May 29, 1992 |
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.
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.
October 16, 2010
TV/Radio: CSN; ESPN-AM (950). Records: Villanova, 3-2, 1-1 Colonial Athletic Association; Maine, 2-4, 1-2 CAA. Coaches: Villanova, Andy Talley (26th season, 182-104-1); Maine, Jack Cosgrove (18th season, 95-105). Series: Villanova trails Maine, 7-6, in the series but won the teams' last meeting in 2007. Villanova outlook: The Wildcats dropped from the top spot to No. 6 in the rankings after their 31-24 loss to then-No. 7 William and Mary two weeks ago. Wide receiver Matt Szczur, the reigning CAA player of the year, missed the game because of a sprained ankle suffered on Sept.
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.
June 16, 1988 |
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.
December 9, 2005 |
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.
March 23, 2008 |
Briana Weiss hit three three-pointers in the second half to lead Villanova past Wisconsin, 60-54, in a Women's NIT game last night. Stacie Witman scored 17 points and Laura Kurz finished with 15. The Wildcats (17-15) will meet the winner of tomorrow night's Colorado-Gonzaga game on Thursday. If Gonzaga (25-8) wins, the game will be at Villanova. If Colorado (16-14) wins, the Buffaloes will play host.
August 18, 2008 |
A sophomore linebacker for the Villanova football team was treated at Pennsylvania Hospital and released after suffering a concussion during practice yesterday, a spokesman for the university's athletic department said. Anthony Johnson of Atlanta was flown by helicopter to the hospital as a precaution after complaining of a headache and nausea in the locker room following practice, the Villanova spokesman said. Johnson was released after being evaluated.
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.