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The Sun's Arizin: Villanova Wildcats news and links for November 19, 2013

Daily Villanova Wildcats links, today featuring XC movin' up the pols, women's brawls, and holding barns hostage for the greater great.

Happy Tuesday, 'Nova Nation! You need not be reminded, but it is #BeatDelaware week. Four days until the hoops game on Friday night, and five days until the football game this weekend at PPL Park. Delaware sort of crapped the bed this past weekend against Richmond, but they're definitely still alive for the playoffs. Let's change that.

Lots of good content chatter yesterday from the Towson recap to the latest polls - make sure to drop in there and check it all out.

And now, the "news."

Villanova XC Squads Jump in National Polls | Villanova Running
XC straight crushing it.

Historic Villanova Barn Seeks Owner with a 'Vision' | Radnor, PA Patch
We should put in a bid and burn it to the ground hold it hostage. For The Greater Great!

The week ahead in college basketball |
In case Ryan's BIG EAST preview wasn't enough for you, here's a look at the upcoming week across the country. Some good ones out there, especially in Puerto Rico.

Women's basketball brawl leaves Hawaii AD injured |
I went back and forth on this on my subway ride home last night, but I have to say that it's less surprising that West Virginia was involved than the brawl happening during a women's game.

Grinnell's Jack Taylor scores 109 points, averaging 90 a game this season |
He's back in the news. I didn't realize until now that he basically takes every single shot for his team. I mean, obviously he does. Not sure why I didn't realize that.

Tale of the tape: Rob Ford |
Toronto Mayor and NFL Draft hopeful Rob Ford ran the Mayoral Combine today. Let's check the scouting report.