July 25, 2014 |
BALTIMORE - Pressure? Yo, when you're the quarterback for Villanova, which has always been known for moving the football, hefty expectations are pretty much part of the deal. To the surprise of nobody, fourth-year Wildcat junior John Robertson was named the Colonial Athletic Association's Preseason Offensive Player of the Year at the annual CAA media day at M&T Bank Stadium. But as Villanova found out a year ago, projections mean absolutely zilch once you start playing. The Wildcats, the pick to win the league, started fifth in the national polls last season.
July 24, 2014
Villanova will be televised five times during the 2014 football season, as the Colonial Athletic Association announced its 24-game TV schedule on Tuesday. Delaware will also be televised four times. Here is the CAA schedule: Date Game Time TV AUGUST 29 Villanova at Syracuse 7:30 ESPN3 30 Delaware at Pittsburgh Noon ESPN3 ESPNews 30 James Madison at Maryland 3:30 BTN 30 Elon at Duke 6 ESPN3 30 Holy Cross at UAlbany 6 ESPN3 30 New Hampshire at Toledo 7 ESPN3 SEPTEMBER 7 Lehigh at New Hampshire 3:30 ASN 20 James Madison at Villanova 12:30 CSN 20 New Hampshire at Richmond 4 CSN 20 Charlotte at Elon 7 ASN 27 Delaware at James Madison 4 CSN 27 Maine at Towson 7 CSN OCTOBER 4 Stony Brook at Towson 3:30 CSN 11 Towson at James Madison 12:30 CSN 11 William & Mary at N. Hampshire 3:30 NBCSN 11 Maine at Stony Brook 7 ASN 18 Towson at Delaware 12:30 CSN 18 Rhode Island at Richmond 3:30 ASN 25 Maine at Rhode Island Noon ASN 25 Delaware at William & Mary 12:30 CSN NOVEMBER 1 Villanova at Richmond 12:30 CSN 1 William...
July 18, 2014
THE UNIVERSITY of Michigan has removed references of playing Villanova in the Legends Classic in the Barclays Center in Brooklyn from its website. On Tuesday, the basketball website included a Nov. 25 game with Villanova on its nonconference schedule and a quote from coach John Beilein about his eagerness to play the Wildcats. A Villanova spokesperson said Tuesday that athletic officials were unaware that any pairings for the event had been set, a fact the organizer, the Gazelle Group in Princeton, N.J., confirmed.
July 17, 2014 |
VILLANOVA OFFICIALS last night could not confirm details in a release from the University of Michigan that the Wildcats and Wolverines would meet in the Legends Classic at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Nov. 25. Although the 'Cats are scheduled to play in the event, a Villanova spokesperson said last evening that athletic department officials were unaware that any pairings had been set. Villanova, Michigan, Virginia Commonwealth and Oregon...
July 9, 2014
VILLANOVA junior quarterback John Robertson is one of 20 players on the watch list for the 2014 Walter Payton Award given to the top player in FCS. Last year, he finished ninth in the voting after accounting for 3,362 offensive yards and 33 touchowns for a 6-5 team. In 2012, he won the Jerry Rice Award as the top freshman in FCS. Wildcat Brian Finneran was the Payton recipient in 1997, the only wideout to ever be so honored. Four years later his one-time teammate, running back Brian Westbrook, also finished first.
June 21, 2014 |
Rick Brunson promised his son that their family would no longer move once Jalen Brunson reached high school. The Brunsons had relocated seven times, finally settling in suburban Chicago in 2010, when Rick Brunson, the former Temple guard, was hired as an assistant for the Bulls. Jalen Brunson started a year later at Stevenson High, about 30 miles north of Chicago. The 6-foot-2 lefthander blossomed into the nation's top point guard, according to ESPN, and plans to make his college decision before November's early signing period.
June 19, 2014 |
JACK DEVINE WAS a legendary basketball player at Villanova University and later a winning coach, but as far as the folks in Sea Isle City, N.J., are concerned, he was just a great guy. After his death Sunday, his son Jack Jr. was in a pharmacy in Sea Isle when the pharmacist gave him a big hug and told him how much his father had meant to him. At another point, his mother's dentist was sobbing on the phone. "He touched everybody," Jack Jr. said of his dad. "He cared deeply about people.
June 11, 2014 |
The former Villanova home of ex-Eagles coach Andy Reid has seen plenty of interest from brokers, but no buyers yet at its price tag of $2.3 million, according to listing agent Kevin Murphy of Main Line Executive Realty in Bryn Mawr. Reid, a college football star at Brigham Young University, won a Super Bowl as an assistant coach at Green Bay, then became a multimillionaire head coach of the NFL's Philadelphia franchise before leaving for Kansas City in 2013. Reid's 15-year-old, five-bedroom house at 1215 Page Terrace has been on the market for about a month, according to Murphy.
June 10, 2014 |
Matt Lutcza of Collegeville and Sarah Morrison of Philadelphia captured the men's and women's titles Sunday in the ODDyssey Half Marathon. Lutcza, 23, is a former distance runner at Moravian College. He crossed the Fairmount Park finish line in 1 hour, 11 minutes, 28 seconds. Mark Schenberger, 21, of Berlin, N.J., was second in 1:12:50, and Shawn D'Andrea, 27, of Blackwood, N.J., was third in 1:13:38. Morrison, 25, ran the steeplechase at Villanova. The Chambersburg, Pa., native completed the 13.1-mile half-marathon course in 1:20:10.
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.