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NFL Hall of Famer Howie Long donates $1 Million to Villanova Athletics

Long attended Villanova from 1978-81.

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Villanova's athletics facilities will be getting a facelift thanks to a donation from NFL Hall of Famer Howie Long, according the NFL Network's Gil Brandt.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Nice guy Howie Long and his wife Diane have donated $1M to <a href="https://twitter.com/NovaAthletics">@NovaAthletics</a>. It will go to building the Howie Long Strength Training Center.</p>&mdash; Gil Brandt (@Gil_Brandt) <a href="https://twitter.com/Gil_Brandt/status/618178181237878784">July 6, 2015</a></blockquote>

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As Brandt points out, Long's donation will go to building the Howie Long Strength Training Center, which likely will be used by all Villanova athletes.

Long is the only Hall of Famer in (current) Big East football history.