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Morning Cup O' Mud: When Will It End?

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The past few days have been an overload of information, rumours and opinions concerning not just Villanova, but every school across the country as we try to sort out the conference realignment drama. The most stressful part? Everything affects everyone. I never thought I'd see the day when what Missouri does affects Villanova, but we're there.

So this morning, take a look a a whole bunch of articles that we haven't linked to that discuss the madness and how it pertains to Villanova, plus some other 'Nova athletics news.

Temple and Villanova in the mix for football? | Courier-Journal
So now Villanova is ready to rush ahead into FBS play (has always been an option), and their old Palestra co-inhabitants Temple may be looking to have the Big East corner the not-watching-the-Flyers market in Philly. Adding ECU, Central Florida and either Houston or Memphis would bring the league football contingent to 12 (assuming Rutgers comes to their senses and jettisons the ACC’s loveletters).

Realignment threatening college sports landscape | CSN Philly
While the lockout has news quiet on the NBA front, the realignment plans of college sports have plenty of people talking.

Football kills Big East basketball tradition | ESPN
College basketball is essentially slinking around to the side door these days as football programs from Texas to Notre Dame to Syracuse look around with their hands out to make the best deal.

COLLEGE SPORTS: Villanova playing waiting game in conference shuffle | The Mercury
Villanova was not one of the Big East schools invited to New York Tuesday night. That hastily called meeting was reserved for the presidents and athletics directors of the six remaining football schools in the Big East, plus TCU, which is scheduled to join the conference in 2012.

After Realignment Jitters, Calm Returns to College Football | New York Times
A sense of stability has returned to college football, although conferences are still assessing their expansion possibilities.

Making a case for Temple and Villanova in the Big East | Philadelphia Inquirer
Throughout the current college football realignment circus, Philadelphia has been a "We'll get back to you" kind of town. Nobody has looked at our locals as the answer to prayers. Plan A in any conference hasn't included football games in Philly.

Feller Stepping Up For Villanova Field Hockey | PA Patch
Young blood fills the Villanova field hockey team, and promises a Lower Gwynedd native playing time at this Main Line School.

Football Takes on Villanova in Schuylkill Showdown Saturday at Franklin Field | The Official Website of University of Pennsylvania Athletics
With Villanova serving as the home team at Franklin Field on Saturday, Penn has the task of trying to end a drought that spans 99 years. The 2011 edition of the Schuylkill Showdown kicks off at 7 p.m.


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