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The Wildcats are 4-0 for the first time since their 2009 National Championship

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The (for now) #18 Villanova Wildcats of the gridiron are riding high this week following their road upset of #5 Towson this weekend. It was a thrilling 52-45 overtime victory that puts Villanova squarely into the conversation for CAA and National Championship contention.

This is the kind of high level performance we’ve been waiting for under head coach Mark Ferrante. And that’s not his fault, his first two seasons were marred by injuries at key positions. Now at full strength and with the offense executing, Villanova is showing why it’s always considered a threat in the best conference FCS football has to offer.

Villanova is off to its best start since their Championship season when they began the year 5-0. In order to match that mark this season they’ll need to beat another ranked team from the CAA, Maine. The Black Bears (2-2) were ranked 12th before beating Colgate over the weekend, however they had previously lost to Towson. There’s a good chance Nova will jump them in the polls later today, setting up yet another Top 20 FCS matchup.

Congratulations again to Villanova Football on the victory, and good luck on Saturday!

In other “news”, 5-Star recruit Devin Askew will commit this October, Donte DiVincenzo is helping kids get healthy, and the Refectory opens on campus. Enjoy!

Villanova Basketball Recruiting

Kentucky Wildcats: Devin Askew stays in 2021 class; plans October decision | A Sea Of Blue
Askew won’t be moving up a class, but he will make his college decision soon.

Devin Askew will stay in Class of 2021 and won't reclass to 2020 | Zagsblog
Devin Askew, the 6-foot-3 point guard from Mater Dei (CA) and Team Why Not?, will remain in the Class of 2021 and won’t reclass to 2020.

NCAA Basketball: Prospects Trey Patterson, Noah Harris gaining interest | Busting Brackets
Several major NCAA Basketball head coaches were at Rutgers Prep recently to check in on 2021 four-star prospect Trey Patterson and classmate Noah Harris.

Carolina Basketball Academy enters second year in Elizabeth City | Daily Advance
Villanova has been in touch with 2020 2-Star Center Malik Lamin.

NBA Wildcats

NBA Point Guard and Former Villanova Wildcat Donte DiVincenzo Helps CVS Health Kick Off Free Health Screenings in Philadelphia | Yahoo! Finance
As part of a commitment to building healthier communities, CVS Health (CVS) celebrated the expansion of its annual Project Health free health screening campaign with a community event that took place on Friday, September 20th at CVS Pharmacy, 7520 City Line

Milwaukee Bucks: 3 keys for Donte DiVincenzo for 2019-20 season | Behind the Buck Pass
Injuries derailed Donte DiVincenzo's rookie year with the Milwaukee Bucks, but he'll look to make a difference on the court during the 2019-20 season.

Villanova Football

Late Heroics Spark Wildcats Past No. 5 Towson, 52-45, in Overtime | Villanova University Athletics
TOWSON, Md.—Junior kicker Drew Kresge (Douglassville, Pa.) tied the game with a 45-yard field goal with 10 seconds remaining in regulation and No. 18 Villanova (4-0,

HIGHLIGHTS: Villanova at Towson | Flo Football
No. 18 Villanova's visit to fifth-ranked Towson lived up to the hype as the two teams rewarded fans with an instant classic.

Villanova earns 52-45 overtime win over Towson in CAA opener | The Inquirer
The Wildcats took the lead in overtime on Daniel Smith's 2-yard run then held defensively to gain the win over the fifth-ranked Tigers.

No. 5 Towson football upended by No. 18 Villanova in 52-45 overtime thriller | Baltimore Sun
The Tigers scored 17 straight points in the fourth quarter to take a three-point lead, but gave up a field goal with 10 seconds left in regulation and could not match the Wildcats' touchdown in the extra session.

FCS team of the week: Villanova makes statement | Yahoo! Sports
(STATS) - Nationally ranked, but lacking a win over an opponent which actually had a win, Villanova sought to make a bold statement Saturday night.

Villanova edges Towson 52-45 in overtime thriller | The Washington Post
Daniel Smith punched across from the 2 and Villanova edged Towson 52-45 in overtime in a game where two teams, unbeaten and ranked in the FCS top 20, traded score for score

Villanova rallies to top Towson in overtime | delcotimes.com
Even though Villanova was undefeated, ranked in the top 20 in the FCS and had outscored its first three opponents by a combined 83 points, there were questions about how

FCS RECAP: Villanova Is 4-0 Folks, Game Balls, B-Mac Apologies | HERO Sports
The FCS Week 4 situation wasn't easy to predict (trust us, we whiffed on some and admit it in the column). Who got FCS "Game Balls" and who is B-Mac apologizing to?

Coatesville’s Dapree Bryant on brink of receiving record | The Inquirer
The Villanova-bound star enters Friday night's game vs. Unionville with 42 career touchdown catches. The Southeastern Pennsylvania record is 43, set 47 years ago.

Dapree Bryant ties receiving record as Coatesville beats Unionville | The Inquirer
The all-purpose senior star, a Villanova recruit, tied the Southeastern Pennsylvania mark for career touchdown receptions and added two other scores in a 34-21 victory.

Villanova Athletics

USC is Still Very Much in Pursuit of Urban Meyer | The Big Lead
USC is still pursuing Urban Meyer despite reports to the contrary. Mark Jackson’s name continues to be rumored for AD position.

Women’s Soccer Picks up 1-0 Win over Brown on Senior Day | Villanova University Athletics
Villanova, Pa.- An early goal would prove to be enough for the Villanova Wildcats (4-3-2) to hold on to defeat unbeaten Brown, 1-0.

Villanova Sweeps Delaware to Close out Non-Conference Play | Villanova University Athletics
Villanova, Pa. – The Villanova Wildcats (9-2) closed out the Villanova Classic in dominant fashion as they beat Delaware (8-3) in straight sets Saturday night.

Wildcats Earn Road Point with 0-0 Draw at DePaul | Villanova University Athletics
Villanova opened BIG EAST play with a 0-0 draw Friday against DePaul.

Villanova Gains Verbal Commitment from Sprinter Lexi Elkovitch | Swim Swam
New Albany Aquatics Club's Lexi Elkovitch has verbally committed to swim for the Villanova Wildcats for the 2020-2021 season.

DePaul men's soccer settles for 0-0 against Villanova | The DePaulia
Entering year two in Big East play under head coach Mark Plotkin, DePaul looked to begin conference play the same way they did last season: picking up all three points. Instead, the Blue Demons and the Wildcats were forced to settle for a 0-0 draw after 110 minutes of action at Wish Field on Friday....

Women’s soccer ends winning streak | The Brown Daily
The women’s soccer team returned to Stevenson-Pincince Field to host Fairfield University Wednesday afternoon. Chance the Rapper’s “No Problem” blared out of the speakers, practically warning the Stags that they did not want any problems with Bruno, who entered the game 5-0-1 with five consecutive shutouts.

Villanova University

The Refectory restaurant debuts at Villanova University | Main Line Media News
RADNOR — The Main Line's newest eatery has opened its doors - on the campus of Villanova University.

College Basketball

How Gus Johnson became sports’ most exciting broadcaster | SBNation.com
The man whose voice will boom throughout history couldn’t be enjoying the present more.

KU Jayhawks basketball: NCAA to allege major violations | The Kansas City Star
The NCAA is preparing to issue a notice of allegations that details multiple major violations in the Kansas Jayhawks men’s basketball program. Upon receiving a notice, KU would have 90 days to respond.

Kansas basketball is facing multiple major NCAA violation allegations, per report | CBSSports.com
While Kansas says it has not heard from the NCAA, but does not deny that allegations may be imminent