Pat Johnston

Newsdesk contributor

Patrick Johnston is a Newsdesk Contributor for SB Nation's East regional sites. He is also a co-manager of SB Nation's Big East blog, Big East Coast Bias and a contributor to Yahoo! Sports. He started writing the blog One-Handed Grab in 2009 following requests from a professor and a fellow graduate student at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa after they talked way more about football than political science. In 2010, he created the Positive Impact Factor, which includes rushing statistics, as an alternative to the Passer Rating. Before beginning to write about sports, he picked up a Bachelor's degree (and a necessary dose of Tiger athletics) from LSU and a Master's degree from UH Manoa (both degrees in political science). Miscellany: published a novel, has some of a dissertation on Lincoln written, applied for the New Mexico State job that went to DeWayne Walker.


Team USA Basketball Vs. Australia Final Score: LeBron James Has Triple-Double In 119-86 Win

LeBron James recorded a triple-double in the U.S.' 119-86 victory over Australia in the quarterfinals of the 2012 London Olympics on Wednesday. The U.S. will play Argentina in the semifinals on Aug. 10.

2012 London Olympics Medal Count: U.S. Leads China In Overall Medals

The U.S. leads the medal count once again, 81-77, over China. The U.S. trails China in gold medals, 36-34.

Jake O'Brien Transfer: BU Forward Heads To Temple

Temple has picked up a transfer in former Boston U. forward Jake O'Brien. O'Brien was the America East Rookie of the Year in 2009.

Philadelphia Eagles Announce Eagles Spanish Radio Network

The Philadelphia Eagles announced the launch of the Eagles Spanish Radio Network on Wednesday. The Eagles are the 14th NFL team to have a Spanish broadcast of games. Eagles broadcasts in Spanish begin with the Eagles' preseason game vs. the Steelers.

2012 London Olympics Medal Count: U.S. Still Trailing China in Overall Medals

The U.S. took home seven medals on Day 11 of the 2012 London Olympics. China still holds the lead in gold medals and overall medals. Aly Raisman won the only gold medal for the U.S. on Tuesday in women's gymnastics floor exercise.

Team USA Basketball Vs. Argentina Final Score: Kevin Durant Leads U.S. In 126-97 Win

Team USA Men's Basketball defeated Argentina, 126-97, in Group A play on Aug. 6 at the 2012 London Olympics. Kevin Durant led the U.S. with 28 points while Manu Ginobili paced Argentina with 16 points.

Team USA Women's Soccer Defeats Canada 4-3 After Stunning Extra Time Goal

The U.S. Women's Soccer team defeated Canada this evening in of the most stunning matches in Olympic soccer history. Heather Morgan scored in the 122nd minute to give the US a 4-3 win and a book their place in the Gold medal game against Japan.

Penn State Football: WR Justin Brown Transfers To Oklahoma, Evaluating Recent Losses

Wide receiver Justin Brown became the latest player to leave Penn State when he decided to transfer to Oklahoma. Brown, running back Silas Redd and kicker Anthony Fera combined for 45.7% of the points scored for Penn State in 2011.

NASCAR Pocono 2012: Jeff Gordon Wins Rain-Shortened Pennsylvania 400

Jeff Gordon won on Sunday at Pocono in a rain-shortened Pennsylvania 400. Dale Earnhardt Jr. was 32nd after transmission problems but still has a five-point lead over Matt Kenseth in the NASCAR Sprint Cup standings.

Phillies Vs. Diamondbacks Final Score: Ryan Howard Drives In Winning Run In 5-4 Victory

The Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks, 5-4, on Sunday at Citizens Bank Park. Ryan Howard drove in the game-winning run on a single with the bases loaded in the ninth inning. Jonathan Papelbon picked up a win in the ninth.

Log In Sign Up

Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SB Nation Philly

You must be a member of SB Nation Philly to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Philly. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Philly

You must be a member of SB Nation Philly to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Philly. You should read them.




Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.