be coming to DVD on October 2. Well, that has been pushed back to October 23 (we somehow missed that), but an even bigger story that we missed is that actually, you can get the second season on DVD already! Over a month ago, on August 14, Sony released a special Happy Endings - Seasons 1 and 2 set, which contains both of the first two seasons bundled together in one package! Of course, if you already own the first season, you can wait a few more weeks and pick up just the second season... but if not, you can own the first two together now. Shout! Factory is pushing another series closer to completion (anybody noticed that completion is becoming a common theme around here lately?), but not all the way, as they release Simon & Simon - Season Seven on DVD on October 16. This release leaves only the final season unreleased on DVD. The set contains 16 episodes from the next-to-last season of the series, and costs $29.99 (like previous seasons, it is a Shout! Select release and can only be purchased online). The information we've seen indicates that this will be a six-disc set, but at only 16 episodes, we're not sure that the disc count is correct.

A step back for Dieruff

http://blogs.mcall.com/groller/ FROM KEITH GROLLER I could have been at several places tonight, but I chose to go to the Dieruff-Lehighton game because I thought there was a good chance the Huskies would end their 33-game losing streak and The Morning Call should be there to document what could be a turning point for a program we have paid great attention to over the years. Remember that big, week-long, award-winning series we ran three years ago? That told the Dieruff story in depth and I thought there was a chance for a new chapter tonight. Well, I miscalculated. Boy, did I ever. So did a lot of people who were optimistic and upbeat and feeling this could be the night. "Glad you're here because this is going to be a historic night," Fred Schuler, the ever-upbeat head of the Dieruff alumni association said as I approached the southwest gate. Instead of history, it was a step back for the program. I'd like to sugarcoat this, but I can't. For those who care about Dieruff athletics, it was a little disheartening. I saw a lot of promise when I saw Dieruff open its season four weeks ago at Pocono Mountain East. I thought the Huskies competed that night. I didn't see that tonight. Tonight, they started slow and never really recovered. They began the game with a complete missed assignment that allowed Lehighton to throw a wide-open, 52-yard halfback option pass and the mistakes continued from there. The kids seemed out of place, out of sync most of the night. Take nothing away from Lehighton, which has Jacen Nalesnik, who may be as good as any kid I will see play football this year. The Indians also have a lot of good young kids and they will be back as a respectable football program sooner rather than later. But Lehighton shouldn't be 42 points better than Dieruff. I like Dieruff coach Kyle Beller and admire his relentless enthusiasm. I like the positive vibe he projected after the game. He's determined to move forward, and really, that's all you can do. Make no mistake, however, he's got his hands full and the first order of business is to not lose these kids. I didn't like the demeanor of the Dieruff players as they walked off the field in various bunches. I didn't like what I saw or what I heard. All of the enthusiasm this group had when they began the season, and I saw it first-hand at an alumni function the weekend before the season began, seems to have vanished. Nothing can build enthusiasm like some success, and this Dieruff team sorely needed some tonight. But it didn't happen. And now I am sure everyone will rev up the attacks and question this move to the MVC, especially on a night that Allen also lost 41-0. The problems with both programs run much deeper than a simple change of leagues will fix. Beller and Allen coach George Clay both knew that when they took over. While neither the Canaries nor the Huskies have won, or frankly come close, do you think for a minute it would have been better had they stayed in the LVC and competed against the Parklands, Whitehalls, Eastons and Nazareths every Friday? It took until five minutes were left in the third quarter for the "Mercy Rule" to go in effect tonight for Dieruff. Had either Allen or Dieruff played Liberty, the one remaining winless team in the LVC, chances are the "Mercy Rule" would have been implemented with five minutes left in the second quarter, if not sooner. Yes, that's how far back these two Allentown programs remain from the rest of the Lehigh Valley's big-school programs. At least for one night, Dieruff thought they had a chance -- a chance that never would have existed had they stayed in the LVC. Hopefully, there will be more opportunities to come.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Lehigh football: The good and the not-so-good entering Saturday's Fordham game

http://blogs.mcall.com/groller/ FROM KEITH GROLLER Lehigh is 4-0 and ranked No. 11 and No. 15 in the country among FCS teams, and yet, there's a lot of uneasiness about this team and this home game on Saturday against Fordham. Lehigh's depth has been in question since Day 1 and an injury to linebacker Sam Loughery that will keep him out against the Rams is a major blow. Gerard Gordon will take his place. Coming out of that amazing comeback against Liberty and looking ahead to 12:30 Saturday, here are three good things and three not-so-good things with Lehigh football: THE GOOD: 1. Lehigh is finding ways to win the tight ones. They have been outplayed for large chunks of games, especially the Princeton and Liberty contests, and yet they are resilient enough to find ways to win. This team is confident and never wavers, even when things never seem to go smoothly for a full quarter or half. 2. In a loud, hostile environment last Saturday, Lehigh did not turn the ball over and had just four penalties compared to a dozen by the home team. The special teams have been solid as well. Lehigh leads the Patriot League in net-punting and is second in offensive kickoff returns and second in kickoff coverage. Jake Peery is just 1-of-3 on field goal attempts, but at least he hasn't missed on 14 PAT kicks. 3. The defense has been tough when it needed to be. They have been on the field much longer than the offense. Lehigh is sixth in the league at 27:20 per game in time of possession. Though tired, and sometimes battered, the defense has made all the plays when they needed it. THE NOT-SO-GOOD: 1. Offensive inconsistency. Lehigh has led by at least 14-0 in every game, but the offense seems to take the foot off the pedal and the next thing you know, the game tightens. 2. Ryan Spadola leads the league with 21 catches for 355 yards, and yet has no touchdowns and seems to spend long periods of time without the ball. Defenses are obviously focused on stopping the All-American, but somehow, some way, Spadola needs the ball for this offense to take flight. 3. Lehigh needs to make homefield advantage a real advantage. In two games so far, the Mountain Hawks never let big leads fade and once the game tightens the environment at Goodman Stadium grows tense and almost works against the home team. Lehigh has two games at home coming up and will have both Bucknell and Colgate coming to Bethlehem later in the season. Teams should fear coming here, but so far, no visitor has been intimidated. Here's the weekly preview capsule: FORDHAM (3-1) at No. 11/15 LEHIGH (4-0) *When/Where: 12:30 p.m. today at Goodman Stadium, Bethlehem. *TV/Radio: Service Electric TV2; ESPN of the LV (1230, 1320 AM). *Series: Lehigh 22-2. Last meeting: Lehigh 34-12 in New York, Oct. 14, 2011. *Fordham stat leaders: Ryan Higgins 63-97, 790 yds, 4 TDs, 5 INTs; Carlton Koonce 94 car., 608 yds, 6.5 ypc, 3 TDs; Nick Talbert 16 rec., 205 yds, 5.3 ypc; Michael Martin 37 TT, 7 TFL, 4 sacks, 3 FF. *Lehigh stat leaders: Mike Colvin 71-121, 941 yds, 3 TDs, 4 INT; Colvin 35 car., 201 yds., 5.7 ypc, 4 TDs; Barket 49 car., 180 yds, 3.7 ypc, 2 TDs; Ryan Spadola 21 rec., 355 yds; Sam Loughery 39 TT, 5.0 TFL, 1 sack; Nigel Muhammad 32 TT, 2 sacks, 4.5 TFL, FF. *The skinny: The Rams are much improved, bolstered by three years of scholarship recipients and a new coach in Joe Moorhead, and feature the top offense in the Patriot League led by Koonce and Higgins. Lehigh’s defense will miss its leading tackler in Loughery, who is out with an injury. Lehigh coach Andy Coen talked about the Rams having about the same type of speed that Liberty featured last Saturday. Lehigh has dominated this series, but this one figures to be another close one for the Mountain Hawks, who have won three games by 10 points or less. *Keith Groller’s pick: Lehigh 27-21.

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 28 HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SCOREBOARD

Stroudsburg 41, Allen 0 Nazareth 42, Bethlehem Freedom 21 Bethlehem Catholic 14, Bethlehem Liberty 13 Berks Catholic 30, Blue Mountain 13 Central Catholic 42, Northampton 12 Easton 15, Emmaus 14 (2OT) Williams Valley 24, Halifax 0 Lehighton 42, Dieruff 0 Mahanoy Area at Minersville North Schuylkill 21, Marian Catholic 6 Millersburg at Pine Grove Muhlenberg 24, Pottsville 21 Northern Lehigh 38, Salisbury 6 Notre Dame 35, Northwestern 7 Palisades 24, Palmerton 0 Parkland 52, Whitehall 23 Southern Lehigh 28, Pen Argyl 20 East Stroudsburg South 37, Pocono Mountain East 12 East Stroudsburg North 47, Pocono Mountain West 25 Catasauqua 37, Saucon Valley 0 Schuylkill Haven 37, Panther Valley 0 Shenandoah Valley 42, Jim Thorpe 35 Tamaqua 54, Annville-Cleona 21 Tri-Valley 54, Upper Dauphin 21 Bangor 42, Wilson 6

Sports Media Digest- September 28, 2012

http://sportsmediajournal.com/ NFL Network Sees Solid Viewership for Browns/Ravens- Last night Thursday Night Football telecast on the NFL Network (NFLN) had an average audience of 8.1 million viewers, making it the number one show on cable for the night. Through three games NFLN is averaging a 5.0 rating and an audience of 7.9 million viewers, up 39% and 28% respectively over the 2011 average. Three Regional Games for Fox Saturday Baseball Finale- Fox will have three games for the final edition of Fox Saturday Baseball. Pregame action begins at 3:30p.m. with the Fox Saturday Baseball Pregame Show with Greg Amsinger, Harold Reynolds, and Dan Plesac. Here are the games, with announcer assignments: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Chicago White Sox (Matt Vasgersian, Tim McCarver), Detroit Tigers vs. Minnesota Twins (Daron Sutton, Tom Verducci), L.A. Angels vs. Texas Rangers (Victor Rojas, Eric Karros). Story of Browns 1995 Subject of Next A Football Life- The NFL Network will be taking a look at the final season of the first run of the Browns in Cleveland and its impact on the next edition of A Football Life. Cleveland ’95: A Football Life looks at the Browns’ final season in Cleveland under Bill Belichick, the immediate impact the relocation had on both the city and the organization, and the roots of a football lineage seeded during that time which has reverberated throughout the football world in the 21st century. Cleveland ’95: A Football Life premiers next Wednesday at 8:00p.m. ET. NBA TV has Coverage of Media Day- The NBA season is right around the corner and NBA TV will have coverage of team media days this Monday. Matt Winer and analysts Nate McMillan, Sam Mitchell, Flip Saunders and Steve Smith, will cover the day’s events with David Aldridge, Steve Aschburner, Brent Barry, Vince Cellini and Jaime Maggio providing on-site updates and player interviews. Coverage begins at 2:00p.m. ET with Eastern Conference teams and 4:00p.m. ET with Western Conference squads. Football, Baseball, and Bull Riding on CBS Sports Spectacular- The CBS Sports Spectacular returns this weekend on CBS. Saturday at 1:00p.m. ET Adam Zucker narrates College Football Confidential: Arkansas, a behind-the-scenes look at the Razorbacks. At 2:00p.m. the anchors and analysts at Turner Sports preview the upcoming MLB Playoffs on MLB 2012: Down the Stretch. On Sunday Craig Hummer, Ty Murray and Leah Garcia call the action of the Professional Bull Riders 15/15 Bucking Battle. Time depends on the NFL game in the local market. 1:00p.m. ET games will see the event at 5:00p.m. ET while 4:05p.m. ET starts will see it at 3:0p.m. ET.

