Villanova’s Big Win: Scenes From the Main Line
Students celebrated the Wildcats’ second national championship in three years by lighting fires and climbing greased poles.
If you still think Villanova isn’t a “Philly” school, then you clearly haven’t seen the way these Main Liners party.
It was a scene particularly familiar to Eagles fans as students clad in Wildcats gear flooded the streets of Radnor in the wee hours of Tuesday morning and hung from greased poles on Lancaster Avenue. Metal street signs were ripped from their roots and hoisted high in the sky in honor of the tiny Catholic school’s second men’s basketball national championship in three years.
Safe to say, people were very excited. According to CBS3, Radnor Police Sgt. Joe Pinto said there were two arrests, but no other details were immediately available. Check out scenes from the wild ’Nova Nation celebration below.
Congratulations National Champions!
Villanova University and @Villanova_Law will be closed Tuesday April 3rd.
— Villanova University (@VillanovaU) April 3, 2018
— Dann Cuellar (@DannCuellar) April 3, 2018
— gifdsports (@gifdsports) April 3, 2018
Party still goes on at Villanova.. https://t.co/1CU99KW8AB
— Chris O'Connell (@CoconnellFox29) April 3, 2018
— Evan Macy (@evan_macy) April 3, 2018
Scene at the Villanova campus viewing party when the clock struck zero. pic.twitter.com/etVOD4AB0G
— Tim McManus (@Tim_McManus) April 3, 2018
— Steve Keeley (@KeeleyFox29) April 3, 2018
— CBS Philly (@CBSPhilly) April 3, 2018
Interesting what ISN'T there:
– riot gear
– SWAT teams
– tear gas
– military assault vehicles
– any police whatsoever pic.twitter.com/cyVUeUufnb
— Sam Whiteout (@samwhiteout) April 3, 2018
— Dave Schratwieser (@DSchratwieser) April 3, 2018
Never seen a celebration like this one Villanova just had on the Riverwalk pic.twitter.com/kNwAbXIbUB
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) April 3, 2018
— Amy Fadool Kane (@amyfadoolNBCS) April 3, 2018
Congratulations to @VUCoachJWright and @NovaMBB on another National Championship. Jay Wright is Best college BB Head coach in America. And one of the great things, he doesn’t cheat like many coaches in #NCAA. @SportsRadioWIP
— Howard Eskin (@howardeskin) April 3, 2018
Congrats Villanova! Sheer dominance. Well deserved. Another parade for Philadelphia @NovaMBB
— Ryan Howard (@ryanhoward) April 3, 2018
Congrats to Villanova! Huge win! Best to Michigan too for amazing tournament. https://t.co/VYVajW4Q7u
— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) April 3, 2018
— Kacie McDonnell (@KacieMcDonnell) April 3, 2018
— Dick Vitale (@DickieV) April 3, 2018
"The Eagles won. Villanova won. The 76ers are going to win the championship." Charles Barkley is predicting the @sixers will continue the city's championship year. https://t.co/ytTJd59fyL pic.twitter.com/3jLRci85yq
— Action News on 6abc (@6abc) April 3, 2018
VILLANOVA IS A BLUE BLOOD PROGRAM
— Josh Hart (@joshhart) April 3, 2018
Jim Nantz said what we were all thinking….Philadelphia has become “a city of champions”. I think we can safely say that this Villanova team is the greatest college basketball team in our area’s history. They absolutely ran away with this tournament!!!
— Merrill Reese (@mreeseeagles) April 3, 2018
— Trendsmap Philly (@TrendsPhilly) April 3, 2018