This Thursday Villanova will be playing Temple in football at Lincoln Financial Field. The game, known as the inaugural Mayor’s Cup, will kick-off at 7 p.m. Below is information on tickets:
- Student tickets can be purchased at the Athletic Ticket Office at Jake Nevin. The price is $10, and students must have their Wild Card.
- Two student buses will be transporting students to the game. Time of departure is TBA.
The football team is ranked in the top-10 of the FCS, and has a legitimate shot to not only beat Temple, but also make a run at the national title. I strongly recommend that people attend, and at the very least it gives a cheap way to check out the Linc.
Dante Cunningham officially became a member of the Blazers roster today as he signed a multi-year contract with the team. Terms of the deal were not announced.
“I am so grateful and happy to be a Trail Blazer,” said Cunningham. “This is a dream come true and I can’t wait to get to work with my teammates. I’m looking forward to moving to Portland and helping this team in any way that I can.”
Being a second round pick, Cunningham’s contract was not guaranteed, but an impressive summer league performance persuaded the Blazers to sign him.
“We are really excited about the versatility and determination Dante brings to our team,” said general manager Kevin Pritchard. “Dante had a great summer league and we believe he has the potential to become a very good player in this league.”
His addition gives the Blazers 12 players. It was also announced that he will wear #33.
As expected, Reggie Redding will be ineligible to play basketball during the fall semester. He will not play games or travel with the team. However, Redding can still participate in all practices.
Here is the official release:
It was announced today that as a result of disciplinary proceedings Villanova University student and men’s basketball player Reggie Redding has lost his status as a “student in good standing” at the University for the Fall semester 2009. As a result of these proceedings, Redding is not eligible to represent the University in intercollegiate activities during this period. He will, however, remain enrolled in classes during this time.
Redding may not compete in games or travel with the team. He will be permitted to resume competition following the conclusion of the fall semester, December 18, 2009, at the discretion of his coach and the Athletic Department. “I am in support of the University’s decision,” said Villanova head men’s basketball coach, Jay Wright. “I believe the process was respectful and fair to Reggie. He is a quality person, who, with the support of his great family, met this head on and has learned a valuable lesson from this experience.”
All other aspects of Villanova University’s disciplinary process as it relates to Redding, as well as any other sanctions, are considered confidential.
Villanova will begin the Puerto Rico Tip-Off with a game against George Mason on November 19 at 2:30 PM. The winner of the game will play the winner of Georgia Tech and Dayton.
The Wildcats are the home team for every game they are in, meaning they are the one-seed.
The NBA schedule came out today, and Dante Cunningham and the Portland Trailblazers will be making their only trip to Philadelphia on Jan. 20, 2010. It is a Wednesday night, and the game starts at 7 p.m.
What you need to know:
- On August 20th, Redding will appear before District Judge David Lang on charges of possessing a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia – both misdemeanors. Interestingly enough, the fall semester begins August 24th, so I’m assuming this appearance will be crucial towards whether he is suspended for the semester or not.
- The traffic sign that Redding’s car struck was on South Ithan Avenue.
- The damage to the sign and Redding’s car was an “obvious” match according to police.
- The incident occurred at 1:51 AM on Tuesday morning.
- When approaching the car, Villanova Sgt. Brad Bergey noticed a “clear bag containing a green leafy vegetable matter in the center cupholder” of the car, and a grinder.
- Redding was the one driving the car. Some other reports suggested he may not have been.
- Redding was cooperative, remorseful and not impaired according to police.
- According to Redding’s attorney, Redding was in his dorm and came out to the car when he saw flashlights by his car.
– David Cassilo