Week 4 NFL Schedule on Fox, With Announcer Assignments

http://sportsmediajournal.com/ Fox Sports has the NFL doubleheader this week. Here is the schedule, along with announcer assignments and the markets where each game an be seen: 1:00p.m. ET Starts San Francisco 49ers at New York Jets- Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Tony Siragusa. 58% of the country will see this game. MARKETS INCLUDE: Albuquerque, Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas, Dayton, Denver, Fort Myers, Hartford, Indianapolis, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Louisville, Miami, New York, Norfolk, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Providence, Richmond, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, Tulsa, Washington, West Palm Beach. Carolina Panthers at Atlanta Falcons- Dick Stockton, John Lynch, Jennifer Hale. 16% of the country will see this game. MARKETS INCLUDE: Atlanta, Birmingham, Charlotte, Greensboro, Greenville, Jacksonville, Knoxville, Memphis, Nashville, New Orleans, Raleigh. Minnesota Vikings at Detroit Lions- Thomm Brennaman, Brian Billick, Laura Okmin. 13% of the country will see this game. MARKETS INCLUDE: Chicago, Detroit, Milwaukee, Minneapolis. Seattle Seahawks at St. Louis Rams- Ron Pitts, Mike Martz, Kristina Pink. 7% of the country will see this game. MARKETS INCLUDE: Oklahoma City, Portland, Seattle, St. Louis. 4:25p.m. ET Starts New Orleans Saints at Green Bay Packers- Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Pam Oliver. 87% of the country will see this game. MARKETS INCLUDE: Albuquerque, Atlanta, Austin, Birmingham, Boston, Buffalo, Charlotte, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas, Dayton, Detroit, Greenville, Hartford, Houston, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Knoxville, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Louisville, Memphis, Miami, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Nashville, New Orleans, New York, Oklahoma City, Orlando, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Portland, Providence, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, St. Louis, Tampa, Tulsa, West Palm Beach. Washington Redskins at Tampa Bay Bucs- Chris Myers, Tim Ryan, Krista Voda. 9% of the country will see this game. MARKETS INCLUDE: Baltimore, Fort Myers, Greensboro, Norfolk, Raleigh, Richmond, Washington.

Sunday NFL Countdown on ESPN- September 30, 2012

http://sportsmediajournal.com/ ESPN is planning another action-packed edition of Sunday NFL Countdown this Sunday as week four of the NFL schedule continues. The program begins at 10:00a.m. ET. Chris Berman hosts with analysts Cris Carter, Mike Ditka, Tom Jackson and Keyshawn Johnson. They are joined by Suzy Kolber, Merril Hoge and Ron Jaworski preview. ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter and senior analyst Chris Mortensen will report the day’s news and updates. Correspondents Ed Werder (Carolina at Atlanta), Josina Anderson (New England at Buffalo), Colleen Dominguez (San Francisco at New York Jets), Rachel Nichols (New Orleans at Green Bay), and Sal Paolantonio (New York Giants at Philadelphia) will report from five games. From ESPN PR, here are some of the program highlights: Larry Fitzgerald – The Conductor: Before leading the undefeated Arizona Cardinals to a 27-6 home victory over the Philadelphia Eagles last week, wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald conducted the Phoenix Symphony’s opening night performance of the national anthem. As Greg Garber reports, conducting the orchestra is a fitting metaphor to Fitzgerald’s career and the Cardinals’ season so far. Watt’s swats: With 5.5 sacks this season, Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt is becoming one of the best defensive players in the game. More than the sacks, it is Watt’s ability and passion for knocking down passes that has made the experience of facing the second-year player miserable for opposing offenses in the league, reports Countdown’s Tom Jackson. Osi vs. McCoy: Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy led the NFL in touchdowns in 2011. New York Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora, once a NFC sacks leader, has two Super Bowl rings. Neither seems to like each other that much. MNF sideline reporter Lisa Salters, in an E:60 exclusive, explores the Twitter feud between the two players. The Olsens: Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen and his wife, Kara, are preparing for a tough journey as one of their twins Kara is carrying has been diagnosed with a rare and deadly heart defect in-utero. Reporter Chris Connelly sits down with the couple to find out how they’ve been trying to prepare, and to discuss the short- and long-term prognosis for their unborn son.

MLB Postseason Line-Up for TBS

http://sportsmediajournal.com/ Turner Sports and TBS have unveiled its announcer line-up for the upcoming Major League Baseball postseason. Ernie Johnson, Ron Darling, and John Smoltz will work on he network’s coverage of the American League Championship Series (ALCS). For TBS’ Wild Card and Division Series Brian Anderson will work along side Darling and Joe Simpson while Johnson gets paired with Smoltz and Cal Ripken. The other Division Series announcing teams will feature Dick Stockton and Bob Brenly and Don Orsillo and Buck Martinez. Craig Sager will work as reporter for the ALCS. Jamie Maggio and David Aldridge will serve in the same capacity for the Division Series. The MLB On-Deck presented by Dodge Dart pre-game show and Inside MLB presented by Captain Morgan post-game show will be hosted by Matt Winer with analysts Dennis Eckersley and David Wells during the LDS.

NBCSN to Televise Ten Mountain West Hoops Games

http://sportsmediajournal.com/ The NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) has announced a slate of ten college basketball games featuring teams in the Mountain West Conference. Action begins January 12th. Here is the schedule: Date Opponent Time Sat., Jan. 12 Colorado State at San Diego State 8:00 p.m. ET Sat., Jan. 19 UNLV at Colorado State 7:00 p.m. ET Sat., Jan. 26 New Mexico at San Diego State 4:00 p.m. ET Sat., Feb. 2 Nevada at New Mexico 8:00 p.m. ET Sat., Feb. 9 New Mexico at UNLV 9:00 p.m. ET Sat., Feb. 16 San Diego State at UNLV 9:00 p.m. ET Sat., Feb. 23 New Mexico at Colorado State 4:00 p.m. ET Sat., Feb. 23 Nevada at San Diego State 6:00 p.m. ET Sat., March 2 UNLV at Nevada 4:00 p.m. ET Sat., March 9 San Diego State at Boise State 3:30 p.m. ET

Week 5 High School Football Picks: Where's Amy Adams when I need her?

http://blogs.mcall.com/groller/ FROM KEITH GROLLER I don't go to the movies much anymore. Too expensive, especially since I have to have snacks. Too time-consuming, and at least half the time I fall asleep. Plus, I have HBO and Showtime and figure I can wait to see them in my own living room albeit six or nine months later. But because we had a theater gift card, the other night my wife and I saw "Trouble With The Curve," the baseball-oriented movie with Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams, Justin Timberlake and John Goodman. CA.0827.trouble.with.the.curve.006.jpg_MCBroadsheet_09-07-2012_ The plot was weak and easily figured out. The characters were the kind we've seen a thousand times before and the baseball scenes were not real realistic, except for the obnoxious, money-driven phenom Eastwood, Adams and Timberlake went to North Carolina to scout. Yet, this was a movie that my wife and I both enjoyed. I don't know why she enjoyed it (maybe Timberlake), but I can tell you I enjoyed it because of Amy Adams. She comes across as a dream girl for the sports fan -- able to fire back baseball trivia question answers with the quickness of an Aroldis Chapman fastball. The trivia questions, the foundation of the romance between Adams and Timberlake, that I remember were easy: Who is the only player to win the MVP award in both leagues? Who hit the three-run, pinch-hit home run that tied Game 6 of the 1975 World Series and set the stage for Carlton Fisk's famous foul-pole shot later? Who were the three Dodgers pitchers that gave up Reggie Jackson's three home runs in Game 6 of the 1977 World Series? Those answers are, of course, Frank Robinson; Bernie Carbo and Burt Hooton, Elias Sosa and Charlie Hough. Adams, gaining her wisdom and toughness from her father (Eastwood), was able to judge the potential of a player just by sound and when she heard the pop of the glove created by the warmup tosses of pitching prospect Rigoberto Sanchez, yet another cliche in a movie filled with them, she immediately put on the catching gear and decided to test his fastball and curve herself. Very impressive lady. Certainly, a baseball fan's dream come true. Ahh, but she only exists in the minds of Hollywood movie-makers. I could use a real-life Adams to help with the high school football picks. I was 18-3 last week and still a pedestrian 71-19 (78.8 percent) for the season. Here we go with our Week 5 selections: LEHIGH VALLEY CONFERENCE Nazareth 35, Freedom 28 -- Was torn on this one because it's obvious that the Patriots are playing better football after losing to East Stroudsburg South and Whitehall in the first three weeks. But if Whitehall can put 42 on the Pates, I figure the Blue Eagles can score at least 35. Andy "The Weave" Weaver is going with his boys, 38-28. Northampton 28, CCHS 21 -- Another one that had me somewhat torn. I have covered CCHS the past two weeks and I don't think this is a bad football team. Just need more consistency and someone offensively to take the pressure off Colin McDermott. I will go with the Konkrete Kids, but expect this one to be very close and decided late. Parkland 14, Whitehall 13 -- Yet another terrific LVC matchup and perhaps the game of the night. It has become, perhaps, the LVC's best rivalry. Starting 0-2, Parkland has to play with a sense of urgency every week. I just give the Trojans the slightest of edges based on their defense. I don't care who they played, the fact that Parkland posted back-to-back LVC shutouts is impressive. Easton 21, Emmaus 7 -- This is always a special homecoming for Green Hornets coach Joe Bottiglieri. This one might be closer than you'd expect, but Shane Simpson can't be contained all night. Liberty 42, Becahi 7 -- This used to be one of the biggest games of the year. If Liberty had only beaten Becahi a few times in the 1980s and early '90s, we would have never had to go through the breakup of the East Penn Conference. Now the tables are turned and no one at Liberty (or Freedom, for that matter) is screaming about alleged recruiting. MOUNTAIN VALLEY CONFERENCE Stroudsburg 42, Allen 14 -- Another long night for the Canaries, who are at least getting some big plays from quarterback Alvin Lara. Dieruff 26, Lehighton 21 -- Evenly matched game. Huskies have a few more offensive weapons, the Indians have Jacen Nalesnik and a better defense. East Stroudsburg South 28, Pocono Mountain East 21 -- Cardinals have more offensive weapons. Cavs have more size and depth. Pocono Mountain East must clean up the penalties. If it does, it can be as good as anyone in this league. East Stroudsburg North 41, Pocono Mountain West 14 -- Lack of line play hurting the Panthers, who still have an outstanding quarterback and receivers, but haven't been able to showcase them since that Week 1 win over Bethlehem Catholic. Wyomissing 42, Pleasant Valley 20 -- I have great respect for Jim Terwilliger and the Bears, but Wyomissing is one of the best teams in the state regardless of classification. COLONIAL LEAGUE Notre Dame 20, Northwestern 14 -- Crusaders haven't won since Week 1 win over Palmerton, but have been playing everybody tough. Bangor 28, Wilson 14 -- Four simple words yet again: In Scags I trust. Pen Argyl 23, Southern Lehigh 14 -- This may have been chosen as the Colonial League's Game of the Year back in August. Spartans' 0-3 start took some luster off it, but with a strong kick here they could get back into the District 11 3A playoff hunt. Still, until proven otherwise, you go with the proven team and that's Pen Argyl. Palisades 34, Palmerton 7 -- Sometimes you wonder how these two are in the same league. A backyard rivalry it is not. Hope the Bombers at least packed a snack for what has to be an hour and 20-minute trip, minimum. Northern Lehigh 28, Salisbury 6 -- This will be a better boys basketball game in the winter. Catasauqua 34, Saucon Valley 13 -- Roughies offense has been as good as anyone's in local football through the season's first month. OTHERS Panther Valley 41, Schuylkill Haven 34 -- Panthers play very entertaining games. Three of their first four have featured a minimum of 72 points scored. Jim Thorpe 33, Shenandoah Valley 27 -- The Olympians scored 48 points against Panther Valley and still lost last week. Tamaqua 21, Annville-Cleona 13-- Lebanon Valley has the Flyin' Dutchmen and nearby Annville-Cleona has the Little Dutchmen. You know as the folksy saying goes: "If you're not Dutch, you're not much." I'll still take the Blue Raiders. Marian Catholic 34, North Schuylkill 22 -- A quality battle of teams that are a combined 7-1. Looks to me like the Colts are back. Pennridge 27, CB West 14 -- We know that Mike Pettine, Jr., is the defensive coordinator for the Jets. Wonder how his legendary father is doing? Our District 11 teams could never seem to beat him, but our teams were not alone. North Penn 42, Quakertown 7 -- Despite a 2-2 start, North Penn was good enough to beat Archbishop Wood 24-10 on Sept 8. This Wood team may not be as good as last year's all-world Wood team, but NP's win showed me that they're still pretty darn good. Pius X 33, Bucktail 20 -- Love the attitude of Phil Stambaugh who is not looking back at either the players he lost, or his team's 0-4 start. Enjoy the games everybody.

