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La Salle Tops Villanova in OT Thriller

Sunday, November 25, 2012, 9:06 PM
Video: Joe Juliano of the Inquirer reports from Tom Gola Arena where La Salle earned an overtime-victory over Villanova, 77-74, in Big 5 action. Read more

Villanova football's road to the playoffs

Friday, November 16, 2012, 12:57 PM
Villanova is currently 7-3 overall and 5-2 in the Colonial Athletic Association. There are 20 FCS playoff bids, 10 automatic and 10 at-large. Eight of the 20 play Thanksgiving weekend with the rest receiving a first-round bye. New Hampshire is 6-1 in the CAA and would earn the CAA automatic big with... Read more

Robertson on track to play on Saturday

Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 7:41 PM
Villanova quarterback John Robertson has passed all the concussion tests to this point, according to a school official. He is on track to play on Saturday and the team will likely know for sure after practice Thursday. Robertson suffered his injury in Saturday's win over James Madison. Villanova... Read more

Wild week ahead for 'Nova

Monday, November 12, 2012, 12:02 PM
The Colonial Athletic Association is still working on potential football tiebreaking procedures which could come into play to determine the conference’s automatic Football Championship Subdivision playoff berth. With one game remaining there are six teams within one game, although Old Dominion... Read more

Preparation the key to the quick start for Villanova's Arcidiacono

Sunday, November 11, 2012, 5:58 PM
Villanova freshman point guard Ryan Arcidiacono was obviously disappointed not to play his high school senior season at Neshaminy following December back surgery, but instead of pouting, he used his down time to his advantage. Arcidiacono attended Villanova’s games, a valuable lesson into what... Read more

No major conclusions from Villanova's opener

Saturday, November 10, 2012, 12:01 AM
The big question for Villanova basketball is whether the Wildcats can be significantly improved or even slightly improved from last season’s 13-19 team. After one game this can be answered with a simple question – who knows? It’s hard to take much from the opening 78-58 win over... Read more

Point guard Ty Johnson to transfer from Villanova

Wednesday, November 7, 2012, 4:17 PM
Sophomore point guard Ty Johnson will transfer from Villanova, coach Jay Wright announced Wednesday. The 6-foot-3 Johnson, of Plainfield, N.J., played in all 32 games last season for the Wildcats, making nine starts but mostly backing up Maalik Wayns. He averaged 3.3 points, 1.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists... Read more

Villanova basketball broadcasts moving to WIP-AM

Wednesday, October 24, 2012, 4:19 PM
Villanova University athletics announced Wednesday that it has signed a multi-year agreement to move its men's basketball and football broadcasts to WIP-AM (610). The broadcasts kick off with the start of the basketball season on Nov. 9. Villanova football games will move to WIP-AM at the start of... Read more

Villanova's Livers is CAA Special Teams Player of the Week

Monday, October 22, 2012, 10:25 AM
Villanova sophomore Poppy Livers has been named the Colonial Athletic Association Special Teams Player of the Week after becoming the first Wildcat to return a punt for a touchdown in more than three decades. Livers’ 66-yard punt return keyed Villanova’s 49-24 win at Georgia State. It... Read more

Villanova football not looking too far ahead

Tuesday, October 16, 2012, 5:18 PM
Villanova is now ranked No. 24 in the latest Sports Network Football Championship Subdivision poll, but coach Andy Talley won’t allow his team to look too far ahead or dwell on recent national attention. The Wildcats bounced back from a 28-17 loss to Richmond in Saturday’s convincing 38-14... Read more
About this blog
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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