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Archive: January, 2010

The Schuylkill 16 Week 11: St. Joe's plateaus

Wednesday, January 20, 2010, 3:47 PM
There's a ton of stuff in the papers today. I would recommend reading Dick Jerardi's column about Lionel Simmons first, especially if you weren't in town during La Salle's glory days. There's also some breaking news this afternoon from Philly Hoops Insider: Penn's basketball team has landed 6-8, 225-pound... Read more

Crunchy Numbers: Temple, 'Nova far ahead of the pack

Tuesday, January 19, 2010, 3:41 PM
I've been working on a project over the last few days, so I haven't had time to dig too deep. But it's definitely worth noting that the only teams in the Schuylkill 16 with wins over Top 50 RPI teams are Temple and Villanova. The Patriot League could produce a local champion, but other than that,... Read more

Does Georgetown-Villanova matter anymore?

Sunday, January 17, 2010, 11:37 PM
Villanova 82, Georgetown 77: Box score | Enhanced box score | Photos Local stories: Bob Ford | Sam Donnellon | Joe Juliano | Mike Kern | Jon Solomon National stories: Liz Clarke | Dana O'Neil | Dick Weiss | Jim O'Connell | Luke Winn You might find Dick Jerardi's column about Temple just a bit controversial... Read more

Game 22: Villanova 82, Georgetown 77

Sunday, January 17, 2010, 11:59 AM
After leading by as many as 17 points during the first half, Villanova held off a furious Georgetown comeback during the second half and pulled out a 82-77 win at the Wachovia Center. Scottie Reynolds scored 27 points to help the Wildcats snap a five-game losing losing streak against their Big East... Read more

Game 21: Temple 60, Penn 45

Wednesday, January 13, 2010, 6:45 PM
Box score | Enhanced box score | Bob Ford | Mike Kern | Keith Pompey Audio is below. Video is in the player. I'm off to do soccer until Sunday, when hopefully I'll be at Georgetown-Villanova. One thought from me before I call it a night. The announced attendance at the Palestra was 6,383, and the... Read more

The Pass

Wednesday, January 13, 2010, 2:59 PM
What is it that makes college basketball so enjoyable for all of us? There are plenty of reasons. Many people have a strong attachment to their alma mater. Others root for schools near where they grew up or that a relative attended. The raucous atmosphere of a sold-out arena with a big student section... Read more

The Schuylkill 16 Week 10: Countdown to Temple-Penn

Wednesday, January 13, 2010, 4:53 AM
Not much stuff to say this morning. Read the stories in the papers, including Dick Jerardi's column. There's also this piece with more Jerome Allen quotes in the Daily Pennsylvanian. I'll be back this evening from courtside at the Palestra for a live coverage of of Temple-Penn. It should be quite... Read more

Philadelphia in final US World Cup bid package

Tuesday, January 12, 2010, 3:46 PM
U.S. Soccer Federation president Sunil Gulati announced today that Philadelphia has made the final cut of 18 cities that will be submitted to FIFA for the U.S. bid to host either the 2018 or 2022 World Cup. If the U.S. bid is accepted, there will be another round of cuts, probably to 12 venues. "I'm... Read more

Union looks ahead to MLS SuperDraft

Monday, January 11, 2010, 7:12 PM
Philadelphia Union CEO Nick Sakiewicz held a conference call with reporters this afternoon ahead of Thursday's MLS SuperDraft at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. He offered a few interesting pieces of news and insight. (What's that you say? The SuperDraft is only one of three days' worth of soccer... Read more

Crunchy Numbers: 'Nova, Temple suited just fine

Monday, January 11, 2010, 2:39 PM
As Villanova gets ready to visit Louisville tonight, the Wildcats are looking pretty good in the computer rankings. For the first time this season, 'Nova is ranked 10th in both the RPI and Sagarin index. Temple is flying high too, at No. 15 in Sagarin and a gaudy No. 3 in the RPI. There are people... Read more
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