By Michael Bennett

Villanova’s football team will head to Ocean City (NJ) High School for a free and open to the public scrimmage from 10:30 a.m. until noon on Friday, August 17.

Following the scrimmage, Wildcat players will sign autographs in front of the Music Pier.

“There are quite a few Villanovans who have houses down the shore so we came up with the idea last year to take a day and have an open practice or scrimmage at the beach,” said second-year head coach Mark Ferrante.  “This gives us a chance to connect with our fans who are enjoying the summer at the shore and it also gives our team a break from the normal grind of preseason camp.” 

Athlon Sports ranks the Wildcats No. 11. The Wildcats return 27 letter winners and 16 starters from last year’s team that went 5-6 overall and 3-5 in CAA play.

Villanova will kickoff the 2018 season on Saturday, Sept. 1, at Lincoln Financial Field against the Temple Owls. Game time is set for noon.