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March 18, 2008 | BY THE INQUIRER STAFF
Villanova (15-15) accepted one of 18 at-large bids last night to the 48-team Women's National Invitation Tournament. The Wildcats will host American (18-13) tomorrow night at a time to be announced. American won the Patriot League's regular-season championship.
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December 13, 2012
Carolina Coyer scored 12 points as Villanova held off visiting Princeton, 61-54, in a women's game Tuesday. Laura Sweeney added 11 points and nine rebounds for the Wildcats (8-1), which saw its early second half lead of 15 fall to four with five minutes to go. Niveen Rasheed's 15 points led players in double figures for Princeton (6-4).  
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February 1, 2012
Lauren Burford scored 17 points to lead Villanova past Big East foe Seton Hall, 62-53, in women's basketball last night from the Pavilion. Laura Sweeney added 16 and Rachel Roberts netted 10 as the Wildcats (14-8, 4-5 Big East) shot an impressive 12-of-27 from the beyond the arc. Jazzmine Johnson scored a game-high 24 points in the loss for Seton Hall (7-16, 0-9 BE).  
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November 17, 2009 | By Keith Pompey INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Villanova climbed one spot to No. 2 in the Sports Network's Football Championship Subdivision poll. The Wildcats received 38 first-place votes in the Division I-AA poll that was released yesterday. Southern Illinois, which is in the top spot for the second week, garnered 49 first-place votes. Montana (45) is ranked third, followed by Richmond and William and Mary. Villanova, Richmond, and William and Mary remain in contention for the Colonial Athletic Association's automatic bid for the NCAA playoffs.
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February 27, 1996 | Daily News Wire Services
The Villanova women's team had a hard time putting the ball in the hoop last night, but it wasn't for lack of trying. The Wildcats attempted 70 field goals, but sank only 21 en route to an 85-51 loss to No. 3 Connecticut in a Big East game before 8,241 fans at the Harry A. Gampel Pavilion. Villanova (20-6 overall, 13-5 Big East) shot just 25.8 percent from the field in the first half and trailed, 34-18, at halftime. No Wildcat scored in double figures and no starter had more than seven points.
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November 8, 1991 | By Diane Pucin, Inquirer Staff Writer
Greg Woodard didn't lose his shooting touch during the summer. Villanova's senior shooter had a game-high 25 points last night as the Wildcats beat Marathon Oil, 82-76, in an exhibition game at duPont Pavilion. Woodard had four of Villanova's nine three-point shots and also showed a quick move to the basket as he cut inside for several layups. Lance Miller, who had been a versatile forward for two years, has been made into a guard this season and seemed to be picking up the position well so far. Playing both the point and two-guard spots last night, Miller scored 12 points, had five rebounds and, as coach Rollie Massimino noted with the hint of a smile, had no turnovers.
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September 15, 1989 | By Mike Bruton, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Villanova Wildcats, coming off a stinging defeat at the hands of Holy Cross, will find themselves facing an even stauncher challenge tomorrow. The Wildcats will do battle in the den of the Black Bears of the University of Maine, and with the wounds of last week's 38-17 defeat still fresh, this game serves as somewhat of an acid test for the young, inexperienced team. Holy Cross was ranked eighth among the NCAA's Division I-AA teams and the unbeaten Bears bring a 20th-rated squad into tomorrow's game.
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October 28, 2006 | By Shannon Ryan INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Villanova started and ended last season ranked No. 5 nationally, but will start this season out of the top 25. In the USA Today/ESPN coaches poll released yesterday, the Wildcats were not ranked. They did receive 39 votes. The indication is that Villanova has some rebuilding to do after losing key players such as Randy Foye, Allan Ray and Kyle Lowry, all of whom are in the NBA. Florida, which beat Villanova in last season's NCAA tournament Elite Eight en route to the national championship, took the No. 1 spot.
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September 5, 2009 | By Keith Pompey INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Villanova fans may talk about Nick Yako's winning field goal as time expired. They will probably praise the Wildcats' offense for producing 13 unanswered fourth-quarter points. But Villanova's defense was the difference in Thursday's 27-24 victory over Temple in the inaugural Mayor's Cup game at Lincoln Financial Field. The Wildcats (1-0) recorded five takeaways - three interceptions and two fumble recoveries - in what was a bend-but-don't-break performance. Villanova's last takeaway set up Yako's magical moment.
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October 10, 2003 | Daily News Wire Services
Daccus Turman had three short touchdown runs and South Carolina survived visiting Kentucky's fourth-quarter rally to win its fourth straight over the Wildcats, 27-21, last night. The Gamecocks (4-2, 1-2 Southeastern Conference) looked on their way to an easy victory, leading by 27-7 through three quarters and with Wildcats senior quarterback Jared Lorenzen out of the game after a helmet-to-helmet hit from defensive lineman Moe Thompson. But Kentucky backup Shane Boyd led two touchdown drives in the final quarter.
