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Archive: October, 2011

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

Villanova loses Pitts to kne injury

Tuesday, October 18, 2011, 6:12 PM
Villanova defensive back James Pitts, who was the only senior starter on the Wildcats, suffered a season-ending knee injury during the team's 34-10 loss at James Madison on Saturday. ``It look like he has a MCL problem in his knee," 'Nova coach Andy Talley said. ``We're not going to have him. Sometimes... Read more

White biding his time

Tuesday, October 11, 2011, 2:17 PM
As the Villanova football team struggles along in a rebuilding year, all senior Norman White can do is watch and offer moral support from the sideline. White, the Wildcats 2010 first-team all-Colonial Athletic Association wide receiver, is out for the season after suffering a lisfranc fracture in... Read more

Big East may feature 12 football schools

Monday, October 10, 2011, 1:37 PM
By Mike Jensen Inquirer Staff Writer On a telephone conference call Monday, Big East presidents authorized the league to "engage in formal discussions with additional institutions" and announced the league is "considering moving to a model that includes 12 football-playing schools,” Big East... Read more

Thomas uncertain; Polony may get start

Monday, October 10, 2011, 3:14 PM
Villanova football coach Andy Talley said on Monday that he is hopeful of having redshirt freshman quarterback Dustin Thomas back for the team's Saturday game at James Madison, but that true freshman Chris Polony could start for the Wildcats. The 6-0, 200-pound Thomas, who has been out since suffering... Read more

Talley trying to keep Wildcats on track

Friday, October 7, 2011, 2:09 PM
With his team at 1-4 overall and 0-2 in the Colonial Athletic Association, Villanova football coach Andy Talley is trying to make sure his young squad doesn't lose the faith. Going into the Wildcats game at No. 7 New Hampshire on Saturday. there are 17 freshmen or redshirt freshmen on the team's... 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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