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Big East announces Villanova's conference basketball schedule

Thursday, June 28, 2012, 1:10 PM
Villanova will play Pittsburgh, Providence, South Florida and Syracuse twice each during the 2012-13 Big East men's basketball season. The conference on Thursday announced each team's home and away matchups for the season. With West Virginia having withdrawn from the Big East, each of the 15 teams... Read more

Chennault to visit Villanova

Friday, April 13, 2012, 7:23 PM
Former Wake Forest basketball player Tony Chennault is scheduled to take an on-campus visit to Villanova on Thursday. The 6-foot-2 point guard is strongly considering transferring to the Big East Conference school. Chennault, who just completed his sophomore season, will have two seasons of eligibility... Read more

Two Wildcats earn All-America honors in indoor track

Monday, March 12, 2012, 6:46 PM
Two Villanova athletes earned All-America honors at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships held over the weekend in Nampa, Idaho. Sophomore Samuel McEntee captured fourth place in the mile but his time of 4 minutes, 1.91 seconds was only .25 seconds off the winning time. His finishing 400-meter... Read more

A look at South Florida, and avoiding a season sweep

Wednesday, March 7, 2012, 12:02 PM
There may be people who feel that Villanova has a good chance Wednesday night in the second round of the Big East tournament against South Florida, believing that the Wildcats would not lose three times in the same season to the Bulls. Well, that got us to thinking: How have the Wildcats done when... Read more

Villanova to play in 2012 season-opening 2K Sports Classic

Tuesday, March 6, 2012, 1:21 PM
Villanova has accepted an invitation to tip off its 2012-13 season at the 2K Sports Classic, a tournament that wraps up with two games at New York’s Madison Square Garden on Nov. 15 and 16. The Wildcats, along with Alabama, Purdue and Oregon State, will host regional round games between Nov... Read more

Villanova loses 'Cat fight

Saturday, March 3, 2012, 8:42 PM
Video: Villanova clawed back against Cincinnati in the Big East finale, but it still wasn't enough as the Wildcats fell, 72-68, to the Bearcats on Saturday afternoon. The Inquirer's Joe Juliano reports from the Pavilion. Read more

Villanova hopes to keep momentum vs. Cincinnati

Friday, March 2, 2012, 6:41 PM
Now that Villanova finally has won a game after building a big first-half lead, the Wildcats appear to have heightened confidence going into their final regular-season game and the Big East tournament. The Wildcats, who were 0-3 after building up first-half leads of at least 18 points this season... Read more

Villanova seeks to bounce back vs. Georgetown

Friday, February 24, 2012, 5:48 PM
Villanova has had almost an entire week to review its most recent pair of heartbreaking games, contests that saw the Wildcats race out to huge early leads and then relinquish them before battling to force overtime, only to lose in the extra period. The Wildcats (11-16 overall, 4-11 Big East) return... Read more

Video: Overtime déjà vu for Villanova

Tuesday, February 21, 2012, 3:12 AM
Villanova lost in overtime for the second straight game, this time blowing a double-digit lead in the second half en route to a 73-70 loss to Connecticut. Mike Kern of the Daily News and Joe Juliano of the Inquirer report from the Wells Fargo Center. (Video by Samantha Corrado/Philly.com) Read more

James Bell to miss Nova's next two games

Friday, February 17, 2012, 4:03 PM
The injury news keeps getting worse for Villanova's men's basketball team. The Wildcats announced Friday that sophomore guard James Bell will miss the team’s next two games – Saturday night against No. 23 Notre Dame and Monday night versus Connecticut, both at the Wells Fargo Center –... 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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