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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
9 days ago  |  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...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
June 07, 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

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

Top returning scorer Russell leaves NAU program

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- Sophomore point guard DeWayne Russell is no longer with the Northern Arizona mens basketball team, head coach Jack Murphy announced Wednesday. Russell has decided to pursue other opportunities outside of Northern Arizona University. Russell, from Peoria High School, was NAU's top returning scorer with an average of 14.1 points per game as a freshman, which...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
November 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Predicting NFL Free Agent Destinations

By: Jack Murphy @TheJMurphy The 2013 NFL free-agency doesn’t start until March 12th. I feel there will be a lot of changes coming in 2013. There will also be a lot of busts that are extremely over paid. Many teams have started making calls and clearing up cap space in order to go after some [...] [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Via Next Level Sports Network
February 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Murphy aiming high in debut season at NAU

The short-term strategy certainly doesnt seem all that quixotic. We think we have the kind of team that -- if we get in this situation over the course of three days -- well be a tough out, Northern Arizona mens basketball coach Jack Murphy said in early reference to his first Big Sky Conference tournament. So our ultimate goal is to make the conference tournament and let the basketball...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
November 04, 2012  |  Discuss

NAU's Murphy signs class of five

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. Northern Arizona mens basketball coach Jack Murphy has signed five student-athletes to his first recruiting class, including four prep standouts and a transfer from Texas Tech. Forward Jordyn Martin of Palo Verde High School in Las Vegas, forward Blake Hamilton of Pasadena (Calif.) High School and guard DeWayne Russell of Peoria (Ariz.) High School have signed...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
May 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Memphis' Murphy to take over Lumberjacks

Northern Arizona has hired Memphis assistant Jack Murphy as its basketball coach. Murphy replaces Dave Brown, who served as interim coach last season after Mike Adras abruptly left the program Dec. 9. The Lumberjacks finished 5-24 and 1-15 in the Big Sky Conference, ending the season on a school-record 16-game losing streak. The 32-year-old Murphy spent three seasons as an assistant...
Via AP on Fox
April 12, 2012  |  Discuss
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