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Archive: September, 2011

Talley not reslishing date with William and Mary

Tuesday, September 27, 2011, 1:57 PM
Villanova will resume its Colonial Athletic Association schedule by hosting Williams and Mary on Saturday. Wildcats coach Andy Talley, who in a rebuilding year has played as many 18 first-year players in games. is not exactly looking forward to facing a Tribe squad that was picked to win the Colonial... Read more

Talley uneasy with his Wildcats

Monday, September 26, 2011, 4:25 PM
 Though his team came out with a victory over Penn Satruday night at Franklin Field, Villanova coach Andy Talley said on Monday that the Wildcats still have a long way to go. 'Nova defeated Penn, 30-21, in a game that was closer than the final score would indicate. It gave the Wildcats their... Read more

Talley going with Culicerto against Penn

Monday, September 19, 2011, 2:28 PM
After watching true freshman Chris Polony struggle mightily against Monmouth on Saturday in the first game of his collegiate career, Villanova coach Andy Talley said on Monday that redshirt senior Christian Culicerto will take the reins this week against Penn at Franklin Field. In the Wildcats' 20-9... Read more

Villanova falls to 0-3 with loss to Monmouth

Saturday, September 17, 2011, 6:38 PM
Things just keep getting worse for Villanova. The Wildcats recorded just their loss in their last 26 at Villanova Stadium in a 20-9 defeat to Monmouth Saturday afternoon. Villanova opened the game with true freshman Chris Polony under center. After Polony proved ineffective, redshirt senior Christian... Read more

QB Thomas out for four to six weeks

Wednesday, September 14, 2011, 5:20 PM
Villanova is only two games into its football season, but coach Andy Talley can be excused if he feels it’s already been interminable. The young Wildcats (0-2) suffered another blow to their offense with the loss of quarterback Dustin Thomas for four to six weeks with a third-degree separation... Read more

Villanova releases full hoop schedule

Thursday, September 8, 2011, 2:24 PM
A Nov. 11 opener against Monmouth at the Pavilion and six games at the Wells Fargo Center, including a matchup against defending national champion Connecticut, highlight Villanova’s 2011-12 basketball schedule released Thursday. The Wildcats will open their Big Five schedule on Nov. 15 at home... Read more

Talley predicts improvement for Thomas

Monday, September 5, 2011, 2:02 PM
Back on the field for the first time since high school, Dustin Thomas struggled immensely on Thursday night. But, Villanova head coach Andy Talley saw more than the three passes Thomas threw away into the hands of Temple defenders. Talley said on Monday that he was content with the quarterback’s... Read more

Talley stays with starters

Friday, September 2, 2011, 2:14 PM
Though his team was down 21-0 after the first half, and 35-0 after three quarters, Villanova coach Andy Talley kept his first-string offense in the game all the way to end of the Wildcats 42-7 loss to Temple in the Mayor's Cup at Lincoln Financial Field. Talley played 17 first-year starters, including... Read more

Villanova's Big East schedule set

Thursday, September 1, 2011, 12:53 PM
Villanova will begin its 2011-12 Big East Conference basketball schedule on Dec. 28 at West Virginia. Coming off a 21-11 season that ended with a first-round loss in the NCAA tournament, the Wildcats also are on the road for their second game, Jan. 1 at Marquette. They will make their home debut... Read more

'Nova loss came as no surprise

Thursday, September 1, 2011, 11:04 PM
By the time its 42-7 loss to Temple was over, Villanova had used 17 first-year players as they challenged the Owls in the Mayor's Cup at Lincoln Financial Field. The Wildcats dug a hole for themselves with two first-half turnovers, and trailed 21-0 at intermission. It never got any better for 'Nova... 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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