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Jack McCaffery is the lead sports columnist for the Daily Times and He has spent several decades covering everything from the Phillies, Eagles, Flyers and Sixers, to college hoops, to high school sports in Delco.

Saturday, November 19, 2011


Villanova lost, 26-16, to Delaware in football Saturday, making too many turnovers. It's how 2-9 seasons happen.

The Wildcats lost a game ... but won something bigger.

By playing the game at picturesque, modern PPL Park instead of its glorified high school stadium on Lancaster Pike, Villanova finally made a positive football move. An announced crowd of 14,107 attended (at least half rooting for Delaware), which doesn't sound like much, but is a start.

Andy Talley has been urging Villanova to move more home games to Chester, just 15 miles down the Blue Route from campus. He has the right idea. Eventually, Villanova must graduate to the BCS, if only to protect its basketball brand. But even if it must remain in the FCS for a while, PPL Park is its best bet for football success.

Check out my column on the topic in the Daily Times Sunday ... and as always, on


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