Happy Tuesday, 'Nova Nation! I'm still playing catch up after taking most of the weekend off enjoying New York City (go there on Labord Day Weekend, it's empty). The biggest thing I saw was 5-star point guard Trevon Duval eliminating UCLA in the most savage way possible.
The Bruins had been considered one of the leaders in his recruitment, mostly due to their new apparel deal with Under Armour. But they're out, and I'm guessing it is because they already have a Top-30 PG committed in Jaylen Hands. This really only reinforces the belief that Duval is going to go somewhere where he can get the keys on day one and showcase himself for the NBA.
Too early to say if that will be Villanova, but the 'Cats are hanging around for now.
And now, the "news."
5 Questions Villanova Must Address Before The 2016-17 Season | Todays U
The bull’s-eye will clearly be on the back of Jay Wright’s club as it gears up for a run at a repeat. No longer can the Wildcats bask in the glow of their title. It’s time to defend what every team wants from them: their crown.
Pat Narduzzi not concerned about early miscues against Villanova | Cardiac Hill
There were some botched snaps, offensive line/blocking issues, missed field goals, and more. In addition, a fumble was forced and returned for a touchdown, accounting for the Wildcats’ points. Yeah, the Villanova D might be pretty good this year.
Lehigh has no time to fret over disappointing loss to Monmouth | The Morning Call
Lehigh football team must deal quickly with season-opening and get ready for a tough stretch ahead with Villanova next up.
Steiner and DePoint Honored by BIG EAST | Villanova.com
Two members of the Villanova Wildcats were honored by the BIG EAST Monday. Junior Will Steiner (Point Lookout, N.Y.) is Goalkeeper of the Week and freshman Nikkye DePoint (Rochester, N.Y.) is the conference's Defender of the Week.
Men's Golf Finishes Eighth At Turning Stone | Villanova.com
The Villanova men's golf team wrapped up play at the Turning Stone Tiger Intercollegiate, shooting a final round of 297 (+9) for an eighth place finish.
Breaking Down the Villanova Loss to Pitt | Last Word on College Football
In their 118th season opener, the Villanova Wildcats fought hard until the fourth quarter in a 28-7 loss to the Pittsburgh Panthers. Pitt running back James Conner was able to have a solid game, scoring two of three offensive touchdowns for the Panthers. In a gritty, three-and-out type of game, there are several takeaways that explain their loss.
Class of 2017 Recruit Makai Ashton-Langford Commits to UConn | The UConn Blog
The highly-rated point guard will be a senior at Brewster Academy in the fall.