The Sun's Arizin: Villanova Wildcats news and links for March 25, 2014

Daily Villanova Wildcats links, today featuring dealing with letdown, reloading for next year, and Villanova ruining Easter for children by hosting them on campus.

Happy Tuesday, 'Nova Nation! We're recovered? No, not yet? Me neither. Let's dream of a better time, when Phil Booth and Mikal Bridges are even better than Josh Hart and Kris Jenkins were this year. We can do this, you guys. Breathe.

And now, the "nows."

Villanova deals with postseason letdown | Philly.com
Jay Wright has been coaching college basketball long enough to know that a team isn't judged as much by what it does during the regular season as by how it plays - and how far it advances - in the NCAA tournament.

Early ending taints Villanova’s season | delcotimes.com
Like it or not, Villanova will be judged on how it finished the season, not what it did leading up to the Big East and NCAA Tournaments.

Recruit and return: Villanova | ESPN ($)
In order to return to the NCAA tournament, a team needs contributions from both returning players and incoming recruits. Here's a look at Villanova and its chances of dancing again in 2015.

In dark time, future still plenty bright for Villanova | City of Basketball Love
Momentum is a fickle thing. It comes and goes without much of a hint of its intentions, sometimes sticking around for a while and sometimes fleeing before it was ever really there.

Bracy: Big 5 a brotherhood to be treasured | PhilaHoops.com
nding the season on Saturday night wasn’t what Villanova fans had hoped for, but the Wildcats’ loss to UConn made some supporters of rival schools giddy. And so it is in the Big 5 circa 2014. Thanks to message boards and social media, primarily, there is a new level of "hate" apparent between some fans of the rival Philadelphia schools.

Big-time sports: Is it a winner? | The Asbury Park Press
Rutgers University wants to be a college sports powerhouse. Officials have been pushing the growth of the athletics program for years, and one of its biggest steps yet will come with Rutgers' imminent entrance into the Big Ten.

Big-time sports: Is it a winner? | The Asbury Park Press
Rutgers University wants to be a college sports powerhouse. Officials have been pushing the growth of the athletics program for years, and one of its biggest steps yet will come with Rutgers' imminent entrance into the Big Ten.

Radnor hatching a bigger Egg Hunt at Villanova Stadium | Main Line Media News
There goes Villanova again, ruining the town for children and scarring them for life.

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