May 27, 2016 |
As Temple continues its moves toward an on-campus football stadium, here's a discussion the school's hierarchy should have: Would a campus stadium be opening a door Temple wants to keep shut? Like the rest of the American Athletic Conference, Temple would presumably jump at the chance to join a Power 5 league. That's where the money is. Right now, Temple isn't just the best option if a Power 5 league wants to add the Philadelphia market. It's the only option. And it's not far-fetched to think the Atlantic Coast Conference might someday want to add a local outpost.
May 26, 2016 |
Josh Hart, Villanova's leading scorer last season and one of the catalysts to the Wildcats' run to the national championship, said Tuesday night he will return to the Main Line for his senior season, a move that gives the team a legitimate shot at repeating as No. 1. "One more year!!" Hart said on Twitter at the end of a day that saw him participate in his last workout with an NBA team, this one with the Atlanta Hawks. Hart earned an invitation to the NBA draft combine earlier this month and worked out for several NBA teams, including the 76ers, the Los Angeles Clippers, the Boston Celtics, and the San Antonio Spurs.
May 25, 2016 |
Villanova University has named its first female business school dean, an industrial and organizational psychologist who is senior associate dean of the business school at the University of Maryland at College Park. Joyce E.A. Russell, who has been in her current role at the Robert H. Smith School of Business since 2015 and served as vice dean for three years before that, will take over at Villanova's business school on Aug. 1. Though the number is growing, less than a quarter of business school deans in the United States are women, according to a 2015-16 survey of accredited schools by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, which drew responses from 83 percent of those schools.
May 21, 2016 |
With the Wildcats' stellar season and buzzer-beating final shot for the national championship, Villanova University officials weren't sure whether they would see a flood of admitted students enroll by the May 1 deadline. In fact, with the team ranked No. 1 nationally for several weeks before admission decisions were to go out, the university decided to make a few hundred fewer offers this year than last year, just to be on the safe side. As it turns out, the Catholic university on the Main Line - where tuition, fees, and room and board topped $62,000 for 2015-16 - expects to be full for the coming fall.
May 21, 2016 |
The national championship team in college basketball is going to get to see some of the world this summer. A source confirmed an ESPN report Thursday that Villanova will be traveling to Spain, practicing and playing in games in Madrid and Barcelona from Aug. 2 through 10. Of course, not all the players from the team that defeated North Carolina in April for the NCAA championship will be heading overseas. Ryan Arcidiacono and Daniel Ochefu are moving on, and Josh Hart has until Wednesday to decide if he is returning to the Wildcats or making himself available for the NBA draft.
May 16, 2016 |
Matthew Webster comes from exceptional lacrosse stock, but the La Salle High senior defenseman hasn't always believed in his own abilities on the field. Saturday afternoon against visiting Radnor, however, Webster's defensive prowess helped limit one of the nation's top talents and secure a 6-1 victory for the Explorers. The defending PIAA champion Red Raiders were led by senior Jack Wilson, a University of Maryland recruit, who netted the game-winning goal in overtime last season to give Radnor its first state title.
May 15, 2016 |
It's been some ride for Villanova senior center Daniel Ochefu. He won a national championship with the Wildcats, rode in a victory parade in Center City, rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange, and got to be a special guest at several pro games. Earlier this week, he was among the Wildcats who represented the team at City Hall as Council honored their accomplishment. And on Friday afternoon, he graduated. So how did he celebrate? Well, as it turns out, CBS3 sports anchor Don Bell was feeling under the weather.
May 14, 2016 |
CHICAGO - DeAndre Bembry will tell you that he isn't trying to accomplish anything. The St. Joseph's guard/forward is just here at the NBA draft combine playing his game. "I feel like if there are teams that really didn't get to see me, they'll get to see me," Bembry said. "They'll see that I can do multiple things on the court. " That's what happened during Thursday's scrimmage at Quest Sports Complex. The 6-foot-6, 210-pounder scored 12 points on 5-for-8 shooting. He also finished with three rebounds, two assists, one steal, and a turnover in 12 minutes, 46 seconds of action.
May 13, 2016 |
Former Villanova Athletic Director Vince Nicastro is moving on. The Big East announced on Thursday that Nicastro has taken its newly-created position of Deputy Commissioner and Chief Operating Officer. He will start on June 8 and work out of the conference's headquarters in New York. Last June, Nicastro resigned as AD after 15 years to become Associate Director of the Jeffrey Moorad Center for the Study of Sports Law at the Villanova School of Law. "I am humbled to have the opportunity ... in this new role," Nicastro said in a statement.
May 5, 2016 |
Adding a final jewel to the philanthropic legacy of John and Chara Cooper Haas, their children are donating the family's Stoneleigh Estate in Villanova to the conservation group Natural Lands Trust, which will manage it as a native-plants garden, open free to the public. The 42 acres and Tudor Revival mansion on North Spring Mill Road are to be transferred to the trust at a ceremony and luncheon Wednesday on the Great Lawn behind the house. Emotionally, "it is a passage, for sure," said David Haas, who was 9 when his parents acquired the estate from his grandparents in 1964.