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The Sun's Arizin: Villanova Wildcats news and links for November 17, 2014

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Happy Gameday you guys! I know you've been waiting for this game since the schedule was announce - especially you NovaDave. We'll have the gamethread up around 6:30 so swing on by and get have some fun at the end of your Monday.

Side note: the CAA Coaches' teleconference starts around 10am ET. It will be very interesting to see whether Greg Gattuso doubles down on what may be the stupidest thing ever said.

And now, the "news."

Villanova, Albany football coaches have angry words after Wildcats victory |
Two carries by a walk-on running back in the final minute of Villanova's convincing, 48-31 Colonial Athletic Association win over visiting Albany set off verbal volleys between Albany coach Greg Gattuso and his counterpart, Villanova's Andy Talley.

Roundtable Discussion with CBS Sports' Gary Parrish, and USA TODAY's Nicole Auerbach | Big East Coast Bias
CBS Sports' national basketball columnist Gary Parrish and USA TODAY Sports' Nicole Auerbach dropped in to Big East Coast Bias to talk all things Big East basketball.

NCAA files opening argument in appeal of O'Bannon case | USA Today
Association says district judge wrongly took role as "superintendent of collegiate sports." The NCAA, for the first time in the case, offered an assessment of what the cost of Wilken's injunction would be to schools, writing that Bowl Subdivision football players and Division I men's basketball players would get "roughly $30,000 each over four years."

'Free MK' signs show up at SMU's rout of Lamar | Dallas Morning News
Much like all of the 'Gurley is free' memorabilia I saw in Athens on Saturday, SMU students don't seem to be too pleased with their athletics peers being treated the same as they would be. Odd.

Kansas State's Brandon Bolden blocks a Southern Utah layup into oblivion |
Oh. Wow. So disrespectful.

Lance Stephenson draws foul by slapping himself in his own face | Sporting News
That's a new one...

Thad Novak, 34, of Tenafly, traded the science lab for his love of basketball |
Thad Novak followed his heart and found his niche well beyond the laboratories where he trained as a biochemist. Toward the end of his life, the young man from Tenafly covered college basketball for the Bleacher Report.