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Top recruit Phil Booth verbally commits to Villanova

Tuesday, July 30, 2013, 2:17 PM
Villanova gets verbal commitment from 6-4 guard Phil Booth, a 6-4 guard from Mount St. Joseph's in Baltimore. He announced it on Twitter earlier Tuesday. I am commited to be a student-athlete at the university of villanova #novanation — Phil Booth 2⃣3⃣ (@BIGPhil_23) July 30, 2013 Read more

Report: Bonner grad Ashley Howard to become Villanova assistant

Thursday, May 23, 2013, 3:34 PM
Xavier assistant basketball coach Ashley Howard is leaving after one season to take a job as an assistant at Villanova, Musketeers head coach Chris Mack told the Cincinnati Enquirer Thursday. Wildcats head coach Jay Wright, through a spokesman, declined comment. Villanova has an opening on its staff... Read more

Arcidiacono to try out for USA U19 National Team

Friday, May 10, 2013, 3:49 PM
Ryan Arcidiacono, a freshman point guard at Villanova, accepted an invitation to participate in the 2013 USA Basketball Men’s U19 National Team training camp. The camp, which also serves as a tryout, will be held on June 15-19 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. Twelve... Read more

Villanova announces guard Tony Chennault will transfer

Thursday, April 18, 2013, 1:09 PM
Guard Tony Chennault, who transferred to Villanova a year ago and was allowed to play right away after being granted a hardship waiver by the NCAA, has decided to transfer out of the university, coach Jay Wright said Thursday. Chennault, who is from Philadelphia and played at Neumann-Goretti High... Read more

Yacoubou to transfer from Villanova

Thursday, April 4, 2013, 5:02 PM
Sophomore guard Achraf Yacoubou has decided to transfer from Villanova, according to web reports. The 6-foot-4 Yacoubou, the New York state player of the year in 2011, averaged 2.9 points and 2.6 rebounds in 31 games for the Wildcats during the past season. He was fourth on the team with 21 three-point... Read more

Video: What Villanova must do to defeat UNC

Thursday, March 21, 2013, 11:28 PM
The ninth-seeded Villanova Wildcats open up their NCAA Tournament with a game against the UNC Tar Heels. CineSport's Noah Coslov and The Inquirer's Joe Juliano discuss 'Nova's keys to the game. Read more

Villanova prepared for matchup with UNC

Thursday, March 21, 2013, 6:30 PM
The Inquirer's Marc Narducci discusses Villanova's confidence going into their NCAA matchup against University of North Carolina on Friday. Read more

Villanova coach Jay Wright congratulates La Salle

Thursday, March 21, 2013, 4:51 PM
While talking about his team Thursday during his NCAA press conference in Kansas City, Mo., Villanova coach Jay Wright made a point of warmly recognizing La Salle for its first-round victory over Boise State. The Explorers defeated the Broncos, 80-71, Wednesday night in Dayton, Ohio, earning them... Read more

North Carolina coach Williams impressed with Villanova

Tuesday, March 19, 2013, 6:02 PM
North Carolina coach Roy Williams is impressed with what Villanova, the Tar Heels’ opponent in the second round of the NCAA South Regional, has accomplished this season. Williams, speaking Tuesday at a news conference in Chapel Hill, admitted that he still didn’t know too much about the... Read more

Video: Villanova's Wright Excited for Tourney

Monday, March 18, 2013, 4:14 AM
Villanova men's basketball head coach Jay Wright discusses the NCAA Tournament after learning the Wildcats will be facing North Carolina Friday night in the NCAA Tournament. 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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