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The Sun's Arizin: Villanova Wildcats news and links for May 3rd, 2013

Daily Villanova Wildcats links, today featuring John Kluh changing the game, NCAA schools abandoning their athletes, and all the good looking women running from ESPN.

TGIF, 'Nova Nation! How about that lax win last night? Jack Rice with 5 goals to put himself second on the all-time scoring list at Villanova. We've set up a win-or-go-home matchup with the Syracuse Orange in the finals of the Big East Tournament on Saturday at 12 pm ET. The game will air on ESPNU.

On to the links!

10 Questions for Chris Charles | ASEAN Basketball League
Great catching up with Chris Charles, who has always been a supporter of our little site here. And wait, Chris Charles got in a fight?

'I Trusted 'Em': When NCAA Schools Abandon Their Injured Athletes - The Atlantic
Universities aren't required to provide healthcare when athletes get hurt—and that fact has proved devastating for some student-athletes and their families.

NCAA report shows athletic expenses rising again - AP
Athletic expenses are rising at a faster pace than revenue is being generated at most Division I schools, according to a new NCAA study. The 2012 Revenue and Expenses Report, released this week, shows Football Bowl Subdivision schools are spending 10.8 percent more on athletics than in 2011 despite generating new income of only 4.6 percent.

The state of the spread offense -
From pistols to zone reads, spread offenses have evolved to storm the NFL. They've been high school staples for more than a decade, but the college game is where the philosophy continues to innovate and expand. And in no state is the spread currently

Is next college sports realignment a split from NCAA? | The Times Herald
College football's most powerful entities will assemble in Pasadena, Calif., this week for meetings that will determine several aspects of the new playoff system that begins in 2014. It will be a celebration of progress and riches for the schools involved and a validation of the bowl industry, which kept its seat at the table despite heavy criticism in recent years.

Temple Asks Canadian School to Pick New Mascot | NBC 10 Philadelphia
There's a link to this article in the dictionary under "insecure."

The Daily Win: A mint julep recipe for your Kentucky Derby party -
Matt Ufford, you are a friend to all of mankind.

Charissa Thompson Has Left ESPN for Fox Sports | Big Lead Sports
Andrews, Beadle, Nichols ... and now Thompson are all gone. ESPN, not the worldwide leader in attractive women covering sports.