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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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July 27, 2007 | By Kathy Boccella and Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writers
A Villanova University student who told the school that she had been raped by three incoming freshman football players, who have since been kicked out of school, does not want to press charges, Radnor police said yesterday. "It was clear in the victim's mind that a forcible sexual assault and rape had occurred against her in a South Campus dorm room," police said in a statement. However, the woman told them that she was not interested in having them continue their investigation, Police Superintendent John L. Rutty said.
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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 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.
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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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November 22, 2014 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
The statistics and the rankings suggest that 12th-ranked Villanova isn't supposed to have that much trouble defeating a team from the Patriot League, but don't tell that to Jay Wright. As with Lehigh last Friday, the Wildcats sweated out another tight one against a Patriot League squad, this one a Legends Classic contest Thursday night at the Pavilion against Bucknell, and they needed a 9-0 run at the end to take a 72-65 victory over the upset-minded Bison. Bucknell (1-2) was coming off a 24-point loss Monday night at Michigan, but it appeared to have all the answers on the Main Line, taking a 65-63 lead with 1 minute, 51 seconds to play on the last three of 10 straight points by junior Chris Hass, who had a game-high 32 points on just 12 shots from the floor.
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November 21, 2014 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
WHATEVER happens tomorrow at Delaware, Villanova will be in the FCS playoffs. If they win, the Wildcats are going there on their own terms. If not, they'd only be making things a lot more difficult on themselves. In 2009, they got to play three home games en route to the national-title game. They might not have won the semifinal had it been at William & Mary. In 2010, they had to go on the road, where they won twice against the top-ranked team before finally losing a close one at eventual champion Eastern Washington, which was also No. 1. So there is a difference.
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November 21, 2014 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
VILLANOVA'S men's cross country team won the NCAA championship four times in a 5-year span starting in 1966. But the Wildcats haven't finished in the top 10 since 2001, and haven't made it onto the awards podium (top four) in a little over 2 decades. But tomorrow afternoon in Terre Haute, Ind., they'll be running in the finals as the nation's fifth-ranked team, the highest they've been since 1998. Under former Wildcats great Marcus O'Sullivan, they're one of eight teams in the field of 31 that have qualified for this meet in each of the last eight seasons.
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November 19, 2014 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
The rules said that 12th-ranked Villanova had to play 40 minutes of basketball Monday night against Maryland-Eastern Shore, even though the Legends Classic first-round game ceased being competitive well before halftime. So Wildcats coach Jay Wright worked on different things on offense and defense and made sure he gave everyone in his regular nine-man rotation plenty of playing time. One of them was 6-foot-6 sophomore forward Kris Jenkins, who played 20 minutes and posted team highs of 15 points and four steals in the Wildcats' 81-44 victory over the Hawks at the Pavilion.
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November 18, 2014 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
IT BECAME clearly evident very early last night that Maryland-Eastern Shore wasn't another Lehigh. On Friday, the Mountain Hawks led 12th-ranked Villanova by five with 14 minutes to go in Allentown before reality took over. This time, there would be no such issues at the Pavilion. These Hawks (0-2), who lost every starter from a team that won six games in the MEAC, have a new coach in Bobby Collins, who spent the last eight seasons at Winston-Salem (and four at Hampton before that)
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November 17, 2014 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
ALLENTOWN - Four years ago, Darrun Hilliard came to Villanova from Liberty High School in Bethlehem, where he says football is really bigger than hoops. He was part of a class that included three four-star recruits: lead guard Tyrone Johnson, big man Markus Kennedy and shooting guard Achraf Yacoubou. Hilliard, a 6-6 wing, was rated as a three-star prospect. But 'Nova was the only place he wanted to be. Turns out, he's the only one from that group who stuck around. All the others are long gone, having moved on to other programs for whatever reasons.
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November 16, 2014 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
ALLENTOWN - The excitement for Darrun Hilliard, a native of nearby Bethlehem, began when he boarded the bus from Villanova to the Lehigh Valley and PPL Center, where he wanted to put on a show for his hometown fans. However, his shot couldn't find the basket Friday night when the 12th-ranked Wildcats found themselves in a season-opening battle with Lehigh. He missed his first five shots and his first seven attempts from three-point range. But the Wildcats found others to pick up the slack, namely Dylan Ennis and Ryan Arcidiacono, and picked up a hard-earned 77-66 victory over the pesky Mountain Hawks before a crowd of 8,751 in the first college basketball game at the two-month-old arena.
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November 16, 2014 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Villanova coach Andy Talley thought the Wildcats had to win one of their final two regular-season games to secure a Football Championship Subdivision playoff berth. Others thought the Wildcats were already in, but 'Nova went ahead and made its coach feel more secure with a 48-31 win over Albany in a Colonial Athletic Association game Saturday night at chilly Villanova Stadium. Villanova scored touchdowns on its first six possessions to take a 42-10 lead. The Wildcats, ranked No. 6 by the Sports Network, are 9-2 overall and 6-1 in the CAA heading into the regular-season finale Saturday at Delaware.
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November 16, 2014 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Two carries by a walk-on running back in the final minute of Villanova's convincing, 48-31 Colonial Athletic Association win over visiting Albany set off verbal volleys between Albany coach Greg Gattuso and his counterpart, Villanova's Andy Talley. After Albany's Brian Parker scored on a 25-yard pass from quarterback Will Fiacchi for the final touchdown of the game with 49 seconds remaining, Villanova had one last possession after downing the ensuing kickoff on its own 25-yard line.
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November 15, 2014 | By Mike Kern, Daily News Staff Writer
VILLANOVA PROSPECTUS It all comes down to: Can all of the promising pieces be playing their best as one when it matters most. Last year they had that elusive "it" factor, at least through the regular season. And only James Bell, who was the leader, is gone. Yet this roster might actually be deeper. That doesn't mean it'll translate into better. Still, once again there's no denying the possibilities. Shouldering the load: Take your pick. Jay Wright has two seniors, one a fifth-year guy, and two juniors who've been starting since they arrived.
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