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Daniel Ochefu named to watch list for Kareem Abdul-Jabbar award

Friday, October 16, 2015, 3:06 PM
Villanova senior Daniel Ochefu has been named to the watch list for the 2016 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Center of the Year award. Ochefu is one of 20 candidates who were chosen by top basketball officials for the award sponsored by the Basketball Hall of Fame. The 6-foot-11 Ochefu averaged 9.2 points and... Read more

Robertson's 'Nova career likely over

Monday, October 5, 2015, 3:02 PM
The college career of Villanova quarterback John Robertson is over. Robertson will not have surgery to repair a torn posterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. However, the fifth-year senior, who was hurt Sept. 19 in a victory against Delaware, will require a six-month rehabilitation that will... Read more

Nova's Robertson has torn PCL; out indefinitely

Tuesday, September 22, 2015, 4:14 PM
Villanova quarterback John Robertson, the top FCS player in the country, is out indefinitely after tearing the posterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. He is also considering surgery on the knee. Such a decision would likely end the redshirt senior's career at Villanova. Robertson, Villanova's... Read more

Villanova's Bednarczyk earns CAA top freshman honor

Monday, September 21, 2015, 1:55 PM
Villanova redshirt freshman quarterback Zach Bednarczyk has been named the Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Week. Bednarczyk replaced John Robertson (knee) with just under 7 minutes left in the fourth quarter and threw one touchdown and passed for another to lead the Wildcats (2-1, 1-0)... Read more

Villanova announces 2015-16 men's basketball schedule, opens Nov. 13

Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 3:16 PM
A game at Pearl Harbor, the pre-season NIT and the perennially difficult Big 5 and Big East slates highlight Villanova men’s basketball 2015-16 schedule announced Tuesday. The Wildcats, who set a school record with 33 victories last season, open the season on Nov. 13 against Fairleigh Dickinson... Read more

Talley cuts Robertson some slack

Friday, August 7, 2015, 4:40 PM
Villanova coach Andy Talley traditionally likes to have his players together and on campus as the football season approaches. But this summer, he made an exception for quarterback John Robertson. Talley permitted last season’s Walter Payton Award winner to work an internship all summer with... Read more

Villlanova to meet Stanford in Preseason NIT semifinal

Thursday, August 6, 2015, 1:54 PM
Villanova will face defending NIT champion Stanford in the semifinal game of the Preseason NIT on Thanksgiving Nov. 26 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The 4:30 p.m. game is scheduled after Arkansas and Georgia Tech play in the other semifinal. The championship will be the next day at 3 p.m. Even... Read more

Villanova announces addition of transfer Paschall to hoop roster

Tuesday, June 2, 2015, 12:51 PM
Villanova has formally announced the transfer of 6-foot-6 forward Eric Paschall, the Atlantic 10 Conference rookie of the year last season while at Fordham, to its basketball program. Paschall averaged 15.9 points and 5.5 rebounds in 2014-15 for the Rams, who finished 10-21 and saw head coach Tom... Read more

Villanova to play Oklahoma in Hawaii in honor of Pearl Harbor

Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 1:15 PM
In honor of the 74th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Villanova will play Oklahoma on Dec. 7 in Bloch Arena on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-HIckam in Hawaii. The game is the opener of a college basketball doubleheader that is part of a weekend-long salute by Fox Sports. Navy and Oregon will meet... Read more
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Joe Juliano first visited the Palestra in 1970 after entering Temple University and became hooked for life on Big Five basketball. He'll always go with that name, figuring if the Big Ten can have 12 teams, why can't the Big Five have six?

Juliano joined the Inquirer in 1985 after 10 years at United Press International and has covered college sports for most of that time. His current beats are Villanova basketball, Penn State football, golf and the Penn Relays. Reach Joe at jjuliano@phillynews.com.

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