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The Sun's Arizin: Villanova Wildcats news and links for December 23, 2014

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Happy Festivus, 'Nova Nation! Not that I want to turn this thread in to an airing of grievances for the record books, but what's the one thing you don't like about this basketball team? For me, I despise the fact that they felt it was okay to make me stress out for 40 minutes vs. Syracuse before finally getting the game under control. Not cool.

Last game tonight before the Big East's NYE tipoff, so let's make it a good one. Being that I just arrived in South Carolina for my first full Christmas with the in-laws, I very much doubt I will be joining you in the gamethread tonight but just do what you did on Saturday and I'll be there in spirit.

And now, the "news." John Robertson Named FCS ADA All-American |
The Division I Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association (FCS ADA), in coordination with the 13 FCS conference offices, announced the 2014 FCS ADA All-America team on Thursday, Dec. 18. Villanova University junior quarterback John Robertson (Paramus, N.J.) was named to the squad as the FCS ADA Top Collegiate Quarterback.

Simple strategic move could have prevented Syracuse loss at Villanova |
I was watching those final seconds in regulation of the Syracuse vs. Villanova basketball game Saturday with my father in the room. After SU sunk a foul shot to extend

Rivalries that should never be touched and those that should be restored | ESPN
College basketball has its rivalries; Villanova and Syracuse got back together over the weekend, and Louisville and Kentucky will butt heads this coming weekend. Some rivalry games should never be altered, and some that have gone away need to return.

Syracuse's Basketball Rivalries are Ruled by Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey Stuff | Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician
This past weekend, Syracuse took on recent rival Villanova. On Monday, they took on historic rival Colgate. Eventually, they'll both be in the same category.

2 reasons why the North dominates FCS football |
With Missouri Valley Conference rivals North Dakota State and Illinois State meeting for the FCS title January 10, the North's streak of national titles is guaranteed to hit seven years.

Behind hungry Staten, West Virginia takes a bite out of the Big Apple | WV MetroNews
"I wish they’d bring it back like the old Big East and let us play," joked Holton. "Coach Huggins, he wants us up in ‘em and that’s the way I like to play—active. I’ve got to learn how to stop reaching in and getting cheap fouls."

How Villanova and Texas Southern won the weekend |
A crazy last-second comeback, a buzzer-beater in a rivalry game and the likely upset of the year highlighted the weekend that was in college hoops.

Villanova University Establishes Formal Partnership with UNICEF | Villanova University
Villanova University has signed a cooperation agreement with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Nicaragua. The partnership will provide opportunities for Villanova students and professors to participate and aid in projects related to health, telemedicine, entrepreneurship, education and various other social programs.

UNLV commit Derrick Jones could win the NBA dunk contest (VIDEO) | CollegeBasketballTalk
Yeah, you're going to want to see this.