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Six Weeks of Stories

As of Friday, Sep. 29, we will be exactly six weeks away from the start of the 2017-18 college basketball season, with high school hoops not much further behind. So there's no better time to tip off CoBL's season preview content, which will steadily accumulate on this page over the next 42 days. We'll be providing breakdowns of the City 6 teams plus numerous other area Division I programs, as well as several player feature stories and a look at the various leagues they all play in. On the high school side, we'll be doing individual preview stories of dozens upon dozens of high school programs in the area -- not necessarily in any order, so keep checking here every day to see what's new!

Division I Preview Content

General Season Preview
Preseason Awards (Sep. 29)
Look Back at Last Season (Oct. 2)
Storylines to Track (Oct. 2)
Pressing Questions (Oct. 3)
Position Battles to Watch (Oct. 3)
New Faces to Know (Oct. 4)
Players Who Need to Step Up (Oct. 4)
Statistics to Track (Oct. 5)
Non-Conference Games to Watch (Oct. 5)
Conference Games to Watch (Oct. 5)
CoBL-Area Alumni to Watch Pt. 1 (Oct. 6)
CoBL-Area Alumni to Watch Pt. 2 (Oct. 6)

Team Previews
Drexel Preview/Features (Oct. 9)
   -- Team Primer
   -- Schedule Preview
   -- Drexel still looking to turn up the tempo
   -- Mojica sees room for DU improvement
   -- Williams ready for featured role as senior

La Salle Preview/Features (Oct. 11)
   -- Team Primer
   -- Schedule Preview
   -- Explorers' Brookins ahead of the curve
   -- Deas, Phiri ready to contribute
   -- Explorers' roster intriguing mix of experience

Penn Preview/Features (Oct. 13)
   -- Team Primer
   -- Schedule Analysis
   -- Woods works way back to Penn
   -- Quaker sophomores 'not young anymore'
   -- Penn's youth representative of Ivy hoops rise

Saint Joseph's Preview/Features (Oct. 16)
   -- Team Primer
   -- Schedule Analysis
   -- Charlie Brown's expectations rise with Hawks'
   -- Sharpshooting bigs return to St. Joe's rotation
   -- Kimble's ready if Newkirk's not for Hawks

Temple Preview/Features (Oct. 18)
   -- Team Primer
   -- Schedule Analysis
   -- Rose hopes USA experience turns him to two-way star
   -- Enechionyia aiming for consistency in senior year
   -- Owls' backcourt pieces working to fit together

Villanova Preview/Features (Oct. 20)
   -- Team Primer
   -- Schedule Analysis
   -- Booth back on the court
   -- Bigger 'Nova not trying to change styles
   -- DiVincenzo primed for breakout season

Conference Previews

American Athletic Conference (Oct. 30)
Atlantic 10 Conference (Nov. 1)
Big East Conference (Nov. 2)
Colonial Athletic Association (Nov. 8)
Ivy League (Nov. 8)

Funk, Army focused on building off Year One (Nov. 8)
Pennsbury alum Cam Jones ready for return at Saint Peter's (Nov. 8)
Sharkey set for sophomore season down south at Samford (Nov. 9)

High School Preview Content

Classification Previews
Class A (Dec. 5)
Class 2A (Dec. 6)
Class 3A (Dec. 6)
Class 4A (Dec. 7)
Class 5A (Dec. 7)
Class 6A (Dec. 8)

League Previews
Inter-Ac/Friends' League (Dec. 5)
Philadelphia Catholic League (Dec. 6)
Central League (Dec. 6)
Ches-Mont League (Dec. 7)

Team Previews
Abington (Dec. 4)
Archbishop Ryan (Nov. 9)
Archbishop Wood (Oct. 12)
Audenreid Charter (Nov. 15)
Bishop Shanahan (Nov. 2)
Bonner-Prendergast (Dec. 5)
Cardinal O'Hara (Dec. 8)
Carlisle (Nov. 13)
Central Bucks West (Nov. 29)
Cheltenham (Dec. 6)
Church Farm (Nov. 27)
Coatesville (Dec. 7)
Constitution (Oct. 27)
Council Rock North (Nov. 14)
Dallastown (Nov. 28)
Downingtown East (Oct. 31)
Downingtown West (Oct. 16)
Episcopal Academy (Nov. 28)
Friends' Central (Dec. 5)
Garnet Valley (Oct. 18)
Germantown Academy (Dec. 4)
Girard College (Nov. 10)
Great Valley (Nov. 28)
Harrisburg (Nov. 6)
Harriton (Dec. 7)
Haverford School (Dec. 7)
Hershey (Dec. 7)
La Salle College HS (Oct. 26)
Lower Merion (Oct. 30)
Malvern Prep (Nov. 28)
Manheim Twp. (Dec. 1)
Martin Luther King (Nov. 16)
Neumann-Goretti (Oct. 17)
Penn Wood (Oct. 24)
Penncrest (Nov. 9)
Pennsbury (Nov. 13)
Perkiomen Valley (Dec. 4)
Phelps School (Nov. 29)
Phoenixville (Oct. 11)
Plymouth-Whitemarsh (Dec. 2)
Reading (Oct. 10)
Ridley (Nov. 28)
Roman Catholic (Dec. 7)
Sankofa Freedom (Dec. 7)
Springfield (Delco.) (Nov. 29)
Spring-Ford (Dec. 1)
State College (Oct. 23)
Strath Haven (Dec. 2)
St. Joe's Prep (Nov. 14)
Valley Forge (Dec. 6)
Westtown School (Oct. 9)
York High (Dec. 1)