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(STATS) -- Andy Talley has been Villanovas coach for a very, very long time. Chandler Jones Jersey . And while hes prepared to finally walk away, he surely wouldnt mind another week in the position hes held since the Reagan administration.The ninth-ranked Wildcats made sure their coach would stick around a little longer with a win in their season finale and now face Northeast Conference champion Saint Francis on Saturday at Villanova Stadium in the first round of the FCS playoffs.Talley announced in January that his 32nd season at the helm of the Wildcats would be his last. He has become the winningest coach in school history since taking over the program in 1985, guiding Villanova to 12 playoff appearances, six conference titles and the 2009 national championship.Whether Talleys tenure would continue was in doubt before the Wildcats (8-3) secured a postseason spot with a 41-10 win at Delaware on Saturday. They finished tied with New Hampshire for second in the Colonial Athletic Association.Playing at home should provide a jolt of confidence for Villanova, which won its first four home games this season before a 20-7 loss to No. 5 James Madison on Nov. 12. Talley and the Wildcats are 8-2 on their own field in the playoffs, including 5-0 in openers.At some point in the Delaware game, I got emotional on the sideline, Talley said. That was the only time. I think Im over that. To be home is a comfort zone for us. If were fortunate enough to get past these guys, Ive been on the road against tough teams in the playoffs before. I know what were in for.A stout and physical defense has been the calling card for Villanova all season, ranking third in the FCS in average yards (265.1) and points (14.9) allowed per game. That unit is anchored by senior defensive lineman Tanoh Kpassagnon and junior safety Rob Rolle.Kpassagnon was named the CAAs Defensive Player of the Year after finishing 12th in the FCS with 19 tackles for loss and tied for 21st with 8 1/2 sacks. Rolle led the league with six interceptions and was First Team All-CAA.Quarterback Zach Bednarczyk tied a career high with four touchdown passes in the win over Delaware, one week after he threw four picks in the loss to JMU. The Wildcats, though, prefer to control opponents behind the rushing of Bednarczyk and running backs Aaron Forbes (745 yards), Javon White and Matt Gudzak.Saint Francis (7-4) is something of an unknown to Villanova, though the teams share two common opponents this season. The Red Flash lost to CAA teams Albany and Towson after leading both games at the half, while the Wildcats posted home wins over both.They played toe-to-toe with Towson, toe-to-toe with Albany. They played really well in (a loss at) Montana, Talley said. They wont be awed against Villanova. Theyre very, very battle-tested.Saint Francis tied Duquesne for the regular-season NEC title and earned the leagues automatic bid with a 14-10 win over the Dukes during the season. This is the first postseason appearance in program history for the Red Flash, who won six straight games before closing with a 31-24 loss at Wagner.Its very exciting, Saint Francis coach Chris Villarrial said. Its been great to see the progress weve made. A lot of work to do still. We have to enjoy the moment. Villanova is a very good football team. Were going to have our hands full. Were going to have to play an errorless game and go down and play our type of game.There is some special talent on Saint Francis, evident by its NEC-high eight players on the all-conference first team. Standout free safety/kickoff returner Lorenzo Jerome is the first player in conference history to earn First Team All-NEC four straight years. Hes a four-time first-team selection as a defensive back and three-time pick as a returner.Jerome, though, is playing with a partially torn MCL and his explosiveness could be limited.Also in the special category is sophomore wide receiver Kamron Lewis, who was named the NEC Offensive Player of the Year after leading the FCS in receiving yards (1,349) and ranking in the top 20 in touchdown catches (10) and receptions (69).Junior running back Marcus Bagley was also a First Team All-NEC honoree and acts as a nice counterpart to Lewis downfield ability. Bagley ranks 29th in the FCS and second in the NEC with 868 rushing yards while adding 12 catches for 109 yards.The winner plays at No. 8 seed South Dakota State (8-3) in the second round Dec. 3. Robert