TGIF, 'Nova Nation! Sadly, this is the final day of The Sun's Arizin until after Labor Day. Ed Donohue is returning with "The Week In Review," which I know is a fan favorite round these parts. I'm going to re-focus my efforts elsewhere, starting this weekend on Marcinski Beach.
Here's your "news" for the day - until September, all!
$10 Million Gift Establishes O’Toole Family Presidential Scholarship Program at Villanova University | Fort Mill Times
In no way am I ever upset about an alum, especially an alum as high-profile as Terry O'Toole, giving money to Villanova. But as the former chair of the board, and (I'm 99% sure on this) a proponent of Villanova's FBS move back in the day, I'm a bit surprised he donated $10mm to academics if he had it lying around.
Pre-Summer Big East POWER RANKINGS - PlayForTheGarden.com
An early attempt at a 2013-14 Big East hoops power ranking places Villanova 5th. Marquette, Georgetown, Creighton and St. John's take the top four spots.
Men's Lax - LoCascio, Rice Named USILA All-American's - Villanova University Official Athletic Site
Junior defenseman John LoCascio (Fairfield, N.J.) and senior attackman Jack Rice (Baltimore, Md.) and have been named 2013 USILA All-Americans, as announced by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association on Thursday morning. LoCascio was named to the Third Team while Rice earned Honorable Mention honors.
EA Sports used Tim Tebow's name in NCAA Football 10 - SBNation.com
Of course it HAD to be Tebow! Very cool part of this - it looks like an SB Nation reader may have broken this case wide open! EA Sports: It's In The Settlement!
Coach K says ACC will be 'best conference in the history of the game' - SBNation.com
Hmmmm I doubt it. They've averaged 5 bids lately. They're adding 2 surefire teams (Syracuse, Pitt) and one team that is probably a good bet to make it (Notre Dame). Are the bottom dwellers just magically going to get a lot better?
Beanie Babies - Uniwatch.com
Uniwatch takes a look at the beanies that were used at colleges back in the day to identify and haze the freshmen classes. Though the focus is on the Big 10 schools, Villanova also had a tradition of beanie-hazing back in the day. If any readers still have their beanies, post a picture in the comments or send it via email -- we'd love to see it.
Still Richard: Richard Simmons keeps grooving at 64 - SBNation.com
More longforms, please! Decades after his aerobics fame peaked, Richard Simmons is still teaching classes from his Slimmons studio in L.A., still trying to change lives.
Angered over bathroom fan request, Syracuse man defecates in roommate's car, police say | syracuse.com
James Palmieri of Syracuse is charged with criminal mischief for defecating in his roommate's car. This is not a college incident by the way. I can't wait until I get to the golden years.