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February 23, 2013
Here is how bracketologists Joe Lunardi and Jerry Palm see locals men's college basketball teams in the NCAA tournament through Thursday: Joe Lunardi, ESPN La Salle: 11th seed in the East, facing sixth seed UNLV at the Wells Fargo Center. Temple: Meets Baylor in play-in game for the 12th seed in the South to play fifth seed Memphis at San Jose. Villanova: Does not qualify. Jerry Palm, CBSSports.com La Salle: 11th seed in the South, facing sixth seed UNLV at Kansas City.
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May 13, 2010
College basketball fans are still flocking to men's games by the millions. They're just not setting records. With 334 men's teams playing 5,251 games last season, both all-time highs, more than 27.5 million people attended Division I games, the fourth-highest total ever but a slight decrease from 2008-09. The top five home drawing cards, according to figures released Wednesday by the NCAA, were Kentucky, Syracuse, Louisville, Tennessee, and North Carolina. The Wildcats had an average attendance of 24,111, Syracuse was next at 22,152.
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March 8, 1991 | by Bill Fleischman, Daily News Sports Writer
"The Dating Game" was a popular television show for years. Behind the screens, the networks are involved in another more subtle but serious bottom- line game: The Ratings Game. Normally, if shows don't quickly build up good ratings, they are gonzo. Sports, however, is different. Rarely does an hour go by when some sport isn't on the tube. The ratings might be lower than Tom Brokaw's voice, but the snowmobilers keep racing and the skiers keep skiing. In basketball, the men's and women's games are still popular, but all across the networks ratings for college and pro basketball are down.
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August 3, 2005 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
When it comes to college basketball and the NHL, we're No. 1. At least that's what the Sporting News says. The weekly publication yesterday ranked Philadelphia as the nation's No. 2 sports city overall - behind Boston - but named this town the best when it comes to those high-profile winter sports. The Sporting News rankings take into account regular-season records, playoff berths, championships, tournament bids, stadium quality and fan fervor. The honor was well received not only on the city's college campuses, but also at the Flyers' practice facility in Voorhees, Camden County, where hockey has returned after the NHL lockout.
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November 14, 2012
COLLEGE basketball's opening weekend featured games in such exotic places as an aircraft carrier outside San Diego, a giant airplane hangar in Germany, and Brooklyn, N.Y. Kent, Ohio, really does not qualify as exotic, but after 123 games on Friday, 51 Saturday, 42 Sunday and 60 Monday, Temple will finally start its season at Kent State on Tuesday, as part of the ESPN hoops marathon, 11 games in 24 hours. If you got up real early, maybe you saw Stony Brook at Rider (6 a.m.) before reading this story.
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March 3, 2010 | By Mike Jensen INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Sharif Bray's Cheyney University teammates like to call him "Pop-Pop. " When you're 26 years old and still playing college hoops, the name works even if you're the team's leading scorer. Bray is back playing college hoops, as a junior guard, after almost half a decade spent "underground," as a Philadelphia recreation center director put it. Although Bray was out of school, he never left the game. In fact, basketball became his therapy. The former Central High School star had been a Division II freshman all-American at California (Pa.)
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March 28, 1997 | by Bill Fleischman, Daily News Sports Writer
Women's basketball on ESPN isn't a ratings winner, but the sports cable network isn't worried. The NCAA women's tournament averages a 0.9 on ESPN and a 0.4 on ESPN2. A 0.9 rating on ESPN equals 640,800 households; a 0.4 is 183,600. The 19 women's regular-season games on ESPN2 averaged a minuscule 0.2 (91,800). Three regular-season women's games on ESPN averaged a 0.6 (275,400 homes). "Ratings are not that essential at this point," ESPN spokesman Josh Krulewitz said yesterday from Cincinnati, site of the NCAA women's Final Four.
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August 16, 2013 | BY DICK JERARDI, Daily News Staff Writer jerardd@phillynews.com
LA SALLE and Temple have agreed to move their games to the Palestra the next two seasons. This season's game (Saturday, Jan. 18, noon) will be preceded by ESPN College GameDay. Tickets will be split evenly between the schools. The game, which will be on ESPN or ESPN2, would have been at Gola Arena this season and at the Liacouras Center next season. The Palestra game will be the culmination of ESPN's "My Home Court" initiative - a weeklong celebration of college hoops' best venues.
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April 4, 2011 | By John Gonzalez, Inquirer Columnist
Roseanne Barr disappeared for a while, but she's back now. The last month has gone exceedingly well for her. She won a beauty contest - though it was of the metaphorical variety. (Keep at it, Roseanne. You'll get there.) Before the NCAA tournament began, lots of well-paid and over-caffeinated college hoops experts evaluated the field by screaming into television cameras. Many disapproving fingers were wagged. One of those hyper-animated analysts was Dick Vitale. This will surprise you, but Dicky V was pretty worked up about the NCAA selection committee.
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August 5, 2012
A referendum of sorts for college basketball fans: How long does your affinity for your school's top players continue - or are you really just rooting for the name on the front of the jersey? Sunday at St. Joseph's University's Hagan Arena, a real-life Where are they now? competition will be held. Instead of competing against one another, Big Five (and Drexel) rivals will team up, playing for Team Philly against a Team D.C. It's a trial run for a league that hopes to launch next summer.
