Several Villanovans to Have a Part in Final Four Festivities in Houston
The festivities surrounding the Final Four in Houston this weekend will extend to many Villanovans beyond the student-athletes on the men's basketball team. Among the others who will be participating in events at NRG Stadium are women's basketball player Karlie Crispin and the commentating team of Scott Graham, Brian Finneran and Kacie McDonnell.
Jake Prus Named CAA Football Student-Athlete of the Year
Junior offensive lineman Jake Prus (Woodstown, N.J.) was named the CAA Football Student-Athlete of the Year and Villanova had 42 student-athletes named to the CAA Football All-Academic Team in an announcement by the conference office on Wednesday morning. This is the second straight year and the fourth time in the last nine seasons that a Wildcats student-athlete has been the Student-Athlete of the Year, while the 42 selections for Villanova to the All-Academic Team are a league-high.
Football Team to Begin Spring Practices on March 15
Preparations for the 2016 season will begin next week when the Villanova football team takes the field for the start of spring workouts. The first spring practice for the Wildcats will be on Tuesday, March 15 at Villanova Stadium. In all, Villanova will work out 15 times between March 15 and April 22 as it looks ahead to what should be an exciting fall campaign. Click on the link at the top of this release for the complete spring practice schedule.
Wildcats Announce 2016 Football Schedule
2016 Villanova Football Schedule
Villanova University head football coach Andy Talley today announced the 2016 Wildcat football schedule. The season will kickoff on Saturday, Sept. 3, at ACC member Pittsburgh. This will be the third all-time meeting between the Wildcats and Panthers and first since the 1998 season.
Former Wildcat Rakim Cox Enjoying Super Bowl Run with Carolina Panthers
Former Villanova Wildcat defensive end Rakim Cox has tasted championship success before in his football career. Cox, who is a defensive end on the Carolina Panthers practice squad, was a true freshman on the 2009 Villanova Football team that won the FCS National Championship.
Football Team Signs 17 Players to National Letters of Intent
On the first day of the early signing period, Villanova head coach Andy Talley announced his 2016 recruiting class with the signing of 17 scholastic athletes to National Letters of Intent. All 17 players are expected to enroll at Villanova for the 2016 fall semester and be a part of the Wildcats 2016 squad. The signing class features 11 offensive players and six defensive players.
Football Banquet Postponed Until Saturday, January 30
Due to the winter storm that will affect the area this weekend, the Villanova football banquet scheduled for Saturday night has been postponed one week. The banquet is now scheduled for Saturday, January 30 at Springfield Country Club in Springfield, Pa., with cocktails beginning at 6 p.m. and dinner starting at 7 p.m. Tickets remain on sale and information is available by clicking on the link at the top of this release. If you have already purchased tickets for the banquet, please RSVP for the new date to Joan McGuckin (email@example.com) or by calling the Villanova Football office at 610-519-7787.
Head Football Coach Andy Talley to Retire Following 2016 Season
Villanova University Director of Athletics Mark Jackson today announced that head football coach Andy Talley will retire following the 2016 season. Talley will stay at Villanova through 2017 in an administrative role, serving as Special Assistant to the Athletic Director. Jackson announced that beginning with the 2017 season, Mark Ferrante, longtime Wildcats assistant coach, will succeed Talley and become Villanova’s 30th head coach.