In a surprising move by Jay Wright, Kris Jenkins was benched to start Eric Paschall against the Johnnies. Jenkins responded with a solid showing off the pine. Georgetown and Villanova will clash at the Pavilion for the first time since 2006. "The Big Game" experiences, Howie Long's son gets a ring, Dana O'Neil is signing copies of "Long Shots," and does UConn want to come back to the Big East? How could that possibly look for the conference?
Mark Ferrante put together his first recruiting class since officially taking over as the head coach of the football program. ESPN reporter Dana O'Neil releases a new book that should be a part of the Villanova Curriculum. In her new book, she goes deep into Villanova's 2016 title run, as well as looking back at the past and the 2009 Final Four run. We discuss a few excerpts from the book. Then we flash forward to the Providence game, look ahead to St. John's, as well as all the other action taking place this weekend in Villanova sports.
Donte DiVincenzo topped off a second half Villanova comeback with the game-winning tip in, giving the Wildcats a victory over Virginia. Tanoh Kpassagnon impresses some more at the Senior Bowl. A tale of eye-popping proportions. Updates in women's basketball, men's and women's indoor track, and swimming.
We recap the stunning loss at Marquette and what that might mean for Sunday's big game against Virginia. Villanova Football's DE Tanoh Kpassagnon is starting to get some attention at Senior Bowl Practice, getting love from guys like ESPN's Todd McShay or NFL Network's Mike Mayock. Also, the selection committee is planning on doing something it has never done before. Lastly, we look ahead at the action in women's basketball, women's tennis, track, and swimming.
Phil Booth missed his 17th straight game, is the junior guard redshirting for the season? How will that impact the team? Seton Hall forward Angel Delgado has some words for the Wildcats. Also, women's basketball is on fire, extending their winning streak to five games after picking up a pair of wins this past weekend. We recap those games, Villanova-Providence at the Wells Fargo Center, and some other weekend action in track and swimming.
Billy Crocker, Villanova's defensive coordinator, was just hired by UConn to fill the same position for the Huskies. How will this impact Villanova's defense moving forward. Transitioning over to the basketball court, the men's team was able to secure a commit from a local Pa. high school player. We recap this past (long) weekend's slate of games. Jay Wright and St. John's Head Coach Chris Mullin also chime in on the current state of the Big East. Four years in, how is the conference doing?
With a win over Xavier, the Wildcats notched their 46th straight win at the Pavilion, tying a school record. There were a number of other notable streaks that are still alive. Xavier guard, Myles Davis, returned to the court for the first time this season against the Wildcats after being suspended, we evaluate the Musketeers' decision on that. Then, we recap and preview men's and women's basketball action--it's going to be a loaded weekend. Lastly, can coral be your pet?
Villanova took its first loss of the season, falling to #18 Butler at Hinkle Fieldhouse. Phil Booth was missed more than ever, Jalen Brunson went off, Jay got T'd up, and Josh Hart and Kris Jenkins were victims of Hinkle Magic. Women's Basketball broke a four-game losing streak with a lopsided win over Georgetown. Can they build off of this? Lastly, men's swimming beat the United States Merchant Marine Academy in a head-to-head meet. Marines, I tell you!
With an epic win over Creighton, the Wildcats close out 2016 with the greatest win-loss record--in a calendar year--of all time. We recap that New Year's Eve win over the Bluejays and preview the upcoming game against Butler. Women's basketball fell to a tough DePaul basketball team. Will they be able to turn their luck around against Georgetown on Wednesday? Also, we answer some social media questions from our listeners and Eugene gives the story behind the formation of VUBenchMob.com
In this episode, we go into the world of officiating and with the help of a referee evaluator, learn more about some common myths sports fans have in regards to refereeing games (make-up calls, etc.) Big East play began for the men's and women's basketball team. The women's team tipped off a doubleheader at the Pavilion, then the men's team played against DePaul--who put the Wildcats on upset alert. (Not a joke.) Reactions to that and previews to their next opponents.