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 |
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.
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.
April 29, 2014 |
V ILLANOVA'S WOMEN'S track team did it again. The Wildcats won the 4 x 800 Championship of America on Saturday to sweep the three distance races at the Penn Relays at Franklin Field for the second straight year. The Wildcats won in 8:21.49, marking the first time ever that a Villanova women's team had won consectuive titles using the same runners. Kelsey Margey opened with a 2:06.33, followed by Angel Piccirillo (2:06.00), Nicky Akande (2:05.67), and Emily Lipari (2:03.50)
April 28, 2014 |
Shortly after Villanova's women had captured their third title at the Penn Relays, the school's men's team found itself in a we-need-to-save-face position. It would either earn some glory of its own or suffer a shutout. The Wildcats responded to the challenge late Saturday afternoon at sun-soaked and ancient Franklin Field, capturing the 4x800-meter Championship of America title in 7 minutes, 16.58 seconds. About 30 minutes earlier, Villanova's women, under coach Gina Procaccio, claimed top honors in the 4x800 in 8:21:49.