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Villanova Opener Aug 30 at Boston College

Monday, February 25, 2013, 2:11 PM
Villanova, the defending Colonial Athletic Association football champion, has released its 2013 schedule that opens at Boston College and includes a rematch in its first home game with its playoff opponent Stony Brook. According to a school official, the times of the game won’t be known until... Read more

Villanova must stay focused to stay in hunt for NCAA bid

Saturday, February 23, 2013, 10:14 PM
Villanova continued its winning ways in the Big East on Saturday, and now is one victory away from what has been a magic number through the years for conference teams under consideration for the NCAA tournament. The Wildcats’ 60-56 victory over Marquette at the Pavilion was their third straight... Read more

Ryan Arcidiacono's shooting aids Villanova win over Connecticut

Saturday, February 16, 2013, 4:42 PM
For the third time in a Big East game this season, Villanova’s Ryan Arcidiacono hit at least five three-point baskets and scored more than 20 points. So after the freshman point guard accounted for 25 points Saturday in the Wildcats’ 70-61 over Connecticut at the XL Center in Hartford... Read more

Villanova still seeking signature road win

Wednesday, February 13, 2013, 5:05 PM
Following back-to-back Big East wins, the time seemed right for Villanova to pick up the signature road win that would provide one more reason for the NCAA tournament committee to put the Wildcats on the A-list for March Madness. But once again, the opponent’s experience in the backcourt made... Read more

Following two blowout wins, Villanova will find it tough on the road

Saturday, February 9, 2013, 7:15 PM
After a disheartening loss to lowly Providence, Villanova took care of business by dispatching the two teams with the worst records in the Big East, DePaul and South Florida. Now life for Jay Wright and his players gets more stressful, with road contests Tuesday at No. 17 Cincinnati and Saturday at... Read more

Did Wildcats find their stride in easy win over DePaul?

Wednesday, February 6, 2013, 2:48 PM
After Villanova lost a pair of seniors-to-be, Maalik Wayns and Dominic Cheek, following last season, people started to refer to the Wildcats as “young.” Jay Wright prefers the term “inexperienced.” Few expected the Wildcats to have a smooth ride through the 2012-13 season... Read more

Villanova can't capitalize on defeating lowly Friars

Sunday, February 3, 2013, 4:57 PM
This was the time for Villanova to make a move in the Big East. The Wildcats had defeated No. 5 Louisville and third-ranked Syracuse to thrust themselves into the conversation for an NCAA bid. Though they lost at Notre Dame, the feeling was that they could come up with wins in their next three games... 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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