Temple will face Penn State in a non-conference college football game at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22. The game will be played in Beaver Stadium. ABC will televise the contest, which will air on ESPN2 outside the ABC coverage area.
Delaware-Penn in NIT Tip-off
The University of Delaware men’s basketball team will face the University of Pennsylvania on Nov. 12 at 9:30 p.m. in the first round of the 2012 NITSeason Tip-off. The Blue Hens and Quakers will play at the University of Virginia’s John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, Va., following the Cavaliers taking on Fairfield at 7 p.m.
The winners and losers will battle at 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. the following day, with Virginia playing in the 7 p.m. time slot. The winner of the South Regional will advance to Madison Square Garden, which will host the tournament semifinals on Nov. 21 at 7 and 9:30 p.m. on either ESPN2 or ESPNU. The consolation game will be held on Nov.17 at 2:30 p.m. while the championship game will begin at 4:30 p.m., with both games televised by ESPN.
5th Annual family health-safety fete set
The fifth annual Family Health and Safety Festival will hold the Philadelphia Future League All-Star Game at Fisher Park basketball courts, 5th and Spencer Streets. The all-star games will be held on Saturday, Sept. 15 from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The event will also have a community health gathering from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. There will be free health information, food and music. This event is sponsored by Shop Rite and supported by State epresentative Mark B. Cohen.
'Nova men’s basketball schedule announced
Seventeen national television appearances highlight the 2012-13 Villanova men’s basketball schedule. The Wildcats open the season hosting first- and second-round games of the 2K Sports Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project on Nov. 9 against UDC and Marshall on Nov. 11.
Villanova will then travel north to New York’s Madison Square Garden for the final two rounds of that event on Nov. 15, when it faces Purdue in the first of its nationally televised appearances (ESPN2). The Wildcats then will meet either Alabama or Oregon State on Nov.16, also at Madison Square Garden (ESPN2 or ESPNU).
The Big East portion of the schedule begins on Jan. 2 when St. John’s visits the Wildcats in a game to be broadcast nationally on ESPNU. Other January highlights include visits from Pittsburgh (Jan. 16), Louisville (Jan. 22), and Syracuse (Jan. 26). Villanova will also face road tests in January at 2012 NCAA tournament participants South Florida (Jan. 9), Syracuse (Jan. 12), and Notre Dame (Jan. 30).
On tap in February are home dates with Providence (Feb. 3), South Florida (Feb. 9), Rutgers (Feb. 18) and Marquette (Feb. 23). The final regular season home game is set for March 6, when Georgetown will be the opponent. The Wildcats will also face trips to DePaul (Feb. 3), Cincinnati (Feb. 12), Connecticut (Feb. 16), Seton Hall (Feb. 25) and Pittsburgh (Mar. 3) down the home stretch of the regular season.
Four Philadelphia Big 5 contests are a part of the non-conference portion of the schedule. The Wildcats will be at La Salle on Nov. 25 and Penn on Dec. 8. Villanova hosts Temple on Dec. 5 and Saint Joseph’s on Dec. 11. In addition, the Wildcats will be part of the 2012 SEC/Big East Challenge on Dec. 1 when they face Vanderbilt in Nashville on ESPN 2.
The Wildcats will again host games on campus at the Pavilion and at the Wells Fargo Center but the specific home sites for individual games have yet to be announced.