(Note: Each writers’ name also functions as a hyperlink to their material)
Josh Verlin (@jmverlin)
Josh Verlin is a Temple University graduate with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. Born and raised in Lower Merion– just minutes from the campuses of Saint Joseph’s and Villanova–he was immersed in Philadelphia basketball from a young age. A member of the U.S. Basketball Writers Association (USBWA), he has had work appear in several major online and print news sources, including Reuters, Yahoo! Sports, the Washington Post, and the Chicago Tribune.
Andy Edwards (@DLNAndyEdwards)
Andy is a Notre Dame graduate with a degree in Spanish and Psychology. A native of Louisville, Kentucky, he currently works as a staff writer at the Daily Local News in West Chester, where he covers boys basketball and lacrosse.
Andrew Albert (@andrewjalbert01)
Andrew is a sophomore communication major at La Salle University. Andrew, a Syracuse, New York native, has written for La Salle’s weekly newspaper The Collegian as well worked with radio station WEXP and La Salle TV. Andrew is the host of Sports Talk Philadelphia on La Salle TV. He also is the sports desk intern for the Philadelphia Daily News in the summer of 2013.
Teddy Bailey (@TheTeddyBailey)
The youngest member of the CoBL staff, Teddy Bailey is a sophomore at Garnet Valley High School in Southeastern Pennsylvania, where he is the Sports Editor for his school newspaper. Prior to joining CoBL, Teddy had written for Philahoops, among other sites and publications.
Anthony Bellino (@bellino_anthony)
Anthony Bellino is a junior journalism major at Temple University. A native of West Pittston, PA, Anthony serves as the golf beat writer for The Temple News, Temple’s student run newspaper, for whom he has also covered Temple basketball and football games. Anthony has also covered the Big 5 Invitational golf tournament for the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Chris Bengel (@clbengel)
Chris Bengel is a 2011 graduate of Rowan University with a degree in journalism. He’s written for the Gloucester County Times and The Whit (Rowan newspaper), covering Phillies and Flyers games.
Evan Cross (@evancross)
Evan Cross is a junior journalism major at Temple University. He is the men’s and women’s tennis beat writer for The Temple News. He also traveled to Dayton, Ohio to cover the Owls in the 2013 NCAA Tournament.
John Iatesta (@JohnIatesta)
John Iatesta is junior journalism major at Temple. Originally from a small suburb of Seattle, he lives across the street from former SuperSonics star Shawn Kemp. Once, John met Franco Harris after a Harlem Globetrotters game while lost in the parking lot.
Andrew Koob (@andrewkoob)
Andrew Koob is a junior journalism major at Temple University. A native of Doylestown, PA, Andrew has interned with the Philadelphia Daily News sports desk and OwlScoop.com. Mainly called “Koob” by friends and peers, he is currently in a battle with his two brothers to not hold the title of “Cooper Manning.”
Austin Lederman (@austinlederman)
Austin is a sophomore journalism major at Penn State University from Brooklyn, New York. Austin hosts a daily talk show, The SportsBlitz on a student-run radio station, TheLion 90.7 FM. He also calls games for Penn State football and basketball on the radio.
Jeff McDevitt (@JeffMcDev)
Staff Writer/Video Producer
Jeff McDevitt is a graduate of Temple University where he majored in Broadcasting, Telecommunications, and Mass Media. Jeff covers mainly high school games, as well as produces video content for the site. Jeff’s father, a St. Joe’s grad, has been taking him to Big 5 games since he was very young. Other interests include Buffalo wings and professional wrestling.
Garrett Miley (@GWMiley)
Garrett is a sophomore English major (with a journalism track) at Saint Joseph’s University. A West Chester, Pa. native, he’s been attending Big 5 basketball games with his father since he was a child. He was formerly the sports editor for The Hawk, SJU’s student newspaper and is an ultimate frisbee fanatic.
Mike McCoy (@MikeMcCoysMind)
Mike McCoy is a Senior Communication major and a Film Studies minor at La Salle University. Currently, Mike is an Executive Producer/Anchor on La Salle’s sport show Upon Further Review. He has taken advantage of various opportunities in media covering the Sixers, Flyers and Union, La Salle and Temple basketball games as well as the 2011 Army/Navy Game, US Women’s National Team Soccer and the Rugby Sevens Championship for La Salle TV.
Tyler Sablich (@TySablich)
Tyler Sablich is a Bensalem, Pa. native studying journalism at Temple University. He is currently the women’s basketball and men’s soccer beat writer for The Temple News. Also a big baseball fan, Tyler was at Citizens Bank Park for the Phillies’ 2008 World Series win.
Steven Tydings (@StevenTydings)
Steven is a freshman at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He is currently the associate sports editor for the Daily Pennsylvanian, Penn’s student newspaper. He is from Hopewell, New Jersey and went to the Pennington School, where he wrote for the student newspaper as well.
Tom Zamonski (@tomzamonski)
Tom Zamonski is a senior journalism major at Temple University. An identical twin who unfortunately lacks the twin telepathy, Zamonski grew up in Brookhaven, Pa. but spent his summers in North Dakota. He loves to travel, but more importantly loves any and all things sports.
Kevin Doyle (@KLDoyle11)
Kevin is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross with a degree in English. An avid hoop fan, Kevin began covering prep school and AAU basketball tournaments while a student at Holy Cross for New England Hoop News. After a stint there, he began writing for Rush the Court covering all things related to the Patriot League, and soon developed his own column called “The Other 26″ which explores all teams outside of the six power conferences. For his day job, Kevin currently works in experiential marketing for IMG LIVE in New York City connecting brands to consumers through the LIVE medium.
Tug Haines (@mistertug)
The first college basketball game Tug ever attended was the 1992 NCAA East Regional Final between Kentucky and Duke. While he may never again see anything like it, that won’t stop him from trying. He’s also the proprietor of TheFightins.com and the producer/co-host of a weekly podcast covering the Phillies farm system. When he’s not behind his camera or at the ballpark, you can find him walking his dog in South Philly.
Mark Jordan (MNJsports.com)
Mark is a graduate of Duke University with a dual degree in Economics and Psychology. Through his photography, Mark has covered a broad variety of high school and collegiate contests in basketball, soccer, football, baseball and track & field. He is the official photographer for the Delco Professional/Amateur Summer Basketball League, and currently covers University of Delaware sports. His work has been featured in print and digital editions of magazines such as Dime and Playboy, and a collection of his images can also be found in the book, “A Blueprint For Success: Cornell Men’s Basketball 2009-2010,” published by Momentum Media.
Anson Marsh (@ansonpants)
Anson is a sophomore biology major at La Salle University. He is a native to the small town of Lewes, Delaware, who recently picked up photography. He has participated in the Campus Movie Festival as the debut for his photographic creativity.
Toban Penner (@tobanpenner)
Toban is a designer, developer and owner/operator of Penner Web Design. He lives and works in Durham, NC, just off Tobacco Road. He is currently trying to convince his wife to put a basketball court in his backyard.