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Beaver Stadium
Beaver Stadium (Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
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Reversing a Rush to Judgement

On a day when the sports news was dominated by the latest developments surrounding now former Ravens running back Ray Rice it was easy to miss the story in which the NCAA admitted it went way overboard in the sanctions it placed on the Penn State football program in the wake of the child sex-abuse scandal.

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Linebacker Glenn Carson #56 of the Arizona Cardinals on the sidelines
Linebacker Glenn Carson #56 of the Arizona Cardinals on the sidelines (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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Soft Sand and Insane Inflatables

Many of the 4,000 who took part Saturday in the inaugural Insane Inflatable 5K on the beach in Seaside Park found out the hard way that heat and soft sand can test even those in tip-top shape.

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Toms River South players and coaches talking during last night's scrimmage against Ocean. Both teams are ranked in the Shore Sports Network Pre-season Top 10. (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
Toms River South players and coaches talking during last night's scrimmage against Ocean. Both teams are ranked in the Shore Sports Network Pre-season Top 10. (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Let the High School Football Games Begin

The 2014 high school football season officially gets underway tonight and 16 weeks later will end with a host of state sectional championship games. 

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NJSIAA's office in Robbinsville
NJSIAA's office in Robbinsville (Google Street View)
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The Rules of High School Football Recruitment

Thursday morning in Robbinsville the eligibility appeals committee of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association will hear the case of highly regarded football standout Rashan Gary and its one that will be of interest to schools across the state. 

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BlueClaws Win Attendance Championship

On the field this year was not a very good season for the Lakewood BlueClaws as their 53-84 record was the worst in the South Atlantic League and also the worst in the 14 years the Phillies Class “A” team has called Lakewood its home. 

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Kevin Williams on the final unofficial day of summer in Seaside Park
Kevin Williams on the final unofficial day of summer in Seaside Park (Townsquare Media NJ)
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The Unofficial Goodbye to Summer

Forgetting for a moment that the calendar says there is still three more weeks of it and today might be the hottest day of it summer unofficially ended at the Jersey Shore yesterday. 

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Members of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights celebrate after defeating the Washington State Cougars 41-38 at CenturyLink Field in Seattle
Members of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights celebrate after defeating the Washington State Cougars 41-38 at CenturyLink Field in Seattle (Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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Summer’s Curtain Call

Before too long the summer wind will not be blowing in from anywhere and Labor Day weekend for many is the curtain-call on the summer season. 

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Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Johansson (Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)
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A Man’s List to a Better World

I have decided to lament about the end of my summer next week and because I’m feeling nostalgic (and not very creative) I will reach back into the Hometown View archives. 

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Toms River Mayor Tom Kelleher cuts a ribbon to open the new Nino's Coal Fired Pizza at the Ocean County Mall with owner Anthony Schifilliti and his wife Lisa. (Townsquare Media NJ)
Toms River Mayor Tom Kelleher cuts a ribbon to open the new Nino's Coal Fired Pizza at the Ocean County Mall with owner Anthony Schifilliti and his wife Lisa. (Townsquare Media NJ)
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Celebrations for the end of summer

This is one of my busiest times of the year with the start of the football season just around the corner.

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Mike Gesicki
Mike Gesicki (Bill Normile)
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Becoming a Nittany Lion

We are heading into what is the next-to-last weekend of the summer season for many and it’s simply hard to imagine it’s almost over.

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Mo'ne Davis
Mo'ne Davis ( Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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Little League Hype

So I received some negative criticism for yesterday’s “Nobody has asked my opinion but if they did I would tell them” segment in which I stated that the Little League World Series has lost the charm that made it so special.

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Giada De Laurentii
Giada De Laurentii (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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Men in the Kitchen

I have read in Men’s Health magazine that women find men who cook attractive. Some even say sexy.

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