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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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December 16, 2014 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
LAST SEASON, Villanova swept its Big 5 games by a record 90 points. Early this month, the Wildcats won by 14 at La Salle. Three days later, they beat Saint Joseph's by twice that much on the Main Line. Yesterday afternoon, once again at the Pavilion, it was another city team's turn to take a shot at the nation's seventh-ranked squad. Temple had taken three of the previous five meetings, including the last one on Lancaster Avenue, in 2012, its first win at Villanova in a little more than 2 decades.
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January 8, 2015 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
When: Tuesday, 9 p.m. Where: Madison Square Garden, New York TV/Radio: Fox Sports 1, WTEL-AM (610) Records: Villanova 13-1 overall, 1-1 Big East, ranked No. 8; St. John's 11-3, 0-2, ranked No. 24. Coaches: Villanova, Jay Wright (14th season, 299-150); St. John's, Steve Lavin (fifth season, 71-44). Last meeting: Villanova won, 57-54, on Feb. 22, 2014 at Wells Fargo Center. Villanova's top three: Darrun Hilliard (12.4 ppg, 2.2 spg), Dylan Ennis (10.4 ppg., 4.1 rpg)
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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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January 19, 2015 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jay Wright has been around the Palestra enough to know the types of roars that a sellout crowd will generate during a game, such as the time Saturday night when Penn's Antonio Woods drained a three-pointer to tie Villanova late in the first half. "There's a distinct roar here when the underdog either ties it or takes the lead," the Wildcats coach said. "I don't know [whether] I can explain it, but when I hear it I know it. I didn't have to look at what the scoreboard says. " The Penn fans in the sellout crowd of 8,722 waited to give another such roar after another Woods three pulled the Quakers to within a point with just under 10 minutes to play.
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January 18, 2015 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
When: Saturday, 7 p.m. Where: The Palestra. TV/Radio: ESPN3, 610 AM, 990 AM. Records: Villanova (16-1, 3-0 Big Five); Penn (4-8, 0-2). Coaches: Jay Wright (14th season, 302-150); Jerome Allen (6th season, 60-93). Last meeting: Villanova won, 77-54, on Dec. 4, 2013 at the Pavilion. Villanova's top three: Darrun Hilliard (13.3 ppg., 2.1 spg), Dylan Ennis (10.8 ppg., 4.4 rpg.), Josh Hart (10.4 ppg., 5.2 rpg.). Penn top three: Tony Hicks (14.9 ppg., 3.5 apg.)
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January 16, 2015 | BY DICK JERARDI, Daily News Staff Writer jerardd@phillynews.com
THE ONLY BAD news coming out of the Pavilion Wednesday night was that the game was on Jan. 14 and not on March 14. If, in 2 months, Villanova is still playing at the level it did against Xavier in the game's first 12 minutes, prepare for March postseason games that could take this team all the way to April. The ball moved so fast from side to side that the spectators may have gotten dizzy. Imagine what it felt like to be a defender. Xavier was game enough. The Musketeers simply could not keep up with the ball movement and what happened when the ball finally stopped in the hands of a shooter had to be disheartening.
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January 16, 2015 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Unable to dent the Xavier defense inside, Villanova decided Wednesday night to live or die by the three-point shot. And the fifth-ranked Wildcats lived, knocking down a season-high 15 baskets from deep to gain an 88-75 Big East Conference victory over the Musketeers at the Pavilion. The Wildcats (16-1, 4-1 Big East) fired 55.7 percent (34 of 61), a season high, of their shots from beyond the arc. Ryan Arcidiacono, their high scorer with 18 points, sank four and Dylan Ennis (17 points)
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January 15, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Markus Kennedy noticed the irony. The Southern Methodist junior center and Philadelphia product was back home, preparing for a game Wednesday at Temple in a very familiar setting. On Tuesday, SMU (12-4) practiced at Villanova, Kennedy's old stomping grounds. He attended Villanova as a freshman in 2011-2012, saw limited playing time, and transferred to SMU. "It feels good and it's always great to be back in Philly," Kennedy said before practice at the Pavilion. Kennedy is from West Philadelphia and spent most of his high school time at St. Patrick's in Elizabeth, N.J., before transferring to South Jersey's Living Faith Academy.
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January 15, 2015 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
A LITTLE MORE than 4 years later, it's easy to forget that JayVaughn Pinkston's Villanova basketball career nearly ended before he played a game. "I didn't know what was going to happen to me," the 6-7 fifth-year senior remembered. "Looking back at it now, from the bigger picture, I feel like it was the best thing to ever happen to me. And that doesn't sound stupid to say. " In November 2010, the McDonald's All-American forward from Brooklyn was arrested and charged with assault following an off-campus fight.
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January 12, 2015 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
It was just one small play in a one-sided basketball game, one January moment that will be forgotten as the schedule grinds toward March, but it was Ryan Arcidiacono's favorite of the day on Saturday at the Pavilion. DePaul guards Durrell McDonald and Billy Garrett Jr. were trying to advance the ball out of the backcourt against trapping pressure when McDonald made a hurried pass that caught Garrett on a short hop, and Garrett bobbled it ever so slightly as he reached down to pull it in. It was nothing really, a momentary lapse, but it was enough of an opening for Arcidiacono to close in on Garrett, dive at his feet, and knock the ball to the far end of the court.
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