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You can't beat the Big 5 (6?)

Updated: January 13, 2006, 1:26 PM ET
By Andy Katz | ESPN.com

I can't tell you when it happened, but I became a believer in Philadelphia basketball -- in the Palestra, in Penn, Saint Joseph's, Villanova, La Salle, Temple and even Drexel -- sometime in the last six years.

I love that John Chaney is a walking quote machine. Phil Martelli isn't far behind. I love that the Hawks' coaching offices are for the height challenged. I love the Hawk flapping his wing/wings.

There are characters at every school, and I mean characters. There is nothing like ...

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