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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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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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Tipping Off: Saturday, February 7

CoBL Staff (@hooplove215) – Welcome to Tipping Off, CoBL’s morning hub, where you can get all the information on today’s games while also catching up on the action from the previous day as well as various other things going on … 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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Colgate on a roll as Lafayette heads to Hamilton

Aron Minkoff (@AronMinkoff) – The saying goes that it is not about how you start, it’s about how you finish. If that holds true, then the Colgate Raiders–despite a terrible opening to the season–may be able to call the 2014-15 … Continue reading

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Albert: Bring Big 5 games back to the Palestra

By: Andrew Albert (@AndrewJAlbert01) — Less than 100 Saint Joseph’s fans littered the stands at Tom Gola Arena, sporting their maroon and white, ready to cheer on their Hawks. It was the last Big 5 game of the year, Villanova … Continue reading

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Penn’s win snaps long Big 5 drought

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – It had been three years. Three long, frustrating, upsetting years. Three years and three days, to be precise. That’s the last time had Penn won a Big 5 game. Until Saturday night, that is, when Penn … Continue reading

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Penn holds off Saint Joseph’s, 56-52, for first Big 5 win

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – All season long, Penn coach Jerome Allen has been lamenting that his team hasn’t quite been playing up to potential for an entire game. Some games it was 30 minutes of the effort he wanted, sometimes … 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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Tipping Off: Wednesday, January 21

CoBL Staff (@hooplove215) – Welcome to Tipping Off, CoBL’s daily hub where you can get all the information on today’s games while also catching up on the action from the previous day as well as various other things going on … 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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Tipping Off: Monday, December 22

CoBL Staff (@hooplove215) – Welcome to Tipping Off, CoBL’s daily hub where you can get all the information on today’s games while also catching up on the action from the previous day as well as various other things going on … 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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Tipping Off: Tuesday, December 9

CoBL Staff (@hooplove215) – Welcome to Tipping Off, CoBL’s mostly-daily hub where you can get all the information on today’s games while also catching up on the action from the previous day as well as various other things going on … Continue reading

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Tipping Off: Saturday, December 6

CoBL Staff (@hooplove215) – Welcome to Tipping Off, CoBL’s daily hub where you can get all the information on today’s games while also catching up on the action from the previous day as well as various other things going on … Continue reading

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Four Observations: Temple/Penn

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) & Patrick Paul (@P_Paul20) – Temple opened up the 2014-15 Big 5 season with a 76-67 win over Penn on Tuesday night at the Liacouras Center. Here are some extra notes from the evening: Williams emerging as … 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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