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NAU announces basketball schedule

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- The Northern Arizona men's basketball team released their 2014-15 schedule and led by third-year head coach Jack Murphy, the Lumberjacks enter their 103rd season of basketball in Flagstaff. "We are excited about the schedule, because it will be challenging early and help prepare us for the rigors of conference season," said Murphy. The first look that NAU fans...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

What They’re Saying About The San Diego Chicken

It’s been 35 years since the 2014 celebrity inductee The San Diego Chicken was “hatched” in front of more than 47,00 fans.  Today, he’s as beloved as he was in front of that initial crowd at Jack Murphy Stadium. Former San Diego Padres pitcher John D’Acquisto;  “I can remember that The San Diego Chicken was like the 26th man on our roster as the ‘Head Rooster’....
Via Hall of Very Good
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Men's basketball coach Jack Murphy gets 5-year contract extension

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- Northern Arizona men's basketball coach Jack Murphy has received a contract extension that will run through 2019. Murphy recently completed his second season at NAU and led the Lumberjacks to a second-place finish in the Big Sky Conference. The Arizona Board of Regents approved the deal this week. "We are very pleased to have Jack Murphy continue on as the leader...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Happy Birthday, Mr. Padre!

Today is Tony Gwynn‘s 54th birthday. I can hardly believe Tony is 54.  It seems like just yesterday I was sitting in Jack Murphy Stadium (notice I didn’t say Qualcomm?) watching him battle Willie McGee or Will Clark for a batting title.* *I’m old.  No, seriously, I’m really old now. Allow me to tell you a funny story that involved Tony and my brother, Mark. My brother...
Via Padres Public
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Economic Impact of 10 Years of PETCO Park

Yesterday, both NBC 7 and FOX 5 reported on an economic impact study on the 10-year anniversary of PETCO Park that the National University System Institute for Policy Research (NUSIPR) released. After a little begging and pleading on Twitter, Gavin (CT2SD) sent me a copy that he found thanks to a tip from Matthew Hall of the UT. I figured we can take a look at and analyze the...
Via Padres Public
March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

The Lumberjack Score: Coaches corner edition

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- This month's episode of the Lumberjack Score features basketball instruction from coaches Sue Darling and Jack Murphy, plus an introduction to swimmer Emma Lowther.
Via Fox Sports Arizona
January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Northern Arizona falls 77-44 to No. 1 Arizona

Jack Murphy watched some pretty good defensive teams at Arizona as a manager under Lute Olson. He also saw what the Wildcats could do from the opposing bench last season. This year's team tops anything Murphy has seen. Getting a firsthand look at one of the nation's best defensive teams, Northern Arizona was no match for top-ranked Arizona in a 77-44 loss on Monday night. ''Best...
Via AP on Fox
December 24, 2013  |  Discuss

No. 1 Wildcats' defense impresses

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Jack Murphy has seen some No. 1 teams in his young day. And, Arizona is a legit No. 1 team. Murphy should know after he witnessed a top-shelf beat down on Monday night at the hands of top-ranked Arizona. Murphy's Northern Arizona Lumberjacks fell 77-44 in McKale Center. For nearly 10 years, Murphy had a front row seat to a few No. 1 Arizona teams, the last before...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
December 24, 2013  |  Discuss

A Christmas Gift For Your Loved One

Celebrate Seth Smith‘s arrival this Christmas season . . . You are on a ROLL today, Dave! RT @pointerdave @RJsFro @GhostofRAK — Avenging Jack Murphy (@AvengingJM) December 5, 2013 Thanks to @pointerdave you can actually buy this.
Via Padres Public
December 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Northern Arizona Asst. Vic Sfera talks #NAUTakeover: The re-branding of a program

Send to Kindle Before I begin with my very first post I need to thank Chris DiSano and the College Chalktalk crew for giving me this platform to share and interact with fellow readers and coaches. I am a huge fan of the NCDS program and am excited to take part in the journey this year… For those of you who are not familiar with the Northern Arizona University basketball program...
Via College Chalktalk
December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

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