Howie Long

Howie Long's $1M gift boosts Villanova training center

Around this time next year, Villanova football players figure to be lifting weights in the new Howie Long Strength Training Center, after the former Villanova and NFL star, a longtime broadcaster, committed to giving $1 million to help build a new football building in the end zone at Villanova Stadium. "We talked to Howie and his wife Diane we visited with them in Los Angeles and you know, let them know what the building was about," Villanova football coach Andy Talley said Tuesday. "We thought this would be a great game-changer for the whole athletic department but really be a home base for Villanova football." Talley's coaching offices and the team's...