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The Sun's Arizin: Villanova Wildcats news and links for October 28, 2013

Daily Villanova Wildcats links, today featuring Sheila Reid, Rick Pitino's dynasty, and Butler's latest unknown commodity.

I want to open the day with a small thank you to the VU Hoops community. While we knew it was going to be a fun (and busy) weekend what with Hoops Mania, the football game, and an impending announcement about a historic fundraising campaign that we had a heads up on, it was a bigger weekend than we expected in terms of sheer volume, and engagement from you all.

That's why all of us love doing what we do here, and with basketball season now officially upon us, we're hoping for our best year yet. Thanks to all!

And now, the "news."

Villanova Great Sheila Reid Looks Back on Canadian Prep Days | Villanova Running
Sheila Reid explains why getting to college was easier after the club experience north of the border.

Track Teams Unveil Jim Tuppeny Bench During Homecoming Football Game | Villanova University Official Athletic Site
At the Homecoming football game on Saturday afternoon the Villanova track & field teams unveiled a bench in Villanova Stadium dedicated to longtime coach Jim Tuppeny. The dedication ceremony also commemorated the Jim Tuppeny Endowment Fund reaching $100,000 thanks to the generous donations of many alumni and friends of the Wildcats track & field program.

Butler has a blossoming star nobody knows about: Elijah Brown | Big East Coast Bias
He has been in the spotlight his whole life. Elijah Brown, freshman combo guard at Butler, has never felt the pressure of being the son of an NBA coach. He is Elijah Brown, nobody else. Brown could be the next big thing in Butler's storied history.

Louisville coach Rick Pitino says Cardinals are 1 year from 'mini-dynasty' |
The defending champs have appeared in the last two Final Fours, and their head coach thinks one more will make them a dynasty. Call me arrogant, but dynasties are teams that win multiple championships, not make it to multiple semi-finals.

Andrew Wiggins shakes off early comparisons to Kevin Durant, LeBron James |
This guy is going to be really good because he's grounded. Also, Kansas has won nine straight conference titles? I thought the Big 12 had at least SOME parity.