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  • Four-star 2018 forward Saddiq Bey commits to Villanova

    Washington Post "Four-star 2018 forward Saddiq Bey, a Sidwell Friends graduate, committed to Villanova on Friday, adding another Washington-D.C. area player to the reigning NCAA champion Wildcats. In mid-May, Bey was granted his full release from North Carolina State after a mutual decision..." June 15

  • Villanova’s NBA exodus proves 2018 title team one of the most talented we’ve seen

    College Basketball Talk "The most interesting conversation to have in regards to Villanova and the reigning champ’s NBA draft exodus is not how good they will be for the 2018-19 season but rather how good they were this past season, and why we never gave them the credit they deserved. The winner of the..." June 04

  • Duke favored to win basketball title next season

    Sportsnaut "After signing the three highest-rated recruits out of high school, the Duke Blue Devils are the favorites to win the national championship in men’s collegiate basketball in 2019. June 01

  • Albany transfer Joe Cremo headed to Villanova

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Guard Joe Cremo, a 6-foot-4 grad transfer from Albany who drew interest from the Cincinnati Bearcats, University of Louisville, the Ohio State Buckeyes and others, announced Tuesday morning via Twitter that he'll play at Villanova. Cremo had recently narrowed his list of destinations to five..." May 08

  • Villanova gets off to fast start landing Eric Dixon

    247 Sports "Villanova and Jay Wright are coming off of a dominant run to a national championship, and it should be no surprise that things are going well on the recruiting trail. On Tuesday the Wildcats reeled in one of the best players in the area in four-star power forward Eric Dixon who announced the..." April 17

  • Jay Wright: NBA intrigues me, but I’m staying at Villanova

    Pro Basketball Talk "Villanova’s Jay Wright is the hot name in NBA coaching searches. Brad Stevens’ success with the Celtics has opened the door for college coaches, and Wright looks like he could translate. His offense spaces the floor at an NBA level. He gets his players – often undersized in order to maximize..." April 12

  • La Salle expected to hire Villanova assistant Howard

    College Basketball Talk "La Salle is expected to name Ashley Howard as their next head coach. Howard has spent the last five season as an assistant on the Villanova staff, meaning that he has been Jay Wright’s assistant through the Wildcat ascendance to being a Big East dynasty. He’s also a Philly native that played at..." April 09

  • Jalen Brunson, A’ja Wilson take home John R. Wooden Award

    CBS Sports "Villanova hardly broke a sweat en route to its second national title in three seasons, defeating each NCAA Tournament foe by no fewer than 12 points. Loaded with talent at every position, the Wildcats were represented as well as any program in Friday night's announcement of the 2017-18..." April 07

  • Villanova Expects Jay Wright To Reject NBA Interest

    Real GM Basketball "Jay Wright has received interest in the past from NBA teams and figures to be a top candidate again this offseason after leading Villanova to their second national championship in three seasons. Wright currently lives 30 miles from where he grew up and is secure in his position at..." April 03

  • Report: UM-Villanova game a ratings disaster

    Detroit News "The NCAA championship game wasn’t much of a game. And it wasn’t much of a hit with viewers, either — drawing the worst overnight ratings ever, according to Sports Business Daily. According to reporter Austin Karper, Villanova’s 79-62 victory over Michigan on Monday night drew a 10.3..." April 03

  • Old Donte DiVincenzo vulgar tweet goes viral

    Larry Brown Sports "Donte DiVincenzo is quickly discovering the double-edged nature of fame. The Villanova guard stole the show in Monday night’s national championship game against Michigan by coming off the bench to score a career-high 31 points, including 18 in the first half to set the tone for the evening..." April 03

  • It's time to put Jay Wright in the pantheon of elite college coaches

    ESPN "As Villanova players cut down the basketball nets, Kris Jenkins draped his arm around Ryan Arcidiacono and the two former Wildcats reveled in the dynasty their alma mater has created. The 79-62 national championship win over Michigan on Monday had far less drama than Villanova's epic title..." April 03

  • Donte DiVincenzo Is Villanova’s Newest Star. Next Year It’ll Be Someone Else.

    New York Times "The last time Villanova reached the Final Four, in 2016, the Wildcats had a date in the national semifinals with Oklahoma and its senior superstar Buddy Hield, a 3-point-shooting guard who was college basketball’s player of the year that season. Drafted to play as Hield for Villanova’s practice..." April 03

  • Villanova greases poles in preparation for possible celebrations

    Larry Brown Sports "Villanova is ready to party Monday night if the Wildcats win the NCAA title — in more ways than one. According to ESPN and the AP, authorities have already greased the utility poles around the school in the event that revelers come out to celebrate a championship." April 02

  • Final Four viewership up substantially from last time event was on TBS

    Awful Announcing "Viewership for TBS’ Final Four coverage Saturday were always going to be down from last year, when the event aired on CBS. But in encouraging news for Turner Sports, the numbers were up 15 percent from the last time the national semifinals aired on TBS, in 2016. TBS announced Monday that both..." April 02

  • Villanova’s Jalen Brunson is a very serious person. Seriously.

    Washington Post "At one point during a 25-minute interview session Sunday, the national player of the year paused and reminded listeners, “I actually have a personality.” He stressed that he does, at times in his life, have fun. He does, either simultaneously or otherwise, joke around. Jalen Brunson — the..." April 02

  • Villanova breaks Final Four record for most 3-pointers made

    CBS Sports "Villanova lived -- and truly lived its best life -- by the 3 Saturday. The Wildcats set a Final Four record for most 3-pointers made in a game with 18 triples against Kansas on Saturday. Villanova needed only 21 minutes and 2 seconds of game action to accomplish set that record. With 18 minutes..." April 01

  • Villanova, Michigan to play for NCAA Championship

    ESPN "No. 1 seed Villanova opened as a 6.5-point favorite over No. 3 seed Michigan in Monday's national championship game. The Wildcats are the largest favorites in the championship game since Duke was favored by seven over Butler in 2010. Villanova has been favored in every game this season. The..." April 01

  • Why referee John Higgins won't work Final Four

    CBS Sports "After officiating in the past three Final Fours, official John Higgins will not be on the floor this year. Higgins and his crew were left out of the second weekend's games after after the crew mishandled a call in the Auburn vs. College of Charleston Round 1 match-up, and it will get the same..." March 26

  • Jay Wright | CBB needs to ask NBA for help

    Fanrag Sports "Jay Wright has a way to prevent some of the incidents that we’ve seen reported over the past few days in college basketball. “We need be authentic,” Wright said Monday on the College Hoops Today Podcast. “We need to ask the NBA for help. We need to give kids who want to go and make money the..." February 26

  • Will five-star Villanova commit ever actually play for the Wildcats?

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Five-star point guard Jahvon Quinerly still wants to be a Wildcat. Nearly four months after decommitting from Arizona, the Hackensack, N.J. product pledged his allegiance to Villanova and coach Jay Wright early Wedneaday morning over in-state Seton Hall, UCLA and Stanford via a slick,..." February 14

  • 5-Star PG Jahvon Quinerly to Commit to Villanova After Decommitting from Arizona

    Bleacher Report "Prized point guard prospect Jahvon Quinerly is reportedly planning to play college basketball at Villanova after decommitting from the University of Arizona in October. Per Yahoo Sports' Pete Thamel, Quinerly will pledge to the Wildcats on Wednesday. Quinerly's talent is obvious. He's a..." February 13

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