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April 29, 2015
Temple will open its college basketball season Nov. 13 against North Carolina in the Veterans Classic Showcase at the U.S. Naval Academy. The Owls will meet North Carolina in the 7 p.m. opener, followed by Florida vs. Navy at 9:30. The games will tip off the opening day of the 2015-16 season. This is the first meeting between the two schools since the Tar Heels beat Temple, 75-72, in a 1991 NCAA tournament Elite Eight game. Temple is coming off a 26-11 season in which the Owls advanced to the semifinals of the NIT. North Carolina was 26-12 and reached the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament.
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February 26, 2015 | By Dick Jerardi, Daily News Columnist
SO, IS 40-0 going to happen? It is now very possible. I don't think Kentucky is one of the great college teams in history. In fact, I would take the Wildcats' 2012 national champions over this team. They finished 38-2, losing on a buzzer-beater at Indiana and to Vanderbilt in the SEC championship game. Remember, Anthony Davis and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist were the first two players taken in that NBA draft. Davis and Tim Duncan are the most talented college big men I have seen since I started covering college hoops for the Daily News in 1987.
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February 16, 2015 | By Ed Rendell, For the Daily News
THIS PAST WEEK reminded me why my favorite sporting event to watch is either a college basketball game or an NFL tilt (baseball, however, is my overall favorite season to follow). Here in Philadelphia, it was a truly exciting week of college basketball, and things are looking up for our local teams. It started last Friday when I watched my alma mater, Penn, win at Cornell. Probably only a handful of us watched the telecast, but we saw a truly exciting game. Cornell roared out to a big lead, but the Quakers fought back gamely.
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February 10, 2015 | By Dick Jerardi, Daily News Columnist
IF YOU LIVED in the northernmost ACC outpost as I did for the majority of Dean Smith's career at North Carolina, you simply could not like his teams. They simply won too much, against Maryland and everybody else. If you watched his teams as I did religiously, however, you learned Larry Brown's "right way" long before it had a name. If you coached elementary-school and rec-league teams as I did, you found yourself emulating how those Carolina teams played - teaching your players to point at the player who passed them the ball that led to a basket, huddling up before a free throw, changing defenses every time down the court, putting up a fist if you were tired, the passing game, the traps, the hoarding of timeouts and, yes, even the four corners.
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November 10, 2014 | BY ED BARKOWITZ, Daily News Staff Writer barkowe@phillynews.com
ARE THE visions of greatness in the desert a mirage or is Arizona for real? There's the Duke freshman who carries the memory of his mom and the Duquesne kid who has licked cancer. The annual college basketball preview is rolling through and the only thing that we're willing to stop for is a performance by the Yale kid who is taking a year off to get his Whiffenpoof on. What's a Whiffenpoof? See No. 9. 1 Kentucky might have more first-round picks on its roster than the Sixers.
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July 11, 2014 | BY ANDREW ALBERT, Daily News Staff Writer alberta@phillynews.com
GEORGE RAVELING is Nike's director of international basketball. He was on the stage during Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I have a dream speech," and was given a copy by King himself. He is prominently known in the basketball world, with Washington State, Iowa and USC all beckoning for his services as a head coach. He won 337 games in his 22-year coaching career and was inducted into the College Basketball Hall of Fame in 2013. John Edgar Wideman is a prominent writer and a professor at Brown University.
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February 13, 2014 | By Dick Jerardi, Daily News Staff Writer
I AM NOT going to defend Marcus Smart, but I do understand how and why it all went down Saturday night at Texas Tech. Smart should not have pushed Jeff Orr. He should have been suspended three games. So many forget in their zeal to back their teams that teenagers or just-past teenagers are far from finished life products. That they have earned a college scholarship to play basketball is all we really know about most of them. We see them on the court. Somehow, they become just players, but not people.
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August 16, 2013 | BY DICK JERARDI, Daily News Staff Writer jerardd@phillynews.com
LA SALLE and Temple have agreed to move their games to the Palestra the next two seasons. This season's game (Saturday, Jan. 18, noon) will be preceded by ESPN College GameDay. Tickets will be split evenly between the schools. The game, which will be on ESPN or ESPN2, would have been at Gola Arena this season and at the Liacouras Center next season. The Palestra game will be the culmination of ESPN's "My Home Court" initiative - a weeklong celebration of college hoops' best venues.
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February 23, 2013
Here is how bracketologists Joe Lunardi and Jerry Palm see locals men's college basketball teams in the NCAA tournament through Thursday: Joe Lunardi, ESPN La Salle: 11th seed in the East, facing sixth seed UNLV at the Wells Fargo Center. Temple: Meets Baylor in play-in game for the 12th seed in the South to play fifth seed Memphis at San Jose. Villanova: Does not qualify. Jerry Palm, CBSSports.com La Salle: 11th seed in the South, facing sixth seed UNLV at Kansas City.
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November 14, 2012
COLLEGE basketball's opening weekend featured games in such exotic places as an aircraft carrier outside San Diego, a giant airplane hangar in Germany, and Brooklyn, N.Y. Kent, Ohio, really does not qualify as exotic, but after 123 games on Friday, 51 Saturday, 42 Sunday and 60 Monday, Temple will finally start its season at Kent State on Tuesday, as part of the ESPN hoops marathon, 11 games in 24 hours. If you got up real early, maybe you saw Stony Brook at Rider (6 a.m.) before reading this story.
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