Fox Sports Networks at Big West Conference Announce Deal

http://sportsmediajournal.com/page/2/ The Big West Conference has signed a long-term media rights agreement with the Fox Sports Network. The deal makes Prime Ticket, FOX Sports West, and FOX Sports San Diego the exclusive regional TV partners for Big West Conference sports commencing this season. A minimum of 20 marquee events will be showcased, including regular season men’s basketball games, four men’s basketball tournament quarterfinal games, and the women’s basketball tournament championship game, as well as the soccer and track and field championships. Next year that number will increase to 32 sporting events with the inclusion of San Diego State into the conference. Fox Sports will also stream some 800 athletic events live online. “This agreement with FOX continues a partnership that began more than 15 years ago,” said Big West Conference Commissioner Dennis Farrell. “The Big West’s continued growth and stability contributed to the overall expansion of the package and the increased exposure through the cable and digital platforms will only enhance the Conference brand.” “We’re proud to be long-term partners with the Big West Conference,” said Steve Simpson, Senior Vice President and General Manager, FOX Sports West and Prime Ticket. “The schools that represent the Conference are an ideal complement to the regionally relevant programming focus of FOX Sports West and Prime Ticket and we look forward to showcasing multiple sports and the remarkable student-athletes that represent the Big West.”

PBA Tour on ESPN

http://sportsmediajournal.com/page/2/ ESPN will televise the Professional Bowler’s Association (PBA) Tour for the 33rd consecutive year. The winter/spring season begins December 9th. Here is the PBA Tour schedule on ESPN: 2012-13 PBA-ESPN TELEVISION SCHEDULE (All times ET; all shows are two hours unless noted) Sunday, Dec. 9, 1 p.m. – WTBA Bayer Advanced Aspirin World Bowling Tour Finals presented by PBA, PBA World Series of Bowling IV, South Point Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas. Sunday, Dec. 16, 1 p.m. – Alka Seltzer Plus Cold Medicine Cheetah Championship, WSOB IV, South Point Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas (90 minutes). Sunday, Dec. 23, 1 p.m. – PBA Viper Championship, WSOB IV, South Point Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas (90 minutes). Sunday, Dec. 30, 1 p.m. – PBA Chameleon Championship, WSOB IV, South Point Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas (90 minutes). Sunday, Jan. 6, 1 p.m. – PBA Scorpion Championship, WSOB IV, South Point Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas (90 minutes). Sunday, Jan. 13, 1 p.m. – PBA World Championship, WSOB IV, South Point Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas (90 minutes). Sunday, Jan. 20, 3 p.m. – Round 1 Japan Cup, Tokyo, Japan. Sunday, Jan. 27, Noon – PBA League Round 1, Thunderbowl Lanes, Allen Park, Mich. Sunday, Feb. 3, 4 p.m. – Chris Paul PBA League All Stars, Lucky Strike LA Live, Los Angeles. Sunday, Feb. 10, 3 p.m. – PBA League Round 2 with Carmen Salvino Classic finals, Thunderbowl Lanes, Allen Park, Mich. Sunday, Feb. 17, 3 p.m. - PBA League Round 3 with Mark Roth Classic finals, Thunderbowl Lanes, Allen Park, Mich. Sunday, Feb. 24, 3 p.m. - United States Bowling Congress Masters, Brunswick Zone Carolier, N. Brunswick, N.J. Sunday, March 3, 3 p.m. – PBA League Round 4 with Don Carter Classic finals, Thunderbowl Lanes, Allen Park, Mich. Sunday, March 24, 1 p.m. – PBA League Round 5 with Earl Anthony PBA Players Championship finals, Thunderbowl Lanes, Allen Park, Mich. Sunday, March 31, 2:30 p.m. – PBA Tournament of Champions, Woodland Bowl, Indianapolis. Sunday, April 7, 1 p.m. – PBA League Elias Cup finals, Woodland Bowl, Indianapolis.

TV NEWS ON SEPTEMBER 28

http://blog.sitcomsonline.com/2012/09/tv-land-orders-potential-kirstie-alley.html TV Land has ordered a cast-contingent presentation of the script Giant Baby by Marco Pennette (Ugly Betty, Samantha Who). The comedy will star Kirstie Alley in the lead role of Madison "Maddie" Banks, a Broadway star who finds her life turned upside down when Owen, the son she gave up for adoption 26 years ago, turns up looking to connect after his adopted mother has died. However, Maddie doesn't exactly see nerdy and schlubby Owen fitting in with her luxurious lifestyle. When her attempt to change Owen backfires, Maddie finds that perhaps they both could use a little change in their lives. The Giant Baby presentation comes in addition to two pilots the network has ordered – Brothers-in-Law, which revolves around the family dynamic between a husband and the eccentric fiancĂ© of his wife's twin sister, and I'm Not Dead Yet, about a man who finds out that he has a rare heart condition that could cause him to die at any moment, causing him to finally start speaking his mind. Both pilots recently wrapped production and are awaiting word if they will be picked up to series. Stay tuned if they do! Giant Baby is written and executive produced by Marco Pennette and is also executive produced by Kirstie Alley and Jason Weinberg. Larry W. Jones and Keith Cox serve as executive producers for TV Land. We will let you know if TV Land orders a pilot. There is still a VERY long way to go as first it needs to be ordered to pilot and then ordered to series. So stay with us. But for now, Kirstie Alley can currently be seen on Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars on ABC Mondays and Tuesdays starting at 8/7c. She also taped a pilot for ABC last year (The Manzanis) but it didn't go to series. It's Friday, so it is time for "Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows" for the coming week. This is where we list what sitcom stars are appearing on talk shows for the coming week, the stars are both current and past sitcom stars, so this is for all sitcom fans of all eras! For the week of October 1-5, 2012, we have many current sitcom stars and past sitcom stars on TV talk shows! All times listed are Eastern. So get your DVR's (or whatever you use) ready! Ready? Here is all what you need to know for the coming week! Monday, October 1, 2012 Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle) - Watch Bryan on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC. Zooey Deschanel (New Girl) - Zooey appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 12am on ABC. Joanna Garcia-Swisher (Animal Practice/Better with You/Reba) - Joanna visits Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC. Rasida Jones (Parks and Recreation/The Office) - Rashida stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS. Jami Gertz (The Neighbors/Still Standing/Square Pegs) - Jami is a guest on ABC's Good Morning America between 7-9am. She later chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT. Finally, she joins the Chew Crew on The Chew on ABC at at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT. Betty White (Hot in Cleveland/The Golden Girls/The Mary Tyler Mooe Show) - Betty discusses activism and demonstrates doggy yoga on Marie on the Hallmark Channel at 12pm ET/PT. Michael Urie (Partners) - Michael talks about his new sitcom Partners on The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.

