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The Sun's Arizin: Villanova Wildcats news and links for April 11th, 2013

Daily Villanova Wildcats links, today featuring The Dagger, Jay Wright not hitting the recruiting trail, and a ton of Masters coverage.

Happy Thursday, 'Nova Nation! And really, it's happy Masters Opening Day! I'm very tempted to take the day off, lounge on the couch, and watch golf's greatest event all day long. At the very least I'm streaming Amen Corner on my iPad at my desk.

While most like Tiger to win his 15 major (how could you not the way he's playing?) I'm going against the grain. I like a few different guys to capture a green jacket that are more under the radar. Nicolas Colsaerts, Robert Garrigus, and my actual pick to win, Keegan Bradley.

Who's your pick?

On to the links!

Wildcats Rally Falls Short in 5-3 Loss to LIU-Brooklyn - Villanova University Official Athletic Site
Despite having runners on base in all nine innings Villanova (9-22) came up short against LIU-Brooklyn (7-20) and was defeated, 5-3, at the Villanova Ballpark at Plymouth on Wednesday afternoon. Senior second baseman Tyler Sciacca (Staten Island, N.Y.) had three hits and drove in two runs for the Wildcats, who finished the day with eight hits while also drawing six walks and two hit batters.

James J. Markham, former associate dean of sciences at Villanova, has passed -
James J. Markham, 84, of Glenside, a chemistry professor and former associate dean of sciences at Villanova University, died Thursday, April 4, of a heart ailment at home. I studied at the Business School but figured we might have a few folks who studied under him on here. RIP.

The Dagger: Trey Burke's ascent from middling recruit to the best player in college basketball -
In the span of two years, Michigan star point guard Trey Burke went from a middling, 3-star recruit to the best player in college basketball.

Villanova's Jay Wright catches Wednesday action |
There better be some 6'10" monster in the area.

No, you can't watch Tiger Woods' Thursday 1st round at the Masters -
It's a tradition unlike any other -- Augusta National Golf Club continues its limited TV coverage, preventing the ability to watch Tiger play on Thursday.

2013 Masters picks and predictions -
The golf staff from SB Nation bats around some predictions for this weekend at Augusta. Will Tiger justify his status as the heavy favorite?

2013 Masters: Does Tiger Woods need a 5th green jacket to be "back"? -
The Masters tees off Thursday morning with one story overwhelming the grounds of Augusta National.