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NCAA honors top players, moments and teams in men's basketball championship history

Tuesday, December 11, 2012, 8:00 AM
In honor of the upcoming 75th NCAA men's basketball championship, a panel of experts convened by the NCAA has selected the top players, moments and teams in tournament history. You'll find all of the honorees below, with those featuring local ties in bold. If I missed any local connections, let me... Read more

Live coverage: Villanova at Penn

Saturday, December 8, 2012, 7:08 PM
Time: 8:00 p.m. EST Venue: The Palestra, Philadelphia, Pa. TV/Radio: NBC Sports Network (Randy Moss and Dalen Cuff)/WIP 610-AM (Villanova)/WNTP 990-AM (Penn) We all know that Penn and Villanova are not at the level where either program wants to be. But it's still a Big 5 game, and it's still a Saturday... Read more

Live Updates: Temple at Villanova and La Salle vs. Penn State

Wednesday, December 5, 2012, 6:01 PM
Temple at Villanova Time: 9:00 p.m. Venue: The Pavilion, Villanova, Pa. TV/Radio: ESPN2/WPHT 1210-AM (Temple)/WIP 610-AM (Villanova) Penn State vs. La Salle Time: 9:00 p.m. Venue: The Palestra, Philadelphia, Pa. TV/Radio: NBC Sports Network/WNTP 990-AM (Penn State)/WPEN 950-AM (La Salle) It's going... Read more

Ivy League basketball's national television schedule

Thursday, October 11, 2012, 10:47 AM
I was out of the office on Thursday so I wasn't able to post the announcement of the Ivy League's slate of its nationally-televised home games in the coming basketball season. With that information now out there, here's a schedule of every nationally-televised game involving an Ivy League team that... Read more

Atlantic 10 signs new television deals for basketball with ESPN, CBS and NBC

Tuesday, October 2, 2012, 1:39 PM
UPDATE: The Big 5 schedule at the bottom of the post has been corrected. Apologies for the initial error. The Atlantic 10 announced Tuesday morning that it has signed an extensive set of television broadcast deals with ESPN, CBS and NBC. They will all start in the 2013-14 season and run through the... Read more

Live updates: Villanova at Penn

Saturday, September 22, 2012, 2:24 PM
Time: 3:30 p.m. EDT Venue: Franklin Field, Philadelphia, Pa. TV/Radio: The Comcast Network (Scott Graham and Kevin Reilly)/WPEN 950-AM (Joe Eichhorn and Ryan Fannon)/WFIL 560-AM (Brian Seltzer and Hench Murray) This is, admittedly, the lesser of the two games on the local college football scene this... Read more

Video: Villanova's Sheila Reid finally wins at the Penn Relays

Thursday, April 26, 2012, 10:02 PM
Sheila Reid finally has her Penn Relays watch. Villanova's anchor leg in the college women's distance medley relay talks about what it took to lead the Wildcats to the Championship of America at the 2012 Penn Relays. (Video by Joe Juliano/The Philadelphia Inquirer) Read more

Video: Local college storylines at Penn Relays

Thursday, April 26, 2012, 4:27 PM
Joe Juliano and I got together for a quick chat Thursday afternoon to look at some of the major storylines for local college teams at the Penn Relays. We discussed whether Villanova's Sheila Reid can finally add a Championship of America to her long résumé of success; whether Villanova's... Read more

Penn's Zack Rosen wins Big 5 Player of the Year

Tuesday, April 10, 2012, 3:55 PM
When Zack Rosen got to Penn four years ago, his potential as a program leader became clear almost right away. But few people, if anyone, could have forseen at that point just how extraordinary Rosen's career on 33rd Street would be. Rosen never made it to college basketball's version of the promised... Read more

The soul of the Big East

Sunday, February 26, 2012, 12:44 PM
WASHINGTON - Sometimes I write posts based on facts, and sometimes I write posts based on opinions. This post is squarely in the latter category, save for a few facts that should be established at the start. On Saturday, I watched a college basketball game between a private university with an undergraduate... Read more
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