September 16, 2016 |
VILLANOVA finished 6-5 last season, despite losing Walter Payton Award-winning quarterback John Robertson early and most of their running backs by November. If the Wildcats had gone 7-4, they probably would have made the NCAA playoffs. The wounds were mostly self-inflected. The Wildcats had a fumble returned for a length-of-the-field touchdown against them in an 11-point September home loss to Penn. They gave up three non-offensive touchdowns in a season-ending, nine-point loss at James Madison, when they still had a chance to earn a share of the Colonial Athletic Association title.
February 12, 2016 |
WHAT WENT down Friday in Louisville is at the heart of what is wrong with college sports. And it is not that a former Louisville basketball staffer apparently arranged for strippers to appear at parties in a dorm and some money changed hands. We are talking high school- and college-age men hanging with women late at night. Is this really an outrage? Here is the outrage: Louisville announced an immediate postseason ban. Why not just wait to get all the facts and see how this plays out?
January 29, 2016 |
BRUISER FLINT is not frustrated. A little disappointed, but not full-blown frustrated. He's seen it before. His team looks solid in stretches and then, just like that, usually at key moments, his team self-destructs. Thursday night, it happened again. Flint's Drexel Dragons held a three-point lead with 6 minutes, 38 seconds left in regulation. But they allowed Towson to go on a 14-4 run - shots not falling, passes not connecting, foul shots missed - en route to a 77-70 Colonial Athletic Association loss at the Daskalakis Athletic Center.
October 31, 2015 |
Villanova coach Andy Talley said before last week's 28-21 loss to Towson that the game was a must-win. Now, with the prospect of losing their fourth game in the last five, Talley makes the situation sound dire but not hopeless. "I think the running-the-table thing, we have the potential to do that because we have a great defense," Talley earlier this week. "Last week they were brilliant. But to have an offensive cast that can't support them is frustrating. " The Wildcats (3-4, 2-2 Colonial Athletic Association)
October 24, 2015 |
Villanova has faced some tough running attacks this season, with varying degrees of success. The Wildcats limited Fordham's dynamic Chase Edmunds to 74 yards on 16 carries in a 14-7 victory in the Bronx. They hemorrhaged 205 yards on the ground to Delaware's multi-back attack but held on to win, 28-21; and they had no answer for William and Mary's Kendell Anderson, the Colonial Athletic Association's rushing leader, who gained 149 of the Tribe's 199 yards in a 38-16 rout of 'Nova.
October 17, 2015 |
When Villanova faces Albany on Saturday, more than a month will have passed since the Wildcats have played a game outside the Philadelphia area. And that, according to coach Andy Talley, is a good thing. "I like the fact that we'll get out of Villanova, get on the road and change the scenery to see if we can get this team over the hump," Talley said of the No. 25 Wildcats (2-3, 1-1 Colonial Athletic Association). Losers of two in a row at home for the first time since 2012, they have disappointed Talley in a number of ways.
September 18, 2015 |
VILLANOVA-DELAWARE. For the longest time now, you really haven't had to say much more. The teams, separated by some 45 miles, have played each other every year since 1988. For the past 13 seasons, it's been the last game on the schedule. More often than not, it's meant something significant to one of them or even both. If, for whatever reasons, it didn't, it was still Villanova-Delaware. Which was more than sufficient, just because. This time they're meeting in Week 3, in their Colonial Athletic Association opener, because of a quirk in the schedule.
July 30, 2015 |
BALTIMORE - The conundrum that exists for Villanova coach Andy Talley this season is attempting to build on the Wildcats' success of 2014 while keeping all-American quarterback John Robertson in one piece. Robertson won the Walter Payton Award last season as the nation's top player in the Football Championship Subdivision after averaging 301.8 yards of total offense and accounting for 46 touchdowns, 35 through the air. But he missed the Cats' second-round playoff game because of a concussion suffered the week before, and his team lost to Sam Houston State to finish the season 11-3.
November 23, 2014
When: Saturday at noon Where: Delaware Stadium, Newark, Del. Records: Villanova (9-2, 6-1 Colonial Athletic Association); Delaware (6-5, 4-3). Radio: CBS Sports Radio 610-AM. Coaches: Villanova, Andy Talley (30th season, 213-127-1; 241-145-2 overall); Delaware, Dave Brock (2d season, 13-10). Series: Villanova leads, 25-21-1. In the last meeting, Villanova won, 35-34, Nov. 23, 2013, at PPL Park. Three Things to Watch Villanova leads the CAA in scoring offense (39.4 ppg.)
October 14, 2014 |
PLAYERS OF THE WEEKEND National - Freshman Nick Chubb, subbing for the suspended Todd Gurley, rushed for 143 yards on 38 carries as Georgia won at Missouri, 34-0, in a game that probably decided the SEC East. Local - Delaware Valley's Aaron Wilmer threw for five touchdowns and ran for another as the Aggies (5-0, 4-0 Middle Atlantic Conference), ranked 24th in Division III, beat No. 23 Lycoming (5-1, 4-1) at home, 52-42. It's the most points allowed by Lyco since 1949.