January 28, 1998 |
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.
September 22, 1989 |
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.
May 4, 1996 |
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.
April 1, 2009 |
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)
June 25, 2003 |
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.
March 9, 2000 |
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.
February 4, 1999 |
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.
March 9, 1989 |
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.
March 16, 2002 |
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.
October 5, 2000 |
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.