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April 17, 1988
When we speak of those musket-draped and manque Englishmen; all those common people, dotting the potted stoves, hating the king, shifting uneasily under the sharp sails of the unwelcome boats, sometimes we forget you. Who asked you for that impulsive miracle? I form it now, with my own motives. The flag dipping in your hands, your crafted boots hammering up the unclaimed streets, all that was in that unformed moment.
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February 9, 2002 | Steve Henson
Villanova Coach Jay Wright vividly remembers UCLA beating his team last season, but it wasn't the Bruins' 93-65 nonconference victory over the Wildcats at Pauley Pavilion. Wright was the coach at Hofstra, which lost in the first round of the NCAA tournament to UCLA, 61-48. "One of the great lessons I learned from that game is that UCLA is a bunch of tough kids," he said. "We had some tough New York City kids and I thought we played very physical in that game.
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March 15, 2001
There's nothing wrong with your TV. That's Jay Wright--not UCLA's Steve Lavin--coaching the Hofstra basketball team. Wright and Lavin, friends off the court, bear an uncanny resemblance. They looked like twins last season, before Wright stopped slicking back his hair. Now, they could easily pass for brothers. "This is no exaggeration: Every time I go to the Final Four, people come up to me on the street and in hotels, 'Hey, Coach Lavin! Great year! Good job!'
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March 15, 2001
There's nothing wrong with your TV. That's Jay Wright--not UCLA's Steve Lavin--coaching the Hofstra basketball team. Wright and Lavin, friends off the court, bear an uncanny resemblance. They looked like twins last season, before Wright stopped slicking back his hair. Now, they could easily pass for brothers. "This is no exaggeration: Every time I go to the Final Four, people come up to me on the street and in hotels, 'Hey, Coach Lavin! Great year! Good job!'
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February 9, 2002 | Steve Henson
Villanova Coach Jay Wright vividly remembers UCLA beating his team last season, but it wasn't the Bruins' 93-65 nonconference victory over the Wildcats at Pauley Pavilion. Wright was the coach at Hofstra, which lost in the first round of the NCAA tournament to UCLA, 61-48. "One of the great lessons I learned from that game is that UCLA is a bunch of tough kids," he said. "We had some tough New York City kids and I thought we played very physical in that game.
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February 24, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Randy Foye had 25 points and Dante Cunningham scored off an inbounds play with 3.2 seconds left Thursday night, leading No. 2 Villanova to a 74-72 victory over Cincinnati. The Wildcats, 22-2 overall and 12-1 in the Big East, wasted a 12-point lead down the stretch before pulling out a victory that kept them in control of the conference race. Playing with a No. 2 ranking for the first time in 10 seasons, Villanova also extended a few notable streaks.
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January 6, 2005 | From Associated Press
Villanova Coach Jay Wright makes no apologies for padding his team's nonconference schedule with lightweights. Turned out, the first ranked opponent the Wildcats played was the easiest win so far. Allan Ray scored 26 points and Mike Nardi had 18 to lead Villanova past No. 21 West Virginia, 84-46, Wednesday night, ending the Mountaineers' season-opening 10-game winning streak. "It kind of gives them a feeling of what we can be," Wright said.
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November 21, 1996
If Fidel's there, smoke is in the air. That was certainly the case last week when Twin Palms in Fashion Island Newport Beach held a smoker night dubbed Big Trouble in Little Havana. For the most part, few seemed to find much trouble at the restaurant. It was a pretty tame crowd--even the man masquerading as Castro (Jay Wright) in fatigues and chomped-down cigar was more interested in mingling than in politics.
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February 28, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Washington State Coach Dick Bennett will announce his retirement at a news conference today, the Spokesman-Review of Spokane reported. Bennett, who has a 36-46 record with the Cougars and 490-303 record overall, will be replaced by his son Tony, an associate coach and the team's primary recruiter. Washington State is 11-14, 4-12 in the Pacific 10 Conference, with two games remaining.
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March 20, 2009 | Associated Press
The winningest senior class in Villanova history was about 10 minutes from an early exit. Then they started to play Villanova basketball. Its basic definition: attack the boards, drive to the basket, get to the foul line. With Dwayne Anderson and Dante Cunningham perfecting that strategy, American's upset threat was thwarted. The seniors each scored 25 points, and Villanova rallied from a 14-point hole to beat the Eagles, 80-67, in the first round of the NCAA tournament Thursday at Philadelphia.
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April 17, 1988
When we speak of those musket-draped and manque Englishmen; all those common people, dotting the potted stoves, hating the king, shifting uneasily under the sharp sails of the unwelcome boats, sometimes we forget you. Who asked you for that impulsive miracle? I form it now, with my own motives. The flag dipping in your hands, your crafted boots hammering up the unclaimed streets, all that was in that unformed moment.
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March 29, 2008 | From the Associated Press
DETROIT -- The Kansas Jayhawks toyed with Villanova, throwing alley-oop passes off the backboard and raining three-point baskets from all over the court without breaking much of a sweat. Brandon Rush scored 16 points, Russell Robinson had 15 and top-seeded Kansas routed the 12th-seeded Wildcats, 72-57, Friday night to earn a spot in the Midwest Regional final.
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February 15, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Quin Snyder said Tuesday he resigned as Missouri's coach after a university official sent by Athletic Director Mike Alden told the coach that the administration had already decided to terminate his contract after this season. The school was planning to investigate the circumstances that led to Snyder's departure Friday -- one day after he vowed to finish the season. Missouri President Elson Floyd requested the investigation.
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