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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

Nova's White out for the season

Thursday, September 1, 2011, 8:21 PM
Before the opening kickoff of the Mayor's Cup Thursday night at Lincoln Financial Field, Villanova announced that senior wide receiver Norman White will sit out the season due to a foot injury. White will redshirt and return next year. The 6-foot-3, 205-pound native of Hammonton. N.J., made first-team... Read more

Video: Villanova wide receiver Mikey Reynolds

Tuesday, August 30, 2011, 8:37 PM
Villanova football coach Andy Talley talks about his apprehensions going into the team's first game of the 2011 season. (Video by Kevin Tatum/The Philadelphia Inquirer) Read more

Video: Villanova wide receiver Mikey Reynolds

Tuesday, August 30, 2011, 8:35 PM
Villanova wide receiver Mikey Reynolds talks about the Wildcats' previous Mayor's Cup games against Temple. (Video by Kevin Tatum/The Philadelphia Inquirer) Read more

Video: Villanova linebacker Dillon Lucas

Tuesday, August 30, 2011, 8:33 PM
Villanova's Dillon Lucas talks about stepping into the starting lineup at middle linebacker as a freshman. (Video by Kevin Tatum/The Philadelphia Inquirer) Read more

Goodman decommits from Villanova

Saturday, August 27, 2011, 3:53 PM
Former Academy of the New Church standout Savon Goodman backed out of his commitment to play basketball at Villanova, according to multiple sources close to the situation. The 6-foot-6 forward, who transferred from ANC to Constitution High on Wednesday, is in Venice Beach (Calif.) competing in the... 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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