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2014-15 Big East Season Primer

Tyler DeGiacomo (@DJock10) – (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 East will be … 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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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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Villanova chosen to win the Big East at Media Day

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – It was basically a formality heading into the Big East’s 2014 Media Day that Villanova would be selected as the conference’s top team heading into the 2014-15 season. And for good reason. The reigning champions who … Continue reading

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Villanova, Big East release full 2014-15 schedules

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – With an exciting combination of promising young talent and proven veteran leadership, Villanova is expected to be one of the strongest teams in the Big East this season. Based on the Wildcats’ 2014-15 schedule, head coach … Continue reading

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Former Big East lives again when Villanova faces UConn

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – BUFFALO, N.Y.–Conference realignment will un-align, if only for two hours or so. At the First Niagara Center on Saturday evening, the clock will be rewound just long enough to remember what was for many years the … Continue reading

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Trabs Files: NCAA In Review Week 17

Matt Trabold (@TrabsMatt) – 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: Wright’s Wildcats: Legitimate National Title Contender? The … Continue reading

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Hilliard sets career high as ‘Nova sets wins mark

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – The way Darrun Hilliard was shooting the ball, it seemed like he could have kept Villanova in the game against Marquette by himself. When his teammates joined in on the scoring, then it was no contest. … Continue reading

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Trabs Files: NCAA In Review Week 15

Matt Trabold (@TrabsMatt) – 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: Okay Without Tay and C.J. Rather unforeseen … Continue reading

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Trabs Files: NCAA In Review Week 14

Matt Trabold (@TrabsMatt) – 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: Brotherly Love in One Beantown Bunch The … Continue reading

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Trabs Files: NCAA In Review Week 13

Matt Trabold (@TrabsMatt) – Hak Attack On The MEAC One of Philadelphia’s own is towards the top of the list of the nation’s most impressive smaller conference freshman guards. Philadelphia Electronic and Technology graduate and Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawk Hakeem “Hak” … Continue reading

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Villanova Preview: Creighton (Jan. 19)

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – No. 4 Villanova (16-1, 5-0 Big East) vs. Creighton (15-3, 5-1) When: Monday, January 20, 7 PM Where: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pa./FS1 KenPom: Villanova 2, Creighton 13 RPI: Villanova 4, Creighton 14 In a sentence… Villanova … Continue reading

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Trabs Files: NCAA In Review Week 9

Matt Trabold (@TrabsMatt) – 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: Looking Back Houston over Connecticut, 75-71 No … Continue reading

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Villanova Preview: Seton Hall (Jan. 8)

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – No. 8 Villanova (13-1, 2-0) @ Seton Hall (10-5, 1-1) When: Wednesday, Jan. 8, 7 PM Where: Prudential Center – Newark, N.J. RPI: Villanova 6, Seton Hall 126 KenPom: Villanova 8, Seton Hall 119 In a sentence: … Continue reading

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Villanova Preview: Providence (Jan. 5)

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Villanova (12-1, 1-0) vs. Providence (10-4, 0-1) When: Sunday, January 5, 7 PM Where: The Pavilion, Villanova, Pa./FS1 RPI: Villanova 5, Providence 96 KenPom: Villanova 8, Providence 78 In a sentence… Villanova’s hoping to get a … Continue reading

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Trabs Files: NCAA In Review (Week 8)

Matt Trabold (@TrabsMatt) – 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: Looking Back Iowa State over Boise State, … Continue reading

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Big East Media Teleconference Liveblog

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – The new Big East conference held its first media teleconference of the 2013-14 regular season, with league play just around the corner for all 10 programs. Here are some highlights with quotes from the various coaches … Continue reading

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CoBL’s Winter Term Grades: Big East

Lee Kunkel (@Kunkel5) – With students around the country taking their final exams for the fall semesters, CoBL is taking grading out teams in a few conferences with local teams. The new Big East has one team in the top 10 … Continue reading

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Big East Preview: Replacing Otto Porter

Lee Kunkel (@Kunkel5) – There are many metrics in which you can evaluate a player. Efficiency, raw stats, percentage of use and the simple eye test. Otto Porter found himself at the top of many of these lists last season. … Continue reading

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Villanova picked 4th in Big East preseason poll

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Marquette has been picked to win the new BIG EAST conference and Villanova was picked to finish fourth, the league announced on Wednesday at it’s basketball media day. This is the first year of the 10-team … Continue reading

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2013-14 Season Preview: Big East Primer

Garrett Miley (@GWMiley) & Lee Kunkel (@Kunkel5) (Ed. Note: Welcome to the first of the CoBL/Big Apple Buckets conference previews. For the Big East, BAB staff writer Matt Giles collaborated with Garrett and Lee to come up with their preseason … Continue reading

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Big East hires Ackerman as new commissioner

Garrett Miley @GWMiley – The Big East officially announced that it had hired Val Ackerman as the commissioner of the newly formed, 10-team athletic conference on Wednesday. “We believe we have selected the consumate 21st century basketball executive for the … Continue reading

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Former Big East to be known as American Athletic Conference

Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob) – In a press release on Wednesday, the former Big East Conference officially took on a new name and will be named the “American Athletic Conference” after the 2012-2013 athletic season comes to a close. “We worked with … Continue reading

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Robinson’s big shots help Pitt overcome ‘Nova

Jasper Wilson (@wilson_jasper) – Overcoming a first half and game more generally hampered by an abundance of fouls and offensive troubles, Pitt and Villanova played to a thrilling conclusion on Sunday. In a game in which the lead was always … Continue reading

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ESPN: ‘Catholic 7′ splitting from Big East in 2013

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – The end of the Big East has come even sooner than expected. According to ESPN’s Brett McMurphy, Andy Katz and Dana O’Neil, the so-called “Catholic 7″ schools who announced their decision to depart the conference back … Continue reading

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