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Tony Chennault takes different path after college

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Carl Arrigale hadn’t seen anything like it. All of the top ballplayers to come out of Neumann-Goretti–previously St. John Neumann–in Arrigale’s 15 years had followed a similar path. Rick Jackson, Scoop Jardine, Tyreek Duren, Daniel Stewart, … Continue reading

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Danny Rumph Classic Notebook: Reynolds, Carr

Madison Elliott (@M_Elliott95) & Varun Kumar (@vrkumar8) – The Danny Rumph Classic brings back quite a few Philadelphia ballplayers, both native to the City of Brotherly Love and otherwise, back to the city for some high-level competition. Here are two … 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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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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Villanova draws VCU in Legends Classic

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Villanova found out its draw for the 2014 Legends Classic with the release of the bracket on Friday, and the semifinal matchup at the Barclays Center in New York is sure to be a good one. … Continue reading

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Donovan Mitchell: ‘Nova “blew me away”

Ari Rosenfeld (@realA_rosenfeld) – Donovan Mitchell had just one word to describe his meteoric rise this July, which saw him add offers from Kansas, Auburn, Wichita State, Georgetown, Villanova, Memphis, Louisville, and South Florida. “It was surreal for me,” he … 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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Villanova commit Tim Delaney making changes

Madison Elliott (@m_elliott95) – Tim Delaney has been in the spotlight before, as the first committed recruit for the 2015 Villanova recruit class. Now, he has some big changes coming up as he begins to prepare for his senior season. He … 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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Villanova’s Bell looking forward to Summer League

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – The NBA draft can be a torturous experience. Not only if your favorite franchise has two Top 10 picks like this year’s 76ers, or if you have the No. 1 pick and top prospect Joel Embiid … Continue reading

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Villanova Team Camp: Day 1 Recruiting Notebook

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) & Alex Chesen (@amchesen) – The first night of Villanova’s two-day high school team camp showed off a high level of talent, with schools from a few different states in the Mid-Atlantic region traveling up to the … 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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Villanova’s Jay Wright speaks about Pentagon, Dave Gavitt

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Between his years as head coach at Villanova, Hofstra and for various USA Basketball squads, Jay Wright has met his fair share of celebrities and traveled to more than a handful of impressive destinations. He’s one … 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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In dark time, future still plenty bright for Villanova

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Momentum is a fickle thing. It comes and goes without much of a hint of its intentions, sometimes sticking around for a while and sometimes fleeing before it was ever really there. As a team, Villanova’s … Continue reading

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Napier ends Villanova’s Sweet 16 hopes

Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob) – Shabazz Napier stewed on the bench in the first half, playing eight minutes after getting into early foul trouble. Nothing, not even fouls, would stop him in the second half. The senior guard and American Athletic … Continue reading

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For Villanova’s Jenkins, hard work paying off

Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob) – BUFFALO, N.Y.– Since stepping onto the Villanova University campus last year, freshman Kris Jenkins has had to fight. He’s had to lose weight and shake a comfortable lifestyle to prepare himself for the rigors of a … Continue reading

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Former Big East lives again when Villanova faces UConn

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – BUFFALO, N.Y.–Conference realignment will un-align, if only for two hours or so. At the First Niagara Center on Saturday evening, the clock will be rewound just long enough to remember what was for many years the … Continue reading

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Villanova survives opening-round scare from Milwaukee

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – After watching three No. 2 seeds go down to No. 15 seeds in the last two years, Villanova was determined not to join the growing trend of early-round upsets. The Wildcats got a scare from Wisconsin-Milwaukee … Continue reading

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NCAA Tournament: Buffalo Media Day Quoteables

Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob) & Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – BUFFALO, N.Y.–Plenty of great quotes from the 16 press conferences at First Niagara Center on Wednesday, as eight sets of players and coaches took the podium one after another to discuss their … Continue reading

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Villanova hoping regular-season success spills over into March Madness

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – BUFFALO, N.Y.– This season was the most successful regular season in Villanova men’s basketball history–and for now, it’s still mostly meaningless. Twenty-eight times over the last four months and change, Jay Wright’s squad walked off the court … Continue reading

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NCAA Tournament: A look at the East region

Lee Kunkel (@Kunkel5) – The brackets are here. The Section Committee placed Villanova, Saint Joseph’s and Delaware in the same East region. Two of those schools–Villanova and St. Joe’s–are in the same pod. Here’s a preview of that East region, with … Continue reading

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Gibbs’ jumper shocks Villanova as Seton Hall upends Wildcats, 64-63

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – NEW YORK–All season long, Villanova has relied on its 3-point shooting, taking more treys than any other team in the Big East and making more than all but Creighton. At the worst possible time, in the … Continue reading

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Wildcats trounce Hoyas in regular season finale

Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob) – After Thursday night’s win over Xavier, it would have been easy for the Villanova Wildcats to look ahead. Maybe no one would be surprised if, in their season finale with the regular season Big East championship and … Continue reading

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