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2019 PF Armando Bacot will visit Villanova for Hoops Mania

Bacot is a 4-star PF from Richmond, Va. Hoops Mania is just under two weeks away (about a month earlier than most years), and the Villanova Wildcats have locked in their first visitor for the event. 2019 power forward Armando Bacot will unofficially visit campus on September 30th. Bacot already holds an offer from Villanova and is a 4-star prospect ranked #17 overall in the 247 Composite...
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September 17, 2017

3 takeaways from Villanova Football’s 59-0 win over Lafayette

Confidence will be high heading into conference play. Following a disappointing loss to the Temple Owls, it would have been at least somewhat understandable if the Villanova Wildcats came out in a haze on Saturday night. Instead, they dismantled the Lafayette Leopards in Mark Ferrante’s home opener 59-0 in as dominant performance as we’ve seen in recent years. The offense did whatever...
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September 17, 2017

Villanova Football crushes Lafayette 59-0

Villanova blew the doors off their home opener, posting a 49-0 score by the half. The Villanova Wildcats kicked off their first home game of the season in dominant fashion on Saturday night, defeating the Lafayette Leopards 59-0. In head coach Mark Ferrante’s home debut, the Cats scored touchdowns on offense, defense, and special teams as they flat out routed the Leopards. The...
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September 17, 2017

Villanova Football vs. Lafayette: Live score, stats, updates and more

The first Villanova Stadium game of the year should be a fun affair. Saturday September 16, 2017 6:00 pm ET #8 Villanova Wildcats (1-1) vs. Lafayette Leopards (0-2) Villanova Stadium (capacity 12,500) Where: Villanova, Pa. TV: ESPN3, RCN-HD, WBPH-HD Stream: WatchESPN This is your game thread for discussion. Have fun...and remember...
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September 16, 2017

Breaking down the tough and easy stretches of the Villanova schedule

It will be key for a fast start in the Big East With the Villanova schedule now released, the 2017-18 season has never looked closer. A younger group, only one on-campus game and a deep Big East should test Jay Wright’s crew perhaps more than any season since the conference reformed. As Wildcats fans start to make their predictions about how the season will unfold, we break down...
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September 16, 2017

Villanova Basketball staff conducting in-home visit with David Duke on Friday

Full-court press time. The Villanova Wildcats staff is heading North today for the second weekend in a row for 4-star guard David Duke. Jay Wright and his staff were at Cushing Academy last weekend to watch Duke work out, and now they’ll conduct an in-home visit with Duke and his family. Duke is officially down to a Top 5, but has said he hasn’t been talking to Indiana Hoosiers much...
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September 15, 2017

Villanova Football vs. Lafayette: Three things to watch

Another pass-heavy attack for the Villanova defense to deal with. Villanova finally has its home opener. The No. 7-ranked Wildcats (1-1) host Lafayette (0-2) this Saturday, at 6 p.m. Villanova downed Lafayette last year on the road, in their first meeting since 1920, winning 31-14. The Leopards enter Saturday’s game looking for their first win after dropping the first two against...
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September 15, 2017

Three things to watch vs. Lafayette

Another pass-heavy attack for the Villanova defense to deal with. Villanova finally has its home opener. The No. 7-ranked Wildcats (1-1) host Lafayette (0-2) this Saturday, at 6 p.m. Villanova downed Lafayette last year on the road, in their first meeting since 1920, winning 31-14. The Leopards enter Saturday’s game looking for their first win after dropping the first two against...
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September 15, 2017

Phil Booth is back and healthy for Villanova Basketball

That’s big news for a team losing a lot of leadership. TGIF, ‘Nova Nation! It’s not exactly new news, but it is important news nonetheless. And now we get to hear from the team as well instead of just the Jon Rothstein bot tweet. The man, the myth, the legend — Phil Booth is back and full healthy! And now, the “news.” NCAA title game top scorer Booth returns healthy for Nova ...
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September 15, 2017

NCAA title game top scorer Booth returns healthy for Nova

VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) — Phil Booth can live with hitting only Villanova’s second-biggest buzzer beater in a national championship game. Let’s throw it back to April 2016 in Houston. “Five seconds to go in the half. Booth. He has time. Looks up, puts it up. And got it!” TBS announcer Jim Nantz said. “Big time dagger. Booth!” analyst Bill Raftery said. Just like that, Booth’s jumper...
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September 14, 2017

Villanova Basketball: Five Games to Watch in 2017-18

The schedule is out and here are some games to take special note of. The Villanova Wildcats unveiled the official 2017-18 schedule around noon on Tuesday. Upon gazing at the list, here are five games to circle on your calendars: Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Where: Atlantis Resort (Nassau, Bahamas)When: November 22, 2017, at 2:30 p.m. ETCoverage: ESPN Networks Villanova tips...
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September 13, 2017

Villanova releases 2017-18 men’s basketball schedule

And now you can finally mark your calendars appropriately. At long last, we have the complete Villanova Wildcats men’s basketball schedule. Combined with the release of the Big East schedule today, the school was finally able to confirm all the pertinent details. Check it out. The non-conference schedule framework is similar to recent years and it seems that will be a repeatable...
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September 12, 2017

