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The Sun's Arizin: Villanova Wildcats news and links for November 22, 2013

Daily Villanova Wildcats links, today featuring XC domination from Down Under, USC's preparation, and Georgetown's failure.

TGIF, 'Nova Nation! Basketball tonight, and Georgetown lost to NorthEASTERN yesterday. You are reading that correct. The Hoyas are 1-2. Today is a good day.

And now, the "news."

Villanova’s Aussie athletes fueling run to NCAA championships |
I understand the Irish pipeline. I understand the Irish coach. I understand the tradition. But there are no Irish on the team, so why do we still make a big deal about Irish runners at Villanova in the present? How is this still a storyline?

Top available recruits left in 2014 | inRecruit
"Myles Turner is a lanky, athletic center from Trinity High School in Texas. His long wingspan and shot blocking ability resembles Anthony Davis and any school would love to have him." Except us, apparently.

USC Basketball Prepares For Battle 4 Atlantis Tournament | ATVN
Prepares for an ass-kicking they mean. Oh Omar Oraby, you should have come to Villanova.

Zoned out: Georgetown collapses, loses to Northeastern 63-56 | Casual Hoya
Hoyas squander double-digit lead, come up empty offensively in opening-round loss. Who would have thought it'd be GEORGETOWN making the BIG EAST look bad this early?

Could John Calipari end up as the Knicks' coach? |
This article fails to mention the probable NCAA sanctions that are hanging over Kentucky. Sorry, but John Calipari hasn't earned the benefit of the doubt after his last two stops.