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October 5, 1997 | PATT MORRISON
The deepest-freeze years of the Cold War were not a good time for America's Youth--as we were collectively known--to look about us and think hopefully of the future of humankind. For that, we had to look upward, into the night sky, to the stars, where new incarnations of iron men in wooden ships rode steel and fire into the stratosphere, bearing the banner of the wonder and rigor of science.
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April 5, 2009 | Chris Dufresne
What a shock: The school everyone said was No. 1 at the beginning of the season has earned the chance to prove that it's No. 1 at the end. Getting from November to now wasn't as easy as it sounds, but North Carolina Coach Roy Williams' team is one game from almost living up to its incredible hype. North Carolina used its considerable height, power and point guard Ty Lawson advantage to defeat Villanova on Saturday, 83-69, to advance to Monday night's national title game against Michigan State.
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November 26, 1992 | GENE WOJCIECHOWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rollie Massimino, fresh from another Nevada Las Vegas booster luncheon, another session of glorified show-and-tell, walks into his half barren office and heads directly to his desk. From nowhere a plastic tub of spaghetti and meatballs appears, as well as a loaf of garlic bread big enough to serve as a fraternity paddle. Massimino is smiling now. Italian food . . . Italian anything does that to him. "Look at this," he says, the sweet smell of marinara sauce filling the air.
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March 25, 2006 | Ben Bolch, Times Staff Writer
Sean Marshall lay on the court with both arms outstretched in agony. It seemed like so long ago that the Boston College forward had scored the game's first seven points for the fourth-seeded Eagles, who looked like they would stomp undersized Villanova after jumping out to a 16-point lead in the first half. Even when the top-seeded Wildcats clawed back to force overtime Friday night in the Minneapolis Regional semifinal at the Metrodome, Boston College still was primed for the upset.
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August 31, 1991 | ROBYN NORWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lloyd Mumford, a former backup guard at Villanova, says he is transferring to UC Irvine to join the basketball program. Mumford, a 6-foot point guard, played in 24 games for Villanova last season, averaging 3.2 points and totaling 33 assists. He will have two years of eligibility remaining after sitting out next season as required by NCAA regulations. Mumford was a redshirt freshman last season, after missing the previous season with a broken leg.
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March 26, 2005 | Jason Reid, Times Staff Writer
Villanova delivered the inspired performance it needed Friday night to challenge formidable North Carolina in a Syracuse Regional semifinal. Unfortunately for the Wildcats, however, the Tar Heels were still better, barely. North Carolina withstood Villanova's furious rally down the stretch, and benefited from an official's controversial call in the final 10 seconds, holding on for a 67-66 victory in front of 30,916 at the Carrier Dome.
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April 15, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Steve Lappas, the coach at Manhattan the last four seasons, was hired Tuesday to succeed Rollie Massimino as basketball coach at Villanova. Lappas, 37, was at Villanova as an assistant from 1984 to 1988 and was a member of Massimino's staff when the Wildcats upset Georgetown for the NCAA championship in 1985. Massimino left Villanova two weeks ago to replace Jerry Tarkanian at Nevada Las Vegas.
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April 14, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Manhattan College Coach Steve Lappas, a Villanova assistant under Rollie Massimino from 1985-88, will return to school to take over his Massimino's job, a source told the Associated Press. The announcement is expected to be made today.
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November 20, 1990
Arkansas won its fourth men's NCAA cross-country championship in seven years Monday, and Villanova's women won their second in a row in a meet at Knoxville, Tenn. Arkansas placed two runners in the top 10 and finished with 68 points, beating defending champion Iowa State by 28 points. Iowa State's Jonah Koech was the men's champion, covering the 10,000-meter course in 29 minutes 5 seconds.
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April 5, 2009 | Chris Dufresne
What a shock: The school everyone said was No. 1 at the beginning of the season has earned the chance to prove that it's No. 1 at the end. Getting from November to now wasn't as easy as it sounds, but North Carolina Coach Roy Williams' team is one game from almost living up to its incredible hype. North Carolina used its considerable height, power and point guard Ty Lawson advantage to defeat Villanova on Saturday, 83-69, to advance to Monday night's national title game against Michigan State.
