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  1. Watch: Crazy buzzer beater goal that won Gophers spot in championship with less than a second left

    Apr 11, 2014, 11:47 AM EDT

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    You may have already read about the Evster and my experience at the Frozen Four last night at the Wells Fargo Center earlier this morning. It was a great recap. If you like recaps that are 80% made up, 10% facts, and 10% making fun of me. For instance, the Evster called the second game…

  2. The Evster and Enrico head over to the Frozen Four

    Apr 11, 2014, 8:22 AM EDT

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    Late Thursday afternoon, Enrico scored two free tickets to the Frozen Four at the Wells Fargo Center. Knowing I’m a huge hockey fan — and have literally never had plans on a weeknight — he asked me to tag along. The following is a minute by minute report of what took place. Pregame: We are…

  3. The NCAA Frozen Four gets underway in Philadelphia

    Apr 10, 2014, 4:38 PM EDT

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    It’s been a good year for college ice hockey in the Keystone State. Penn State kicked off its second NCAA season with a bang by introducing some impressive new facilities, and while the school’s first go-round in the Big Ten was a little rough, the Nittany Lions ended the campaign with wins over Ohio State…

  4. Photo: Pennsylvania’s three best football coaches at Penn State Pro Day

    Apr 8, 2014, 12:33 PM EDT

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    Penn State Pro Day attendees. #DominatingtheState with the @Eagles & @steelers coaches. pic.twitter.com/v7VqzBYUdB — Penn State Football (@PennStateFball) April 8, 2014 That there are the head football coaches of Pennsylvania State University, the Philadelphia Eagles, and the Pittsburgh Steelers. We wrote a brief post about Chip Kelly’s philosophy of gathering as much info as possible…

  5. Relive UConn’s Championship night through the eyes of Charlie Villanueva

    Apr 8, 2014, 7:45 AM EDT

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    Our Friday columnist here at The700Level.com, known to you all as The Evster, has something of a man crush on former UConn Huskie Charlie Villanueva. This is well documented. See: 8 reasons why the Sixers should, no MUST, trade for Charlie Villanueva. So with Kevin Ollie and the Huskies taking down Kentucky in an entertaining…

  6. McNabb: UConn vs. KU, who you got? Allen Iverson likes the Huskies

    Apr 7, 2014, 5:53 PM EDT

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    Counting down till tip off, who do you have? UConn or KU? — Donovan McNabb (@donovanjmcnabb) April 7, 2014 Never change, Donovan. Never change. Since there’s no Philly sports action this evening, figured most of you would be tuning in to the National Championship game this evening between the Connecticut Huskies and Kentucky Wildcats. While…

  7. St. Joe’s Ron Roberts is in the dunk contest tonight; we collected his most awesome YouTube clips

    Apr 3, 2014, 10:41 AM EDT

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    Ronald Roberts Jr. of the Saint Joseph’s Hawks will compete State Farm College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships on Thursday night. The event takes place on the campus of Southern Methodist University — in Dallas, with the Final Four being held at AT&T Stadium — and can be seen on ESPN at 9 p.m. Previous local…

  8. Here’s the heavily bleeped Hooters March Madness commercial that aired last night

    Mar 21, 2014, 3:30 PM EDT

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    OK, it’s late, but did anyone else just have that bizarre Hooters commercial during the Louisville-Manhattan game? — Steve Moore (@Smoore1117) March 21, 2014 Thursday was a loooong day of hoops watching for many of us. So after sitting on the couch for a solid 12+ hours and surely enjoying an alcoholic beverage or four,…

  9. Photo: ‘This is as close as we’ll come to a Holy War’

    Mar 20, 2014, 9:40 PM EDT

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    A tough, tough loss for Phil Martelli and St. Joe’s in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament as the Hawks fell 89-81 in overtime to the UConn Huskies after having the victory within reach during regulation. A botched final possession in the final seconds of the second half didn’t help, and Halil Kanacevic fouling out…

  10. Photo Gallery: 9 very solid pictures of St. Joe’s freshman DeAndre Bembry’s afro

    Mar 20, 2014, 2:41 PM EDT

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    UConn’s Shabazz Napier, the American Athletic Conference’s player of the year, took every conversation I’ve had about Saint Joseph’s for the last four months and worked it into his NCAA press availability on Wednesday: BUFFALO, N.Y. — When UConn’s star guard Shabazz Napier was asked Wednesday about St. Joe’s freshman DeAndre’ Bembry, he didn’t know…

  11. UPenn has a baseball team and they made this awesome trailer

    Mar 19, 2014, 12:21 PM EDT

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    I’m a sucker for a cool YouTube video. I mean, part of my job is to watch videos all day long. So whether you’re promoting your brand of baseball gloves or your school’s baseball team, if the video is well done or even a little interesting, I’ll watch. And so here is a pretty badass…

  12. Phil Martelli wants to fly on the Villanova plane he’s making fun of; Jay Wright is all about it

    Mar 17, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT

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    After the South, West and Midwest brackets were announced Sunday night, none of our three area tournament teams had had their name called on the CBS Selection Show. Naturally, Villanova, St. Joe’s and Delaware are all in the same region. And Villanova and St. Joe’s are in the same building. No. 10 St. Joe’s will…

  13. St. Joe’s has won the A-10 tournament, and Phil Martelli’s 4-year-old grandson has won the Internet

    Mar 16, 2014, 3:59 PM EDT

    If I had no idea who he was, and had to guess only from this face alone, I'd guess "Phil Martelli's grandson"