Carole Weil College Softball Schedule

http://blogs.mcall.com/groller/ FROM KEITH GROLLER The 23rd annual Carole Weil Fall Softball Classic features 17 college teams. FRIDAY NIGHT At Pates Park Lehigh vs. Villanova (6) Kutztown vs. Holy Family (8) SATURDAY At Pates Park ESU vs. Muhlenberg (10:30) Princeton vs. St. Joe’s (12:15) Iona vs. St.Joe’s (2) Moravian vs. Temple (3:45) At Lehigh County Complex Field #1 Lafayette vs. Temple (11:45) Lafayette vs. Villanova (1;30) At Lehigh County Complex Field #3 Moravian vs. La Salle (10) Iona vs. Villanova (11:45) Bloomsburg vs. Temple (1:30) Princeton vs. La Salle (3:15) At Lehigh County Complex Field #4 College of NJ vs. Lehigh (10) Bloomsburg vs. La Salle (11:45) Moravian vs. Muhlenberg (1:30) College of NJ vs. Muhlenberg (3:15) At Lehigh County Complex Field #5 College of NJ vs. Holy Family (11:45) ESU vs. Holy Family (1:30) SUNDAY At Pates Park Kutztown vs. Ursinus (10) Kutztown vs. Bloomsburg (12:15) Bloomsburg vs. University of Sciences (2:30) At Lehigh County Complex #4 ESU vs. Bloomsburg (10) Ursinus vs. University of Sciences (12:15) ESU vs. Ursinus (2:30)

BLUE RIDGE TV13 SCHEDULE

Friday, September 28th, 2012 12:00 AM ViaCast TV 5:00 AM Bobby Gunther Walsh News Talk WEAB 790AM 9:00 AM Daily Bump and Grind with the Doc 1:00 PM The Stage 1:30 PM The Steel 2:00 PM Health and Home Report 2:30 PM Cooking for Class 3:00 PM Premium TV 3:30 PM Brain Fuel 4:00 PM CVA's 5:00 PM TV13 Pocono Report LIVE 5:30 PM Cable 11 Early Report LIVE 6:00 PM Digital cable promotional programming 6:30 PM TV13 Valley Report 7:00 PM TV13 HS Football: Central Catholic VS Northampton LIVE 9:30 PM ViaCast TV 10:00 PM HS Football: Penn Argyl VS Southern Lehigh Top Saturday, September 29th, 2012 9:00 AM TV13 Night Report REPLAY 9:30 AM Movie loft 10:00 AM Computerwise 11:00 AM Pocono Landscape Challenge 11:30 AM Health Images 12:00 PM Pocono Mountains Today 12:30 PM College Football: Fordham VS Lehigh LIVE 3:30 PM More than Money 4:00 PM Legislative with Mario Scavello 4:30 PM Wallenpaupack Life 5:00 PM Gaither's Homecoming Hour 6:00 PM ViaCast TV 9:00 PM Saturday Night Sock Hop Top Sunday, September 30th, 2012 12:00 AM ViaCast TV 9:00 AM St. Luke's Church Service 10:00 AM Pocono Mountains Today 10:30 AM Health Images 11:00 AM The Lamar Thomas Show 11:30 AM Pocono Landscape Challenge 12:00 PM Premium TV 12:30 PM Out In The Open 1:00 PM Computerwise 2:00 PM WXW Wrestling 3:00 PM The Movie Loft 3:30 PM PA Crossfire 4:00 PM More than Money 4:30 PM ESU VS Clarion 8:00 PM The World in My Eyes 10:00 PM Sabroso Video Top Monday, October 1st, 2012 12:00 AM ViaCast TV 5:00 AM Bobby Gunther Walsh News Talk WEAB 790AM 9:00 AM Daily Bump and Grind with the Doc 1:00 PM Talk of the Town 2:00 PM Health and Home Report 2:30 PM Movie Loft 3:00 PM More than Money 3:30 PM Cooking for Class 4:00 PM CVA's 5:00 PM TV13 Pocono Report LIVE 5:30 PM Cable 11 Early Report LIVE 6:00 PM Digital cable promotional programming 6:30 PM TV13 Valley Report 7:00 PM Happy Jack Polka Show 9:00 PM ViaCast TV 10:00 PM TV13 Night Report LIVE 10:30 PM Cable 11 News Top Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012 12:00 AM ViaCast TV 5:00 AM Bobby Gunther Walsh News Talk WEAB 790AM 9:00 AM Daily Bump and Grind with the Doc 1:00 PM Computerwise 2:00 PM Talk of the Town 3:00 PM Health and Home Report 3:30 PM Health Images 4:00 PM CVA's 5:00 PM TV13 Pocono Report LIVE 5:30 PM Cable 11 Early Report LIVE 6:00 PM Digital cable promotional programming 6:30 PM TV13 Valley Report 7:00 PM Army Newswatch 7:30 PM Airforce News 8:00 PM Battleground 8:30 PM What the Heck were they Thinking 9:00 PM ViaCast TV 10:00 PM TV13 Night Report LIVE 10:30 PM Cable 11 News Top Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012 12:00 AM ViaCast TV 5:00 AM Bobby Gunther Walsh News Talk WEAB 790AM 9:00 AM Daily Bump and Grind with the Doc 1:00 PM Airforce News 1:30 PM Army Newswatch 2:00 PM The American Veteran 2:30 PM In the Fight 3:00 PM Gaither's Homecoming Hour 4:00 PM CVA's 5:00 PM TV13 Pocono Report LIVE 5:30 PM Cable 11 Early Report LIVE 6:00 PM Digital cable promotional programming 6:30 PM TV13 Valley Report 7:00 PM Computerwise LIVE 8:00 PM Gaithers Homecoming Hour 9:00 PM ViaCast TV 10:00 PM TV13 Night Report LIVE 10:30 PM Cable 11 News

SERVICE ELECTRIIC TV2 SCHEDULE

Friday, September 28th 6:00pm Lehigh Valley Sports Scene 7:00pm LVC Football: Parkland vs Whitehall LIVE 9:30pm Colonial League Football: Pen Argyl vs Southern Lehigh Saturday, September 29th 9:30am LVC Football: Parkland vs Whitehall 12:30pm College Football: Fordham vs Lehigh LIVE 4:00pm LVC Football: Central Catholic vs Northampton 7:00pm Allentown 250th Anniversary Parade 8:30pm Colonial League Football: Pen Argyl vs Southern Lehigh 11:15am Allentown 250th Anniversary Parade LIVE on Channel 50 Sunday, September 30th 12:30pm College Football: Fordham vs Lehigh 3:30pm Allentown 250th Anniversary Parade 5:00pm Lehigh Valley Latino Show 6:00pm PA Crossfire 6:30pm Focus On PA 7:00pm ComputerWise 8:00pm What The Heck Were They Thinking?! with Larry Holmes 8:30pm The Steel 9:00pm The Stage with Chris Line 9:30pm Wild Pennsylvania with Alan Probst 10:00pm wXw C4 Professional Wrestling: Blast TV 11:00pm Sabroso Video Monday, October 1st 6:00pm Lehigh Valley Sports Scene 6:30pm Lehigh Valley Sports Scene 7:00pm Service Electric Polka Show 8:00pm The Morning Call’s Calling All Sports with Keith Groller 8:30pm What The Heck Were They Thinking?! with Larry Holmes 9:00pm Lehigh Valley Sports Scene 9:30pm Focus on PA Tuesday, October 2nd 5:30pm Lehigh Sports Magazine Show 6:00pm Lehigh Valley Sports Scene 6:30pm Lehigh Valley Sports Scene 7:00pm Happy Jack Polka Show 8:00pm Backwoods Angler Fishing Show 8:30pm Wild Pennsylvania with Alan Probst 9:00pm Lehigh Valley Sports Scene 9:30pm Phillies Nation TV Show Wednesday, October 3rd 6:00pm Lehigh Valley Sports Scene 6:30pm Lehigh Valley Sports Scene 7:00pm ComputerWise 8:00pm PA Crossfire 8:30pm Focus on PA 9:00pm Lehigh Valley Sports Scene 9:30pm The Steel Thursday, October 4th 6:00pm Lehigh Valley Sports Scene 6:30pm Lehigh Valley Sports Scene 7:00pm More Than Money 7:30pm ComputerWise 8:30pm The Stage with Chris Line 9:00pm Lehigh Valley Sports Scene Friday, October 5th 6:00pm Lehigh Valley Sports Scene 7:00pm LVC Football: Nazareth vs Parkland LIVE 9:30pm Colonial League Football: Bangor vs Catasauqua Schedule Subject to Change Without Notice Times are Approximate Due To LIVE Events & Length of Sporting Events.

WEEX 1230 SCHEDULE

Sa 29 Lehigh Football v. Fordham 11:30am Sa 29 CFB: Wisconsin @ Nebraska 7:30pm Su 30 NFL: Carolina @ Atlanta 12:30pm Su 30 NFL: New Orleans @ Green Bay 4:15pm Su 30 NY Giants Football @ Philadelphia 8:15pm

Friday!

Friday September 28, 2012 Last E-Mail in September! OCTOBER ALREADY!!!!!! TIME IS FLYING BY!!!!!!!!!!!!! Easton at Nazareth FIELD HOCKEY at 3:30pm!! BEAT EASTON GIRLS!!!!!!! I MAY GO DOWN EARLY TO SEE THAT GAME! THE OTHER DAY GOT MY PICTURE WITH THE GIRLS!!!!! Exciting News: To add to my busy day on October 13th, I Been asked by Jeremy Setzer to start the 1st ever Blue Dress 5K At the Nazareth Boro Park at 9:50am!! I Only have to be there to wave the flag so i will still have plenty of time to get ready for the Halloween Parade in the FIRE TRUCK And the SOUNDFEST! GAMEDAY!! WORK TONIGHT!! 6PM! FREEDOM AT NAZARETH! A MUST WIN GAME! GATES OPEN AT 6PM! HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!!!!!! COLLECTING TICKETS AT THE LIBERTY GATE!! 38-28 NAZARETH IS MY PICK! Congrats to the Nazareth GIRLS MIDDLE SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL TEAM AS THEY HAVE NOT LOST A GAME SINCE 2009!! WAY TO GO! BUSY DAY! Fitness at 11am Pizzaville at 1pm Collect Tickets at 6pm! Anchor the BIG TICKET At 11am! Relax all weekend! Lat Full Weekend of the Phillies My 15th year announcing coming to a closed! Somebody coming back Monday Night! Guess Who? DIANA!!!!!! 2 Nights next week! Coming back to the Animal Kingdom!! Toby is nuyts. Ate a INK Cartridge last week. Barking nonstop. WHAT A CRAZY DOG!!! Unbelievable!!!!!!! NFL REFS ARE BACK! Are you happy? the replacements were awful. How are you? How was your week? What are you doing all weekend? Anything fun? I am great! Had a great week!!!!!!!! A MUSCLE WALK ANNOUNCEMENT: Holiday Shopping at Kitchen Kettle Village Saturday, November 17, 2012 Trip includes: Transportation, Breakfast on the Bus, Shopping, Wine Tasting AND DINNER! The Cost is $95 $20 from EVERY ticket sold goes to the MDA MUSCLE WALK! Reserve your seat by contacting Jane Meyers 610-767-7721 Or Email Jeanine at: Jmvgbskts@aol.com Bus departs at 8:30am from Calvary Temple – 3436 Winchester Rd - Allentown ALL TOURS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE FROM TIME OF PURCHASE! 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Schedule: Friday September 28: 8:30am-4:30pm Attendant 11am FITNESS 11AM-1PM Jolly Joe Timmer on WGPA 1100 NOON Channel 69 News with Eve and Jaciel 1pm PIZZAVILLE FOR LUNCH 1pm-6pm Glen Mac and Anthony Gargano on 94 WIP 4pm-7pm Happy Hour on WEEX 1230 5:30pm Collect Tickets at the FREEDOM-Nazareth FOOTBALL GAME 7pm Announce Phillies Baseball on MYPHL17 6pm-12am JD ROSS ON WALN 10pm Anchor News on CW57 11pm Announce BIG TICKET ON WFMZ Saturday September 29: 7:30pm-9:30am Attendant 9am-11am KEITH GROLLER ON 1470 WSAN 10am-NOON 69 Sports Saturday on WEEX 1230 11am-9pm Mark Thomas on WGPA 1100 4pm Announce Phillies Baseball on COMCAST 9pm NED AND SHELLY ON WALN 10pm Anchor News on CW57 10:30pm Announce Charlie Manuel Show on MYPHL17 Sunday September 30: 11am-NOON Radio Show 9:30am-NOON JOLLY JOE TIMMER ON WGPA 1100 1pm Announce Phillies Baseball on MYPHL17 NOON-3pm Dennis Christman on WGPA 1100 3pm-9pm MIGHTY MIKE ON WGPA 1100 7pm Layla on WALN 9pm Happy Jack on WALN 10pm Anchor News on CW57 RIP: Dale Earenhardt SR. 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THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 27 NFL FOOTBALL SCOREBOARD

