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Where would you eat at Villanova University?

One meal, one location, you decide!

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Happy Wednesday Nova Nation! It’s a bit of a slow news day, so I figured I’d throw back to one of our “What if Wednesday?” poll questions from a few years back. We’re about a month away from the much heralded 2019 recruiting class moving onto campus for the first time. So here’s a hypothetical:

You’re walking around campus and cross paths with one of Villanova’s incoming freshman basketball players. They have yet to officially check in on campus, and they ask you for a suggestion. Knowing that they’re about to spend all summer on the Shack-Fit diet, they want one more great lunch before their new conditioning begins. Problem is, they don’t have time to go off campus so they need you to recommend a spot on property they can go to. And no, Campus Corner doesn’t count. Where do you send them?


Where should the Class of 2019 have their first ON CAMPUS meal?

This poll is closed

  • 11%
    Bartley Hall, "The Exchange"
    (63 votes)
  • 22%
    Connelly Center, "Belle Air Terrace"
    (128 votes)
  • 15%
    Donahue Hall, "The Spit"
    (91 votes)
  • 15%
    Dougherty Hall, "Cafe Nova"
    (91 votes)
  • 11%
    Dougherty Hall, "The Pit"
    (68 votes)
  • 6%
    St. Mary’s Hall, "St. Mary’s Dining Hall"
    (36 votes)
  • 10%
    St. Mary’s Hall, "Second Story"
    (58 votes)
  • 6%
    (37 votes)
572 votes total Vote Now

In other news, Kyle Lowry is a game away from the eastern finals, Fran O’Hanlon gets credited for helping bring basketball to Europe, and Steve Lappas wasn’t as good as John Calipari. Enjoy!

Class of 2019

The five-star players in the final Top247 rankings | 247 Sports
The top players in the 2019 class have some serious potential.

Villanova Basketball Adjacent

Chasing Ghosts: John Calipari left, and UMass basketball died | ESPN
UMass was a Final Four team under John Calipari. The program hasn’t won an NCAA tournament game since he left. Steve Lappas is among the coaches that followed Calipari.

Jim McGregor’s basketball all-stars started Europe’s hoops craze |
Fran O’Hanlon, a brilliant playmaker at Villanova who now coaches at Lafayette, was compared at the time with LSU star Pete Maravich because of his ballhandling skills.

NBA Wildcats

What drives Kyle Lowry's unexplainable basketball genius? | ESPN
The Toronto PG is averaging the fewest points of any All-Star still in the playoffs. But his impact is often enormous.

AUDIO: Chatting w/NCAA Champion - Darryl Reynolds | Raptors Republic
Former (and now coaching for) Villanova Wildcat, Darryl Reynolds joins Samson Folk to talk about: Kyle Lowry, and why the "Philly" game is so impactful.

Big East

Marquette signs new 5-year contract with men’s basketball coach Steve Wojciechowski |
MILWAUKEE -- Marquette University signed a new five-year contract with head men’s basketball coach Steve Wojciechowski through the conclusion of the 2023-24 campaign, Vice President & Director of Athletics Bill Scholl announced on Tuesday, May 7.