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Wright says Hilliard hopeful for Butler game

Wednesday, December 24, 2014, 12:12 AM
Villanova coach Jay Wright is hopeful that leading scorer Darrun Hilliard will be able to return for the Wildcats next game on New Year’s Eve against visiting Butler. Hilliard, who is averaging 12.6 points, missed Villanova’s 92-67 win over NJIT with a concussion that he suffered in the... Read more

Villanova No. 2 in CAA Preseason Football Poll

Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 11:58 AM
BALTIMORE - A year after being the preseason pick to win the Colonial Athletic Association football title, Villanova enters this season as the No. 2 team. New Hampshire, a semifinalist in the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs last season, tops the CAA preseason poll with 15 first of the 24... Read more

Video: Experience lifts Villanova to win

Sunday, January 12, 2014, 4:16 AM
Marc Narducci of the Inquirer reports from Madison Square Garden where Villanova defeated St John's, 74-67. Read more

Confidence continues to grow for the Wildcats

Saturday, December 7, 2013, 11:31 PM
With each passing win comes increased confidence for Villanova’s basketball team. Wins over Kansas and Iowa in the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament were a major confidence booster. Ye the Wildcats also received tremendous confidence with their 98-68 win over St. Joseph’s in a Big Five game... Read more

Wildcats look to improve from beyond the arc

Saturday, November 23, 2013, 12:24 AM
Villanova is 4-0 but has plenty of things to work on, most notably shooting. The Wildcats shot 5 for 25 from three-point range in Friday’s 84-80 win over visiting Delaware. In four games Villanova is now 24 for 94 from beyond the arc (25.5 percent). On a team that is so guard-heavy, Villanova... Read more

Villanova picked to finish fourth in Big East men's basketball

Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 5:27 PM
Villanova’s men’s basketball team has been chosen to finish fourth in the Big East Conference in a vote of the league’s coaches. Results of the vote was announced Wednesday at Big East media day in New York. Marquette, which made it to the NCAA East Regional finals last season, received... Read more

Villanova announces an attractive 2013-14 men's hoops schedule

Thursday, September 5, 2013, 7:03 PM
Villanova announced Thursday its 2013-14 men’s basketball schedule, which includes an 18-game schedule in the revamped Big East, the traditional four Big Five games, four contests inside the Wells Fargo Center and a trip to the Bahamas over the Thanksgiving holiday. The Wildcats begin their... Read more

Top recruit Phil Booth verbally commits to Villanova

Tuesday, July 30, 2013, 2:17 PM
Villanova gets verbal commitment from 6-4 guard Phil Booth, a 6-4 guard from Mount St. Joseph's in Baltimore. He announced it on Twitter earlier Tuesday. I am commited to be a student-athlete at the university of villanova #novanation — Phil Booth 2⃣3⃣ (@BIGPhil_23) July 30, 2013 Read more

Report: Bonner grad Ashley Howard to become Villanova assistant

Thursday, May 23, 2013, 3:34 PM
Xavier assistant basketball coach Ashley Howard is leaving after one season to take a job as an assistant at Villanova, Musketeers head coach Chris Mack told the Cincinnati Enquirer Thursday. Wildcats head coach Jay Wright, through a spokesman, declined comment. Villanova has an opening on its staff... Read more

Arcidiacono to try out for USA U19 National Team

Friday, May 10, 2013, 3:49 PM
Ryan Arcidiacono, a freshman point guard at Villanova, accepted an invitation to participate in the 2013 USA Basketball Men’s U19 National Team training camp. The camp, which also serves as a tryout, will be held on June 15-19 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. Twelve... 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

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