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April 8, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, Staff Writer
Of all the attention he had received since knocking down the game-winning shot against North Carolina that gave Villanova the national championship, Kris Jenkins thought the highlight was an appearance on the Mike and Mike morning show Tuesday on ESPN Radio. But when Jay Wright told him that President Obama had called him "pretty cool" during the chief executive's telephone conversation Wednesday with the Wildcats' coach, everything else dropped to second place or lower. "That's cool.
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March 16, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, Staff Writer
Coming off the bench for Villanova in his first two seasons, Kris Jenkins usually stood behind the three-point arc and fired when open. He did his job relatively well, knocking down better than 37 percent of his shots from deep. However, his coach, Jay Wright, wanted to see a little more variety in his game inside the arc this season, and talked with Jenkins about it. "We really only needed him as a three-point shooter" in his first two years, Wright said Monday. "So this year we needed him to do both.
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March 21, 2015 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Columnist
PITTSBURGH - With all the problems Lafayette had to deal with, stone walls around the inside, that grab bag of Villanova shooters around the perimeter - another one appeared at the scorer's table, making it practically a pile-on. Villanova's eighth player to check in, a guy who played less than all the others in Thursday's first half of their NCAA East Regional opener, was the one who took care of things for good. One moment, Lafayette fans who had filled Section 111 of the Consol Energy Center almost as soon as the doors opened were looking at a best-case scenario, their Leopards practically sticking around.
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March 28, 2016
The first name of Villanova basketball player Kris Jenkins was spelled incorrectly in a front-page caption in some editions of Sunday's Inquirer. A "News in Brief" item Sunday contained an incorrect Web address for voter registration in Pennsylvania. The address is www.votespa.com .  
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December 14, 2015 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Who: La Salle (4-3, 0-1 Big Five) at Villanova (7-1, 1-0). When/where: Sunday, 5 p.m.; the Pavilion. TV/radio: Fox Sports 1; WTEL-AM (610). Villanova top three: Josh Hart (14.6 ppg., 7.3 rpg.); Ryan Arcidiacono (12.1 ppg., 3.8 apg., 49.3 FG percentage); Kris Jenkins (11.5 ppg., 3.8 rpg.). La Salle top three: Jordan Price (25.9 ppg., 4.9 rpg., 53.0 FG percentage); Cleon Roberts (12.9 ppg., 4.0 rpg., 2.6 steals); Johnnie Shuler (10.4 ppg., 5.4 rpg.).
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May 4, 2016 | By the Inquirer Staff
Villanova junior Kris Jenkins has withdrawn his name from the NBA draft and will return for his senior season in 2016-17, the university disclosed Monday night. "It was a great experience for me to go through this process," the 6-foot-6 forward said. "I'm looking forward to concentrating on graduating next year and getting back to work with my teammates at Villanova. " Jenkins and guard Josh Hart said last month that they planned to enter the NBA draft evaluation process. Players are allowed to withdraw from the draft within 10 days after the NBA combine, which is scheduled for May 11-15 in Chicago.
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December 3, 2013 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Villanova returned Sunday from the Bahamas with the championship trophy from the Battle 4 Atlantis and increased confidence that it will contend in the Big East, and perhaps nationally. Thanks to victories over second-ranked Kansas in the semifinals and No. 23 Iowa in Saturday night's title game, the Wildcats (7-0) could become the conference's highest-ranked team when the latest Associated Press top 25 poll is released on Monday. But while he reveled in watching his players celebrate on the floor at the Atlantis Casino Resort in Paradise Island, Jay Wright provided some perspective.
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July 21, 2011 | Daily News Wire Services
Myra Kraft, the wife of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and a hard-working philanthropist dedicated to numerous causes, died yesterday. She was 68. She died after a battle with cancer, the NFL team said in a statement. "We are all heartbroken," the statement said, adding that the philanthropic community has "suffered a great loss. " Myra Hiatt Kraft was an active and powerful force in her family's foundation and served on the boards of varied community and charitable organizations.
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January 16, 2014 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Villanova basketball coach Jay Wright has a pleasant problem - finding more minutes for two freshman rotation players, 6-foot-5 guard Josh Hart and 6-6 forward Kris Jenkins. Hart is averaging 9.9 points and 4.7 rebounds in 22.6 minutes a game. Jenkins gave the Wildcats the lead for good with a three-pointer in Saturday's 74-67 win over St. John's. He is averaging 3.9 points and 2.2 rebounds in 11.6 minutes. "I am looking to get them time because they have earned it and deserve it," Wright said.
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November 16, 2012 | DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORT
LA SALLE High junior guard Amar Stukes has signed a national letter of intent to play for La Salle University. Stukes, 6-1, averaged 13.4 points as a junior and made first-team All-Catholic League. "I like everything about Amar Stukes as a person and as a player," Explorers coach John Giannini said. "On the court he is a highly intelligent and unselfish playmaker. He is also a long, quick, and committed defender. As a person, he will represent us with great character. "I feel he will be a cornerstone player who we can depend upon and build around in future years.
