The Sun's Arizin: Villanova Wildcats news and links for April 17th, 2013

Daily Villanova Wildcats links, today featuring more from Salomé, spring footbaw, and the downfall of the NCAA.

Happy Wednesday, 'Nova Nation! I'm cutting right to the chase today, because I want to make sure everybody reads the last link in this morning's post. It's the latest piece from SB Nation and focuses on obesity in America and the potential links between physical activity, organized sports and the NCAA.

The test case is Spelman College, which you probably remember recently decided to drop all organized sports - for both financial reasons and motives related to the greater good. Make sure to give it a read and sound off in the comments.

On to the links!

A different and rarely staged Oscar Wilde play at Villanova - Delco News Network
More rave reviews for Salomé! Seriously guys, get out and see this!

Men's Tennis Earn No. 6 Seed in BIG EAST Championship - Villanova University Official Athletic Site
The seeds and bracket for the BIG EAST Championship were announced on Monday night and Villanova (13-8) has drawn the No. 6 seed in the conference tournament. That seed enables the Wildcats to avoid a first round play-in game and Villanova will take on No. 3 seed USF in a quarterfinal match on Friday afternoon. The conference tournament is being hosted by Notre Dame at the Courtney Tennis Center in South Bend.

Villanova Wrapping Up Spring Football Practice - CBS Philly
After a successful 2012 season which saw them return to the FCS playoffs, the Villanova Wildcats are getting ready for the 2013 college football season as they wrap up spring practice.

A different world: How one small college is quitting sports -- and might lead a revolution -
The latest longform piece from the mothership - Spelman College is dropping all athletics and leaving the NCAA in favor of wellness programs that benefit the entire student body. It's a route many other schools may soon decide to follow.

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