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August 4, 2016 | By Mike Kern, STAFF WRITER
VILLANOVA'S basketball season doesn't start for another three months. But the reigning national champions have already began putting the title behind them and moving on to whatever's next. So what else is new? "That's what we've always done before, so why should this year be different?" asked senior Kris Jenkins, whose indelible buzzer-beating three-pointer gave the Wildcats a 77-74 win over North Carolina in the final. "That (shot) will probably stick with me for the rest of my life.
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July 22, 2016 | By Daniel Block, Staff Writer
Villanova University's national championship basketball program and the school's well-regarded law school recently have received hefty donations as part of a mega-capital campaign. But the latest grant news has been particularly gratifying in the view of Patrick Maggitti, the university provost. Albert Lepage, former cochairman of the Lepage Bakery and a Villanova alumnus, has donated $10 million to establish the Albert Lepage Center for History in the Public Interest, dedicated to looking at contemporary global issues, such as Europe's refugee crisis, as they relate to historical events.
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June 2, 2016 | Mike Kern, Staff Writer
WASHINGTON - As perks go, Tuesday afternoon at the White House was the ultimate trump card. Villanova's basketball team had certainly got to do a bunch of neat stuff, both individually and as a group, since Kris Jenkins nailed the three-pointer in Houston that will only be replayed for as long as they're holding an NCAA Tournament. That's what happens when you win six games in March and go home with the trophy. Now, nearly two months since that magical night, the Wildcats got to do what is probably their last official act together.
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June 2, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
WASHINGTON - Jay Wright seemed to be pinching himself as he stood just a few feet away from President Obama during the president's remarks welcoming Wright and the 2016 Villanova national championship basketball team to the White House on Tuesday. "Mr. President, after the championship we had a big press conference, but nothing as big as this," Wright said when it came time for him to speak. "This is big-time. " "There's a lot of cameras around here," observed Obama, who initially introduced Wright as "the best-dressed man in college basketball . . . the George Clooney of coaches.
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May 27, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
In the end for Josh Hart, it wasn't about being drafted by an NBA team as much as it was making an NBA roster and sticking around for a long time. "It's my dream and my goal to go to the NBA and play at that level, but the biggest thing for me isn't just getting there," the Villanova guard said Wednesday, one day after deciding to withdraw from the draft and return to the Wildcats for his senior season. "I'm saying this with as much humility as I can. I know I can get there. But it's about staying there and having a long career there.
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May 24, 2016 | By Mike Kern, Staff Writer
AT THIS time a year ago, for the second straight year, Villanova coach Jay Wright was still trying to explain how his basketball team had somehow lost in the second round of the NCAA Tournament as a top-two seed. It was something the Wildcats had to live with for an entire season. Or at least until they made it past the second round this March. "It's funny," Wright said recently, during what's become an annual late-spring sit-down to look back at whatever just happened and maybe glance ahead as well.
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May 21, 2016 | By Susan Snyder, Staff Writer
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.
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May 1, 2016 | By Phil Anastasia, STAFF WRITER
Speed was a consideration. This was a race, after all. Strength and stamina were part of the coach's calculus, too. This was a distance race, remember. But when Villanova coach Gina Procaccio cobbled together her lineup for its long shot of winning the 4x1,500-meter Championship of America race on Friday at the 122nd annual Penn Relays, she looked deeper than split times and personal bests. "In the way back in my mind, I always try to win at Penn," Procaccio said after the Wildcats' dramatic victory in one of the featured events of the long day of competition at Franklin Field.
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April 22, 2016 | By Mike Kern, STAFF WRITER
POSTSEASON AWARDS banquets tend to make an impression, whether you made it to the second round of the NCAA Tournament, the second week or the Final Four. Just because. It's a celebration of everything the previous six months entailed for a group of young lives who will remain forever intertwined, great or otherwise. That's how it is in the real world, as some of them will soon find out when they embark upon their respective post-college journeys. Somehow, it'll never be the same.
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April 11, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
Villanova and its fans are going to savor the 2016 national championship for much of the foreseeable future and replay Ryan Arcidiacono's pass and Kris Jenkins' game-winning shot in their heads time after time after time. Sooner or later, however, the Wildcats must start preparing for the 2016-17 season knowing that the challenge of defending a national championship may be tougher than winning it the first time. For Villanova coach Jay Wright, that means making sure his returning players have their feet back on the ground, ready to put in the work that was necessary this past season.
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