Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Villanova can wrap up top seed in Big East title game vs. Xavier

Saturday, March 14, 2015, 12:35 PM
NEW YORK – When Villanova tries to win its first Big East championship in 20 years on Saturday night and lock up a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament, it will have to find a way to neutralize the inside game of Xavier. The Musketeers (21-12) came into the Big East tournament at Madison Square... Read more

Nova's Ryan Arcidiacono, Jay Wright honored by Big East

Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 5:32 PM
Junior guard Ryan Arcidiacono, the on-court leader of fourth-ranked Villanova, was named Big East co-player of the year, the conference announced Wednesday. Wildcats coach Jay Wright captured coach of the year honors in the league for the second straight year and the fourth time overall. Arcidiacono... Read more

Hilliard and Arcidiacono make All-Big East first team

Sunday, March 8, 2015, 2:41 PM
Villanova senior guard Darrun Hilliard was named Sunday as a unanimous All-Big East selection and joined his teammate, junior guard Ryan Arcidiacono, on the first team. Hilliard and the Providence duo of junior guard Kris Dunn and senior forward LaDontae Henton were named on every ballot in the voting... Read more

Does Villanova have the numbers to be a No. 1 NCAA seed?

Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 5:31 PM
With less than two weeks remaining until Selection Sunday, bracketologists and prognosticators have Villanova as a likely pick to be a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. But do the numbers support the fourth-ranked Wildcats when compared to their competition? Let's take a look at the numbers thus... Read more

Pinkston attorney will ask for extension in making restitution payments

Saturday, February 28, 2015, 1:18 PM
The attorney for Villanova basketball player JayVaughn Pinkston said Saturday he believed the Montgomery County District Attorney’s office filed a petition against his client to ensure payments of more than $11,000 in restitution stemming from a 2010 altercation off-campus. In court papers filed... Read more

Villanova faces tough test Saturday at Seton Hall

Friday, January 2, 2015, 6:45 PM
Seton Hall had played less than .500 basketball over the last two seasons combined but managed to find a way to eke out one-point victories over Villanova in both 2013 and 2014. The Pirates are better this season with a 10-2 record and have their eyes set on sixth-ranked Villanova – and perhaps... Read more

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
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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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