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Chargers fans rally to Qualcomm for public forum

Thousands of voices echoed in symphony inside of Qualcomm Stadium Monday evening. But it wasn't the ever popular "Let's go Chargers!" chant that typically resonates within the concrete halls of the stadium once dedicated to Jack Murphy. These fans weren't out to support Philip Rivers orchestrate a game-winning drive against Peyton Manning and the rival Broncos on Monday Night Football...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NAU takes down North Dakota on road

GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Northern Arizona knocked down 26 of 30 free throws on Thursday night and handed North Dakota an 85-75 loss at home. The win is NAU's eighth in the past nine games, improving to 7-1 on the road in conference play. "It's always good to win on the road and that's what we did tonight," NAU coach Jack Murphy said. "Every win is a crucial win, especially with the regular...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
5 days ago  |  Discuss

NAU locks down, upsets Eastern Washington

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- The Northern Arizona men's basketball team held first-place Eastern Washington scoreless for the final three minutes, 15 seconds as the Lumberjacks took down the Eagles 73-69 Saturday at the Walkup Skydome. "We had one big play right after another," NAU coach Jack Murphy said. "Our guys dug deep today and didn't give up. Eastern Washington came in here today and...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
10 days ago  |  Discuss

NAU pulls away late, tops Idaho

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- Quinton Upshur's 3-pointer with just under two minutes to play gave Northern Arizona the lead and the Lumberjacks padded it in the final minute to beat Idaho 72-65 on Thursday night. The victory keeps Northern Arizona (14-12, 9-4) in fourth place in the Big Sky Conference. "Idaho is one of the better teams we have played all year," NAU coach Jack Murphy said....
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

NAU pulls away late, tops Idaho

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- Quinton Upshur's 3-pointer with just under two minutes to play gave Northern Arizona the lead and the Lumberjacks padded it in the final minute to beat Idaho 72-65 on Thursday night. The victory keeps Northern Arizona (14-12, 9-4) in fourth place in the Big Sky Conference. "Idaho is one of the better teams we have played all year," NAU coach Jack Murphy said....
Via Fox Sports Arizona
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Lumberjacks win in Bozeman for first time in 8 years

BOZEMAN, Mont. -- Defying recent history, Northern Arizona went into Worthington Arena and won for the first time since 2007. The Lumberjacks rallied behind double-digit scoring from four of their starters to defeat the Bobcats 71-64 on Saturday. "It feels good. Montana State is a tough team to play against," NAU coach Jack Murphy said. "They can shoot the basketball, so I give our...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Top five Super Bowl venues

Over the years, the Super Bowl has been placed all over the United States. Traditionally, the game has changed cities each year, although once that was not the case (Super Bowls II and III were both in the Orange Bowl). Until last year, the Super Bowl was always in a dome or a warm-weather city, but East Rutherford, N.J. changed all that. Super Bowl XLIX will be in both a dome and...
Via This Given Sunday
January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Five best Super Bowl venues

Over the years, the Super Bowl has been placed all over the United States. Traditionally, the game has changed cities each year, although once that was not the case (Super Bowls II and III were both in the Orange Bowl). Until last year, the Super Bowl was always in a dome or a warm-weather city, but East Rutherford, N.J. changed all that. Super Bowl XLIX will be in both a dome and...
Via Bloguin Best
January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Special men: Meet writers and photographers who have covered all 48 Super Bowls

Worth your attention on the four photographers and three writers who have covered every Super Bowl. Friday at 7 p.m. ET, ESPN will air “Keepers of the Streak.” The film is directed by sports photographer Neil Leifer and chronicles the decades-long journey of veteran shooters John Biever, Walter Iooss, Mickey Palmer and Tony Tomsic. It features a great ending about Sports Illustrated’s...
Via Sherman Report
January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers: A NFL Fan Favorite Since 1967

Jason Whitney Since August of 1967, the San Diego Chargers have been a favorite American football team for San Diego residents as well as many NFL fans across the United States. Throughout the history of the major league franchise, the team has enjoyed several victories and also been met with some defeats. However, through the good times and the bad, the Chargers fans have remained...
Via Sports-Kings
January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Padres to Host MLB Mid-Summer Classic in 2016

It’s been almost 23 years since the phrase “All-Star Game” was said with any legitimate purpose in San Diego, but you can never be too late when it comes to that sort of thing. The San Diego Padres and Major League Baseball officially announced this morning that the All-Star Game would be hosted at Petco Park in 2016. Now that’s a refreshing change of pace. The Padres haven’t...
Via Friarhood
January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

The 2016 All-Star Game is heading to San Diego

Apparently, the best way to earn an All-Star Game for your city and stadium is to…name a plaza after the outgoing commissioner. I’m not sure whether the crowning of the Bud Selig Hall of Fame Plaza is the reason for this or not, but the 2016 All-Star Game will be held at Petco Park in San Diego. San Diego #padres awarded 2016 MLB All-Star Game. — Jerry Crasnick (@jcrasnick...
Via Bloguin Best
January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Sacramento State holds off NAU in Big Sky opener

SACRAMENTO, Calif. --€“ Sacramento State (7-5, 1-0) held off a late surge by Northern Arizona (5-9, 0-1) to secure a 78-73 victory over the Lumberjacks on Thursday night in the Big Sky Conference opener for both teams. Senior guard Quinton Upshur scored 15 of his 18 points in the second half to lead NAU, which trailed by 13 with 7:15 to play before rallying within striking distance...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
January 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Lumberjacks rout San Diego Christian

