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January 28, 1998 | by Ted Silary, Daily News Sports Writer
Like father, like son. Like grandfather. When La Salle High quarterback Brett Gordon, the most prolific touchdown-thrower in state scholastic history, today reveals his college destination in a 2:30 press conference at the school, he is expected to opt, according to a source, for Villanova. The 5-10 1/2, 170-pound Gordon said earlier this week that he was down to 'Nova and Lehigh. At 'Nova, Gordon would attempt to become a third-generation signal-caller. His father, Drew, was a quarterback at 'Nova from 1969 to '71. His grandfather, Andy, played QB at 'Nova from '46 to '48 and in the Canadian Football League.
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September 22, 1989 | By M.G. Missanelli, Inquirer Staff Writer
Junior tailback Jeff Dingle, Villa-nova's leading rusher last season, left the team yesterday for what Wildcats coach Andy Talley called personal reasons. Talley said Dingle, a 5-foot-9, 170-pounder from West Hempstead, N.Y., had come to him late Wednesday afternoon to say he was quitting football. "It was voluntary," Talley said. "We encouraged him to stay. But he had his mind made up. " Talley would not elaborate on why Dingle quit the team. A source close to the situation said that Dingle, whose 868 yards rushing last season ranked third in the Yankee Conference, was displeased about having been demoted to the second team.
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May 4, 1996 | By Mike Jensen, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The wait for Tim Thomas continues. The high school all-American still has not let anyone know where he intends to play basketball next season. Villanova is the favorite to get the 6-foot-10 forward from Paterson (N.J.) Catholic. But a source yesterday said the Wildcats haven't received a letter of intent from Thomas, and that source figures it might be next week before there is any word from him. Publicly and privately, Paterson Catholic coach Jim Salmon, who is Thomas' cousin, has told people that Thomas hasn't decided between 'Nova and Seton Hall.
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April 1, 2009 | By John Gonzalez, Inquirer Columnist
Amelia Arnold glared at me, and she had hate in her eyes. Sadly, it's not the first time it looked as if a woman was about to slap me. Here's the background: For the last few days, and ever since Villanova beat Pittsburgh, people all over the region have cooed about the Wildcats making the Final Four. On the streets, on the radio, even in this very paper, I kept hearing and reading about how students and alumni from the other city schools were pledging their support to 'Nova. They talked about how Jay Wright has made it impossible (or at least harder)
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June 25, 2003 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
The Big East Conference has dropped the two-division format used in the last three basketball seasons. The new format will have each member face 10 opponents once each and three others on a home-and-home basis, for a total of 16 conference games. In 2003-04, Villanova will have home-and-home series with Miami, Providence and West Virginia. The Wildcats also will host NCAA tournament participants Connecticut and Notre Dame, plus Rutgers, St. John's and Virginia Tech. The Wildcats will visit NCAA champion Syracuse, Boston College, Georgetown, Pittsburgh and Seton Hall.
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March 9, 2000 | by Dick Jerardi, Daily News Sports Writer
It took nearly 40 minutes to prove what seemed obvious from the opening tap. Villanova had more players than Pittsburgh. It had better players than Pittsburgh. It was supposed to win. Finally, after several fits and starts, Villanova won a game it had to win. And gets to play another game it may have to win. After beating Pitt, 65-55, in the opening round of the Big East Tournament last night at Madison Square Garden, 'Nova (19-11) gets St. John's in the late game tonight.
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February 4, 1999 | by Dick Jerardi, Daily News Sports Writer
After it was done, Steve Lappas was saying the Rutgers game didn't mean quite as much as everybody was saying it meant. His Villanova players thought differently. They knew. And they played as if they knew. It is now February and every game matters. The Ski Lodge was jammed and everybody saw one of the best games of the season around here. It was high-energy hoops. It was the home team sprinting away by 18 points in the first half. It was the visitors refusing to get blown out and, for a time, looking very much like a team that had enough to win. The Wildcats never trailed.
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March 9, 1989 | By Gary Miles, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Villanova football team will get some international exposure next season when it travels to Milan, Italy, to play Rhode Island in a Yankee Conference game on Oct. 28. The game, arranged through the Italian government and World Tek, the travel agency of the NCAA, will be played at Milan's 20,000-seat Central Stadium with Rhode Island as the home team. It will be the first American college football game played in Italy. "We see this as a fantastic cultural experience for our student- athletes," Villanova coach Andy Talley said.
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March 16, 2002 | Daily News Wire Services
Antonio Meeking and Gerrod Henderson had 19 points each as Louisiana Tech beat visiting Vanderbilt, 83-68, last night in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament. Tech (22-9) advanced to a game Monday or Tuesday against Villanova. Tech led 41-34 at halftime after shooting 61 percent to 48 percent for Vanderbilt (17-15). Matt Freije's 23 points led Vandy. In another game: At Dayton, Jason Harrell scored 14 points, and Tennessee Tech (26-6) beat the Flyers, 68-59.
