September 9, 2013
When: Saturday at 6 p.m. Where: Jack Coffey Field, New York Records: Villanova, 0-1; Fordham, 1-0. Radio: WIP-AM (610) Coaches: Villanova, Andy Talley (29th season, 198-121-1; overall 34th season, 226-139-2); Fordham, Joe Moorhead (2d season, 7-5). Series: Villanova leads, 20-4-3. Last time: Villanova won, 28-13, last season at home. Three Things to Watch Villanova committed four turnovers in last week's opening 24-14 loss to Boston College. Quarterback John Robertson, who threw two interceptions, seemed to be forcing the action instead of letting things develop, and he will need to make better decisions instead of always looking to run the ball.
April 5, 2013 |
Sophomore guard Achraf Yacoubou has decided to transfer from Villanova, according to several web reports. The 6-foot-4 Yacoubou, the New York state player of the year in 2011, averaged 2.9 points and 2.6 rebounds in 31 games for the Wildcats this season. He was fourth on the team with 21 three-point baskets, shooting nearly 40 percent from beyond the arc, and had a season-high 13 points in a win last December over Penn. He saw his playing time decrease toward the end of the season, however, and did not play in three of Villanova's last six games.
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.