College basketball

Villanova nears another Big 5 title after winning 'Holy War'

It was a Big 5 “3-for-all” like you’ve never seen before. The result, well, that you’ve definitely seen. Villanova won the “Holy War” over bitter rival Saint Joseph’s 70-58 on Saturday and with it their 25th consecutive Big 5 victory. Jay Wright’s...

Sunday, December 9, 2018 - 3:59pm

Samuels saves Villanova as Big 5 streak reaches 24 wins

The plan seemed to be working. Visiting Temple had Villanova on the ropes. The reigning National champions, who haven’t lost a Big Five game since falling to the Owls in 2012, a span of 23 games, were playing from behind and struggling offensively. With Temple putting a defensive clamp...

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 4:30pm

Modern day Big 5 “doubleheader” turns memorable

No, the Big 5 is not what it used to be and in fact, never will be again. But every once in a while Penn, Temple, La Salle, Saint Joseph’s and Villanova wake up the echoes and remind us of how it once was. That’s what happened on Saturday when a modern Big 5 "doubleheader"...

Sunday, December 2, 2018 - 4:09pm

Temple Owls off to soaring start in Dunphy's final season

The Temple Owls are off to an impressive 6-1 start to the 2018-19 college basketball campaign in coach Fran Dunphy’s final season at the helm. With NCAA tournament resume-building wins against Georgia, Cal, and Missouri already, the Owls are in a good spot and already receiving votes for the...

Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 4:02pm

Michigan brings Villanova back down to earth in title game rematch

Villanova head coach Jay Wright didn’t have to look at the grisly numbers to know what he had just witnessed. "Whatever the final score was, it wasn't that close," said Wright after his young Wildcats were humbled from start to finish by Michigan, 73-46, on Wednesday, in a...

Friday, November 16, 2018 - 12:37pm

Villanova –Michigan championship rematch won’t be quite the same

Since it’s appearing less and less likely that the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots will get a chance to battle it out again in Super Bowl LIII, this might be as close of a rematch that we’ll get. On Wednesday night at Villanova’s swank, refurbished $65 million...

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 5:03pm

St. Joe’s poised for big year with Kimble, Brown back

For the last two seasons, St. Joe’s basketball has had to deal with a myriad of injuries which has limited their on-court success. Redshirt junior point guard Lamarr “Fresh” Kimble has missed 38 games in the past two seasons. He played in just one game last season, before breaking...

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 4:38pm

Jay Wright, Villanova facing a different challenge this season

It’s finally time for the other team in town defending a title to face the music. But unlike the Philadelphia Eagles, Villanova says it’s still playing the same tune now as always.  They are still sticking with the same philosophy that’s worked so well and brought to them to...

Sunday, November 4, 2018 - 1:01pm

Kristine Leahy hot Instagram pics (new photo gallery)

Kristine Leahy is a rising star in the sports broadcasting world as she currently hosts "The Best Thing I Herd" and regularly appears on Colin Cowherd's radio showon FOX Sports 1. She also co-hosts American Ninja Warrior on NBC. Leahy attended Boston University and quickly got...

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 3:25pm

Jay Wright faces challenge rebuilding Villanova

We know he can recruit. We know he can motivate. And we know no one dresses better. But now we find out just how good a coach Jay Wright is. Sure, he’s won two National Championships in the last three years at Villanova, including a 2018 campaign in which the 36-4 Wildcats won all six...

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 2:06pm

Will being labeled a "blue blood" basketball school change Villanova?

When Villanova's current crop of around 6,500 underclassmen decided to go to the school, they knew the basketball program was good. Up until three years ago, the team had churned out a few big NBA stars (like Kyle Lowry and Dante Cunningham), had become a perennial NCAA Tournament team in the...

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 5:30pm

What did Donte DiVincenzo say on Twitter (NSFW)?

Americans love building celebrities up and equally enjoy tearing them down, but that occurred at an unbelievably rapid pace in the hours after Villanova won the NCAA men’s basketball championship as Donte DiVincenzo had the game of his life and then had to delete his Twitter account right...

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 5:01pm

Donte's Inferno: DiVincenzo stars as Villanova seizes third National Championship

The greater Philadelphia area is proving to be the greatest at sports recently. Not two months after the Philadelphia Eagles raised their first ever Super Bowl trophy, the Villanova Wildcats — pride of the Main Line (and Radnor, Pa) — raised their second national championship trophy in...

Monday, April 2, 2018 - 11:30pm

Free stream NCAA championship Villanova Michigan March Madness

The NCAA will crown its national champion Monday night, with a 9:20 broadcast on TBS.  Villanova, seeking its second national championship in three seasons, is led by junior player of the year Jalen Brunson and NBA lottery prospect Mikal Bridges. A "homer" broadcast by Nova's...

Monday, April 2, 2018 - 3:27pm

NCAA Championship preview: Math, momentum favors Villanova over Michigan

There’s any number of reasons Jay Wright has Villanova back in the NCAA championship game and going for its second title in three years against Michigan tonight, after the Wildcats disposed of shell-shocked Kansas 95-79 in the Final Four national semifinal late Saturday night in San Antonio...

Sunday, April 1, 2018 - 1:44pm

Free Final Four live stream Kansas Villanova Loyola Michigan

Here is a glance at how to live stream the college basketball Final Four for free. The NCAA men's basketball tournament is down to four teams as the 2018 Final Four will take place Saturday in San Antonio, Texas. Loyola Chicago will look to continue its magical run while Michigan will look to...

Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 8:35pm

Final Four preview: Villanova has many ways to beat Kansas

Moments after punching their ticket to the Final Four despite having the kind of bad shooting day that would’ve wrecked most teams, a Villanova player spoke about the reason the Wildcats were able to overcome that and still survive. “We knew we weren't shooting the ball well,...

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 1:39pm

Villanova punches second Final Four ticket in three seasons

In a city that was once starved for champions, its becoming routine. But for the second time in three seasons, after a 71-59 victory over the No. 3 Texas Tech Red Raiders, Villanova is Final Four bound. The Wildcats win the East Regional looking different than their usual best in the country...

Sunday, March 25, 2018 - 4:38pm

Finally Dana Jacobson puts F--- Jesus moment behind her

Props to CBS sideline reporter Dana Jacobson for not backing down to Florida State men's basketball coach Leonard Hamilton on Saturday night. After Hamilton's FSU team lost to Michigan in the Elite 8, Jacobson simply asked Hamilton the question everyone in America was asking: "Why didn...

Sunday, March 25, 2018 - 2:14pm

Updated Elite 8 college basketball schedule - Start time, TV

The 2018 NCAA men’s basketball tournament will be down to just eight teams when Saturday and Sunday hit. Here is a look at the March Madness Elite 8 schedule with dates, start times and locations for all of the games. The schedule will be updated with teams and matchups once they are...

Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 11:40am