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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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September 19, 2016 | By Mike Kern, STAFF WRITER
In last week's five-point, come-from-behind victory over visiting Lehigh, Villanova rushed for nearly 400 yards while throwing for 56. In Saturday afternoon's 40-21 home win over Towson in a Colonial Athletic Association opener, the Wildcats - ranked 21st in FCS - got a 20-for-26 passing performance from redshirt sophomore Zach Bednarczyk, for 230 yards and three touchdowns. The bulk of that came in the first half, when the Wildcats scored on all four of their possessions (and missed their third extra-point of the season)
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September 16, 2016 | By Mike Kern, STAFF WRITER
VILLANOVA finished 6-5 last season, despite losing Walter Payton Award-winning quarterback John Robertson early and most of their running backs by November. If the Wildcats had gone 7-4, they probably would have made the NCAA playoffs. The wounds were mostly self-inflected. The Wildcats had a fumble returned for a length-of-the-field touchdown against them in an 11-point September home loss to Penn. They gave up three non-offensive touchdowns in a season-ending, nine-point loss at James Madison, when they still had a chance to earn a share of the Colonial Athletic Association title.
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September 12, 2016 | By Mike Kern, STAFF WRITER
Any journey that starts with playoff aspirations probably shouldn't begin with back-to-back losses. Yet for Villanova, it nearly did. Under Andy Talley, who's in his 32nd and final season, the Wildcats were 26-5 in home openers. One of those blemishes came in 2006 to Lehigh. The only one since then happened five years ago. Saturday night on the Main Line, seven days after they were beaten at Pitt by 21, the Wildcats hosted a Lehigh team that had lost last week by two points to visiting Monmouth.
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September 9, 2016 | By Mike Kern, Staff Writer
VILLANOVA'S SEASON started last weekend with a 28-7 loss at FBS Pitt. But now the journey gets underway for real Saturday night when the Wildcats host Lehigh, which opened with a 23-21 home loss to Monmouth. 'Nova had nothing to lose at Pitt. From here on out, that's no longer the case. Not if you're a team that wants to make the FCS playoffs for the sixth time in nine years in this, Andy Talley's 32nd and last season. Next week, they host Towson, which beat the Wildcats last year, in their Colonial Athletic Association opener.
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September 5, 2016 | By Craig Meyer, For The Inquirer
PITTSBURGH - Over the last several years, Villanova has made a habit of putting a scare into teams from the top conferences of the Football Bowl Subdivision. This season, that scare was short-lived. A lethargic offense was unable to take full advantage of a strong defensive showing, and after remaining tied with Pittsburgh midway through the second quarter, Villanova could not keep pace as it dropped its season opener, 28-7, Saturday at Heinz Field. The Wildcats (0-1) outgained the Panthers (1-0)
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September 4, 2016 | By Mike Kern, STAFF WRITER
Villanova at Pitt Saturday, 1:30 p.m., Heinz Field TV: ACC Network Extra (available on ESPN3). Radio: 610 Sports (WTEL-AM) History: Pitt leads, 2-0. It's the first meeting since 1998. About Villanova: The Wildcats, entering their 32nd and final season under Andy Talley, return five starters on each side of the ball from a 6-5 team. . . . They were picked to finish fourth in the CAA. . . . Talley is 3-16 against FBS opponents, having lost the last six. . . . QB Zach Bednarczyk, who replaced Walter Payton award winner John Robertson in game three, was the co-CAA Rookie of the Year.
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September 1, 2016 | By Mike Kern, STAFF WRITER
ON SATURDAY afternoon at Pittsburgh's Heinz Field, Andy Talley's 32nd and final season as Villanova's football coach will begin. For the 12th straight year, the Wildcats are opening against an FBS program on the road. This time, the opponent is Pitt, which has 16 starters back from an 8-5 team - plus James Conner, who rushed for 1,765 yards and 26 touchdowns in 2014 before sitting out last season with Hodgkin's lymphoma. The Wildcats - with five starters back on each side of the ball from a 6-5 club - aren't supposed to win. In these spots, they rarely are. That hasn't stopped them from lining up. "It's a necessary evil," said Talley, whose team was picked to finish fourth in the Colonial Athletic Association.
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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 | 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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