November 12, 2012 |
Former Villanova basketball player Taylor King was kind enough last week to connect some dots about 'Nova's recent hoops history. Not the good kind of history - the 2009 Final Four appearance and the previous trips to the NCAA Sweet 16. This history is what's come since then, the struggles that have had Villanova coach Jay Wright talking about the need to re-create the culture that had made the Wildcats a success under Wright. One could argue that King, a one-year 'Nova player three seasons back, was such a minor figure at Villanova that nobody should care that he is now willing to talk about how he was suspended in 2010 for marijuana use and left the Main Line after that season.
January 11, 2015 |
When: Saturday, 4 p.m. Where: The Pavilion. TV/Radio: CBS Sports Network; WTEL-AM (610). Records: No. 8 Villanova 14-1, 2-1 Big East; DePaul 9-7, 3-0. Coaches: Villanova, Jay Wright (14th season, 300-150); DePaul, Oliver Purnell (fifth season, 51-92). Last meeting: Villanova won, 87-62, on Feb. 12, 2014, at Allstate Arena, Rosemont, Ill. Villanova's top three: Darrun Hilliard (13.0 ppg., 2.1 spg.), Dylan Ennis (10.7 ppg., 4.4 rpg.), Daniel Ochefu (10.3 ppg., 9.0 rpg., 1.5 bpg.)
January 8, 2015 |
When: Tuesday, 9 p.m. Where: Madison Square Garden, New York TV/Radio: Fox Sports 1, WTEL-AM (610) Records: Villanova 13-1 overall, 1-1 Big East, ranked No. 8; St. John's 11-3, 0-2, ranked No. 24. Coaches: Villanova, Jay Wright (14th season, 299-150); St. John's, Steve Lavin (fifth season, 71-44). Last meeting: Villanova won, 57-54, on Feb. 22, 2014 at Wells Fargo Center. Villanova's top three: Darrun Hilliard (12.4 ppg, 2.2 spg), Dylan Ennis (10.4 ppg., 4.1 rpg)
September 22, 2012
Saturday at 3:30 p.m., Franklin Field Records: Penn (0-1); Villanova (2-1). TV/Radio: CSN; WFIL-AM (560), ESPN-AM (950). Coaches: Villanova, Andy Talley (28th season, 192-117-1, 220-135-2 overall); Penn, Al Bagnoli (21st season, 136-63, 222-82 overall). Series: Villanova leads, 11-5. Three things to watch Can Penn stop the Villanova running game? In its opening 28-21 loss at Lafayette, Penn allowed the Leopards to average just 2.5 yards per carry. Villanova has averaged 5.5 yards per carry, although sophomore running back Austin Medley won't play because of a hamstring injury.
January 7, 2010
Freshman Laura Sweeney was the only Wildcat to finish in double figures as Villanova suffered a 52-38 loss to host Providence in a women's basketball game last night. The game was the Big East opener for both teams. Sweeney finished with 17 points, shooting 7-for-10 from the field for the Wildcats (10-3, 0-1 Big East.) Chelsea Marandola (15 points) led Providence (10-4, 1-0). Villanova is off until Saturday when it visits Notre Dame. Game time is 2 p.m.
January 31, 2009 |
Buena wide receiver Kenny Miles, who set a South Jersey record with 149 points scored by a non-back, made an oral commitment yesterday to attend Villanova. The 6-foot, 190-pound Miles caught 45 passes for 981 yards and a South Jersey-best 17 receiving touchdowns. Miles, who was an Inquirer first-team all-South Jersey selection, had made an oral commitment to Towson but changed his mind when Villanova offered him a scholarship. "Villanova was his first choice all along, and when they offered today, he accepted," Buena coach Paul Callahan said last night.