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Archive: December, 2011

Villanova-Temple matchup should be interesting

Friday, December 9, 2011, 5:55 PM
If you take away all the hype and rhetoric associated with Saturday’s Big Five game between Villanova and Temple at the Liacouras Center, you’ll find an interesting matchup of two teams trying to locate their rhythm amid the high expectations of their fan bases. The Wildcats (5-3 overall... Read more

Video: 'Nova bounces back, beats Penn

Sunday, December 4, 2011, 2:40 AM
Penn's Zack Rosen gave a solid effort, but the Quakers fell short in a 73-65 loss to Big 5 rival Villanova.'s Jonathan Tannenwald and the Inquirer's Joe Juliano report from the Pavilion. Read more

Sutton out indefinitely with thumb injury

Saturday, December 3, 2011, 6:21 PM
Villanova center Maurice Sutton suffered a dislocated left thumb during practice on Thursday and will miss an indefinite period. The 6-foot-11 Sutton, a redshirt junior and the Wildcats’ only experienced big man other than Mouphtaou Yarou, had played in all six games this season. He averaged... 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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