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Villanova, Virginia to Play Home-and-Home Series

With the report of the Sun Belt Conference fining teams for playing weak non-conference schedules, it was inevitable that the Power Conference teams would soon start filing in with stronger schedules as well. The Villanova Wildcats and Virginia Cavaliers are planning on doing just that. According to College Basketball Talk, the Wildcats and Cavaliers have already set up a two year...
Via Campus Sports Net
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Baseball Battles Rain and Wildcats to Post 4-2 Win

Battling rain as well as the Villanova Wildcats, the Creighton Baseball team posted a 4-2 victory on Friday evening.

Villanova to play in special double-header to honor Pearl Harbor

With the college basketball season coming to a close earlier this month, it is now time to look forward to next season as early season tournaments and games are being announced. The Villanova Wildcats along with the Oklahoma Sooners, Navy Midshipmen, and Oregon Ducks will be playing in Pearl Harbor on December 7, 2015, which marks the 74th anniversary of the attack. Villanova will...
Via Total Sports Live
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Villanova's Dylan Ennis to leave school as graduate transfer

Villanova guard Dylan Ennis will leave the school as graduate transfer in May and will use his final year of eligibility at another school. Ennis who started all 36 games for Villanova this past season, helping the Wildcats reach a No. 1 NCAA tournament seed, averaged 9.9 points, 3.7 rebounds for Wildcats. "Dylan is interested in finding a program that will allow him to play the...
Via Fox Sports
April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Jimmy Fallon, The Roots Cheer Up Crying Villanova Piccolo Player (Video)

It pays to be caught crying on national television while playing a wind instrument. No, really. Roxanne Chalifoux, who might be better known as “Crying Piccolo Girl,” became all sorts of Internet famous when her beloved Villanova Wildcats were upset by NC State in the Round of 32 over the weekend. Cameras caught the Nova piccolo player playing through her tears following the...
Via NESN.com
March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: NC State Calls Out President Obama After Defeating Villanova Saturday Night

Like most American's, President Obama filled out a bracket for this year's March Madness Tournament. Like most people, he did not have NC State beating the No. 1 seed in their bracket, but that is exactly what they did. The Wolf Pack took down the Villanova Wildcats 71-68 for the biggest upset of the tournament.In the locker room after the game guard Anthony Barber had something...
Via FatManWriting
March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

NCAA Tournament Roundup: NC State Stuns Top-Seeded Villanova, Kentucky Survives

Let it be stated for the record: Villanova is not a fan of the Round of 32. After a relatively upset-free Friday in the NCAA Tournament, things got crazy again Saturday when No. 8 seed North Carolina State survived a late rally to shock the No. 1 seed Wildcats with a 71-68 win. Villanova has made four of the last five Big Dances but has failed to advance to the Sweet 16 every time...
Via NESN.com
March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

No. 1 Villanova Loses to No. 8 NC State And That Makes This Flute Player Very, Very Sad

It is bound to happen at some point during the Tournament, but the teams that hold the designation of being the No. 1 seed hope that it happens late in the Tournament if it has to happen at all. However, there is always at least one that gets upset early in the tournament. This year that honor falls to the Villanova Wildcats courtesy of NC State, 71-68.The loss is going to devastate...
Via FatManWriting
March 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Crying Villanova Band Member Symbolizes Wildcats’ Tournament Loss

The Villanova Wildcats yet again fall short of expectations in the NCAA Tournament, losing to N.C. State.
Via Gamedayr
March 21, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Crying band member goes viral after Villanova loss

Saturday night, Villanova became the first 1-seed to go down in this year’s NCAA Tournament, falling to 8-seed NC State in a thriller, 71-68. The Wildcats had trouble on the offensive end all night, shooting just 31% overall, despite Darrun Hilliard II catching absolute fire toward the end of the contest. After it was over, Nova fans were understandably upset. One was taking it...
Via College Spun
March 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Villanova vs. N.C. State – Game Time, TV Channel, Announcers, Betting Line, Predictions

Twitter/@VUCoachJWright If there were doubts about Villanova’s standing as a No. 1 seed, the Wildcats did about as much as any team can in eliminating them, at least as far as games against 16 seeds go. ‘Nova absolutely crushed Lafayette 93-52, a score that probably could’ve been worse if Jay Wright wanted. N.C. State did not have the same easy path to the round of 32. The...
Via College Spun
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Big East Championship: Villanova Backs up #1 Seed with a Resounding Victory

Villanova Won the 2015 Big East Tournament/yahoo.comby John Fanta@John_FantaNEW YORK, N.Y. -- For the second straight year, Villanova entered the Big East Tournament in the driver’s seat of the conference.This time around, Jay Wright’s team did not let go of the steering wheel at Madison Square Garden. A year removed from a disappointing quarterfinal upset loss to Seton Hall...
Via College Hoops Digest
March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Vine: Villanova’s Darrun Hilliard Hit A Game-Winning Three With 1.2 Seconds Left

Senior guard Darrun Hilliard equaled the Villanova program record this afternoon for most three-pointers in a game with eight, and none was bigger than the final one he hit. Hilliard buried a three off a feed from Ryan Arcidiacono with 01.2 seconds left to finish with 31 points. Take a look.  Hilliard was unconscious as he tied Allan Ray’s single-game triples record, but that’s...
Via College Spun
February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch: Darrun Hilliard Buries Butler with Late 3

