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Archive: June, 2011

Villanova gets UConn at home in Big East schedule

Thursday, June 30, 2011, 1:47 PM
Villanova will play Connecticut at home and will have two games each against Cincinnati, Marquette and South Florida during the 2011-12 men's basketball season, the Big East Conference announced Thursday. The Wildcats, who were 21-12 last year, most likely will play the defending national champions... Read more

Connecticut linebacker commits to Villanova

Wednesday, June 29, 2011, 5:22 PM
Austin Calitro, a linebacker at Danbury High School (Conn.), gave an oral commitment Wednesday to play football at Villanova. The 6-foot-2, 220-pound senior-to-be made his announcement while on an unofficial visit to the Main Line campus. He is Nova's third commitment for the Class of 2012. Calitro... Read more

Nova nabs two South Jersey linemen

Monday, June 27, 2011, 2:58 PM
Villanova received oral commitments from two of South Jersey’s top offensive linemen last week. Woodstown High School rising senior Jake Prus and Holy Spirit rising senior Nico D’Angelo are Wildcats coach Andy Tally’s first recruits for the Class of 2012. “Academically it is... Read more

Bell selected to USA Basketball U19 team

Thursday, June 23, 2011, 2:21 PM
Swing man James Bell of Villanova was one of 12 players named Thursday to the official roster for the USA U19 World Championship team as selected by USA Basketball. The 6-foot-4 Bell, who is going into his sophomore year with the Wildcats, saw limited action for the most part last season because of... Read more

Bell named finalist for USA Basketball Under-19 team

Sunday, June 19, 2011, 1:54 PM
Villanova guard James Bell was one of 13 players named Sunday as finalists for the 2011 USA Men’s Under-19 World Championship team. The USA Basketball junior national team committee must cut one of the 13 players before Friday, when the team heads over to Lithuania to continue training. The... Read more

Sheila Reid wins second Honda Sports Award

Thursday, June 16, 2011, 1:05 PM
Villanova’s Sheila Reid, who became the first woman in NCAA history to win the national outdoor championship at 1,500 and 5,000 meters in the same meet, has been named winner of the Honda Sports Award in track and field. Reid, who won the Honda Award for cross country in December after winning... Read more

Jay Wright's staff shuffle

Saturday, June 11, 2011, 4:36 PM
It’s almost like Jay Wright has gotten the band back together. Whatever the case, and the circumstances, Villanova’s head coach has welcomed two former assistants back to his staff in the past month. Doug West is the latest to return. The former Wildcat star coached with Wright for three... 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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