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March 26, 2005 | Jason Reid, Times Staff Writer
Villanova delivered the inspired performance it needed Friday night to challenge formidable North Carolina in a Syracuse Regional semifinal. Unfortunately for the Wildcats, however, the Tar Heels were still better, barely. North Carolina withstood Villanova's furious rally down the stretch, and benefited from an official's controversial call in the final 10 seconds, holding on for a 67-66 victory in front of 30,916 at the Carrier Dome.
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November 27, 1997 | MARTIN HENDERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Brian Finneran's college career has been nothing less than eventful. There have been NFL scouts, records, a national No. 1 ranking, awards . . . Together, they have provided quite a landscape for Finneran, 21, a wide receiver from Santa Margarita High. Finneran has established himself as one of the nation's best receivers despite playing in Division I-AA. At Villanova, outside Philadelphia, Finneran is the man. So too, in his personal life, where a wife and two children made him grow up quickly.
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November 27, 1997 | MARTIN HENDERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"I think he's a visionary." DeLonne Kelly, who played football at El Dorado High, is talking about Andy Talley, his coach at Villanova. Visionary? "This team was basically made up of players from Pennsylvania and New Jersey," Kelly said. "He got a clue. He said, 'What about California?' " And so Kelly is part of Villanova's California connection. Nineteen players from California are on the Wildcats' 90-man roster.
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October 5, 1997 | PATT MORRISON
The deepest-freeze years of the Cold War were not a good time for America's Youth--as we were collectively known--to look about us and think hopefully of the future of humankind. For that, we had to look upward, into the night sky, to the stars, where new incarnations of iron men in wooden ships rode steel and fire into the stratosphere, bearing the banner of the wonder and rigor of science.
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December 10, 1995 | MIKE PENNER
Maybe something got lost in the translation over the years, but John Wooden never said his Pyramid of Success was built with bricks. Purdue University, proud to hail itself as Alma Mater Of The Wizard, opened Saturday's second Wooden Classic by missing 43 of 65 field-goal attempts, including 19 of 21 three-point attempts, and managing all of seven assists during 40 minutes of heavy breathing on the frozen hardwood at The Pond.
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December 8, 1995 | JASON REID, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It begins and ends with the scowl. Throughout the day and night, always the scowl. You might fall asleep trying to catch Jason Lawson smiling. And don't expect to see any signs while the intense, powerful, talented Villanova center is playing, talking or thinking about basketball. His expression is imposing and unwavering by design. Life under Big East Conference baskets can break you, so Lawson's tough disposition seems just right.
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December 10, 1995 | MIKE PENNER
Maybe something got lost in the translation over the years, but John Wooden never said his Pyramid of Success was built with bricks. Purdue University, proud to hail itself as Alma Mater Of The Wizard, opened Saturday's second Wooden Classic by missing 43 of 65 field-goal attempts, including 19 of 21 three-point attempts, and managing all of seven assists during 40 minutes of heavy breathing on the frozen hardwood at The Pond.
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November 24, 1995 | TIM KAWAKAMI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If Kerry Kittles is such a peaceful, placid personality and such an abundant basketball talent, why is it that he keeps sending his coach into periods of agony? He scores in bunches, he bends and slices his 6-foot-5 body through the lane at crazy angles, and he has driven Villanova Coach Steve Lappas to distraction more than a few times waiting to see if Kittles would be a part of his team. " Three times," Lappas said here this week.
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November 26, 1992 | GENE WOJCIECHOWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rollie Massimino, fresh from another Nevada Las Vegas booster luncheon, another session of glorified show-and-tell, walks into his half barren office and heads directly to his desk. From nowhere a plastic tub of spaghetti and meatballs appears, as well as a loaf of garlic bread big enough to serve as a fraternity paddle. Massimino is smiling now. Italian food . . . Italian anything does that to him. "Look at this," he says, the sweet smell of marinara sauce filling the air.
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