Category Archives: Saint Joseph’s

Updated CoBL D-I Recruiting Needs: Part 2

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – (Ed. Note: This piece originally ran May 21. We’ve updated it to include recent commitments with the July live periods just days away) With the recruiting for 2014 over and done with, Division I programs across … Continue reading

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For Geoff Arnold, Gary Papa Run a milestone in cancer battle

Garrett Miley (@GWMiley) & Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Saint Joseph’s assistant head coach Geoff Arnold has gone through the highest of highs this season. He and the rest of the Hawks cut down the nets in Brooklyn, N.Y. and took … Continue reading

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Three SJU grads earn NBA summer league invites

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – For the last few years, the trio of Langston Galloway, Halil Kanacevic and Ronald Roberts, Jr. were the core of the Saint Joseph’s men’s basketball team. All three are now going to have a chance to … Continue reading

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Local schools have busy first day with 2016 recruits

Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob) – Sunday marked the first time that Division I coaches could directly contact players in the class of 2016. And no other team took advantage of talking with local talent once midnight struck than the La Salle … Continue reading

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Report: St. Joe’s in St. John’s Preseason NIT pod

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – According to a report from CBSSports’ Jon Rothstein, Saint Joseph’s will be participating in the 2014 NIT Season Tip-off, where they’ll be in the same pod as St. John’s, Stony Brook and one more team. It’s … Continue reading

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The Basketball Tournament Liveblog: Day 2

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin), Tyler DeGiacomo (@DJock10), Jeff McDevitt (@JeffMcDev) & Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob) – After a successful first day of The Basketball Tournament, we’re back at Philadelphia University for the second round and quarterfinals off this talent-filled, $500,000 event. Plenty … Continue reading

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The Basketball Tournament impresses on inaugural day

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – When most of the players taking part in The Basketball Tournament first found out about the event, there was a fairly common reaction. A brand-new, high-level basketball tournament featuring a $500,000, winner-take-all first prize…with no entry … Continue reading

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The Basketball Tournament: Day 1 Liveblog

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin), Tyler DeGiacomo (@DJock10) & Madison Elliott (@M_Elliott95) – It’s Day One of the $500k, winner-take-all The Basketball Tournament, which has top players from all around the country coming to play at Philly U over the span of the … Continue reading

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The Basketball Tournament Preview (Part 2)

Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob) – This weekend is The Basketball Tournament, the $500k, winner-take-all, 32-team basketball tournament that’s chock full of recognizable names, from former college stars to current NBA and professional players in leagues around the globe. Things get started … Continue reading

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The Basketball Tournament Preview (Part 1)

Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob) – This weekend is The Basketball Tournament, the $500k, winner-take-all, 32-team basketball tournament that’s chock full of recognizable names, from former college stars to current NBA and professional players in leagues around the globe. Things get started … Continue reading

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CoBL Division I 2015 recruiting needs (Pt. 2)

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – With the vast majority of recruiting for 2014 over and done with, Division I programs across the country are starting to look at their 2015 recruiting classes. And many of them are keeping a close eye … Continue reading

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The Basketball Tournament sets field of 32

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – The Basketball Tournament–the $500k, winner-take-all, anyone-can-enter tournament coming to Philadelphia this summer–has set its field of 32 teams. After months of online voting, the top 24 squads in terms of their social media support all made … Continue reading

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Atlantic 10 announces 2014-15 matchups

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – The Atlantic 10 announced its home-and-away pairings for the 2014-15 season, the first 18-game regular season the league will have in nearly 25 years. With 14 member schools for men’s basketball thanks to the arrival of … Continue reading

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The Basketball Tournament set to hit Philly

Andrew Albert (@AndrewJAlbert01) – There have been some memorable teams to unexpectedly make their mark in the NCAA tournament in the past few years. From the 2009 Villanova Final Four team to the 2010 Cornell Sweet 16 team, underdogs stories … Continue reading

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Remembering Dr. Jack Ramsay

Garrett Miley (@GWMiley) – Former Saint Joseph’s University men’s basketball coach and athletic director, Dr. Jack Ramsay, lost his battle with cancer on Monday at the age of 89. Ramsay’s impact on the Saint Joseph’s community, his teammates, his players, and … 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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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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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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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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Dayton’s win over OSU proof A-10 earned six bids

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – BUFFALO, N.Y.–Mike Krzyzewski might not admit he was wrong about the Atlantic 10 deserving all six of its NCAA Tournament bids this year. Dayton, the last of those six teams in the eyes of the NCAA’s … Continue reading

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Battle-tested Hawks not fazed by NCAA spotlight

Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob) – BUFFALO, N.Y.– Halil Kanacevic, Ronald Roberts and Langston Galloway walked up the steps to their respective seats on the podium at the First Niagara Center. Brightened by the spotlight of the NCAA Tournament, the three seniors … Continue reading

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NCAA Tournament: A look at the East region

Lee Kunkel (@Kunkel5) – The brackets are here. The Section Committee placed Villanova, Saint Joseph’s and Delaware in the same East region. Two of those schools–Villanova and St. Joe’s–are in the same pod. Here’s a preview of that East region, with … Continue reading

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Villanova, St. Joe’s, Delaware all headed to the NCAAs East Regional

Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob) Garrett Miley (@GWMiley) Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) & Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – After more than four months of scrimmages and exhibitions, practices and games, it’s time to dance. Sunday night marked the annual tradition of “Selection Sunday,” where … Continue reading

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Chemistry carries St. Joe’s this season

Andrew Albert (@AndrewJAlbert01) – Phil Martelli smiled when he was asked what went differently this season. He fumbled around his pocket and pulled out a rosary ring. He showed the media with a grin on his face. The ring was … Continue reading

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