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Crossing Broadcast: RADIO WARS with Harry Mayes

JoyOnBroad - October 3, 2018

Kyle and Russ welcome Harry Mayes to the show to discuss his parting of ways with 97.5 the Fanatic, the pros and cons of working in terrestrial radio, reminiscing about past partnerships, the popularity of Bruno & Mayes, and what the future holds in store.

Harry can be found on Twitter (@harrymayesTU) and is part of the ownership group for the @DownloadScene app.

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Villanova Lands Highly Valued Five-Star Recruit

Kevin Kinkead - September 4, 2018

ESPN’s 12th ranked prospect for the 2019 recruiting year is headed to Villanova.

Bryan Antoine committed to the Wildcats today despite interest from Duke, Florida, Kentucky, and Kansas, becoming the highest ranked recruit to choose Nova since 2007. That’s what a pair of national titles will do for you.

From the ESPN story:

The 6-foot-5 shooting guard from Ranney School (New Jersey) is among the best scorers in the class, averaging 16.6 points and shooting 41.0 percent from 3-point range on the Under Armour Association circuit for Team Rio National.

Coach Jay Wright has now reeled in at least one five-star prospect in four of the past five classes. He also now has three ESPN 100 prospects in the fold for 2019, with Antoine joining four-star guard Justin Moore (No. 48) and four-star big man Eric Dixon (No. 68) in the class.

The Wildcats are also squarely in the mix for elite big man Isaiah Stewart (No. 4), among others.

Ah good, just what Nova needs, another 41% three point shooter.

It was thought that Antoine was headed to Duke, but he will instead be taking his talents to the Main Line instead, which is a huge snag for Jay Wright. The kid has a ton of skill and I recommended checking out this mixtape after the jump:

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Sports Betting Updates

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DraftKings Sportsbook Review

DraftKings Sportsbook has been live in New Jersey for over two full months now and a lot has changed since launch. While they were the first out of the gate for legal US sports betting, they now face competition from many sites, including FanDuel Sportsbook, SugarHouse Sportsbook, BetStars and others. How do they stack up and what promos does DraftKings Sportsbook offer? Let’s take a closer look. Bonus: First bet matched up to $200 Minimum

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BetStars NJ Review and $500 in Free Bets Promo

BetStars NJ launched their sports betting app which is now available for both iOS and Android, and they offering a pretty outrageous promo code and deposit bonus. Owned by The Stars Group, a Canadian-based company that powers the popular PokerStars app, BetStars is targeting DraftKings and FanDuel directly, bringing its mobile-focused product to New Jersey with an AGGRESSIVE promo and deposit bonus. Bonus: $500 in free bets and 100-1 odds on any team to win the

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Need To Know Betting Trends For The Eagles and Panthers

After seemingly getting back on track last Thursday night at MetLife Stadium, the Eagles will look to climb over the .500 mark when they host the Carolina Panthers on Sunday afternoon at Lincoln Financial Field. The Panthers, who are 1-4 all-time in regular season games played in Philadelphia, are looking for their first road victory of the season, and they will have their work cut out for them if they hope to get it. The

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Villanova and Penn State Schedule a Football Series

Kevin Kinkead - August 31, 2018

Not anytime soon, but in a few years.

Villanova agreed to a two-game series with Penn State for 2021 and 2025, with both contests taking place in Happy Valley.

From the press release:

“We are excited about the opportunity to get Penn State on the schedule. Playing two games in one of the best atmospheres in college football will be a great experience for our team,” said (head football coach Mark) Ferrante. “I think the Nova Nation will be excited to make the trip to Happy Valley. This game makes a lot sense for us on a number of levels.”

The Wildcats and Nittany Lions have met eight previous times on the gridiron with the last match-up coming with a 20-14 Villanova victory in 1951. Penn State currently leads the series by a 3-4-1 count.”

As for this season, Nova opens up tomorrow against Temple at Lincoln Financial Field. Penn State hosts Appalachian State at Beaver Stadium.

