College Basketball

Aaron McKie
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AP News
October 22, 2019 - 1:09 pm
Aaron McKie joined Temple's staff in 2014 and spent last season as head coach-in-waiting as the choice to replace Dunphy, who left the program after 13 seasons and eight NCAA Tournaments. But Temple barely matters in a Philly winter sports landscape that is dominated by the Eagles and in a city...
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Jim Connolly is the new head women's basketball coach at Division II Chestnut Hill College.
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Matt Leon
October 08, 2019 - 3:40 pm
The Division II Chestnut Hill College women's basketball team has a new head coach.
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Gabby Lisella.
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1-On-1 with Matt Leon
October 04, 2019 - 4:00 am
Gabby Lisella recently retired from coaching women's basketball at Division III Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey. She spent 19 seasons at the helm of the Profs, winning 260 games, the most in program history.
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Tom Shirley.
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1-On-1 with Matt Leon
September 20, 2019 - 4:00 pm
In Episode #25 of "1-on-1 with Matt Leon," Matt sits down with Shirley to talk about his impressive career, how he got his start in coaching and what it's like to be a part of the Philadelphia coaching scene.
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Candice Signor-Brown
Swarthmore Athletics/Vassar Athletics
Matt Leon
August 02, 2019 - 12:23 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Swarthmore College has a new women's basketball coach. Candice Signor-Brown is taking over the program from Renee DeVarney, who stepped down after 14 seasons. "I'm really excited about the opportunity and looking forward to being at Swarthmore," Signor-Brown said. She...
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Ashley Howard
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Matt Leon
July 26, 2019 - 3:11 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Ashley Howard is getting ready for his second season as the men's basketball coach at La Salle University. The Explorers went 10-21 in Howard's first season at the helm in 2018-19, but they made rapid improvement after an 0-10 start to play nearly .500 basketball over...
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Fran Dunphy
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Justin Udo
May 13, 2019 - 4:22 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Eight Big 5 titles, 14 conference championships and 17 NCAA tournament appearances are just a few of the accomplishments Fran Dunphy achieved as head coach of men's basketball at the University of Pennsylvania and Temple University. Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney...
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Bill Lange takes over for Phil Martelli, who was let go after 24 seasons as head coach of St. Joseph's University's basketball team.
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Ed Benkin
April 04, 2019 - 5:13 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Bill Lange was enjoying his life as an assistant coach for the Philadelphia 76ers, but St. Joseph's University gave Lange an offer he couldn't refuse. Lange was introduced as the Hawks head coach on Wednesday at Hagan Arena. Lange takes over for Phil Martelli, who was...
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Brett Brown, Mike D'Antoni, Billy Lange
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Dan Majka
March 28, 2019 - 5:09 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Saint Joseph's has a new face to lead the university's men's basketball team. Former Sixers assistant coach Billy Lange has been named as the Hawks' next head coach, replacing Phil Martelli, who was fired after 24 seasons. Lange, a South Jersey native, has plenty of...
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An Ohio man has made history with a March Madness bracket that's perfect through 48 games on the's "Bracket Challenge," according to the NCAA.
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March 26, 2019 - 7:46 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man has made history with a March Madness bracket that's perfect through 48 games on the's "Bracket Challenge," according to the NCAA. Gregg Nigl of Columbus told The Columbus Dispatch he almost didn't fill out his bracket last week, saying he was home sick...
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