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October 5, 2000 | by Mike Kern, Daily News Sports Writer
James Madison coach Mickey Matthews said "it's too early to decide who's good and who's bad. " Maybe so. But it's never too early to decide who will contend for a conference title. In Game 5 last season, Villanova lost by three at home to James Madison, which went on to win the Atlantic 10. That loss cost the Wildcats a ring, and a spot in the Division I-AA playoffs. Both teams are 3-1, 1-0, heading into Saturday's rematch in Harrisonburg, Va. Villanova is ranked 12th; JMU is 13th.
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July 22, 2015 | By Jesse Dougherty, Inquirer Staff Writer
Most of the former college point guards zoomed around the Philadelphia University court during The Basketball Tournament over the weekend, but Reggie Redding, who played small forward at Villanova, took a slower approach to the position. Five years after graduating from Villanova, the former St. Joseph's Prep star is playing for the Liberty Ballers, a Philadelphia-based team in a tournament that will award $1 million to its winner. The Basketball Tournament started with 97 teams competing across the country.
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July 4, 2015 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
JayVaughn Pinkston was excited about getting a chance to play for his hometown Brooklyn Nets in the NBA Summer League, but his enthusiasm turned to sadness and frustration on the first day of practice in Orlando. The 6-foot-7 Pinkston, who finished 20th on Villanova's all-time scoring list during a career that ended in the NCAA tournament in March, suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee Wednesday. Although no prognosis has been made public, it is unlikely Pinkston will play any basketball in the 2015-16 season.
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June 11, 2015 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Around this time next year, Villa football players figure to be lifting weights in the new Howie Long Strength Training Center, after the former Villanova and NFL star, a longtime broadcaster, committed to giving $1 million to help build a new football building in the end zone at Villanova Stadium. "We talked to Howie and his wife Diane - we visited with them in Los Angeles - and you know, let them know what the building was about," Villanova football coach Andy Talley said Tuesday.
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May 1, 2015 | By the Inquirer Staff
The St. Joseph's men will play in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament in November. The Hawks will host Niagara on Nov. 15 and Buffalo on Nov. 18 in the first two games. On Nov. 21, St. Joe's will play Florida in Uncasville, Conn., with Purdue taking on Old Dominion in the other Naismith Bracket game. The championship and consolation games will be played the next day. 'Nova in Hawaii. Villanova will be at Pearl Harbor for the 74th anniversary of the Japanese bombing that pulled the United States into World War II. The Wildcats will play Oklahoma on Dec. 7 in a duel of NCAA tournament teams.
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April 22, 2015 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Marcus O'Sullivan seems pleased to have "a lot of depth, more than ever before" on his Villanova men's track team that will attempt to handle both the pressure and some of the nation's best teams at Franklin Field in this week's 121st Penn Relays. Now the Wildcats' coach has to make sure he selects the right runners for each race and runs them in the correct order to maximize their chances against strong opponents like Oregon, Georgetown and Penn State. Just because he has a lot of depth, O'Sullivan said Monday at a Penn Relays news conference, "it doesn't mean you're going to get it done.
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April 3, 2015 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Darrun Hilliard, Villanova's leading three-point shooter during the regular season, will be a contestant in the three-point- shooting competition to be held Thursday night in Indianapolis in conjunction with the Final Four. The contest will take place in Butler's Hinkle Fieldhouse, the same building in which Hilliard knocked down a career-high eight threes in a Feb. 14 win for the Wildcats. Hilliard also will participate Friday in a college all-star game at Lucas Oil Stadium along with teammate JayVaughn Pinkston and Temple's Will Cummings.
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April 2, 2015 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
The subsequent three decades merely have confirmed what Villanova's national championship team learned for certain on the memorable night of April 1, 1985: Jake Nevin not only looked like a leprechaun, he was one. Since his death in December 1985, some visitors to his unmarked Ardmore grave insist that if you put a cigar in the ground, the diminutive Villanova trainer, who was rarely without one, will begin puffing on it. A night watchman once...
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March 24, 2015 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
ON SATURDAY afternoon, she was just another member of the Villanova pep band. By Saturday night, she was famous. Google "Piccolo Girl" and up pops the now-familar image of Roxanne Chalifoux playing her small flute with tears streaming down her face immediately following Villanova's upset loss to North Carolina State. While the players and coaches exchanged postgame handshakes the cameras zeroed in on Chalifoux, who was wearing a Villanova-blue ribbon in her long brown hair as she somehow managed to play and cry at the same time.
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March 23, 2015 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
PITTSBURGH - Josh Hart was the Big East's sixth man of the year and its postseason tournament's most outstanding player, yet it was only recently that his Villanova teammates stopped making fun of him. A sophomore guard, Hart has always thought of himself as a shooter. He has, said Villanova assistant coach Baker Dunleavy, "amazing confidence," even during his freshman season, when he made just 31 percent of his three-point attempts. It was that amazing confidence, and the Wildcats' opponents' total disregard for it, that led to all the teasing.
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March 22, 2015 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
PITTSBURGH - As long as the NCAA continues to hold a basketball tournament at the end of the season - and it seems likely that will continue for a while - the loop of historical highlights will always include the final moments of both the 1983 and 1985 championship games. Lorenzo Charles of North Carolina State will forever rise up in front of Akeem Olajuwon of Houston to gather in Dereck Whittenburg's desperation air ball and drop it through the net. Jim Valvano will run endlessly around the court, arms outstretched, wondering what he is supposed to do next.
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