Rollie Massimino not voted into Basketball Hall of Fame

wyd voters?! Happy Monday, 'Nova Nation! Apologies for the lack of Arizin’s at the end of last week. My usual computer was destroyed by a rogue coffee at the office, and then I had to help close up my in-laws house in advance of the approaching hurricane. And while we wait for this thing to head to Atlanta, I may end up in another situation where I can't get you your links. Today...
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September 11, 2017

Execution issues plague Villanova Football in 16-13 loss to Temple

The ‘Cats were their own worst enemy on Saturday afternoon. The Villanova Wildcats will feel they let this one get away from them. They went toe-to-toe with the Temple Owls in the first Mayor’s Cup since 2012 and were undone by missed opportunities and untimely mistakes all afternoon. Whether it was dropped passes, missed reads and blocking assignments, or tipped passes that could...
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September 09, 2017

Villanova Football vs. Temple: Live Score, Stats, Updates and more

The Mayor’s Cup is up for grabs for the first time since 2012. Saturday September 9, 2017 3:30 pm ET #8 Villanova Wildcats (1-0) vs. Temple Owls (0-1) Lincoln Financial Field (capacity 69,176) Where: Philadelphia, Pa. TV: ESPN3 Stream: WatchESPN This is your game thread for discussion. Have fun...and remember, we cannot condone the posting...
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September 09, 2017

Three Things to Watch vs. Temple

The Wildcats are taking on their rival Temple, but it won't be on the hardwood. After picking up their first win of the season, the Villanova Wildcats will be taking a short break from FCS play to face a familiar foe, Temple, in the revived Mayor's Cup rivalry series. This is the 34th all-time meeting between both teams, with Villanova taking a slight 16-15-2 edge over Temple. The...
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September 08, 2017

Offensive lineman James Petrovcik commits to Villanova Football

A big recruiting win for Villanova over their CAA rivals. The good vibes kept rolling on Labor Day as offensive lineman James Petrovcik committed to the Villanova Wildcats football program. He announced the commitment on Twitter. Make no mistake, this is a massive recruiting win for the ‘Nova staff. In addition to beating out CAA rivals James Madison, William & Mary and Delaware...
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September 05, 2017

3 takeaways from Villanova Football’s 38-35 win over Lehigh

That will be a big win come Playoff time. New Villanova Wildcats head coach Mark Ferrante harped on the concept of ‘finishing’ this season during last week’s press conference, and his team responded exactly as he’d hoped. Beating a quality Top-25 opponent on the road is an early checkbox ticked off on the Playoff resume, and the way in which Villanova’s offense closed out the game...
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September 03, 2017

Villanova outlasts Lehigh 38-35 in offensive thriller

Villanova’s offense looked in mid-season form, and the defense did just enough to seal the win. If the first game of the season is any indication, we could be in for another fun season on the Main Line. The #10 Villanova Wildcats went on the road and took care of business against a top opponent, beating the #17 Lehigh Mountain Hawks 38-35. Villanova opened the game as they drew...
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September 02, 2017

Reddish commits to Duke over Villanova, others

The five-star small forward will be a Blue Devil. Consensus five-star class of 2018 prospect Cameron Reddish will be donning the blue and white next year, and it won’t be for his hometown team. The Philadelphia-native announced his commitment to play at Duke on Friday night, opting to play for Coach K’s Blue Devils over offers from Kentucky, UConn, UCLA, and Villanova. Reddish...
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September 02, 2017

Villanova to Play Penn in Jake Nevin Field House

Villanova will play at least one game on campus this season. Except it won’t be at Finneran Pavilion. The Wildcats announced this morning they’ll play Penn at Jake Nevin Field House on November 29. Originally known as the Villanova Field House, the Wildcats last played at the venue back in January, 1986 against Marist, before moving to the Pavilion. Most of Nova’s games will be played...
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September 01, 2017

Villanova Basketball to host Penn in Jake Nevin Fieldhouse

We’re heading back to The Jake! Some very cool news out of the Athletics Department today as the Villanova Wildcats will host the Penn Quakers at Jake Nevin Fieldhouse in late November. It was always a stretch that every home game would be scheduled at the Wells Fargo Center, but we assumed this matchup may end up at the Palestra given the Big 5’s history. I have mixed thoughts...
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September 01, 2017

Villanova football preview: Three Things to Watch vs. Lehigh

For the first time since 2004, Villanova will be kicking off the football season against a FCS opponent, instead of the usual trend of beginning with a season opening challenge from a FBS team. The No. 10 Wildcats will square off against No. 17-ranked Lehigh in a battle of FCS Top 25 teams. This is a rematch of last year's Sept. 10, 2016 showdown, when Villanova triumphed, 26-21...
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September 01, 2017

Villanova offers 2019 guard Isaiah Wong

This one felt like it was a matter of time It’s offer day at the Villanova Wildcats basketball offices. Jay Wright and staff just sent out their second offer of the day to 2019 4-star guard Isaiah Wong. Pat Lawless with the scoop again. A 6’2” guard, Wong should be a familiar name for most of you around these parts. The 4-star combo guard attends Notre Dame High School (N.J.) and...
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August 31, 2017

Villanova offers 2019 power forward John Bol Ajak

The local big man is an intriguing prospect. The Villanova Wildcats have extended an offer to 2019 power forward John Bol Ajak, per Pat Lawless on Twitter. The local big man originally from South Sudan now lives in Paoli (Pa.) and attends the Church Farm School in Exton. He played up a year on the EYBL with Team Final this past summer and clearly peformed well having already received...
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August 31, 2017
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