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.
October 4, 2014 |
Villanova coach Andy Talley is very clear about what Saturday's game at conference foe Maine represents. "It's a trap game," Talley said. "Without question, and that's exactly what I explained that we are up against. You are going to have to travel and play under adverse conditions against a team that is on the rise. There is going to be a lot of adversity. We'll have to show that we are able to handle it again. " On paper it might not appear that way. The Wildcats (3-1, 1-0 Colonial Athletic Association)
August 20, 2014 |
IT'S NO secret that junior quarterback John Robertson is the key to Villanova's success. His coaches and teammates know it, and they'll tell you so. The rest of the Colonial Athletic Association knows it, which is why Robertson was voted the conference's preseason offensive player of the year. And even some Wildcats fans who hold basketball Saturdays as more sacrosanct than football Saturdays probably know it, too. But a great quarterback needs a great offensive line to be at his best.
July 25, 2014 |
BALTIMORE - Pressure? Yo, when you're the quarterback for Villanova, which has always been known for moving the football, hefty expectations are pretty much part of the deal. To the surprise of nobody, fourth-year Wildcat junior John Robertson was named the Colonial Athletic Association's Preseason Offensive Player of the Year at the annual CAA media day at M&T Bank Stadium. But as Villanova found out a year ago, projections mean absolutely zilch once you start playing. The Wildcats, the pick to win the league, started fifth in the national polls last season.
July 24, 2014
Villanova will be televised five times during the 2014 football season, as the Colonial Athletic Association announced its 24-game TV schedule on Tuesday. Delaware will also be televised four times. Here is the CAA schedule: Date Game Time TV AUGUST 29 Villanova at Syracuse 7:30 ESPN3 30 Delaware at Pittsburgh Noon ESPN3 ESPNews 30 James Madison at Maryland 3:30 BTN 30 Elon at Duke 6 ESPN3 30 Holy Cross at UAlbany 6 ESPN3 30 New Hampshire at Toledo 7 ESPN3 SEPTEMBER 7 Lehigh at New Hampshire 3:30 ASN 20 James Madison at Villanova 12:30 CSN 20 New Hampshire at Richmond 4 CSN 20 Charlotte at Elon 7 ASN 27 Delaware at James Madison 4 CSN 27 Maine at Towson 7 CSN OCTOBER 4 Stony Brook at Towson 3:30 CSN 11 Towson at James Madison 12:30 CSN 11 William & Mary at N. Hampshire 3:30 NBCSN 11 Maine at Stony Brook 7 ASN 18 Towson at Delaware 12:30 CSN 18 Rhode Island at Richmond 3:30 ASN 25 Maine at Rhode Island Noon ASN 25 Delaware at William & Mary 12:30 CSN NOVEMBER 1 Villanova at Richmond 12:30 CSN 1 William...
May 23, 2014 |
Although it has never hit the local sports radar the way it did this spring with its first NCAA tournament run, the Drexel men's lacrosse program has been playing in West Philadelphia for 72 seasons. This season, however, which ended Sunday in the tournament quarterfinals, when heavily favored Denver ran off eight unanswered goals on the way to a 15-6 victory, was replete with firsts for the Dragons. Drexel (13-5) matched its season high in victories and won the Colonial Athletic Association tournament for the first time.
May 13, 2014 |
Nick Saputo isn't known for his scoring, but the Drexel junior is adept at faceoffs. In the biggest game of his college career, he excelled at both. Saputo entered Sunday's game with three goals, but he added three in the first half and was a faceoff force in leading Drexel to a 16-11 win over fourth-seeded Penn in a first-round NCAA men's lacrosse tournament game at Franklin Field. This was the first NCAA tournament game for the Dragons (13-4), the Colonial Athletic Association tourney champions, who will face fifth-seeded Denver in Sunday's quarterfinal at 2:30 p.m. at the University of Delaware.