The Sun's Arizin: Villanova Wildcats news and links for June 12, 2014

Daily 'Nova links, today featuring Ellison's excellence, NFL minor leagues, and how Louisville almost pulled off a Big East/Big 12 merger.

Happy World Cup Opening day, 'Nova Nation! Apparently, there is a Brazilian bar across the street from my apartment and the bar right next door to that is throwing a 'block party.'

I'm just letting you know right now where to look in case I don't show up for this post tomorrow.

And now, the "news."

Resident files another supplement to her ethics complaint against Commissioner Spingler | Main Line Media News
This woman has been sent from the seventh circle of Hell to live with you and me.

Villanova’s Ellison chases excellence on and off the track
Since last Thursday, Villanova Track & Field has used Twitter to highlight the accomplishments of the six Wildcats — four men and two women — who have qualified for the NCAA Division I Championships. Samuel Ellison’s bio was the last to hit the Twitter-sphere.

Matt Meurer Named to Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Team | Villanova University Official Athletic Site
Senior relief pitcher Matt Meurer (Katy, Texas) garnered a spot on the Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Team in an announcement made on Wednesday morning. Meurer was one of the top performers on the field for the Wildcats this season while continuing to be equally successful academically. Meurer is one of 11 players named to the Academic All-Area squad.

Susan Markley retires after 35 years service to the library | Villanova University
Falvey Memorial Library lost one of its most valuable and devoted librarians with the retirement of Susan Markley on May 30th after 35 years of service to the university.

Momentum builds for developmental league | ProFootballTalk
Could the NFL be planning to launch it's own minor league? How will that effect the value of college football?

Napoleon Complex: Height Bias Among National Basketball Association Referees | Journal of Sports Economics
Researchers conducting a study of NBA refereeing found that shorter-than-average refs were more likely to call personal fouls. The so-called "Napoleon Complex" is alive and well on the hardwood.

Louisville Nearly Landed In A Big East/Big 12 Hybrid | Card Chronicle
Luck's plan, which also had the support of Louisville athletic director Tom Jurich, was also to add UCF for a 12-team Big East divided into two divisions: West: Baylor, Kansas, Kansas State, Iowa State, TCU and Louisville; East: UConn, Cincinnati, Rutgers, West Virginia, South Florida and UCF.

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