The Sun's Arizin: Villanova Wildcats news and links for November 8, 2013

Daily Villanova Wildcats links, today featuring basketball tip-offs, the media running out of storylines already, and the glory of DIY beer.

TGIF, 'Nova Nation! And guess what...IT'S A VILLANOVA BASKETBALL GAMEDAY! Villanova takes on the Lafayette Leopards tonight at The Pavilion at 8 pm ET. In honor of this, we've got a massive amount of pregame links for you to binge on today.

We've got everything you need to know to get prepped for the game in our preview post - so hang out in there all day and come up with creative insults for Lafayette, obviously.

And now, the "news."

Game Preview: Villanova vs. Lafayette | Big East Coast Bias
Both Arch and Jenkins are expected to play, though Arch will not be 100%. I want to see him on the court as much as the next guy, but I'm thinking we can win this without him. No sense in rushing him back.

Villanova Preview: Lafayette Leopards (Nov. 8) | City of Basketball Love
Oh good, we're playing a team who is going to jack up 30 shots from downtown tomorrow. Exactly what I wanted to hear.

Wildcats to Open Season by Hosting Lafayette Friday | Villanova University Official Athletic Site
Sneaky, sneaky Jay. Pumping up Fran O'Hanlon in the pregame interview to make him feel nice and safe coming back to the Pavilion. Then you go ahead and lay another 45-point beatdown on him. Vicious, and I love it.

Villanova basketball at a glance |
Did you guys know we need to replace Mouph's production? Did you know that there's a lot of pressure on Arch? And guess what, we're playing 4 guards! #Storylines

Women's Basketball Opens Season at Toledo Glass City Tournament | Villanova University Official Athletic Site
Kevin, get your ass out to Toledo now!

Villanova Looks To Get On Track Saturday At Rhode Island| CBS Philly
Villanova will try to snap a three-game losing streak on Saturday when they take to the road to visit Rhode Island, and our old defensive coordinator Joe Trainer.

Golden Eagles are beast of new Big East |
I don't know about that but they've got the craziest coach in the conference. To his detriment though, Buzz has been overtaken by Ed Cooley for sweatiest.

New Season, New Beer: Introducing 'CasuALE: Stonewalls IPA' | Casual Hoya
Despite my disdain for all things Hoya, this is actually pretty cool. And hint, we might be working on a joint operation with these guys for the Villanova vs. Georgetown game in Philly this year. I'm sure they'll bring this beer. We'll bring an assload of Natty Light. Party on.

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