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January 29, 2013 | By John P. Martin, Inquirer Staff Writer
On Day 13 of jury deliberations at the Philadelphia mob trial, two bets were stone-cold locks: The jurors would ask to listen to more FBI tapes, and Mousie would have something to say. Around 11 a.m., the jurors delivered, asking to hear another batch of recordings played during the 10-week racketeering trial. Then Joseph "Mousie" Massimino did his part, escorted into the room with his codefendants, hands cuffed but mouth, as always, unrestrained. "Keep the glasses chilled," he quipped to friends in gallery, part of his running prediction for a get-out-of-jail party.
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October 25, 1988 | By Dick Weiss, Daily News Sports Writer
For college basketball fans, the scenes are ever so familiar: See Rollie Massimino pace the sideline. See Rollie jump up and down in a snit. See Rollie shake his head in disgust and attempt to pull out his hair, which, of course, is so disheveled it looks as if it was plugged into an electric socket. Just another night in the Big East Conference, you say? Not quite. Let us let you in on a secret. It's all an act. Don't misunderstand: The emotions couldn't be more sincere when the animated Massimino stalks the sideline as Villanova University's basketball coach.
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April 3, 1992 | by Jennifer Frey, Daily News Sports Writer
Not long ago, the room belonged to Jerry Tarkanian, as did the team, the arena and, in many ways, the town. It was only last Sunday when Tark finally stripped away his presence by removing the pictures from his office walls, packing up the books, taking home the trophies he won as the 19-year coach of the UNLV basketball team. When Rollie Massimino pulled out a chair in the office last evening, the surroundings were cold and sterile, almost grim. All that remained were the desk and a few chairs, one table, a water cooler, a disconnected television set and a telephone that did not work.
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January 18, 1987 | By Jayson Stark, Inquirer Staff Writer
For the last 10 minutes, he just sat there blankly, hands folded in his lap, as if he were watching My Sister Sam or something. And that told you all you needed to know. Because as those of you who have followed the action-packed career of Roland V. Massimino could attest, he has never been renowned for his laid-back courtside manner. But yesterday, in the shadow of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Massimino found himself watching Villanova's worst loss in six years - an 88-59 thrashing by Virginia - and even an animated guy like Massimino couldn't crank it up to keep dancing on his toes down the stretch.
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February 25, 1987 | By Chuck Newman, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Big East is fast becoming the Roseanne Roseannadanna of college basketball: "It's always somethin'. " The latest incident - the abrogation of an oral commitment by Atlantic City High School center Bobby Martin with Villanova in favor of attending Pitt - has escalated the feud between those two schools to the point that league commissioner Dave Gavitt may have to intervene. The Martin affair is only the latest in a series of incidents between the two that seems to have no ending.
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November 1, 1988 | By Dick Weiss, Daily News Sports Writer
When Rollie Massimino first arrived at Villanova, he formed the nucleus for his first postseason tournament team around a set of brothers - Larry and Keith Herron. Massimino apparently is back into family harmony these days, considering yesterday's news that Lance Miller, a 6-5 forward from Bridgewater (N.J.) West High School, has committed verbally to the Wildcats. Miller, considered the second best prospect in the state behind guard Bobby Hurley, a junior from St. Anthony's in Jersey City, is the younger brother of David Miller, a freshman scholarship guard at Villanova.
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March 21, 1988 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Until yesterday, Villanova guard Pat Enright was known for a few things, none of which was for being the second coming of Jerry West. Followers of the Wildcats know him as a walk-on and the guy who gives Kenny Wilson a breather at point guard for a few minutes every game. But Enright earned prime-time billing before a national television audience yesterday, burying a key three-point field goal that fueled a rally and carried the Wildcats to a 66-63 victory over Illinois in the second round of the NCAA Southeast Regionals.
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November 27, 1988 | By Jeff Beckham, Special to The Inquirer
For Rollie Massimino, it was just a disappointing early-season setback. But for Southern Illinois coach Rich Herrin, it was the biggest thing that has happened to his school in more than two decades. What it was, was Southern Illinois' shocking 102-81 victory yesterday over the Wildcats in the semifinal of the San Juan Shootout. "This is the biggest win at SIU since the 1967 NIT win over Marquette," Herrin said. "It may not carry the same magnitude, but for us, as we try to build our program back up, it's just as important.
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April 10, 1992 | By M. G. Missanelli, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Replacing Rollie Massimino turns out to be more complicated than it first appeared. When Massimino left Villanova for Nevada-Las Vegas last week, athletic director Ted Aceto said he hoped to hire a new basketball coach quickly, perhaps as soon as early this week. Now, after Xavier's Pete Gillen turned him down on Tuesday, Aceto has his calendar filled with candidates, and he said he has no intention of hiring one until he has talked with all of them. Yesterday was Bruce Parkhill's turn.
