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The Sun's Arizin: Villanova Wildcats news and links for February 6, 2014

Daily Villanova Wildcats links, today featuring National Signing Day recaps, power outages, and redefining college basketball talent.

Happy Thursday, 'Nova Nation! While the students were busy inhaling whiskey to stay warm in their dorms (apparently they've been sent home, much to the dismay of the liquor stores), Mike, Brian and myself were covering Villanova's National Signing Day yesterday. I urge you to check out the batch of gridiron 'Cats.

One day until Seton Hall. Yippee!

Programming note: I will be in Palm Springs from today until next Tuesday. Excuse me if things get weird or if I go missing for long stretches.

And now, the "news."

Villanova And Temple Do Well On National Signing Day| CBS Philly
Southeastern Pennsylvania and South Jersey have been fertile grounds for major college football programs, but a growing trend has emerged over the last few years, and that’s more college recruits staying home and deciding to play their college football at home, for Temple or Villanova.

Perkiomen Valley's Stewart sticks with 'Nova |
Perkiomen Valley senior Rasaan Stewart had scholarship offers from several Football Bowl Subdivision schools, but decided Villanova was the best fit. He could even find himself playing a little offense and special teams as a Wildcat.

Perkiomen Valley star QB eager to star on Villanova's 'D' |
Rasaan Stewart helped lead the Vikings to the playoffs, and now is eager to join the Wildcats and become an immediate playmaker on a defense in need of just that.

Villanova University Closed Through Friday Due To Power And Heat Outage| CBS Philly
According to Villanova University, the school is experiencing a campus wide power and heat outage...that could last a while.

Talent in college basketball in need of a new definition |
Good piece from Seth Davis about how "talent" needs to be redefined in the college game as seasoned players and teamed continue to outperform highly rated freshmen.

A conversation with vice president of the NCAA tournament, Dan Gavitt |
A really creative idea for the national semifinals. They're going to have three broadcasts available: a traditional broadcast on TBS, and on truTV and TNT, they'll broadcast from the perspective of the two teams playing. It'll be a specific bent for Arizona if it's Arizona and Wichita if it's Wichita State. With graphics and commentary that's specific to the teams. That should be exciting for fans to watch.