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The electricity on Villanova’s campus must be phenomenal! I remember the excitement and national recognition on Temple University’s campus in the 1980s when Temple’s incredible basketball team was No. 1 in the nation for six weeks in a row. And they didn’t even get to win the tournament! The effect on the mindset of faculty, staff, administrators and students and the deluge of applications from prospective students was phenomenal.

So coach Jay Wright and his amazing team are once again national NCAA champions and have earned a Philadelphia parade, just as the Eagles did after the Super Bowl win. I was fortunate enough to have watched the game on television, and I scared my two cats each time I cheered and screamed for the Villanova 3-pointers and free throws.

With all the craziness that Trump has unleashed with his chaos and tweets and “You’re fired!” television reality show antics, the Eagles and now ’Nova Nation have restored our value system, have given us a reason to get up in the morning, to have a more positive outlook on life.

And that’s what good sportsmanship looks like, especially after Villanova clinched the second national title in three seasons and black and white players were hugging each other, hugging coach Jay Wright, shaking hands and hugging the Michigan players, and the Wildcats were in their glory.

No bad-mouthing the opposing team; no insults hurled ahead of time. Just dedication and discipline and practice, practice, practice. Names which are now common knowledge include, in addition to Jay Wright and assistant coach Ashley Howard, players Donte DiVincenzo, Jalen Brunson, Collin Gillespie and Mikal Bridges.

Keith Jones, the Villanova alumnus who is a reporter at NBC10, practically floated to the San Antonio dressing room after the big win, spotting coaching staff members and players en route to congratulating the team. Jones had worked with the basketball team during his undergraduate years on campus, although he never got to play.

I certainly hope the Wildcats get invited to the White House for congratulations and a luncheon with President Trump. Maybe some of their common sense, appreciation, coach Jay Wright’s discipline and good manners might rub off on Trump. Maybe. But it is always a treat to visit the White House, regardless of whoever inhabits the place or, in the current situation, runs rampant in the Oval Office.

Radnor and Villanova neighbors probably did not get a lot of sleep Monday night, as thousands of students, faculty, staff members, alumni, residents and basketball enthusiasts poured into the streets and clogged Lancaster Avenue with their cheers and enthusiasm.

John Johannes, political science professor at Villanova, was among the first to respond to my request for a reaction to March Madness: “This victory puts an exclamation point on a long string of achievements — recognition of our place among the top fifty national universities, national honors for all the University’s colleges and schools, fabulously successful fund-raising campaign, national honors for our many Fulbright winners, athletic championships, and on and on it goes. This is a university on a 30-plus year winning streak in all areas, academic, financial, athletic, and artistic. We are all so proud and thankful.”

State Rep. Tim Briggs: “Congratulations to Jay Wright and the Villanova Wildcats on winning their second National Championship in 3 years. I am privileged to represent part of the Villanova community in the State Capitol. The enthusiasm that has spread throughout the region is palpable and it is great to see so many rally around these exceptional student-athletes.”

Mary Jo Daley, state representative and candidate for Congress: “Congratulations to the Villanova players, coaches, students, alumni, faculty and administration on your big win. You make us proud. What a great year for sports in the Delaware Valley!”

Greg Vitali, state representative and candidate for Congress: “The most impressive aspect of Villanova National Championship is that their program wins the right way. Their players are true students. They stay for 4 years, get their degrees and bring credit to the University. Villanova’s basketball program is a model for other collegiate athletic programs to follow. I am proud to be a Villanova alumnus and proud to represent them in the State House.”

U.S. Rep. Brendan Boyle: “Congratulations to the players, coaches, and staff of the Villanova University men’s basketball team for their convincing victory in the 2018 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division 1 Men’s Basketball Tournament. Coach Jay Wright and his team represented the Philadelphia region with class, poise and an unflinching commitment to excellence. The nation was given the opportunity of watching Coach Wright’s team actively displaying the 3 pillars of Villanova’s school motto of, “Truth, Unity & Charity”. It was an absolute pleasure to cheer the Wildcats on to victory this year during March Madness.”