Huuuuuuump Daaaaay! Short and sweet this morning as I'm out the door early and won't be back until around midday. Keep an eye out for more football coverage today, and we'll continue our opponent capsule coverage with a look at Xavier.
Also, more names are starting to filter in to the Hoops Mania vistor list (Breein Tyree being the latest), so keep an eye out for that. Hoops Mania is just over a week away. Let's crowd-source this.
And now, the "news."
Jay Wright's Wildcats try to build on last season's success | SBNation.com
No. 16 Villanova return plenty of firepower from a team that won 29 games a year ago.
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.
Poppy Livers An All-Purpose Threat For Villanova | CBS Philly
Villanova WR Poppy Livers caught two touchdown passes on Saturday, continuing his improbable career.
William & Mary needs short memory | Richmond Times-Dispatch
Tribe need to turn attention to Villanova, and quick.
After wake-up call, Tribe turns to Villanova | dailypress.com
He can't quite put his finger on what went wrong last Saturday at New Hampshire, but William and Mary's Tre McBride is determined to not let it happen again.
Big East Conference Preview | CBSSports.com
Villanova is the unanimous pick of the experts to win the Big East, and Public Enemy #1 Matt Norlander f*cks us all up by announcing that Villanova will be even better than they were last year, when he constantly derided them.
Projecting college basketball's leaders in scoring, rebounding and assists | SI.com
Tyler Haws and Frank Kaminsky lead SI's top projected scorers (in raw and efficiency-based metrics) respectively. Top projected rebounders and assisters are also listed.
Preseason Atlantic 10 Awards and Predictions Released | Mid-Major Madness
VCU is a heavy favorite going into this season according to the A10 media and coaches. Is this the year the Rams finally bust through to win the conference tournament?
NCAA needs to realize amateurism is dead | www.myajc.com
The last famous No. 3 to play football for Georgia never concerned himself with signing jerseys or mini-helmets for cash.
Tennessee Track Coach Cuts Six Athletes Just Weeks Into The School Year
New Tennessee track coach Beth Alford-Sullivan cut six women from her team in September, just a month after proudly announcing her predecessor's entire recruiting class would arrive intact.
One last game | Local 12 WKRC-TV Cincinnati
Lauren Hill was a high school basketball star that decided that she wanted to play her collegiate basketball at Mount Saint Joseph University. But during her senior year in high school, Hill found out that she had an inoperable brain tumor... Get your tissues out.
Boston Celtics, Brooklyn Nets to play 44-minute game in preseason NBA experiment |SI.com
Standard NBA games are 48 minutes, but the league said it wants to compare the "flow" of a 44-minute game to a 48-minute contest. Quarters, typically 12 minutes each, will be 11 minutes.