The Sun's Arizin: Villanova Wildcats news and links for May 15, 2014

Daily 'Nova links, today featuring returning talent, Big East contenders, and Georgetown loading up on big men.

Happy Thursday, 'Nova Nation! Do you see that posting time. 6am ET baby. I'm back on track! You know who else looks back on track? The Georgetown Hoyas. They've got three (3!) commitments for 2015 already, and all of them are elite low-post players.

Hey Jay, Tim Delaney is lonely. Please find him a friend.

And now, the "news."

First Look: Villanova’s returning talent will be tough to top in post | SI.com
How the conference holds up without the drawing power of McDermott – not to mention the sheer newness of the venture – will be a broader challenge in year two.

Big East Conference Catchup: Who contends with Villanova in 2014-15? | CollegeBasketballTalk
The new Big East enters Year 2 with plenty of questions for teams trying to rise to the top.

For sale: Allen Iverson’s former Villanova mansion | Philly.com
Allen Iverson's former Villanova estate is back on the market for $2.75 million. Let's all chip in and make this the official VU Hoops Party Mansion that we've all wanted so badly.

Jessie Govan Commits to Georgetown | Casual Hoya
Class of '15 center Jessie Govan has committed to Georgetown, right after the commitment of frontliner Noah Dickerson (in addition to the already committed Marcus Derrickson). Apparently, Georgetown has no problems recruiting big men.

Baseball: Late Rally Comes Up Just Short as Wildcats Edged by Penn State, 5-4 | Villanova University Official Athletic Site
In the final non-conference game of the season Villanova (15-32) scored three runs in the bottom of the eighth inning but fell just short of tying the game in an eventual 5-4 loss to Penn State (18-29) at the Villanova Ballpark at Plymouth on Tuesday afternoon. Freshman second baseman Todd Czinege (Overland Park, Kan.) had four hits and a run scored and the Wildcats sturdy bullpen contributed 3 2/3 scoreless innings.

Villanova University Digital Map | Villanova University
Attending the Villanova Commencement? Here is the University's digital map.

All quiet on the violations front ... is NCAA enforcement dead? | CBSSports.com
So far, the NCAA has no Division I major violations cases on its public database since Fordham's baseball team was penalized last November. The nearly six-month stretch marks Division I's longest without a completed major case since an eight-month period in 1997 and '98.

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