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Collin Gillespie (center) and Jermaine Samuels (right) defend in the first round of the 2022 NCAA Tournament. Both signed contracts with NBA teams as undrafted free agents.

Gillespie and Samuels Undrafted, Sign As UDFAs

Colin Beazley, Co-Editor-in-Chief June 24, 2022

Although neither Collin Gillespie nor Jermaine Samuels heard their names called on Thursday night at the 2022 NBA Draft, both will be getting NBA opportunities. After the draft, Gillespie signed as an...

Calum Lehman would have graduated in early May.

In Memoriam: Calum Lehman

Sam Fanatico '22, For The Villanovan June 3, 2022

Just a short while ago, the class of 2022 celebrated Baccalaureate Mass and Commencement altogether. Prior to graduating, there was one question that continued to poke at me. It is the question every graduate...

Fall Fest in 2021.

Letter to the Editors: Response to “Who Is Your Service Really Serving?”

We want to start by thanking the student body of Villanova. Your support, dedication, and passion are the reasons why Special Olympics Fall Festival impacts thousands of participants every year. When Villanova’s...

Villanovas Grotto near Alumni Hall.

Letter to the Editors: Remembering and Honoring Our Departed Service Members on Memorial Day

Mike Skurecki, Class of 1991 May 2, 2022

Recently I was going through my mother’s albums, and I came across the enclosed old clipping and poem that was once in the Philadelphia’s Roxborough and Manayunk Review Newspaper. It brought tears...

Hausen reaffirmed his commitment to Villanova on Tuesday night.

“3/3”: Brendan Hausen Joins Armstrong, Whitmore In Reaffirming 2022 Commitment

Colin Beazley, Co-Editor-in-Chief April 26, 2022

On Tuesday night, the final Villanova commit of the 2022 class, shooting guard Brendan Hausen, reaffirmed his commitment to the ‘Cats. With the news, all three members of the class maintained their commitments,...

Cam Whitmore was one of two recruits to reaffirm his commitment to Villanova, along with Mark Armstrong. Brendan Hausen is the only recruit yet to decide on maintaining his commitment.

Recruits Cam Whitmore and Mark Armstrong Reaffirm Commitments, Slater to Stay

Colin Beazley, Co-Editor-in-Chief April 25, 2022

After Villanova head coach Jay Wright’s retirement on Wednesday night, questions were asked of the 2022-2023 roster’s composition. Villanova seniors Caleb Daniels and Brandon Slater, both expected...

Brendan Hausen is one of three Villanova commits in the Class of 2022, but after head coach Jay Wrights retirement, he has a decision to make.

Villanova Recruit Brendan Hausen Mulling Future, Visiting Campus Monday

Colin Beazley, Co-Editor-in-Chief April 22, 2022

After Villanova head coach Jay Wright announced his retirement on Wednesday night, Villanova’s 2022 recruiting class was left with a major decision to make. Brendan Hausen, a 6’4” shooting guard...

Kyle Neptune was officially introduced as the new head coach in a Friday morning press conference.

Kyle Neptune Officially Introduced As Head Coach

Meghann Morhardt, Co-Sports Editor April 22, 2022

On Wednesday night, around 7 p.m, rumors began circulating about Jay Wright’s potential retirement after 21 years as the leader of Villanova basketball. Wright, 60, was expected to have at least a few...

Retiring Villanova head coach Jay Wright was emotional at many points during Fridays conference.

Jay Wright Bids Farewell In Final Press Conference

Colin Beazley, Co-Editor-in-Chief April 22, 2022

For most of the season, Jay Wright underwent lasts. His last game at the Finneran Pavilion. His last Big East road trip. His last Tournament at Madison Square Garden. His last NCAA Tournament. His last...

After news broke of Wrights retirement, the Finneran Pavilion was silent.

Answering the Biggest Questions of Jay Wright’s Retirement

Colin Beazley, Co-Editor-in-Chief April 21, 2022

During the final seconds of Villanova’s 81-65 Final Four loss to Kansas, cameras focused on Collin Gillespie and Jermaine Samuels, standing on the side of the court, arm in arm and in tears. As the two...

Jay Wright at the Final Four earlier this month.

Jay Wright Retires As Head Men’s Basketball Coach

Colin Beazley, Co-Editor-in-Chief April 20, 2022

On Wednesday night, Villanova head coach Jay Wright announced on Twitter that he will retire, effective immediately. Wright had been the head coach at Villanova since 2001. "Over the last 21 seasons I...

Valieriia Kornieva, a freshman tennis player from Dnipro, Ukraine,  plays for more than just Villanova on the court.

“I Play For Ukraine”: With War At Home, Kornieva Competes For Country

Colin Beazley, Co-Editor-in-Chief April 13, 2022

On February 24, what was supposed to be a quick check of the news before bed turned into a nightmare for freshman tennis player Valieriia Kornieva. “It was Thursday, and I was going to bed,” Kornieva...

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