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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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March 18, 2014 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
A roar of disappointment and disgust went up Sunday from friends and alumni crowded into the Connelly Center's multipurpose room when "Virginia" went up on the No. 1 seed line in the East Regional instead of Villanova. But the Wildcats players and coaches were just fine with being the region's No. 2 seed, good for a matchup against Horizon League tournament champion University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee on Thursday in Buffalo. "I thought a No. 1 seed was possible, but I understood we weren't going to get it because we lost in the quarterfinals of the Big East" tournament, senior guard Tony Chennault said.
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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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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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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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December 9, 2005 | Daily News Wire Services
Ann Strother ended Connecticut's losing streak at one. Strother scored a season-high 24 points and had 10 rebounds, and No. 8 UConn bounced back from its worst home loss in 21 years with a 72-56 victory over Villanova at the Pavilion last night. Villanova (5-2, 0-1 Big East) led 29-28 at the half but the Huskies (7-1, 1-0), who lost, 77-54, to No. 7 North Carolina on Monday night, rallied in the second half. Lisa Karcic led the Wildcats with 14 points, and Jackie Adamschick had 13.
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January 20, 2012 | By Rick O’Brien, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
T.J. White, a rugged senior linebacker for West Chester Henderson, has committed to play football at Villanova. "I had a few other offers on the table," the 6-foot-2, 220-pounder said Friday. "Villanova was a great fit for me, academically and football-wise. And I think I have an opportunity play early on there. " White, a three-year starter who also played tight end for the Warriors, also had scholarship offers from Bucknell, Coastal Carolina, New Hampshire, Towson, and Western Michigan.
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December 12, 2014
FCS Quarterfinals Saturday, 1 p.m., Villanova Stadium TV: ESPN3. Radio: WIP (610-AM) Records: Sam Houston State 10-4, Villanova 11-2 History: First meeting About Sam Houston State: The Bearkats won on the road last week at Jacksonville (Ala.) State, 37-26. Didn't allow a point in second half . . . They've won seven straight . . . Jared Johnson, a sophomore who was originally going to Baylor, threw for 18 touchdowns (with 11 picks) and ran for six more operating out of the spread . . . Keyshawn Hill rushed for over 1,000 yards and 18 scores . . . WR LaDarius Brown, a transfer from TCU, averages 16.4 yards a catch . . . This is their first game against a CAA opponent.
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December 12, 2014 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
MEN AND WOMEN who spend their careers in the sweaty endeavors of coaching, walking the sidelines of dusty fields or prowling the echo chambers of gymnasiums, would be happy for any recognition - like something named for them. Jack Gregory had two such honors. The football field at East Stroudsburg University and the fieldhouse at Bowling Green State University - institutions to which he lent his athletic leadership skills in more than 30 years of coaching and running athletic programs - were named for him. Not to mention a scholarship in his and his wife's honor at East Stroudsburg, his alma mater.
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December 12, 2014 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
VILLANOVA trailed by 10 in the third quarter of its opener at Syracuse. The Wildcats would lose in double overtime, but not before they drove 59 yards in 13 plays at the end of regulation, only to miss a 25-yard field goal from straightaway. Two games later, they trailed by 10 at home against James Madison, which has made the playoffs. They won by 18. In mid-October, they had to go 69 yards in seven plays to score a winning touchdown with 52 seconds left at William & Mary, which was ranked at the time.
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December 12, 2014 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
THIS WAS supposed to be more of a rebuilding kind of season at Sam Houston State. Someone forgot to tell first-year coach K.C. Keeler, the transplanted Yankee who succeeded Willie Fritz after he moved on to FBS newcomer Georgia Southern. Keeler still thought the Bearkats could do something, even after they lost three of their first four. That's the way he's wired. And DNA doesn't change. "I'm a competitor," Keeler said, emphatically. "Right now, our kids don't think they can lose.
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December 11, 2014 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
NEW YORK - It was already Villanova's third game this season in the city that never doses off, which is as many as the seventh-ranked Wildcats have played at the Pavilion. Last month, they beat two ranked teams in Brooklyn in 24 hours. But the last time they played at Madison Square Garden, they were upset by Seton Hall on a jumper at the buzzer in the quarterfinals of the Big East Tournament. They'll be back at the Garden early next month against St. John's, and again in March for hopefully more than just 40 minutes in another conference tourney.
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December 11, 2014 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - Villanova got the stops down the stretch that Jay Wright loves to see, but the Wildcats coach had to be thrilled with the Wildcats' offensive efficiency when it got down to crunch time Tuesday night against Illinois. After the Fighting Illini tied the game at 50-all with 8½ minutes to play, the seventh-ranked Wildcats scored on 10 consecutive possessions to blow the game open and roll to a 73-59 victory in the opening game of the Jimmy V Classic at Madison Square Garden. Dylan Ennis, who led the Wildcats (9-0)
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December 10, 2014 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Villanova enjoyed success two weeks ago competing against and defeating a pair of ranked teams in Brooklyn. Now the seventh-ranked Wildcats head to Manhattan and Madison Square Garden for another showcase matchup, this one in Tuesday night's Jimmy V Classic against Illinois. The Fighting Illini were ranked 24th last week before a loss to Miami knocked them out of the top 25. "This is going to be a hell of a game," 'Nova coach Jay Wright said. "You love these games at this time of year.
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December 9, 2014 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
THE STORY LINE for Villanova's journey in the FCS playoffs just got a bit juicier. Or maybe even a bunch. The Wildcats (11-2) had to come from behind to beat visiting Liberty (9-5) in the rain in Saturday's second-round, 29-22. Next up in this weekend's quarterfinals is Sam Houston State (10-4), which won at Jacksonville State (10-2), 37-26. If nothing else the 'Cats don't have to fly to Alabama, which is what would have happened had Jacksonville advanced. But Sam Houston is coached by a familiar face in K.C. Keeler, who got to five Division III title games with Rowan in the 1990s and three more FCS finals with Delaware in the first decade of this century (the Blue Hens won in 2003)
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December 9, 2014 | BY DICK JERARDI, Daily News Staff Writer jerardd@phillynews.com
VILLANOVA is playing at a top-10 level again. The rest of the Big 5 is rebuilding and/or trying to discover exactly how to maximize the strengths of their players while covering up their weaknesses. So, it was no shock when the Wildcats, playing at home Saturday, jumped Saint Joseph's at the start and never looked back, winning 74-46. It was 17-2 after 6 minutes. Weeks before the season began, Hawks coach Phil Martelli said his team's biggest issue was shooting. He knew his team.
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December 8, 2014 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Villanova became grounded when it counted. During a turnover-filled performance, the Wildcats avoided miscues and marched 84 yards on 18 plays late in the game, all on the ground.  Quarterback John Robertson's 1-yard touchdown run with 1 minute, 12 seconds left capped the drive, giving the Wildcats a 29-22 win over visiting Liberty in a second-round Football Championship Subdivision playoff game. Villanova (11-2) will host Sam Houston State, guided by former Rowan and Delaware coach K.C. Keeler, in a quarterfinal at 1 p.m. Saturday.  "This is a team that has carried us through the rough spots, especially when you come up against a team like Liberty who are as good a team as we played this year," Villanova coach Andy Talley said.
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