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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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Villanova claws from behind to beat Rutgers

Jeff McDevitt (@JeffMcDev) – Coming off a big road win at UConn on Saturday, Villanova was looking to continue to build their tournament resume to try and secure an at-large bid in the Big Dance. In came a Rutgers squad … Continue reading

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Villanova tops UConn for crucial road win

Andy Edwards (@DLNAndyEdwards) – Villanova came into Saturday’s game at Connecticut sitting squarely on the NCAA Tournament bubble, in dire need of a quality road victory. Thanks to their freshman phenom and 40 minutes of dirty work, the Wildcats got … Continue reading

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Wildcats embark on make-or-break road trip

Andy Edwards (@DLNAndyEdwards) – For much of the 2012-13 season, Villanova has experienced something of an identity crisis. Within their first five games, the Wildcats (15-9, 6-5 Big East) lost by 22 to Alabama and by 18 to Ivy League … Continue reading

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Wildcats fall to Biedscheid, Irish

Garrett Miley @GWMiley – Villanova was unable to pull off a third straight victory over a major opponent on Wednesday night against Notre Dame, falling to the Irish 65-60. Notre Dame’s Cameron Biedscheid was a standout for the Irish, finishing with … Continue reading

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