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AAC releases conference schedule

Anthony Bellino (@Bellino_Anthony) – The American Athletic Conference rolled out their conference schedule on Thursday, despite being in just its second year, the conference has already undergone some major changes from the top down. Gone is Rick Pitino and national … Continue reading

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Temple adds McKie as assistant coach

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Temple’s coaching staff looks like it will get a shake-up this season, though perhaps not the one that was expected a few weeks back. Temple coach Fran Dunphy has added former Owl and Sixers guard Aaron … Continue reading

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Big 5 stocking up with area talent in 2015

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – When Trey Lowe committed to Temple on Thursday night, he only became the latest in a trend this year that’s nothing but good for hoops in the City of Brotherly Love. Lowe–a Ewing, N.J. native–is already … Continue reading

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Ewing’s Trey Lowe commits to Temple

Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob) – For Ewing shooting guard Trey Lowe, the biggest decision of his life was supposed to wait for a few months to help weigh his options. The picture became clearer faster than that and, two weeks after the … Continue reading

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Brunson taking official visits to Villanova, Temple

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – One of the top point guards in the 2015 class has set three of his five official visits, and two of them are Big 5 institutions. According to Joe Henrickensen, who runs the City/Suburban Hoops Report … Continue reading

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Big man Nwankwo considering Temple in final six

Garrett Miley (@GWMiley) – As 2015 big man Jonathan Nwankwo narrows his list of schools heading into his senior season, one newcomer is giving him a lot to think about as he prepares to make his decision. Temple has shown … Continue reading

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Top 2015 guard Levan Alston sets final six schools

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – From a list of 20-plus offers, Haverford School/Team Final combo guard Levan “Shawn” Alston, Jr. has decided on his final six. And they are: Temple, Virginia Commonwealth, Marquette, Notre Dame, Penn State and Penn. “I picked … Continue reading

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Trey Lowe cuts list down to four schools

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Just one day after saying he was going to cut his list of more than a dozen offers down to a final five schools, Trey Lowe decided he only had four he really was still considering. … Continue reading

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West coast trip highlights Delaware’s non-conference schedule

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Delaware spent most of last November and December playing everywhere, it seemed, except for the friendly confines of the Bob Carpenter Center. This year’s Blue Hens will also travel plenty before the Colonial Athletic Association play … Continue reading

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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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Temple Team Camp: Team Notebook (Day 1)

Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob) & Ari Rosenfeld (@realA_rosenfeld) – Temple kicked off its two-day team camp on Friday with plenty of talent showcased in just a few hours of game time. Temple coaches and plenty of smaller colleges got a good … Continue reading

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Report: Temple to hire Rick Brunson as assistant

Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob) – Per a report, Temple will hire former Owl Rick Brunson as an assistant coach. The move had been rumored throughout the summer and Temple even posted an opening for the position on HoopDirt just yesterday. Brunson played under John … Continue reading

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Podcast of Basketball Love: Episode 34

The Podcast of Basketball Love returns this week with a bit of a different feel, as Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) is alone behind the microphone. He brings along three guests to join him, starting with Matt Walsh. The former Germantown Academy … 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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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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Former Temple, Penn assistant Dan Leibovitz named AAC associate commissioner

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – The American Athletic has brought on board Temple and Penn assistant coach Dan Leibovitz as its new associate commissioner of men’s basketball. The second-year conference announced the hiring in a press release on Thursday, saying that … 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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Tough schedule will help Temple in more than one way

Lee Kunkel (@kunkel5) – The Temple Owls men’s basketball program is coming off their worst season not just in the Fran Dunphy era but the school’s entire 118-year history, going just 9-22 overall, 4-14 in their first season in the … 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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Alston’s recruiting stock on the rise after EYBL

Teddy Bailey (@TheTeddyBailey) – After an outstanding performance at the Nike EYBL Event in Sacramento, Calif. this past weekend, it was not a surprising phenomenon when Haverford School/Team Final guard Levan Alston picked up five new offers in a matter of a few … Continue reading

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Big day for Temple sophomore Dan Dingle

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – When he got to Temple, Daniel Dingle could barely bench press 150 pounds. And the 6-foot-7 Bronx native found out that at the high-major Division I level, that’s not nearly strong enough to guard opposing post … Continue reading

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Anthony Lee transferring out of Temple for final season

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Temple redshirt junior Anthony Lee has graduated from the university and will transfer for his final year of eligibility. The Columbia, Md. native posted the following status on his Facebook this morning (sic): “Temple University thanks for … Continue reading

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UCF ends Temple’s season in double OT

Anthony Bellino (@Bellino_Anthony) – Just eight days ago Temple defeated Central Florida in overtime, the Knights were without their leading scorer, guard Isaiah Sykes, in that contest. In the first round of the American Athletic Conference Tournament, Sykes was in uniform and … Continue reading

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Lee’s 3-point play helps Temple past UCF in overtime

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Temple junior Anthony Lee had a key 3-point play in overtime and senior Dalton Pepper led the way in his final home game as the Owls downed Central Florida, 86-78, at the Liacouras Center on Tuesday night. … Continue reading

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