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Villanova held its first preseason practice on Monday afternoon.
 
Villanova held its first preseason practice on Monday afternoon.
 

Aug. 5, 2013

Head Coach Andy Talley on First Practice: Video | Quotes

VILLANOVA, Pa. - The Villanova Wildcats officially opened the 2013 season on Monday afternoon with a spirited two and a half hour workout on the Villanova Stadium turf. Villanova will have a three week preseason camp before classes begin on the Main Line on Monday, August 26.

Villanova returns 16 starters and 35 letterwinners from last year's team that went 8-4 overall and 6-2 in CAA play to claim a share of the conference championship. The 8-4 mark helped the Wildcats earn their fourth NCAA playoff berth in the last five seasons.

At last week's CAA Media Day event, the Wildcats garnered 11 of 22 first place votes and were picked to win the conference championship in the preseason predicted order of finish.

Six Wildcat standouts were chosen to the preseason All-Conference team, including sophomore quarterback John Robertson, junior running back Kevin Monangai, senior offensive lineman Josh Bucci, senior defensive tackle Rakim Cox, senior nose guard Antoine Lewis and senior punter Mark Hamilton. Lewis has also been named a preseason All-American by the Sports Network and he is also on the Buck Buchanan Preseason Watch List. The Buchanan Award is given to the top defensive player in FCS football.

Villanova will open the 2013 campaign on Saturday, August 31, with a game at ACC member Boston College. Kickoff is set for noon.

NOTES: Senior offensive lineman Dan Shirey and senior defensive lineman Antoine Lewis will serve as co-captains this year...Villanova had 90 players report to preseason camp...The Wildcats will open the home portion of their schedule on Sept. 21 against Stony Brook in the CAA opener...Head coach Andy Talley enters the season with a Villanova career record of 198-120-1 and is just two wins shy of career win number 200.

 

 

2013 PRESEASON PRACTICE SCHEDULE

Monday, Aug. 5
1-4 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 6
1-4 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 7
1-4 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 8
1-4 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 9
1-4 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 10
7-9:15 a.m.
2-4:15 p.m.

Monday, Aug. 12
1-4 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 13
7-9:15 a.m.
2-4:15 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 14
8:30-10:30 a.m.

Thursday, Aug. 15
7-9:15 a.m.
6:30-8:45 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 16
1-4 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 17
7-9:15 a.m.
2-4:15 p.m.

Monday, Aug. 19
1-4 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 20
7-9:15 a.m.
2-4:15 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 21
8:30-10:30 a.m.

Thursday, Aug. 22
7-9:15 a.m.
2-4:15 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 23
3:30-5:30 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 24
4:15-6 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 25
3:15-5:15 p.m.

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