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Drexel sophomore Major Canady to miss 2014-15 season

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Drexel’s injury bug continues to bite. The school announced Friday–two weeks before the start of the 2014-15 season–that sophomore guard Major Canady will miss the year thanks to a right ankle injury suffered in practice this week … Continue reading

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Cabrini’s Aaron Walton-Moss still working to overcome rough past

Aron Minkoff (@AronMinkoff) – (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) When you reach a low-point of … Continue reading

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Ochenje brings D-I talent to Del-Val Aggies

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) When Delaware Valley head coach Casey … Continue reading

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CoBL Division III Preseason Power Rankings: 6-10

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) & Ian Simon (@CoachSimon200) – (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) It’s going … Continue reading

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Coaches’ Thoughts: Patriot League

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Though CoBL knows quite a bit about the Patriot League, we admit that there are some who know the league better–namely, the coaches in the league itself. So we called up a number of assistant coaches … Continue reading

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2014-15 Patriot League Season Primer

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) If there’s one word to describe … Continue reading

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Legendary Chester head coach Fred Pickett passes away

Tyler DeGiacomo (@DJock10) – Fred Pickett Jr., the legendary Chester High basketball coach, lost his battle with cancer Wednesday. “I always thought of him as a giant in Chester, how much he meant to those kids and that community and … Continue reading

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Temple selected to finish sixth in AAC coaches’ poll

Tom Reifsnyder (@tom_reifsnyder) – The Temple Owls were selected sixth in the American Athletic Conference’s preseason coaches’ poll on Wednesday morning at the conference’s media day in New York. Following six consecutive NCAA tournament appearances, Temple finished 9-22 last season … Continue reading

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Coaches’ Thoughts: Ivy League

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Though CoBL knows quite a bit about the Ivy League, we admit that there are some who know the league better–namely, the coaches in the league itself. So we called up a number of assistant coaches … Continue reading

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2014-15 Ivy League Season Primer

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Lately, the Ivy League has been painted Crimson. For the last three years, Harvard has earned the Ancient Eight’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament, a stunning reign of dominance for a program whose basketball tradition … Continue reading

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Coaches’ Thoughts: Colonial Athletic Association

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Though CoBL knows quite a bit about the Colonial Athletic Association, we admit that there are some who know the league better–namely, the coaches in the league itself. So we called up a number of assistant … Continue reading

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2014-15 Colonial Athletic Association season primer

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) The word for the Colonial Athletic … Continue reading

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92 in 92: Downingtown East (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. … Continue reading

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2014-15 Big Ten Season Primer

Austin Lederman (@AustinLederman) & Varun Kumar (@vrkumar8) – (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 Big Ten … Continue reading

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92 in 92: Poly Tech (Del.)

Tom Reifsnyder (@tom_reifsnyder) – (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. … Continue reading

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St. Anthony wing Markis McDuffie commits to Wichita State

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Markis McDuffie almost didn’t even make it to Wichita State. On his way out to the school for an official visit at the end of last month, some airport issues redirected his outbound connecting flight from … Continue reading

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Delco Shootout Notebook: October 25

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Two dozen area high school teams took to the courts at Penncrest High School for the Delco Shootout on Saturday, with a few very good teams and players showing off their skills on the three courts. … Continue reading

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2014 8Eye Classic Notebook

Ari Rosenfeld (@realA_rosenfeld) & Tom Reifsnyder (@tom_reifsnyder) — Some of the top players in the Philadelphia and New York metropolitan areas came down to the court at Ben Franklin HS last night for the second annual 8Eye Classic, with plenty … Continue reading

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92 in 92: Father Judge (Pa.)

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – (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. … Continue reading

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Penncrest hosting Delco Shootout on Saturday

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Penncrest High School will be buzzing with basketball activity on Saturday, as 24 area teams will be taking part in the Delco Shootout on the school’s three courts. Action begins at 8:00 AM with the first set … Continue reading

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92 in 92: Howard Vo-Tech (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. … Continue reading

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2015 wing Sam Lindgren commits to Colgate

Ari Rosenfeld (@realA_rosenfeld) – Germantown Academy wing Sam Lindgren, who stood out all summer but was still yet to receive his first Divison I offer, is now off the board. Lindgren will be headed to Colgate University, giving head coach … Continue reading

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‘Wojo’ hoping to find success in new-look Big East

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – NEW YORK–Steve Wojciechowski has been in grooming for this moment for 15 years, ever since his playing career ended at Duke and his former coach, Mike Krzyzewski, brought him on as an assistant in 1999. While … Continue reading

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Whitehead hoping to reverse Seton Hall’s fortunes

Patrick Paul (@p_paul20) – If there is one thing that can turnaround a team that is used to being at the bottom looking up in the Big East Conference, it is a Top 10 recruit. Isaiah Whitehead, a 6-foot-4 shooting … Continue reading

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Patriot League Media Day Quoteables

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) & Chris Bengel (@CLBengel) – The Patriot League’s 10 head coaches and a few selected players returned to the SteelStacks ArtsQuest Center in Bethlehem on Thursday morning to talk about the upcoming season in the high-academic hoops … Continue reading

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