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The Sun's Arizin: Villanova Wildcats news and links for November 4th, 2014

Daily Villanova links.

Happy GAMEDAY, 'Nova Nation! Given that the game will be aired on Fox Sports 1 tonight, we'll have our usual gamethread opening up around 6:30pm ET. Grab an adult beverage and kick back with us as we no doubt overreact to the 'Cats killing a Division II team. I might even call for Darryl Reynolds to start by the end of the game. Who knows? The possibilities are endless.

See you tonight!

And now, the "news."

Returning talent makes Villanova a clear favorite in weakened Big East |
That’s not to say Bell won’t be missed, only that the impact of his absence is alleviated by a more-than-sufficient returning supply of shot creation and scoring firepower. Pinkston, Hilliard, Arcidiacono and others, including sophomore wing Josh Hart, can fill the void, such as it exists, whereas Creighton and Providence will have a tougher time figuring out how to replace Doug McDermott and Bryce Cotton.

Best Case/Worst Case Scenario: Villanova Wildcats | Big East Coast Bias
If 'Nova finishes out of the Top-2 in the Big East there will be riots.

Louin leads Villanova in women’s hoops tuneup |
Louin is a freshman, meaning that the future is bright.

Towson football loses left tackle Antonio Harris to knee injury | Baltimore Sun
Starting LT Antonio Harris is OUT for Saturday at Villanova, and perhaps beyond. Not what the Tigers needed heading in to a tough road game.

'The Battle Plan' |
SNY spotlights the recruitment of Tyus Battle. It gives you really good insight in to what these kids (and their parents) go through on a day-to-day basis.

Big East channels past glory |
The reconfigured Big East’s search for relevance in the ever-changing world of college basketball is clouded by its own star-studded past. While the old guard covets the connections to Rollie and Louie and Big John, even it admits that the glories of seasons past impact the perception of the league’s present as well as its future.

Sweet-shooting Frankamp transfers out of KU; could Wichita State be next stop? | Sporting News
NCAA college basketball news, standings, trade rumors, scores, schedules and more 2012-13 coverage on Sporting News.

A final look at the Lauren Hill game | Banners On The Parkway
Basketball means a lot to a lot of people, but Saturday it meant an awful lot more.

Congrats to Papa Wayns!

MELINE JADORE WAYNS!!!! Love at first sight

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