August 3, 2015
The Eagles signed rookie free-agent running back Kevin Monangai, a Villanova product, on Saturday. Monangai, who gained 3,167 rushing yards and scored 34 touchdowns for the Wildcats over four seasons, was at the Eagles' rookie camp in May. Monangai takes the place of running back Matthew Tucker, who was released on Monday with a nonfootball injury.
July 30, 2015 |
BALTIMORE - Villanova has been picked to win the Colonial Athletic Association. Which makes sense, since quarterback John Robertson, the CAA's preseason Offensive Player of the Year, is the returning Walter Payton Award winner. And linebacker Don Cherry, the choice on the defensive side, was runner-up for the Buck Buchanan Award. The Wildcats lost three times in 2014, by a combined five points. They were eliminated in the FCS quarterfinals at home to Sam Houston State, a game that Robertson missed after suffering a concussion the previous week.
July 30, 2015 |
BALTIMORE - The conundrum that exists for Villanova coach Andy Talley this season is attempting to build on the Wildcats' success of 2014 while keeping all-American quarterback John Robertson in one piece. Robertson won the Walter Payton Award last season as the nation's top player in the Football Championship Subdivision after averaging 301.8 yards of total offense and accounting for 46 touchdowns, 35 through the air. But he missed the Cats' second-round playoff game because of a concussion suffered the week before, and his team lost to Sam Houston State to finish the season 11-3.
July 26, 2015 |
More than half of the residents of Madagascar have to rely on potentially dangerous drinking-water supplies, and more than 85 percent use sanitation facilities that fail to meet basic hygiene standards. A team of Villanova University students and a professor are spending part of their summer vacation on the island nation, working to improve those conditions. The school has partnered with Catholic Relief Services (CRS) on an initiative that began in the classroom and is continuing with six students and seven faculty members working in the field, said Barbara Wall, vice president for mission and ministry for Villanova.
July 22, 2015
SAINT JOSEPH'S annual Holy War with Villanova moves back to Hawk Hill this season, and that Dec. 1 matchup highlights SJU's nonconference schedule, which was released yesterday. The Hawks will open by hosting Drexel on Friday, Nov. 13, play two of their four Hall of Fame Tip-Off games at home, and see visits from Princeton, Illinois State and Maryland-Eastern Shore before the new year. All that is in additon to their matchup with Penn in half of the Big 5 Palestra doubleleader (with Temple-La Salle)
July 20, 2015 |
As often as 10 times a year, graduated players with basketball eligibility remaining would contact Jay Wright to see whether a final season at Villanova might make sense. "You never say never in this business," the head coach said, "but we haven't felt like those players would fit our culture. " So Wright was stunned in April when Dylan Ennis, a point guard who had graduated but was expected to be the Wildcats captain in 2015-16, his final season, told Wright he was headed for Oregon.
July 16, 2015 |
A 31/2-year battle over expansion at Villanova University has ended with a vote by Radnor Township commissioners to approve new dormitories, parking lots, and a performance center for the school. The board voted 4-2, with one abstention, Monday night to approve the $225 million project. Work is expected to begin in the fall on the parking lots, and two dorms near Lancaster Avenue are slated to be open by 2019, Chris Kovolski, a university assistant vice president, said. The dorms will house close to 1,200 students, most of them seniors, and will include a bistro, apparel store, and convenience store, he said.
July 2, 2015
Here are the Villanova and Delaware football TV listings for the 2015 season: SEPTEMBER Date Matchup Time TV 19 Delaware at Villanova noon CSN OCTOBER 3 William & Mary at Delaware 7:30 NBC-SN 10 William & Mary at Villanova noon CSN 31 Maine at Villanova 7:30 NBC-SN NOVEMBER 14 James Madison at Delaware 3:30 CSN ...
June 28, 2015 |
On the night of the NBA draft, Darrun Hilliard tried to find ways to distract himself as he waited for a call from an NBA team while spending time with his family in Bethlehem, Pa. When the board game Trouble and the card game Uno didn't work, he went on a 4-mile run. "It's crazy that I was still working, even on draft day," the former Villanova star said. "I was just trying to keep my nerves down and my anxiety down. " Finally the call came about 11:30 p.m. The Detroit Pistons were on the line, and with the 38th overall choice and eighth in the second round, they wanted the 6-foot-6 Hilliard, who averaged a team-high 14.3 points and was named first-team all-Big East and Big Five Player of the Year last season.
June 20, 2015 |
Vince Nicastro, who navigated Villanova through conference-realignment waters and hired Jay Wright as the school's basketball coach, is moving to a new position at the school after 15 years as athletic director. Nicastro said he will stay on until a new athletic director is named. He then will become associate director of the Jeffrey S. Moorad Center for the Study of Sports Law at the Villanova University School of Law. "It's something I've been talking to our president for a couple of months about, what the next chapter would be," Nicastro said Thursday afternoon.