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The Sun's Arizin: Villanova Wildcats news and links for November 13, 2013

Daily Villanova Wildcats links, today featuring game previews, XC, and humble pie for Calipari.

GAMEDAY! Set your alarms for 7 pm ET and get your DVRs set for CBS Sports Network. FYI, that's another channel you might want to check that you have. No extra fees for me this time around, but I've heard varying reports.

Your game preview is here - we'll be hanging out all day talking about different ways to avoid a repeat of the Lafayette bombs away strategy that nearly worked.

And now, the "news."

Game Preview: Villanova v. Mount St. Mary's | Big East Coast Bias
Love Jay's demeanor, but one of these days I want to see him come out and just say something along the lines of, "We're better, we should stomp these guys."

Alex Tully Carves Out Key Role for Villanova Track & XC | Villanova Running
If you only read the first few paragraphs of this, you'll think the key role is being the southern boy who hates cold weather, yet came to school in the Northeast. It gets better.

USC's Johnson thrilled NCAA allowed him to start season | GoUpstate.com
I'm happy for him too, but I still want to know what his waiver was for. As Frank Martin says, he didn't do anything wrong. There appears to be no special case here (unless they mean having to deal with Martin screaming).

Spartans hold off Wildcats, 78-74 | SBNation.com
This game had it all. Sparty mauled the young players from Kentucky early before things changed late in the game. For all of you doubting Kentucky's credentials (myself included), you were right. They are not the best team in the country. But the end of the game shows they can be.

The Daily Win: NCAA players to watch in 2013-14 | SBNation.com
Matt Ufford takes us through who is worth watching this season, and we get a clip of two elderly women drinking Rockstar energy drink. Worth it for their reaction to the taste alone.