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The Sun's Arizin: Villanova Wildcats news and links for December 24, 2014

Daily Villanova links.

Bill '62

Merry Christmas Eve, 'Nova Nation! I had to DVR last night's game save the first 5 minutes, so I don't have much of a comment other than, "Good teams do exactly what Villanova did last night." I'm excited for the conference season to begin, and I'm pretty ecstatic that it begins with a difficult stretch.

Enjoy Christmas with your families tomorrow - we here at the Arizin might be a bit delayed in our links, but we'll get you something to pass the time!

And now, the "news."

Should Seton Hall raise the curtains at Prudential Center for the Villanova game? | South Orange Juice
Seton Hall - Villanova is sold out for January 3rd, raising the everlasting question: Should the curtains come down? If you didn't know, SHU has traditionally hidden the upper deck of the Prudential Center behind curtains. Similar to football and baseball teams use of tarp to cover unsold seats.

A look at the Christmas wish lists of college basketball's top 10 teams |
'Tis the season ... to ask for additional assets that will please your fan base and make winning a national title in three-and-a-half months a more realistic possibility.

TSN names Robertson, Cherry & Kowalski All-Americans | Colonial Athletic Association
Ahh, a list that makes sense. Robertson and Cherry were no-doubters for the 1st Team from the respected FCS news organization, but Kowalski was a bit of a surprise for the 3rd Team. Congrats Vince!

John Robertson garners ECAC football award |
Villanova junior quarterback John Robertson was named ECAC Offensive Player of the Year

NCAA College Basketball Power Rankings | ESPN
The Worldwide Leader's college basketball experts rank the nation's 25 best teams.

Jim Boeheim rips into Chris McCullough's NBA draft chances again |
It isn't the first time the Syracuse coach has done this, and by the sound of it, it won't be the last.

San Diego State player collapses on court, taken off on stretcher |
Polee is reportedly OK, but that's some scary stuff.

The year’s 10 craziest sports stories you’ve never heard of | New York Post
The 2014 year in sports was full of great games, inspirational moments and utter wackiness.

Philadelphia Hosts World's Shortest Running Event | Deadspin
Have you ever found yourself envious of all those races runners participate in, but are unwilling to actually run? Then Philadelphia (which, it should be noted, is the 14th-fattest city in the U.S.) has just the event for you.

This Woman Is the Most Stylish Athlete Right Now | The Cut
"[T]he 32-year-old 800-meter champ from Soquel, California, has a very real shot at becoming a fashion-world favorite. During her most recent season (track, not fashion industry), she ditched the standard singlet-and-brief combo for a host of standout looks that sample from the runway in unprecedented ways." . . . Your move, Sheila Reid.