Quinnipiac Edges Villanova, 2-1
The Villanova softball team fell to the Quinnipiac Bobcats on Saturday evening, 2-1. The Wildcats had led most of the game, but the Bobcats were able to score two runs in the bottom of the fifth to take a 2-1 advantage. With the loss, Villanova drops to 2-2 on the year.
Massimino a Finalist for Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame
Villaonva coaching legend Rollie Massimino, who lead the Wildcats to 357 victories and the 1985 NCAA national title, is a finalist for the 2017 class of inductees to the Naismith Hall of Fame.
Men’s Track DMR Team Posts Strong Time at UCS Invitational
On a weekend that offered one of the final chances to post times that will hopefully qualify for the NCAA Championships next month, Villanova traveled to North Carolina to compete in the distance medley relay on Saturday afternoon. It was a successful endeavor for the Wildcats, who posted a time of 9:37.90 while running in the UCS Invitational at the JDL Fast Track. The race was run on a flat 200-meter track, and the conversion factor should lower that mark to one which will rank at least in the top 10 of the current national performance list.
Nicole Hutchinson Lowers Personal Best in Mile at UCS Invitational
Sophomore middle distance runner Nicole Hutchinson (West Vancouver, B.C.) lowered her personal best time in the Mile in a terrific race at the UCS Invitational on Saturday evening. Hutchinson registered a time of 4:36.16 in her race, and the mark will be further lowered once it is converted to account for being run on a flat 200-meter track. Hutchinson was the lone women’s athlete competing for the Villanova in Saturday’s meet at the JDL Fast Track.
Villanova Wins Double Overtime Thriller Over Xavier
In women’s basketball action on Friday evening, the Villanova Wildcats tallied a thrilling 76-71 double overtime win over the visiting Xavier Musketeers. With the victory, the Wildcats improve to 15-11 overall and 10-5 in Big East play, while Xavier falls to 11-15 overall and 3-12 in conference action.
Brette Lawrence Pitches Villanova Past Eastern Michigan
The Villanova softball team opened the 2017 season with a 1-0 win over Eastern Michigan on Friday afternoon behind a stellar pitching performance from senior Brette Lawrence.
Wildcats Fall to Norfolk State, 4-1, in Season Opener
Senior starting pitcher Hunter Schryver (Mechanicsburg, Pa.) struck out eight over four innings of work but Villanova (0-1) managed just a lone run in the final inning of a 4-1 loss to Norfolk State (1-0) at Marty L. Miller Field on Friday evening. Senior third baseman Todd Czinege (Overland Park, Kan.) and junior catcher Brandon Campos (Middletown, N.Y.) had two hits apiece for the Wildcats in the season opener for both teams and the start of a three-game series.
Board of Trustees Approves Pavilion Renovation
Earlier today, the Villanova University Board of Trustees formally approved a comprehensive renovation plan for the 31-year-old Pavilion on Villanova’s campus. The significant $60 million renovation, which will be funded entirely by donor support, will transform the existing Pavilion—creating a high-quality, game-day experience for Villanova students, faculty, staff, alumni and fans. The renovated arena will provide an atmosphere befitting our elite men’s and women’s basketball programs and will honor the storied history of Villanova Basketball. The renovation of the Pavilion is scheduled to begin in June 2017. Upon its reopening, the arena will officially be named the Finneran Pavilion