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The Sun's Arizin: Villanova Wildcats news and links for October 10, 2014

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TGIF, 'Nova Nation! Unless there is some breaking news, this might be the last you hear from me this weekend, as I've got what is supposedly called a "Couples Shower" being thrown by my bride-to-be's girlfriends. I'm sure there's plenty of embarrassment to follow, and if we ever have the chance to meet up for an adult beverage, I will surely tell you the tales...if I survive.

Oh, and let us pray for no more injuries on the gridiron this weekend.

And now, the "news."

Darrun Hilliard: The Big East's Most Efficient Returnee | Big East Coast Bias
Villanova's stellar shooting guard is the model of proficiency going into 2014, as Christopher Novak found out.

Allentown Central Catholic graduate Kevin Gulyas continuing to improve at wide receiver for Villanova | lehighvalleylive.com
The improvement has shown in the stats as Gulyas has put up more receiving yards this season than he had combined his first two years at Villanova.

Brian joins the Y.A.C. Podcast to talk Villanova Football | CAA Football
The CAA Football crew discussed how the CAA stacks up nationally and Villanova's title prospects, and Brian was able to join them to provide some thoughts. His segment starts around the 15:00 mark.

Nova Notebook: Bridges' Eyes Have Long Been Locked on Basketball | Villanova University Official Athletic Site
Mikal Bridges is making the transition from high school standout to college freshman for the Villanova Wildcats.

Former Bengal Finds New Lease on Football Life at Villanova |The SandPaper
Morris decided it was best to transfer, and now he is playing a little closer to home as a member of the Villanova University Wildcats.

Henry Ellenson Has Committed To Marquette | Anonymous Eagle
The consensus Top 20 forward is the highest ranked recruit to pick Marquette since Doc Rivers.

Rick Pitino bemoans shoe company involvement in recruiting | CollegeBasketballTalk
Pitinos words are biting, but just how accurate are they?

Coach of Kentucky Commit Opposed to Players Signing National Letters of Intent | ZagsBlog.com
In his 17 years as the basketball coach at St. Raymond’s High School in The Bronx, Gary DeCesare estimates that 20 of his 35 players who committed to Division 1 schools never signed a National Letter of Intent.

NCAA approves Daisha Simmons' waiver to play in the 2014-15 season | Swish Appeal
After an extended battle with Alabama, the NCAA has cleared Daisha Simmons to play for Seton Hall in the 2014-15 season.

Hope Solo: The Conversation We Need to Have (Domestic Violence in Sports Series)
However, in the middle of all the hoopla, another well-known athlete, who continues to play and remains as an active member of the roster, also has an upcoming trial for domestic abuse – but no one has said a word. Who? U.S. women’s soccer sensation, Hope Solo.

Katy Perry to Perform at Halftime of the Super Bowl, Report Claims | The Big Lead
Gameday appearance must have sealed the deal.