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The Sun's Arizin: Villanova Wildcats news and links for October 2, 2014

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Your daily Villanova link-o-rama...

It's Thursday... bear with me as I cover this morning's links for Chris.

Let's start the morning with this tidbit of info, our own VU Hoops DYK?

And now, on to the links...

Top NBA Prospects in the Big East | DraftExpress
We kick off our coverage of the top NBA prospects in the Big East with scouting reports on players ranked 1-5 in the conference: Isaiah Whitehead, Chris Obekpa, Rysheed Jordan, Deonte Burton and D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera.

Two facing charges for allegedly collecting cash parking at Villanova FB game | Main Line Media News
Two men are out of a job and facing criminal charges after police say they began charging people to parking at a recent Villanova University football game. The only problem was that there was no parking fee in the lot for the game.

Colorado college basketball preview | SBNation.com
Askia Booker grew up in 2013-14 following a season-ending injury to backcourt mate Spencer Dinwiddie, but it's officially his team to lead now that Dinwiddie is in the NBA. They come in at #23.

Alabama called "spiteful" in block of Simmons transfer | APP.com
Alabama refused to approve former Gill women's hoops star Daisha Simmons' transfer to Seton Hall.

'Nova heavy favorite to win Big East - E$PN ($ub$criber)
John Gasaway previews the 2014-15 season for the Villanova Wildcats. They have depth and talent, but will it translate to NCAA tournament success this season?

Calipari, Wright Check Out 2016 Forward Omari Spellman | ZagsBlog.com
Villanova, Pittsburgh, UCLA, Ohio State, Miami and UNLV are among the schools working the hardest so far. Spellman has grown an inch and a half since the summer.

Two facing charges for allegedly collecting cash parking at Villanova football game | Main Line Media News
Two men are out of a job and facing criminal charges after police say they began charging people to parking at a recent Villanova University football game. The only problem was that there was no parking fee in the lot for the game.

Watch Marshawn Lynch pet a stuffed raccoon forever...

Will The Pope Save The Soul Of A D.C.-Area High School Basketball Team?
The alums say all requests to restore righteousness were ignored, first by O'Connell administrators and then by local Catholic leaders.

Big East Recruiting Roundup: Big East at par with other power conferences | Big East Coast Bias
Big East Coast Bias' Harrison Malkin examines whether or not the Big East is on par with other power conferences.

Study by Villanova, Rutgers professors shows video games may actually reduce violence - Main Line Times - Main Line Media News
Study by Villanova, Rutgers professors shows video games may actually reduce violence - Grand Theft Auto. Call of Duty. Assassin’s Creed. Halo.

ESPN's Andrew Brandt Really Needs A New Twitter Joke
ESPN's Andrew Brandt is also Villanova law professor Andrew Brandt (thanks to Jeffrey Moorad's cash infusion). Maybe Fr. Peter and the theatre department can help him with his comedic chops?

Kentucky’s John Calipari hired a director of statistical analytics this summer | CollegeBasketballTalk
John Calipari's loaded roster has required a new position on the Kentucky staff.

Kansas State college basketball preview: Marcus Foster enters the spotlight | SBNation.com
The Mothership is beginning their Top 25 Countdown.

FCC unanimously votes to eliminate sports blackout rules | The Verge
Unfortunately, the NFL's private blackout rules remain in place

Deron Williams responds to Kobe Bryant: "If I'm 0-for-f**king-9, I'm not shooting 20 more shots" | The Brooklyn Game
"I'm a point guard," Williams said about adopting Bryant's mentality. Deron Williams will not shoot 'em up. He will not sleep in the streets.

Two high school students receive Villanova scholarships
Anthony B. Freay from Bergen Catholic High School and Erika M. Llivicota from St. Vincent Academy have been named O'Toole Family Presidential Scholars, and will receive money to attend Villanova University for four years, the school announced.

Adweek Hot List Readers' Choice Awards - Digital | Adweek
Oh Hey! SB Nation is leading the "Hottest in Sports" category. Want to add another vote?

Report: Seth Greenberg & Jay Williams to join College GameDay | Awful Announcing
Later today ESPN will announce the addition of college basketball analysts Jay Williams & Seth Greenberg to the set of College GameDay replacing the retiring Digger Phelps & NBA analyst Jalen Rose on set.

UCLA makes big changes to its student section | CBSSports.com
The Bruins are trying to emulate the intimidation factor at places like Duke, Florida, Michigan State and Ohio State.

'MythBusters' Host, Villanova Students Partner Up for Capstone | NBC 10 Philadelphia
At the start of this semester, five Villanova University engineering students were hit with a big surprise upon walking into their senior capstone class.

Kentucky Offers Isaiah Briscoe | ZagsBlog.com
Oh hey... Calipari just entered the Briscoe party.

College basketball's preseason crunch ends as real season push begins | ESPN
Havoc is not created in a day, at least not the sort that Shaka Smart would like to wreak. VCU's brand of mayhem takes time to build...

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