    Meet Phillip Martelli, Phil Martelli’s four-year-old grandson, who spent Sunday afternoon directly behind the St. Joe’s bench doodling on a dry-erase board and wearing a tie long enough to reach the floor. His grandpop’s Hawks topped VCU Sunday to claim their first A-10 tournament title since 1997, Martelli’s second season as head coach. Although they…

  14. Darrun Hilliard’s latest dominant Wells Fargo Center performance evokes steel puns from giddy announcers

    Mar 8, 2014, 4:58 PM EDT

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    Forget Michael Carter-Williams. The best player at the Wells Fargo Center this year might be Villanova junior guard Darrun Hilliard. A week after setting a career-high with 26 points in a 73-56 rout of Marquette at the Sixers’ home arena, Hilliard was all over the Wells Fargo court again, filling out the box score with…

  15. Larry Brown just told the UConn student section to make sure Kevin Ollie doesn’t get his ass kicked out of a game

    Feb 23, 2014, 1:27 PM EDT

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    Larry Brown is just weeks away from perhaps taking Southern Methodist University to the NCAA tournament — assuming the Mustangs stop losing to teams like Temple and USF on the road. Brown was back in Philly last Sunday when No. 23 SMU lost at the Liacouras Center. After the game and before exiting the media…

  16. Man hits ridiculous halfcourt shot during West Chester U. halftime contest, but won’t get his $10,000

    Feb 16, 2014, 9:22 PM EDT

    So it turns out this man may not get the $10,000 he deserves, due to something called “rules.” But that doesn’t make it any less awesome. We’ve all seen the layup, free throw, 3-pointer, halfcourt heave contest at a basketball game. This guy took it to a new level. This tweet from a 6ABC photographer included…

  17. Cincinnati’s Sean Kilpatrick got kind of freaked out by the Owl eyes at the Liacouras Center on Sunday

    Jan 27, 2014, 12:34 PM EDT

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    If you take out the students who were sitting behind the basket, this is basically what Sean Kilpatrick was looking at in the second half yesterday. The Temple Owls rallied from 19 points down and very nearly knocked off the No. 15 Cincinnati Bearcats on Sunday. Behind a career-high 33 points from Dalton Pepper, Temple…

  18. Warren Buffett backs $1 billion March Madness perfect bracket challenge

    Jan 21, 2014, 12:44 PM EDT

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    You may know Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert best for his use of  an awful font on the his team’s website when LeBron James decides to jump ship and head to the Miami Heat. Or perhaps you know him best for his son, that kid with the bowties. Here’s another thing worth remembering him for:…

  19. Stats, Video, Kyle Korver, Gus Johnson, and Bill Raftery: Here’s everything that happened to No. 4 Villanova last night vs. Creighton

    Jan 21, 2014, 7:00 AM EDT

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    They hit one three. Two threes. Three threes. This is turning into a Stone Cold promo. In total, they hit 21. The Creighton Bluejays routed your No. 4 Villanova Wildcats, 96-68, at Wells Fargo Center on Monday night. Villanova has had a spectacular season to date, but Monday night did not go its way. And…

  20. Digger Phelps, in town for College GameDay, is already quite familiar with the Palestra – from the 1960s

    Jan 18, 2014, 8:54 AM EDT

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    There are many things you can read to get excited for today’s Palestra visit from the ESPN College GameDay Crew, starting with this ESPN.com piece from Dana O’Neill on everyone’s favorite retired Palestra custodian, Dan Harrell, and ending (key word: ending) with Nick Menta’s writeup about T-shirts or something for The Level. But what you…

  21. College GameDay at the Palestra: Tyrone Garland will have ‘no mercy,’ but you can have this T-shirt for 20 bucks

    Jan 17, 2014, 4:04 PM EDT

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    You might have forgotten about it. Enrico did. They announced it like five months ago. But tomorrow is finally the day College GameDay comes to you from the Palestra. Rece Davis, Digger Phelps, Jay Bilas and my close, personal friend Jalen Rose will be on the air leading up to the Temple-La Salle tip at Noon. The…

  22. Video: Drexel student hits half court shot to win year supply of hoagies

    Jan 14, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT

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    This Drexel student hit a half court shot over the weekend which won him a year supply of free hoagies from Jimmy John’s. That’s probably worth its weight in gold to a college kid. I can’t speak for Jimmy John’s personally as I don’t believe I’ve ever had a meal there. Where does it fall…

  23. What They’re Saying: Reviews on PSU’s James Franklin hire are glowing… except one

    Jan 13, 2014, 11:00 AM EDT

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    You really have to do some digging to find many negative viewpoints on James Franklin, who was introduced as the new head football coach at Penn State University on Saturday. The PA native resurrected a Vanderbilt program from its perennial 2-10 record to three bowl games in three years, accounting for nearly half of the…

  24. Should the Big 5 just let in Drexel already?

    Jan 8, 2014, 3:21 PM EDT

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    Like many other college basketball teams, Drexel starts its conference season tonight. This is a decidedly good thing because it means the Dragons no longer have to worry about playing a non-conference schedule that was equally grueling and terrible. Consider: aside from its participation in the NIT Season Tip-Off (a tournament it can only be…

  25. Bill O’Brien: Not a Penn State guy

    Jan 2, 2014, 4:24 PM EDT

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    Bill O’Brien did what almost every college football coach does when a better opportunity comes along—he took it and ran. That, unfortunately, is the nature of the job. But at Penn State, where the program is still reeling from scandal and sanctions, O’Brien’s departure feels like a larger betrayal than usual. On Thursday, the Houston…