April 3, 1992 |
Manhattan coach Steve Lappas was not about to wait by the phone for Villanova to contact him. He has taken the initiative and applied for the head coaching position there. Lappas, who served as an assistant under Rollie Massimino from 1984-88, is credited with turning the once-struggling Manhattan program into a contender in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. This season, Lappas coached the Jaspers to the finals of the MAAC Tournament, where they lost to La Salle, and then to the quarterfinals of the NIT. Manhattan finished the season 25-9.
November 12, 1998 |
Ricky Wright's last official visit was to Villanova. Before he came to the Main Line, a lot of the recruiting gurus thought he was leaning toward Michigan. But Wright, a power forward from East Chicago, Ind., liked Villanova's size, or rather the lack of it. So, yesterday, Wright, one of the nation's top 100 seniors, signed his letter of intent to attend Villanova next fall. The Wildcats get a power forward and they're also getting a student. "I just didn't want to go to a school with big classes," Wright said.
September 8, 2012
Saturday at 6 p.m., Villanova Stadium Radio: WPEN-AM (950). Coaches: Fordham, Joe Moorhead (first season, 1-0); Villanova, Andy Talley (28th season, 190-117-1). Series: Villanova leads, 19-4-3. The Wildcats have won 12 in a row, including a 24-10 win in their last meeting, on Dec. 7, 2002. Three Things to Watch The Wildcats came out of the Temple game healthy and will look for a ball-control game in order to keep the Fordham offense off the field.
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.
October 23, 2010
Radio: ESPN-AM (950). Records: James Madison 4-2 overall, 1-2 Colonial Athletic Association; Villanova, 4-2, 2-1. Coaches: James Madison, Mickey Matthews (13th season, 86-53). Villanova, Andy Talley (26th season, 183-104-1). Series: James Madison leads, 10-8. James Madison outlook: The Dukes are ranked No. 11 in the Football Championship Subdivision. They dropped a 28-14 outcome to visiting New Hampshire last week on homecoming day at JMU. The Dukes are scoring just 20 points a game, but they are giving up only 13.3.
January 27, 2010
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Louisville finished the game by scoring eight unanswered points en route to a 53-50 win over Villanova in a Big East Conference contest at Freedom Hall last night. Kyle Dougherty led a Wildcats (11-8 overall, 0-6 Big East) with 12 points. Maria Getty (eight rebounds) and Laura Sweeney added 10 apiece for 'Nova, which led 29-24 at the half. Sweeney, who came off the bench, scored a layup with 1:42 to go in the game that gave Villanova a 50-45 lead. The Wildcats wouldn't score again.
January 27, 2010 |
After two seasons at the King of Prussia Mall, the Freedoms are moving their seven home World TeamTennis matches to the Pavilion at Villanova. The Freedoms will be the only team in the 10-team league to play indoors. "Villanova, a longtime home to pro tennis in the Philadelphia area, is a terrific site for the Freedoms," team owner Billie Jean King said. "The Pavilion enables us to increase our seating capacity and provide indoor, air-conditioned comfort for our fans, while still maintaining the intimate, close-to-the-action atmosphere of World TeamTennis.
September 22, 2009 |
Villanova maintained its position as the No. 2-ranked team in the Football Championship Subdivision coaches poll. Villanova (3-0) received 627 points and trails top-ranked Richmond, which received 25 first-place votes and had 673 points. The Wildcats host Northeastern on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. Penn, with seven points, is among other teams receiving votes. Owl honored Temple placekicker Brandon McManus earned Mid-American Conference special teams Player of the Week honors for the East Division.
February 2, 1994 |
Dan Fidler, Villanova's top recruiter, wanted Ohio. Coach Andy Talley told him to go to California, instead. Because of that, the Wildcats struck gold. This morning, Villanova is expected to sign six prized recruits from the Golden State, including Orange County's all-time leading pass catcher, Brian Finneran, and his twin brother, Brad. In all, Villanova expects to sign 26 recruits today, which is national letter-of-intent day. "Brian was the best receiver in California this year; the kid was all- everything," said Jim Hartigan, coach of Santa Margarita High in Mission Viejo, Calif.
January 30, 2002 |
Everything is happening in threes for the Villanova women's basketball team. The Wildcats, who live and die with the three-point shot, are hitting them with ease to stay among the leaders in the crowded Big East race. Well, actually, 'Nova remains in the logjam of teams fighting for second behind top-ranked and unbeaten Connecticut. Last night, junior Katie Davis became trey-happy and Villanova overwhelmed Miami, 80-52, at the Pavilion. Davis reached a career high in three-pointers made after she shot 7 for 11 from beyond the arc. Going 9 for 13 from the field, she finished with 27 points, her career high.