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Villanova's Darrun Hilliard named Big 5 Player of the Year

Monday, March 23, 2015, 3:51 PM
Although Villanova's season ended in disappointing fashion, the Wildcats' overall success got some deserved recognition on Monday. 'Nova guard Darrun Hilliard was named Big 5 Player of the Year, and backcourt partner Ryan Arcidiacono was also named to the all-Big 5 first team. Phil Booth won Rookie... Read more

Big 5 unveils stellar 2015 Hall of Fame class

Monday, February 2, 2015, 3:17 PM
If you were starting to wonder when the Big 5 would announce this year's Hall of Fame class, the news came Monday. And it was worth the wait. This year's class is loaded with marquee names. The biggest headliner is Temple legend Pepe Sanchez, a two-time Big 5 MVP who still holds the Owls' assists-per-game... Read more

La Salle needs to start shooting

Saturday, December 6, 2014, 8:05 PM
La Salle has a problem. It's not that the team lacks chemistry, like last year. It's not that all the new pieces aren't adapting to playing with each other, like many thought could happen. No, the Explorers' problem is much simpler than anything anyone could have anticipated coming off last season's... Read more

Palestra's echoes wake up a familiar lament

Saturday, December 6, 2014, 7:43 PM
We hear all the time about what things like to be in the Big 5's halcyon days, when every City Series game was played at the Palestra and had the feel of a big occasion. The reminiscing gets repetitive after a while, and indeed tiresome. Perhaps that's because I've only ever lived here in an era when... Read more

La Salle looks for answers amid slump

Thursday, December 4, 2014, 12:05 PM
[A quick preamble: You all know Andrew from his past work for the Daily News and City of Basketball Love, among other outlets. I'm really happy to announce that we've hired him to the sports team at Philly.com. You'll be reading his stuff on here throughout this season and beyond. Although this blog... Read more

Philadelphia to host 2016 NCAA men's basketball East Regional

Monday, November 17, 2014, 12:26 PM
The NCAA gave Philadelphia college basketball fans some very good news on Monday: the 2016 men's basketball tournament's East Regional rounds are coming to the Wells Fargo Center. La Salle will serve as the host institution. It will be the 28th time that the Big Dance has come to town, and the eighth... Read more

Free college hoops across Philadelphia

Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 2:46 PM
If you're a top-25 team that schedules an exhibition game against a Division II program at a NBA arena, and you want to get people to watch, you sometimes have to get a bit creative. So, credit to Villanova, which is offering free tickets to Sunday's exhibition against Nyack at the Wells Fargo Center... Read more

Saint Joseph's picked 8th in Atlantic 10 preseason poll, La Salle 7th

Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 10:08 AM
BROOKLYN, N.Y. - It's no secret that Saint Joseph's lost a lot when Halil Kanacevic, Langston Galloway and Ronald Roberts Jr. left City Ave. last spring. And the Hawks lost even more earlier this month when Papa Ndao was ruled out for the season due to health issues. On Tuesday, we learned what the... Read more

Atlantic 10 commissioner Bernadette McGlade: Palestra in play to host basketball tournament

Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 11:47 AM
After a few days of advance rumors, the Atlantic 10 and Atlantic Coast Conference formally announced Wednesday morning news that many had seen coming. The A-10 tournament will leave the Barclays Center after the 2016 season, a year before its current contract ends, so that the ACC can host its tournament... Read more

Villanova's James Bell, Penn's Alyssa Baron win Big 5 Player of the Year honors

Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 11:56 AM
Big 5 honors for the 2013-14 season were announced Tuesday. It comes as little surprise that the Players of the Year are Villanova's James Bell on the men's side and Penn's Alyssa Baron on the women's side. Congrats to both of them, and to all of this season's honorees. Here's the full list: Men's... Read more
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