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Donahue sets priorities to start Penn’s rebuild

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Fifteen years after his career took him out of the only area he’s called home, Steve Donahue returned to Philadelphia. The newly-named 20th head coach in the 115-year history of Penn basketball stood at a podium … Continue reading

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Penn’s Calhoun goes with safe choice in Donahue hire

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Before the 2014-15 season, after two straight years of single-digit wins and with a new athletic director in town, it was clear that Jerome Allen was running out of time at Penn if he didn’t turn things around. … Continue reading

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Update: Penn announces Steve Donahue as new head coach

Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob) & Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – It didn’t take long for Penn to find Jerome Allen‘s successor. The Quakers announced the hiring of former Cornell and Boston College coach Steve Donahue as the 20th head coach in the program’s history … Continue reading

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Mixed emotions in Palestra stands for Allen’s final game

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – When Penn’s Jerome Allen was introduced before his final home game as Quakers head coach on Tuesday night, the stands told the story. Half of the seats in the Palestra had fans who rose to their … Continue reading

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Jerome Allen’s tenure at Penn ends with 73-52 loss

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Before Penn’s season finale against Princeton, the Quakers wore two shirts during warm-ups. First, Penn’s players came out dressed in plain black t-shirts. Then, they changed into navy blue shirts with a “53” on the back. … Continue reading

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Report: Jerome Allen out at Penn after regular season

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – The University of Pennsylvania has decided to let go of head coach Jerome Allen. As first reported by ESPN’s Jeff Goodman, the university has informed Allen that his time as coach will come to an end following the regular season, which … Continue reading

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Penn snaps losing streak, beats Columbia 54-46

Ari Rosenfeld (@realA_rosenfeld) – Defense may not win Penn an Ivy League championship, as the saying usually goes, but it was good enough to snap a long losing streak. The Quakers (8-18, 3-9 Ivy) suffocated Columbia at home on Friday … Continue reading

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Brown grinds past Penn at The Palestra, 71-55

Tom Reifsnyder (@tom_reifsnyder) – When two struggling teams collide, it’s bound to be a dogfight. And it certainly won’t be pretty. The Brown Bears, who entered the game as losers of six of their last seven games, scratched and clawed their way … Continue reading

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Turnovers haunt Penn in blowout loss to Harvard

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – One after another they piled up. And one after another, Harvard turned into points on the opposite end. They came on errant passes, offensive fouls and traveling violations. Penn turned the ball over 14 times on … Continue reading

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Penn follows up Big 5 win with dispatch of Dartmouth, 58-51

Tom Reifsnyder (@tom_reifsnyder) – For two teams having what most would consider unimpressive seasons, both Penn and Dartmouth came into their Friday night matchup on somewhat of a high note. The Quakers entered tonight’s game just six days removed from knocking … Continue reading

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DiLeo, Monmouth soar past Penn, 71-56

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – After three years of coaching Max DiLeo as a walk-on, Monmouth coach King Rice had had enough–so prior to the season, he awarded the senior from Cinnaminson, N.J. a scholarship. It was well-deserved for a guard … Continue reading

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Caruso’s career day leads Princeton past Penn, 78-74

Tom Reifsnyder (@tom_reifsnyder) – PRINCETON, N.J. –As the halftime buzzer sounded, Tony Hicks single-handedly sucked the air out of the Jadwin Gymnasium during a matchup of Ivy League bottom dwellers this Saturday. After a traveling call on Princeton sophomore forward Steven … Continue reading

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La Salle makes a statement in Big 5 matchup against Penn

Patrick Paul (@p_paul20)  – In Big Five game, where the games are usually competitive, La Salle came out on top against Penn, 84-67, and continued to shoot the ball well. “We were just fortunate to have a great offensive night,” Explorers head … Continue reading

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Jones comes alive in Penn’s 59-42 rout of Marist

Tom Reifsnyder (@tom_reifsnyder) – Winners of two in a row, the Penn Quakers came into Tuesday’s matchup with Marist looking to turn the corner in what’s been a forgettable season thus far. The Red Foxes, who shot 4-of-24 from the field … Continue reading

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Temple outlasts Penn, 76-67, in Big 5 opener

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) & Patrick Paul (@p_paul20) – When Fran Dunphy recruited Mark Williams to Temple for his incoming 2013 class, he wasn’t expecting a big scoring punch from the power forward. A late addition to the class after signing in the spring, … Continue reading

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Four Observations: Penn/Lafayette

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) & Pat Paul (@P_Paul20) – Here are some extra observations from Lafayette’s 83-77 win over Penn at the Palestra on Saturday evening: Leopards win without star production Last year, it seemed like Lafayette’s formula for winning was … Continue reading

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Tough to find positives in Penn loss to Rider

Aron Minkoff (@AronMinkoff) – It is tough to look at the 73-57 Penn loss to Rider and come up with any positive takeaways for the Quakers. If there’s anything, it’s that Penn’s freshmen were able to log major minutes tonight. The Quakers … Continue reading

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92 in 92: Friends’ Central (Pa.)

Tom Reifsnyder (@tom_reifsnyder) – (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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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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Penn releases complete 2014-15 schedule

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – After two rough years, Penn desperately needs to build some momentum in 2014-15. They’ve already done it on the recruiting trail, where Jerome Allen has gotten commitments from four very talented high school seniors. The 2014-15 schedule, which … Continue reading

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Updated CoBL D-I Recruiting Needs: Part 2

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – (Ed. Note: This piece originally ran May 21. We’ve updated it to include recent commitments with the July live periods just days away) With the recruiting for 2014 over and done with, Division I programs across … Continue reading

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Penn gets second 2015 commit in sharpshooter Donahue

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Very quickly, Penn’s 2015 recruiting class has gone from empty to shaping up quite nicely. Just a week after Jerome Allen and his staff got their first rising senior to come aboard, they’ve added another verbal … Continue reading

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Penn lands local prospect in LM’s Jule Brown

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Despite building a staff full of area natives, the one place Penn coach Jerome Allen had yet to land a recruit from in his five years was from the state his school was named after. Lower Merion … Continue reading

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