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Former 76er, La Salle Basketball Star Arrested for Indecent Exposure

Philadelphia basketball lifer Doug Overton was arrested over the weekend in Montgomery County after allegedly exposing himself on the Cynwyd Heritage Trail in Bala Cynwyd, […]

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Basketball Poet Steals Show at Big 5 Hall of Fame Induction

To the selection committee of the Philadelphia Big 5’s Hall of Fame, each of the city’s participating universities is created equal. They play no favorites […]

Villanova Wildcats head coach Jay Wright celebrates after winning 2016 national championship title.
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The Guy Who Won Coach of the Year Gave His Award to Jay Wright

Artwork by Phil Martelli. Still unclaimed. Me or @APgelston may pocket it. pic.twitter.com/mLVW5HUueD — Dave Zeitlin (@DaveZeitlin) April 12, 2016 The Big 5 held its […]

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What Villanova’s Win Means for a Philly Hoops Fan

The very first time I went to the Palestra, I almost got run over by Bill Cosby. My dad took me to the Atlantic 10 […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: ’Nova, Never a Doubt

Villanova Wildcats head coach Jay Wright celebrates after winning 2016 national championship title.
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Why You Should Root for Villanova This Weekend

A local sports team is getting close to a championship, and lots of you aren’t happy about it. First, the details: The Villanova Wildcats are […]

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These Are All the Times Big 5 Teams Squared Off During March Madness

As you probably know by now, there’s a chance that Villanova and Temple play each other in the second round of the NCAA Tournament this […]

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Villanova and Temple Could Meet in the NCAA Tournament

The NCAA tournament selection committee handed Philadelphia basketball fans a present for March Madness: Villanova and Temple could play in the second round of the […]

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How to Watch Today’s Big 5 Tripleheader on TV Today

Philly oldtimers talk about the days of Big 5 double- and tripleheaders: When you’d be able to go to the Palestra and see two or […]

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Which Philly Schools Will Make It to March Madness?

If this were any other year, March Madness would already have begun. Instead, it’s a leap year. We have to wait one more day for […]

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Does Anyone in Philly College Hoops — Besides Villanova — Have a Shot at the March NCAA Tourney?

The January break is over, and all six of the area’s Division I men’s college basketball teams have started division play. With no hope of […]

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Villanova Is Great Again; Is This the Year the Wildcats Deliver in March?

College basketball fans, especially casual fans, may consider the Villanova Wildcats a team of overrated chumps who fold whenever March comes around. After all, they […]

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Rare Big 5 Doubleheader Scheduled for Palestra This Season

The Palestra is always named among the best gyms in college basketball. The arena, built in 1927 and most recently renovated in 2000, used to […]

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5 Reasons You Should Root for Villanova in the NCAA Tournament

I like Villanova’s basketball team. I realize this is not a popular opinion for all basketball fans in Philly. Villanova is the Duke of the […]

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Scenes: Temple Fans Storm Court After Upset Win

Last night, Temple — ranked 110th in the country pregame by my favorite college basketball rating system — jumped out to a big lead on […]