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Saint Joseph's

Will youth serve St. Joe’s?

Friday, November 5, 2010, 3:54 PM
Another reminder to vote in the Readership Survey. It will close tomorrow. Among the first things Phil Martelli said during media day at Saint Joseph’s yesterday was that the up-tempo offense he installed last year did not work. So naturally, the Hawks will run it again this year. Okay, it’s... Read more

Time to get ready for basketball season

Monday, November 1, 2010, 6:15 AM
Because today is the first of November, and that means something around here. - Kyle Whelliston, on midmajority.com this morning Yes, it really is November. I'm not sure I can believe it myself, but it's true. The leaves have turned, the wind is brisk, and the time has come for us to reconvene after... Read more

Temple, St. Joe's, La Salle release schedules

Tuesday, September 7, 2010, 3:38 PM
Temple, Saint Joseph's and La Salle released their men's basketball schedules for the coming season today. Temple vs. St. Joe's at the Palestra on January 29 and La Salle at Temple on March 5 will count in the Big 5 standings. Each team is supposed to have two home games and two road games in the... Read more

Three Big 5 teams in ESPN's hoops marathon

Monday, August 16, 2010, 1:26 PM
ESPN released the schedule for its season-opening 24-hour college basketball marathon on Tuesday, November 16, and three Big 5 teams are included in this year's slate. The only game that will take place in our region is Marist at Villanova at 5:30 p.m. That game is part of the NIT Season Tip-off.... Read more

Temple to play St. Joe's, La Salle twice each in 2011

Friday, May 21, 2010, 4:59 PM
Clearing the cobwebs out of here for a moment... The Atlantic 10 has announced the slate of home-and-home matchups for the coming men's college basketball season, and there's at least a little bit of good news for Big 5 fans. Temple will play St. Joe's and La Salle twice each, as well as Fordham... Read more

More than just basketball

Monday, March 15, 2010, 11:54 PM
I mentioned over the weekend how cool the first Thursday and Friday of the NCAA Tournament are, and how wild the Selection Show is. But the morning after Selection Sunday has held special significance for me ever since I first started attending the Philadelphia Coaches vs. Cancer March Madness Tip-Off... Read more

The Schuylkill 16 Week 18: Complex inferiority

Tuesday, March 9, 2010, 12:50 AM
Over the last few days, there's been a rather amusing spat going on between Temple and Villanova fans in the comments here and on Philly Hoops Insider. The question, of course, is which team is better; the answers have been just as predictable. From what I can tell, the Villanova fans' argument generally... Read more

Temple’s Dunphy named A-10 Coach of the Year

Sunday, March 7, 2010, 6:51 PM
Temple coach Fran Dunphy has been named the Atlantic 10’s Coach of the Year, leading a fairly long list of local honorees from their respective conferences. In case you missed any of the announcements, here’s a rundown of the major awards and local players honored by the Atlantic 10, Big... Read more

Games 37, 38 and 39: The ascent to Madness begins

Saturday, March 6, 2010, 10:15 AM
Welcome to the best week-and-change of the year for college basketball fans. Betwen now and Friday, I expect to be covering no fewer than 17 games here on the blog. This coming Tuesday, I'll head to New York for three days at the Big East Tournament, with a slight detour Tuesday night to check out... Read more

The Schuylkill 16 Week 17: Is Penn State actually good?

Thursday, March 4, 2010, 2:15 AM
A disclaimer, first of all. The deadline for voting was before last night's games. So what you see below doesn't reflect the wins that Temple, La Salle and St. Joe's picked up, nor does it include Bucknell's loss at home to Holy Cross in the Patriot League Tournament. I've been keeping an eye on Penn... Read more
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