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- The Northern Arizona men's basketball team played their final game in 2014 at home against San Diego Christian on Sunday. The Lumberjacks had four players score in double-digits as NAU cruised to a 71-45 victory over the Hawks to end their non-conference schedule with a record of 5-8. "We played a well-coached team tonight," NAU coach Jack Murphy said. "I thought...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
December 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Viewing Picks for December 23, 2014

All Times Pacific College BasketballMen’sDiamond Head Classic, Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, HIQuarterfinal Nebraska vs. Hawaii — ESPNU, 10 p.m. (Monday) Semifinals Colorado vs. George Washington — ESPNU, 1:30 p.m. ESPN2, 6 p.m. Losers’ Bracket Ohio vs. DePaul — ESPNU, 11:30 a.m. ESPNU, 8:30 p.m. Las Vegas Classic, Orleans Arena, Las Vegas, NV 3rd Place Game Fox Sports...
Via Awful Announcing
December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Tuesday’s Viewing Picks

College BasketballMen’sDiamond Head Classic, Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, HIQuarterfinal Nebraska vs. Hawaii — ESPNU, 1 a.m. Semifinals Colorado vs. George Washington — ESPNU, 4:30 p.m. ESPN2, 9 p.m. Losers’ Bracket Ohio vs. DePaul — ESPNU, 2:30 p.m. ESPNU, 11:30 p.m. Las Vegas Classic, Orleans Arena, Las Vegas, NV 3rd Place Game Fox Sports 1, 9 p.m. Championship Fox...
Via Fang's Bites
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

NAU struggles, falls at Hampton

HAMPTON, Va. -- A double-double by senior guard Gaellan Bewernick was not enough for Northern Arizona today as the Lumberjacks fell to Hampton 75-66 at the HU Convocation Center. "The turnovers for sure are way too many. Today was one of the three worst ball games we've played this season," said head coach Jack Murphy. "Jaleni (Neely) got to the line tonight which was really good...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Cold shooting, Norfolk State chop down NAU on the road

NORFOLK, Va. -- Cold shooting by Northern Arizona mixed with the hot shooting of Norfolk State gave the Spartans an 81-62 win tonight at Echols Hall. The Lumberjacks fell behind by 18 points at the half and were unable to recover. "We played for 20 minutes and they played for 40," said head coach Jack Murphy. "I changed the lineup to start the second half and we had effort. They...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Lumberjacks edge Loyola Marymount

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- To close out finals week at Northern Arizona University, the NAU men's basketball team had a big test as they faced Loyola Marymount in the Walkup Skydome. The Lumberjacks had five players score in double-figures as they defeated the Lions 71-69. "I am so proud of our guys today after against a tough team," NAU coach Jack Murphy said. "We had an intense week...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
December 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Retrospective Player Comments: Ruppert Jones

The Ducksnorts 2008 Baseball Annual included a section called “Overlooked ex-Padres.” I’d wanted to call attention to four players–Ollie Brown, Mike Ivie, Ruppert Jones, and Bip Roberts–that maybe didn’t get their due in San Diego. The idea was noble, but the execution could have been better. Since I’ve spent much of the offseason writing player comments for Baseball...
Via Padres Public
December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

NAU scares Ole Miss but comes up short

OXFORD, Miss. -- Northern Arizona battled from start to finish at Ole Miss, but the Rebels managed to escape an upset as they won 80-74 tonight at the Tad Smith Coliseum. Backed by 19 points from Quinton Upshur, NAU was just a few made baskets away from the victory. "It was a close game tonight," NAU coach Jack Murphy said. "We settled for perimeter jump shots, didn't attack the...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Toledo sends NAU to 0-2 start

TOLEDO, Ohio -- Northern Arizona dropped a 71-58 decision to Toledo on Sunday. "The guys came out today and battled hard," Lumberjacks coach Jack Murphy said. "I am very proud of the way they played. Once again they didn't give up and they put together a solid ball game. We'll get back to practice this week and prepare for our game against Fresno State on Thursday." Quinton Upshur...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Lumberjacks open with loss at Xavier

CINCINNATI, Ohio -- The Northern Arizona men's basketball team opened its season on the road at Xavier today as it fell to the Musketeers 93-60 at Cintas Arena. "We played a well coached and talented Xavier team," NAU coach Jack Murphy said. "They took it to us in the first half. We knew coming in it was going to be a battle but we just didn't rise to the challenge." The Musketeers...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

NAU basketball class includes the Florida Four

Northern Arizona men's basketball announced the signing of five players, including four from Florida, on Thursday. "We are so excited about this class and these five young men who have decided to join the NAU basketball family," said NAU head coach Jack Murphy. "They each bring high character along with tremendous basketball skill and ability. I am confident that these young men...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Experienced Lumberjacks embark on new season

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- Northern Arizona men's basketball and head coach Jack Murphy embark on a season filled with tough home and road contests, as well as a competitive league schedule in which the Lumberjacks were picked to finish in the top three. The Lumberjacks return eight letter winners from last season, and an even more impressive four out of their top five scorers. With the...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
November 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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