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  1. UConn’s Shabazz Napier daggered Villanova last time they met in Philly, ending with ‘that guy Bill Raftery yelling Onions’

    Mar 22, 2014, 4:52 PM EDT

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    After a wild first two days of the NCAA tournament that featured roughly 45 overtime games, Stephen Freaking Austin leading the parade of 12 seeds to pull of upsets because of a FOUR-POINT PLAY, that white guy on Mercer doing one of the best versions of the Holy-Crap-We-Just-Beat-Duke dance I’ve ever seen and Phil Martelli’s…

  2. Phil Martelli wants to fly on the Villanova plane he’s making fun of; Jay Wright is all about it

    Mar 17, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT

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    After the South, West and Midwest brackets were announced Sunday night, none of our three area tournament teams had had their name called on the CBS Selection Show. Naturally, Villanova, St. Joe’s and Delaware are all in the same region. And Villanova and St. Joe’s are in the same building. No. 10 St. Joe’s will…

  3. Darrun Hilliard’s latest dominant Wells Fargo Center performance evokes steel puns from giddy announcers

    Mar 8, 2014, 4:58 PM EDT

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    Forget Michael Carter-Williams. The best player at the Wells Fargo Center this year might be Villanova junior guard Darrun Hilliard. A week after setting a career-high with 26 points in a 73-56 rout of Marquette at the Sixers’ home arena, Hilliard was all over the Wells Fargo court again, filling out the box score with…

  4. Stats, Video, Kyle Korver, Gus Johnson, and Bill Raftery: Here’s everything that happened to No. 4 Villanova last night vs. Creighton

    Jan 21, 2014, 7:00 AM EDT

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    They hit one three. Two threes. Three threes. This is turning into a Stone Cold promo. In total, they hit 21. The Creighton Bluejays routed your No. 4 Villanova Wildcats, 96-68, at Wells Fargo Center on Monday night. Villanova has had a spectacular season to date, but Monday night did not go its way. And…

  5. If you haven’t been paying attention, No. 10 Villanova is really good at basketball right now

    Dec 13, 2013, 3:30 PM EDT

    They're so good, they miraculously found -- and then won -- the lost city of Atlantis. ... We're pretty sure. (USA Today Images)

    Coming into the season, this Sunday’s Villanova-La Salle game figured to be a clash between the city’s two best teams, with the Explorers — coming off a Sweet 16 berth in 2012-13 — maybe even holding the slight edge. But after a month-and-a-half, one thing has become clear: Villanova is by far the best team…

  6. Middle finger last year, indifference this year: Halil Kanacevic talks about St. Joe’s vs. Nova on Saturday

    Dec 6, 2013, 2:13 PM EDT

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    One year after saluting Villanova fans with both of his middle fingers and then promptly blowing the game, St. Joe’s forward Halil Kanacevic was asked by reporters this week if he was relieved that the Hawks’ next game against ’Nova –  this Saturday at 6 p.m. - is in his home gym. And he responded with…

  7. Six predictions for the City 6 season

    Nov 8, 2013, 3:20 PM EDT

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    Yesterday we brought you a handy cheat sheet previewing the six local Division I teams to get you ready for college basketball season, which tips off tonight. Today we’re keeping the hoops coverage rolling with six predictions for the City 6 season (brought to you by the number 6). 1) Most of the teams in…

  8. Your 2013-14 City 6 College Basketball Season Preview

    Nov 7, 2013, 2:15 PM EDT

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    The city’s first Big 5 game tips off Saturday night, when Temple meets Penn at the Palestra. Also on Saturday, La Salle hosts Manhattan, St. Joe’s visits Vermont. Villanova gets going Friday night against Lafayette, and Drexel takes on No. 22 UCLA at midnight ET (Friday into Saturday). Zeitlin’s going to be back tomorrow with…

  9. Photo: I can’t stop looking at this picture of Jay Wright and Nicki Minaj

    Oct 28, 2013, 7:27 PM EDT

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    Coach pic.twitter.com/84tgbj1wk9 — IG: @NickiMinaj (@NICKIMINAJ) October 28, 2013 That’s just — that’s just super. If you’re wondering what the hell is going on, Villanova brought in Ms. Minaj to perform at its Hoops Mania event over the weekend — one of those college basketball kickoff-open-practice-lively-party events that are becoming bigger and bigger spectacles. Michigan…

  10. Video: How Did Villanova’s Fake Punt Work? Answer: They Were Playing Boston College

    Sep 1, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

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    Kudos to the Villanova Wildcats for employing an original fake punt that worked to the tune of a 47-yard touchdown run. It’s not every day you see a real snap, followed by a fake snap/fumblerooski thing, followed by an I-have-no-idea-what’s-going-on-because-the-camera-lost-sight-of-the-football. I was prepared to be impressed, but I couldn’t quite figure out how this actually…

  11. The American Athletic Conference Released Its New Logo, I Picked Its New Mascot

    May 30, 2013, 9:53 AM EDT

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    I made the conscious decision to spend my life covering/following college football and basketball, and I’ve spent the last three months writing and re-writing conference realignment columns because the paragraphs were borderline incomprehensible. Well these schools are going to be in the New Big East and these schools are the Old Big East, but that…