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Morning Cup O' Mud: Prepping For Temple

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Happy Friday everyone! Just under 1 week under the 2011 Villanova Wildcats football opens their campaign against the Temple Owls. The annual rivalry game for The Mayor's Cup is next Thursday night (7 p.m. ET) at Lincoln Financial Fields. Tickets are still available, and not that expensive!

So naturally, a lot of stories about Temple this morning - there's a QB controversy brewing as new coach Steve Addazio has yet to name a starter for the opening game. That and more in this morning's links.

QB Question Remains Unanswered for Owls after Team Media Day | The 700 Level
With just eight days left until their Week 1 kickoff against rival Villanova in the 3rd annual Mayor's Cup, first year head coach Steve Addazio stood strong and refused to name a starting quarterback during Wednesday's team Media Day.

Addazio bringing new energy to Temple football | CSN Philly
In the first edition of our college football notebook, we look at the new level of energy Temple head coach Steve Addazio has brought to his team and more.

Isaiah Armwood talks George Washington pledge | Baltimore Sun
After transferring from Villanova last week, Isaiah Armwood didn't waste any time in finding a new school. The Baltimore native and 2009 Montrose Christian grad committed to George Washington on Wednesday night.

Wildcats Begin 2011 Season at Comcast Lady Vols Classic | Villanova Official Athletic Site
This weekend marks the season opener for the 2011 Villanova volleyball squad as the Wildcats travel to Knoxville, Tenn. to compete in the Comcast Lady Vols Classic. Villanova will face Maryland at 5:00 p.m. on Friday and face host Tennessee 10:00 a.m. followed by Ohio at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday at Thompson-Boling Arena.

Wildcats Head to Georgia for Pair of Weekend Contests | Villanova Official Athletic Site
For the first time ever the Villanova women's soccer team is headed to the state of Georgia this weekend, where the Wildcats will play their first two road games of the 2011 season. Both contests are against opponents that the team has never faced before, including Georgia State on Friday night and Georgia on Sunday afternoon.

Villanova 2012 Recruiting Update | Buzz On Broad
Even though the NBA might be having issues getting their season underway, college basketball remains as strong as ever in Philadelphia. Villanova, the clear class of amateur hoops in the city, has been one of the top programs in the country under Jay Wright.