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Everything on Villanova Twitter from Recruiting, Tailgating, and 1842 Day

Time to check back with the gold mine of miscellaneous nuggets that is Villanova Twitter.

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Happy Tuesday Nova Nation! It’s a big day for Villanova as the university is now several hours into 1842 Day, Villanova’s annual day of giving. If you’d like to give back to Villanova, you can click here to see how.

As a reward, I figured I’d round up the crazy amount of news that came out yesterday all across Villanova Twitter. Buckle in, there’s a bunch!

Villanova visiting Devin Askew today!

Askew is the top point guard on Villanova’s wish list for 2020 or 2021, and it’ll be a big two weeks of recruiting as he’ll be following today’s meeting with a visit to Nova’s campus on October 4th. More on this in our 2021 Big Board article.

Villanova Football Ranked #18

The Wildcats are 3-0 to start the season for the first time in 10 years! But that streak will be put to the test this Saturday in their first CAA game of the season when they travel to #5 Towson. Go Cats GO!

New and Improved Tailgaiting

No longer will Wildcat fans be kept off in a side parking lot! I mean, that’s still an option, but now there are other ways to kick off your day at the game as well!

Happy Belated Birthday Brandon Slater

The rising Sophomore celebrated his birthday over the weekend! Word on the street is that he’s going to play a much bigger role this year as he’s looked impressive all summer. College Basketball practices officially start one week from today!

Darryl Reynolds Co-Hosts 1842 Day!

Be sure to check in all day with Darryl Reynolds as he and fellow Wildcat Lauren Dugan check in around campus with everything you need to know about Villanova’s day of giving. Here’s more info on how to give today.

In other “news”, big things expected of Villanova Basketball in 2019-20, big honors for members of the field hockey team, and big respect for Tony Bennett. Enjoy!

Villanova Basketball

50 days from opening night of college basketball: 50 things to get you ready for the 2019-20 season |
Matt Norlander provides a hearty info-drop on a lot of the big-picture items to know heading into 2019-20

Villanova Football

2019 Villanova Football Tailgating Options | Villanova University Athletics

Pivotal wins change the STATS FCS Top 25 | STATS FCS Football
Two days after there were a number of high-profile matchups, some of the winning teams were rewarded Monday in the STATS FCS Top 25, the national media poll.

Nation's Best Six CAA Football Teams Ranked In Latest FCS Top 25 Polls | Flo Football
CAA Football tops all FCS conferences with six nationally ranked teams in the latest STATS and AFCA Top 25 polls that were released on Monday.

NBA Wildcats

New Orleans Pelicans need Josh Hart to improve as spacer, shooter | Pelican Debrief
Entering his third year of NBA action, Josh Hart could benefit by becoming a better scoring threat and a floor spacer for their second unit.

Villanova Athletics

Sydnor named BIG EAST Offensive Player of The Week, McGinley named to Honor Roll | Villanova University Athletics
Senior forward Lydia Sydnor was named the BIG EAST's Offensive Player of the Week. In Villanova's first game of the weekend on Friday against Wagner, Sydnor had

Successful Weekend for Wildcats in 9th Annual Villanova Invitational | Villanova University Athletics
From Friday to Sunday, the Villanova Men's Tennis Team hosted the 9th annual Villanova Invitational, winning all but two of its 12 matchups.

Villanova Adjacent

Lower Merion rejects school district's plan for playing fields in Villanova | Mainlinetimes
LOWER MERION — Lower Merion school officials are being asked to go back to the drawing board after their plans for playing fields in Villanova were rejected.

College Basketball

Virginia's Tony Bennett declines raise in new deal to help program |
Bennett extended his contract with Virginia but asked that the extra money he was offered be donated to the program.