Baltimore 23 Cleveland 16

Thursday, September 27, 2012

This weekend's complete Division I football schedule, courtesy of the National Football Foundation

http://blogs.mcall.com/groller/ FROM KEITH GROLLER ACC Date Time Game Network (Talent) Sat., Sept. 29 12 p.m. Middle Tennessee at Georgia Tech RSN (Mike Hogewood, Riley Skinner, Elizabeth Moreau) Sat., Sept. 29 12 p.m. N.C. State at Miami (Fla.) ESPNU (Tom Hart, John Congemi) Sat., Sept. 29 12:30 p.m. Duke at Wake Forest ACC Network (Steve Martin, Dave Archer, Scott Pryzwansky) Sat., Sept. 29 3:30 p.m. (16) Clemson at Boston College ESPN2 (Bob Wischusen, Danny Kanell, Maria Taylor) Sat., Sept. 29 3:30 p.m. Idaho at North Carolina RSN (Paul Kennedy, Keith Jones, Jenn Hildreth) Sat., Sept. 29 3:30 p.m. Louisiana Tech at Virginia ESPN3 (John Sadak, John Gregory, Angela Mallen) Big East Date Time Game Network (Talent) Sat., Sept. 29 12 p.m. Buffalo at Connecticut BIG EAST Network (Eamon McAnaney, David Diaz-Infante, Paul Carcaterra) Sat., Sept. 29 3:30 p.m. (25) Virginia Tech vs. Cincinnati (Landover, Md.) ESPNU (Anish Shroff, Dan Hawkins) Sat., Sept. 29 6 p.m. (4) Florida State at South Florida ESPN (Sean McDonough, Chris Spielman1, Quint Kessenich) Big Ten Date Time Game Network (Talent) Sat., Sept. 29 12 p.m. Penn State at Illinois ESPN (Dave Pasch, Brian Griese2, Jenn Brown) Sat., Sept. 29 12 p.m. Minnesota at Iowa ESPN2 (Beth Mowins, Joey Galloway2, Lewis Johnson) Sat., Sept. 29 12 p.m. Indiana at Northwestern BTN (Kevin Kugler, Chris Martin) Sat., Sept. 29 3:30 p.m. Ohio State at (18) Michigan State ABC (Brent Musburger3, Kirk Herbstreit3, Heather Cox) Sat., Sept. 29 3:30 p.m. Marshall at Purdue BTN (Eric Collins, Derek Rackley) Sat., Sept. 29 8 p.m. (23) Wisconsin at (20) Nebraska ABC (Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge, Holly Rowe) Big 12 Date Time Game Network (Talent) Sat., Sept. 29 12 p.m. (24) Baylor at (7) West Virginia FX (Craig Bolerjack, Joel Klatt, Petros Papadakis) Sat., Sept. 29 7 p.m. Texas Tech at Iowa State Fox College Sports (Mike Gleason, Dave Lapham, Lesley McCaslin) Sat., Sept. 29 7:50 p.m. (10) Texas at Oklahoma State FOX (Gus Johnson, Charles Davis, Julie Alexandria) Conference USA Date Time Game Network (Talent) Sat., Sept. 29 12 p.m. Missouri at Central Florida FSN (Ron Thulin, Shaun King, Desmond Purnell) Sat., Sept. 29 3 p.m. Tulsa at UAB UABSports.com (David Crane, John Whitcomb, Sam Miller) Sat., Sept. 29 3:30 p.m. Houston at Rice FSN (Mike Morgan, J.C. Pearson, Laura McKeeman) Sat., Sept. 29 3:30 p.m. Louisiana - Monroe at Tulane CST (Tim Grubbs, Duece McAllister) Sat., Sept. 29 7 p.m. UTEP at East Carolina WITN-TV (Patrick Kinas, Kevin Miller, Billy Weaver) Sat., Sept. 29 7 p.m. (14) TCU at SMU FSN (Joel Meyers, Brian Baldinger, Jim Knox) Sat., Sept. 29 7 p.m. (17) Louisville at Southern Miss CBS Sports Network (James Bates, Aaron Taylor, Evan Washburn) MAC Date Time Game Network (Talent) Sat., Sept. 29 12 p.m. Ball State at Kent State ESPN3 (Michael Reghi, Doug Graber) Sat., Sept. 29 2 p.m. Miami (Ohio) at Akron ESPN3 (Dave Weekley, Rocky Boiman) Sat., Sept. 29 3:30 p.m. Rhode Island at Bowling Green BCSN (Greg Franke, Tom Cole) Sat., Sept. 29 3:30 p.m. Ohio at Massachusetts ESPN3 (Bob Picozzi, Rene Ingoglia) Sat., Sept. 29 3:30 p.m. Central Michigan at Northern Illinois ESPN3 (Dan Gutowsky, Cory Chavous) Sat., Sept. 29 7 p.m. Toledo at Western Michigan ESPN3 (Jim Barbar, Ben Leber) Mountain West Date Time Game Network (Talent) Sat., Sept. 29 2 p.m. Colorado State at Air Force Altitude (Bill Doleman, Jay Leeuwenburg) Sat., Sept. 29 6 p.m. Boise State at New Mexico Comcast Spotlight (Mark Johnson, Tom Scott, Jay Tust) Sat., Sept. 29 10 p.m. San Diego State at Fresno State KUSI-TV (Ari Wolfe, J.J. Stokes) Pac-12 Date Time Game Network (Talent) Thurs., Sept. 27 9 p.m. (9) Stanford at Washington ESPN (Rece Davis, Jesse Palmer, David Pollack, Samantha Steele) Sat., Sept. 29 4 p.m. Arizona State at California FX (Justin Kutcher, Eric Crouch, Darius Walker) Sat., Sept. 29 6 p.m. UCLA at Colorado Pac-12 Networks (Ted Robinson, Adam Archuleta, Yogi Roth) Sat., Sept. 29 10 p.m. (21) Oregon State at Arizona Pac-12 Networks (Kevin Calabro, Glenn Parker, Ryan Nece) Sat., Sept. 29 10:30 p.m. (2) Oregon vs. Washington State (Seattle) ESPN2 (Mark Jones, Brock Huard, Shelley Smith) SEC Date Time Game Network (Talent) Sat., Sept. 29 12 p.m. Arkansas at Texas A&M SEC Network (Dave Neal, Andre Ware1, Cara Capuano) Sat., Sept. 29 3:30 p.m. Tennessee at (5) Georgia CBS (Verne Lundquist3, Gary Danielson, Tracy Wolfson) Sat., Sept. 29 7 p.m. (6) South Carolina at Kentucky ESPN2 (Mike Patrick, Ed Cunningham, Jeannine Edwards) Sat., Sept. 29 7 p.m. (12) Towson at (3) LSU ESPNU (Clay Matvick, Matt Stinchcomb2, Allison Williams) Sat., Sept. 29 9:15 p.m. Ole Miss at (1) Alabama ESPN (Joe Tessitore, Matt Millen, Jessica Mendoza) Sun Belt Date Time Game Network (Talent) Sat., Sept. 29 3:30 p.m. Troy at South Alabama Comcast Sports Southeast (Tom Dore, Cole Cubelic, Barbara Jordan) Sat., Sept. 29 5 p.m. North Texas at Florida Atlantic ESPN3 (Shawn Kenney, John Bunting) Sat., Sept. 29 7 p.m. Western Kentucky at Arkansas State ESPN3 (Rich Hollenberg, Stan Lewter) Sat., Sept. 29 7 p.m. Florida International at Louisiana - Lafayette ESPN3 (Jonathon Yardley, Forrest Conoly) WAC Date Time Game Network (Talent) Sat., Sept. 29 2 p.m. Nevada at Texas State Longhorn Network (Dave Armstrong, Kelly Stouffer) Sat., Sept. 29 8 p.m. UTSA at New Mexico State Altitude (Glen Cerny, Danny Knee) Sat., Sept. 29 8 p.m. UNLV at Utah State ESPN3 (Trey Bender, Jay Taylor) FBS Independents Date Time Game Network (Talent) Fri., Sept. 28 8 p.m. Hawaii at BYU ESPN (Carter Blackburn, Rod Gilmore, Jemele Hill) Sat., Sept. 29 12 p.m. (18) Stony Brook at Army CBS Sports Network (Ben Holden, Randy Cross1, Linc Bradham) Sat., Sept. 29 3:30 p.m. San Jose State at Navy CBS Sports Network (Grant Boone, Todd Christensen, Sheehan Stanwick Burch) FCS Big Sky Date Time Game Network (Talent) Sat., Sept. 29 3:30 p.m. (2) Montana State at Southern Utah ROOT (Tom Glasgow, Sed Bonner, Jen Mueller) Sat., Sept. 29 3:30 p.m. Sacramento State at Idaho State BigSkyTV.org (Jerry Miller, Tim Lewis) Sat., Sept. 29 5 p.m. Portland State at (22) Northern Arizona FSN Arizona Plus (Mitch Strohman, Kevin Stephens) Sat., Sept. 29 7 p.m. (21) Montana at (7) Eastern Washington ROOT (Jason Ross, Steve McElroy) Sat., Sept. 29 7 p.m. (23) Cal Poly at North Dakota MidCo Sports Network (Dan Hammer, Tony Stein, Danny Luetzen) Sat., Sept. 29 9 p.m. Weber State at UC Davis BigSkyTV.org (Scott Marsh, Doug Kelly) CAA Date Time Game Network (Talent) Sat., Sept. 29 12 p.m. (8) Delaware at (20) New Hampshire UNHWildcats.TV (Bob Lipman, Chris Chandler) Sat., Sept. 29 3:30 p.m. Villanova at Maine WABI-TV (George Hale, Walt Abbott) Sat., Sept. 29 7 p.m. Georgia State at William & Mary Comcast SportsNet (Joe Beninati, Antonio Freeman, Brian Jackson) Ivy League Date Time Game Network (Talent) Fri., Sept. 28 7 p.m. Holy Cross at Harvard GoCrimson.com (Bernie Corbett, Mike Giardi) Sat., Sept. 29 12 p.m. Penn at Dartmouth NBC Sports Network (Randy Moss, Ross Tucker, Carolyn Manno) Sat., Sept. 29 12 p.m. Colgate at Yale YaleBulldogs.com (Ron Vaccaro, Carm Cozza1) Sat., Sept. 29 12:30 p.m. Princeton at Columbia GoColumbiaLions.com (Jerry Recco, Sal Licata) MEAC Date Time Game Network (Talent) Thurs., Sept. 27 7:30 p.m. Morgan State at North Carolina A&T ESPNU (Joe Davis, Jay Walker) Sat., Sept. 29 1 p.m. Savannah State at Howard None Sat., Sept. 29 2 p.m. Norfolk State at South Carolina State None Sat., Sept. 29 4:30 p.m. Southern vs. Florida A&M (Atlanta) NBC Sports Network (James Verrett, Anthony Herron, Rashan Ali) Sat., Sept. 29 6 p.m. Bethune-Cookman at Hampton None Missouri Valley Date Time Game Network (Talent) Sat., Sept. 29 3 p.m. (13) Illinois State at South Dakota Midco Sports Network (Jay Elsen, Andre Fields) Sat., Sept. 29 7 p.m. Indiana State at Southern Illinois ESPN3 (Scott Warmann, Danan Hughes, Kelly Burke) Sat., Sept. 29 7 p.m. Missouri State at (25) South Dakota State MVFC TV (Tom Ackerman, Richard Baldinger, Jim Powers) Sat., Sept. 29 7 p.m. (1) North Dakota State at (14) Northern Iowa KWWL TV (Jeff Mickey, Rick Coleman, Eric Braley) Northeast Date Time Game Network (Talent) Sat., Sept. 29 12 p.m. Central Connecticut State at Sacred Heart None Sat., Sept. 29 1 p.m. Monmouth at Albany None Sat., Sept. 29 1 p.m. St. Francis (Pa.) at Duquesne None Sat., Sept. 29 6 p.m. Lafayette at Robert Morris None Ohio Valley Date Time Game Network (Talent) Sat., Sept. 29 12 p.m. (19) Eastern Kentucky at UT - Martin Fox College Sports (Kevin Ingram, Bob Belvin) Sat., Sept. 29 2:30 p.m. Austin Peay at Eastern Illinois OVC Digital Network (Mike Bradd, Jack Ashmore) Sat., Sept. 29 4 p.m. Southeast Missouri State at Jacksonville State OVC Digital Network (Ryan Brown, Butch Barker) Sat., Sept. 29 6 p.m. Arkansas - Pine Bluff at Tennessee State OVC Digital Network (Brent Dougherty, Albert Dawson) Sat., Sept. 29 7 p.m. Tennessee Tech at Murray State OVC Digital Network (Neal Bradley, Paul Bubb) Patriot League Date Time Game Network (Talent) Sat., Sept. 29 12:30 p.m. Fordham at (15) Lehigh SE2 Sports (Mike Zambelli, Mike Yadush, Al DiCarlo) Sat., Sept. 29 2 p.m. Brown at Georgetown None Sat., Sept. 29 6 p.m. Cornell at Bucknell None Pioneer League Date Time Game Network (Talent) Sat., Sept. 29 1 p.m. Marist at Jacksonville None Sat., Sept. 29 1 p.m. Dayton at Butler None Sat., Sept. 29 6 p.m. Drake at Campbell None Sat., Sept. 29 6 p.m. Presbyterian at Davidson None Southern Date Time Game Network (Talent) Sat., Sept. 29 1:30 p.m. Western Carolina at Furman None Sat., Sept. 29 1:30 p.m. (6) Wofford at Elon None Sat., Sept. 29 3:30 p.m. Coastal Carolina at (17) Appalachian State None Sat., Sept. 29 6 p.m. Chattanooga at (11) The Citadel None Sat., Sept. 29 6 p.m. Samford at (10) Georgia Southern ESPN3 (Darren Goldwater, Doug Chapman) Southland Date Time Game Network (Talent) Sat., Sept. 29 4 p.m. Southeastern Louisiana at Lamar SLC TV (Randy McIlvoy, Shea Walker, Brooke Bentley) Sat., Sept. 29 7 p.m. (16) Central Arkansas at Stephen F. Austin Lumberjack TV (Rob Meyers) Sat., Sept. 29 8 p.m. Northwestern State at (24) McNeese State Cowboy Insider (Tom Hoefer, Johnny Suydam, Richard Dow) SWAC Date Time Game Network (Talent) Thurs., Sept. 27 8 p.m. (9) Sam Houston State at Texas Southern KHOU-TV (Nick Strong, Lemont Williams, Ken Burrough) Sat., Sept. 29 3 p.m. Alabama State at Alcorn State None Sat., Sept. 29 5 p.m. Prairie View A&M at Jackson State None Sat., Sept. 29 7 p.m. Grambling State at Alabama A&M ESPN3 (Joe Davis, Jay Walker) 1 - College Football Hall of Famers

