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  1. Temple! La Salle! Philly Starts Day with Two Wild Wins, Nova Up Next

    Mar 22, 2013, 5:45 PM EDT

    Holy almost give it away, Explorers! You beautiful kids from North Philly held on though, and that’s all that matters. What a wild first day.

  2. No. 9 Villanova Will Beat No. 8 North Carolina If The Very Least You Need to Know

    Mar 22, 2013, 3:10 PM EDT

    Time: 7:20 p.m. | Channel: TNT | Region: South | Place: Sprint Center, Kansas City, Mo. (The almost-home of the Pittsburgh Penguins!)

  3. While Most of Philly Unites, Area Bar Uses Big Tourney Day to Mock the Hawk

    Mar 22, 2013, 2:39 PM EDT

    With three Philadelphia teams playing in the NCAA Tournament today, it’s a pretty great time for the city to come together and support all of the local schools. Brotherly love and all that stuff. Or, if you’re a bar in Havertown, use the opportunity to mock one of the team’s that failed to make it to the big dance.

  4. This Charles Barkley Commercial Is Way Better Than the One Where He Sees a Guy in the Shower

    Mar 22, 2013, 1:52 PM EDT

    Having Charles Barkley in the mix on CBS/TNT/TruTV/TBS’ coverage of March Madness has been both a blessing and a curse. Sure, we all want more Chuck in our lives at all times, but his prep work and analysis of the college hoop game has left a bit to be desired over the past few years. That said, Charles almost always brings the funny and I don’t know what it is about this commercial, but the idea of Sir Charles calling a bunch of little kids hooping it up in the driveway sounds a lot like what I imagined in my head when I was six years old playing in the driveway in Havertown.

  5. No. 13 La Salle Will Beat No. 4 Kansas State If… The Very Least (Really) You Need to Know

    Mar 22, 2013, 12:54 PM EDT

    Can Tyrone Garland, Ramon Galloway, and the rest of John Gianni’s boys shoot the lights out once again and upset Kansas State this afternoon? Here’s what you need to know.

  6. No. 9 Temple Will Beat No. 8 N.C. State If … The Very Least (Really) You Need to Know

    Mar 22, 2013, 11:10 AM EDT

    Time: 1:40 p.m. | Channel: TBS (Very funny.) | Region: East | Place: University of Dayton Arena, Dayton, Ohio

  7. Basketball All Day Open Thread

    Mar 21, 2013, 12:31 PM EDT

    You’re not doing any work today. We’re probably not doing a ton of work today. But the good news is there is plenty of basketball to watch. All. Day. Long.

  8. Obscene Shooting Percentages Propel La Salle to Its First NCAA Tourney Win in 23 Years

    Mar 20, 2013, 11:47 PM EDT

    La Salle bested Boise State, 80-71, in Dayton on Wednesday night to win the program’s first NCAA Tournament game in 23 years — on the university’s 150th anniversary no less.

  9. What Channel is TruTV in Philadelphia on Comcast and Verizon FiOS, You Ask?

    Mar 20, 2013, 6:17 PM EDT

    With the hometown squad kicking off the Philadelphia portion of the NCAA tournament tonight, we’re all wondering the same thing: what channel is TruTV in Philadelphia?

  10. Boise State East Meets La Salle West in Tonight’s NCAA Play-In Game

    Mar 20, 2013, 12:10 PM EDT

    They come from the two best mid-major conferences in the country. They received bids over schools from BCS conferences with (arguably) better resumes (Tennessee, Virginia). They have little-to-no recent NCAA tournament history. They both play four guards (sometimes even five) guards. There’s a lot of similarities between La Salle and Boise State ahead of their first-round/play-in game at 9:10 p.m. this evening in Dayton, Ohio.

  11. Somebody May Want to Check to See if the Hawk Is Still Breathing

    Mar 20, 2013, 11:32 AM EDT

    The St. Joe’s Hawks lost at the buzzer as time expired last night in their first round NIT game with St. John’s. You never want your season to end in the NIT to begin with, but losing in the last possible moments makes for a long spring/summer. [watch the buzzer beater below]

  12. La Salle Is Going Dancing

    Mar 17, 2013, 9:02 PM EDT

    Temple and Villanova too. But they’ve done that in the past two decades so that’s not as exciting as the Explorers getting a bid.

    La Salle will get the national spotlight as well with one of the play-in games.

  13. Your Quick and Dirty Day 2, A-10 Tourney Primer

    Mar 15, 2013, 9:29 AM EDT

    Do Temple and La Salle still need one more win each? How many spots are actually up for grabs from the A-10 in the field of 68? How could you have made a cool $16,000 Wednesday afternoon? This and more is our Day 2, A-10 tournament primer.

  14. Have 140K Lying Around? Buy the ‘Rocky II’ House!

    Mar 14, 2013, 2:29 PM EDT

    Looking for a house in South Philly? How about Rocky’s? The 90-year-old house is up for sale for $139,900.

