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This blog has been discontinued. Please head to our new college sports blog, College Sports Now. Thanks. Read more

College basketball chat with Dick Jerardi

Wednesday, December 17, 2014, 3:47 AM
Join the Daily News' Dick Jerardi as he takes your college basketball questions in a live chat, beginning Wednesday at noon. Read more

Prep's Clover trying to shake off jitters

Thursday, July 10, 2014, 8:50 PM
For Chris Clover, a rising senior at Saint Joseph’s Prep, the road to the Reebok Classic Breakout has never been easy. Two seasons ago, he almost got his nose broken in a 4A playoff game with Chester. This year, now running the Hawks squad, he dropped double-digit figures and showed the city... Read more

Carroll's Derrick Jones impresses at Reebok Breakout

Thursday, July 10, 2014, 10:10 AM
It only took Derrick Jones one minute to get airborne, something that’s been a signature attribute of his game since he’s entered Archbishop Carroll as a freshman. Jones left his feet and every college coach at Philadelphia University for the Reebok Breakout Classic on Wednesday stopped... Read more

Video: Who wins Villanova-Creighton III?

Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 11:08 AM
What happens if Villanova meets Creighton in the Big East final? The Philadelphia Daily News' Dick Jerardi & CineSport's Noah Coslov talk about this & what St. Joe's needs to do in Brooklyn. Read more

Video: Just how good is Villanova?

Thursday, February 27, 2014, 10:28 AM
Is Villanova as good as its lofty national ranking? Dick Jerardi and CineSport's Noah Coslov offer their takes on the Wildcats, and discuss whether unbeaten Wichita State is as good as the famed Saint Joseph's dynasty was in 2004. Read more

College hoops can learn from wide-open college football

Monday, October 21, 2013, 2:41 PM
Every Saturday, offensive records are being set on college football fields from coast to coast. Baylor scores 70 just about every week. When Oregon has a drive longer than five plays or a minute, it is news. Huddles are an anachronism Watching college football is fun. Coaches actually are letting... Read more

Giannini gets contract extension

Thursday, April 25, 2013, 2:25 PM
La Salle gave John Giannini a contract extension 3 years ago when it was not all that popular. The Explorers had just gone 12-18, a season after going 18-13. But there were extenuating circumstances. The rotation had been devastated by injuries. The university just gave its basketball coach another... Read more

Lower Merion's Reynolds commits to 'Nova

Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 3:00 PM
With the departure of 6-10 senior Mouphtaou Yarou, who averaged 9.5 points and 7.7 rebounds last season, Villanova's basketball team needed to add a big man. Especially since 6-11 Daniel Ochefu, who averaged 3.7 and 4.3 in just under 18 minutes a game as a freshman, remained the only player on the... Read more

Report: Villanova's Wright making $2.29 million

Monday, April 8, 2013, 12:57 PM
Villanova basketball coach Jay Wright’s salary is $2,290,346, 10th among coaches who made the NCAA Tournament, according to USA Today. Temple’s Fran Dunphy’s salary of $724,557 was 40th and La Salle’s John Giannini’s salary of $426,230 was 47th. Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski... Read more
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