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Will Fuller, selected by the Houston Texans as the 21st overall pick, has overcome obstacles on the way to a pro football career. His coach at Roman Catholic H.S. recalls Fuller’s hard work and his modesty.
The Friars often have had to come from behind or hang on to slim leads. But timely hitting and good defense and pitching are putting them closer to their goal of winning the Inter-Academic League.
The weather is only beginning to warm up, but Philadelphia Catholic League play is well underway. See current league standings for baseball, softball and boys’ lacrosse, as of April 14.
Neumann University in Aston won the NCAA Division I roller hockey championship days after Villanova celebrated its title in basketball. The Knights are 69-2 over the past two seasons, beating powerhouse universities.
Kris Jenkins, whose buzzer-beater helped the Wildcats capture the national championship, was playing against his adopted brother, Tar Heel guard Nate Britt. Villanova’s victory parade is set for April 8 in Philadelphia.
After junior Kris Jenkins fired a three-point shot as the clock ran out, leaving Villanova with a 77-74 national championship victory over North Carolina, a pile of jubilant humanity met just inches from where he delivered his one shining moment.
The Villanova University men’s basketball team captured the NCAA championship with a dramatic three-point shot at the final buzzer to beat North Carolina, 77-74, in Houston. It was the Wildcats’ second title since 1985.
Ernie Beck has been a basketball star and fan his whole life, from Southwest Philly to Penn to the Philadelphia Warriors. The devout Sacred Heart parishioner still loves the game and roots for the local teams.
Folks who never attended Villanova are rooting for the Wildcats as they prepare for their big game Saturday night. Loyalty to local basketball teams is a trait coach Jay Wright loves about the city.