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The Sun's Arizin: Villanova Wildcats news and links for February 3, 2014

Daily Villanova Wildcats links, today featuring Xavier's strategy, the outdated possession arrow, and track & field records.

Happy Game Day, 'Nova Nation! We welcome the last of our new conference brethren into the Pavilion tonight at 7 pm. They have a guy that the fans fondly refer to as "Stain Train." He is the meat and potatoes of their roster. There is no way you can make believe 'Stain Train' is a nickname that represents something good.

Saccoman might come close, but it's not happening.

And now, the "news."

We need 3 guys not to suck to win | Banners On The Parkway
I've taken to reading Banners' "Sunday Conversation" each weekend as it's a good look into their fans state of mind. It's very well done. This week, we're treated to the analysis of their lay-down against Seton Hall and the impending matchup tonight at Villanova.

Onions! Featuring the stupid possession arrow |
We have one rule whose key design is to make half of the people watching the game arbitrarily angry. That seems like a bad rule!

Tiernan Sets Facility Record in 3000 Meters at Penn State National | Villanova University Official Athletic Site
Freshman Patrick Tiernan (Toowoomba, Australia) set a meet record in the 3000 meters and sophomore Jordy Williamsz (Melbourne, Australia) posted a time of 4:00.18 in the Mile at the Penn State National on Saturday afternoon.

Lipari and Schappert Score Wins at Penn State National | Villanova University Official Athletic Site
Senior Emily Lipari (Greenvale, N.Y.) and junior Stephanie Schappert (Delray Beach, Fla.) each posted big wins at the Penn State National and junior Alexandra Wasik (Medina, Ohio) set a personal best in the pole vault on Saturday afternoon at Horace Ashenfelter III Indoor Track as Villanova finished two strong days of competition.

Intelligencer Golfer of the Year: Roland Massimino - The Intelligencer ($)
Growing up, Roland Massimino played his family's main sport — basketball. His father, R.C. Massimino, had played basketball at Villanova University. The coach of the Wildcats at the time was Rollie Massimino, Roland's grandfather.