Category Archives: College

Dingle returns to form in Temple’s win

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – It’s been a tough season for Temple redshirt sophomore Daniel Dingle. The 6-foot-7 forward from New York City tore his meniscus 10 games into a 2013-14 season where he was averaging 6.7 ppg in just over … Continue reading

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Temple going to the Garden after downing LA Tech, 77-59

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – When Selection Sunday came and went and Temple found itself on the outside looking in a the NCAA Tournament, senior guard Will Cummings said he wouldn’t be satisfied until the Owls emerged with a championship in the National … Continue reading

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2014-15 CoBL Division I Awards

CoBL Staff (@hooplove215) – The college basketball season is nearly over, and the only CoBL team remaining in the postseason after Villanova’s abrupt ending in the NCAA Tournament is Temple, which plays tomorrow night in the NIT quarterfinals. This means it’s … Continue reading

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Trio inducted into Phila. area small-college Hall of Fame

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – The 2015 edition of the Philadelphia Area Small College Hall of Fame induction ceremony turned into a bit of the Dave Pauley Show on Monday night. The University of Sciences coach got plenty of time in front … Continue reading

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La Salle gets Syracuse transfer B.J. Johnson; adds 2015 forward

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – La Salle head coach John Giannini has done well in the past few years adding local talent who transfer home, and it continued on Monday. The Explorers will add former Syracuse wing B.J. Johnson, a 2013 … Continue reading

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Backcourt paces Owls in second-round NIT win

Tom Reifsnyder (@tom_reifsnyder) – In basketball, and in most other cases, it’s best to finish what you’ve started. The Temple Owls, a 1-seed, did just that as they defeated 5-seed George Washington in a wire-to-wire 90-77 victory at the Liacouras Center … Continue reading

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Villanova stunned by N.C. State in Round of 32

Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob) – PITTSBURGH — It wasn’t supposed to end this way for Villanova. A one-seed, the second overall seed in the entire NCAA Tournament with hopes of reaching the Final Four for the first time in six years, believed … Continue reading

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NC State’s frontcourt depth presents problem for undersized Villanova

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – For most of NC State’s season, the Wolfpack lived and died by the play of their three high-scoring guards: junior Trevor Lacey (15.6 ppg), senior Ralston Turner (13.1 ppg) and sophomore Anthony ‘Cat’ Barber (12.2 ppg). … Continue reading

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Unselfish Villanova peaking at right time

Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob) – Villanova is not a one-man team. That much has been evident all year, with not one player averaging more than 15 points per game, but six players averaging more than nine. The Wildcats are a balanced … Continue reading

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NCAA Breakdown: 1) Villanova vs. 8) NC State

CoBL Staff (@hooplove215) – Here’s a quick look at the Third Round (Round of 32) game between Villanova and NC State, which will tipoff at 7:10 PM EST on Saturday evening: Tale of the Tape Villanova Wildcats Seed: No. 1, … Continue reading

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Villanova throttles Lafayette in NCAA Tournament

Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob) – PITTSBURGH — It didn’t take long for Villanova to show the country why they deserved a one-seed. The Wildcats jumped all over the 16th-seeded Lafayette Leopards en route to a 93-52 victory in the second round of … Continue reading

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Penn State’s Chambers signs 2-year contract extension

Anna Pitingolo (@anna_pitingolo) — Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour announced today that head coach Pat Chambers has signed a two-year contract extension, keeping him at the reins of the program through the 2018-19 season. The extension comes after Barbour … Continue reading

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Vasturia’s NCAA Tournament debut a success

Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob) – No one would blame Steve Vasturia if the nerves were settling in. The clock on the CONSOL Energy Center video board made its slow descent towards zero as Vasturia, a former star at St. Joseph’s Prep, and … Continue reading

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NCAA Breakdown: Villanova-Lafayette

CoBL Staff (@hooplove215) – Here’s a quick look at the Second Round (Round of 64) game between Villanova and Lafayette, which will tipoff at 6:50 PM EST on Thursday evening; it will be shown on TBS: Tale of the Tape … Continue reading

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Villanova-Lafayette not your typical 1-16 matchup

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Jay Wright knows the history. Since the NCAA Tournament’s expansion to 64 teams in 1985, no 1-seed has never lost to a 16-seed. It’s something Villanova’s 14th-year head coach is acutely aware of a day before … Continue reading

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Lindner, Arcidiacono continue rivalry on biggest stage yet

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – PITTSBURGH, Pa.–Nick Lindner never expected to play against Ryan Arcidiacono in college. The Lafayette sophomore point guard, who’s known his Villanova counterpart since they were opponents on the elementary school courts, figured by this point their … Continue reading

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Donahue sets priorities to start Penn’s rebuild

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Fifteen years after his career took him out of the only area he’s called home, Steve Donahue returned to Philadelphia. The newly-named 20th head coach in the 115-year history of Penn basketball stood at a podium … Continue reading

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Penn’s Calhoun goes with safe choice in Donahue hire

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Before the 2014-15 season, after two straight years of single-digit wins and with a new athletic director in town, it was clear that Jerome Allen was running out of time at Penn if he didn’t turn things around. … Continue reading

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Update: Penn announces Steve Donahue as new head coach

Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob) & Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – It didn’t take long for Penn to find Jerome Allen‘s successor. The Quakers announced the hiring of former Cornell and Boston College coach Steve Donahue as the 20th head coach in the program’s history … Continue reading

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Villanova primed for deep NCAA Tournament run

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – The Rev. Rob Hagan, Villanova’s team chaplain, got a turn to climb up the ladder at Madison Square Garden and snip off a piece of the net after the Wildcats won their first Big East championship … Continue reading

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Villanova facing Lafayette in NCAA Tournament, Temple snubbed

Jeff Griffith (@Jeff_Griffith21) — All but one of Pennsylvania’s several Division I basketball programs entered Selection Sunday with a pretty concrete idea of their NCAA tournament fate. With most having clearly not enough success to earn a bid, Villanova and … Continue reading

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Moundou-Missi, Saunders lift Harvard to fourth consecutive NCAA Tournament

Tom Reifsnyder (@tom_reifsnyder) – Coming into tonight’s Ivy League playoff against co-champion Yale, Harvard’s seniors had been to the NCAA Tournament in every single year of their careers. With mere seconds to play and their tournament hopes hanging in the balance, … Continue reading

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Villanova captures first Big East title since ’95

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – NEW YORK–With two minutes to go and following an Xavier miss, Ryan Arcidiacono slowly walked the ball up court to the sound of a roaring Villanova crowd. A minute later, Jay Wright had the opportunity to empty his … Continue reading

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Harvard defeats Yale in Ivy League final at Palestra

Aron Minkoff (@AronMinkoff) – PHILADELPHIA–With the regular season not being enough for just the ninth time in conference history, a one-game playoff between Harvard and Yale, one of the nation’s richest rivalries would decide who was going to the NCAA … Continue reading

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Temple’s NCAA hopes up in air after 69-56 loss to Southern Methodist

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – HARTFORD, Conn.–With a chance to secure a spot in the NCAA Tournament, Temple instead has to wait a day to find out its fate. The Owls were in position to move off the bubble, with an … Continue reading

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