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Villanova Basketball Recruiting: Wildcats offer 2020 guard Jalen Green

Green is already a member of the USA Basketball program. The Villanova Wildcats have extended a scholarship offer to 2020 shooting guard Jalen Green. Green announced the offer on Twitter. Green is a 6’3” shooting guard from Fresno, Calif. He attends San Joaquin Memorial High School and is already a part of the USA Basketball program. It’s certainly way too early to be looking...
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May 02, 2017

2017 Villanova Basketball Season Recap: Phil Booth

What could have been a huge season for Booth was postponed by a lingering injury. Prior to the start of the season, I sat down with Phil Booth at Villanova’s media day. I talked to a lot of players that afternoon, but none of them were as focused or genuinely excited for the season to begin as Booth was. He’s a charismatic young man who was ready to step up and learn how to...
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May 02, 2017

Villanova Basketball Alum Are Cashing In On Their Championship Signatures

Now that they're out of the shadow cast by the NCAA, the members of the 2016 National Championship Team can make some money off their names. Happy Tuesday Nova Nation!  Uncle Brendan is sitting in again as Chris enjoys the lack of sleep wonders of a new-born baby.  In today's news, the Junior and Senior classes (minus Ochefu cause, playoffs) will finally be able to see some money...
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April 25, 2017

Villanova announces Jalen Brunson will return for Junior year

There has been some speculation about whether the Villanova point guard would test the NBA waters Villanovans have been speculating about the probabilities since Jay Wright stated that he would discuss Jalen Brunson’s future with the athlete and his family after this season. The result of that decision-making process is one that will relieve many fans, however, as the rising junior...
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April 20, 2017

2017 Villanova Basketball season recap: Josh Hart

From Nova Nation to Roc Nation, the All-American will graduate and go pro after winning everything over the last four seasons. Per Game Team G GS MPG PPG RPG APG SPG BPG TOPG PFPG FG% 3P% FT% 13-14 Vill 34 0 21.4 7.8 4.4 0.9 0.6 0.3 0.6 2.4 .500 .313 .677 14-15 Vill 36 2 25.5 10.1 4.5 1.5 1.1 0.4 1.1 2.1 .515 .464 .670 15-16 Vill 40 40 31.4 15...
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April 13, 2017

Villanova represents at Philly's Big 5 Awards.

The Wildcats were represented with the Josh Hart, Donte DiVincenzo, and Jay Wright. Honors keep rolling in for Villanovans, this time at the Big 5 Awards... Hart, DiVincenzo Lead List of Wildcats' Big Five Award Winners | Villanova.comThe Philadelphia Big Five announced its 2017 award winners and Villanova was represented with the Player of the Year, Rookie of the Year, and Coach...
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April 12, 2017

Villanova Wildcats: A look at the 2017 football team

With assistant coach Mark Ferrante taking over for the recently retired Andy Talley, the Villanova Wildcats look to build on their strong 2016 campaign. After Andy Talley led the Villanova Wildcats to an impressive 9-4 record (6-2 in conference), Mark Ferrante looks to take this program to the next step. Luckily, Ferrante gets the core […] Villanova Wildcats: A look at the 2017...
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April 07, 2017

Villanova Basketball Recruiting: Elijah Weaver cuts list to 12 schools

Weaver has been thought a Villanova lean for a while, but he doesn’t appear close to a decision. It’s list-cutting time in the recruiting world. 4-star combo guard Elijah Weaver has announced a Top 12, via Twitter. As you would expect, your Villanova Wildcats made the cut. Yeah, 12 schools isn’t much of a cut. But at least now we know the direct competition. Weaver is a 6’4”...
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April 06, 2017

A guide to Villanova Basketball’s spring & summer recruiting season

The second season is upon us. The Villanova Wildcats basketball season has been over for a couple of weeks, which means it’s time for the second season in college basketball. Jay Wright and staff were in Phoenix this past weekend for the Final Four, but beginning later this week the handcuffs will be off and they’ll be on the trail. You can find the NCAA’s official spring...
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April 04, 2017

Villanova Basketball coaching staff changes: Jay Wright promotes George Halcovage, Mike Nardi

A couple of current members of the Villanova basketball staff will get a promotion. When he accepted his first head coaching job at Quinnipiac University, Baker Dunleavy didn’t take anyone with him from Villanova. Instead, he connected with another former Jay Wright deputy in Tom Pecora — who took over at Hofstra when Wright left and was last seen coaching the Fordham Rams ...
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March 28, 2017

5 biggest takeaways from Sunday’s Elite Eight games

After two weekends of chaos, the dust has settled and only four teams remain in the NCAA Tournament. South Carolina, Gonzaga, Oregon, and North Carolina will meet in the desert of Arizona to determine a champion.Sunday provided college basketball fans with two chances to see familiar foes tango with a chance to cut down the nets as champions of their respective regions. With those...
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March 26, 2017  |  Discuss

Villanova Basketball Recruiting: Prentiss Hubb cuts list to 6 schools

The Top-50 guard looks to be on track for an early commitment. One of the Villanova Wildcats’ top backcourt targets has taken a major step in his recruitment. Prentiss Hubb, a 6’2” combo guard from Washington, D.C. has cut his list of suitors down to 6 schools. Hubb just won the WCAC championship with D.C. powerhouse Gonzaga, and has talked about making a verbal commitment...
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March 26, 2017

