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Penn State releases full 2014-15 schedule

Austin Lederman (@AustinLederman) – The Big Ten conference released its full 2014-15 schedule on Thursday evening. Penn State released its 13-game non-conference schedule a few weeks back, but now the Nittany Lions’ complete 2014-15 schedule is set. In a perennial powerhouse conference, the Nittany Lions didn’t receive any gifts … Continue reading

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Dragons to invade China next week

Andrew Albert (@AndrewJAlbert01) – The Dragon has been a part of Chinese folklore for thousands of years. They have been known as a symbol for great power, so much so that Emperors used the sign of the Dragon as a … Continue reading

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Drexel’s Lee working back from ACL injury

Patrick Paul (@P_Paul20) – It was supposed to be a big year for Drexel’s Damion Lee. The 6-foot-6 wing was coming off a breakout sophomore season in which he led the team with 17.1 ppg, earning Second Team All-CAA honors, and … Continue reading

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Bracket announced for Charleston Classic

Garrett Miley (@GWMiley) – The Charleston Classic, which will take place on Nov. 20-23, announced its bracket on Tuesday. This year it will feature two local programs in Drexel and Penn State, as well as Southern Cal, Akron, Miami, Charlotte, … Continue reading

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Hawks offer, eye Vermont Academy’s Holt

Garrett Miley (@GWMiley) – Vermont Academy forward Emmitt Holt has been one of the nation’s biggest risers in the July live period. His decision to attend prep school after graduating from Webster Schroeder (N.Y.) is paying off, and he now holds … Continue reading

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Drexel, Penn State announce two-year “off-campus” series

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Drexel and Penn State announced the formation of a two-year “off-campus” agreement to play each other once this season and once next season, the schools announced on Thursday. The first matchup will take place this Dec. … Continue reading

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Updated CoBL D-I Recruiting Needs: Part 1

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – (Ed. Note: This piece originally ran May 19. We’ve updated it to include recent commitments with the July live periods just days away) With the vast majority of recruiting for 2014 over and done with, Division … Continue reading

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Drexel adds fifth-year transfer in UCLA’s Derboghosian

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Drexel has completed its 2014-15 roster with the addition of a fifth-year transfer, UCLA’s Sooren Derboghosian. The 6-foot-10, 255-pound Iranian native committed to the Dragons on Saturday, where he’ll be immediately eligible as a fifth-year transfer … Continue reading

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Massenat waiting for pro opportunity to arise

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – The writing had been on the wall for Frantz Massenat and Drexel’s 2013-14 season well before it actually ended. A promising year had been derailed by injuries–first it was star wing Damion Lee who went down … Continue reading

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Podcast of Basketball Love: Ep. 33

It’s the latest episode of the Podcast of Basketball Love, with Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) and Ian Simon (@CoachSimon200) back behind the microphones to talk high school and college basketball and a little recruiting as well, but most of the talk … Continue reading

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CoBL Division I 2015 recruiting needs (Pt. 1)

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – With the vast majority of recruiting for 2014 over and done with, Division I programs across the country are starting to look at their 2015 recruiting classes. And many of them are keeping a close eye … Continue reading

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The Basketball Tournament sets field of 32

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – The Basketball Tournament–the $500k, winner-take-all, anyone-can-enter tournament coming to Philadelphia this summer–has set its field of 32 teams. After months of online voting, the top 24 squads in terms of their social media support all made … Continue reading

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Drexel gets late 2014 commitment in Austin Williams

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Drexel landed another commitment for its class of 2014 on Friday, with Trinity Episcopal (Va.) forward Austin Williams announcing at a press conference that he’ll be continuing his basketball and educational career at 34th and Market. It’s … Continue reading

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Drexel adds Utah transfer Ahmad Fields

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Bruiser Flint has found his last piece to overhaul the Drexel backcourt. The Dragons got a commitment from Utah transfer Ahmad Fields, a 6-foot-5 shooting guard, on Tuesday afternoon. A native of Washington, D.C., Fields originally chose … Continue reading

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Drexel’s Abif to miss 2014-15 season with leg injury

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Drexel’s 2014-15 roster already took a big hit, and the season doesn’t even start for seven months. The school announced on Tuesday that junior forward Kazembe Abif will miss his entire senior season with a right … Continue reading

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Drexel, Delaware players honored at CAA awards banquet

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – The arrival of the college basketball postseason means it’s also the time for conference awards. Both Drexel and Delaware did well at the Colonial Athletic Association banquet on Thursday night, with each team having a trio … Continue reading

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Special senior class made Drexel a better program

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – There was something different about Drexel’s senior night this year. Part of it was because of the sheer size of the class, with six letterwinners taking the court surrounded by friends and family in the pregame … Continue reading

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Massenat, Fouch lead the way in Senior Night win

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – With 4.8 seconds left in Drexel’s game against Charleston, Bruiser Flint pulled his two senior guards out of the game. First came Chris Fouch, in his second Senior Night after an injury wiped out most of what would have … Continue reading

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CAA setting up for wide-open tournament

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – With two weeks to go in the 2013-14 college basketball regular season, there might not be a harder conference tournament to predict than that of the Colonial Athletic Association. Each of the nine teams in the … Continue reading

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Allen, Drexel ruin Delaware’s senior day, 69-65

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – It was supposed to be Delaware’s special day. A sold-out crowd at the Bob Carpenter Center came to celebrate a special Blue Hens senior class, led by arguably the best player in school history. They were … Continue reading

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Massenat leads the way as Drexel downs Hofstra

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Even though he’s only been coaching in the Colonial Athletic Association for one a matter of months, Joe Mihalich can’t wait to see Frantz Massenat graduate. Drexel’s talented senior point guard has been nothing but a … Continue reading

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Free throw shooting costs Drexel in loss at Charleston

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Even when they weren’t challenged Drexel couldn’t put the ball through the bucket. They had issues against the Charleston defense on Thursday night, shooting just over 32 percent from the floor. But even without a Cougar … Continue reading

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Second half defense powers Drexel over JMU, 78-60

Ben Feld (@bfeldo) – For Drexel, the bad news just kept rolling in. On the eve of their matinee with James Madison, the team received word that junior forward Kazembe Abif would miss the remainder of the season with a … Continue reading

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Drexel’s Abif out for season with hand injury

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Drexel forward Kazembe Abif has broken his left hand and will miss the rest of the season, the team announced on Friday. Abif, a 6-foot-7, 215-pound power forward, was having his best season yet at DU, … Continue reading

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Towson tops Drexel behind Benimon’s second half

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – Drexel had trouble stopping him in its first matchup with Towson. And the same thing happened on Saturday, at least in the final 20 minutes. Senior forward Jerrelle Benimon exploded for 20 second half points, en route … Continue reading

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