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The Sun's Arizin: Villanova Wildcats news and links for March 27, 2014

Daily Villanova Wildcats links, today featuring recapping the season, Villanovans in the Vatican, and movement in the murder case of a former professor.

Happy Thursday! Lacrosse is back on the right track and they'll get another shot at a big OOC win this Saturday when they head across the state to take on Penn State. Let's hope they get the job done and they start making a mid-season run. Winning the Big East is probably necessary if they want to make the tournament.

And now, the "news."

Season Recap: Villanova Wildcats | Big East Coast Bias
This season marked a return to prominence for Villanova basketball, but the best may be yet to come.

Add basketball to Catholic colleges’ springtime rituals | The Washington Post
Clerical types might know Villanova or Dayton for their theology programs. There’s also college basketball.

Attracting a Younger Generation of Catholics: There's an App for That | NBC 10 Philadelphia
Pope Francis' modern ways are bringing the younger generation back to the church, say Villanova students interning in Rome.

Jami Kranich signs with Breakers | New England Soccer News
Former Villanova and U.S. U-20 goalkeeper Jami Kranich has signed with the Boston Breakers for the 2014 National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) season. Per team and league policies, terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Man to stand trial in retired Villanova professor’s death | The Mercury News
A Philadelphia man has been ordered to stand trial in connection with the stabbing death of a retired Villanova University professor in her apartment.Forty-two-year-old Jose Diaz is charged with murder, robbery and related offenses.