Nkemdiche Jersey . Kozun faked to the forehand and beat Monsters starter, Calvin Pickard, pad side in the second round for the winner. Spencer Abbott also scored in the shootout for the Marlies (25-13-4). Cheap Arizona Cardinals Jerseys China . During the athletes parade, the 23-strong Ukrainian team was represented by a lone flagbearer in an apparent protest at the presence of Russian troops in Ukraines Crimean peninsula. http:///...p-budda-baker-jersey .5 million, one-year contract on Friday. Hawkins, who turns 41 in December, will compete with Rex Brothers for the closers role at spring training. PARIS -- After such a long wait, reaching the summit of mens tennis was an anticlimax for Andy Murray.Without playing a point, the Scot ended a seven-year wait to secure the world No. 1 spot when he advanced to the Paris Masters final after Milos Raonic withdrew from their semifinal on Saturday.Raonic found out in an exam on Saturday that he tore his right quadricep in the quarterfinals.The way that it happened today was quite strange, Murray said. I had always imagined, obviously, doing it on the court. Like last night, before I went to bed, I was imagining doing it, kind of thinking about it happening on the court after a match.Murray will supplant Novak Djokovic and rise to No. 1 officially when the ATP rankings are updated on Monday. He is guaranteed to hold at least a five-point lead over Djokovic, more than seven years after he reached No. 2 for the first time.Their fight for supremacy will resume at the ATP Finals in London from next weekend.Im sure on Monday Ill feel good, Murray said. Its unfortunate the way that it happened today, but its been many years of work to get here.After Raonics walkover, Murray gave the Paris fans something to cheer. He took to the court for practice, and hit a few shots with the ball boys and girls.Following Djokovics loss in the quarterfinals on Friday, Murray needed to make the final to take top spot off the Serb. Murray will face John Isner, who hit 18 aces to defeat Marin Cilic 6-4, 6-3.No matter the result of the final, the 29-year-old Murray will become the first Briton to hold the top spot since the rankings began in 1973, and the oldest first-time No. 1 since John Newcombe at 30 in 1974.In an era dominated by Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Djokovic, Murray reflected on how hard it has been to become No. 1. He has spent 76 straight weeks at No. 2.Its been such a difficult thing to do because of how good the guys around me have been, the guys ahead of me, Murray said.They are three of tthe best players that have ever played the game . Cheap Arizona Cardinals Jerseys. . some of the years that they have had in that period, as well, have been, I mean, ridiculous, really. Like three slams and double slams ... So, you know, its taken a great year to get there.A turning point in Murrays career came when he hired eight-time grand slam champion Ivan Lendl as a coach in 2011. During their first stint, Lendl managed to turn Murray from a four-time Grand Slam runner-up into a two-time major champion.Murray won Olympic gold in London in 2012 and the U.S. Open the same year. In 2013, he became the first British man to triumph at Wimbledon in 77 years.When Lendl left, Murray hired Amelie Mauresmo in 2014. She helped him climb the rankings following back surgery, but their partnership ended in May without any new major titles. Lendl rejoined Murray before Wimbledon, a week after the Scot lost to Djokovic in the French Open final, to work alongside Murrays full-time coach Jamie Delgado.The move paid off immediately: Murray claimed a second title at the All England Club and a second gold medal at the Rio Olympics. He won his third straight tournament last week in Vienna, and has lost only 3 matches since the French Open.Ivan has helped me a lot in the periods we have spent with each other, Murray said. The first time, I have the best period of time in my career, and since Wimbledon its been a great run.Djokovic held the top spot for 122 consecutive weeks, and 223 weeks overall. But after winning the French Open for the first time in June, his form has dipped. Since then, hes won only one of his six tournaments.One person was quick to congratulate Murray on Saturday -- his mother Judy.Youve come a long way baby, Judy Murray tweeted , with an old photo of the two of them on a tennis court followed by the number 1 and a heart. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '