TGIF, 'Nova Nation! And today, Holy War hate commences. We'll have the preview/primer dropping at 9 am ET, a full 33 hours in advance of Saturday night's showdown. There, you can discuss possible rollouts, the Hawk's inferiority complex, and how Phil Martelli is essentially Bizarro Jay Wright.
Honestly, I think I would have pushed harder for a Twitterati campaign with a clever hashtag, but I'm not sure St. Joseph's (PA) fans have figured out the internet yet.
And now, the "news."
Radnor planners again decline recommendations by Villanova to change zoning ordinance | Main Line Media News
I almost forgot it was Radnor Hate Day too (isn't it always?). So now the big issue is the size of the setbacks in the proposal. Do these people have lives?
Jay Wright took Villanova to a water park to prepare for Battle for Atlantis | Philly.com
Stan Van Gundy was on Dan LeBatard's show, where he said that while in the Bahamas for the Battle for Atlantis, he hit a water park with his kids between games, where he saw the Villanova team "preparing for the championship game." I bet the #BenchMob shared a triple-tube.
Philly HS Catholic League Preview | City of Basketball Love
I know some of the locals are really into this scene. This is a great breakdown of all the teams, and top players, for the next four years in this league. As expected, Neumann-Goretti is the team to beat, and if you can get out for a game, you'll want to catch freshman guard Quade Green, who is already on Villanova's radar.
Duke's Alex Murphy plans to transfer at semester's end | SBNation.com
The 6'9" redshirt sophomore will have a season and half of eligibility remaining at his next school. Murphy is a former Top 50 forward, who originally considered Villanova. And, uh, I know our last Duke transfer didn't go so well, but #weneedabigman.
Dan on Fire: Is Coach K trying to get the Kentucky job? | SBNation.com
Various sources and pieces of pretty significant evidence are indicating the Mike Krzyzewski is angling for what he thinks may be a soon-to-be-open Kentucky Wildcats head coaching job.
Breaking Madden: A land where 'offsides' has no meaning | SBNation.com
Fumbles are glorious, but over the last few decades, they've been on the decline in the NFL. Let's bring them all back. All at once. And let's destroy as many rules of man and God as we need to.