Sports

Gearing Up

February 5, 2008

Each year on Memorial Day weekend, a spandex-clad army on wheels invades the normally sleepy seat of Somerset County to celebrate the Tour of Somerville cycling series. A four-day bonanza for amateur and professional racers, the event is the country’s oldest of its kind....
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Brett Yormark, president and CEO of the (don’t call them New Jersey) Nets, wants fans as passionate as the NASCAR faithful—never mind where the future leads....
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After completing those trying evaluations for our inaugural New Jersey Golf Awards, it was hard to find any losers. Check out the golf course nominees—and the winners....
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Ready, Set, Row

February 1, 2008

Attention all sailors: Row, row, row your boats—gently, please—down to Beaton Boat Yard in Brick on the 18th for the New Jersey State Rowing Championships, the country’s largest lifeguard surfboat race (rowrace.com)....
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For the Love of the Game

January 31, 2008

If you live and breathe baseball, consider getting into GameWear. ...
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Great Places for Fishing

January 30, 2008

Fishing hot spots around the state. ...
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Where to pick what you can eat in the Garden State. ...
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Where to fly in the Garden State....
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A list of the best kayaking places in the state. ...
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Amazing hiking spots all over the state....
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State parks and trails around the state are perfect for biking. ...
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Games: Disk Jockeys

January 29, 2008

Ultimate Frisbee, invented in New Jersey, is no longer just a bunch of hippies in bandanas and bare feet tossing around a plastic disk. Now that the sport has had a surge in popularity, will it remain true to its original vision? ...
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Jump Ball

December 20, 2007

One is soft-spoken, the other is outspoken. One is fatherly, the other is a firebrand. One was promoted from within, the other was brought in. Fred Hill Jr. of Rutgers and Bobby Gonzalez of Seton Hall have contrasting styles and backgrounds, but the two skilled and savvy coaches face the same uphill task: Turning around an underachieving men’s basketball team that plays in one of the nation’s most competitive—and visible—leagues, the newly expanded Big East....
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The state-of-the-art Prudential Center, new home of Devils’ hockey (and more), launches Newark’s ice age....
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Leap Year

December 19, 2007

New Jersey Monthly contributor, and Rutgers University professor Michael Aaron Rockland ruminates on how bigtime football, and a few other things, brought change to the campus—and the state....
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The love-him/hate-him voice of ESPN’s college basketball coverage started two months after the network debuted....
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From 1955 to 1967, a NFL quarterback’s worst nightmare was big number 76 coming at him. Named after F.D.R., the… Read the rest

Professional basketball Hall of Famer, All American, Rhodes Scholar. Bradley nixed 75 scholarship offers to go to Princeton. The New York Knicks’ “Dollar Bill” represented the Garden State in the U.S. Senate and vied for the 2000 Democratic presidential nomination, losing to Al Gore....
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“The Blaze” became one of the greatest scorers in women’s basketball history. Her career started at Cranford High School; she continues today as GM of the WNBA’s New York Liberty....
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Fans decide the fate of a record-breaking home-run ball....
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