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Video: 'Nova bounces back, beats Penn

Sunday, December 4, 2011, 2:40 AM
Penn's Zack Rosen gave a solid effort, but the Quakers fell short in a 73-65 loss to Big 5 rival Villanova. Philly.com's Jonathan Tannenwald and the Inquirer's Joe Juliano report from the Pavilion. Read more

Sutton out indefinitely with thumb injury

Saturday, December 3, 2011, 6:21 PM
Villanova center Maurice Sutton suffered a dislocated left thumb during practice on Thursday and will miss an indefinite period. The 6-foot-11 Sutton, a redshirt junior and the Wildcats’ only experienced big man other than Mouphtaou Yarou, had played in all six games this season. He averaged... Read more

Villanova starts play in 76 Classic

Wednesday, November 23, 2011, 8:20 PM
Villanova begins play in the 76 Classic Thursday when it takes on UC-Riverside in a first-round game at the Anaheim (Calif.) Convention Center. The Wildcats (3-0) will be playing their first game away from the Pavilion this season. They are coming off a 79-69 win over Delaware last Friday. Villanova... Read more

Video: Villanova opens with exhibition win

Wednesday, November 9, 2011, 12:50 AM
Villanova men's basketball coach Jay Wright talks about the Wildcats' 91-58 exhibition win over New York Tech at the Wells Fargo Center. (Video by Marc Narducci/The Philadephia Inquirer) Read more

Villanova cross country sweeps Big East titles

Wednesday, November 2, 2011, 2:10 PM
The women’s cross country team of Villanova continued its domination of the Big East Cross Country Championships over the weekend. But this year, the Wildcats had some company. The Villanova men’s cross country team, with five of its runners finishing in the top 13, captured the team title... Read more

Villanova lost at quarterback

Saturday, October 22, 2011, 9:16 PM
Andy Talley was as candid as any coach could expect to be. Following Saturday’s 37-14 loss to visiting Old Dominion that dropped his team to 1-7, the Villanova coach assessed the immediate situation and there weren’t many encouraging signs. Redshirt freshman Dustin Thomas was pulled for... Read more

Talley looks ahead

Friday, October 21, 2011, 2:55 PM
Villanova football coach Andy Andy Talley, who is fielding the youngest team in his 27-year tenure, was asked if he expects the Wildcats to be a factor next year in the Colonial Athletic Association championship race. The team is 1-6 overall and 0-4 in the league going into its homecoming day game... Read more

Penn goes after 18 in a row

Friday, October 21, 2011, 4:24 PM
After downing Dartmouth on the Big Green's homefield with a late touchdown on Oct. 8, the Penn football traveled to Columbia last week and did the same thing to the Lions. ``The kids had just enough to get out of New York City with a "W"," Quakers coach Al Bagnoli said. On Saturday, Penn will host... Read more

Villanova QB Dustin Thomas

Friday, October 21, 2011, 3:50 PM
Video: Villanova quarterback Dustin Thomas talks about returning from injury for the Wildcats. Read more

Video: Villanova football coach Andy Talley on the Wildcats' rebuilding season

Thursday, October 20, 2011, 12:48 AM
Villanova football coach Andy Talley talks about enduring a rebuilding season at the weekly local college football coaches' luncheon on Wednesday, October 20. (Video by Kevin Tatum/The Philadephia Inquirer) Read more
About this blog
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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