Category Archives: Villanova

Villanova commit Tim Delaney making changes

Madison Elliott (@m_elliott95) – Tim Delaney has been in the spotlight before, as the first committed recruit for the 2015 Villanova recruit class. Now, he has some big changes coming up as he begins to prepare for his senior season. He … 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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Villanova’s Bell looking forward to Summer League

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – The NBA draft can be a torturous experience. Not only if your favorite franchise has two Top 10 picks like this year’s 76ers, or if you have the No. 1 pick and top prospect Joel Embiid … 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 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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Villanova’s Booth anxious to get to work at ‘Guard U’

Teddy Bailey (@TheTeddyBailey) – WEST ORANGE, N.J.–Villanova head coach Jay Wright has seemingly produced top guards year in and year out. Randy Foye, Kyle Lowry, Allan Ray, Scottie Reynolds and Corey Fisher are only five of the elite list of Villanova guards that Wright has produced … 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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Villanova’s Jay Wright speaks about Pentagon, Dave Gavitt

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Between his years as head coach at Villanova, Hofstra and for various USA Basketball squads, Jay Wright has met his fair share of celebrities and traveled to more than a handful of impressive destinations. He’s one … 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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NCAA Tournament: Buffalo Media Day Quoteables

Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob) & Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – BUFFALO, N.Y.–Plenty of great quotes from the 16 press conferences at First Niagara Center on Wednesday, as eight sets of players and coaches took the podium one after another to discuss their … Continue reading

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Villanova hoping regular-season success spills over into March Madness

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – BUFFALO, N.Y.– This season was the most successful regular season in Villanova men’s basketball history–and for now, it’s still mostly meaningless. Twenty-eight times over the last four months and change, Jay Wright’s squad walked off the court … 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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