Villanova

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

Reeling Villanova crushed by lowly New Hampshire

It looks like Villanova’s season of redemption, which started off with a bang with a stunning upset of Temple at the Linc, followed by a blowout of Lehigh, may well end with a whimper. Following Saturday’s stunning 34-0 loss to 1-6 New Hampshire, who scored on a 75-yard run on the...

Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 10:25pm

Flacco’s happy homecoming leads Towson past Villanova

Big Brother wasn’t watching, but he sure had to be proud. And that’s saying something considering all Joe Flacco has accomplished throughout his football career. But on the Main Line Saturday, little brother Tom did something the Baltimore Ravens’ 2012 Super Bowl-winning...

Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 12:32pm

Villanova upsets Temple in season opener

Right around the time they were breathing a huge sigh of relief in Happy Valley on Saturday night, up on North Broad St. at Temple, they were kicking themselves. Unlike Penn State’s nationally ranked Nittany Lions against Appalachian State, Geoff Collins Owls’ could not avoid the upset...

Monday, September 3, 2018 - 2:07pm

Temple, Villanova square off to open college football season

They’re not exactly the Sharks and Jets or the Hatfields and McCoys when it comes to neighborhood rivalries. But when Temple and Villanova square off at Lincoln Financial Field at noon on Saturday to open the 2018 regular season there will be more than bragging rights at stake. For Geoff...

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 4:20pm

Finally healthy, Villanova football ready to roar

Oh, what might’ve been for Villanova football in 2017. Months before Jay Wright’s Villanova Wildcats would storm to their second national title in three years, their gridiron counterparts seemed well on their way to a big year of their own. First-year coach Mark Ferrante, taking...

Sunday, August 26, 2018 - 12:27pm

As Philly teams win, Philly t-shirt bootleggers lose

In theory, it should be a gold mine for bootleg t-shirt sellers in Philadelphia right now. The Eagles won the Super Bowl in February, Villanova just won the NCAA basketball National Championship, the Sixers are cashing in on "The Process" and heading to the playoffs, and the Flyers...

Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 5:28pm

Second time around is just as nice for Villanova

Jay Wright didn’t expect this. He figured coming off the heels of an Eagles Super Bowl championship folks might be partied out and skip Villanova’s second NCAA championship parade in three years. Especially factoring in the chill in the air. He was wrong. Turns out everyone still loves...

Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 3:26pm

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

Villanova 2018 championship parade guide: where, when and how to go

For those of you who were around two years ago, you know the drill. For newcomers to the Villanova championship scene — welcome. Monday night's 79-62 thumping of Michigan and the ensuing bedlam on Nova's campus was just the first part of the celebration. There's another...

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 3:58pm

Jay’s right at the top after second NCAA title in three seasons

It wasn’t that long ago Jay Wright’s days at Villanova seemed to be numbered. The man who could dress with the best of them and had posted seven 20-win seasons along the Main Line, including a 2009 Final Four appearance, had lost his touch — Wildcat boosters were thinking. The...

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 3:13pm

Villanova fans riot, climb poles, tear down signs, set fires after winning title

After watching their Wildcats down Michigan 79-62 Monday night, Villanova fans poured into the streets of their campus, beginning their second party on Lancaster Avenue in three years. And in the not so proud tradition set by Eagles fans three months earlier, students climbed light poles, stole...

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 1:05am

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

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

Sweet 16 preview: Villanova and East shaping up as toughest region

While brackets were being busted across the country and history was being made (when unheralded UMBC stunned Virginia became the first No. 16 seed to ever knock off a No. 1), the East Region was sticking pretty much close to form. Which is why even after finally getting out of its usual first...

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 1:16pm

Watch NCAA Tournament free live stream, TV: Thur. Mar. 15

For bosses wondering why so many employees are calling in sick or are about to have very unproductive days, I have two words for you: March Madness.  The first round of the NCAA Tournament tips off on Thursday afternoon with a dizzying 16 games of do-or-die basketball.  What makes the...

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 4:07pm

NCAA preview: Why VIllanova's Jay Wright doesn't play a bracket

Jay Wright says you can do what you like with your office pools filling out your brackets. He’s learned — both the hard way and also when everything clicked on Villanova’s way to the 2016 National championship — it rarely plays out as expected. “That’s one thing...

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 1:57pm