January 31, 2012
Julian Kaminoff, a 5-foot-11, 180-pound safety for New Hope-Solebury, has switched his football commitment from Buffalo to Massachusetts. The Minutemen are moving up from the Football Championship Subdivision to the Football Bowl Subdivision in 2012. They will compete in the Mid-American Conference and play their home games at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. - Rick O'Brien
April 16, 2009 |
Games against two Big Five rivals, Temple and Penn, and the annual season-ending contest against Delaware highlight the 2009 Villanova football schedule, released yesterday. The Wildcats, who were 10-3 last season and got as far as the second round of the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs, will begin the season Sept. 3, meeting Temple at Lincoln Financial Field. Game times had yet to be announced. 2009 Villanova Schedule Sept. 3 at Temple (Lincoln Financial Field)
June 24, 2011 |
As had been rumored for some time, Villanova is taking its home football game against Delaware on Nov. 19 down I-476 to Chester's PPL Park, a program first. This is the regular-season finale for the Wildcats, who have won the last five meetings. Villanova, which won its first Football Championship Subdivision national title in 2009, could be moving up to the Bowl Championship Subdivision to join the Big East, of which it has been a member for most other sports for the last 3 decades.
November 16, 2008 |
Villanova's James Pitts made a freshman mistake and lost a fumble on a punt early yesterday against Towson. "All I said to him was, 'Give me something back - come on, you need to get me something back,' " Wildcats coach Andy Talley said he told Pitts. "Boy, was he at the right place at the right time. " With Towson looking to pad its lead, Pitts intercepted Tigers quarterback Sean Schaefer and sprinted down the sideline for a touchdown, handing Villanova its first lead 12 seconds before halftime.
March 9, 2012 |
AT WEDNESDAY'S news conference welcoming Temple back into the Big East, commissioner John Marinatto gave every indication that Villanova might join the conference for football at some point. At the very least, the Big East is on record as trying to help position the program for that possibility. Doesn't mean it will happen, only that it could. Villanova's trustees were poised to vote last April to move up from the Football Championship Subdivision to the BCS and play football in the conference it's called home for almost everything else for 3 decades.
April 18, 2012 |
Sam Ekwonike didn't know much about Coastal Carolina football before a visit to the campus in Conway, S.C. in the winter. "As soon as I saw it, I liked it," Ekwonike said of the school located eight miles from the resort area of Myrtle Beach. A senior at Cinnaminson, Ekwonike has accepted a scholarship offer from Coastal Carolina, a Football Championship Subdivision (formerly I-AA) program that competes in the Big South Conference. The 6-foot-3, 340-pound Ekwonike, a three-year starter at Cinnaminson, is projected as an offensive guard at Coastal Carolina.
September 6, 2014 |
Last year, Villanova's football season began unraveling during the second week, and the Wildcats are hoping history won't repeat. A year ago, after losing to Boston College in the opener, Villanova fell at Fordham, 27-24. That win was an indication of how strong Fordham would be, as the Rams ended up earning a Football Championship Subdivision playoff berth, losing to eventual finalist Towson in the second round. Villanova, considered a potential national title contender in 2013, never really recovered from that loss and finished 6-5. Now, after coming off an emotionally draining, 27-26, double-overtime loss at Syracuse, the Wildcats host Fordham at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Villanova Stadium.
December 18, 2010 |
NEWARK, Del. - Andrew Pierce shakes his head and offers a wan smile when the topic of The Fumble is raised. "I had the game in my hands," said the Delaware standout running back, a freshman from Cumberland Regional High School. "It stuck with me for a while because we really wanted to win that game. I really want that game back. " The fumble that sent Pierce into a funk came in the regular-season finale against rival Villanova. He was 2 yards from the goal line, 2 yards from a touchdown that would have continued a riveting overtime duel.
September 7, 2007 |
After pulling off one of the greatest upsets in college football history, Appalachian State is still shaking things up. The Associated Press said yesterday that lower-division schools are now eligible for its 71-year-old poll. "Certainly, we're not going to be the No. 1 team in the country. We know that," Appalachian State coach Jery Moore said. "We're not even going to be in the Top 10. But if you have a win over a nice football team, I like that it's not out of the realm of possibility for a school like us to be one of the top 20 or 25 teams in the country.
February 4, 2012
Chris Spellman was like lots of other red-blooded American 12-year-olds. He had football posters on all four walls of his mind and football dreams in all four chambers of his heart. He was going to play in college. He was going to get a scholarship. He was going Division I. As it turned out, Spellman was right about one thing: He was good enough to play college football. He was good enough to earn a scholarship. He was good enough to go Division I. But the twist to this story at the end of a week dominated by the breathless speculation, coverage, and analysis of the NCAA's national signing day for football was that Spellman decided his own dream wasn't right for him. The quarterback from Bishop Eustace Prep School turned down three Division I scholarship offers and has opted to play Division III football and focus on his academics.