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1985 NCAA Championship Game Display Case  
(Special Collections, Falvey Memorial Library)

Greetings…From Wildcat Country.
Postcard, postmarked March 10, 1985.
(Courtesy of the University Archives)

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This postcard sent from Dean M. Louise Fitzpatrick to the faculty and staff of the College of Nursing is particularly amusing as the “wildcat” mentioned on the front of the card refers to the University of Kentucky wildcats, but here Dean Fitzpatrick uses the card to suggest that even Kentucky is [Villanova] wildcat country as the basketball team was on the road to play in the championship game.

47th Official NCAA Division I Basketball Championship Program, 1985.*
Mission, Kansas: National Collegiate Athletic Association,1985.
(Courtesy of the University Archives)

Villanova Magazine: A Journal for Alumni, Family, and Friends. Vol. 1, no. 1, May 1985.
(Courtesy of the University Archives)

Sports Illustrated. Vol. 62, no. 13, April 1, 1985.*
(Courtesy of the University Archives)

Basketball Team with Coach Roland V. Massimino and President Ronald Reagan in the White House Rose Garden, 1985.
(Courtesy of the University Archives)

On Thursday, April 4, 1985, the Villanova Wildcat Basketball players and Coach Roland V. Massimino were received in the White House Rose Garden by President Ronald Reagan.


President Ronald Reagan shaking hands with Trainer Jake Nevin during the Rose Garden Reception, 1985.
Official Photograph, The White House, Washington, D. C.
(Courtesy of the University Archives)

The Villanova Wildcats, National Champions, 1985.*
(Courtesy of the University Archives)

Rollie’s Choice: Villanova.*
The Philadelphia Inquirer, June 23, 1985, Page 6-D.
(Courtesy of the University Archives)

Philadelphia Inquirer. ‘Nova No. 1.*
Indianapolis: New Books International, 1985.
(Special Collections, Falvey Memorial Library)

Miller, Craig. The Year of the ‘Cat: Villanova’s Incredible NCAA Basketball Championship Story.*
[Villanova: Villanova University Athletic Dept.], 1985.
(Special Collections, Falvey Memorial Library)

NCAA Basketball Championship Pennant, 1985.
Villanova versus Georgetown.
(Courtesy of Michael Pirone, Class of 2003)


* Not all the items in this exhibit were digitized, however, bibliographic information is provided for every item that was on display.