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The Sun's Arizin: Villanova Wildcats news and links for January 8, 2014

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Daily Villanova Wildcats links, today featuring Seton Hall previews, the old Big East dominating, and JR Smith is loony tunes.

Huuuuuuuuuuuump Daaaaaaaaaaay! Gaaaaaaaaaaaaameeeeeeee Daaaaaaaaaaaaay! In case any of you were wondering, the polar vortex has reached South Florida. It was listed at 52 degrees when I teed off today, but the gusts of winds were very easily over 25 mph. And I didn't pack any pants for golf.

So I'm upset that my "vacation" is being ruined by the cold. So angry that I hope we beat those poor saps up at Seton Hall by 40. Yes, a worse beatdown than Providence, which Mike DeCourcy calls "frightening" in the Sporting News article below.

And now, the "news."

Jay still has faith in the Big East | Big East Coast Bias
No. 8 Villanova prepares for a road match up with Seton Hall and Jay Wright admits that he still feels like the Big East is a competitor in the national sense.

Jay Wright is impressed with Sterling Gibbs | City of Basketball Love
After all, how could you not be? He left Texas (a "good" program) for SETON HALL, and is thriving. Seriously though, let's not put Arch on him.

Former Sidwell Friends All-Met Josh Hart provides major scoring punch off bench for Villanova | Washington Post
<3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

The old Big East could win three leagues this year | Sporting News
Which should put any argument of old Big East vs. old ACC to rest. Damn, I miss our old conference - but at the same time it's pretty sweet to see everyone dominating in their new homes.

I think there's a new Villanova football commitment, and I will find it | Twitter

(Editor's Note: Damnit, Brian.)

J.R. Smith tries to untie an opponent's shoe immediately after getting warned for that | SBNation.com
IMMEDIATELY after getting warned. You know how you had to list the 4 people you would want to have dinner with at some point in your life? J.R. Smith is on my list...for people I want to go to a gentlemen's club with. I mean, his antics are legendary.