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100 Years of Villanova Basketball kicks off with Summer Jam

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The celebration kicked off with this year’s Summer Jam

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Happy Tuesday Nova Nation! We’re entering the 100th season of Villanova Basketball, and the University is all in on the celebration. The first piece is the new centennial logo for this season and an awesome hype video:

The biggest part of the kick-off event was Villanova Basketball’s annual Summer Jam, a homecoming for Villanova Basketball players to return to campus and celebrate the program with their Villanova family. The event includes golf, dinners, and of course basketball. Here are some of the sights posted to Twitter from the event.

But if you want to know what this program means to the players who have worn the blue & white, nothing sums it up better than this morning’s post from former player and current Director of Basketball Operations, Dwayne Anderson:

It’s a great day to be a Wildcat!

In other “news”, Kyle Lowry gets a new agent, Paul Arizin’s plaque is on display, and a look at the biggest challenges for new coaches this season.

Villanova Basketball

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Villanova Men's Basketball kicked off its centennial celebration this week ahead of the 2019-20 campaign.

Recruiting

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Villanova 2020 Schedule

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UConn has released the dates and opponents for the full-non-conference schedule

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Chris Holtmann has gotten the Buckeyes into the last two NCAA Tournaments and now brings in the Big Ten's best recruiting class. They are one of the biggest opponents on Villanova's non-conference schedule.

Big East

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NBA Wildcats

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The Golden State Warriors roster is set for the 2019-20 season | Golden State Of Mind
With the re-signing of Damion Lee, Golden State’s roster is in place for the 2019-20 season. Eric Paschall and Omari Spellman both make the cut.

Villanova Football

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“I’ll be glad when they graduate,” Downingtown West coach Mike Milano said. “They are so hard to defend."

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Mark Ferrante is looking ahead to his third season at the helm of the Villanova football program, hoping that this time will be the charm.

Villanova Adjacent

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RADNOR — The Sports Legends of Delaware County Museum has announced that Paul Arizin’s Hall of Fame plaque, which once hung in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Museum

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Samanha Wilkes averaged 14 points, 10 rebounds, five assists and three steals in earning North Jersey Player of the Year as a senior. The Fair Lawn resident scored 1,208 career points and played at Villanova.

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College Basketball

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