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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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Nat Graham returns to Penn as assistant coach

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – When former Boston College coach Steve Donahue was fired on March 18, Nat Graham was left looking for a job for the first time in his coaching career. Fortunately, he didn’t need to wait too long … Continue reading

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Penn adds to incoming class with Dwyer commitment

Teddy Bailey (@TheTeddyBailey) – After months of waiting, Dan Dwyer has finally ended up where he wanted to be. Dwyer, a 6-foot-8 forward from Fenwick (Ill.), has accepted his only Division-1 scholarship and will play for head coach Jerome Allen and the Penn Quakers … Continue reading

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Penn gets commitment from Darnell Foreman

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Darnell Foreman only needed five letters on Twitter to announce his collegiate decision: UPenn. The Ivy League institution had become his first Division I offer two weeks back, and after thinking it over, he decided on … Continue reading

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Penn basketball in a state of flux

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Despite the fact that Penn returned every player from its 2012-13 roster, the Quakers managed to get worse in head coach Jerome Allen‘s fourth full year at the helm. It was obvious that something about the … Continue reading

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Penn can’t push past Princeton on the road, 70-65

Andrew Albert (@AndrewJAlbert01) – PRINCETON, N.J– Penn knew they had a mismatch coming in. The game-plan was evident. They wanted to get the ball down low to their big men, who held a notable size advantage over Princeton’s bigs. In the … Continue reading

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Sears leads the way as Yale downs Penn, 70-63

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – While Penn’s final home game of the season was supposed to be a chance to send off the seniors with a special good-bye, it instead became a reminder of why Yale’s future is so bright. Justin … Continue reading

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Same old story for Penn after Harvard loss

Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob) – Penn forward Fran Dougherty sat at the press table, staring at the stat sheet that sat in front of him. All he could do was shake his head after his Quakers were outplayed by the visiting … Continue reading

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Deep ball falls as Penn tops NJIT

Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob) – If the three-point shot is falling, keep chucking them up. That looked to be the philosophy for the Penn Quakers, who tied their season-best mark for made three-pointers and three-point percentage in an 89-74 win over … Continue reading

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CoBL Notebook: Penn/St. Joe’s

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – Penn coach Jerome Allen sat down at the podium for his post-game presser, head hanging low. His team had just got its doors blown off in its own building, 85-68, though it wasn’t even that close. In … Continue reading

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Saint Joseph’s powers past Penn in 85-68 rout

Rich McIntosh (@richiemcintosh) – For the second straight game the Hawks were unstoppable from behind the arc, hitting 67 percent of their threes en route to a 85-68 blowout victory over the Quakers. Penn kept things close early on with … Continue reading

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Saint Joseph’s Preview: Penn (Jan. 18)

Rich McIntosh (@richiemcintosh) – Saint Joseph’s (11-5, 0-2 Big 5, 2-1 A-10) vs. Penn (3-10, 0-3 Big 5, 1-0 Ivy) When: Saturday, January 18th, 7 PM Where: The Palestra, Philadelphia, Pa. RPI: SJU 60, Penn 286 KenPom: SJU 81, Penn … Continue reading

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Penn Preview: St. Joseph’s (Jan. 18)

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – Penn (3-10, 0-3 Big 5) vs St. Joseph’s (11-5, 0-2 Big 5) When: Saturday, Jan. 18 – 7pm Where: The Palestra – Philadelphia, Pa. RPI: Penn 286, St. Joe’s 60 KenPom: Penn 243, St. Joe’s 81 … Continue reading

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Penn hangs on for first Ivy League win over Princeton

Andrew Albert (@AndrewJAlbert01) – Miles Cartwright had things under control. He knew what to do. He took the ball with confidence to the hoop, went up strong, and got fouled with five seconds left and the score tied. Poised, he nailed … Continue reading

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La Salle handles Penn, 76-57

Garrett Miley (@GWMiley) — La Salle cruised to victory against Penn and recorded its first Big 5 victory this season by a final score of 76-57. The Explorers led by as many at 36 in the second half. “I think … Continue reading

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Myles’ three-pointer sinks Penn

Andrew Koob(@AndrewKoob) – With 26.1 seconds to play, Rider’s Anthony Myles found an open shot. The senior guard didn’t hesitate to pull the trigger, knocking down a three-pointer at the top of the circle to give Rider a one-point lead … Continue reading

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Abington takes care of Friends’ Central, 64-41

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Abington’s Charles Grasty boils his team’s unselfishness down to a simple reason. “They like each other,” the Galloping Ghost coach told CoBL. “In practice they share the ball, it’s just something that we’re going to look … Continue reading

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Woods ready for life at Penn

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – Despite his Summit Country Day (Ohio.) squad losing by 22 points at the hands of The Hill School last Friday night, Antonio Woods was in a good mood. Maybe it helped that he just dropped 22 … Continue reading

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Trio drives Abington Friends past Friends Central

Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob) – All it takes is for two or three players to start clicking on the court for a team to take home a victory. That was the case for the Abington Friends School Kangaroos, who only had three … Continue reading

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Bagtas earns opportunity to run Penn offense

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Jerome Allen’s tinkering with Penn basketball’s rotation continues. The latest change has been at point guard, where Tony Bagtas has now started the last two games after playing 18 minutes in the Quakers’ first five contests … Continue reading

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Penn drops tough overtime battle to Wagner 75-69

Ben Feld (@bfeldo) – In a game that saw plenty of fouls, foul shots and missed field goal attempts, it was Wagner who made a few more shots and found a way to beat Penn in overtime at the Palestra … Continue reading

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Big first-half run pushes Villanova past Penn

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – Villanova fought through a poor second half, relying on a big first half run to put enough distance between itself and Penn en route to a 77-54 victory at The Pavilion on Wednesday night. Junior guard Darrun … Continue reading

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Louis missing piece for Penn in Niagara win

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – It’s no coincidence that Penn’s best defensive performance of the season was also Greg Louis’ first game back in the lineup. The Quakers gave up 66 points against Niagara, the first time all season that a … Continue reading

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