June 7, 2014 |
For those who couldn't get enough of Villanova's 2009 Final Four team, this weekend will provide the opportunity for another look. Dwayne Anderson, Dante Cunningham, Scottie Reynolds, Corey Fisher, and Reggie Redding, players who made up the core of that team, have reunited in an attempt to win $500,000 in The Basketball Tournament - an all new winner-take-all tournament that begins Friday at Philadelphia University's Gallagher Center. Playing for Team ROBY (Rock Out Be You), the former Villanova players form one of 32 teams - six teams are from Philadelphia - from around the country.
June 4, 2014 |
ESPN announced that Illinois will be Villanova's opponent in the Jimmy V Men's Basketball Classic Dec. 9 in New York. The Wildcats' original opponent, Maryland, pulled out because of scheduling issues. Indiana and Louisville will meet in the second game of the Jimmy V Classic at Madison Square Garden. Recruit changes schools. Villanova recruit Tim Delaney will leave Pitman High and spend his senior year at Blair Academy, a prep school in Warren County, N.J. The 6-foot-9 Delaney averaged 15 points and 10 rebounds last season to lead Pitman to the Group 1 state title.
May 22, 2014 |
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.
May 13, 2014 |
Villanova defensive end Rakim Cox has signed a free-agent contract with the Minnesota Vikings. A four-year starter at Villanova, the 6-foot-4, 260-pound Cox led the Wildcats last season in sacks (nine) and tackles for loss (111/2). In 48 career games, he had 18 sacks, 331/2 tackles for loss, and 105 tackles overall. He will try to make a Vikings team that has another local defensive lineman, second-year tackle Sharrif Floyd, a product of George Washington High, who was a first-round draft choice last season.
May 11, 2014 |
The Villanova students found neither running water nor electricity when they left their Main Line campus last summer for a school in rural Ghana. But what Lauren Colegrove and Andrew Balamaci discovered at Heritage Academy was a student body with a voracious appetite for learning. Their trip last summer was for credit. Their return in July will be personal: They're helping the students create their first school newspaper. "It's the idea of giving these students a voice," said Colegrove, 22, a journalism major from Warrenton, Va. The Villanova University students' journey will deepen a remarkable connection between Heritage, a pre-K-12 private school, and the Philadelphia region that started 10 years ago. The academy was founded by Kwesi Koomson, a Ghanian native, and his wife, Melissa Schoerke Koomson, both educators at Westtown, a Quaker school in West Chester.
May 9, 2014
AUGUST 29 at Syracuse SEPTEMBER 6 Fordham 20 James Madison 27 at Penn OCTOBER 4 at Maine 11 Rhode Island 18 at William and Mary 25 Morgan State NOVEMBER 1 at Richmond 8 Towson 15 Albany 22 at Delaware
May 8, 2014
Villanova has added a 12th game to its football schedule, something that's allowed at the FCS level but it never opted to do before. The Wildcats will host Morgan State on Oct. 25. It'll be the first meeting. Last year the Bears, who play in the MEAC, finished 5-7. The Wildcats, who are coming off a 6-5 season, still have a bye on Sept. 13. They'll play six times at home, and also are in Philly on Sept. 27 at Penn. They open on Aug. 29 at FBS Syracuse, the first meeting with the Orange since 1975.
May 3, 2014 |
Ten Villanova University students, their bags packed with cameras and video equipment, traveled across the world to a village in rural India last fall. They spent two weeks meeting the people of Prashanthagiri and following program managers for Profugo, an Ardmore-based nonprofit that works to support residents in the village. The result: A documentary film called Before We Sleep. "It's based on a small community in India, and we're shedding light on the social injustices of poverty, alcoholism, abuse, traditional gender roles there," said Danielle Cordisco, a senior at Villanova and a student in the social justice documentary class.
May 2, 2014 |
In just 9.2 seconds on June 24, 1961, Francis Joseph "Frank" Budd proved himself the fastest man on earth. Winning the gold medal in the 100-yard dash in the National AAU Championships at Downing Stadium on Randall's Island in New York, the Villanova junior took a tenth of a second off the world record that had been in the books for more than 14 years. It was the singular moment in the celebrated career of the athlete who died at age 74 Tuesday night at Virtua Hospital in Marlton.
May 2, 2014 |
Radnor Township police have charged an already-jailed Montgomery County man, who has a history of stalking women, in alleged additional stalking incidents at Villanova University. "This guy is sick," said William Colarulo, the Radnor police superintendent. Korwell Chan, 39, of Dresher, who was being held in the Montgomery County jail on a probation violation, was charged with stalking, harassment, and trespass for incidents in the fall, and trespass for an April 22 episode, police said.