BTN’s Women’s College Basketball Schedule

http://sportsmediajournal.com/ The Big Ten Network (BTN) today announced a schedule of 40 Big Ten Conference women’s college basketball games this season. Along with the regular season slate BTN will also televise 10 Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament games, and an additional number of non-conference games. The games also will be available on BTN2Go. Here is the 2012-2013 Big Tem women’s basketball schedule on the Big Ten Network: Thursday, January 3 6:30 or 8:30 PM Ohio State at Iowa Sunday, January 6 TBD Penn State at Michigan State Thursday, January 10 6:30 PM Nebraska at Indiana 8:30 PM Iowa at Wisconsin Sunday, January 13 2:00 PM Wisconsin at Michigan 4:00 PM Michigan State at Illinois Monday, January 14 6:30 or 7:30 PM Ohio State at Purdue Thursday, January 17 6:00 PM Iowa at Michigan State Sunday, January 20 4:00 PM Purdue at Iowa 6:00 PM Nebraska at Minnesota Monday, January 21 6:30 or 7:30 PM Penn State at Michigan Thursday, January 24 6:30 PM Minnesota at Penn State 8:30 PM Northwestern at Purdue Sunday, January 27 1:00 PM Penn State at Ohio State Monday, January 28 7:00 PM Indiana at Northwestern 9:00 PM Illinois at Minnesota Thursday, January 31 6:30 PM Indiana at Purdue 8:30 PM Nebraska at Ohio State Monday, February 4 6:30 or 7:30 PM Michigan at Michigan State Thursday, February 7 6:30 PM Penn State at Indiana 8:30 PM Iowa at Minnesota Sunday, February 10 12:00 PM Michigan at Purdue 2:00 PM Minnesota at Illinois 4:00 PM Ohio State at Northwestern Monday, February 11 7:30 or 8:30 PM Nebraska at Iowa Thursday, February 14 9:00 PM Ohio State at Nebraska Saturday, February 16 TBD Michigan State at Michigan Monday, February 18 7:30 PM Wisconsin at Illinois Thursday, February 21 6:00 PM Minnesota at Ohio State Saturday, February 23 1:00 PM Wisconsin at Northwestern 3:00 PM Indiana at Illinois Sunday, February 24 1:00 PM Michigan at Penn State 3:00 PM Iowa at Nebraska Monday, February 25 6:30 PM Michigan State at Ohio State Thursday, February 28 6:30 or 7:00 PM Wildcard 8:30 or 9:00 PM Wildcard Sunday, March 3 12:00 PM Wildcard 2:00 PM Wildcard 4:00 PM Wildcard 6:00 PM Wildcard Thursday, March 7 12:30 PM Big Ten Basketball Tournament Game #1 3:00 PM Big Ten Basketball Tournament Game #2 7:00 PM Big Ten Basketball Tournament Game #3 9:30 PM Big Ten Basketball Tournament Game #4 Friday, March 8 12:30 PM Big Ten Basketball Tournament Game #5 3:00 PM Big Ten Basketball Tournament Game #6 7:00 PM Big Ten Basketball Tournament Game #7 9:30 PM Big Ten Basketball Tournament Game #8 Saturday, March 9 5:00 PM Big Ten Basketball Tournament Semifinal #1 7:30 PM Big Ten Basketball Tournament Semifinal #2

Jim Rome Jumps to CBS Sports Radio

http://sportsmediajournal.com/ Since Jim Rome moved his television program Rome to the CBS Sports Network and CBS announced it would be launching a national radio network, there was talk of Rome bringing his radio show with him to CBS. That talk became reality today as CBS announced that The Jim Rome Show will have a new home on CBS Sports Radio. The Jim Rome Show will air on the CBS Sports Radio Network from 12:00p.m. to 3:00p.m. ET beginning January 2nd. Rome will also contribute daily commentary as part of the network’s CBS Sports Minute. Rome will also provide commentary for CBS Sports and CBS Sports.com. He will also be hosting a talk series for Showtime, which will air later this Fall on the premium network. “Jim would be at the top of any list highlighting sports radio’s most authoritative and opinionated hosts which is exactly why we’re thrilled to welcome him to CBS Sports Radio,” said Dan Mason, President and CEO, CBS RADIO. “We are building a network that showcases the incredible assets of CBS RADIO and CBS Sports, and creating a strategic opportunity for growth in this untapped marketplace. Jim’s presence in this marquee timeperiod adds strength to our lineup and exceptional value to our advertisers.” “I am excited for the continued opportunity to extend my personal contributions to the various platforms that this incredible company has to offer,” said Rome. “I am proud to be a part of the CBS family and look forward to the successful launch of CBS Sports Radio.”

