Category Archives: Features

Tipping Off: Tuesday, December 16

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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Enechionyia quickly earning minutes with solid play

Aron Minkoff (@AronMinkoff) – Freshman Obi Enechionyia is starting to blossom into quite the impact player for Temple. That was evident again on Sunday afternoon as Temple was downed by Villanova, with the Springfield, Va. native making a big impact in … Continue reading

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Tipping Off: Sunday, December 14

CoBL Staff (@hooplove215) – Welcome to Tipping Off, CoBL’s mostly-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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Roberts starting to adjust to La Salle lineup

Madison Elliott (@m_elliott95) – Cleon Roberts has been waiting to make a name for himself in his first season at La Salle. The redshirt sophomore, a transfer from Georgia Southern, is finally starting to warm up after his year on the … Continue reading

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Trabs Files: NCAA In Review Week 4

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) Power Conferences Can Have Parity, … Continue reading

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Four Observations: Temple/Towson

Anthony Bellino (@Bellino_Anthony) & Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Interesting game at the Liacouras Center on Thursday night between Temple and Towson, with the Owls scoring five points over the opening 10 minutes before scoring 50 after halftime in a 76-64 … Continue reading

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Ennis leads Wildcats past Illinois in Jimmy V Classic

Aron Minkoff (@AronMinkoff) – (Ed. Note: Thanks to Joshua Newman for his help with this story) The Villanova Wildcats defeated an upstart Illinois team with a 73-59 victory at the Jimmy V Classic thanks to a terrific night from Dylan Ennis. … Continue reading

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2014-15 CoBL HS Preview: Catholic League

CoBL Staff (@hooplove215) – The rest of the Catholic League can breathe a sigh of relief–Ja’Quan Newton has finally graduated. The Neumann-Goretti grad, now a freshman at the University of Miami, led the Saints to the last four PCL titles, … Continue reading

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Tipping Off: Tuesday, December 9

CoBL Staff (@hooplove215) – Welcome to Tipping Off, CoBL’s mostly-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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92 in 92: Neumann-Goretti (Pa.)

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – (Ed. Note: This piece is part of CoBL’s “92 Stories in 92 Days” high school season preview, which will feature a different team in the CoBL coverage range each day from September 1 to December 1. For … Continue reading

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Tipping Off: Sunday, December 7

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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Perez Jones’ big 3Q helps Pennsbury down LM

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Pennsbury senior Juan Perez Jones’ pair of 3-pointers early in the third quarter of the Falcons’ season-opening game against Lower Merion played a big part in helping his team take its first lead of the game. … Continue reading

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Walk-on Casper contributing for Saint Joseph’s

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Walk-ons don’t play big minutes in Big 5 games. Heck, walk-ons–aside from special circumstances, like Doug McDermott giving up his scholarship in his final season at Creighton–don’t play big minutes in any Division I college games. So … Continue reading

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Palestra serves as main attraction in Big 5

Anthony Bellino (@Bellino_Anthony) – Since it opened in 1927, the Palestra has hosted more games than any other college basketball venue. In 2014, the allure of the building and the tradition behind it are stronger than ever. Big 5 teams, … Continue reading

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2014-15 CoBL HS Preview: Inter-Academic League

CoBL Staff (@hooplove215) – The next generation of Division I prospects is ready for its turn to shine in the high-academic Inter-Academic Conference. Before they do, however, a few seniors who’ve already make a big mark on the league will … Continue reading

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Tipping Off: Saturday, December 6

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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Play-By-Play Tip-Off Classic Preview

CoBL Staff (@hooplove215) – Plenty of top schools from Pennsylvania–and a few from New Jersey and Maryland–will be in action for the third annual Play By Play Tip-Off Classic at Philadelphia University (Pa.) on Saturday, Dec. 6. Here’s the schedule … Continue reading

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Trabs Files: NCAA In Review Week 3

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) The Feast Week That Was … Continue reading

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Kerr drops 27 points as USciences shocks Drexel 54-52

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Wanting another home game on its schedule but unable to find a Division I opponent willing to come to the DAC, Drexel scheduled neighbor University of the Sciences, a Division II program, somewhat last-minute this October. … Continue reading

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92 in 92: St. Andrew’s (Del.)

Jack Goodwillie (@JackGoodwillie) – (Ed. Note: This piece is part of CoBL’s “92 Stories in 92 Days” high school season preview, which will feature a different team in the CoBL coverage range each day from September 1 to December 1. For … Continue reading

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Garner steps up as Newbill starts slow

Tyler DeGiacomo (@DJock10) – STATE COLLEGE, PA– Penn State senior guard D.J. Newbill was looking for revenge on his almost-head coach Buzz Williams. As a senior at Strawberry Mansion, Newbill was set to join Williams and staff at Marquette before a … Continue reading

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2014-15 CoBL HS Preview: Public League “A”

CoBL Staff (@hooplove215) – The first year of the “Super Six” at the top of the Public League certainly played out as well as could have been expected last year, with three talented teams at the top battling it out … Continue reading

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Tipping Off: Wednesday, December 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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Eric Carter learning as he goes for Delaware

Ari Rosenfeld (@realA_rosenfeld) – Followers of Delaware basketball knew that changes would be made to the starting lineup between the end of last season and the start of the 2014-15 campaign. With three starters graduating, and one more being dismissed … Continue reading

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Bond starting to produce as Temple expected

Aron Minkoff (@AronMinkoff) – Prior to the season, there was a certain buzz surrounding Jaylen Bond, a junior forward who transferred from Texas. After sitting out for an entire season, Bond’s debut as an owl was delayed by an ankle … Continue reading

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