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March 19, 2015 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
The march and the madness are about to begin and Rollie Massimino plans to be by Villanova's side every step of the way. If the bracket he filled out is correct, the final step will be followed by a net-cutting celebration April 6 on the court at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. "I got them winning it all," Massimino said by telephone from his South Florida home Tuesday. He claims to be pretty good at filling out the brackets, too. Massimino, 80, said that in his younger days he was able to name 63 of the 65 teams before the selection committee announced them.
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October 22, 2014 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
Rollie Massimino will be back coaching at the Pavilion in a couple of weeks. Nine days after that - Nov. 13, to be precise - he will turn 80 years old. The man who coached Villanova for 19 years, and during that one marvelous, mystical April Fool's evening in 1985, has not slowed down and has no plans of retiring even as he continues a battle against cancer. "I went to visit [former Florida State football coach] Bobby Bowden a few years ago and he was up on top of the tower coaching," Massimino said.
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March 7, 2014 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
R OLLIE MASSIMINO is at it again. Back in 1985 while coaching Villanova, he cut down the nets after the national title win over Georgetown. On Tuesday night, he was up on the ladder again, snipping the twine after Northwood University defeated St. Thomas University, 94-82, in the Sun Conference Tournament championship game. Cutting down nets is nothing new for Massimino, who will be 80 in November. He is in his eighth season as head coach of the West Palm Beach, Fla., school where he has led the Seahawks to a 227-47 record and seven consecutive appearances in the NAIA national tournament.
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April 3, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
FORMER VILLANOVA coach Rollie Massimino is among the 2013 class that will be inducted into the College Basketball Hall of Fame, it was announced Monday. Massimino, currently the coach at Northwood University in West Palm Beach Fla., compiled a record of 355-241 in 19 seasons at Villanova, highlighted by the 1985 national championship. Also being inducted will be longtime Purdue coach Gene Keady and former U.S. congressman Tom McMillen, who starred for Maryland in the 1970s before serving in Congress from 1987-93.
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April 3, 2013 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Rollie Massimino loves this time of the season, the NCAA tournament, and the Final Four, which obviously bring back memories of the crowning achievement in a coaching career that has reached 57 years. Massimino, who won 357 games in 19 seasons as Villanova head coach and led the Wildcats to the 1985 national championship, was named as one of the inductees into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony will take place Nov. 24 in Kansas City, Mo. The official announcement came Monday, the 28th anniversary of the Wildcats' 66-64 victory over Georgetown for the national championship.
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April 3, 2013 | The Inquirer Staff
Former Villanova coach Rollie Massimino, who led the Wildcats to the national championship in 1985, and former U.S. congressman Tom McMillen headline the 2013 class that will be inducted into the College Basketball Hall of Fame. Massimino spent 30 years coaching Stony Brook, Villanova, UNLV, and Cleveland State. McMillen starred for Maryland in the 1970s before serving in Congress from 1987-93. Joining them will be ex-Purdue coach Gene Keady, George Ravling of Nike, Bob Hopkins of Grambling, George Killian of FIBA, and the 1963 NCAA championship team from Loyola of Chicago.
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March 3, 2013 | By Rick O'Brien, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Because of their father and grandfather, New Hope-Solebury seniors Matt and Leo Massimino have been faithful followers of the Villanova men's basketball program. Their grandfather is Rollie Massimino, the longtime head coach for the Wildcats. And the boys' father, R.C., was a reserve guard for the Wildcats' 1985 national-championship squad. "To be connected to the team's history is something special," Leo Massimino said. "We take pride in it. People bring it up to us a lot. " Saturday at Villanova's Pavilion, the Massimino brothers combined for 25 points as the second-seeded Lions topped fourth-seeded Christopher Dock, 56-45, for their first PIAA District 1 Class AA title since 2001.
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January 29, 2013 | By John P. Martin, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
On Day 13 of jury deliberations at the Philadelphia mob trial, two bets were stone-cold locks: The jurors would ask to listen to more FBI tapes. And Mousie would have something to say. Around 11 a.m., the jurors delivered, asking to hear another batch of recordings played at the 10-week racketeering trial. Then Joseph "Mousie" Massimino did his part, escorted into the room with his codefendants, hands cuffed but mouth, as always, unrestrained. "Keep the glasses chilled," he quipped to friends in gallery, part of his running prediction for a get-out-of-jail-party.
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January 28, 2013 | By John P. Martin, Inquirer Staff Writer
Are they closer to a verdict or a stalemate? Either seemed possible Friday as jurors at the racketeering trial of Philadelphia's reputed mob leaders ended a third week of deliberations without a decision. For the 11th time in 12 days of talks, the panel asked to see exhibits or hear recordings that FBI informants and agents gathered during a decadelong probe of alleged boss Joseph "Uncle Joe" Ligambi and his associates. But in a signal they may have resolved charges against some defendants - and moved on to others - the panel for the first time asked to hear secret tapes of Joseph "Mousie" Massimino, described as Ligambi's underboss.
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