Jared Smith

Newsdesk Contributor

Current, SB Nation New York's College Sports Writer and East Regional News Desk Contributor for SB Nation NY, Boston and Philadelphia. Cover Syracuse University and Rutgers University football; Syracuse, Rutgers, St. John's University and Seton Hall University men's basketball, and all of the Big East Conference (for now). Former Sports Clerk/Writer for the Press & Sun Bulletin in Binghamton, NY. In college, was a Sports Director, Editor and Broadcaster. Intern and reporter for the Rochester Americans (AHL), Knighthawks (MLL) and Redwings (MLB, Triple-A). I am on a mission to help make SB Nation a news gathering juggernaut.


Northern Illinois, Boise State finish in top 16

The final USA Today Coaches poll was released Sunday, and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish finish No. 1. Meanwhile, the Northern Illinois Huskies and Boise State Broncos were slotted in the top 16. Both are trying to earn a BCS bowl berth.

Tim Tebow inactive for first time this season

The inactive list for the Week 13 contest between the New York Jets and visiting Arizona Cardinals has been released, and for the first time this season Jets backup quarterback Tim Tebow will be inactive. The Cardinals will be without Kevin Kolb.

Eagles release DE Jason Babin

The Philadelphia Eagles released defensive end Jason Babin Tuesday. The move comes as a surprise to those in the national media, but locally its was a long time coming.

DeSean Jackson placed on IR with fractured ribs

The Philadelphia Eagles placed star wide receiver DeSean Jackson on the injured reserve list Tuesday, as MRI revealed fractured ribs. Jackson finishes the season with 45 catches, 700 yards and two touchdowns

Panthers RB suffers ankle injury Monday Night

Carolina Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart suffered an ankle injury in his team's 30-22 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles Monday. Stewart did not return and its unclear if he will play this Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Notre Dame maintains No. 1 ranking in Coaches Poll

Saturday's 22-13 win over the USC Trojans helped the Notre Dame Fighting Irish finish regular-season play as the No. 1 team in the USA Today Coaches' Poll.

Bills' Fred Jackson active vs. Colts

Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson will play Sunday against the Colts, after missing Thursday's game against the Miami Dolphins. The Colts will be without tight end Coby Fleener and linebacker Vontae Davis.

Big East wishes Rutgers well

The Big East Conference released a statement Tuesday wishing Rutgers University well, as it become the newest member of the Big Ten Conference.

Steelers sign Brian Hoyer to back up Charlie Batch

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed Brian Hoyer Tuesday to back up this week's starting quarterback Charlie Batch. Hoyer tried out for Pittsburgh along with Mike Kafka.

Flyers' Giroux returns to U.S. to undergo tests

Philadelphia Flyers forward Claude Giroux will return to America to undergo precautionary tests after suffering an injury to his head while playing overseas.

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