April 02, 2022
There will be an increased police presence around Villanova University on Saturday night to ensure Wildcat fans don't get too rowdy after the school's Final Four game.
Although the team is playing in New Orleans, between 10,000 and 12,000 fans are expected to show at the Villanova campus in suburban Philadelphia, CBS3 reports, so the Radnor Township Police Department will maintain a strong presence there and along Lancaster Avenue until late Saturday night.
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That's why, depending on the outcome of the game, there may be traffic detours for pedestrian safety on Saturday night.
The university's provost excused any students who traveled to Louisiana to support the team from their classes on Friday. If the Wildcats win tonight, they will also be excused from their classes on Monday so they can attend the final game.
Students just have to ensure they make up any work they miss.
This is the seventh time Villanova has made it to the Final Four. If the team wins tonight, it will be their fourth appearance in a March Madness championship game. Prior to their two victories in the last six years, the team won in 1985 and was the runner-up in 1971.
Villanova is playing the University of Kansas at 6:09 p.m. tonight at the Caesars Superdome in New Orleans.
The game will be aired on TBS. It can also be streamed for free on NCAA's website for those who have an account with a TV provider like Xfinity or DirecTV