CollectionsCollege Basketball
IN THE NEWS

College Basketball

FEATURED ARTICLES
SPORTS
October 31, 2012
Women's College Basketball Preseason All-Americans     The Associated Press 2012-13 preseason women's all-American team, from a 40-member national media panel: Player   School   Ht.   Year   Votes Brittney Griner   Baylor   6-8   Senior   40 Skylar Diggins   Notre Dame   5-9   Senior   40 Elena Delle Donne   Delaware   6-5   Senior   40 Chiney Ogwumike   Stanford   6-3   Junior   23 ...
SPORTS
January 21, 2005 | BY MIKE JENSEN INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Props To Duke, for hitting the road this week for games at Miami and Florida State. Of course, the Atlantic Coast Conference insists that Mike Krzyzewski take his team into actual opposing gymnasiums. The only remaining nonconference road game for the Blue Devils is Feb. 26 against St. John's at Madison Square Garden. Chops To anyone calling Villanova's 1985 NCAA title-game upset of Georgetown "the perfect game. " It was nearly the perfect shooting game, but the Wildcats had 17 turnovers in a game without a shot clock.
SPORTS
March 26, 1989 | By Jere Longman, Inquirer Staff Writer
College basketball, above all else, is a coach's game. Players come and go, coaches remain. Coaches get most of the attention. They get the big money. They get the television shows. They get the sneaker contracts. They get the made-for-TV reputations. And many are getting out of control. "If you look at the sidelines, it seems like coaches are out of control, and 15 percent of the time, I think, they may be," said Lou Bonder, supervisor of officials for the Atlantic 10. "I've said for a long time that I think we should be restricted a whole lot more on the sidelines than we are," Arizona coach Lute Olson said.
SPORTS
March 27, 2014 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
BOBBY KNIGHT apparently doesn't realize that people actually listen to what he says. Yesterday, the former college basketball coach railed against the NBA in an appearance on ESPN radio's "Mike and Mike" show. And he used a poor choice of words when asked about Duke's Jabari Parker and Kansas' Andew Wiggins, freshmen who are headed to the NBA despite subpar performances in the NCAA Tournament. "If I were involved with the NBA I wouldn't want a 19-year-old or a 20-year-old kid, to bring into all the travel and all the problems that exist in the NBA," Knight said.
SPORTS
January 11, 2015 | The Inquirer Staff
The Villanova women's basketball team fought off a determined Creighton squad and pulled out a 65-61 Big East win in Nebraska. The Wildcats were led by Caroline Coyer and Emily Leer (Abington), who each scored 17 points. Villanova upped its record to 8-7, 3-1, while the Blue Jays fell to 8-8, 1-4. Hofstra 53, Drexel 52 - The Dragons (8-6, 2-1) fell to the Pride (10-4, 3-0) in overtime as three Dragons scored in double figures in the Colonial Athletic Association game at the Daskalaskis Athletic Center.
SPORTS
January 7, 2011 | The Inquirer Staff
Yancy Gates scored a season-high 22 points as 24th-ranked Cincinnati extended the second-best start in school history, beating Xavier, 66-46, on Thursday night to regain the city's bragging rights. Cincinnati's 15-0 start matches the 1998-99 team for second-best in school history. The Musketeers (8-5) had won three in a row and eight of 11 in the series, which often gets overheated. Xavier's Terrell "Tu" Holloway got a technical for throwing an elbow. Philadelphia University 72, Bridgeport 70 - The host Rams (7-5)
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Next »
ARTICLES BY DATE
NEWS
June 16, 2016 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
One look at the photograph is all one needs to see how much Akyra Murray and Beulah Osueke meant to each other. The player, Murray, is sitting next to her proud West Catholic High School basketball coach, Osueke, as the senior signs a letter of intent to continue her career and education at Mercyhurst University in Erie. Mutual admiration. Satisfaction. The culmination of all the hard work both put in to sit at that table in the first place. All of those feelings shine through in the image, as the two are radiant and smiling, looking like they are sharing an inside joke.
SPORTS
April 8, 2016 | By Sam Donnellon, Daily News Columnist
I LOVE WHAT the University of Connecticut women's basketball team did Tuesday night. Love the idea of a dynasty in any sport, the concept of unselfishness and team play, the thought of authenticating it all via a convincing, lopsided victory in the championship game. I just don't enjoy watching it. I feel bad about that, as I do about not enjoying kale. I should, I know. It will enrich my life, for sure. It's just, well, pretty dull stuff. It's nothing against women or women playing sports.
