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Morning Cup O' Mud: See Ya Later Zeek!

The big news yesterday was of course the announcement that junior forward (and team captain) Isaiah Armwood is going to transfer out of Villanova before the start of the school year. This would enable him to retain his final 2 years of college eligibility, though he'll have to sit out the coming season.

Other than that? Not too much! But hey, it's Friday - so get out of work early, hit your local watering hole and strap in for the weekend! We're under 2 weeks away from Villanova's season opener vs. Temple! (Buy your tickets here!)

Isaiah Armwood Transferring From Villanova | The Nova Blog
Villanova Wildcats junior forward Isaiah Amrwood has decided to transfer from Villanova, with potential destinations being Maryland, Iowa, George Washington and Texas Tech.

Conference movement could benefit Temple and Villanova: A fan's perspective |
Once again, talk of conference expansion is dominating the headlines. With Texas A&M's stated desire to leave the Big 12 and join the SEC as soon as possible, talk will now focus on the domino effect. The talk currently centers on the SEC also adding Florida State, Clemson and Missouri. That would cause a sea change on the college football landscape.

Women's Soccer Season Preview | Villanova Official Athletic Site
As the Villanova women's soccer team wraps up its preseason training in advance of the start of the 2011 regular season there is a great deal of optimism surrounding the team. Returning from last year's squad are 15 letter winners, including eight starters. Better yet for the Wildcats is that the group of returners includes the personnel responsible for virtually all of the team's high-powered offensive production from a year ago. Villanova has also bolstered itself at every position on the field with the addition of 10 newcomers to the 2011 roster.

Villanova Finds Many Positives With European Trip | NBE Basketball Report
Once every four years the NCAA allows college basketball teams to take a summer trip out of the country. In addition to the on-court benefits of playing against unfamiliar competition and extra practice time, teams are able to bond while experiencing things they don’t get a chance to during the season. Such was the case for the Villanova Wildcats, who just returned to the country after a nine-day trip to Paris and Amsterdam.

Meet the Chef/Owner: Nova Grill | Radnor, PA Patch
This week food writer Clara Park sat down with the chef/owner of Nova Grill in Villanova. He discusses his new restaurant, his inspirations, and his experience in the industry. If you're into Greek food this sounds like a place to check out next time you're on campus!