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Temple releases 2014-15 non-conference schedule

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Though a few high-profile opponents were known a few weeks ago, Temple finalized its non-conference schedule on Friday. As expected, Big 5 play and several NCAA tournament mainstays dominate the slate, with a few solid mid-major … 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 adds size to 2015 recruiting class

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – It didn’t take long for Collin McManus to commit to Penn. The Northfield Mt. Hermon (Mass.) big man visited the Ivy League institution on Tuesday, when Jerome Allen offered him a spot on the team at the end of … Continue reading

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Local schools have busy first day with 2016 recruits

Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob) – Sunday marked the first time that Division I coaches could directly contact players in the class of 2016. And no other team took advantage of talking with local talent once midnight struck than the La Salle … Continue reading

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Penn Team Camp Preview (June 7)

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – This month, there are a number of high school team camps hosted by various colleges around the area. This is a preview of Penn’s, which takes place on Saturday, June 7 As would be expected from … Continue reading

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CoBL Division I 2015 recruiting needs (Pt. 2)

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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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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Jason Polykoff leaving Philly to take over at Earlham

Jeff McDevitt (@JeffMcDev) & Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – All his life, Jason Polykoff‘s basketball career has kept him in Philadelphia. Before spending the last two seasons under Jerome Allen as an assistant at Penn, Polykoff was the head boys’ coach at … 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 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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ESPN’s Gameday to showcase Palestra

Anthony Bellino (@Bellino_Anthony) – Though Temple/La Salle might be the focus of Saturday’s ESPN broadcast of the Big 5 contest, the star is likely to be the building the game is played in. Two members of the GameDay team, Digger … 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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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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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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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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