Villanova Wildcats Articles

Darrun HIlliard
College basketball season is creeping up fast, and Athlon Sports is counting down to Midnight Madness and the start of practice on Oct. 17.  No. 12 Villanova is built to win the Big East for a second consecutive season, something the...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
Jay Wright
The Big East coaching roster — back in its classic lineup — was notable for its firebrands on the bench with Jim Boeheim, John Thompson, Rollie Massimino and Lou Carnesecca. The lineup in the second year of this version of the Big...
David Fox
2 months ago
Billy Donovan
While many teams are fighting for a spot in the NCAA Tournament from the bubble, another key part of the bracket is still being determined.A No. 1 seed carries with it not just prestige, but also a decisive advantage history wise to advance to the...
David Fox
9 months ago
Scottie Wilbekin
Snow through the Southeast and mid-Atlantic derailed basketball schedules Wednesday and Thursday, pushing the first Duke-North Carolina matchup into the third week of February.The weekend may make up for missed time.Quality games highlight both...
David Fox
10 months ago
One shot from a point guard in a slump has helped change the perception of the new Big East.Ryan Arcidiacono has been in a shooting funk before Villanova coach Jay Wright drew up a play for him in the waning seconds against Kansas in the Battle 4...
David Fox
1 year ago
Battle 4 Atlantis Facts and FiguresSite: Paradise Island, BahamasTV: NBC Sports NetworkChampionship game: Saturday, 9:30 p.m.First-round gamesVillanova vs. USC (1 p.m.)Kansas vs. Wake Forest (3:30 p.m.)Xavier vs. Iowa (7 p.m.)Tennessee vs. UTEP (9:...
David Fox
1 year ago
This preview and more on Villanova and the Big East are available in the Athlon Sports 2013-14 College Basketball Preseason Annual. The magazine is available online or on newsstands everywhere.Villanova Facts & FiguresLast season: 20-14 (10-8...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
The new Big East has a leg up on other basketball leagues that don’t have major college football. That’s clear. Georgetown, Villanova, Marquette, St. John’s and even Butler and Xavier are established basketball brands.The ...
David Fox
1 year ago
One thing is pretty clear about the new Big East: Projecting the league is going to be difficult.Georgetown and Marquette tied for the Big East title in the old conference, but both teams lose key players. Villanova, which defeated Georgetown and...
David Fox
1 year ago
Every NCAA Tournament field is unique, yet the same. Even with 68 teams, the teams selected for the field -- and those who arrive via automatic bid -- assemble a mix of national powers, regulars on the March Madness scene and newcomers....
David Fox
1 year ago
Caution employers: Work productivity may be down Thursday and Friday this week and next. The wild ride continues as college basketball conference tournaments enter their most dramatic phase. Four games in one day in major conferences,...
David Fox
1 year ago
March Madness is just getting started as the college basketball season shifts to the conference tournaments. Titles will be won, NCAA Tournament spots will be clinched or lost all over the country. Here’s what to watch in the Big East. BIG EAST...
Mitch Light
1 year ago
A handful of players hit multiple milestones this week, but they weren’t necessarily the most notable numbers of the week. Creighton’s National Player of the Year contender Doug McDermott reached the 2,000-point mark, Kansas’ Jeff Withey...
David Fox
1 year ago
Throughout the final months of the college basketball season, Athlon Sports will take a quick snapshot of key movers in the potential NCAA field. Who's moving up? Who's moving down? Who's on the bubble and who's off? What can we expect in the...
David Fox
1 year ago
With nearly 350 Division I teams, following college basketball can be overwhelming. Let Athlon Sports start your college hoops week each Monday with a look at some of the most intriguing, most important and most interesting stats from around the...
David Fox
1 year ago
With 347 Division I teams, following college basketball can be overwhelming. Let Athlon Sports start your college hoops week each Monday with a look at some of the most intriguing, most important and most interesting stats from around the sport...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
Aside from the turmoil caused by conference realignment, the Big East has continued some familiar trends: Syracuse continues to be among the national elite with a bench player taking his turn in the spotlight, Louisville continues to be a...
David Fox
2 years ago
The next two years will mark the end of an era for the Big East. No more Jim Calhoun this season. No more Syracuse and no more Pittsburgh next season. No more Notre Dame in the years to come. The Big East will expand again next season with...
David Fox
2 years ago
College football season hasn’t begun, but here at Athlon we’re already hard at work in thinking about the 2012-13 basketball season. Believe us, the season will be here before you know it. Every team has questions about the upcoming season, but...
David Fox
2 years ago
Even for a league with campus institutions like Jim Boeheim at Syracuse and Jim Calhoun at Connecticut, this offseason was relatively quiet for the Big East coaching ranks.   For only the second time since 1995-96, the Big East did not have...
David Fox
2 years ago
One of the unfortunate truths of the latest wave of conference realignment is the overwhelming focus on football. As a result, basketball and other sports have been of secondary concern in some circles. In others, such as at Butler and VCU and...
David Fox
2 years ago
There were a few minutes in the second half of Wednesday night’s game between Syracuse and Villanova where it looked like the Wildcats would make it an exciting finish. But the Syracuse Orange (18-0, 5-0 Big East) did what they’ve done against...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago