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Villanova (Latin, "new villa") is a generic placename that can refer to several places:

  • Arnaldus de Villanova, a 14 century alchemist, astrologer and physician.
  • Villanova, Pennsylvania, an unincorporated community in Pennsylvania that is a part of Lower Merion Township, Pennsylvania and Radnor Township, Pennsylvania.
  • Villanova University, an American university established in 1842 by the Augustinian Order.
  • Villanova (Huesca) municipality in Huesca (province), Spain.
  • Villanova College, the former name of Villanova University circa 1953.
  • Villanova College, a current Australian school run by the Augustinian priests, in Brisbane Australia.
  • Villanova d'Asti, in Piedmont, Italy.
  • The Villanovan Culture, predecessor to the Etruscan civilization culture in central Italy.
  • Villanova (Bologna), the estate owned by count Gozzadini outside Bologna where the first remnants of the Villanovan culture were found.
  • Villanova, Corse-du-Sud, a commune of the Arrondissement of Ajaccio in Corsica.
  • The plant genus Villanova, an invalid name replaced by Flueggea, or bushweed.
  • Villanova Preparatory School, a college preparatory school in Ojai, California.
  • Thomas of Villanova, 16th Century Augustinian Bishop.
  • St. Thomas of Villanova College, an Augustinian university preparatory school in King City, Ontario, Canada.

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Villanova - Powered by WasBlog (1528 words)
National awards continued to pour in for Villanova this weekend, as head coach Jay Wright was named the CBS Coach of the Year during a halftime ceremony at the Final Four.
Villanova advanced to the Elite 8 in the NCAA Tournament before being eliminated by Florida in the regional final of the Minneapolis bracket.
Villanova knocked off the Huskies, 69-64, on Monday night in a Big East showdown at the Wachovia Center in front of 20,859 fans, many of whom stormed the court after the win.
Villanova Viewpoint (15435 words)
Villanova trailed by 16 points in the first half, had to face a team with whom it was quite familiar, and struggled to find their shots throughout much of the contest.
But every Villanova fan remembers (and with much more relish) the victory over BC at the Pavilion on February 23, 2005, when the 3rd-ranked Eagles swooped in for what would likely be their final appearance at the Pavilion for decades, if not generations.
Villanova still would have had the lead, still was shooting well at the line, and it may not have mattered.
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