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Villanova Basketball Recruiting: Jalen Smith schedules Maryland official visit

It’s thought to be a Terps-Wildcats battle for the 5-star forward. The first official visit has been scheduled for 5-star forward Jalen Smith to the hometown Maryland Terrapins, per Maryland Rivals reporter Pat Donohue. “Sticks” has yet to schedule any other official visits, and this one comes at a particularly bad time for Villanova as Jay Wright hosts his annual high school...
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16 days ago

Villanova Football has extended several offers, but no commitments just yet

No commitments yet, but plenty of offers are on the table. While Villanova Basketball secured their first commitment in Brandon Slater two weeks ago, Villanova Football has yet to land their first verbal in the 2018 cycle. That’s not uncommon either. Despite college football’s new early signing period, recruiting at the FCS level means landing early commitments is hard as prospects...
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17 days ago

The Basketball Tournament 2017: Villanova alumni team SuperNova gets a bid

The ‘Cats are back in the field with a revamped roster. The Villanova Wildcats official alumni team SuperNova was officially selected for this year’s edition of The Basketball Tournament as an at-large team after failing to receive enough votes to be an automatic qualifier. The 60-team field was released this afternoon, and four more teams will be added after the pay-for-play...
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17 days ago

NBA Draft 2017: Villanova guard Josh Hart’s Pro Day + Interview

Hart is currently projected to be picked in the second round. Former Villanova Wildcats star guard Josh Hart has been making the rounds doing workouts and interviews as he prepares for the NBA Draft. He also executed a Pro Day in Los Angeles and by several reports was very impressive, especially shooting the ball from a variety of spots. Check out the video and interview from DraftExpress...
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18 days ago

2017 FCS college football rankings: Villanova #8 in preseason poll

Expectations are high on the Main Line once again. Athlon has released their preseason Top 25 for the FCS, and expectations are going to be high again on the Main Line with the Villanova Wildcats ranked #8. New head coach Mark Ferrante’s first season in charge will be bolstered by an offense that returns nine starters as well as All-American candidates in Rob Rolle and Ed Shockley...
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18 days ago

Andy Talley, Curtis Eller on ballot for College Football Hall

Two Wildcats appear on the ballot Long-time Villanova coach Andy Talley and former linebacker Curtis Eller (‘92) have been named by the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame on the 2018 ballot for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame. Eller was the first Wildcat to be a two-time First Team All-America selection (1991-92) and was named National Defensive...
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18 days ago

A.J. Reeves cuts list to Villanova, Louisville, Virginia and Providence

Reeves is a Top-75 prospect from Massachusetts. 2018 4-star guard A.J. Reeves has trimmed his list of suitors to a final four, as announced on Twitter this evening. Your Villanova Wildcats will have to contend with Providence, Louisville and Virginia for Reeves, who is having a monster spring on the AAU circuit. With a commitment from Brandon Slater already in tow, Reeves would...
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23 days ago

How do the Villanova Wildcats Stack Up This Season?

While the Villanova Wildcats have retooled their roster for the upcoming 2017-2018 season, how far can this team go in the NCAA Tournament? Okay, I get it. Pete, why do we need to address this in June? The NCAA Tournament is a mere 284 days away. I mean, these kids just got out of school. […] How do the Villanova Wildcats Stack Up This Season? - Section 215 - Section 215 - A Philadelphia...
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23 days ago

Another Preseason Basketball Ranking, Another Top 10 ranking for Villanova

A new ranking by SB Nation after the NBA early-entry date has passed. 2017-18 college basketball top 25: An updated look at next season's top teams | SBNation.comPlenty of changes have taken place over the past eight weeks, including the team that sits atop our early rankings. Nicole Hutchinson Qualifies for NCAA Championships in 1500 Meters | Villanova.comSophomore middle distance...
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24 days ago

Villanova Basketball’s Top 10 Most Exciting Rivalries

While Villanova will always have its traditional rivals, the more exciting contests have come elsewhere. Villanova Basketball has a long a storied tradition of excellence and success. As a program, you usually don’t get that without having someone to push you to be your best. That’s where rivalries come in. Rivalries have produced some of the greatest games in Villanova history...
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24 days ago

Villanova Wildcats’ Donte DiVincenzo will excel next season

As the Villanova Wildcats look to improve upon last season, guard Donte DiVincenzo will need to double down on a very promising freshman year. The Villanova Wildcats have an interesting season ahead of them. From NCAA champions to a second round exit this team has had its ups and its downs. However, this year could […] Villanova Wildcats’ Donte DiVincenzo will excel next season...
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28 days ago

Breaking down expectations for Villanova Basketball

The Villanova Wildcats title defense ended with a disappointing loss to the Wisconsin Badgers in the Round of 32 of the NCAA Tournament.  The loss also signaled the end of the college careers of Kris Jenkins, Josh Hart, and Darryl Reynolds.  All three players were key pieces in bringing a national title to the university in 2016.  Still, the Wildcats seem to have another solid...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Slater commits; What comes next for Villanova basketball recruiting?

