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Patriot League Media Day Quoteables

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) & Chris Bengel (@CLBengel) – The Patriot League’s 10 head coaches and a few selected players returned to the SteelStacks ArtsQuest Center in Bethlehem on Thursday morning to talk about the upcoming season in the high-academic hoops … Continue reading

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Grant adjusting to tough transition at Charleston

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Earl Grant didn’t exactly take over the College of Charleston’s men’s basketball program under the greatest of circumstances. Former coach Doug Wojcik was fired in August as he was heading into his third year at the … Continue reading

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Big East Media Day Quoteables

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin), Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) & Patrick Paul (@P_Paul20) – The CoBL crew was up at the Big East’s annual media day up at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday, to help get to know the 10 teams in the … Continue reading

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Coaches’ Thoughts: Atlantic 10 Conference

CoBL Staff (@hooplove215) – Though CoBL knows quite a bit about the Atlantic 10, we admit that there are some who know the league better–namely, the coaches in the league itself. So we called up a number of assistant coaches … Continue reading

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2014-15 Atlantic 10 Season Primer

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – (Ed. Note: This article is part of CoBL’s 2014-15 College Season Preview, which will run from October 3-November 14, the first day of games. For the complete rundown, click here) Overachieving mid-major conference? Burgeoning high-major basketball … Continue reading

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USciences certainly feeling the brotherly love

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – (Ed. Note: This article is part of CoBL’s 2014-15 College Season Preview, which will run from October 3-November 14, the first day of games. For the complete rundown, click here) If there’s one thing that University … Continue reading

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CAA Media Day Quoteables

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) & Teddy Bailey (@TheTeddyBailey) – The second men’s basketball media day of CoBL’s 2014-15 season took place at the TransAmerica Building in Baltimore on Tuesday, as the 10 coaches from the Colonial Athletic Association sat down with … Continue reading

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Northeastern picked atop CAA; Drexel fourth

Teddy Bailey (@TheTeddyBailey) & Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – With six of its top seven scorers returning from last year plus a key player returning from injury, Northeastern was picked to win the Colonial Athletic Association, the league announced on Tuesday … Continue reading

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2014-15 CoBL Division II Primer (Part 2)

Ian Simon (@CoachSimon200) & Geoff Hartmann – (Ed. Note: This article is part of CoBL’s 2014-15 College Season Preview, which will run from October 3-November 14, the first day of games. For the complete rundown, click here. For the first … Continue reading

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Grant, Tobin power ESU’s high hopes in 2014-15

Aron Minkoff (@AronMinkoff) – (Ed. Note: This article is part of CoBL’s 2014-15 College Season Preview, which will run from October 3-November 14, the first day of games. For the complete rundown, click here) Under the direction of coach Jeff … Continue reading

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Hart, Jenkins ready to step up for ‘Nova

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – (Ed. Note: This article is part of CoBL’s 2014-15 College Season Preview, which will run from October 3-November 14, the first day of games. For the complete rundown, click here) After last year’s loss to Connecticut … Continue reading

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2014-15 Season Primer: Villanova Wildcats

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – (Ed. Note: This article is part of CoBL’s 2014-15 College Season Preview, which will run from October 3-November 14, the first day of games. For the complete rundown, click here) 2014-15 Villanova Wildcats Season Primer Coach: Jay … Continue reading

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Temple’s Enechionyia the new kid on the block

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – (Ed. Note: This article is part of CoBL’s 2014-15 College Season Preview, which will run from October 3-November 14, the first day of games. For the complete rundown, click here) Although there are four new active … Continue reading

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Inexperienced trio to fill gaps in SJU frontcourt

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – (Ed. Note: This article is part of CoBL’s 2014-15 College Season Preview, which will run from October 3-November 14, the first day of games. For the complete rundown, click here) For the last three seasons, Saint … Continue reading

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McKillop making recruiting adjustments at Davidson

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – The conference realignment carousel’s most recent wave peaked last year, when four dozen basketball programs moved from one league to another. That number was just at 16 this year–including Davidson, the newest member of the Atlantic … Continue reading

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Atlantic 10 Media Day Quoteables

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) & Andrew Albert (@AndrewJAlbert01) – The first men’s basketball media day of CoBL’s 2014-15 season took place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Tuesday, as the 14 coaches from the Atlantic 10 conference sat down with … Continue reading

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New mentality around Penn’s program after tough years

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – (Ed. Note: This article is part of CoBL’s 2014-15 College Season Preview, which will run from October 3-November 14, the first day of games. For the complete rundown, click here) For the last two years, when … Continue reading

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Penn freshmen key to potential turnaround

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – (Ed. Note: This article is part of CoBL’s 2014-15 College Season Preview, which will run from October 3-November 14, the first day of games. For the complete rundown, click here) If Penn is going to begin … Continue reading

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2014-15 Season Primer: Penn Quakers

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – (Ed. Note: This article is part of CoBL’s 2014-15 College Season Preview, which will run from October 3-November 14, the first day of games. For the complete rundown, click here) 2014-15 Penn Quakers Season Primer Coach: Jerome … Continue reading

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Muhlenberg Shootout Notebook: October 12

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Games ran all day long at Muhlenberg College’s Field House on Sunday, with a few dozen teams from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and beyond coming up to the Allentown school for its team camp. Here’s a short … Continue reading

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Play By Play Classics releases tentative 2014-15 schedule

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – For nearly 20 years, the Scholastic Play-By-Play Classics have been putting on events in the Philadelphia region and around the country, showcasing some of the top high school players and teams around. This year is no … Continue reading

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Lindner’s expectations rise for sophomore season

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – (Ed. Note: This article is part of CoBL’s 2014-15 College Season Preview, which will run from October 3-November 14, the first day of games. For the complete rundown, click here) Coming into his freshman season, Nick … Continue reading

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Stukes ready to put year of preparation to good use

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – (Ed. Note: This article is part of CoBL’s 2014-15 College Season Preview, which will run from October 3-November 14, the first day of games. For the complete rundown, click here) Ask enough high school basketball recruits … Continue reading

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Damion Lee brings newfound coach’s mentality to the court

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – (Ed. Note: This article is part of CoBL’s 2014-15 College Season Preview, which will run from October 3-November 14, the first day of games. For the complete rundown, click here) Like most of the 350-plus Division … Continue reading

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Drexel’s Tavon Allen giving up an old habit

Jack Goodwillie (@JackGoodwillie) – (Ed. Note: This article is part of CoBL’s 2014-15 College Season Preview, which will run from October 3-November 14, the first day of games. For the complete rundown, click here) For many, old habits always seem … Continue reading

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