  15. Villanova Students Are Apparently an Obedient Bunch

    Mar 7, 2013, 10:40 AM EDT

    The Villanova Wildcats knocked off the 5th ranked team in the nation last night in South Philadelphia. Kudos to Jay Wright’s squad for the win over Georgetown that should help their chances of punching a ticket to the tourney in a few weeks. But what we found interesting as we tuned in to the final…

  16. Its Chester vs. Lower Merion (again): Fridays Battle at Nova is a Rematch of Last Years District and State Finals

    Mar 1, 2013, 10:10 AM EDT

    If styles make fights, then Friday’s matchup between No. 1 Chester and No. 2 Lower Merion should be like a bonkers battle of the Klitschko brothers. Chester, with their fast-paced, get up in your grill, crash the boards, stuff it down your throat style, take on Lower Merion, with their fast-paced, get up in your…

  17. 5 Big Reasons to Watch or Attend Tonight’s Big 5 Title Game

    Feb 21, 2013, 3:03 PM EDT

    Introduction seems unnecessary considering this is an introduction, so here’s what tonight’s Temple-La Salle game (7 p.m. / CBS Sports) has working in its favor: 1. The Big 5 TitleLa Salle (18-6, 8-3, 3-0) is guaranteed at least a share of the championship, which it has not held since 1998 and hasn’t won outright since…

  18. Temple and St. Joe’s Set to Square off in Final Game as A-10 Members

    Feb 2, 2013, 2:23 PM EDT

    Saturday night, 6 p.m., the Hagan Arena at Alumni Memorial Fieldhouse on Hawk Hill (CBS Sports Network / 610 AM — Martucci-Lunardi / 1210 AM — Donahue-Baum).

    It’s the most-played rivalry in the Big 5 — spanning 154 games — and for the first time in 31 years, it’s about to change.

  19. Forbes Study Finds Fran Dunphy the Second-Best College Basketball Coach in the Country ‘for the Money’

    Jan 28, 2013, 2:28 PM EDT

    Over the summer, a CBS Sports poll named Temple’s Fran Dunphy the most underrated coach in the nation. Well, Forbes has now broken the argument into monetary terms and compiled a list of the best coaches in the country “for the money.”

  20. Wasting No Time, 37-Year-Old Temple Football Coach Matt Rhule Is Making ‘Before I Die’ Promises

    Jan 24, 2013, 2:59 AM EDT

    Is new Temple football coach Matt Rhule the kind of guy who’s going to invoke his mortality in his first public address since his introductory press conference? You’re goddamn right he is.

  21. VIDEO: Drexel’s Frantz Massenat Hits the Shot of the College Basketball Season, Wins Game

    Jan 24, 2013, 2:07 AM EDT

    Sincere congratulations are in order for the Villanova Wildcats and La Salle Explorers, who, on back-to-back nights, took down the No. 5 and No. 9 teams in the nation in Louisville and Butler. Both wins included a court-storming, but neither included a buzzer-beating 50-footer. And that, ladies and gentlemen, is why we’re here.

    Behold what’s very possibly the shot of the college basketball season [video inside].

  22. Video: Temple Owl Outwits Boston College Eagle in New ‘This Is SportsCenter’ Commercial

    Jan 8, 2013, 1:59 PM EDT

    In advertising meant to immediately appeal to Enrico and I, Temple University’s Hooter the Owl and Boston College’s Baldwin the Eagle have made their way into the latest “This is SportsCenter” commercial. We’ve embedded the video above. Granted, they both went beak-first into the glass, but at least one learned from the lesson, which is,…

  23. Temple’s Anthony Lee Did Not Know Syracuse Was the No. 3 Team in the Country

    Dec 22, 2012, 6:27 PM EDT

    NEW YORK — It wasn’t until about 30 minutes after Temple had upset No. 3 Syracuse at Madison Square Garden on Saturday that Anthony Lee fully realized what he and his teammates had done. Lee knew he had set a new career high with 21 points. He knew how key his 11 of 14 makes…

  24. John Chaney Came up with Temple ‘TUFF,’ Meaning It Probably Contains an Obscenity

    Dec 19, 2012, 1:13 PM EDT

    You heard Steve Addazio use “Temple TUFF” more often than you needed to over the last two years. Got old. Thankfully, now that we’re pretty F—ing certain it’s an acronym that contains a F—ing obscenity, we can start F—ing using it properly. Introduced as the new head coach of Temple football at press conference on…

  25. St. Joe’s Halil Kanacevic Flipped off the Pavilion Crowd, Then Gave Away the Game

    Dec 11, 2012, 10:11 PM EDT

    It’s the cardinal rule of college basketball: If you’re going to flip off an opposing student section, be sure to hit your free throws. It’s a rule St. Joseph’s junior forward Halil Kanacevic learned the hard way Tuesday night. Kanacevic, who had been struggling for the first 30 minutes of his team’s 65-61 loss to…