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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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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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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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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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May 8, 2015 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
ONE OF THE FIRST things Jay Wright does after every Villanova game is go back over the video. "You always want to see, immediately, what we can improve for the next game," said the man who has the third-most wins in school history. Except when that game is suddenly another eight months away, which is what happens when you unexpectedly get ousted in the first week of the NCAA Tournament. "Once there's not a next game, you know it's going to hurt to watch," Wright said. "So you kind of delay it. "I probably didn't watch for a couple of weeks.
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May 5, 2015 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
Megan Hodgson's name is a familiar one in circles associated with the Owen J. Roberts High School softball program. As a member of the Wildcats from 2006-10, she helped Roberts to the PIAA state tournament, capturing a District 1 title and three Pioneer Athletic Conference championships along the way. When Hodgson played shortstop for the Wildcats, Sam Garritano was in middle school. She remembers hearing about the star player who went on to a standout career at La Salle University.
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May 1, 2015 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
IT WILL BE a four-day homage to the day that lives in infamy. And Philly will be well-represented. Fox Sports is staging a salute to the troops commemorating the 74th anniversary of Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor from Dec. 4-7. Among the nationally televised events will be games featuring the Eagles and the Villanova men's basketball team. On Sunday, Dec. 6, Fox will air an NFL doubleheader, culminating with the Eagles at Patriots at 4:25 p.m. The next day - the actual anniversary of the 1941 attack - Villanova will take on Oklahoma at 7 p.m. on Fox Sports 1 in the opening game of a doubleheader at Bloch Arena in Honolulu.
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April 24, 2015 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
VILLANOVA'S football team lost three times last season, by a total of five points. Quarterback John Robertson won the Walter Payton Award as the Outstanding Offensive Player in FCS. Linebacker Don Cherry finished second in the voting for the Buck Buchanan Award, which goes to the top defensive guy. Both are now seniors. If Robertson hadn't suffered a concussion in their first playoff game and missed the quarterfinals, which the Wildcats lost by three to Sam Houston State at home, they might have made a serious run at their second national title in 6 years.
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April 22, 2015 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Marcus O'Sullivan seems pleased to have "a lot of depth, more than ever before" on his Villanova men's track team that will attempt to handle both the pressure and some of the nation's best teams at Franklin Field in this week's 121st Penn Relays. Now the Wildcats' coach has to make sure he selects the right runners for each race and runs them in the correct order to maximize their chances against strong opponents like Oregon, Georgetown and Penn State. Just because he has a lot of depth, O'Sullivan said Monday at a Penn Relays news conference, "it doesn't mean you're going to get it done.
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April 2, 2015 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
The subsequent three decades merely have confirmed what Villanova's national championship team learned for certain on the memorable night of April 1, 1985: Jake Nevin not only looked like a leprechaun, he was one. Since his death in December 1985, some visitors to his unmarked Ardmore grave insist that if you put a cigar in the ground, the diminutive Villanova trainer, who was rarely without one, will begin puffing on it. A night watchman once...
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March 31, 2015
THE THREE No. 1 seeds in the Final Four are 106-7. And then there is Michigan State (27-11), a team that can't be evaluated off regular-season performance because its coach, Tom Izzo, has developed a formula to get the Spartans to peak in mid-March. Saturday's second national semifinal at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis will not only be a rematch of last year's semi (won by Kentucky, 74-73), with many of the same participants, it will match the nation's most efficient offense (Wisconsin's)
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March 25, 2015 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
For Villanova this week, as the reality of the Wildcats' early exit from the NCAA tournament settles in, the magic of 1985 and the possibility of a repeat performance drifts one year further into the rearview mirror. As long as that banner is in the rafters, however, the dream remains alive that Villanova will not merely play with the big boys, but could once again be the last boy standing at the end of the tournament. It's a nice thought, and certainly possible, but the philosophy of team-oriented, patient program-building that has developed under Jay Wright, while admirable in every other way, is not the likeliest path to the next championship.
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March 25, 2015 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
WHEN YOU LOSE in your second NCAA Tournament game for the second time in 2 years as a 1 or 2 seed, and third time since 2010, there will be fallout. Maybe even a whole bunch. And much of that will be directed at the guy in charge. That's the way the world spins. In the last 27 seasons, Villanova has made it to the second week of the Madness four times. All of those happened from 2005 to '09. Jay Wright was part of that, too. Now, everyone wants to know what he's doing wrong, even though the Wildcats have won 62 of their last 70 games.
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March 24, 2015 | By Dick Jerardi, Daily News Staff Writer
PITTSBURGH - The game never felt right from the start. Villanova was getting shots near the basket, the shots North Carolina State essentially was conceding, so concerned were they with the three-point line. If the Wildcats had not missed so many of those early, easy shots, they would have been playing with a working margin and their body language would not have given away their predicament. Instead, they started rushing shots against a defense that could have been moved around with the extra pass that had been this 'Nova team's signature all season.
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