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May 29, 1992 | By Diane Pucin, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Betty Okino, a 16-year-old gymnast with a beautiful, slender, long-legged body, wrinkles her nose with disgust. "I am told I have the wrong body type for gymnastics," Okino says. And she frowns. Okino is a gymnast, a very good one. She won a silver medal in the 1992 world championships on the uneven bars. She has a move, a triple pirouette on the balance beam, named after her. But in the last year, Okino has grown two inches, to 5-foot-4 - uncommonly tall for a gymnast. And she has a stress fracture in her back.
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May 22, 2014 | By Kellie Patrick Gates, For The Inquirer
Hello there   After chatting with several people who seemingly only wanted an online relationship, and meeting others who expected her to pay for both of them, Angela figured she was unlucky in online love. So in fall 2011, she told Match.com not to renew her subscription. Her access to the dating site would end when the month she'd paid for was over. A few days later, she got a message through the site from Kevin. "I see you lived in Baltimore," he said, noting her graduate degree from Johns Hopkins.
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November 13, 2015 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Another national signing day has brought another nationally ranked basketball recruit to Villanova. Omari Spellman, a mammoth forward from Ohio, signed a national letter of intent on Wednesday to play for coach Jay Wright and the Wildcats. The 6-foot-9, 275-pounder is a five-star recruit according to ESPN and Rivals.com. ESPN ranks Spellman as the nation's 16th-best recruit and grades him at 94 on a scale of one to 100. Spellman is Villanova's highest-graded recruit since 2010. Spellman's commitment marks the eighth straight year that Villanova has earned a commitment from at least one of ESPN's top 100 recruits.
NEWS
April 13, 2006
TO Villanova students, my thoughts on the controversy about the pro-life sculpture: Abortion is not the difficult choice; that is the easy way out. The tough choice is being responsible and raising the child. Charlie Jurewicz Hazleton, Pa.
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September 6, 2013
Who: Villanova at Fordham When: Saturday, 6 p.m., Coffey Field, Bronx, N.Y. TV: None. Radio: WIP (610-AM) Records: Villanova 0-1, Fordham 1-0 History: Villanova leads series that began in 1897, 20-4-3. Fordham's last win was in 1920. The Wildcats won last year at home, 28-13. About Villanova: Wildcats lost at FBS Boston College, 24-14, after leading by seven at halftime ... They fell from fifth to ninth in the FCS rankings ... Biggest issue was injuries.
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November 7, 2009 | By Keith Pompey INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Call them mirror images. The only difference between the Villanova and Richmond football teams may be the emblems on the helmets. That's because the two Football Championship Subdivision squads have powerful running games. They score a bunch of points. They have stingy defenses. They're ranked among the nation's top four programs. Those similarities make today's matchup at the University of Richmond Stadium this season's most-anticipated Colonial Athletic Association game.
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January 26, 2015 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Columnist
The Pavilion needs a name. It deserves a name. It had one, of course, but Villanova removed that name in 1997. You don't know why? Catch Foxcatcher if it's still at a theater near you. Once John du Pont's name was removed from the building - the money he'd promised largely un-donated after Villanova had dropped his renegade wrestling program after just two years - CoreStates seriously kicked the tires on paying to put its name on the place....
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February 11, 2009
Laura Kurz scored 17 points and Lisa Karcic added 10 as Villanova defeated host Marquette, 46-45, in a women's Big East game last night. Villanova (16-8, 8-2), which has won seven straight conference games, held off Marquette (13-11, 4-6)), which trailed 45-32 with 6:06 left in the game.
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June 16, 1988 | By Tim Panaccio, Inquirer Staff Writer
Andre Metzger, two-time runner-up in the World Championships and a four- time all-American at Oklahoma, has been fired as an assistant wrestling coach at Villanova and dismissed from coach John du Pont's Team Foxcatcher. Metzger, seeded second at 149.5 pounds (68 kilos) at the U.S. Olympic trials in Pensacola, is expected to represent the United States at the Olympics in Seoul. Du Pont said Metzger, who was informed May 31 via the mail that he was fired, had told two potential recruits - Jason Culff of Michigan and Chuck Weaver of Oklahoma - not to sign with Villanova this spring because the university did not have its own wrestling room.
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February 2, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
NEW YORK - With Villanova throwing the ball all over Madison Square Garden, and without Daniel Ochefu rebounding and clogging up the middle defensively, the Wildcats looked like anything but the sixth-ranked team in the nation Sunday in the first half against spirited St. John's. The Cats, however, shot the ball much better in the second half, connecting on exactly 50 percent of their shots, and dominated the backboards in the absence of Ochefu to capture a 68-53 Big East victory over the Red Storm before a crowd of 12,713.
