I write enterprise stories across the sports landscape and college columns. 2017 project: A year in Philly hoops.

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Penn takes out Temple as ... wait, who is that guy hitting shots?

He may not have been in the scouting report, but Penn’s Kuba Mijakowski took over Saturday’s first half.

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The St. Joseph’s Hawks fight off a season slipping away | Mike Jensen

A win over Davidson was “a small step,” a big small step for the Hawks.

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La Salle athletic director Bill Bradshaw to retire as last of an old-guard era | Mike Jensen

Unless La Salle hires Bradshaw's replacement in his own mold — if there is quite such a thing — there will be no Big 5 athletic directors who went to the school they work at.

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City 6 observations: Villanova keeps coming from behind, Temple’s big win, another brutal week for St. Joe’s

The Wildcats have been better at coming from behind this season than last.

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Penn basketball loses to Princeton as Quakers celebrate 1979 Final Four team

The present-dayers came out wearing throwback ‘79 jerseys, gave their typical top-notch defensive effort, but shot so miserably that Princeton’s 2-for-19 shooting to start the game didn’t keep the Tigers from winning, 62-53.

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After the last guy, it’s OK to wait and see about Temple’s new football coach | Mike Jensen

Rod Carey, head coach at Northern Illinois, isn’t a sizzle hire, but that’s not what the Owls need right now.

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The biggest play of Temple’s basketball season? Maybe it was. | Mike Jensen

The charge taken by Owls center Ernest Aflakpui against Houston was about as big as it gets in local hoops.

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Collin Gillespie and the trust factor show up for Villanova in win over St. John’s | Mike Jensen

The sophomore, an Archbishop Wood grad, had much of the defensive assignment on St. John’s star Shamorie Ponds. And he made the most of it.

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City 6 observations: Temple steals one; St. Joe’s loses ugly twice; big games ahead this week

The Owls are the team most above expectations so far; St. Joseph’s, most below.

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With this year’s Villanova team, it’s best not to make assumptions | Mike Jensen

Every game is a grind. Just don’t automatically think the Wildcats are destined for another Big East title.