Category Archives: Features

Enechionyia provides key spark off the bench for Temple

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – Fran Dunphy admitted Saturday he hadn’t had a player quite like Obi Enechionyia in his eight previous seasons as coach at Temple University. A big, physical forward who’s quick, has range and can guard almost anyone … Continue reading

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Trabs Files: NCAA In Review Week 11

Matt Trabold (@TrabsMatt) – (Ed. Note: In his weekly Trabs Files, CoBL national analyst Matt Trabold takes a look around the national college landscape, both in the week that was and the week to come) Two Notable Disappointments, Two Notable … Continue reading

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Federici shining in freshman campaign at F&M

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – As far as Brandon Federici was concerned, his college basketball career – and academic, of course – was going to go through Cambridge, Mass. A senior at Colts Neck High School in New Jersey, the four … Continue reading

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Rodney Williams makes much-needed return to Drexel

John Watts (@mrwatts007) – Drexel welcomed back one of its leaders in Rodney Williams on Wednesday night, and the sophomore forward’s presence certainly played a part in a 65-60 Drexel win over CAA preseason favorite Northeastern. Williams had been out due … Continue reading

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Jersey duo’s reunion at Rider spurring successful Broncs season

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Call it a lucky break. For Matt Lopez, for Anthony D’Orazio, and for Rider basketball. It was the spring of 2013, and Lopez–having just finished up a lackluster sophomore year at Utah State–was strongly considering leaving … Continue reading

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Colgate on a roll as Lafayette heads to Hamilton

Aron Minkoff (@AronMinkoff) – The saying goes that it is not about how you start, it’s about how you finish. If that holds true, then the Colgate Raiders–despite a terrible opening to the season–may be able to call the 2014-15 … Continue reading

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Division III Roundup: Killing sets ‘Berg scoring record

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Haven’t gotten to get to many Division III games as we’d like to yet this year, so here are a few things going on in local D-III action: Killing sets scoring record at Muhlenberg One point … Continue reading

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Williams leading Constitution through Public League play

Ari Rosenfeld (@realA_rosenfeld) – Sometimes it helps to be overlooked. In an area known for its outstanding guard play, the region’s current group is no exception; eight senior guards are already committed to Division I schools. A couple more have … Continue reading

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One year making a big difference for Villanova

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – It’s sort of funny, maybe a little weird, kind of interesting, or whatever other adjective or cliche-du-jour you feel like using, the difference a single year makes in college basketball. Whatever that difference is, be it … Continue reading

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City 6 (and more) NBA Stock Watch

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) & Garrett Miley (@GWMiley) – The recent success of Langston Galloway with the New York Knicks got us thinking about which current area college player could be the next one up to make an impact in the … Continue reading

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Despite struggles, Ed DeChellis has no regrets

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – It’s been almost four years since Ed DeChellis sent shockwaves throughout the Penn State basketball community when he departed Happy Valley in search of a new challenge at the United States Naval Academy. The Nittany Lions … Continue reading

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Goldsborough helping Lehigh make Patriot push

Dan Newhart (@danny_newhart) – EASTON, Pa. – With a win against Lafayette on Saturday afternoon, Lehigh extended its winning streak to three games and improved to 10-9 overall, including a 4-4 mark in the Patriot League. Two big reasons for … Continue reading

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Tipping Off: Wednesday, January 21

CoBL Staff (@hooplove215) – Welcome to Tipping Off, CoBL’s daily hub where you can get all the information on today’s games while also catching up on the action from the previous day as well as various other things going on … Continue reading

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What We’ve Learned: Colonial Athletic Association

Jeff Neiburg (@jeff_neiburg) & Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – We’re now two weeks into the year 2015, which means conference play is starting to heat up and we’ll soon find out whose non-conference record’s were legit and who had their 2014’s … Continue reading

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What we’ve learned: Patriot League

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – We’re now two weeks into the year 2015 which means conference play is starting to heat up and we’ll soon find out whose non-conference record’s were legit, and who had their 2014’s loaded with “cupcakes.” It’s … Continue reading

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‘Nova sophomore crashes the boards with “Hart”

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Villanova’s unselfish play was on display in a number of ways on Wednesday night. The most obvious was perhaps the Wildcats’ 24 assists on 28 buckets against Xavier, an incredible display of sharing the ball. Ryan … Continue reading

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Henkels and Burns pace Prep past McDevitt

John Watts (@mrwatts007) – For the last two years, Jack Henkels and Brendan Burns were biding their time on St. Joseph’s Prep’s junior varsity squad. Now that the seniors have a chance to get some varsity action, they are proving that … Continue reading

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What we’ve learned: Philadelphia Public League

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Each team in the Public League’s “A” Division has played five league games, with each program going up against each other exactly once. So while there’s still plenty of time for things to change, we at … Continue reading

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Holbrook, Newman lead Roman Catholic past West Catholic

Aron Minkoff (@AronMinkoff) – After two thrilling defeats of fellow PCL powerhouses Neumann-Goretti and Archbishop Carroll last week, the Roman Catholic Cahillites defeated the West Catholic Burrs 80-47 on Wednesday afternoon. While the score represented a lopsided defeat for Roman, the … Continue reading

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What we’ve learned: Big East Conference

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) & Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – We’re now two weeks into the year 2015 which means conference play is starting to heat up and we’ll soon find out whose non-conference record’s were legit, and who had their 2014’s … Continue reading

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What we’ve learned: Philadelphia Catholic League

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – It’s just about the midpoint of the high school basketball season, with the non-conference portion of the schedule basically wrapped up and the various schools in the area at least a few games into conference play. … Continue reading

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Morgan starring as Temple prepares for UCF

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Very quickly, Temple basketball has become the Jesse Morgan show. The former Olney guard, who played his first three years at Massachusetts before his dismissal from the A-10 program took his career path from Amherst back … Continue reading

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Tipping Off: Saturday, January 3

CoBL Staff (@hooplove215) – Welcome to Tipping Off, CoBL’s daily hub where you can get all the information on today’s games while also catching up on the action from the previous day as well as various other things going on … Continue reading

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Cross leads Parkland to 63-46 victory over Emmaus

Madison Elliott (@m_elliott95) – The Parkland Trojans came into the night playing in a sold-out gym full of Emmaus Hornets, fresh off of their first loss against St. Joseph’s Prep. That didn’t stop the Trojans from coming out quick and … Continue reading

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Wildcats face first true road test for wins record

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – To achieve its best start in program history, the Villanova men’s basketball team has to do something it hasn’t yet done this year. Win a true road game. According to the Wildcats’ schedule, they have played … Continue reading

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