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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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October 22, 2014 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
Rollie Massimino will be back coaching at the Pavilion in a couple of weeks. Nine days after that - Nov. 13, to be precise - he will turn 80 years old. The man who coached Villanova for 19 years, and during that one marvelous, mystical April Fool's evening in 1985, has not slowed down and has no plans of retiring even as he continues a battle against cancer. "I went to visit [former Florida State football coach] Bobby Bowden a few years ago and he was up on top of the tower coaching," Massimino said.
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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 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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October 20, 2014 | STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - John Robertson threw for 267 yards and two touchdowns, including a 13-yard strike to Kevin Gulyas with 52 seconds left, to lead Villanova to a 35-31 win over William and Mary on Saturday. Trailing by 31-28 with 2 minutes, 1 second remaining in the game, Robertson led the Wildcats, ranked fifth in the Football Championship Subdivision, on a seven-play, 69-yard drive with no timeouts and capped it with the touchdown to Gulyas. "This was a hard-fought CAA football game, and I am really proud of our team," 'Nova coach Andy Talley said.
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October 23, 2014 | By Erin Arvedlund, Inquirer Staff Writer
If you want to own a piece of 76ers basketball history, here's a chance: Former team president Pat Croce's 10,500-square-foot Villanova mansion will be auctioned to the highest bidder Saturday. Anyone can participate in the auction for Croce's property, according to Michael Schwartz, director of national sales for Premiere Estates Auction Co. of Manhattan Beach, Calif., which is running the event. But all bidders have to put up an "entry fee" deposit of $150,000 by cashier's check or wire ahead of time.
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October 23, 2014 | BY DICK JERARDI, Daily News Staff Writer jerardd@phillynews.com
NEW YORK - Last October, at the conference's annual media day, everything about the Big East was new so there was much nostalgia for what was. Yesterday at Madison Square Garden, it was no longer relevant to look back. It was about what is and what will be. "I think getting the first year of the Big East over with was the greatest thing we did," Villanova coach Jay Wright said. "It was the first year of not having the traditional Big East that all of us were used to . . . Now, we're settled in so let's talk about what the Big East is. I think it's a great conference that could every year put five or six teams in the NCAA Tournament.
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October 23, 2014 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - After setting a school record for victories and winning the Big East regular-season title while finishing with a 29-5 mark last season, Villanova is preparing for an encore that conference coaches, at least at the ballot box, expect the Wildcats to achieve. The Cats were the unanimous choice of the nine league coaches other than Jay Wright, who could not vote for his own team, to win the regular-season crown. Or as Wright would put it, just another challenge for a team that could be pretty good but needs to keep working.
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October 23, 2014 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - Always a team guy throughout his Villanova career, Darrun Hilliard found fault Wednesday with the fact that the Big East Conference preseason player of the year did not come from his team. "It's wrong. I think it's wrong," Hilliard said during Big East media day at Madison Square Garden. "I don't believe it. It is what it is. They have their opinions. I don't understand it. We'll see at the end of the year. " In a vote of the league's coaches, Georgetown junior guard D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera was chosen as the preseason player of the year.
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October 22, 2014 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
Rollie Massimino will be back coaching at the Pavilion in a couple of weeks. Nine days after that - Nov. 13, to be precise - he will turn 80 years old. The man who coached Villanova for 19 years, and during that one marvelous, mystical April Fool's evening in 1985, has not slowed down and has no plans of retiring even as he continues a battle against cancer. "I went to visit [former Florida State football coach] Bobby Bowden a few years ago and he was up on top of the tower coaching," Massimino said.
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October 22, 2014 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
SO HOW is success measured? If it's by how far someone has come and what they've had to overcome, then there can't be many young men who have accomplished more than Villanova senior Pat Williams. His story is worth celebrating simply for him being here. Instead of being, as he put it, "In jail, selling drugs, in a gang or dead. " Which is what he believes could have, or even would have, easily happened had he not escaped the life he was once exposed to growing up in the projects of Orlando, Fla. "To be honest, I never thought I was going to see 18," said Williams, who is having by far his best season as a nose guard for the Wildcats' football team and is on schedule to graduate in May with an English degree.
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October 21, 2014 | By Mike Kern, Daily News Staff Writer
Players of the Weekend National - Freshman Nick Chubb, again subbing for suspended Heisman Trophy contender Todd Gurley, rushed for 202 yards and two touchowns in Georgia's 45-32 win at Arkansas. Local - Alex Stewart tied an NCAA record by blocking three punts in Widener's 59-12 win over Wilkes (2-4, 2-3 MAC). The Pride (6-0, 5-0) is ranked 13th in Division III. Nobody in the 134-year history of the program had blocked more than two punts in a season.   Around Town Villanova 35, Wm. & Mary 31 The Wildcats (6-1, 4-0 CAA)
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October 20, 2014 | STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - John Robertson threw for 267 yards and two touchdowns, including a 13-yard strike to Kevin Gulyas with 52 seconds left, to lead Villanova to a 35-31 win over William and Mary on Saturday. Trailing by 31-28 with 2 minutes, 1 second remaining in the game, Robertson led the Wildcats, ranked fifth in the Football Championship Subdivision, on a seven-play, 69-yard drive with no timeouts and capped it with the touchdown to Gulyas. "This was a hard-fought CAA football game, and I am really proud of our team," 'Nova coach Andy Talley said.
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October 18, 2014 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
With all the success Villanova enjoyed in the first half of its season, the Wildcats still have an area of concern on their team - the secondary - that coach Andy Talley calls "a work in progress. " However, senior free safety Joe Sarnese and other veterans in the defensive backfield keep working with their younger teammates to make sure schemes are being carried out properly. "Our main focus is just to get everybody in the secondary on the same page so we can work together as one," said Sarnese, who starred at Holy Spirit High in South Jersey.
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