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Observations from Villanova barely getting past Boston College | Mike Jensen

It wasn’t easy for the Wildcats to get the lead, but they knew how to hold it.

From our archives: Diego Maradona scored his last World Cup goal in the United States

The Argentina legend scored against Greece at the 1994 World Cup in Foxboro, Mass., Here's The Inquirer's report on the game.

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Collin Gillespie’s journey to Villanova senior leader is filled with proving doubters wrong | Mike Jensen

The Wildcats' star point guard had zero offers from Division I recruiters going into his senior year at Archbishop Wood. Fast forward four years, and he could be an NBA prospect.

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The Eric Dixon Project is about to debut at Villanova | City 6 profile

Dixon had been a star at Abington High and on the AAU circuit, and impressive at youth USA Basketball trials. Still, Villanova’s coaches wanted a different Dixon.

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Villanova’s Maddy Siegrist was no freshman fluke. The Wildcats expect even better. | City 6 profile

Siegrist was the Big East rookie of the year. Her new coach, Denise Dillon, expects her to take her game to the next level.

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Temple will lean on J.P. Moorman’s ability to lead, and listen | City 6 profile

The 6-foot-7 Moorman, whose role in Temple's offense is essentially point forward, has been eager to use his platform as a college athlete to effect positive social change.

Practice? Temple’s Jasha Clinton is talking about practice? | City 6 profile

Clinton, a freshman guard, comes from Iverson country in Virginia, although she's not too familiar with the former 76ers star. "I like [Russell] Westbrook. ... He's fast."

La Salle’s Kayla Spruill and her big jump | City 6 profile

"The kid we had this year doesn’t play next year,'' her coach told her after her freshman season.

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La Salle’s David Beatty and his lengthy path to leadership | City 6 profile

"He’s a great story,'' said La Salle coach Ashley Howard, listing him at the top of the list of players he’s coached, “in terms of the growth he’s made as a person.”

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Jay Wright and Aaron McKie face steep COVID challenges just getting to first tipoff | Mike Jensen

McKie said his Temple program has had four cases this fall. “It’s been start, stop … start, stop for us,” he said.