Brandon Slater is a great first domino - so where does Jay Wright go from here? Last night, 4-star wing Brandon Slater committed to Villanova. That’s done a lot to ease the growing concern over a slow start* to the recruiting season, and should provide some positive momentum going forward. *In reality, this wasn’t a slow start. And Slater has been ready to commit for a month...
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May 25, 2017

Villanova Wildcats ink first 2018 recruit Brandon Slater

While all eyes are on the 2017/18 season for the Villanova Wildcats, Jay Wright is making sure that they are set for the future. Brandon Slater, the number 42 recruit on ESPN’s top 60 has verbally committed his future to the Villanova Wildcats. Slater is a 6’5″ small forward who can be a pest on […] Villanova Wildcats ink first 2018 recruit Brandon Slater - Section 215 -...
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May 25, 2017

Brandon Slater Commits to Nova

Slater gives Jay Wright his first commit in the 2018 class. Jay Wright has landed his first commitment for the class of 2018. Brandon Slater, a 6-6 lefty wing, announced his commitment to Villanova Wednesday night via his twitter page. The ‘Cats beat out Maryland, Louisville, and Miami for the Fairfax, Virginia product, continuing Jay Wright’s success in the DMV. Slater gives...
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May 24, 2017

Brandon Slater commits to Villanova

Slater gives Jay Wright his first commit in the 2018 class. Jay Wright has landed his first commitment for the class of 2018. Brandon Slater, a 6-6 lefty wing, announced his commitment to Villanova Wednesday night via his twitter page. The ‘Cats beat out Maryland, Louisville, and Miami for the Fairfax, Virginia product, continuing Jay Wright’s success in the DMV. Slater gives...
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May 24, 2017

One Statistic To Improve Next Season For Each Villanova Basketball Player

Every Wildcat could improve their game in at least one area heading into next season. Have you ever played a basketball video game? They’re a lot more realistic these days than they used to be. It’s one of the more difficult sports to transition into the video game world because the game flow isn’t as easy to capture as football, baseball, soccer, or hockey where everything...
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May 22, 2017

Villanova Wildcats: Can Jalen Brunson fill the leadership void on the team?

With Josh Hart out of the picture, can Jalen Brunson take the reigns and lead the Villanova Wildcats to a dominant season? It goes without saying that last season ended in disappointment for the Villanova Wildcats. After losing in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, many wondered if a reset needed to take place. […] Villanova Wildcats: Can Jalen Brunson fill the leadership...
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May 22, 2017

Villanova Basketball will not play in the 2017 Gavitt Games

Not really a surprise! After two straight years in the Gavitt Games - the annual series between the Big East and Big Ten - your Villanova Wildcats will sit out this year’s event. Jon Rothstein first posted the Gavitt Games schedule on FanRag Sports. Here it is for your convenience. Nov. 13th: Minnesota Golden Gophers at Providence Friars Nov. 14th: Purdue Boilermakers at...
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May 20, 2017

Villanova Wildcats: Can Omari Spellman give the team a boost inside?

Now that Omari Spellman is academically eligible this season, how will the redshirt sophomore’s game translate for the Villanova Wildcats? It’s no secret that last season proved disappointing for the Villanova Wildcats. After losing in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, the Wildcats now need to regroup. Looking forward to next season, they will […] Villanova Wildcats...
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May 19, 2017

Villanova Wildcats: A look at Josh Hart’s NBA potential

With the NBA Draft on the horizon, how will Villanova Wildcats guard Josh Hart hang with the NBA-level competition? Can he stack up? Now that the NBA Draft Lottery has commenced, we now have an idea of where teams will be picking. Fans can now accurately speculate where the biggest and baddest names in this […] Villanova Wildcats: A look at Josh Hart’s NBA potential - Section...
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May 17, 2017

Villanova Basketball Recruiting: 5-star point guard Jahvon Quinerly cuts list to 7 schools

Quinerly is leading the UAA in offensive efficiency so far this spring. 5-star PG Jahvon Quinerly has trimmed his list of suitors to a final 7 schools, per an announcement on Twitter. Quinerly’s final list - Villanova, Kansas, UCLA, Stanford, Virginia, Arizona and Seton Hall - represents a good mix of elite basketball and top-tier academics. Those are the priorities for Quinerly...
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May 16, 2017

Suggested Summer Reading for Villanova Basketball Fans

Whether you’re on the beach, on a plane, or just lounging at home, add these titles to your summer reading list. It’s May, and for many of us that month gets classified as the first of the “non-college basketball” months. But my wife insists that May is actually the kick off to summer (in addition to Justin Timberlake’s favorite month). So if you’re going to settle...
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May 10, 2017

Villanova Basketball Recruiting: Wildcats offer 2018 PG David Duke

Duke is grown into a Top-100 prospect over the past year. Coaches weren’t on the road this weekend, but the Villanova coaching staff was still making moves. The Wildcats staff extended a scholarship offer to 2018 point guard David Duke. Duke has been one of the prospects to blow up so far this spring, as his Mass Rivals team (the same AAU program as A.J. Reeves) is off to an undefeated...
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May 07, 2017

Villanova Basketball News: Recruiting, Rivals, and Recognition

Can St. John's be a rival for Villanova anytime soon? Lots to get to and the morning's already half way over!  As we get into the late spring/summer months, we'll do our best to post our Arizin articles as often as there's news to talk about.  Feel free to add any other articles you find in the comments below!  In today's "news", Villanova is breaking records with sports awards...
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May 04, 2017
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