SPORTS
April 5, 2016 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
HOUSTON - The last time Jay Wright led Villanova to the Final Four, it took less than two months after that national semifinal loss to North Carolina for an NBA team to tempt him with the opportunity to become a head coach. The year was 2009. The team was the 76ers. Their president at the time was Ed Stefanski, whose ties to the city and friendship with Wright were reason enough for Wright to come in for a sit-down and contemplate taking the job. The following week, Wright withdrew his name from consideration, but already he had set himself up for a similar overture in the future.
NEWS
March 29, 2016 | $util.encode.html($!item.byline), $util.encode.html($!item.bycredit)
OFFICIALLY, THERE is nothing actually called The One-and-Done Rule. It's a colloquialism given to eligibility requirements for entry into the NBA draft and how it has affected the landscape of men's college basketball. The 2005 collective bargaining agreement between the NBA and its players association stipulated that any player who is not defined as an international player must be one year removed from the graduation of his high school class to be eligible. A handful of players - most notably Brandon Jennings and Emmanuel Mudiay - played professionally overseas during that hiatus year, but most top prospects go to college and then bolt for the NBA drafted after their freshman season.
SPORTS
March 28, 2016 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, INQUIRER STAFF
Not much is known of the meeting that gave birth to postseason college basketball, but cigar smoke surely choked the air. Several crusty New York sportswriters, encouraged by a colleague's financial windfall, were eager to make a few extra bucks as promoters. From the ashes of their smoky session arose the concept that is now an American sporting phenomenon. They decided that when the 1937-38 regular season ended, six worthy teams from around the country would be invited to play in a mini-tournament at Madison Square Garden.
SPORTS
March 26, 2016 | By Mike Jensen, STAFF WRITER
The official went over to the scorer's table at the Wells Fargo Center and said, "20 seconds for blood. " No great surprise: It was Steve Vasturia's blood. The 20 seconds weren't quite enough in the last minute. The St. Joseph's Prep graduate had to come out for a play. Vasturia got back out there with 19 seconds left. Plenty of time to be part of the play of the night, the biggest reason the Fighting Irish are still alive. Notre Dame was down by a point to Wisconsin. Irish coach Mike Brey told his guys, as they were about to full-court press, that they had one foul to give, to trap, and if a Badgers player broke through the trap, then to foul.
SPORTS
March 14, 2016
Pirates steal one from Cats Villanova battled back, but young Seton Hall won with its aggressive play. D3 Ndao gives the Hawks a lift The senior had a career day as St. Joe's reached the Atlantic Ten title game. D4 Owls lose, and again must wait Temple was beaten by UConn in the semifinals of the AAC tournament. D5
SPORTS
March 12, 2016 | By Bob Brookover, Columnist
March Madness makes me mad. Like most college basketball fans, I love the NCAA tournament, particularly the first four days, when brackets get busted and big schools get bounced by little ones. Davidson's Steph Curry shooting down Georgetown in 2008, unknown Florida Gulf Coast University beating the much higher-seeded Hoyas in 2013, and Pete Carril's Princeton team backdooring UCLA to death in the 1996 tournament are among the many moments that have made us shake our heads in disbelief.
SPORTS
February 18, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, Staff Writer
When Jalen Brunson was establishing himself as one of the nation's top basketball players at Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, Ill., he was recruited by a number of colleges, but the expectation was that he would attend Temple because both of his parents went there. Brunson wound up committing to a Big Five school, but it was Villanova, not Temple. So when he accompanies the nation's No. 1 team into the Liacouras Center on Wednesday night for its game against the Owls, more than a few folks wearing Cherry and White may be inclined to let the freshman know how they felt about his choice of colleges.
SPORTS
January 21, 2016 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Columnist
The noise didn't stop at the locker room door. Two teams would be playing, two would be waiting underneath the stands, which often seemed to shake, the vibrations carrying right into the room. "You'd be peeking out, trying to see who was playing well," Fran Dunphy said this week. "Because you knew every player. " Wednesday night at the Palestra, four teams will play basketball and also offer a nod to the past. Temple will face La Salle, and then St. Joseph's takes on Penn, and Dunphy hopes the fans for the second game get there early and the fans for the first game stay to the end. Because there is nothing exactly like this anywhere else in college basketball.
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Next »
|
|
|
|
|