Category Archives: College

Norristown’s Chris Evans commits to Chestnut Hill

Jeff McDevitt (@JeffMcDev) – Norristown 2014 big man Chris Evans has committed to play basketball at Division-II Chestnut Hill College. The 6-7, 250-pounder will be a big body for the Griffins and head coach Jesse Balcer in the Central Atlantic … Continue reading

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Penn gets commitment from Darnell Foreman

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Darnell Foreman only needed five letters on Twitter to announce his collegiate decision: UPenn. The Ivy League institution had become his first Division I offer two weeks back, and after thinking it over, he decided on … Continue reading

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Drexel’s Abif to miss 2014-15 season with leg injury

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Drexel’s 2014-15 roster already took a big hit, and the season doesn’t even start for seven months. The school announced on Tuesday that junior forward Kazembe Abif will miss his entire senior season with a right … Continue reading

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Penn basketball in a state of flux

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Despite the fact that Penn returned every player from its 2012-13 roster, the Quakers managed to get worse in head coach Jerome Allen‘s fourth full year at the helm. It was obvious that something about the … Continue reading

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Wilmington coach Mike Gallagher resigns

Andrew Albert (@AndrewJAlbert01) – Wilmington University is now in search of a new head coach after Mike Gallagher announced his resignation on Monday. His resignation came after his fifth season as coach of the Wildcats. Gallagher led the team to … Continue reading

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Halil Kanacevic signs contract in Italy’s top league

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Following a stellar three-year career at Saint Joseph’s where he finished as the first to graduate from Saint Joseph’s with 1000 points, 1000 rebounds, 400 assists and 200 blocks for his career, Halil Kanacevic has signed to … Continue reading

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Maurice Watson chooses Creighton as transfer destination

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – It took Maurice Watson Jr. just 11 days to find his new home. The 5-foot-10 former star at Boys’ Latin announced on April 2 that he’d be leaving Boston University in search of a bigger stage. That bigger … Continue reading

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Penn State guard Graham Woodward to transfer

Austin Lederman (@AustinLederman) – Penn State freshman guard Graham Woodward has been granted a release from his scholarship and intends to transfer to another university, per the school. “Graham has made the decision to continue his playing career elsewhere,” head coach Patrick Chambers said in … Continue reading

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Rowan reunion as Giannini, Stewart elected to PASCCA Hall of Fame

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – For one night, the Philadelphia Area Small College Coaches Association’s annual Senior Banquet and Hall of Fame Induction turned into a Rowan basketball reunion. More than a dozen former Profs players and coaches, along with family … Continue reading

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Maurice Watson transferring from Boston U

Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob) & Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Boston University guard Maurice Watson Jr. has decided to transfer from the program, CoBL has confirmed. “We appreciate our time at BU,” his father, Maurice Watson, Sr., told CoBL. “He had a wonderful … Continue reading

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Wildwood Catholic’s McWade headed to Chestnut Hill

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – After leading Wildwood Catholic to a 23-5 record and the program’s first Cape-Atlantic League title, Eddie McWade finally knows where he’ll be playing basketball in the fall. The 6-foot-4 senior forward won’t have to travel too … Continue reading

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2013-14 CoBL Division I Awards

What. A. Season. Of the 10 teams that make up CoBL’s primary Division I coverage (Delaware, Drexel, La Salle, Lafayette, Lehigh, Penn, Penn State, Saint Joseph’s, Temple and Villanova), two won their league tournament titles. A third set the school … Continue reading

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Flo DaSilva joins his brother at USciences

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – If University of the Sciences head coach Dave Pauley needs a convenient way to split his team up during practice next season, he’s got one. Brothers on one side, everybody else on the other. Bishop Eustace … Continue reading

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Donofrio Report: March 27

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Here’s the highlights, news and notes from the Donofrio Tournament action on Thursday, March 27: Game 1–LVBR 113, Waterview Triple Threat 83 LVBR started off on a 14-0 run and never looked back, going up 55-32 … Continue reading

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Big day for Temple sophomore Dan Dingle

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – When he got to Temple, Daniel Dingle could barely bench press 150 pounds. And the 6-foot-7 Bronx native found out that at the high-major Division I level, that’s not nearly strong enough to guard opposing post … Continue reading

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Big 5 awards announced

Garrett Miley (@GWMiley) – It was a rather quiet March for the Big 5, with neither Saint Joseph’s nor Villanova making their way to the Sweet 16, both at the hands of the UConn Huskies. La Salle, Penn, and Temple … Continue reading

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Penn State’s season ends in heartbreak to Siena

Austin Lederman (@AustinLederman) – ALBANY, N.Y.– The game was there for the taking. After starting cold from the field offensively, like so many times this season, Penn State found a way to make it a game down the stretch. Unfortunately for the … Continue reading

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In dark time, future still plenty bright for Villanova

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Momentum is a fickle thing. It comes and goes without much of a hint of its intentions, sometimes sticking around for a while and sometimes fleeing before it was ever really there. As a team, Villanova’s … Continue reading

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Penn State CBI Preview: Siena (March 24)

Austin Lederman (@AustinLederman) – Penn State (16-17, 6-13 Big Ten) @ Siena (16-17, 11-9 MAAC) When: Monday, March 24 – 7 p.m. Where: Times Union Center, Albany, N.Y./CBS Sports Network In a sentence… Penn State looks to extend its postseason when … Continue reading

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Napier ends Villanova’s Sweet 16 hopes

Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob) – Shabazz Napier stewed on the bench in the first half, playing eight minutes after getting into early foul trouble. Nothing, not even fouls, would stop him in the second half. The senior guard and American Athletic … Continue reading

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For Villanova’s Jenkins, hard work paying off

Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob) – BUFFALO, N.Y.– Since stepping onto the Villanova University campus last year, freshman Kris Jenkins has had to fight. He’s had to lose weight and shake a comfortable lifestyle to prepare himself for the rigors of a … Continue reading

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Former Big East lives again when Villanova faces UConn

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – BUFFALO, N.Y.–Conference realignment will un-align, if only for two hours or so. At the First Niagara Center on Saturday evening, the clock will be rewound just long enough to remember what was for many years the … Continue reading

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Villanova survives opening-round scare from Milwaukee

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – After watching three No. 2 seeds go down to No. 15 seeds in the last two years, Villanova was determined not to join the growing trend of early-round upsets. The Wildcats got a scare from Wisconsin-Milwaukee … Continue reading

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Saint Joseph’s seniors leave a changed program

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – There’s only one word for Saint Joseph’s senior class: special. In four years, St. Joe’s went from a team that won just 11 games to one that won 24. They went from a program so bad … Continue reading

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Hawks’ NCAA trip ends with loss to UConn

Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob) – Saint Joseph’s coach Phil Martelli wanted his team to extend its stay in the NCAA Tournament. The Hawks were briefly able to do that, though it wasn’t exactly what Martelli had in mind, as SJU fell … Continue reading

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