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The Joe Paterno I Remember

vuhoops.com - Bob reminisces about his childhood experiences with the late Vince Lombardi and Joe Paterno, long before JoePa’s incredible legacy was squandered by what some believe was a profound lapse of judgement and courage. Chances are slimmer than slim you’ll recall ...

Reading Tea-Leaves Made of Pigskin

vuhoops.com - There is no getting around it: Villanova football was embarrassed by Temple last week. Bernard Pierce broke some big runs and Mike Gerardi was barely challenged by a five-man secondary. The ‘Cats had flashes of brilliance on the field, but ...

The Cost of Pay-for-Play: Can they afford it?

vuhoops.com - For a number of athletics programs, the cost of an additional $2,500 to $3,500 per athlete seem small until you recognize that Title IX and other regulatory concerns would likely leave schools paying out that sum to every student attending ...


History: The Sinful Seven

vuhoops.com - Prior to 1948, there were no real regulations to enforce the “amateurism” of college athletics. Schools and their boosters offered all sort of benefits to high school stars in order to convince them to enroll and play football. In those unregulated ...

Expansion Apocalypse: SECession

vuhoops.com - Last summer, when Big XII instability seemed ready to wreak havoc on that conference, the schools worked out their differences, realized their collective value, and moved on as a 10-school group, seemingly stronger than ever. During the period before last ...

“Addressing” Big East Expansion

vuhoops.com - t was announced this morning by the Big East flacks that commissioner Marinatto would take the podium and speak to the assembled reporters about a number of topics — expansion included. The remarks to that end, however, didn’t have much ...


Expansion Apocalypse-Championship Subdivision

vuhoops.com - The winds of change are blowing throughout college sports and it isn’t just the BCS conferences that are caught up in the storm of realignment. In a football-driven universe, the FCS powerhouse CAA conference has seen its share of change ...

The Pitino Proposal: Between the Lines

vuhoops.com - Rick Pitino was publicly displeased with the Big East schedule handed to his Cardinals a few weeks ago. Naturally, then, Pitino has concocted a solution to the perceived problem on his website. Believing that the root of the issue is ...

The Father of Villanova Football

vuhoops.com - Andy Talley has three children: a son, a daughter and a football program. He wasn’t the first football coach on the Main Line, but going into his 27th year and 26th season, he has held the longest tenure. More importantly, ...

Team Final: Philly’s Most Eligible Recruits

vuhoops.com - Most AAU basketball teams group kids into age groups. Older players can’t play in the younger brackets, but younger players are free to compete at older levels. For Philadelphia-based Team Final, their 16-year-olds are so talented, they don’t even have ...