The Sun's Arizin: Villanova Wildcats news and links for October 18, 2013

Daily Villanova Wildcats links, today featuring The Vince, Syracuse tickets, and the inevitable zombie apocalypse.

Hey now, Friday! One week until Hoops Mania kicks off 'Nova Nation! Are you ready to rock the Pavilion for the men's and women's teams? Are you ready to chant every recruit's name until your voice is gone? And who will be the musical guest?

If it's the Jonas Brothers (and no, I don't believe that God awful rumor), I'm going into hiding.

And now, the "news.

Big East Q&A: Villanova guard Ryan Arcidiacono |
Yeah, I'd love it if we could stop D'Angelo Harrison this year too, Ryan. That game took 5 years off my life.

New Big East feels weird -- but it's not taking a hit nationally |
The best take yet I've seen on the new Big East conference. There's reason for doubt, but there's more reason to think this is going to be a success. I'm especially pleased by the excitement being shown by the new coaches in the league. CAN'T WAIT!

Clippers guard Maalik Wayns to have knee surgery, will only miss six weeks | Yahoo Sports Canada
This could be bad for Leek, and his roster spot with the Clips. Get well soon kid!

Big East returns to its hoops roots |
Jay Wright is the old man of the Big East. It's all set in now. What the f*ck has happened to the Big East?

Big East adjusts to new members Butler, Creighton, and Xavier |
For whatever reason, I envision Jay Wright and Chris Mack executing the standard pregame handshake and then Gus Johnson cuts in screaming, "Oh my God, that's Buzz Williams' music!" as Buzz jumps in from the top rope onto Jim Burr.

adidas to offer $180 million to Andrew Wiggins, according to report |
Honestly, I imagine being Phil Knight like being Scarface. Just yell whatever you want, do whatever you want, and it doesn't really matter. I can't wait to be senile.

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