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The Sun's Arizin: Villanova Wildcats news & links for October 30, 2014

Daily Villanova links.

Happy Thursday, 'Nova Nation! I have to keep this short and sweet this morning because as I wrote this post in an Uber last night, I didn't realize that it didn't schedule (my MiFi apparently crapped out). So I woke up today and the post existed in a half finished draft. Congrats internet, you beat me.

But, I will give you the obligatory 5 days until hoops! I can smell the stale Pavilion food already.

And now, the "news."

SMU should consider unconventional approach |
And what SMU is aspiring to be, Villanova already is – a college basketball powerhouse.

St. John's forward Keith Thomas ruled ineligible | Rumble In The Garden
The forward was expected to be a huge part of the frontcourt. Now, he'll be on the sidelines while the Johnnies play untested forwards and/ or small ball.

Big Ten's Top 10 Sleepers for 2014-15 Season | BT Powerhouse
10 Big Ten basketball players that aren't headline-grabbers right now, but bear watching. If they get up to anything approaching Frank Kaminsky's 2013-14 season, you want to say you saw it coming.

Derrick Gordon is ready for his coming out season | Outsports
Derrick Gordon is UMass' starting shooting guard. On Nov. 14 against Siena he will become the NCAA's first openly gay male athlete in one of the big four sports to compete in a game.

Eastern Washington opener scheduled for 8 a.m. \ AP
Eastern Washington has decided to play its first game of the season early, real early. The Eagles will host Texas Southern on Nov. 14, and tip-off is at 8a. Have fun MikeJ.!

Radnor Police Reports: Political sign stolen | Main Line Media News
"The complainant told police that she did not know the value of the signs but wanted the theft documented." Does that make you feel better?

Katz’s Delicatessen: How the iconic deli stays in business against the odds | Slate
... and now you know why that pastrami sandwich costs you $20.