Friday, December 23, 2016
I Saw Two Sporting Events in One Day in Newark
Yesterday with a unique day as I saw two sporting events in person within hours in Newark. Let me explain how this happened. Yesterday was faculty and staff appreciation day at NJIT so we were invited to the Athletic Center to see the Men’s Basketball Team play Dean College. The Highlanders won 92-50 as Damon Lynn became the top scorer in the school’s history. They are now unbeaten at home and are 6-8 on the season. They will be playing Atlantic Sun Conference schools shortly after the first of the year.
After the game ended I took the light rail to get to the Prudential Center where I met Karen and Lee to see the New Jersey Devils play the Philadelphia Flyers. The Devils shut out the Flyers 4-0 for their first win in 8 games. It was Corey Schneider’s first shutout in almost a year. There were several fights especially in the first period when the teams combined for 17 penalties and 46 penalty minutes.