Category Archives: Temple

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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The Basketball Tournament: Semifinal Preview

Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob), Tyler DeGiacomo (@DJock10) Patrick Paul (@P_Paul20) & Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – After 24 games and over 36 hours at Philadelphia University’s Gallagher Center, The Basketball Tournament is down to its final four teams who have a chance … 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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Former Temple, Penn assistant Dan Leibovitz named AAC associate commissioner

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – The American Athletic has brought on board Temple and Penn assistant coach Dan Leibovitz as its new associate commissioner of men’s basketball. The second-year conference announced the hiring in a press release on Thursday, saying that … 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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Tough schedule will help Temple in more than one way

Lee Kunkel (@kunkel5) – The Temple Owls men’s basketball program is coming off their worst season not just in the Fran Dunphy era but the school’s entire 118-year history, going just 9-22 overall, 4-14 in their first season in the … 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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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 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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Anthony Lee transferring out of Temple for final season

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Temple redshirt junior Anthony Lee has graduated from the university and will transfer for his final year of eligibility. The Columbia, Md. native posted the following status on his Facebook this morning (sic): “Temple University thanks for … Continue reading

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UCF ends Temple’s season in double OT

Anthony Bellino (@Bellino_Anthony) – Just eight days ago Temple defeated Central Florida in overtime, the Knights were without their leading scorer, guard Isaiah Sykes, in that contest. In the first round of the American Athletic Conference Tournament, Sykes was in uniform and … Continue reading

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Lee’s 3-point play helps Temple past UCF in overtime

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Temple junior Anthony Lee had a key 3-point play in overtime and senior Dalton Pepper led the way in his final home game as the Owls downed Central Florida, 86-78, at the Liacouras Center on Tuesday night. … Continue reading

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UConn’s defense too much for Temple

Anthony Bellino (@Bellino_Anthony) – Temple has been an offensive-minded that seemed to struggle on defense throughout the 2013-14 season. Thursday night against Connecticut they played one of their best defensive games, unfortunately for the Owls they played arguably their worst … Continue reading

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Temple Preview: UConn (Feb. 20th)

Lee Kunkel (@Kunkel5) – Temple (7-17, 2-10) vs Connecticut (20-5, 8-4) When: Thursday, February 20th, 9pm (ESPN2) Where: Liacouras Center, Philadelphia PA KenPom: Temple 160th, UConn 20th In a Sentence: The Owls look to build on their biggest win of the season, an upset over SMU this … Continue reading

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Khalif Wyatt returns to US to play in NBDL

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Sitting in the stands at Conestoga High School, watching the Norristown Eagles in the first round of the District 1 AAAA playoffs on Saturday night, Khalif Wyatt smiled. “Trying to bring them some luck,” the former … Continue reading

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