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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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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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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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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.
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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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December 9, 2005 | Daily News Wire Services
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.
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August 27, 2015 | Mike Jensen, Inquirer Staff Writer
In searching for a new athletic director, Villanova administrators said they were looking for someone with a "comprehensive" knowledge of the entire college sports landscape, and, almost as important, someone with "experience with a flagship program. " It didn't bother Villanova's honchos that the man they chose, Mark Jackson, was senior associate athletic director at the University of Southern California, where the flagship is football. The school announced Tuesday that it was hiring Jackson, 42, a former football coach who had been climbing the administrative ladder for some years.
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August 27, 2015 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
VILLANOVA WOMEN'S basketball coach Harry Perretta, who will soon start his 38th season on the Main Line, has worked for three university presidents and five athletic directors. So he's pretty much seen and heard everything. Yesterday he was at the Pavilion to watch Mark Jackson get introduced as the school's newest AD. When it was over, and all the right words had been spoken, it was Perretta who offered maybe the most pertinent perspective. "The best thing he said was he didn't have all the answers," Perretta pointed out. "That's good.
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August 26, 2015 | BY JOSEPH SANTOLIQUITO, For the Daily News
WITHIN FIVE HOURS on the road, something wasn't right. The light-blue Oldsmobile Cutlass with the rusted holes through the wheel wells couldn't make it around a city block, let alone reach California, yet Brad Ingelsby and his cousin Bryan Paterson thought they could get one last ride out of the decrepit heap. It didn't take long for the car to begin huffing, puffing and lurching. Ohio was the first of many breakdowns by the side of the road. Another came in Joplin, Mo., tornado country, where Bonnie and Clyde once robbed banks.
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August 21, 2015 | By Marc Nardiucci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Temple and Villanova will resume their football rivalry in two years. Owlscoop.com first reported that the two universities would resume the Mayor's Cup football game, most likely in 2017. A source close to the situation confirmed that Temple will play Villanova in 2017 and 2018. Villanova usually opens its season with a Football Bowl Subdivision school. This year the Wildcats will open at Connecticut on Sept. 3; they will play Pittsburgh next season. The last time Villanova and Temple played was Aug. 31, 2012, when the host Owls won, 41-10.
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August 19, 2015 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Columnist
Villanova is deep into the hunt for a new athletic director to replace Vince Nicastro. The school has put together a search committee and hired a leading search firm. The usual stuff these days. If they had hired a search firm 15 years ago, would it have recommended Nicastro? It's an important question. Nicastro turned out to be the right hire to navigate the last 15 years, but would some search firm's turn-of-last-century database have coughed up the school's own former ticket manager who had taken on additional duties as associate athletic director?
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August 15, 2015 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Villanova linebacker Don Cherry may have been a bit overlooked last season because of the play of his teammate, quarterback John Robertson, who won the Walter Payton Award as the best player in the Football Championship Subdivision. That won't be the case this season. "Everybody knows who Don Cherry is and everyone closely related to football knew who he was last year," Villanova coach Andy Talley said Thursday at the close of the team's practice. "Can he have the kind of season he had last season?
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August 14, 2015 | DAILY NEWS STAFF
COACHING GAMES, practice, recruiting, scouting, fundraising for the university - a college basketball coach's life is a full one. Yet Villanova's Jay Wright - along with his family, and Sixers coach Brett Brown - recently found time to make a difference in Israel. According to a story from the Catholic News Service, Brown and Wright - along with Wright's wife, Patty, and two of their children, Taylor, 22, and Reilly, 17 - participated in a series of basketball clinics under the auspices of PeacePlayers International, an organization that uses basketball to promote understanding.
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August 14, 2015 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
VILLANOVA'S football team lost three times last season. By all of five points. In the opener, the Wildcats finally went down at FBS Syracuse in double overtime, when they missed a two-point conversion. They had a shot to win in regulation, but senior Chris Gough missed a 25-yard field goal. On Nov. 1 at Richmond, they lost, 10-9. What kept them from possibly getting into OT was a missed third-quarter PAT by freshman Steve Weyler. And in the FCS quarterfinals, without injured Walter Payton Award-winning quarterback John Robertson, they lost at home to Sam Houston State, 34-31.
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August 14, 2015 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Columnist
If Villanova quarterback John Robertson is shaking the rust off and building back his arm strength during the second week of Villanova's preseason camp - which he admits - that's because most of Robertson's throws this summer were in a Manhattan park on the Lower East Side, at off hours, after working 12 hours a day in a Wall Street internship. Robertson can't know his exact career path. How many of us do? What seems obvious is that this guy has a bright one and likely a lucrative one. The unanswered part is whether it will involve throwing a football.
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August 8, 2015
Villanova will face defending NIT champion Stanford in the semifinals of the 2015 NIT Season Tip-Off on Thanksgiving (Nov. 26) at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The game will be played at 4:30 p.m., after Arkansas and Georgia Tech meet in the other semifinal. Even though Villanova is guaranteed a slot in the semifinals, the Wildcats will host two tournament games before traveling to Brooklyn. 'Nova will host East Tennessee State on Nov. 20 and Akron on Nov. 22, both at the Pavilion.
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