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MANTOVANI. I 60 anni del buon Giovanni

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https://www.tuttobiciweb.it/article/76344

Ha raggiunto e superato, in splendida forma, un importante e significativo traguardo Giovanni Mantovani, valido corridore degli anni ’80 con un palmarès di primo rilievo: il traguardo dei sessant’anni. 
E’ nato a Gudo Visconti, zona agricola a sud di Milano, dove tuttora risiede, il 5 febbraio 1955. 
Ha incrociato i pedali, già dalle categorie giovanili, con Giuseppe Saronni, quasi suo vicino di casa e più giovane di un anno e mezzo circa, con duelli accaniti, sia su strada, sia su pista. Pure le caratteristiche tecniche dei due erano simili: veloci, scattanti, provetti pistard e che tenevano sulle salite. Entrambi hanno esordito fra i professionisti nel 1977. 
La carriera di Giovanni Mantovani ha subito due lunghi stop per gravissimi infortuni che ne hanno condizionato i risultati. E’ stato medaglia d’argento nella corsa a punti dei mondiali 1980 a Besançon, vincitore di due tappe del Giro d’Italia nel medesimo anno e, in carriera, è stato pr…

Pennsylvania: Arcidiacono Already Special

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Neshaminy sophomore point guard already has offers from Rutgers and St. Joseph's, and interest from Villanova, Syracuse, Penn State, Princeton and Wake Forest.
Wednesday, January 06, 2010 By Joseph Santoliquito | MaxPreps.com

It doesn’t matter what time of day it is, or how long the sessions go. It never did. Ryan Arcidiacono is going to do his ladder drills, dribbling drills, jumping drills and then take about 500 shots. He’ll do it four days a week for about 90 minutes a day. He’ll do it with the sneaking suspicion that someone somewhere is working harder than he is. 
No one tells him to drive himself like this. No one ever had to. Arcidiacono (pronounced Archie-dee-akono) always envisioned big things. To get there means work, grueling commitment and an ever-driving attitude to outwork everyone else. It’s what has placed the 6-foot-3, 180-pound Neshaminy High point guard among the top sophomores in the country. 
He’s averaging 17.3 points, 4.9 assists and 6.3 rebounds a game for…

The maturation of Ryan Arcidiacono

http://www.vuhoops.com/2014/10/23/7052685/the-maturation-of-ryan-arcidiacono
By Tyler Tynes  @TylerRickyTynes on Oct 23 2014, 7:00p
NEW YORK -- Four months ago, when Ryan Arcidiacono found out he was headed to Italy for training camp with the national team, he had no idea what he would learn in the weeks that would follow.
So, he spiked his hair. He packed his bags for Folgaria, Italy and headed across the Atlantic Ocean as a replacement for another Italian player. He was the only American-born athlete on the team. And he was expected to run it. But not in the way that he expected.
"I HAD TO FIGURE OUT HOW THE COACH WANTED ME TO PLAY WITH A SHORTER SHOT CLOCK AND BE AN ACTUAL POINT GUARD"  - RYAN ARCIDIACONO AT WEDNESDAY'S BIG EAST MEDIA DAY
The Villanova way, passing along the perimeter and running three to four guards at a time, wasn't going to work against professional athletes from different countries. So coach Luca Dalmonte switched up his playing style. He nurtur…

John Thompson III's BIO

In nine seasons as the head coach of the program he has been around since his youth, John Thompson III has made his mark not only on the Georgetown men's basketball program, but in the élite circles of college basketball. Thompson, who has been a collegiate head coach for 13 seasons, has compiled several coaching milestones:
• Since his arrival on the Hilltop, the Hoyas have reached the postseason in all nine seasons.  • Including an appearance in 2013, Georgetown has been selected to the NCAA Tournament in seven of the last nine seasons.  • In five of the team's seven NCAA Tournament appearances, the Blue & Gray have been seeded among the top three teams, earning three No. 2 seeds (2007, 2008, 2013) and two No. 3 seeds (2010, 2012).  • In the last seven seasons, Georgetown is one of only four schools nationally to have made at least one appearance in the Associated Press Top 25 in seven-straight years.  • In 2006-07, Thompson led the program to a 30-7 record as the Hoyas…

John Thompson III

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Head coach - 11th season
227-104 at Georgetown | 295-146 overall 
In 10 seasons as the head coach of the program he has been around since his youth, John Thompson III has made his mark not only on the Georgetown men’s basketball program, but in the élite circles of college basketball. Thompson, who has been a collegiate head coach for 14 seasons, has compiled several coaching milestones: 
• Since his arrival on the Hilltop, the Hoyas have reached the postseason in all 10 seasons. • Including an appearance in 2013, Georgetown has been selected to the NCAA Tournament in seven of the last 10 seasons. • In five of the team’s seven NCAA Tournament appearances, the Blue & Gray have been seeded among the top three teams, earning three No. 2 seeds (2007, 2008, 2013) and two No. 3 seeds (2010, 2012). • In 2006-07, Thompson led the program to a 30-7 record as the Hoyas won the BIG EAST Tournament Championship, the NCAA East Regional and advanced to the Final Four for the first time since 19…