Week 4 NFL Schedule on CBS, with Announcer Assignments

http://sportsmediajournal.com/ CBS has NFL regional action this Sunday. Here is the schedule, along with the announcers calling each game: 1:00p.m. ET Starts New England Patriots at Buffalo Bills (Greg Gumbel/Dan Dierdorf) Tennessee Titans at Houston Texans (Ian Eagle/Dan Fouts) San Diego Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs (Kevin Harlan/Solomon Wilcots) 4:oop.m. ET Starts Cincinnati Bengals at Jacksonville Jaguars (Marv Albert/Rich Gannon) Oakland Raiders at Denver Broncos (Jim Nantz/Phil Simms) Miami Dolphins at Arizona Cardinals (Bill Macatee/Steve Tasker)

College Football Schedule on Fox Sports

http://sportsmediajournal.com/ Here is the schedule of college football games on the networks of Fox Sports this week: DATE TIME GAME OUTLET Play by Play Analyst Sideline Saturday, Sept. 29 7:30 PM Texas at Oklahoma St. FOX/FOX Deportes Gus Johnson Charles Davis Julie Alexandria Saturday, Sept. 29 12:00 PM Indiana at Northwestern BTN Kevin Kugler Chris Martin TBD Saturday, Sept. 29 12:00 PM CCSU at Sacred Heart FCS Atlantic Paul Dottino Steve Levy Saturday, Sept. 29 12:00 PM Eastern Kentucky at UT-Martin FCS Pacific Kevin Ingram Bob Belvin Saturday, Sept. 29 12:00 PM Missouri at UCF FSN (National) Ron Thulin Shaun King Desmond Purnell Saturday, Sept. 29 12:00 PM Baylor at West Virginia FX Justin Kutcher Eric Crouch Darius Walker Saturday, Sept. 29 3:30 PM Marshall at Purdue BTN Eric Collins Derek Rackley TBD Saturday, Sept. 29 3:30 PM West Chester at California University (PA) FCS Pacific Stan Savern John Sanders Saturday, Sept. 29 3:30 PM Houston vs. Rice (from Reliant Stadium) FSN (National) Joel Meyers Brian Baldinger Jim Knox Saturday, Sept. 29 4:00 PM Arizona St. at Cal FX Craig Bolerjack Joel Klatt Petros Papadakis Saturday, Sept. 29 6:30 PM Portland State at Northern Arizona FCS Pacific Mitch Strohman Kevin Stephens Reggie Eccleston Saturday, Sept. 29 7:00 PM Texas Tech at Iowa St. FCS Central Mike Gleason Ben Leber Lesley McCaslin Saturday, Sept. 29 7:00 PM TCU at SMU FSN (National) Mike Morgan JC Pearson Laura McKeeman

NFL Network Schedule Through Next Tuesday

http://sportsmediajournal.com/ The newly negotiated deal between the league and the referees will be the focus on much of the NFL Network’s programming for the next six days. Here is the schedule on the network, which includes tonight’s Thursday Night Football telecast between the Browns and Ravens: Thursday, September 27 6:00 AM – NFL AM – LIVE 10:00 AM – NFL AM – Re-Air 2:00 PM – NFL Fantasy Live 3:00 PM – Ray Lewis: A Football Life 4:00 PM – Around the League Live 6:00 PM – Thursday Night Kickoff Presented by Craftsman 8:00 PM – Thursday Night Football: Cleveland Browns vs. Baltimore Ravens – LIVE 11:30 PM – McDonald’s Postgame Show 12 MIDNIGHT – NFL Total Access Friday, September 28 6:00 AM – NFL AM – LIVE 10:00 AM – NFL AM – Re-Air 2:00 PM – NFL Fantasy Live 3:00 PM – Sound FX: Adrian Peterson 3:30 PM – Sound FX: Terrell Suggs 4:00 PM – Sound FX: Week 3, 2012 4:30 PM – NFL Films Presents: Greatest Roundtable Ever 5:00 PM – Around the League Live 7:00 PM – NFL Total Access 8:00 PM – Playbook – NFC 9:00 PM – Playbook – AFC 10:00 PM – NFL’s Top 10: Trick Plays – PREMIERE 11:00 PM – NFL Total Access 12 MIDNIGHT – NFL Fantasy Live 1:00 AM – NFL’s Top 10: Trick Plays Saturday, September 29 11:00 AM – Playbook – NFC 12 NOON – Playbook – AFC 1:00 PM – Sound FX: Terrell Suggs 1:30 PM – NFL’s Top 10: Things We Love About the Giants-Eagles Rivalry 2:30 PM – Full Game Re-Air: Philadelphia Eagles vs. New York Giants – Week 15, 2010 5:00 PM – Playbook – NFC 6:00 PM – Playbook – AFC 7:00 PM – NFL Total Access 8:30 PM – Sound FX: Week 3, 2012 9:00 PM – NFL’s Top 10: Trick Plays 10:00 PM – Ray Lewis: A Football Life 11:00 PM – NFL Total Access 12:30 AM – Sound FX: Terrell Suggs 1:00 AM – Tom Coughlin: A Football Life Sunday, September 30 7:00 AM – First on the Field 9:00 AM – NFL GameDay Morning 1:00 PM – NFL GameCenter 4:00 PM – NFL GameDay Scoreboard 7:30 PM – NFL GameDay Highlights 11:30 PM – NFL GameDay Final Monday, October 1 6:00 AM – NFL AM – LIVE 10:00 AM – NFL AM – Re-Air 2:00 PM – NFL Fantasy Live 3:00 PM – Around the League Live 6:00 PM – Up to the Minute 6:30 PM – The Coaches Show 7:00 PM – NFL Total Access 8:30 PM – The Coaches Show 9:00 PM – NFL’s Top 10: Rookie Seasons 10:00 PM – The Coaches Show 10:30 PM – NFL’s Top 10: Most Versatile 11:30 PM – NFL Total Access: MNF Presser 12 MIDNIGHT – NFL Total Access: MNF Review Tuesday, October 2 6:00 AM – NFL AM – LIVE 10:00 AM – NFL AM – Re-Air 2:00 PM – NFL Fantasy Live 3:00 PM – NFL’s Top 10: Most Versatile 4:00 PM – NFL’s Top 10: Rookie Seasons 5:00 PM – Around the League Live 7:00 PM – NFL Total Access 8:00 PM – NFL Replay 9:30 PM – NFL Replay 11:00 PM – NFL Total Access 12 MIDNIGHT – NFL Fantasy Live 1:00 AM – NFL’s Top 10: Trick Plays

Sports Media Digest- September 27, 2012

http://sportsmediajournal.com/page/2/ A’s/White Sox on NBCSN’s Caught Looking- NBC Sports Network’s (NBCSN) next edition of Caught Looking will go behind-the scenes of last weekend’s match-up between the Oakland A’s and Chicago White Sox. The program debuts tonight at 9:00p.m. ET. College Football This Weekend on CBS Sports- CBS and the CBS Sports Network (CBSSN) will televise four college football games this Saturday. The SEC on CBS game this week will feature Tennessee at Georgia. Verne Lundquist, Gary Danielson, and Tracy Wolfson has the call at 3:30p.m ET. CBSSN will have three games this weekend, beginning at Non ET as Stony Brook takes on Army. Ben Holden and Randy Cross announce, along with guest sideline reporter Cadet Linc Bradham. Navy hosts San Jose State at 3:30p.m. ET with Grant Boone, Todd Christensen and reporter Sheehan Stanwick Burch on the call. At 8:00p.m. Et Louisville takes on Southern Miss with James Bates, Aaron Taylor and reporter Lauren Gardner on site. Fox Sports San Diego Unveils Announcing Team for Battle on the Midway- Fox Sports San Diego reports that legendary broadcaster Dick Enberg will hand the play-by-play duties on its coverage of the Battle on the Midway college basketball game aboard the USS Midway on November 9th. Joining Enberg for the contest between San Diego State and Syracuse will be analyst Steve Kerr and reporter Erin Andrews. Pregame action that day begins at 4:00p.m. PT with tip-off at 5:00p.m. PT. ESPN has a Pair of Premier League Games- ESPN will air English Premiership action Saturday and Monday. On Saturday at 7:30a.m. ET Arsenal will take on Chelsea while Queens Park Rangers take on West Ham United Mondat at 2:55p.m. ET. Ian Darke and Steve McManaman will call both matches. ESPN’s Planned Coverage of the New York City Marathon- ESPN today unveiled its plans to cover the ING New York City Marathon on November 4th. Hannah Storm and John Anderson will anchor the coverage. They will be joined by analysts Carrie Tollefson and Tim Hutchings and reporter Lewis Johnson. Juli Benson, Ed Eyestone and David Wiley and WABC-TV’s sports anchors Rob Powers and Laura Behnkewill also report from the course. Race action begins at 7:00a.m. ET on WatchESPN with the race starting at 9:00a.m. ET on ESPN2

Sports Media Weekly No. 120- Joe Flint, Los Angeles Times

http://sportsmediajournal.com/page/2/ The NFL dominates this week’s Sports Media Weekly program. Ken Fang of Fang’s Bites and I spend our entire news segment looking at the issue of the replacement officials in the NFL and the reaction across all segments of the media to their work. We point to those outside the sports media talking about this story and how the “train wreck” that has been the replacement officials may actually benefit the NFL as some non-football fans may begin watching the games to see how the referees will mess up this week’s games. Ken and I also bring up the news from late last week that the NFL Network has reached an agreement with Time Warner cable to include the network on its cable line-up. It’s a deal that has been seven years in the making for Time Warner cable subscribers. Our guest this week is Joe Flint, television and media reporter for the Los Angeles Times. Joe is a regular on the paper’s Company Town blog on latimes.com. Joe joins us to talk a little about the NFL officials flap, but also spends time taking about the deal Time Warner has the the Lakers to create a team-specific network for cable subscribers. We also talk to Joe about the role the business of sports plays for the television networks, the recent Emmy Awards, and someone named Honey Boo Boo…

