NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders 2021 summer giveaways and promotions announced

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders 2021 summer giveaways and promotions announced

From a press release: With capacity at PNC Field in Moosic expanding to 100 percent next month, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders are putting single-game tickets for the remainder of the 2021 season on sale now at swbrailriders.com. In conjunction with this and giveaways already slated for the season, the team will have three legendary bobblehead giveaways, […]

 Jason Riedmiller

RAILRIDERS PHOTOBLOG: Chris Gittens knocking it out of the park

RAILRIDERS PHOTOBLOG: Chris Gittens knocking it out of the park

The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders fell 5-4 to the Lehigh Valley IronPigs at PNC Field today. Chris Gittens gave it his all with a two-run home run in the fifth inning. Here he is on May 11 swinging for the fences. The Yankees are definitely watching this guy!

 Jason Riedmiller

RAILRIDERS PHOTOBLOG: First home game of the season with Deivi Garcia and Miguel Andujar

RAILRIDERS PHOTOBLOG: First home game of the season with Deivi Garcia and Miguel Andujar

Professional baseball returned to Northeastern Pennsylvania tonight with the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders’ first home game in 613 days. Miguel Andujar’s bat brought a double and a single in the fourth inning where SWB scored six runs. Pitcher Deivi Garcia was lights out with seven strikeouts through five scoreless innings. The team ended up shutting out the […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Paul Capoccia named director of new esports program at Marywood University in Scranton

Paul Capoccia named director of new esports program at Marywood University in Scranton

From a press release: Paul Capoccia was recently named the director of esports at Marywood University in Scranton, a new program that was first announced in November. One of a select number of colleges and universities across the nation to offer a competitive esports program, Marywood is responding to the ever-increasing number of students seeking […]

 The Conversation

Who won the Super Bowl LV ad war? Social media’s reactions to the best and worst commercials

Who won the Super Bowl LV ad war? Social media’s reactions to the best and worst commercials

Live sporting events are among the few remaining places where advertisers can ensure that no one fast forwards through their commercials, which is why companies were willing to pay $5.5 million for just 30 seconds of air time on Super Bowl Sunday. So who “won” the Super Bowl ad war? For the last two years, […]

 The Conversation

How the Super Bowl evolved from a football game to an entertainment extravaganza

How the Super Bowl evolved from a football game to an entertainment extravaganza

In just over 50 years, the Super Bowl has become one of the biggest “shared experiences” in American culture, up there with attending religious services, voting in presidential elections, and playing Pokémon Go. But curiously, many of the tens of millions who tune in don’t actually want to watch football. Perhaps it’s because the game […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Kelly Rippon, mother of Clarks Summit Olympian Adam Rippon, writes parenting book, ‘Parent Up’

Kelly Rippon, mother of Clarks Summit Olympian Adam Rippon, writes parenting book, ‘Parent Up’

From a press release: “How do you raise a champion?” After her oldest son Adam Rippon won the bronze medal for figure skating in the 2018 Winter Olympics, single mom Kelly Rippon found herself being asked this question all the time. The Clarks Summit native has six children – what did she do to inspire […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Marywood University in Scranton launches competitive esports program in 2021

Marywood University in Scranton launches competitive esports program in 2021

From a press release: Marywood University in Scranton announced this week that it will become one of a select number of colleges and universities across the nation to offer a competitive esports program. Marywood is responding to the ever-increasing number of students seeking this option as the esports industry continues to explode throughout the country. […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Plains Little League baseball photo wins Little League Photo Contest in South Williamsport

Plains Little League baseball photo wins Little League Photo Contest in South Williamsport

From a press release: As the summer comes to an end, Little League International in South Williamsport has announced the winners of the 2020 Little League Photo Contest. Held in coordination with the launch of Little League’s new look, mission, and logo on June 6, the Little League Photo Contest ran from mid-June through mid-September […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Pennsylvania Esports Coalition names new executive director, discusses school implementation

Pennsylvania Esports Coalition names new executive director, discusses school implementation

From a press release: The Pennsylvania Esports Coalition in Harrisburg has brought Todd Kowalski on as its new executive director. Kowalski, a seasoned professional in grassroots advocacy and coalition management, will continue to build awareness of the economic, educational, and social benefits associated with esports in Pennsylvania by further promoting partnerships, both in public and […]