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  • 2016 and 2018 Villanova title teams will face off virtually for charity

    Larry Brown Sports "One of the few fun things that has come out of the ongoing sports shutdown is some of the video gaming that athletes are taking part in. It has allowed us to see a different side of some of these athletes, and also test their skills on the sticks. On Monday, that will be taken to a..." May 04

  • Jeremiah Robinson-Earl Alters Draft Decision Because Of Coronavirus Concerns

    Villanova "Freshman forward Jeremiah Robinson-Earl (Overland Park, Kan.) not pursue entry into the 2020 National Basketball Association Draft and will return to Villanova in 2020-21, it was announced today. Robinson-Earl started all 31 games for Villanova in 2019-20, averaging..." April 15

  • The All-Time Villanova Basketball Starting 5

    12 Up "Nova Nation has been blessed with truly great basketball talents, and they've got the championship rings to prove it. The Wildcats have won four national titles, with their most recent coming in 2018, their second in three years. The longtime Big East program has been one of the most..." April 10

  • March Madness: The 10 biggest national championship upsets in NCAA Tournament history

    CBS Sports "It's called March "Madness" for a reason. The upsets that crush your bracket every year happen all month, but as the tournament goes deeper, the chances of a monumental upset in a later round get more slim. But that's not to say that there have not been upsets in the national..." April 07

  • NCAA unlikely to grant extra eligibility year to winter athletes

    The Score "The NCAA is unlikely to grant another year of eligibility to student-athletes who participate in winter sports and had their seasons and tournaments cut short due to the coronavirus outbreak, reports Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports. Spring student-athletes are still in line to..." March 18

  • 1 of these 8 teams will win the NCAA Tournament

    The Score "For all of the perceived parity that exists in March Madness, the actual list of recent champions is short. Only 12 schools have won the NCAA Tournament over the last 22 years, and last season's champ (Virginia) had been a top seed in four of the previous six years. This season,..." March 11

  • Jay Wright isn’t leaving Villanova for Knicks or any NBA gig

    Clutch Points "Jay Wright isn’t going to leave Villanova to coach the New York Knicks, according to Dana O’Neil of The Athletic. An earlier Monday rumor suggested the Knicks were “strong” interested in Wright. In fact, O’Neil is reporting Wright..." February 17

  • College Basketball Powerhouses That Won’t Make it Past First Weekend of NCAA Tournament

    12 Up "This college basketball season is already among the most chaotic in recent memory, as Kansas and Louisville are the only traditional major conference powers in the top five of the AP Poll. In a season where the mightiest teams have struggled to string together wins, the NCAA Tournament is..." February 11

  • Villanova retiring jerseys of Kyle Lowry, Ryan Arcidiacono

    The Score "Villanova will retire the jerseys of Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry and Chicago Bulls guard Ryan Arcidiacono at separate ceremonies in February, the school announced Tuesday. Lowry spent a pair of seasons at Villanova, leading..." January 14

  • This Big East, by one metric, is the biggest beast the league has ever been

    Sporting News "There have been better college basketball conferences than the 2019-20 Big East, whether you want to define that strength as the presence of superstar talent, the abundance of quality teams or a concentration of contenders for national honors. There was a time, in 1982-83, when..." January 09

  • Villanova’s Jay Wright named AP college basketball coach of the decade

    Hamilton Spectator "The final seconds of the 2016 national title game were some of the most dramatic in college basketball history. North Carolina's Marcus Paige hit an off-balance three-pointer to tie the game with 4.7 seconds left, only to be upstaged by Villanova's Kris Jenkins hitting a..." January 05

  • Gonzaga is new No. 1, as chaos continues to shake up the Power 36

    NCAA "Villanova dropped Kansas on Saturday. Chaos is here. There are no great/dominating/intimidating teams this season. But that’s fine with me. Give me a last possession game like I saw Saturday at Wells Fargo Arena in front of a packed passionate house, and all is..." December 25

  • Your Daily Cartoon: College basketball's No. 1 seeds keep getting upset

    The Sports Daily "It’s a common theme that No. 1 seeds in college basketball don’t stay at the top for too long, as upsets are common. The season is long, and letdown spots make it difficult on young athletes, so the top 25 gets reshuffled every week. " December 25

  • Las Vegas predicts Kansas-Villanova showdown

    247 Sports "All but one of Kansas’ nine wins this season have come by double-digits. But if Las Vegas lines are any indication, the Jayhawks should be in for a much tougher contest when Kansas travels to face Villanova at 11 a.m. CT Saturday on FOX. While some lines opened with Kansas a..." December 21

  • Best of the decade: Top 10 men's college basketball players

    USA Today "From the beginning of the decade, when Anthony Davis powered Kentucky to a national title, to the end, when Duke's Zion Williamson provided a spectacular highlight reel, college basketball has entertained fans with a wide array of game-changing..." December 11