Thursday Night Football on the NFL Network- Browns at Ravens

http://sportsmediajournal.com/page/2/ This week’s Thursday Night Football telecast on the NFL Network will feature the Cleveland Browns at the Baltimore Ravens. Pregame starts at 6:00p.m. ET with Thursday Night Kickoff with Rich Eisen, Marshall Faulk, Deion Sanders, Michael Irvin, and Steve Mariucci. Reporter Stacey Dales provides pregame news reports from the locker rooms, as well as interviews with players and coaches. From NFL Network PR, here is the line-up of features during the pregame show: · Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco sitdown interview with Deion Sanders · Exclusive wired sound and behind-the-scenes footage of Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis · Deion Sanders takes batting practice with the Baltimore Orioles. Orioles manager Buck Showalter was on the New York Yankees coaching staff when Sanders played for the team in 1990 · Kurt Warner grades the performance of Browns rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden through the first three games of the season · Kimberly Jones reports from New York with the Jets on playing the rest of the season without cornerbackDarrelle Revis Brad Nessler, Mike Mayock, and Alex Flanagan have the call of the game at 8:00p.m. ET. Following the game, Chris Rose and Lindsay Rhodes will host with analysts Willie McGinest and Shaun O’Hara on the postgame edition of NFL Total Access live from NFL Network’s studios in Los Angeles. Here are the details of NFL Network’s coverage of Thursday Night Football: TEAMS: BROWNS (0-3) RAVENS (2-1) ANNOUNCERS Brad Nessler (play-by-play), Mike Mayock (game analyst); Alex Flanagan (sideline) PREGAME (6:00 PM ET) Thursday Night Kickoff Presented by CraftsmanIn Baltimore: Rich Eisen, Marshall Faulk, Michael Irvin, Steve Mariucci, Deion Sanders, Stacey Dales, Alex Flanagan PRE-KICK (8:00 PM ET) KFC Prekick ShowBrad Nessler, Mike Mayock, Alex Flanagan, Rich Eisen, Steve Mariucci, Marshall Faulk, Deion Sanders, Michael Irvin, Stacey Dales HALFTIME Lexus Halftime ShowRich Eisen, Marshall Faulk, Michael Irvin, Steve Mariucci, Deion Sanders, Stacey Dales, Alex Flanagan POSTGAME McDonald’s Postgame ShowRich Eisen, Marshall Faulk, Michael Irvin, Steve Mariucci, Deion Sanders, Stacey Dales, Alex Flanagan NFL Total Access Postgame Show In-studio: Chris Rose, Lindsay Rhodes, Willie McGinest, Shaun O’Hara WHERE TO WATCH DirecTV – Channel 212 (SD/HD), DISH Network – 154 (SD/HD)Verizon FIOS – Channel 88 (SD) 588 (HD), AT&T U-Verse – Channel 630 (SD) 1630 (HD) Check your local cable listings NFL.com LIVE – live “look-ins” at select moments of game NFL Mobile Live on Verizon Wireless LOCAL OTA SIMULCAST* NBC Ch. 3 (WKYC) NBC Ch. 11 (WBAL)

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Upcoming business events in the Lehigh Valley

http://www.mcall.com/business/mc-business-plan-0928-20120927,0,813920.story\ FROM THE MORNING CALL TUESDAYOCT. 2 PA. SOCIETY OF TAX & ACCOUNTING PROFESSIONALS will host Gear Up Fraud Detection CPE Seminar, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at Best Western Conference Center, 300 Gateway Drive, Bethlehem. Cost: $289; $239 members. All accountants and tax preparers welcome. RSVP by Sept. 28 at http://www.pspalv.org, info@pspalv.org or Mary Lew Kehm, 610-262-0755. THE U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION and AARP will present the first Encore Entrepreneur Mentor Day event in eastern Pennsylvania, hosted by the Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers, 10 a.m. to noon, at Lehigh University, Iacocca Hall, Mountaintop Campus, Wood Dining Room, 111 Research Drive, Bethlehem. The event is part of a national outreach campaign designed to match entrepreneurs over the age of 50 with successful business owners and community leaders for advice and assistance. Registration is required and space is limited. For info or to register: http://www.lehigh.edu/sbdc or 610-382-3068. THURSDAYOCT. 4 LEHIGH CARBON COMMUNITY COLLEGE'S Business Enterprise Center and Lehigh Valley SCORE will host a Social Media Marketing workshop, 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., in the Alumni Center, Rothrock Library, on the main campus of Lehigh Carbon Community College, Schnecksville. Individuals with businesses will learn about networking, email and marketing and much more. Free but donations are appreciated. For info or to register: http://www.lehighvalley.score.org/localworkshops or call 610-799-1032. THE LEHIGH VALLEY CHAPTER OF EXECUTIVE WOMEN INTERNATIONAL will hold its next meeting at 5:30 p.m. at Cedar Crest College, 100 College Drive, Allentown. The meeting will include installation of officers. Info: theresa.racek@ParenteBeard.com.

Hires and promotions at Lehigh Valley area companies

http://www.mcall.com/business/players/mc-new-hire-play-0928-20120927,0,6494870.story FROM THE MORNING CALL Lorie L. Lehman has been promoted to executive vice president at Pennsylvania First Settlement Services. Her day-to-day responsibilities will include overseeing operations of a full-service, multicounty title agency serving an eight-county area. In addition, Lehman will work for and in cooperation with Rosemarie Lobe-Waller, CFO of the Wilkins organization. Lehman began with the company as a settlement officer, account manager in February 2010. Prior to that, she was employed with Investors Abstract for 22 years. Lehman started her title career with Investors Abstract in 1987. Lehman was also a principal in New Millennium Settlement Agency between 2000 and 2009. Cara Guilfoyle has joined Coordinated Health and began seeing patients at Coordinated Health's Cetronia Road campus.

Company news in the Lehigh Valley

http://www.mcall.com/business/mc-business-companynews-0928-20120927,0,3782673.story FROM THE MORNING CALL Nurture Nature Center awarded NOAA grant Nurture Nature Center Inc., a nonprofit organization in Easton with a focus on flooding problems, has been awarded a two-year $160,000 grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to fund a social science study about weather decision-making. Nurture Nature Center's project will help the National Weather Service to comprehend how people living in the Delaware River Basin understand and use their flood forecast and warning tools in understanding their flood risk and how they could be improved to better motivate flood preparedness and warning response by the public. The project, "Flood Risk and Uncertainty: Assessing the National Weather Service's Forecast and Warning Tools," supports NOAA's new Weather-Ready Nation initiative, designed to help the nation become better equipped to prepare for and respond to weather emergencies. For this project, the center will partner with the National Weather Service Middle Atlantic River Forecast Center and the Weather Forecast Offices in Mount Holly, N.J., Philadelphia and Binghamton, N.Y. The Nurture Nature Center will also collaborate on the project with Burrell Montz, a social science researcher from East Carolina University with expertise in flooding and natural hazards. The Nurture Nature Center will organize a series of four focus groups among individuals living in the city of Easton, and the more rural community of Lambertville, N.J. Nazareth Center for the Artsreceives Chamber grant The Nazareth Center for the Arts was presented with a check for $2,000 from the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber's Main Street Lehigh Valley Foundation on Sept. 10 in recognition of the completion of its interior and exterior illumination project. The reimbursement covers more than half of the expense of the installation of the lighting project. The check was presented to the committee volunteers by Chamber Foundation Grant Committee Chairman John Hayes, president of AFC First Financial Corp., and Marlyn Kissner, executive vice president regional chambers. The Nazareth Center for the Arts is the gateway to the historic downtown Nazareth district one block away. Housed in the old borough firehouse built in 1902, it sits on the edge of Section Eight housing on both sides of the block. Illuminating the interior and exterior space of the building allows for a safer, more visible venue for the community as well as helping to beautify the gateway to the town's downtown business district. The Chamber Foundation's MSLV Initiative aims to improve every main street in the Lehigh Valley through targeted investments in facade improvements, streetscape designs, sidewalk beautification and other enhancements to the physical appearance of its downtowns and urban centers. Nazareth is one of 18 communities that received a portion of the Foundation's $2 million in community revitalization projects in municipalities across the Lehigh Valley.

The schedule for the high school hoops tournament at Muhlenberg

http://blogs.mcall.com/groller/ FROM KEITH GROLLER Scott McClary, the head men's basketball coach at Muhlenberg, said he had to turn away teams for Saturday's Fall Shootout. So, he's definitely pleased with this event's growth in just four years. He said he tried to schedule the teams so that they wouldn't have to spend all day at Muhlenberg. And the teams are, to a degree, matched up with other teams of relatively the same ability. Here's the schedule: BASKETBALL Muhlenberg College Fall High School Shootout At Memorial Hall Quakertown vs. North Hunterdon (8:30 a.m.) Hatboro-Horsham vs. Emmaus (9:30 a.m.) Raiders vs. North Hunterdon (10:30 a.m.) Ridge vs. Emmaus (11:30 a.m.) Hatboro-Horsham vs. Raiders (12:30) Paul VI, Va. vs. Westtown (1:30) Phoenixville vs. Raiders (2:30) Paul VI, Va. vs. Gill St. Bernards (3:30) Allen vs. Holy Cross (4:30) Paul VI vs. Patrick School (5:30) Constitution vs. Holy Cross (6:30) St. John Baptist vs. Rutgers Prep (7:30) Springfield-Delco vs. Holy Cross (8:30) At Fieldhouse Court #1 Souderton vs. Mendham (9:30) Stroudsburg vs. Ben Franklin (10:30) Dieruff vs. Souderton (11:30) Mendham vs. Stroudsburg (12:30) Souderton vs. Ridge (1:30) Hatboro-Horsham vs. Nazareth (2:30) Patrick School vs. Westtown (3:30) Springfield-Delco vs. Parkland (4:30) Westtown vs. Gill St. Bernards (5:30) Conestoga vs. Parkland (6:30) Patrick School vs. Gill St. Bernards (7:30) Allen vs. Del Val Charter (8:30) At Fieldhouse Court #2 Del. County Christian vs. Pen Argyl (8:30) Ridge vs. Dieruff (9:30) Phoenixville vs. Pen Argyl (10:30) Becahi vs. Del. County Christian (11:30) Pen Argyl vs. Quakertown (12:30) Ben Franklin vs. North Hunterdon (1:30) Mendham vs. Emmaus (2:30) St. John Baptist vs. Wilkes-Barre Meyers (3:30) Conestoga vs. Constitution (4:30) Wilkes-Barre Meyers vs. Rutgers Prep (5:30) Cumberland Valley vs. Allen (6:30) Wilkes-Barre Meyers vs. Freedom (7:30) Conestoga vs. Cumberland Valley (8:30) At Fieldhouse Court #3 Becahi vs. Ben Franklin (9 a.m.) Nazareth vs. Quakertown (10:30 a.m.) Phoenixville vs. Nazareth (12:30) Del. County Christian vs. Dieruff (1:30) Becahi vs. Stroudsburg (2:30) Freedom vs. Rutgers Prep (3:30) Del Val Charter vs. Cumberland Valley (4:30) St. John Baptist vs. Freedom (5:30) Springfield-Delco vs. Del Val Charter (6:30) Parkland vs. Constitution (8:30)