Happy gameday, 'Nova Nation! As you're reading this I'm aboard a plane bound for New York City. I will be at the game tonight in section 13 with a few 2009 grads, and we'll likely hit the pregame at DKB in Brooklyn. If you're heading that way, let me know and/or seek me out and I'll buy you a beer for being a VU Hoops reader.
Some pre-wedding stuff kept me off the grid this weekend, but it was a busy one for Villanova. John Robertson delivered yet another last-second touchdown drive to beat Delaware, and as a result Villanova landed the #6 seed in the 2015 FCS Playoffs. They'll get Thanksgiving week off with a bye before hosting the winner of James Madison and Liberty on December 6th.
And now, the "news."
Villanova creating separation in series with Delaware | delcotimes.com
Villanova had driven 84 yards with its first possession for a touchdown and was deep into its second first-quarter scoring drive when Andy Talley called a timeout. Already sensing the momentum of the game, and of the season, and of the season, and of the series, an exasperated Delaware fan was quick with a suggestion. "Anything you run in your playbook," he screamed, "will work."
Pace football coach accused of vicious abuse of players | New York Post
Ransford Quarrie and Corey Reeder both graduated from Villanova with eligibility left, and were recruited to Pace University to play this season for the D-II program. Both were recently kicked off of the team by Coach Andy Rondeau, for confronting him about a fraudulent promise. The coach is now under investigation for Mike Rice-stye abuse of players.
Coach angry with ESPN's Kirk Herbstreit over SEC-FCS comments | SBNation.com
"He ain't ever coached."
Well-Known ‘Mythbuster’ Helps Villanova Seniors With Project | CBS Philly
One of the stars of the popular show 'Mythbusters' stopped by Villanova University Saturday night.
FBS coaches would prefer eight-team playoff, ESPN poll shows | ESPN
College football's inaugural four-team playoff is still weeks away, but the FBS head coaches already prefer an eight-team playoff.
UVa suspends all frats amid rape investigation | New York Post
All Fraternal organizations are suspended through January in the wake of a report of gang-rapes at Phi Kappa Psi on the UVa campus. Rolling Stone published a very concerning article about rape culture and cover-up at the Thomas Jefferson-founded state school.
Utah's drinking chicken broth and hot chocolate on the sideline - SBNation.com
This reporter's drinking both -- because, television.
John Calipari tweeted about his daughter's birthday on the wrong day | SBNation.com
Winless Sixers force Papa John's to change pizza promotion | Ball Don't Lie - Yahoo Sports
Papa John's franchises offer Sixers fans 50% off online orders the day following victories. Because the Sixers haven't won a game, the promotion was changed and the team now must score 90 points, no matter the result, for fans to get their discount.
Temple University Receives Anonymous Donation To Build Center For Discrediting Rape Allegations | The Onion
PHILADELPHIA—Stipulating that the funds be used for “furthering the invalidation of sexual assault claims wherever they occur,” an anonymous donation received Thursday by Temple University is reportedly intended to be used to build a cen...