Happy Tuesday, you guys! Short and sweet today as I'm writing to you from the airport, but our '3 things to know' series will drop this morning to preview Albany, and we're putting the final touches on our Lehigh coverage for Thursday and Friday.
Big weekend ahead for the staff. We'll be covering regular season football and basketball games within 24 hours. One of us will probably crack under the pressure, most likely me.
And now, the "news."
Liberty's Darrun Hilliard anxious for Friday's tip-off at Allentown's new PPL Center | lehighvalleylive.com
The former Hurricanes star will play in the first basketball game in the new arena when Villanova hosts Lehigh.
Why the Big East is Villanova and a bunch of question marks | New York Post
The league has no marquee star, with former Creighton star Doug McDermott in the NBA, but there is a promising group of freshmen — particularly at Georgetown and Seton Hall — who could add much-needed excitement to a conference in need of an infusion of young talent.
Villanova is the heavy favorite in an uncertain Big East | CollegeBasketballTalk
The relaunch of the Big East enters Year 2. Villanova is the clear-cut favorite followed by multiple teams that have talent, but also questions to answer.
Villanova debuts as a #4 seed in CBS Bracketology | CBSSports.com
Jerry Palm's first Bracketology is out, and he's got 4 Big East teams making the big dance, with a 5th among the First Four out. Curiously, Villanova just as 4-seed as the predicted conference champion.
Kris Dunn looks to put injuries behind him as he shoulders heavy load for Providence | CollegeBasketballTalk
The top-rated point guard in 2012 has played in just 29 games. He's at the center of Providence's NCAA tournament hopes this season.
The new-look Big East will improve heading into Year 2 | CollegeBasketballTalk
Four bids to the NCAA tournament and the national player of the year. What does the new Big East do for an encore?
John Robertson has the potential to play in the NFL | FOOTBALL GAMEPLAN
"To see where Robertson was as a FR to where he is now as a JR from a passing perspective, he’s made tremendous strides. I think he has potential to be a QB at the next level if he continues trekking in the right direction."
400 meter specialist Sarah Knowles @sarahknowles24 (Shenendehowa HS, Clifton Park, NY) has verbally committed to Villanova.— Run Nova (@RunNova) November 10, 2014
On anniversary of first college football game, Rutgers and Princeton coaches talk about rekindling rivalry | NJ.com
Okay... this would be tremendously cool, though there's almost no chance that Princeton should really be competitive in a game against Rutgers in 2019. Even better would be if Rutgers played the game AT Princeton.
LeBron James doesn't let his sons play football | Larry Brown Sports
LeBron James said he does not let either of his sons play football and that they only play basketball, baseball and soccer.