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Big 5 Awards for the 2012-2013 Season

The Big 5 managed to get Villanova, Temple, and La Salle into the NCAA Tournament this season. These 3 teams combined for 4 wins, 3 coming from La Salle. After a super successful year of basketball in Philadelphia, it is time to give out awards. Player of the Year: Khalif Wyatt, SG (Temple) Any old […]

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March Madness Bracket Analysis: Villanova-North Carolina Preview

As the 2013 NCAA Tournament approaches, the 9th-seeded Villanova Wildcats (20-13) prepare for their first game against the red-hot, 8th-seeded North Carolina Tar Heels (24-10). The Tar Heels are coming off a 10-point defeat in the championship game of the ACC Tournament to the Miami Hurricanes. Although Jay Wright and the Wildcats were not expecting […]

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The Palestra

The Palestra: Home of Philly Basketball

The Palestra, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is my favorite places to watch college basketball games. As a diehard Big 5 basketball fan, the Palestra is held near and dear to my heart. Originally the home to all Big 5 games, the Palestra is the home arena of the Penn Quakers and a good amount of Big […]

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Starting Five: Undefeated Temple Tops City 6 Rankings

Starting Five will be a weekly update on the Philadelphia basketball schools, ranking the teams from 1-5 and one team “on the bench”.  It will come out every Friday afternoon. 1.  Temple Owls: Temple posted solid wins over Wagner and Villanova this week, although they struggled in the first half against the Wildcats.  The 6-0 […]

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Big 5 Conference Basketball

2012 Big 5 Predictions: Rankings and Analysis

A year after getting one team into the NCAA tournament, Philadelphia’s historic collection of basketball schools will go at it once again in 2012-13.  The Big 5, which is what it will be referred to as because Drexel does not play all of their neighbors every year, lost some great players last season when Zack Rosen, Rudy […]

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NCAA Conference Realignment: Where Does ‘Nova Fall?

After a year of little conference realignment talk, the news broke Monday that Maryland and Rutgers would be headed to the Big Ten.  This has aroused talks once again of Villanova possibly being on the move in the coming years. The question is: do these big conferences want Villanova and its small football program? After […]

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‘Nova Roars Back to Stun Boilermakers

This 2012 Villanova basketball team may not accumulate substantial quantities of wins, but we know they have a lot of heart. With resilience, perseverance, and a little help from the officials, the Cats took down Purdue 89-81 in OT in the ESPN 2K Sports semifinal at Madison Square Garden.  hey advance to play Alabama in the […]

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Villanova Basketball Preview: Guards

Once known as Guard U, Villanova has seen its wealth of talent at the guard position diminish over the past few seasons.  With the loss of Maalik Wayns and Dominic Cheek, Jay Wright finds himself with an unexperienced but deep frontcourt.  Sean Burke tackles part two of Khandyman Sports’ Villanova preview as he breaks down […]

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Villanova Basketball Preview: Centers and Forwards

The Villanova season opener is 2 days away as excitement builds for the 2012-2013 season. Although it will be a challenge for the Wildcats to eclipse their win total of 13 from last season without 2011-12 top scorers Maalik Wayns and Dominic Cheek, some new faces and developing underclassmen could cause headaches for the Big […]

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Ty Johnson Transfers From Nova

Two days prior to the season opener, Villanova announced that sophomore point guard Ty Johnson will transfer. This is according to Jon Rothstein via Twitter. Johnson averaged 3.3 points, 2.0 assists, and 17.7 minutes per game last season as the backup point guard. With the arrival of Wake Forest transfer Tony Chennault and freshman sharpshooter […]

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Maalik Wayns

Philadelphia 76ers Reportedly Sign Undrafted Guard Maalik Wayns

They say homecomings are sweet, but what happens next is even sweeter. Well, Maalik Wayns, a former player for both Roman Catholic and Villanova, is about to find out if that is true. The undrafted guard is reportedly set to sign with the Philadelphia 76ers and stay in the city he’s played in his entire […]

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City 6

City 6 Selection Sunday Preview

It was, overall, an excellent season for the City 6 and its basketball teams. The six teams’ combined win total exceeded last year’s by 18, and every single team, except for Villanova, had at least 19 wins. In addition, Drexel and Temple won their conferences’ regular-season titles, but none of the teams were able to […]

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