JAY WRIGHT's BIO

Hometown:   Churchville, Pa. High School: Council Rock Last College: Bucknell '83 Position: Head Coach Birthdate: 12/24/1961 Coaching Record: 408-234 (286-149 Villanova)

In a program long defined by achievement, Jay Wright has in his 13 seasons as head coach placed his own imprint of success on Villanova Basketball. Under his dynamic stewardship, which includes national and BIG EAST coaching awards, Villanova has re-established its place among the national élite.
After earning an at-large berth in the 2014 NCAA Tournament, Villanova has made nine such appearances in the last 10 seasons. The Wildcats earned the BIG EAST regular season championship in 2013-14 while establishing a new program for regular season victories en route to a 29-5 finish. Villanova was eliminated from the NCAA Tournament by Connecticut, the fifth time in the last 10 seasons it was defeated in the event by the eventual champion.
On Feb. 7, 2014, Wright recorded his 400th career victory with a triumph over Se…

Wells Fargo Center

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Il Wells Fargo Center - ex Wachovia Center, CoreStatesCenter e First Union Center - è un palazzetto dello sport situato a Filadelfia, in Pennsylvania.  È l'arena in cui giocano le partite casalinghe i Philadelphia Flyers della NHL e i Philadelphia 76ers della NBA.  Si trova presso l'angolo sud-est del South Philadelphia sport complex, che comprende il Lincoln Financial Field, il Citizens Bank Park, e il palazzetto predecessore dell'arena, The Spectrum, che è stato abbattuto.
L'arena è stata originariamente chiamata CoreStates Center in seguito all'acquisto dei diritti di denominazione da parte della CoreStates Bank; i diritti furono poi acquistati dalla First Union Bank in seguito alla fusione nel 1998 e poi dalla Wachovia Bank nel 2003 dopo la fusione con la First Union. Dal 1º luglio 2010 i diritti appartengono alla compagnia di servizi finanziari Wells Fargo.

Ubicazione3601 S Broad St. - Filadelfia, Pennsylvania 19148 Inizio lavori14 settembre 1994 Inaugurazion…

Villanova vs G'Town, 30 Years Ago

Apr 1, 1985: Villanova beats Georgetown for NCAA basketball championship

On this day in 1985, in one of the greatest upsets in college basketball history, the Villanova Wildcats beat the Georgetown Hoyas, 66-64, to win the NCAA Men’s Division I tournament. The victory was Villanova’s first-ever national championship.
Over 23,000 college basketball fans gathered at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky, for the match-up between the Hoyas, who took home the NCAA championship in 1984, and the Wildcats, who finished the ’85 regular season tied for third place in the Big East conference.  On their way to meeting the Hoyas, who were coached by John Thompson, the underdog Wildcats, coached by Rollie Massimino, beat No. 2-ranked Michigan, No. 5-ranked Memphis State and No. 7-ranked North Carolina in tournament play.
During the championship game on April 1, the Wildcats shot 79 percent from the field and nailed 22 of 28 shots, plus 22 of 27 free throwsWildcats forward Dwayne McCain, the leading …

Villanova's Ryan Arcidiacono part of massive sporting family with ties to Rutgers, Penn State

http://www.nj.com/rutgersbasketball/index.ssf/2013/02/villanovas_ryan_arcidiacono_pa.html
Villanova point guard Ryan Arcidiacono is part of a huge family, many of whom have played Division 1 sports across the northeast. 
Brendan Prunty/The Star-Ledger By Brendan Prunty/The Star-Ledger 
February 18, 2013 at 7:46 AM
Like any big family, it’s all about the food. Trays and trays of meatballs. Big pasta dishes. Bread, desserts, side dishes, the works. All of it homemade, of course — after all, these are the Philadelphia suburbs, where the days, events and celebrations were big deals. This is what Ryan Arcidiacono thinks about when you ask him about his family, because once he starts to go on and on about how many there are and what they all do, it’s easy to see why what’s on the table is the centerpiece of it all.
"My cousin starts for the Villanova lacrosse team as a freshman," Arcidiacono, of Neshaminy, Pa., said recently. 
"My other girl cousin is going to UNC for lacrosse

Arcidiacono family 'mildly stunned' by Villanova freshman's rise

January 11, 2013, 3:44 pm http://www.csnphilly.com/ncaa/arcidiacono-family-mildly-stunned-villanova-freshmans-rise
The kids in the basketball camp were running out of the Pavilion when coach Jay Wright stopped one of the seventh-graders in the middle of the court to tell him something. The seventh-graders father was there, too. Both of them eagerly leaned in to listen. Your parents bled blue and white, the Villanova basketball coach said. And so will you some day. The seventh-grader sheepishly smiled. His father did the same, not quite sure if Wright was being serious. It wasnt until he left the Pavilion, making the same walk to the parking lot he used to make as a student three decades earlier, that he began to think that maybe Wrights bold prediction was realistic. Maybe his son Ryan could play college basketball at Villanova. I remember it like it was yesterday, Joe Arcidiacono says. I remember thinking what a dream that would be. He pauses. His voice rises an octave when he contin…