January 19, 2015 |
On the scoreboard, La Salle had its best defensive day of the season. But coach John Giannini suggested otherwise. Holding an opponent under 50 points for the first time in nearly nine years, La Salle defeated Fordham, 60-49, on Saturday in an Atlantic Ten game at Tom Gola Arena. It was the lowest point total the Explorers had allowed since a 65-44 win over Massachusetts on Feb. 8, 2006. Still, Giannini wouldn't call it the best defensive effort of the season. "No, we have done this many times.
January 18, 2015 |
When: Saturday at 2 p.m. Where: Tom Gola Arena. TV/Radio: goexplorers.com; WFIL-AM (560). Records: Fordham (5-10, 0-4 Atlantic Ten), La Salle (9-8, 1-3). Coaches: Fordham, Tom Pecora (5th season, 39-95); La Salle, John Giannini (11th season, 167-162). Last meeting: La Salle won, 64-62, at Fordham on March 1, 2014. Fordham's top three: Eric Paschall (16.3 ppg, 6.0 rpg.), Mandell Thomas (12.7 ppg., 4.3 rpg., 3.2 apg.), Christian Sengfelder (11.5 ppg., 6.4 rpg)
January 16, 2015 |
PHIL MARTELLI wasn't happy with the way Chris Wilson was playing of late. And after four straight losses, Martelli let his senior leader hear it during recent film sessions. It even went as far as the coach calling Wilson into his office Tuesday for a one-on-one meeting. Whatever Martelli said to him worked. Wilson poured in a career-high 23 points as Saint Joseph's held off Fordham, 66-55, last night at Hagan Arena. "He called me into his office yesterday and he said, 'If we are going to turn this season around it starts with you,' " Wilson said.
September 21, 2014 |
Villanova clearly was excited to play football in the first two weeks of the season, losing an overtime heartbreaker at Syracuse, an FBS team, and then rolling to a 44-point victory over Fordham, the 11th-ranked squad in FCS. The Wildcats had nowhere to take all this energy in Week 3 because they were idle. And coach Andy Talley hopes that didn't bring their momentum to a halt going into Saturday's Colonial Athletic Association opener against James Madison at Villanova Stadium. "The question is, 'Where are you as a team when you have a layoff?
September 8, 2014 |
Early in the second quarter of what would become a 50-6 victory for Villanova over Fordham on Saturday, the visiting Rams called a timeout that ended up lasting 1 hour and 19 minutes. Lightning struck outside Villanova Stadium, forcing both teams back to the locker room with 'Nova holding a 7-3 lead. Thirteen minutes of game time - and two hours of real time - later, the Wildcats returned to the locker room for halftime with a 33-3 lead. "We had talked about it, and I told them that this situation could happen," Villanova coach Andy Talley said.
September 7, 2014
When: Saturday at 3:30 p.m. Where: Villanova Stadium Records: Fordham (1-0), Villanova (0-1) Rankings: Fordham, No. 10 FCS Coaches Poll, No. 11 Sports Network; Villanova, No. 7 FCS Coaches Poll; No. 10 Sports Network. TV/Radio: American Sports Network; CBS Radio 610. Coaches: Fordham, Joe Moorhead (2d season, 19-7); Villanova, Andy Talley (30th season, 204-126-1; 232-144-2 overall); Series: Villanova leads, 20-5-3. In the last meeting, Fordham won at home, 27-24, on Sept.
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.
September 5, 2014
Fordham at Villanova Saturday, 3:30 p.m., Villanova Stadium TV: American Sports Network. Radio: CBS Sports (610-AM). Records: Fordham , 1-0, Villanova 0-1. History: Villanova leads, 20-5-3. But Fordham won last year in New York, 27-24. About Fordham: The Rams are ranked 11th in FCS. They have a lot back from last year's team that lost to eventual national runner-up Towson in the second round of the playoffs . . . They opened with a 52-23 win over visiting St. Francis (Pa.)