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February 1, 2016 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
Villanova is 20 games into the regular season with 11 more to go, and the Wildcats will tick off another beginning noon Sunday in Madison Square Garden against St. John's. On Monday, the calendar flips to February, and the quick slide toward the madness of March will have begun. Except that's not how it feels on the inside. "To me, it feels like we're dead center in the middle of the grind right now. There's no looking back. There's no looking forward. You're just in it," said coach Jay Wright.
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January 31, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
The statistic is an admirable one, but not something Villanova junior forward Josh Hart thinks about much. In the three seasons that Hart has played for the Wildcats, his team never has lost back-to-back games. The last time that happened came in the final two games - Louisville in the Big East tournament, North Carolina in the NCAAs - of the 2012-13 season, before he came to the Main Line. With an entire week to think about last weekend's overtime loss to Providence, the sixth-ranked Wildcats (17-3, 7-1 Big East)
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January 30, 2016 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
Pierfrancesco Oliva is a 6-foot-8 freshman forward for the St. Joseph's Hawks who grew up in Italy and moved to Hackensack, N.J., to play basketball in the United States. As a senior at Bergen Catholic High School, he scored 15.9 points a game, playing center on defense and point guard on offense and helping the team win its first county championship in 12 years. He is part of the Hawks' regular lineup rotation this season, though no one would classify him as a major contributor to their 17-3 record, since he's averaging fewer than five points and five rebounds a game, adjusting to a higher level of the sport.
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January 29, 2016 | By Harold Brubaker, STAFF WRITER
Anne Welsh McNulty, a New York investment manager and native of Springfield, Delaware County, made gifts of $10 million to the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School and $5 million to Villanova University, the two schools said Wednesday. The gift to Wharton will be used to expand the school's leadership program, which will be name the Anne and John McNulty Leadership Program at the Wharton School. John McNulty, Anne's late husband, died in 2005. The second gift will be used to establish the Anne Welsh McNulty Institute for Women's Leadership a Villanova, where McNulty received her bachelor's degree in 1975.
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January 26, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, Staff Writer
Of the three streaks that Villanova owned entering Sunday's game against Providence, the most impressive by far was the fact that the Wildcats had gone more than a year - 369 days, to be exact - without losing in the Big East Conference, a run of 22 games. The fourth-ranked Wildcats retained hope that the streak would continue after Ryan Arcidiacono hit a three-point basket to force overtime against No. 16 Providence, but the Friars took charge of the extra period and captured an 82-76 victory at the Wells Fargo Center before 7,191 folks who dug themselves out to attend.
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January 24, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
The basketball world marvels at Providence guard Kris Dunn for all the things he can do at the offensive end of the court, but Jay Wright says Dunn has just as much of an impact on a game at the defensive end. One thing's for sure: Villanova will know where Dunn is at all times when the 16th-ranked Friars make their first visit to South Philadelphia in almost six years on Sunday, taking on the No. 4 Wildcats at the Wells Fargo Center in a game...
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January 23, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, Staff Writer
NEWARK, N.J. – Life on the road in the Big East Conference can be a real strain on players and coaches alike, and that applies to Villanova even with its lofty national ranking. For the third straight time on the road, the No. 4 Wildcats were extended for a full 40 minutes but somehow found their way out of it to stay unbeaten in the 2015-16 conference schedule and keep intact their year-long streak without a loss. While Villanova coach Jay Wright wasn't exactly pleased for most of the game with his team's defensive effort Wednesday night against Seton Hall, the defense made key plays in the final minute with the help of 6-foot-11 center Daniel Ochefu and squeaked out a 72-71 victory over the Pirates at the Prudential Center.
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January 22, 2016 | By Susan Snyder, Staff Writer
Villanova University will rename its School of Law for a 1973 alumnus who went on to a career in investment management, marking the first time that one of the university's schools will carry the name of a donor. Charles "Chuck" Widger, founder and executive chairman of Brinker Capital, a Berwyn investment management firm, gave the school $25 million, the second-largest donation in Villanova's history, the university announced Wednesday. The money is largely to be used for scholarships for students who show leadership skills and an interest in both business and law - worlds that Widger has bridged.
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January 22, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, Staff Writer
NEWARK, N.J. – The only way Villanova was going to grind out yet another Big East road win Wednesday night, this one coming against Seton Hall's talented sophomores, was to get big plays in the final minute from their two seniors. Ryan Arcidiacono and Daniel Ochefu came up with the deciding plays – Arcidiacono with the go-ahead layup with 32.4 seconds to play, Ochefu keying a pair of defensive stops after that – and the fourth-ranked Wildcats outlasted the Pirates, 72-71, before a crowd of 8,788 at the Prudential Center.
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