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Morning Cup O' Mud: Last Call For College Football Pick 'Em!

If you've been avoiding this place all week, and my constant tweeting, we're hosting a college football pick 'em here at TNB. If you're a somewhat compulsive gambler, or even just a college football fan, this game is for you. And we've got prizes!

We'll be dishing out gift certificates to the weekly winners and a much bigger gift certificate to the overall winner to GameDay Depot, where you can use your hard-earned cash towards team memoribilia! And quite frankly, with the amount of participants we have right now, you're almost guaranteed to win something at some point.

On to the morning links...

Wildcats Lean on Defense in 1-0 Win Over Drexel | Villanova Official Athletic Site
The Villanova Wildcats (2-0-0 overall, 0-0 BIG EAST) got a goal from freshman Aaron Dennis in the 31st minute and it held up for the rest of the day in a 1-0 victory over Drexel (0-1-0 overall, 0-0-0 CAA) in a match played this afternoon at the VU Soccer Complex.

Realignment has college football in a whirl |
College athletic directors don't like to be quoted saying their business is a mess, so this AD I was talking to the other day prefers to remain incognito when saying, "You almost need someone with best-interests-of-the-game authority."

Maroon Named to BIG EAST Honor Roll | Villanova Official Athletic Site
Senior libero Kim Maroon was named to the first BIG EAST honor roll of the season for her play at the Comcast Lady Vols Classic, the conference office announced on Monday.

Hens, CAA rivals face big-time tests | The News Journal
Pedigree counts more than NCAA classification as the college football season begins this week and several Colonial Athletic Association teams, including Delaware, aim for ambushes.

Wildcats Win Season Opener | Villanova Official Athletic Site
Villanova (1-0) field hockey got their season started on the right foot this afternoon with a 3-1 win over Robert Morris (0-2) in a rescheduled game played at Penn State. Freshman forward Leah High (Green Lane, Pa.) got her Wildcat career started on a high note with two goals in her first-ever game to put Villanova in front for good.

Villanova football eager to rebuild |
YOU COULD make the argument that no team in Division I-AA, or FCS, has been more successful over the last three seasons than Villanova. The Wildcats made it to the national quarterfinals in 2008,

After two title runs, Villanova has veteran void |
After making it to the semifinals of the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs for the second straight year, Villanova will enter the 2011 season looking to overcome the absence of a senior

Rivals meet for rubber match | The Temple News
For two straight seasons, the game between the Owls and Villanova has been decided in the final seconds with each team winning the coveted Mayor’s Cup once so far.

Addazio ready to make mark at Temple | Evening Sun
Looking out of his second-floor office window, Temple coach Steve Addazio sees more than a practice field bordered by a rumbling train route and a dilapidated neighborhood.

Villanova to ride freshman QB | CSN Philly
With the ultra successful Chris Whitney era in the Wildcats' rearview mirror, head coach Andy Talley will turn to a freshman signal-caller.

Villanova Softball Hires New Assistant | Villanova Official Athletic Site
Villanova University head softball coach Maria DiBernardi today announced the addition of Gerry Mauro as Associate Head Coach for the Villanova Softball program.

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