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June 24, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
Being a La Salle graduate, Mayor Kenney said it took some time for him to learn the "V for Villanova" song during the Wildcats' run to the national championship. But during a ceremony Wednesday honoring Villanova with the John Wanamaker Athletic Award, Kenney not only flashed the "V" sign during his remarks, he also sang the portion of the Cats fight song that starts, "V for Villanova, V for victory. " Jay Wright saw that kind of support offered by basketball fans throughout Philadelphia and the suburbs regardless of allegiance, starting with the parade on Market Street four days after the Wildcats defeated North Carolina in the title game on Kris Jenkins' three-point basket.
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June 24, 2016 | By Adam Hermann, STAFF WRITER
JAY WRIGHT arrived home from an event so late Tuesday night - 2 a.m. to be specific - that as he groggily dressed Wednesday morning for the Wanamaker Award luncheon, he slipped into a blue suit with dark-gray pinstripes, thinking the stripes were white. "That's why I'm not wearing a tie," he said sheepishly before the banquet began at the Crystal Tea Room in Center City on Wednesday. "The one I picked didn't match. " Wright, categorically debonair, said between sleep deprivation and the beaucoup lunches at the slew of events he's attended since Villanova's national championship win April 4, he's worried he's put on a few pounds.
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June 2, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
WASHINGTON - Jay Wright seemed to be pinching himself as he stood just a few feet away from President Obama during the president's remarks welcoming Wright and the 2016 Villanova national championship basketball team to the White House on Tuesday. "Mr. President, after the championship we had a big press conference, but nothing as big as this," Wright said when it came time for him to speak. "This is big-time. " "There's a lot of cameras around here," observed Obama, who initially introduced Wright as "the best-dressed man in college basketball . . . the George Clooney of coaches.
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June 2, 2016 | Mike Kern, Staff Writer
WASHINGTON - As perks go, Tuesday afternoon at the White House was the ultimate trump card. Villanova's basketball team had certainly got to do a bunch of neat stuff, both individually and as a group, since Kris Jenkins nailed the three-pointer in Houston that will only be replayed for as long as they're holding an NCAA Tournament. That's what happens when you win six games in March and go home with the trophy. Now, nearly two months since that magical night, the Wildcats got to do what is probably their last official act together.
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May 9, 2016 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
Ryan Arcidiacono cleaned out his lockers the other day. It was weird, he said, to think that another Villanova basketball player, maybe a freshman he hasn't met yet or doesn't know well, will move into those lockers next year, but he didn't get emotional about the whole thing. He didn't cry. He and his parents attended Mass at Villanova's chapel then made stops at the Pavilion and the Davis Center. He took down his nameplates and gave them to his mother to save. It was all pretty quick.
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May 4, 2016 | By the Inquirer Staff
Villanova junior Kris Jenkins has withdrawn his name from the NBA draft and will return for his senior season in 2016-17, the university disclosed Monday night. "It was a great experience for me to go through this process," the 6-foot-6 forward said. "I'm looking forward to concentrating on graduating next year and getting back to work with my teammates at Villanova. " Jenkins and guard Josh Hart said last month that they planned to enter the NBA draft evaluation process. Players are allowed to withdraw from the draft within 10 days after the NBA combine, which is scheduled for May 11-15 in Chicago.
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April 17, 2016
Villanova junior forward Kris Jenkins, who hit the game-winning three-point basket in the national championship game, said Friday he has "every intention" of returning to school for his senior year as he goes through the NBA's draft evaluation process. Jenkins and teammate Josh Hart, also a junior, announced last week that they had filed for early entry to test their draft status without hiring an agent. Under NCAA rules, they may participate in the NBA combine and one team tryout, and will be allowed to withdraw from the draft by May 25 and return to school.
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April 11, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
Villanova and its fans are going to savor the 2016 national championship for much of the foreseeable future and replay Ryan Arcidiacono's pass and Kris Jenkins' game-winning shot in their heads time after time after time. Sooner or later, however, the Wildcats must start preparing for the 2016-17 season knowing that the challenge of defending a national championship may be tougher than winning it the first time. For Villanova coach Jay Wright, that means making sure his returning players have their feet back on the ground, ready to put in the work that was necessary this past season.
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April 11, 2016
Andrew Schaum is a lawyer and nonprofit consultant living in West Chester Like so many area residents, I was glued to my television Monday night, watching a game for the ages. Villanova's dramatic victory in the closing seconds became an instant classic. Truth be told, I am but a casual basketball fan. It is the only sport I could never hold my own in. My shots were line drives. No arc. Never, ever, nothing but net. Clank, clank, clank. That is what I saw and heard after the ball left my hands.
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April 8, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, Staff Writer
Of all the attention he had received since knocking down the game-winning shot against North Carolina that gave Villanova the national championship, Kris Jenkins thought the highlight was an appearance on the Mike and Mike morning show Tuesday on ESPN Radio. But when Jay Wright told him that President Obama had called him "pretty cool" during the chief executive's telephone conversation Wednesday with the Wildcats' coach, everything else dropped to second place or lower. "That's cool.
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