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The Sun's Arizin: Villanova Wildcats news and links for December 16, 2014

Daily Villanova links

Happy Tuesday, 'Nova Nation! From now on, let's just call ourselves 'Walter Payton Award Winner U.'

Sound good to you? Sounds good to me.

And now, the "news."

Finally forgiven: The Howard Porter story | Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Looking back, the decision wasn’t an easy one to make, Ed Hastings says. But it was the right one. Hastings was Porter’s teammate at Villanova, and when he learned Porter had hocked his watch for drugs, he placed his own tournament watch in an envelope and mailed it to his old friend. Attached was a note. "We forgive you."

'Nova football team has to wonder, 'What if' |
WE'LL NEVER know what might have happened, had Villanova's John Robertson been able to play in Saturday's FCS quarterfinal against visiting Sam Houston State.

How bad is Nova football attendance??? - VU Hoops
A FanPost by NovaDave (with help from GPraz), discussing Villanova Football's attendance this season and some explanation of how we got here.

Current field for ACHA Nationals based on Rankings | Bull Run
Apparently Villanova Ice Hockey would get a bid...

Big East Big Five: Week 6 | Anonymous Eagle
Finals Weeks have decimated the number of games this week, but it was still easy to figure out the five best games of the week.

2014 Top Coach, Offensive, Defensive FCS Honors Announced | Sporting News
John Robertson was named the College Sporting top offensive player of the 2014 season.

Keifer Sykes can't be grounded |
The senior guard has led Green Bay to new heights. There's only one goal left to accomplish. Learn about the best mid-major player in the country.