Category Archives: Temple

Dingle gets a second chance to make first impression

Anthony Bellino (@Bellino_Anthony) – (Ed. Note: This article is part of CoBL’s 2014-15 College Season Preview, which will run from October 3-November 14, the first day of games. For the complete rundown, click here) Temple fans will notice something different … Continue reading

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Temple’s Enechionyia the new kid on the block

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – (Ed. Note: This article is part of CoBL’s 2014-15 College Season Preview, which will run from October 3-November 14, the first day of games. For the complete rundown, click here) Although there are four new active … Continue reading

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Bond set to bring Temple back to defensive prominence

Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob) – (Ed. Note: This article is part of CoBL’s 2014-15 College Season Preview, which will run from October 3-November 14, the first day of games. For the complete rundown, click here) Temple used to thrive on making … Continue reading

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2014-15 Season Primer: Temple Owls

Anthony Bellino (@Bellino_Anthony) – (Ed. Note: This article is part of CoBL’s 2014-15 College Season Preview, which will run from October 3-November 14, the first day of games. For the complete rundown, click here) 2014-15 Temple Season Preview Coach: Fran … Continue reading

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Carroll’s Ernest Aflakpui chooses Temple

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – The momentum for Temple just keeps on rolling. After getting a pair of local guards to commit in recent months, the Owls have found their big man for the 2015 class. The Owls have picked up a … Continue reading

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CoBL’s 2014-15 College Preseason Awards

CoBL Staff (@hooplove215) – (Ed. Note: This article is part of CoBL’s 2014-15 College Season Preview, which will run from October 3-November 14, the first day of games. For the complete rundown, click here) The 2014-15 college basketball season is … Continue reading

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2014-15 CoBL College Preview Hub

CoBL Staff (@hooplove215) – The 2014-15 college basketball season is so close, we can almost taste it. For the six weeks between the start of Division I practices and the first official Division I games, CoBL will be previewing the … Continue reading

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Podcast of Basketball Love: Episode 42

The Podcast of Basketball love returns with its 42nd episode on the heels of big recruiting news yesterday and two days ahead of college basketball practice. As usual, Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) was behind the microphone with his cohost Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg). Temple … Continue reading

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Alston exactly what Dunphy, Temple needed

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – Levan Alston, Jr. came across a basketball relic in his basement recently. And when it came time for him to make a decision on where to play his collegiate basketball, he saw it fit that the … Continue reading

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Haverford School’s Levan Alston stays home, commits to Temple

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Temple has its backcourt of the future, and the makings of a very good incoming freshman class in 2015. Haverford School senior guard Levan Alston, Jr. gave his verbal commitment to Fran Dunphy and the Owls in a press … Continue reading

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At 84, Bill Mlkvy wants to leave student-athlete legacy at Temple

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Sitting in the lobby of Temple’s basketball practice facility, Bill Mlkvy can’t help but be a little jealous of his surroundings. The modern, two-year-old facility is located on the third floor of the renovated Pearson-McGonigle Hall–a … 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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‘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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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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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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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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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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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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Temple releases 2014-15 non-conference schedule

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Though a few high-profile opponents were known a few weeks ago, Temple finalized its non-conference schedule on Friday. As expected, Big 5 play and several NCAA tournament mainstays dominate the slate, with a few solid mid-major … Continue reading

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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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Temple Team Camp: Team Notebook (Day 1)

Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob) & Ari Rosenfeld (@realA_rosenfeld) – Temple kicked off its two-day team camp on Friday with plenty of talent showcased in just a few hours of game time. Temple coaches and plenty of smaller colleges got a good … Continue reading

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Report: Temple to hire Rick Brunson as assistant

Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob) – Per a report, Temple will hire former Owl Rick Brunson as an assistant coach. The move had been rumored throughout the summer and Temple even posted an opening for the position on HoopDirt just yesterday. Brunson played under John … Continue reading

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Podcast of Basketball Love: Episode 34

The Podcast of Basketball Love returns this week with a bit of a different feel, as Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) is alone behind the microphone. He brings along three guests to join him, starting with Matt Walsh. The former Germantown Academy … 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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