September 19, 2016 |
In last week's five-point, come-from-behind victory over visiting Lehigh, Villanova rushed for nearly 400 yards while throwing for 56. In Saturday afternoon's 40-21 home win over Towson in a Colonial Athletic Association opener, the Wildcats - ranked 21st in FCS - got a 20-for-26 passing performance from redshirt sophomore Zach Bednarczyk, for 230 yards and three touchdowns. The bulk of that came in the first half, when the Wildcats scored on all four of their possessions (and missed their third extra-point of the season)
September 18, 2016 |
Towson at Villanova Saturday, 3:30 p.m., at Villanova Stadium TV: Comcast SportsNet. Radio: 610 Sports (WTEL-AM). Records: Both teams 1-1. This is the CAA opener for each. History: Villanova leads, 7-5. Towson is 2-4 in CAA games. About Towson: Tigers beat St. Francis at home, 35-28, by scoring the final 25 points, 22 of them in the second half. They opened with a 56-20 loss at FBS South Florida. . . . QB Morgan Mahalak, a transfer from Oregon, was injured and replaced by redshirt sophomore Ellis Knudson, who threw for 301 yards on just 10 completions vs. St. Francis.
September 16, 2016 |
VILLANOVA finished 6-5 last season, despite losing Walter Payton Award-winning quarterback John Robertson early and most of their running backs by November. If the Wildcats had gone 7-4, they probably would have made the NCAA playoffs. The wounds were mostly self-inflected. The Wildcats had a fumble returned for a length-of-the-field touchdown against them in an 11-point September home loss to Penn. They gave up three non-offensive touchdowns in a season-ending, nine-point loss at James Madison, when they still had a chance to earn a share of the Colonial Athletic Association title.
September 9, 2016 |
VILLANOVA'S SEASON started last weekend with a 28-7 loss at FBS Pitt. But now the journey gets underway for real Saturday night when the Wildcats host Lehigh, which opened with a 23-21 home loss to Monmouth. 'Nova had nothing to lose at Pitt. From here on out, that's no longer the case. Not if you're a team that wants to make the FCS playoffs for the sixth time in nine years in this, Andy Talley's 32nd and last season. Next week, they host Towson, which beat the Wildcats last year, in their Colonial Athletic Association opener.
May 17, 2016 |
After an opening-round victory Friday in the NCAA women's lacrosse tournament, Penn coach Karin Brower Corbett said her main worry going forward was the Quakers defense. Well, she needn't worry any more. Penn (15-4) held host Towson scoreless in the run of play for the first 56 minutes, 14 seconds, allowing only two free-position goals to beat the Tigers, 12-4, in a second-round game at Johnny Unitas Stadium. The Quakers advanced to play Penn State (which upset second-seeded Florida, 14-13, in double overtime)
May 15, 2016 |
TOWSON, Md. - Nina Corcoran has been the leader of the Penn women's lacrosse team this year. On Friday, she got to celebrate on a team level and an individual one. Corcoran had three goals and four assists to lead the Quakers to a 17-7 win over Wagner College in the first round of the NCAA Division I tournament at Johnny Unitas Stadium. The seventh-seeded Quakers (14-4) will take on Towson in the second round Sunday at noon. The game also will be played at Towson. Corcoran set the Penn record for points in a season with 83 in the victory.
January 29, 2016 |
BRUISER FLINT is not frustrated. A little disappointed, but not full-blown frustrated. He's seen it before. His team looks solid in stretches and then, just like that, usually at key moments, his team self-destructs. Thursday night, it happened again. Flint's Drexel Dragons held a three-point lead with 6 minutes, 38 seconds left in regulation. But they allowed Towson to go on a 14-4 run - shots not falling, passes not connecting, foul shots missed - en route to a 77-70 Colonial Athletic Association loss at the Daskalakis Athletic Center.
November 16, 2015 |
When La Salle guard Amar Stukes went to the bench Saturday after fouling out, the Explorers were down to their last five scholarship players for the final 8 minutes, 54 seconds of their physical, season-opening game against Towson. With Yevgen Sakhniuk - a 6-foot-7 sophomore from Ukraine who was making his debut - saddled with four personal fouls, it appeared as if the Explorers might have to go to their last available player, popular junior walk-on Hank Davis, who played in just three games a season ago. But Sakhniuk stayed on the court the rest of the way. The Explorers kept grinding, got some big plays from Johnnie Shuler and Jordan Price in the final minute, and defeated the Tigers, 78-76, before an enthusiastic crowd of 3,400 at Tom Gola Arena.
October 31, 2015 |
Villanova coach Andy Talley said before last week's 28-21 loss to Towson that the game was a must-win. Now, with the prospect of losing their fourth game in the last five, Talley makes the situation sound dire but not hopeless. "I think the running-the-table thing, we have the potential to do that because we have a great defense," Talley earlier this week. "Last week they were brilliant. But to have an offensive cast that can't support them is frustrating. " The Wildcats (3-4, 2-2 Colonial Athletic Association)
October 30, 2015 |
Maine at Villanova 7:30 p.m. Saturday Villanova Stadium TV: NBC Sports. Radio: WTEL (610 AM) Records: Maine 3-4, 3-1 Colonial Athletic Association; Villanova 3-4, 2-2 History: Series tied, 9-9. Villanova won last year at Maine, 41-20. Maine has won last two here. About Maine: Beat Stony Brook last week at home, 23-10 . . . Has not won two straight . . . Is 1-3 on road . . . Has been outscored on season, 165-126 . . . Lost at home to Yale two weeks ago, 21-10 . . . Nigel Beckford has rushed for 365 yards (4.0 avg.)