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Morning Cup O' Mud: We're Top 10!...In Lacrosse

Chatter today will mostly center around the Villanova-Missouri game tonight at Madison Square Garden as part of the Jimmy V Classic, but it's worth mentioning that for all our faults on the hardwood, we're getting it done on the... (what do you casually call a lacrosse field?).

And now the news.

Wildcats Earn No. 10 Preseason Ranking by Inside Lacrosse | Villanova University Official Athletic Site
The bro's continue to get it done. I actually love having a good lacrosse program. I enjoy the Final 4 every year and would love to watch us compete in that.

Yarou is Philadelphia Big Five Player of the Week | Villanova University Official Athletic Site
No word yet on if the congratulatory 5th grade-style flyer they give him will have this watermarked on the background.

Reflections on Big 5 Basketball in Philadelphia | Rush The Court
Pretty good piece from RTC on the history and state of basketball in Philadelphia.

What's happening around SB Nation after The Jump.

Bernie Fine Owns A Lot Of Electronics, All Of Which Were Seized | Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician
Much like at Penn State, this one seems far from over. Although I do find it hilarious that they confiscated Fine's jukebox.

Some friendly advice to the athletic department: the word tradition does not mean what you think it means | The UConn Blog
Apparently they are singing reciting the pledge of allegiance before home games. I'm all for supporting America, but that seems a little...different.

Ashton Gibbs' Minutes To Decrease? | Cardiac Hill
Big East opponents everywhere would like to give a shout out to Jamie Dixon for a great idea.