TGIF, 'Nova Nation! Hoops Mania is finally here and Jay Wright and his staff have assembled the visitor list to end all visitor lists. Seriously, even though the odds are fairly low that this event immediately leads to a commitment in the coming days or even weeks, I couldn't be more excited.
If you're heading to the event, or to Homecoming in general, I encourage you to write about your experience in a FanPost - I now that I'm in Atlanta and saving money for real life this was a trip I had to pass on and I'd love to hear all about it!
And now, the "news."
The plight of an NBAer falsely accused of domestic violence | New York Post
Cunningham is now an ex-Timberwolves forward, an NBA free agent who is living in a motor home at a campground near Penn State, where a former college teammate is on the coaching staff and runs him through workouts.
Villanova's Wright sees bright Big East future
Head coach Jay Wright says conference could 'put five or six teams in the NCAA Tournament' every year.
The Top 20 Perimeter Attacks | CollegeBasketballTalk
Villanova feels criminally underrated at #17.
The 25 most intriguing non-league games of the 2014-15 season | Yahoo Sports
Four of the top 10 games include preseason No. 1 Kentucky. Villanova makes the list twice.
Villanova Steps Out Of League Saturday, Hosts Morgan State | CBS Philly
The Wildcats, ranked as high as #4 in FCS, host Morgan State on Saturday. They improved to 6-1 (4-0 in the Colonial Athletic Association) last weekend with a thrilling 35-31 win on the road at William and Mary.
Big East Media Day: What the Poll Tells Us | Big East Coast Bias
Villanova and Georgetown came in at 1 & 2 respectively in the Big East Preseason Poll. The conference is young, but loaded with talent and could ultimately put five teams in the NCAA Tournament.
Q&A with Sophomore Cross Country and Track and Field Standout Patrick Tiernan | Villanova University Official Athletic Site
After just one season of collegiate competition under his belt, sophomore cross country and track and field standout Patrick Tiernan (Toowoomba, Australia) has solidified his standing amongst the top distance runners in the nation.
Butler's interim coach Holtmann: 'It's been a bit of a whirlwind'
Oh, that doesn't bode well.
46 billionaires who went to Philadelphia-area colleges | Philly.com
The University of Pennsylvania is a billionaire factory surpassed only by Harvard. The list short-changes Villanova by one billionaire, listing two (sharing one with Penn-Wharton), with a drop-out checking in as the richest. Banker Bernard Saul is still worth over $2.5 billion according to Forbes, and despite having little to do with his alma mater, he's one of us.
NBA Preview 2014 | SB Nation
LeBron James is back in Cleveland, but a host of other top contenders will make life tough for his retooled Cavaliers. Here's SB Nation's complete 2014-15 NBA preview
What Privileges Do Student-Athletes Receive? | The Onion
This week’s revelation that the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill inflated grades for thousands of athletes has shed light on the advantages that many college sports stars are given over other students.
Adweek Hot List Readers' Choice Awards - Digital | Adweek
Digital media haven't just revolutionized our world—they've taken over our lives. And now it's your turn to vote for all your favorites— we suggest voting for SB NATION.
Minor-league lawsuit claims MLB fails to pay minimum wage to minor-leaguers | Toronto Star
Behind the romantic notion of baseball's hard-scrabble minor leagues lies the less-idealized reality that the players are paid poverty wages.
Bobcat that escaped from NJ Home Captured | AP
Villanova needs to reach out to this animal's owner immediately -- I think we have a new Count Villan! Long live Count Villan V!