Happy Monday, 'Nova Nation! I'm running late for a flight so we're going to keep this short and sweet and get right to the news roundup.
On to the links!
Men's Lax - No. 2 Notre Dame Outlasts No. 19 Villanova 13-9 in South Bend - Villanova University Official Athletic Site
A five-goal run by Notre Dame to bridge the third and fourth quarters made the difference as No. 19 Villanova (5-7, 4-1) dropped a close contest to the No. 2 Irish (10-2, 4-1) 13-9 on Saturday afternoon in South Bend, Ind. The defeat marked the first conference loss for the Wildcats this season as VU fell to 5-7 overall and 4-1 in the BIG EAST. All of Villanova's losses in 2013 have come via opponents ranked the in top-20 of the national polls.
Lacrosse notebook: Big East's last ride is a wild one - USA Today
The conference realignment carousel has many horses. The men's lacrosse programs of the Big East, compared to their counterparts in other sports, haven't been riding together very long. Nevertheless, their last spin is proving to be eventful.
Villanova football squad looks to build momentum in spring practice - Main Line Media News
One of the advantages of returning several starters from a team that advanced to the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs last season is that spring practice is more about maintenance and carrying the momentum than being concerned about grooming new players at key positions.
Villanova sorting out its Penn Relays lineups - Philly.com
Villanova track's winning tradition at the Penn Relays is important, and the competition to run in blue & white at Franklin Field is almost as challenging as the competition on the stadium's track.
Meet John Kluh: Badass - Fact On Villanova Theater
Much like in most other sports, height is generally an advantage in lacrosse, a sport where it is not all that uncommon to see players that are tall enough to be power forwards in major college basketball, so you'd think that a player who is five foot four would have no place on the lacrosse field, right?