Breaking down the Naismith Award race

With the 2017 NCAA Tournament heating up, all eyes are on the college basketball world. By the end of this weekend, the March Madness field of 68 teams will have been pared down to just four finalists, and we'll have just three meaningful games of college hoops left to enjoy this year.So, as the season wraps up, we wanted to turn our attention to another exciting race for a major...
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March 24, 2017  |  Discuss

5 biggest takeaways from Thursday’s Sweet 16 games

Thursday night provided the benefit of a hotly contested first weekend of play -– eight worthy and talented teams squared off in search of spot in the Elite Eight. The first half of this round’s games provided chances for upsets, statements, and history in each of the four match-ups.Thursday night resulted in four games that will have ripple effects throughout this weekend and...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 24, 2017  |  Discuss

Sean Miller’s Wikipedia page gets harsh edit after upset loss

Sean Miller is recognized as one of the top coaches in college basketball, though he does have one glaring hole in his resume: no Final Four appearances.And just when you thought he was going to turn around that trend this season, his Arizona Wildcats blew a 69-61 lead with under four minutes left and lost 73-71 to Xavier in the Sweet 16.That led to this extremely harsh edit to his...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 24, 2017  |  Discuss

6 biggest takeaways from Day 3 of the NCAA Tournament

A predictable first round of the NCAA Tournament has one direct result: better teams and more juice in the second round. College basketball fans would be treated to match-ups that they dreamed about when the brackets were revealed. Top seeds, previously unscathed, would be faced with tough tests in order to reach the Sweet Sixteen next weekend. Even if Cinderella didn’t show up...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 19, 2017  |  Discuss

March Madness claimed Villanova again, but the Wildcats are here to stay

Lest you forgot the dominance this program is currently exuding in the sport. You’re going to read a lot of negatives about the Villanova Wildcats basketball program over the next 24-48 hours. This post won’t be one of them. People like to frame things in different ways. Most often, they like to frame it to fit the narrative du jour. So you’re going to read that Villanova...
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March 18, 2017

Wisconsin Trolled Villanova With ‘Crying Piccolo Girl’ Tweet After Upset

The Wisconsin Badgers pulled off the first major upset of the 2017 NCAA Tournament on Saturday when they took down the No. 1 overall seed and defending national champion Villanova Wildcats. Senior forward Nigel Hayes scored with 14 seconds to go to give the Badgers the lead and they would hold on to win 65-62. After the game, Wisconsin’s official Twitter page rubbed some salt...
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March 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Only 9 perfect brackets on ESPN after Wisconsin upset

Wisconsin’s upset win over Villanova on Saturday left many brackets busted.Villanova entered the NCAA Tournament as the defending champions and No. 1 overall seed following a 31-3 regular season. It figured then that many pickers would have them going far in their bracket picks.In CBS Sports’ pool, nearly half of people making picks had the Wildcats in the Final Four, while 30...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Wisconsin trolls Villanova on Twitter after upset win

You knew that Villanova was in for a rough day from the internet haters after losing to Wisconsin in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday, but who figured that the team to knock them out would get in on the fun?The University of Wisconsin’s official Twitter account sent out the following tweet trolling Villanova after the game: The tweet featured a GIF of a sad Villanova...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 18, 2017  |  Discuss

2017 NCAA Tournament: Villanova’s season ends in Second Round to Wisconsin, 65-62

‘Cats crash out of the tourney in the second round. Villanova’s quest to repeat as National Champions came to an end on Saturday as the top-seed Wildcats lost to Wisconsin, 65-62, in the second round of the 2017 NCAA Tournament. The victory in a back and forth game will send the Badgers to New York City for the Sweet 16. Wisconsin controlled much of the first half playing without...
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March 18, 2017

Wisconsin earns first huge upset over defending champs Villanova

Finally, we have ourselves an upset worthy of March Madness in the NCAA Tournament.The defending champion and No. 1 overall seed Villanova Wildcats lost an absolute stunner Saturday, as the eighth-seeded Wisconsin Badgers knocked them out of the tournament with a 65-62 victory at Buffalo’s KeyBank Center.So much for everyone’s brackets. To be fair, though, Wisconsin probably...
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March 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Villanova shake off rough start to advance after routing Mt. Saint Mary’s

Villanova got it together after a difficult start and came away with a convincing win. The Villanova Wildcats are heading to the second round of the NCAA tournament after defeating Mt. Saint Mary’s 76-56 on Thursday night. It was not the cleanest performance for the tournament's top ranked team, but they managed to take care of business in the second half. They are set to face...
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March 16, 2017

Best in the World Sports Report: Can Villanova repeat as national champions?

We have a new addition to the TSL family! Beginning today, the Best in the World Sports Report podcast hosted by Jonathan Brown can now be heard on Total Sports Live. Brown has created a tremendous podcast, capturing the heart and passion of the Philadelphia sports fan. Along with hearing it on TSL, you can also check out BITWSports on Da Philly Go Flow. On the latest episode of...
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March 16, 2017

2017 NCAA Tournament: Villanova’s Seniors and Jay Wright meet the media

Wildcats go through the usual post-season round of interviews. The Villanova Wildcats went through the normal NCAA Tournament routine on Wednesday when the squad held an open practice at the KeyBank Center in Buffalo. This was followed up with the senior trio of Josh Hart, Kris Jenkins, and Darryl Reynolds meeting the media and ending with a session with head coach Jay Wright. Here’s...
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March 15, 2017
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