TGIF folks! Since productivity hits it's weekly low it is only fair that you spend a decent chunk of your morning devouring some of our finest links. Before we get started though, how concerning is it that Butler is going to have it's third head coach in three seasons if Miller doesn't return before tip-off? What's going on in Hinkle?
Don't forget to keep an eye on your Wildcats as they head to Maine this weekend either. If you're up there, or have an internet, you can catch me on 92.9 FM around 5:15pm. I'll be on the Downtown show with Rich Kimball (who helped with our Q&A this week) to talk Villanova football ahead of the Maine game.
And now for the "news."
Jay Bilas In, Dick Vitale Out for Saturday Primetime Games | The Big Lead
If you thought Dick Vitale was untouchable, you've never been to Bristol Connecticut. ESPN's big offseason of changes on college basketball coverage continue.
It's time for Penn football to take Villanova off the schedule | The Daily Pennsylvanian
What did the Penn athletic department think was going to happen when it put this game on the schedule?
Villanova's passing fancy | Philly.com
Wildcats quarterback John Robertson beats teams with his arm and his legs.
Villanova Heads North For Saturday Match-Up With Maine | CBS Philly
The Villanova Wildcats will look to continue their surge on Saturday when they travel up to Orono to take on the Maine Black Bears in Colonial Athletic Association action.
Butler head coach Brandon Miller takes leave of absence, health related | CollegeBasketballTalk
Miller is just 35 years old. It is rumored to be a stress-related absence.
Canadians in NCAA Basketball - 2014-2015 - Northpolehoops.com
Dylan Ennis is 24th on the list . . . alphabetically.
Penn, Villanova top LinkedIn rankings based on grads' career paths | Philly.com
If you're hoping for a career in finance or marketing, the University of Pennsylvania may be the best college for you. A future accountant? Villanova University may be your best bet.
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.
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.
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.
UNC Charlotte alumni donate $2 million to marching band program | CharlotteObserver.com
School officials plan to have a 150-member marching band ready next fall, when UNCC's football program moves into the Football Bowl Subdivision, the top level of NCAA football. They agreed to join Conference USA before even snapping a ball in intercollegiate competition.
Neil Theobald, Football, and the Future of Temple | Philadelphia Magazine
New Temple president Neil Theobald is staking the university’s future on its 'sad-sack football program.' "Penn State, despite its recent woes, just successfully hit its $2 billion target in a "For the Future" campaign to add to its nest egg. Temple’s current campaign seeks just $100 mil." They're planning to build an on-campus football stadium, hoping for football profits to help fund more tenure-track faculty -- good luck guys!
Jamal Crawford invited the city of Seattle to his bachelor party | SBNation.com
Los Angeles Clippers guard Jamal Crawford celebrated his marriage with a pickup game featuring several stars and over 3,000 fans. We were there to witness it.
These Wilt Chamberlain postage stamps are amazing | SBNation.com
"Wilt the Stilt?" More like Wilt the Stamp! Get it?