CollectionsVillanova
IN THE NEWS

Villanova

FEATURED ARTICLES
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
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.
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
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....
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
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.
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Next »
ARTICLES BY DATE
SPORTS
February 5, 2016 | By Mike Kern, Staff Writer
Next season will be Villanova football coach Andy Talley's 32nd and last with the Wildcats before he steps aside so that longtime assistant Mark Ferrante can finally get his shot. So by now he pretty much knows that when it comes to recruiting classes, you can feel as good as you want on signing day, but you never really know for sure until they actually start playing for your program. On Wednesday, Talley's 17 verbal commitments made it official. Many of them will redshirt next season, as usually happens.
SPORTS
February 5, 2016 | BY MIKE KERN, Staff Writer
NEXT SEASON will be Villanova football coach Andy Talley's 32nd and last with the Wildcats before he steps aside so that longtime assistant Mark Ferrante can finally get his shot. So by now he pretty much knows that when it comes to recruiting classes, you can feel as good as you want on signing day, but you never really know for sure until they actually start playing for your program. On Wednesday, Talley's 17 verbal commitments made it official. Many of them will redshirt next season, as usually happens.
SPORTS
February 4, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, Staff Writer
With Creighton's Maurice Watson Jr., one of the Big East's best point guards, coming home to the Philadelphia area with the Bluejays to meet third-ranked Villanova on Wednesday night, Jay Wright was asked if a player receives a boost when he returns to familiar territory. "We've seen a lot of Philly guys come in here and have great games," the Wildcats coach said Tuesday after practice at the Pavilion. "They're home, they've got people here, they're fired up to be home, and they take it to another level.
SPORTS
February 4, 2016
Player   Pos.   Ht.   Wt.      High School    Nanakofi Appiah    OL    6-7    255    Flowers (Md.)    Nowoola Awopetu    WR    5-11    185    Port Richmond (N.Y.)    Justin Covington    RB    5-11    205    Cardinal Hayes (N.Y.)    MJ Dumas    OL    6-5    310    Lawrence North (Ind.)    Peter Fallon    OG    6-4    280    Mills (Mass.)    Paul Grattan    OL    6-3    295    Mount Lebanon (Pa.)
SPORTS
February 4, 2016
Wednesday, 8 p.m., the Pavilion Records: Villanova, 18-3 overall, 8-1 Big East, ranked No. 3 by the Associated Press; Creighton, 14-8, 5-4. TV/Radio: CBS Sports Network; 610-AM On Creighton: The Bluejays have lost back-to-back games, the latest a 75-65 home loss to Seton Hall last Saturday. They lead the Big East in scoring (81.7 points per game), field-goal percentage (47.5) and three-point percentage (36.5), and have knocked down a league-high 8.3 three-pointers per game.
SPORTS
February 4, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
VILLANOVA Before Sunday's 68-53 win over St. John's, Villanova coach Jay Wright said his team had to do a better job on the defensive boards. That happened in the win. Villanova outrebounded St. John's, 48-35, including 35-28 on the defensive boards. Considering that center Daniel Ochefu missed the game with a concussion, it was the type of rebounding effort Wright is looking for. "We struggled with defensive rebounding early in the year, got better, and then the last few games there had been a gradual slide," Wright said.
SPORTS
February 3, 2016 | By Mike Kern, Daily News Columnist
AT ONE POINT, all Gabby Pethokoukis really wanted out of life was to "just start feeling normal again. " Sounds simple enough. But maybe not when you've been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer near the end of your sophomore year at Villanova. A cancer that most often is diagnosed in people from Africa, and people over 40. "When they first told me I looked it up on the Internet and I was kind of shocked," she said. "How did this happen to me? But I try not to dwell on negative things.
BUSINESS
February 3, 2016 | By Chris Mondics, Staff Writer
John Y. Gotanda, dean of the Villanova Law School, will leave that job in June to take over as president of Hawaii Pacific University in Honolulu. Gotanda, who taught for more than a decade at the law school and held various administrative posts before being named dean in 2011, took over during a time of upheaval and trauma. No sooner had he been named dean than the law school disclosed that admissions data for incoming students had been falsified for an undetermined number of years, an apparent attempt to raise the school's position in the U.S. News & World Report rankings.
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
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.
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Next »
|
|
|
|
|