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The Sun's Arizin: Villanova Wildcats news and links for October 29, 2013

Daily Villanova Wildcats links, today featuring Arch the leader, BIG EAST announcers, and Ty Johnson in the news!

So, we are 10 days away from the real season opener for Villanova, when they host Lafayette. I just realized the game will be aired on Fox Sports 2. Naturally, I went to check if my current cable setup gave me Fox Sports 2. After all, I seem to get sports channels that I've never heard of, and I've also got comparable channels like Fox Sports 1, CBS Sports Network, and NBC Sports Network.

Low and behold, thanks to our good friends at Time Warner Cable, it'll be an extra $8.99 per month to enable Fox Sports 2. Fair warning to all of you, I'd get your investigation done early.

And now, the "news."

Nova's 'Arch' set up to lead as a sophomore in unpredictable Big East |
What's this? A Villanova fluff piece from Public Enemy #1 Matt Norlander? When you guys find the real piece he wrote make sure to send it to me so I can print it, burn it, and send it back to him.

Nicki Minaj Gave Villanova Basketball Team Invaluable Advice | Complex
If you are offended by this you aren't going to want to watch her video with the women's team, let me tell you.

Big East announces hiring of Tom Jernstedt as advisor, FOX Sports unveils broadcasters | Rumble In The Garden
Some familiar faces calling the games, which means some familiar jokes from me on Twitter this season.

A complete breakdown of conference realignment for 2013-2014 | CollegeBasketballTalk
And here's how I know we won - "The AAC will be a hodge-podge of castoffs and programs that no one seems to want."

Martin excited about spirit of South Carolina squad heading into the season |
Some nice things being said about our former (okay, still our friend) Ty Johnson, who's expected to be a key player for South Carolina when he becomes eligible in mid-December. And if you thought they didn't teach defense in SEC basketball you were right - Frank Martin has been leaning on Johnson for that.

Kentucky close to 4-team event with North Carolina, UCLA and Ohio State, per report |
A three-season round robin between four of college basketball's top programs is nearly finalized, per a report. Is it just me or is Ohio State the best program in that group at this point?