Category Archives: College

Yevgen Sakhniuk brings Euro flavor to Explorers

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Unlike many young European ballplayers who dream of coming to the United States one day to play college basketball, Yevgen Sakhniuk wasn’t thinking that big. “I wanted to come to America just to see the country … Continue reading

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Drexel releases 2014-15 schedule

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – A mix of high-major opponents and some talented regional squads highlight Drexel’s 2014-15 schedule, which was released on Thursday afternoon. The season gets underway with a trip out to Boulder, Colo. to take on the Buffaloes … Continue reading

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Lehigh’s 2014-15 schedule released

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – An opening-day clash with the defending Big East champions Villanova and a trip down to Arizona State highlight Lehigh’s 2014-15 schedule, which was released on Thursday morning. The 28-game slate starts off on November 14 at … Continue reading

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Podcast of Basketball Love: Episode 41

CoBL Staff (@hooplove215) – It’s back to the CoBL Studios, with Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) and Jeff Neiburg (@jeff_neiburg) getting behind the microphones for the 41st episode of the Podcast of Basketball Love. This time, they’re joined by a special in-studio … Continue reading

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Carroll’s Aflakpui getting final looks at schools

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – With just a matter of weeks remaining until his looming college choice, Archbishop Carroll senior forward Ernest Aflakpui is taking a close look at each school that’s in his final grouping. Big 5 Temple and Saint Joseph’s … Continue reading

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St. Benedict’s Eli Cain commits to Delaware

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – After cutting his list down to four schools, St. Benedict’s (N.J.) guard Eli Cain announced his ultimate decision on Friday night, taking to Twitter to let everybody know he’d be a Blue Hen. The 6-foot-5, 190-pound … Continue reading

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Brunson the potential missing piece for Villanova tourney run

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Shabazz Napier and UConn. Russ Smith and Louisville. Kemba Walker and UConn (again). To make a deep run in the NCAA Tournament these days, it’s pretty clear that you need a lead guard who can put … Continue reading

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Former Hawk Galloway invited to Knicks training camp

Garrett Miley (@GWMiley) – Former Saint Joseph’s guard, and all-time leading three point shooter, Langston Galloway inked his first professional contract to play for general manager Phil Jackson, new head coach Derek Fisher and the New York Knicks. The transition … Continue reading

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‘Nova gets commitment from top 2015 target Jalen Brunson

Ari Rosenfeld (@realA_rosenfeld) – After swinging and missing on a few elite prospects in recent weeks, Jay Wright and Villanova have landed potentially their top target in the 2015 class. Stevenson (Ill.) point guard Jalen Brunson, son of former Temple … Continue reading

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Podcast of Basketball Love: Episode 40

After a month without an edition, the Podcast of Basketball Love returned for episode No. 40 on a big news day in Philly hoops. As usual, Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) was behind the mic with co-host and CoBL staffer Jeff Neiburg … Continue reading

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Drexel lands commitment from 2015 DC point guard Terrell Allen

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Drexel began its 2015 recruiting class this week, with a commitment from DeMatha (Md.) senior Terrell Allen on Wednesday afternoon. Allen, a 6-foot-2, 185-pound point guard, committed to Dragons coach Bruiser Flint the night before on … Continue reading

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Villanova, Big East release full 2014-15 schedules

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – With an exciting combination of promising young talent and proven veteran leadership, Villanova is expected to be one of the strongest teams in the Big East this season. Based on the Wildcats’ 2014-15 schedule, head coach … Continue reading

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Jalen Brunson to make decision on Wednesday, ‘Nova a finalist

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – Nova Nation will be on the edge of its seat come 5pm Wednesday evening. After spending a weekend at Villanova on an official visit the past few days, 2015 point guard Jalen Brunson (Lincolnshire, Ill.) will decide between … Continue reading

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Penn State names D.J. Irving graduate manager

Austin Lederman (@AustinLederman) – Make it four former players who learned the game under Patrick Chambers that will now serve on his coaching staff at Penn State. Recent Boston University grad D.J. Irving, who was named a graduate manager on Friday, joins Dwayne Anderson, Ross Condon and Nicholas … Continue reading

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Hill grad John Carroll impressing already at Hartford

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – It took Hartford freshman John Carroll until the third game of his new team’s trip to Australia to get his clearance to play. A delay the arrival of his transcript from Ireland kept him on the … Continue reading

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Penn releases complete 2014-15 schedule

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – After two rough years, Penn desperately needs to build some momentum in 2014-15. They’ve already done it on the recruiting trail, where Jerome Allen has gotten commitments from four very talented high school seniors. The 2014-15 schedule, which … Continue reading

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Arkansas center Sam Dunkum commits to Lafayette

Chris Bengel (@clbengel) – Lafayette was a team that was expected to do well in the Patriot League during the 2013-2014 season. However, things didn’t go exactly as planned, as injuries derailed their season in a 11-20 year. Despite their … Continue reading

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AAC releases conference schedule

Anthony Bellino (@Bellino_Anthony) – The American Athletic Conference rolled out their conference schedule on Thursday, despite being in just its second year, the conference has already undergone some major changes from the top down. Gone is Rick Pitino and national … Continue reading

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CAA releases complete 2014-15 conference schedule

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – The 2014-15 Colonial Athletic Association men’s basketball schedule is out, with CoBL-area squads Drexel and Delaware finding out what their roads will look like if they want to earn the conference’s auto-bid to the NCAA Tournament … Continue reading

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A-10 slate released means La Salle, Saint Joseph’s full schedules (mostly) done

Garrett Miley (@GWMiley) – The Atlantic 10 schedule for the 2014-15 season was released on Wednesday, giving us a glimpse into what the season might hold for two Big 5 teams. This completes the 2014-15 season schedule for La Salle, … Continue reading

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Tony Chennault takes different path after college

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Carl Arrigale hadn’t seen anything like it. All of the top ballplayers to come out of Neumann-Goretti–previously St. John Neumann–in Arrigale’s 15 years had followed a similar path. Rick Jackson, Scoop Jardine, Tyreek Duren, Daniel Stewart, … Continue reading

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Penn State releases full 2014-15 schedule

Austin Lederman (@AustinLederman) – The Big Ten conference released its full 2014-15 schedule on Thursday evening. Penn State released its 13-game non-conference schedule a few weeks back, but now the Nittany Lions’ complete 2014-15 schedule is set. In a perennial powerhouse conference, the Nittany Lions didn’t receive any gifts … Continue reading

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Temple adds McKie as assistant coach

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Temple’s coaching staff looks like it will get a shake-up this season, though perhaps not the one that was expected a few weeks back. Temple coach Fran Dunphy has added former Owl and Sixers guard Aaron … Continue reading

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Lafayette releases full 2014-15 schedule

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – With the season getting closer and closer, the 2014-15 season schedules are finally coming out. Following on the release of the Patriot League’s master schedule a week before, Lafayette released its complete slate for the upcoming … Continue reading

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Jackson-Cartwright eager to start winning again

Teddy Bailey (@TheTeddyBailey) – Miles Jackson-Cartwright‘s individual career was nothing but steady. The California native averaged at least 10.8 points per game in each season he was a Quaker, finishing 13th on the school’s all-time scoring list with 1,401 points. From a team … Continue reading

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