Hilliard. Again. 31 tonight. https://t.co/sUOpdPZcdW — Matt Norlander (@MattNorlander) February 15, 2015 Darrun Hilliard of Villanova scored a career best 31 points in the Wildcats victory at Butler. That gives Villanova the season sweep of the Bulldogs, as well as a 2 game lead in the standings. This has been the day of the late game monster 3.
Via The Student Section
February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Villanova Takes Revenge on Georgetown With A Balanced Attack

John Thompson III was worried about the Georgetown students swarming the floor after the Hoyas’ January 15 win over Villanova. It turns out that the Wildcats were just as swarming on both sides of the ball on Saturday, exacting a measure of revenge on Georgetown. Villanova shot lights out from the perimeter, building a large advantage over Georgetown that continued into the second...
Via The Student Section
February 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Photo: Villanova Wearing 1985 National Championship Throwback Uniforms vs. Georgetown

The 1984-85 Villanova Wildcats are one of college basketball’s best underdog stories. Rollie Massimino’s team won the NCAA Tournament as an eight seed, upsetting powerhouse No. 1 Georgetown in the national championship 66-64. Today, No. 7 Villanova is the favorite when it hosts the No. 24 Hoyas, and they will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of the program’s national championship...
Via College Spun
February 07, 2015  |  Discuss

National Signing Day: Villanova Overview

While many other teams around the city are tanking or rebuilding the Villanova Wildcats football teams looks to reload with its 2015 recruiting class.  The season ended in the quarterfinals of the FCS playoffs for the Wildcats.  They finished the season with an 11-3 record. The team will return QB John Robertson, the winner of the Walter Payton Award, which is given to the best...
Via Complete Philly Coverage
February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Villanova Wins Big 5 for 4th Year In A Row

For the 4th season in a row the Villanova Wildcats have won the Big 5.  On Saturday night they defeated Penn 62-47 at the Palestra to finish 4-0 in the city series.  The game was a lot closer then the score indicates. They have now won 11 straight Big 5 games. ‘We don’t own the city,’ said Villanova head coach Jay Wright after the tough fought victory.  ‘We just scrapped...
Via Complete Philly Coverage
January 18, 2015  |  Discuss

JayVaughn Pinkston’s Block Heard Around Brooklyn

Michigan was down a point to Villanova in the closing seconds. The Wolverines thought they had drawn up a game winning inbound play. It was great right up until JayVaughn Pinkston turned around and saved the day. Got em, coach http://t.co/Nu0bVZZN6T https://t.co/zPjm8QqlAY — Brian Floyd (@BrianMFloyd) November 26, 2014 That is a major contender for defensive play of the year already.
Via The Student Section
November 26, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Villanova Wildcats season preview

Last season, the Villanova Wildcats shocked many early in the season and got off to a fast 11-0 start including wins over then the second best team in the country in Kansas and the twenty-third in Iowa. Their season-long winning streak would be snapped by Syracuse. They would only go onto lose four games the rest of the season, two of those losses would come against Creighton, an...
Via Total Sports Live
October 04, 2014  |  Discuss

College Basketball 2014-15: Villanova Wildcats Team Preview

College basketball season is creeping up fast, and Athlon Sports is counting down to Midnight Madness and the start of practice on Oct. 17. ...
Via Athlon Sports
October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Villanova Releases Teaser For New Uniforms To Be Worn Monday vs. Xavier

It appears that the Villanova Wildcats will be mixing up their uniform game this coming Monday against Xavier. Today, the school released a teaser video for new gray uniforms that will be worn for the nationally-televised matchup: The game will air on FOX Sports 1 at 7:00 EST. [VU Hoops via Phil Hecken]
Via College Spun
February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Toughest Test Yet: Syracuse Basketball Will Face Stiff Villanova Competition

Follow The Fizz on Twitter for the latest SU basketball news   via Syracuse.com After a long break for the Orange, the Syracuse-Villanova rivalry continues with yet another top-ten matchup early in the college basketball season. While Syracuse was expected to be a top team in the country, Villanova’s quick rise has been more surprising. The Wildcats have played strong, with...
Via Orange Fizz
December 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Forgrave: Villanova has arrived ahead of schedule

It's early, so early - only one month into a college basketball season that's already seen things go not exactly how we expected. Every coach will remind you how early it is, even Villanova coach Jay Wright, who would have every right to point to his team's November/December returns and proclaim that, yes, his Wildcats really are the 14th-best team in the country and not just some...
Via Fox Sports
December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

No. 14 Villanova romps past Saint Joseph's, 98-68

James Bell had 25 points and 14 rebounds and JayVaughn Pinkston scored 27 points, keeping No. 14 Villanova unbeaten with a 98-68 win over Saint Joseph's on Saturday night. Darrun Hilliard scored 14 points to help the Wildcats (9-0) win their second game this week since joining The AP Top 25. Pinkston and Hilliard pounded the Hawks from inside and out, and the Wildcats dominated...
Via AP on Fox
December 07, 2013  |  Discuss
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