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Morning Cup O' Mud: Hurricane Irene Brings The Weak Sauce

If you're like us and in the northeast, you could possibly still be dealing with the effects of Hurricane Irene this morning. In Manhattan, we were barely affected. We were expecting power outages, severe flooding, etc. None of that ever happened. Irene was pretty much just an inconvenience to my Saturday night, forcing my activities inside instead of out on the town.

The big news for those who were away for the weekend was that 2012 commitment Savon Goodman is no longer committed to 'Nova. Nothing from Goodman yet on why, but his departure from ANC to Constitution for the coming year was driven by academic issues.

"Well, here's the thing," (ANC Coach Kevin) Givens said. "We won't know until school starts sometime next week. But my thinking, and I can't confirm this, is that he will not be back.

"The reason is exactly what people have said, because of the academic approach that we have. That's a priority for us, so there may be something to that."

There was also talk of his head getting turned by proposed greener pastures. We'll see how this goes as he hasn't ruled 'Nova out yet - it's very likely he enrolls somewhere other than Villanova though. The rest of your morning links are below.

Dennis Sparks Wildcats to 2-0 Victory over Manhattan | Villanova Official Athletic Site
Villanova got a nice boost from a pair of newcomers making their college debut on Friday afternoon at the West Campus Soccer Complex. Aaron Dennis and Oscar Umar provided the offense in a 2-0 win in a game moved up several hours due to the changing weather situation in the northeast.

Temple, Villanova renew a rivalry in Mayor's Cup | Philly.com
Villanova coach Andy Talley and Temple coach Steve Addazio were at City Hall on Thursday, where Mayor Nutter welcomed them to a news conference in advance of the Sept. 1 Mayor's Cup football game.

Recruiting updates from Boost Mobile Elite 24 | ESPN
Recruiting updates from Elite 24.

Remembering Catholic League basketball | Giving 'em Fitz
The Catholic League was a small and short-lived universe, a world of Converse and center jumps that survived perhaps 40 post-war years before the black hole formed by a variety of cosmic forces - from the AAU to ESPN - swallowed it up. But for a few wonderful decades, at some quirky gyms and tradition-rich schools, many of which no longer exist, it was a sacred ritual.

Great Escape: The Mayor's Cup - Patch.com
Enjoy some nail-biting, exciting college football action as Temple takes on Villanova in the 2011 Mayor’s Cup Sept. 1st.

Post-Match Quotes: Villanova vs. Maryland | Villanova Official Athletic Site
Overall impressions from Villanova's 3-1 victory over Maryland Friday evening.

Wildcats Hold Off Georgia State For 3-2 Win | Villanova Official Athletic Site
A pair of second half goals were the decisive factor in the first road game of the season and Villanova (2-0-1) never lost an early lead in edging Georgia State (0-2) by a final score of 3-2 at the Panthersville Soccer Complex on Friday night. The win marked the 11th straight season that the Wildcats have come away with a win or a tie in their first road game of a season.

Wildcats Fall in Three Sets at Tennessee | Villanova Official Athletic Site
The Villanova volleyball team (1-1) dropped a three-set (18-25, 25-27, 19-25) contest to Tennessee in the second match of the Comcast Lady Vols Classic on Saturday morning in Thompson-Boling Arena.

Wildcats Have Friday Morning Walk Through at Georgia State | Villanova Official Athletic Site
The women's soccer team held a short walk through on Friday morning at the Panthersville Soccer Complex in advance of this evening's game at Georgia State.

Blue Jays sign Villanova grad Willson, Southland Tour, Disney champs | The Windsor Star
The Toronto Blue Jays signed undrafted Canadian first baseman Luke Willson Thursday.

Villanova Drops a 3-2 Contest to Ohio | Villanova Official Athletic Site
Despite some tough defense, the Villanova volleyball team (1-2) could not outlast Ohio as it fell 3-2 (24-26, 25-17, 25-19, 19-25, 10-15) in the Comcast Lady Vols Classic at Thompson-Boling Arena.