The Sun's Arizin: Villanova Wildcats news and links for June 18, 2014

Daily 'Nova links, today featuring a big witness in the O'Bannon trial, T&F All-Americans, and Will Sheridan lands a huge honor.

Huuuuuuuuuuump Daaaaaaaaaaay! I can't stop reveling in the USA's win, so I'm not going to stop bringing you World Cup action until I calm down from that high.

If you're looking for Villanova news, we've got that as well. All-American honors went out yesterday and 'Nova got their fair share, while everybody's favorite musician/basketball alum Will Sheridan landed a big honor.

And now, the "news."

Mark Emmert to testify in Ed O'Bannon trial Thursday | USA Today
NCAA president Mark Emmert will testify in the Ed O'Bannon class-action antitrust trial in Oakland, California on Thursday, a source familiar with Emmert's plans said Monday night.

Emily Lipari Named First Team All-American | Villanova University Official Athletic Site
Senior Emily Lipari (Greenvale, N.Y.) was recognized as a first team All-American in an announcement made by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Monday afternoon. Villanova received a total of two All-America honors for the outdoor season, with sophomore Angel Piccirillo (Homer City, Pa.) earning second team All-America distinction. Lipari and Piccirillo each competed for the Wildcats at the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Ore. last week and advanced to the final of the 1500 meters.

Jordy Williamsz and Patrick Tiernan Named First Team All-Americans | Villanova University Official Athletic Site
Sophomore Jordy Williamsz (Perth, Australia) and freshman Patrick Tiernan (Toowoomba, Australia) were each recognized as first team All-Americans in an announcement made by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Monday afternoon. Villanova received a total of four All-America honors for the outdoor season, with senior Samuel Ellison (Dresher, Pa.) and junior Elbert Maxwell (Pittsburgh, Pa.) also earning honorable mention All-America distinction. All four athletes competed for the Wildcats at the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Ore. last week.

Grand Marshal announced for Chicago's 45th Annual Pride Parade
PRIDEChicago, the organizers of Chicago's annual gay pride parade, Tuesday announced openly gay athlete, music artist, and former Villanova basketball player Will Sheridan as the Grand Marshal for this year's 45th Annual Pride Parade.

Learn some fun facts about every country in the World Cup | SBNation.com
Learn something!

What it felt like in the stadium when USA beat Ghana | SBNation.com
Being in the Arena das Dunas when John Brooks scored the winner against Ghana was, unsurprisingly, absolutely insane.

10 very thoughtful points on the USA's win against Ghana | SBNation.com
Or: 10 things Spencer Hall wrote down at the bar in between heartattacks as 22 soccer players did their damnedest to kill me.

Rarest Stamp in the World May Sell for a Record $20 Million |Mashable
How does the sale for the rarest stamp in the world have ANYTHING to do with Villanova? It was last purchased by John Eleuthère du Pont (the original namesake for The Pavilion) and is for sale by his estate.

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