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Morning Cup O' Mud: Rollie Massimino Had Surgery For Cancer


Villanova Wildcats legend Rollie Massimino is a great guy. I had the pleasure of meeting him for the first and only time after Villanova' Elite 8 win over Pittsburgh in 2009. Shared a Jameson with him. He had some great stories. So I was very sad to hear that Rollie has been quietly undergoing treatment for cancer.

Rollie had to undergo surgery to remove a cancerous tumor in his chest. By all accounts, the procedure was successful and Rollie is now resting at his home. Get well soon Rollie!

Former Villanova coach Massimino had cancer surgery | New York Post
Legendary college basketball coach Rollie Massimino is resting comfortably in a Philadelphia hospital after recent surgery to remove a cancerous tumor from his chest, The Post has learned.

Villanova falls to 0-3 with loss to Monmouth | Philly.com
The snapshot of Villanova's performance came on the first play from scrimmage. The first snap of quarterback Chris Polony's college career went through his fingertips - the play was lost as Polony fell on the ball for a 6-yard loss.

Basketball Hall of Fame member Dave Gavitt dies at age 73 | USA Today
Dave Gavitt, one of basketball's most influential leaders the last three decades, has died at 73.

Villanova Drops BIG EAST Opener | Official Athletic Site of the Villanova Wildcats
Villanova (2-4, 0-1) travelled to Connecticut looking to get off to a good start in conference play, but #4 Connecticut (6-0, 1-0) got off to a fast start with three first-half goals en route to a 6-0 victory. BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll member freshman Jessica Swoboda (Hanover Township, Pa.) led the Wildcats with three shots on goal and senior goalie Megan Goelz (Yardley, Pa.) had eleven saves.

Villanova Tied for Eleventh After Two Rounds | Official Athletic Site of the Villanova Wildcats
The Wildcats kicked off their fall season at The McLaughlin on Friday with 36 holes at the par-70, 6,734-yard Red Course at Bethpage State Park and are currently in a tie for 11th with 18 holes to play today. The Wildcats are tied with Sacred Heart after shooting a 296-281--577 (+17).

Comeback Falls Short As Villanova Falls 3-2 to Missouri | Official Athletic Site of the Villanova Wildcats
Villanova fought hard, but could not close out a fifth set as the Wildcats fell 3-2 (25-13, 22-25, 21-25, 25-20, 15-9) in the American Volleyball Classic on Saturday afternoon.

Wildcats Advance in Three of Four Matches at Villanova Invitational | Official Athletic Site of the Villanova Wildcats
In its first competition of the fall season the men's tennis team got off to a good start in the Villanova Invitational at the West Campus Tennis Courts on Friday afternoon, where the Wildcats advanced to the winner's bracket in three out of four matches. The three-day tournament opened today and will continue on Saturday with play starting at 9:30 a.m.

ACC Expansion: Why St. Johns, Villanova, and Georgetown Should Leave the Big East | Smithtown Radio

Villanova grad Bobby Curtis top American finisher in half marathon | Philadelphia Inquirer
As a race promoter shouted the praises of Bobby Curtis to a gathered crowd near the iconic Art Museum steps, the former all-American stood alone on the stage clutching his copper Liberty Bell trophy. This performance wasn't intended to be a highlight, just a tune-up of sorts and a step in his transformation into one of the nation's premier marathon runners.

Wildcats Unable to Overcome First Half Goals Against in 2-1 Loss to Penn | Official Athletic Site of the Villanova Wildcats
Stephen Baker scored a pair of goals first half goals six minutes apart for Penn and the Quakers held off a late Villanova charge to post a 2-1 victory in a Philadelphia Soccer Six match played here today. The Wildcats are now 2-3-2 overall while the Quakers improved to 3-2-1.

Villanova Defeated 3-0 by Western Kentucky | Official Athletic Site of the Villanova Wildcats
After a grueling five-set match against Missouri, the Villanova Volleyball team (8-5) had a quick turnaround to face Western Kentucky in the final match of the American Volleyball Classic where Wildcats were swept 3-0 (20-25, 15-25, 26-28).

Wildcats Held Scoreless For Second Time This Season in 1-0 Loss to Seton Hall | Official Athletic Site of the Villanova Wildcats
For only the second time this season Villanova (4-4-2, 0-2 BIG EAST) was held off the scoreboard and the Wildcats suffered their fourth consecutive defeat, 1-0 at the hands of Seton Hall (6-1-2, 2-0 BIG EAST) at the West Campus Soccer Complex on Sunday afternoon. The game's lone goal came in the 39th minute with time running down near the end of the first half.

Strong Second Half Lifts Wildcats to Victory | Official Athletic Site of the Villanova Wildcats
Villanova (3-4, 0-1) was looking to rebound from a tough opening to the BIG EAST season and two goals from freshman Jessica Swoboda (Hanover Township, Pa.) and two assists from junior Amy Jackson (Columbia, Pa.) helped lift the Wildcats to a 3-1 victory over Radford (4-4). Freshman Lauren Wilson (Hummelstown, Pa.) also added her first career goal to seal the win.

With the Oklahoma Sooners and Texas Longhorns getting most of the attention in conference expansion, Syracuse and Pittsburgh joining the ACC comes as a big


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