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The Sun's Arizin: Villanova Wildcats news and links for January 28, 2014

Daily Villanova Wildcats links, today featuring Arch, officials still learning, and a vintage Big East t-shirt.

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Happy Tuesday y'all! That wasn't pretty last night but you'll never catch me complaining about any win AT Georgetown. For whatever reason, the Verizon Center has not been kind to us over the years. This season is going to be a grind, and this team is responding to the big loss to Creighton well with back to back tough road wins. Smile, everyone.

And we get some much needed rest before the short trip across town to Temple.

And now, the "news."

Second straight road victory has Villanova back to normal | ESPN
There was a time, and it wasn't all that long ago, when the Villanova Wildcats were one of the best defensive teams in the country.

Villanova's Ryan Arcidiacono doesn't mind a little blood with his sweat | USA TODAY
Villanova sophomore Ryan Arcidiacono is as aggressive as ever, but he's making leaps as a teammate, too. And yes, I'm just realizing that this was posted in the links yesterday. Don't care. It's good enough to re-post for those who missed it.

Block-charge call in Villanova Wilcats-Marquette Golden Eagles game still new to officials | ESPN
Villanova's would-be game-winning layup, which was waved off as an offensive foul in the final second of regulation against Marquette Golden Eagles, was a prime example of an adjustment that still has to be made by officials across the game.

To Enter the Pantheon of Great Catholic Colleges, Villanova Stretches for $600-Million | The Chronicle of Higher Education ($)
One university shows how setting a campaign goal involves a mix of intuition, competitiveness, and gambler's confidence. I don't have access to read this as I'm not a subscriber, but I don't think I've ever heard the term 'gambler' associated with this administration.

$30M Renovation Of Arena-Auditorium Now Fully Funded | Cowboy Altitude
Add Wyoming to the list of schools that is finding a way to install a much-needed upgrade to their basketball facilities. WYOMING!

Old Big East Family Portrait T-Shirt Is The Stuff Of Nightmares | BC Interruption
This is a mess, and the Wildcat is getting inappropriate with the Bulldog. Or maybe the Friar if we're just judging by his face.