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A few minutes with Joe Lunardi

Thursday, December 19, 2013, 9:15 PM
One of the side benefits to covering the Drexel-St. Joe's game Wednesday night was catching up with Joe Lunardi, the bracketologist who also does color commentary on the Hawks' radio broadcasts. As often happens during our chats, we bounced around a bunch of local and national subjects. Here's... Read more

This season’s Big 5 TV schedule and unofficial doubleheaders

Friday, November 8, 2013, 3:40 PM
I always intend to do this every year, and more often than not I forget. I remembered this time, even if it was just a few hours before the start of the season. Here’s the schedule of all of this season’s Big 5 City Series games and how you can (or can’t, in a few cases) watch them... Read more

Bill Raftery leaves ESPN for Fox; Villanova to visit Butler on New Year's Eve

Thursday, June 27, 2013, 2:13 PM
Fox Sports announced Thursday that renowned college basketball analyst Bill Raftery has left ESPN for Fox Sports. Raftery, who as you all know is a proud La Salle grad, will team up with Gus Johnson to form the lead announcing team on Fox Sports 1's Big East basketball coverage. That should make for... Read more

Live chat: 2013 NCAA tournament Friday marathon

Thursday, March 21, 2013, 10:39 PM
UPDATE (3:50 p.m.) - No. 9 Temple advanced past No. 8 N.C. State with a 76-72 win in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. - - - - - I have been covering college basketball in Philadelphia for a decade now, and I can't remember heading into a day as wild as this one promises to be. Since I moved... Read more

Jay Wright says his Villanova players have 'a confidence level about them, even though they probably shouldn't'

Thursday, March 21, 2013, 10:05 PM
Courtesy of ASAP Sports, here's a transcript of Villanova's press conference ahead of Friday's NCAA tournament game against North Carolina in Kansas City. Q. James, you have some great wins and then some losses that you wouldn't think you would lose to those teams. Talk about the inconsistency,... Read more

Roy Williams reminisces about North Carolina's controverial 2005 NCAA tournament win over Villanova

Thursday, March 21, 2013, 9:41 PM
Courtesy of ASAP Sports, here's a transcript of North Carolina's press conference ahead of Friday's NCAA tournament game against Villanova in Kansas City. Q. Dexter, y'all had some struggles this year getting things going. What has it been about the last couple weeks where you seem to put things... Read more

Here’s my 2013 NCAA tournament bracket

Tuesday, March 19, 2013, 3:22 PM
For a while, I had talked myself out of doing a bracket this year. I wanted to have the discipline to not bother, to just sit back and enjoy watching games without caring about pools or being held to predictions. Well, just hours before the start of the first round, I got talked back into it. So here... Read more

Video: Jay Wright preparing Villanova to face North Carolina

Monday, March 18, 2013, 3:37 PM
As Villanova gets set to face North Carolina in the NCAA tournament, I caught up with Wildcats coach Jay Wright at the Coaches vs. Cancer March Madness Tip-Off Breakfast on Monday at the Palestra. (Video by Samantha Corrado/ Read more

2013 NCAA Tournament seed list published; La Salle is next-to-last at-large team in field

Sunday, March 17, 2013, 8:34 PM
The NCAA has published its overall ranking of seeds in the NCAA Tournament. It's similar to the S-Curve, in that it compares all 68 teams in the field to each other. It's a pretty close approximation to where the actual seeds ended up. But you'll see exactly where teams got bumped up or down a line... Read more

Live chat: Villanova, Temple, La Salle all make NCAA Tournament

Sunday, March 17, 2013, 12:43 AM
Here's where the local teams are headed: Villanova: No. 9 in the South region, will play No. 8 North Carolina in Kansas City on Friday. Temple: No. 9 in the East region, will play No. 8 N.C. State in Dayton on Friday. La Salle: No. 13b in the West region, will play No. 13a. Boise State in the first... Read more
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