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Villanova Basketball Does Frankie Beverly

Kevin Kinkead - July 19, 2018

Kyle isn’t here right now, or else he’d probably want this post.

Here’s the Villanova basketball team doing their best Frankie Beverly at last night’s ESPY Awards:

Not bad, not bad. Just a little off-key, but that’s okay.

Here’s the original so you can compare the two versions and decide who did it better:

Crossing Broadcast: No One Likes Us

JoyOnBroad - July 18, 2018

Kyle and Russ recap Manny Machado and Kawhi Leonard going elsewhere, if fans should feel disappointed, sports radio host rumors, what Kyle’s been working on for the past few months, and the NBCSN Philly story posted on Wednesday.

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Omari Spellman Is Leaving For The NBA

Kyle Scott - May 30, 2018

From his Instagram post:

My experience in college has by far. more than anything else in my life, shaped me into the young man I am today. I have met friends that I will cherish forever. Villanova University is a very special place, and it holds an even more special place in my heart. And to my teamma- no to my brothers I will love you guys forever. Coach Wright has helped me mature as a man along with some of the best coaches in the country Kyle Neptune, Ashley Howard, George Halcovage, and Mike Nardi. I will forever appreciate everything done for me. To the Nova Nation, thank you for the support and love I have received as a member of the family and community, that is something that I will cherish forever and I know Villanova is a place I can always call home. And last, but probably the most important to me, is my mother away from home, Arleshia Davidson. We share a love and bond that will never be broken.
In saying this, I would like to announce that I will forgo my final three years of college eligibility and remain in the NBA Draft!
THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING NOVA NATION!!!

NBADraft.net currently has Spellman going 26th overall to the Sixers:

Of course, they could also take Donte DiVincenzo or Jalen Brunson to go along with Mikal Bridges in couping two of the four first round draft picks from Villanova.

Donte DiVincenzo Will Remain in the NBA Draft

Kevin Kinkead - May 29, 2018

First reported by Shams Charania and confirmed by DiVincenzo, who posted the following on his Instagram just before three this afternoon:

“I want to thank Nova Nation for an amazing season this year and the unbelievable amount of support throughout. The Villanova Community has done nothing but support and motivate me to become the best player and person I can be. I love everything about college and Villanova including the amazing people from the professors, staff members, and all the fans across the country. I want to thank my teammates and coaches for helping me get to this point. My teammates are my brothers and will share a bond forever. I thank Coach Wright for challenging me day in and day out all while loving me like a son. I would not be in the position I am today if it was not for him and the Villanova Basketball program. After gathering all of the information possible, my decision is to keep my name in the NBA draft and plan to hire an agent. I thank everyone who has helped me reach this decision because it was not easy. I strive to get better as a person and a player everyday, everything that Villanova has instilled in me will allow me to reach all goals I have in mind. Thank you everyone who has supported me and the continuous support going forward. Once a Wildcat, Always a Wildcat. I love you Nova Nation. \\\///”

Probably the right move. DiVincenzo looked like a natural in the combine video I watched and is now being mocked as a late first-rounder. He had lunch with the Celtics recently, who pick at #27 overall. The Sixers pick at #26 in addition to holding the tenth pick. Kyle would fall over dead if Bryan Colangelo went Bridges/Ragu at 10 and 26.

Villanova teammate Omari Spellman has not yet decided whether he will enter the draft or return to the Wildcats.

Jay Wright and His Dog Make Everything Right with the World

Kyle Scott - May 26, 2018

What a pleasant surprise last night– turning on the Phillies game and immediately being greeted by the two-time National Champion and his dog. And what a GOOD DOG it is. Behold, love at work:

That dog’s never leaving for the NBA.

Side note: The Phillies had a bark at the park on Friday of Memorial Day Weekend? Aren’t these things usually reserved for Tuesday games April? That’s kind of sad we, as fans, aren’t filling the ballpark right now, because this team is actually fun to watch.