Category Archives: College

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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Despite doubters, D.J. Rivera still playing

Varun Kumar (@VRKumar8) – D.J. Rivera has had his fair-share of ups-and-downs throughout his career. Throughout all of them, he’s refused to listen to people who told him his career was probably over. “If I cared about people’s opinions I … Continue reading

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Dragons to invade China next week

Andrew Albert (@AndrewJAlbert01) – The Dragon has been a part of Chinese folklore for thousands of years. They have been known as a symbol for great power, so much so that Emperors used the sign of the Dragon as a … Continue reading

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Patriot League releases 2014-15 conference schedule

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – The Patriot League has released its 2014-15 league schedule grid and tournament dates, though television times are still yet to come. The league’s 10 members will each play 18 conference games between Wednesday, Dec. 31 and … Continue reading

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Drexel’s Lee working back from ACL injury

Patrick Paul (@P_Paul20) – It was supposed to be a big year for Drexel’s Damion Lee. The 6-foot-6 wing was coming off a breakout sophomore season in which he led the team with 17.1 ppg, earning Second Team All-CAA honors, and … Continue reading

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‘Nova alums lead Skeem Team to Rumph Classic title

Ari Rosenfeld (@realA_rosenfeld) – Scottie Reynolds has some experience hitting big shots in his Philadelphia basketball career. While tonight’s Rumph Classic championship game was certainly a much smaller stage than his buzzer-beater against Pittsburgh in the 2009 Elite Eight, Reynolds … Continue reading

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Danny Rumph Classic Notebook: Reynolds, Carr

Madison Elliott (@M_Elliott95) & Varun Kumar (@vrkumar8) – The Danny Rumph Classic brings back quite a few Philadelphia ballplayers, both native to the City of Brotherly Love and otherwise, back to the city for some high-level competition. Here are two … Continue reading

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Coach CoBL’s Summer Thoughts

Coach CoBL (@hooplove215) – (Editor’s Note: Our newest feature, Coach CoBL features one anonymous Division I coach’s thoughts on college basketball, recruiting and other topics related to the sport. He’ll be filing reports from time to time, this is his … Continue reading

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Big 5 stocking up with area talent in 2015

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – When Trey Lowe committed to Temple on Thursday night, he only became the latest in a trend this year that’s nothing but good for hoops in the City of Brotherly Love. Lowe–a Ewing, N.J. native–is already … Continue reading

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Ewing’s Trey Lowe commits to Temple

Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob) – For Ewing shooting guard Trey Lowe, the biggest decision of his life was supposed to wait for a few months to help weigh his options. The picture became clearer faster than that and, two weeks after the … Continue reading

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Villanova draws VCU in Legends Classic

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Villanova found out its draw for the 2014 Legends Classic with the release of the bracket on Friday, and the semifinal matchup at the Barclays Center in New York is sure to be a good one. … Continue reading

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Bracket announced for Charleston Classic

Garrett Miley (@GWMiley) – The Charleston Classic, which will take place on Nov. 20-23, announced its bracket on Tuesday. This year it will feature two local programs in Drexel and Penn State, as well as Southern Cal, Akron, Miami, Charlotte, … Continue reading

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Podcast of Basketball Love: Episode 39

The Podcast of Basketball Love: Episode 39 with CoBL’s Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) and Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) behind the microphones follows up on a big weekend in Philly hoops. Saint Joseph’s picked up commitments from two local Philadelphia Catholic League guards … Continue reading

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Duren’s replacement key to La Salle’s maintaining success

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – As far as La Salle head coach John Giannini is concerned, Tyreek Duren wasn’t his team’s starting point guard for the last four years. Sure, Duren did start all 132 games he played in during his … Continue reading

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Kimble, Clover give Hawks the backcourt they wanted

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – There was never a doubt heading into the recruiting period that Phil Martelli and his staff needed to restock the Saint Joseph’s backcourt. It’s been made clear that oft-injured sophomore guard Kyle Molock will no longer … Continue reading

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Big man Nwankwo considering Temple in final six

Garrett Miley (@GWMiley) – As 2015 big man Jonathan Nwankwo narrows his list of schools heading into his senior season, one newcomer is giving him a lot to think about as he prepares to make his decision. Temple has shown … Continue reading

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Prep’s Clover second SJU commitment in one weekend

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – A good weekend for Saint Joseph’s future got even better, with one commitment becoming two. Following on the footsteps of Neumann-Goretti point guard Lamarr Kimble, Saint Joseph’s Prep shooting guard Chris Clover became the second Philadelphia … Continue reading

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Class of 2016 F Joe Hampton commits to Penn State

Austin Lederman (@AustinLederman) – The good times keep rolling for Pat Chambers and his coaching staff. After receiving a commitment a couple of weeks ago from 2015 guard Josh Reaves, Chambers and Penn State followed that up by receiving a verbal commitment … Continue reading

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Hawks offer, eye Vermont Academy’s Holt

Garrett Miley (@GWMiley) – Vermont Academy forward Emmitt Holt has been one of the nation’s biggest risers in the July live period. His decision to attend prep school after graduating from Webster Schroeder (N.Y.) is paying off, and he now holds … Continue reading

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Lamarr Kimble becomes Saint Joseph’s first 2015 commit

Jeff McDevitt (@JeffMcDev) – Neumann-Goretti (Pa.) point guard Lamarr Kimble became the first member of Saint Joseph’s incoming 2015 class this weekend, giving the Hawks a pure point guard in their backcourt for the next four years. Playing with Nike-backed Team … Continue reading

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Penn State releases 2014-15 non-conference schedule

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Penn State took the social media route to release its 2014-15 men’s basketball non-conference schedule on Friday afternoon, releasing the 13-game slate through the program’s Instagram account. The Nittany Lions went 16-18 last season, head coach Pat … Continue reading

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Delco Pro-Am: Semifinal Recap

Varun Kumar (@VRKumar8) & Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – The Delco Pro-Am’s top four teams took to the main court at Haverford College on Thursday night in the league’s penultimate night of the season. The semifinals were filled with plenty of professional basketball … Continue reading

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