Five-star Villanova hoops freshman Omari Spellman ruled ineligible by NCAA

As Jay Wright’s Villanova Wildcats prepare to defend their National Championship, they’ll have to do it without a player who figured to be a huge piece to their puzzle in the Big East and beyond, in freshman center Omari Spellman. The 6’9″, 255-pound Spellman has been ruled ineligible by the NCAA. Spellman will remain in school and on scholarship. “We are extremely disappointed...
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September 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Villanova stars pay visit to 4-year-old fan with cancer

It’s safe to say that Villanova basketball players are in high-demand these days, and we aren’t talking about just on campus. Yet, the two men at the center of the most memorable finish to a NCAA men’s basketball championship in decades have apparently found time for their littlest of fans too. Quite literally in this case, as Ryan Arcidiacono and Daniel Ochefu pulled off...
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April 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Photo: Villanova Seniors Ryan Arcidiacono And Daniel Ochefu Kiss The Floor After Last Practice

Villanova held its final practice at home today before it travels to the Final Four in Houston. It was also the final practice on campus for the Wildcats’ two senior stars, Ryan Arcidiacono and Daniel Ochefu. Head coach Jay Wright posted a photo of both players kissing the “V” at center court of the team’s facility at the end of the session. .@RyArch15 and @DanielOchefu23...
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March 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Daniel Ochefu's status vs. Providence uncertain

Villanova had no issues playing without starting center Daniel Ochefu against a bigger Creighton team on Wednesday night.The Wildcats rolled past the Bluejays, 83-58, winning their second straight game without Ochefu in the lineup. The 6-foot-11 center missed the past two games after suffering a concussion in practice last week.According to Terry Toohey of the Delaware County Daily...
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February 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Villanova's Daniel Ochefu probably won't play vs. Creighton

Villanova rose to its highest ranking of the season, moving up to No. 3 in the Associated Press poll.Bad news came with the good news later on Monday. Villanova head coach Jay Wright appeared on KYW Newsradio in Philadelphia and updated the status of starting center Daniel Ochefu.The 6-foot-11 senior missed Sunday's 68-53 win over St. John's after suffering a concussion in practice...
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February 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Could this be the best team in Villanova history?

by Josh Naso / @silverfox8008  Villanova basketball has a long and storied history. A plethora of talented names have passed through the program, among them Paul Arizin, Ed Pinckney, Kerry..... The post 2014-15 Big East Champs: The Best Team In Villanova History appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
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March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Villanova basketball: Breaking down the mintues

Villanova basketball The Villanova basketball team will likely start the season having seven players seeing significant playing time. Later on in the season, freshmen Phil Booth and Makil Bridges could see their playing time increase when they have shown they have a better grasp of the playbook. Here is a positional breakdown of how minutes will be divided up for every player. Point...
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August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Villanova basketball: Previewing the center position

Daniel Ochefu If there has been one piece missing from recent Villanova basketball teams it has been the presence of a dominant big man down low. Villanova head coach Jay Wright has struggled to land a highly recruited center during his 13 years as head coach of the program. This is not because of a lack of effort from Wright, I am sure sure he would love to have talented big men...
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May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

You Need To Play This Strange Internet Game About Villanova’s Daniel Ochefu As A Chef

The internet is a weird place. We all know this. The college basketball world is not exempt from this fact, as a web-based game buried in the Villanova band’s website proves. Last night, we learned about “Daniel oCHEFu Cookout”, and life has not been the same since. The game features Villanova forward Daniel Ochefu, with a stick figure body, cooking some sort of orange soup...
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March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Villanova’s Daniel Ochefu Dunked On Three St. John’s Defenders At The Same Time

This afternoon, the 8th-ranked Villanova Wildcats traveled to New York City to take on the St. John’s Red Storm at Madison Square Garden. St. John’s put up a noble fight, but the Wildcats were able to escape with the victory. They also bullied the Red Storm in the paint — on no play was that more evident than when Nova forward Daniel Ochefu backed down D’Angelo Harrison,...
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January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

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