AtS’s Not-So Scientific Breakdown: The 2009 World Series

October 28, 2009

Tonight in the Bronx, the Philadelphia Phillies will face the New York Yankees in game one of the World Series. While we predicted this match-up in April, we never really detailed any reasons why; but we’re not going to waste the second chance.

Now, by going through a comprehensive comparison of each team, Against the Spread presents the means in which the Philadelphia Phillies will defeat the New York Yankees in six games:

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Nittany Lion Review – Game 8, 2009 – Penn State 35, Michigan 10

October 26, 2009

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For the first time in fourteen years, Penn State emerged from Michigan Stadium victorious after routing the Wolverines by the score of 35-10 on a cold and rainy day in Ann Arbor. The win moves the Lions to 7-1 on the season and 3-1 inside the Big Ten heading into the final four games of the year.

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Nittany Lion Preview – Game 8, 2009 – at Michigan

October 22, 2009

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Nittany Lion Review – Homecoming 2009 – Penn State 20, Minnesota 0

October 19, 2009

GameReview2009-07MinnesotaOn a snowy, surreal Saturday afternoon in Happy Valley, Penn State defeated Minnesota 20-0 in front of a subdued crowd that was announced at 107,000+ for the annual homecoming game. The shutout was Penn State’s first in almost two seasons and the victory makes the Lions bowl eligible at 6-1; but there is still plenty of work to be done beyond week seven.

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White-Out Declared for Saturday’s Game Against Minnesota

October 16, 2009
Oh yeah, this is either going to be a blast or a complete disaster...

Oh yeah, this is either going to be a blast or a complete disaster...

Mother nature has declared a white-out for Saturday’s game between the host, 14th-ranked Penn State Nittany Lions, and the visiting Golden Gophers of Minnesota. Kickoff is set for 3:30pm for a game which is being dubbed “Snowbowl II.”

Thanks to an unusual storm that has given State College their earliest snowfall in recorded history, and to more snow that is forecasted for tomorrow before, during and after the game, university officials have released several PSA’s in advance of the pending weather conditions.

Penn State also tried to secure the services of inmates from the Centre County Correctional Facility, but, due to the timeframe of the storm, and short notice that the university gave the county, their services will not be used; á la November of 1995 when they were used to clear the stadium before the game against Michigan.

Earlier today, the university announced that over 20,000 parking spots in grassy areas will be off limits because of the weather situation. After 11:00 AM, all parking on gravel and pavement will be used on a first come, first served basis.

Bottom line is this: we will be there early tomorrow with our green pass and seven layers of clothing. On Monday, we will have a comprehensive report on the game and the festivities throughout the day, which include the Men’s Basketball Blue-White scrimmage at the Bryce Jordan Center, which shouldn’t be packed or anything because of the weather.

Enjoy the game and the heat of your living rooms!


Nittany Lion Preview – Homecoming 2009 – vs. Minnesota

October 15, 2009

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Nittany Lion Review – Game 6, 2009 – Penn State 52, Eastern Illinois 3

October 12, 2009

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In the final non-conference game of the 2009 season, Penn State used a monstrous second quarter to defeat the Eastern Illinois Panthers in front of 104,000+ at Beaver Stadium on Saturday. The win moves Penn State to 5-1 on the season heading into next week’s homecoming game against the Golden Gophers.

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