April 5, 2013 |
Sophomore guard Achraf Yacoubou has decided to transfer from Villanova, according to several web reports. The 6-foot-4 Yacoubou, the New York state player of the year in 2011, averaged 2.9 points and 2.6 rebounds in 31 games for the Wildcats this season. He was fourth on the team with 21 three-point baskets, shooting nearly 40 percent from beyond the arc, and had a season-high 13 points in a win last December over Penn. He saw his playing time decrease toward the end of the season, however, and did not play in three of Villanova's last six games.
January 18, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - Karter Lowry might dunk before he's out of diapers. His father is Kyle Lowry, who starred at Cardinal Dougherty, then at Villanova. His mother, Ayahna Cornish, set Dougherty's scoring record, then dropped more than 1,200 points at St. Joseph's. Kyle Lowry's featured role with the NBA's Houston Rockets - he defends with gusto, he scores when he has to and he rebounds like a freak - has made him a comfortable millionaire at the age of 25 and likely will earn him untold millions more.
May 17, 2013 |
George Layng Pew Jr., 77, of Villanova and Boothbay Harbor, Maine, a dedicated fund-raiser and volunteer for Yale University, died Wednesday, May 8, of a heart ailment at his Main Line home. Born in Bryn Mawr, Mr. Pew was a member of a famed Philadelphia family. He is a descendant of Thomas Pew, brother of Joseph Newton Pew Sr., who in 1890 founded Sun Oil Co. Mr. Pew traced his line to J. Edgar Pew, the founder's nephew and the former head of the production department at Sun, said his wife, Sally Chinn Pew. The son of George L. Pew, Sr., and Catharine Anspach Pew, he graduated from the Brooks School in North Andover, Mass., in 1954 and Yale College in 1958.
May 13, 2013 |
Sophomore and junior years are prime time for many NCAA Division I prospects, and that's when Jordan Prutzer did practically nothing on the softball field. The lefthanded pitcher sat out her sophomore season at Methacton because of a torn anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee. She sat out her junior season because of a torn anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee. She missed most of her travel-team seasons, too. "After my knee injuries, I wasn't sure if Division I would ever happen for me," Prutzer said.
May 29, 1992 |
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.
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.
October 16, 2010
TV/Radio: CSN; ESPN-AM (950). Records: Villanova, 3-2, 1-1 Colonial Athletic Association; Maine, 2-4, 1-2 CAA. Coaches: Villanova, Andy Talley (26th season, 182-104-1); Maine, Jack Cosgrove (18th season, 95-105). Series: Villanova trails Maine, 7-6, in the series but won the teams' last meeting in 2007. Villanova outlook: The Wildcats dropped from the top spot to No. 6 in the rankings after their 31-24 loss to then-No. 7 William and Mary two weeks ago. Wide receiver Matt Szczur, the reigning CAA player of the year, missed the game because of a sprained ankle suffered on Sept.
November 18, 2011
Delaware at Villanova When: Saturday at 3:30 p.m., PPL Park. TV/Radio: Comcast Network/ESPN-AM (950) Records: Delaware, 6-4 overall, 4-3 Colonial Athletic Association; Villanova, 2-8, 1-6. Coaches: Delaware, K.C. Keeler (10th season, 80-46); Villanova, Andy Talley (27th season, 190-115-1). Series: The Wildcats lead, 23-20-1. Last season, Villanova needed overtime to win, 28-21. Delaware hasn't defeated the Wildcats since 2005.
May 9, 2013
Tony Chennault, a graduate of Neumann-Goretti High School, has decided to remain at Villanova and will play his senior season for the Wildcats in 2013-14, the school announced Tuesday. Chennault had announced his intention to seek a transfer to another university last month. "Our basketball family is happy that Tony has had a change of heart and decided that he wants to complete his college career and graduate from Villanova," Wildcats head coach Jay Wright said in a statement.