Happy Halloween, 'Nova Nation! If you live in Manhattan like me, you might be dreading or looking forward to this evening. Personally, I got my costume fix last night at the office, and last weekend with my friends. I thought it was over.
Not even close.
Tonight is the Village Halloween Parade, and if you don't know what that is, you might be better off. Essentially, thousands of locals, hired performers, and general weirdos get dressed up and romp around lower Manhattan. It gets pretty crazy. And raunchy. Okay, it's not so bad.
And now, the "news."
Villanova expects more in revamped Big East | SI.com
If we're to believe this, a 20-win team from the BIG EAST may have trouble getting into the NCAA Tournament. Sure, that might be on the bubble (like we were last year), but it will be on the right side of the bubble.
Cracking down on foul play in NCAA | pjstar.com
Interesting article by Kirk Wessler. Nobody seems to be a fan of the changes, but Wessler thinks that this will ultimately help restore college basketball. I'm skeptical the refs can stick with a plan that calls for 50+ fouls a game, though.
The Coming Attractions of Andy Enfield's USC Trojans Basketball Program | Grantland
Emailed in by reader Mike S., this is a nice look at what to expect from Villanova's first opponent in The Bahamas. Can Enfield successfully bring "Dunk City" to Southern Cal?
NCAA council opposes Division I breakup, could support player benefits | SBNation.com
So, the council doesn't want to split FBS and FCS athletics, but could support player benefits. Jay Wright has publicly stated he doesn't support player benefits. I really hope Villanova gets this right.