Category Archives: Josh Verlin

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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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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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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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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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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Grant adjusting to tough transition at Charleston

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Earl Grant didn’t exactly take over the College of Charleston’s men’s basketball program under the greatest of circumstances. Former coach Doug Wojcik was fired in August as he was heading into his third year at the … Continue reading

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Big East Media Day Quoteables

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin), Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) & Patrick Paul (@P_Paul20) – The CoBL crew was up at the Big East’s annual media day up at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday, to help get to know the 10 teams in the … Continue reading

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2014-15 Atlantic 10 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) Overachieving mid-major conference? Burgeoning high-major basketball … Continue reading

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USciences certainly feeling the brotherly love

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 thing that University … Continue reading

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CAA Media Day Quoteables

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) & Teddy Bailey (@TheTeddyBailey) – The second men’s basketball media day of CoBL’s 2014-15 season took place at the TransAmerica Building in Baltimore on Tuesday, as the 10 coaches from the Colonial Athletic Association sat down with … Continue reading

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Northeastern picked atop CAA; Drexel fourth

Teddy Bailey (@TheTeddyBailey) & Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – With six of its top seven scorers returning from last year plus a key player returning from injury, Northeastern was picked to win the Colonial Athletic Association, the league announced on Tuesday … Continue reading

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Hart, Jenkins ready to step up for ‘Nova

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) After last year’s loss to Connecticut … Continue reading

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2014-15 Season Primer: Villanova Wildcats

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) 2014-15 Villanova Wildcats Season Primer Coach: Jay … Continue reading

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Temple’s Enechionyia the new kid on the block

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) Although there are four new active … Continue reading

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McKillop making recruiting adjustments at Davidson

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – The conference realignment carousel’s most recent wave peaked last year, when four dozen basketball programs moved from one league to another. That number was just at 16 this year–including Davidson, the newest member of the Atlantic … Continue reading

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Atlantic 10 Media Day Quoteables

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) & Andrew Albert (@AndrewJAlbert01) – The first men’s basketball media day of CoBL’s 2014-15 season took place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Tuesday, as the 14 coaches from the Atlantic 10 conference sat down with … Continue reading

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New mentality around Penn’s program after tough years

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) For the last two years, when … Continue reading

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Penn freshmen key to potential turnaround

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 Penn is going to begin … Continue reading

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2014-15 Season Primer: Penn Quakers

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) 2014-15 Penn Quakers Season Primer Coach: Jerome … Continue reading

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