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It’s a big weekend for Villanova sports

Basketball, football, lacrosse, softball... everyone’s got something going on!


Happy Friday Nova Nation! It’s a busy weekend across all of Villanova sports, and there should be plenty to check in on. Today, Women’s Softball will be taking on DePaul in the Semi-Final of the Big East Tournament. Tomorrow, Men’s Lacrosse takes on Duke in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Four Villanova Basketball players will be training for the NBA Combine that’s less than a week away, and a handful of former Nova Football players will get their first taste of the NFL in the upcoming mini-camps. Nova Nation wants to wish everyone the best of luck, we know you’ll represent Villanova well!

In other “news”, Scottie Lewis sounds like a Nova guy, Jay Wright will be watching some film, Nova Football > Temple Football, and Nova Baseball is going hi-tech. Enjoy!

NBA Combine 2018: Players Who Will Help Themselves in 5-on-5 Scrimmages | Bleacher Report
The NBA Draft Combine buzzes for a multitude of reasons. Sometimes it's about who's not participating —potential top picks DeAndre Ayton and Luka Doncic fit that category this year...

Check out this highlight film of Villanova PG Jalen Brunson, a national title winning point guard.

Kentucky target Scottie Lewis a 'different' kind of recruit | Lexington Herald Leader
Five-star basketball prospect Scottie Lewis has scholarship offers from Kentucky, Duke, Villanova, North Carolina, Kansas and several other top college programs. He's a unique recruit, and he and his coach, Mike Rice, discuss his team-first game.

Despite 'Quiet Period,' DI Coaches Still 'Watching' Recruits This Weekend | FloHoops
This may be a "Quiet Period" according to the NCAA, but that doesn't mean Division I coaches are taking it easy in recruiting.

10 FCS vs. FBS Group of 5 Football Matchups That May Be Upsets in 2018 |
The elite programs in FBS college football seldom lose to FCS teams, but the Group of 5 is usually fair game. Last year, eight of the nine wins that...

Bucs rookie minicamp another chance for 6-foot-8 tackle Brad Seaton |
Technically, rookie minicamp isn't just for rookies.NFL teams can also have returning players with limited playing experience take part in the weekend workouts, and one example is tackle Brad Seaton.

Villanova to Take on No. 4 Duke in NCAA Tournament Saturday |
The Villanova Wildcats will travel to Durham, North Carolina for the first round of the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Tournament to take on No. 4 Duke. Game time is scheduled for 2:15 p.m. on Saturday, May 12th and will be televised on ESPNU.

Taking a swing at virtual reality: How Villanova baseball is using tech to improve at the plate | Philly
A university engineering professor created a system that can replicate major-league situations and help players improve pitch recognition.

Softball set for BIG EAST Semifinals matchup against DePaul |
The Villanova softball team (27-23-2 overall, 10-7 BIG EAST) will be facing DePaul (33-15 overall, 15-3 BIG EAST) on Friday in the BIG EAST Championship Semifinal. First pitch is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. CT or 1:00 p.m. ET. Live stats and live stream links of the event can be found above.