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Assistant coach headed for Columbia

Cailin Brophy April 24, 2003

Columbia University announced the hiring of Villanova assistant coach Joe Jones as its new head coach of the men's basketball program. Jones, the only holdover from the Steve Lappas era, ends his six-year...


Lasting legacy of memorable March

Cailin Brophy April 2, 2003

Three NCAA tournament appearances, including a trip to the Elite Eight, a Big East Championship, and the second most successful season in Villanova history are just some of the memorable accomplishments...

Women earn Elite Eight bid

Cailin Brophy March 30, 2003

Second-half comeback sparks unlikely win over Colorado; sets up match against No. 1 Tennessee.Updated March 30If anyone can figure out how the Wildcats keep on winning, please let head coach Harry Perretta...

Women dance on to Sweet 16

Cailin Brophy March 27, 2003

Villanova head coach Harry Perretta knows that living and dying by the three-point shot is, in his words, a crapshoot, but for anyone who has followed Wildcat women's basketball this season, it is looking...

The voyage of Mini: one fan’s story

Cailin Brophy March 27, 2003

Mario Birardi has two passions in life: basketball and cars. It is his love of both which has brought him to Norman, Okla. in the midst of March Madness. Making the 1,400 mile trek from his hometown of...

‘Nova strong in come-from-behind win

Cailin Brophy March 23, 2003

The Wildcats overcame an early barrage in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament against No. 15 St. Francis (Pa.) en route to their third consecutive first-round win Sunday night.In its first game since...

‘Nova captures No. 2 Midwest seed

Cailin Brophy March 21, 2003

After the excitement of recording the biggest upset in college basketball this season, the Villanova women's basketball team made history yet again by earning a No. 2 seed in the NCAA tournament, the highest-ever...

‘Nova ‘five’ play tough but bow out of NIT

Cailin Brophy March 20, 2003

Villanova's season officially came to an end Tuesday night in Albany N.Y., where the Wildcats lost steam in the opening round of the NIT, falling to Siena College 74-59.The suspension-riddled 'Nova squad...

Cinderella ‘Cats now Tourney bound

Cailin Brophy March 20, 2003

For over a week, the Villanova women's basketball team has been basking in the glow of what has been recognized as not only the greatest upset in Villanova women's basketball history, but one of the biggest...

Women crowned Big East Champions

Cailin Brophy March 13, 2003

Slow and steady won the race.In what was undoubtedly the biggest upset in women's college basketball this season, Villanova stole the show and the Big East championship from juggernaut Connecticut, ending...

Suspensions cost ‘Cats in final home game

Cailin Brophy March 10, 2003

Amidst the controversy and turmoil surrounding the Villanova men's basketball team this week, seven players suited up for the almost-forgotten game at the First Union Center Sunday against the seventh-ranked...

Pirates sink ‘Cats in close contest

Cailin Brophy February 27, 2003

The rollercoaster ride continued for the Villanova faithful on Thursday as the 'Cats suffered a tough-to-swallow 57-56 loss at the hands of a streaking Seton Hall squad.Despite holding Pirate super-guard...

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