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The Sun's Arizin: Villanova Wildcats news and links for April 11, 2014

Daily Villanova Wildcats links, today featuring Radnor's begging, really tall kids who like to play basketball, and the crazy world of college bag men.

TGIF, 'Nova Nation! My journey north, or beyond the wall as some of you #GoT fans might refer to it, is coming to an end today. And let me tell you the most important thing I've learned - we are getting screwed over in America by not being served proper pints. We must put an end to this. We must start the revolution!

And now, the "news."

Radnor commissioners ask Villanova, other local colleges to pay up | Delco Times
Radnor Township can't force Villanova to pay taxes due to their non-profit status, but they are asking three local colleges to voluntarily pay almost a million dollars. Frankly, Villanova should pay for these services in some regard. On the other hand, f*ck anything that Radnor wants after what they've put us through on the development front.

7.5-Foot-Tall High School Basketball Player Is Kind of a Big Deal | Mashable
Tacko "Taco" Fall is 7-foot-5-inches and he is exactly what VU Hoops readers want to see on the Main Line -- excessively-tall guys who like to play basketball.

MLAX: Wildcats and Scarlet Knights Square off Saturday Night in Piscataway | Villanova University Official Athletic Site
Villanova (4-6, 2-1 BIG EAST) is set to make the short trek to Piscataway, N.J. on Saturday night to take on the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (7-5, 2-2) at High Point Solutions Stadium. Game time is slated for 7 p.m.

Baseball: Wildcats Head to Xavier For First Conference Road Trip | Villanova University Official Athletic Site
In its second BIG EAST series of the season Villanova (10-19, 2-1) goes on the road for the first time in conference play and will travel to Xavier (17-14, 3-0) for a three-game set at Hayden Field this weekend. Game times are set for 3 p.m. on Friday, 1 p.m. on Saturday and Noon on Sunday. Live streaming video will be available for all three games at no charge by clicking on the link at the top of this release.

Softball: Wildcats Explode for Nine Runs to Beat Rider | Villanova University Official Athletic Site
10 different players combined for a season-best 14 hits and nine runs in a breakout offensive performance that aided the Villanova softball team to its second victory in a row as the Wildcats beat Rider by a final score of 9-2 on Thursday afternoon at the Herb & Joan Young Field in Lawrenceville, N.J.

Possible Rule change proposals | ESPN
"Plenty of ideas were discussed but the three everyone agreed needed to be addressed -- the freedom of movement for cutters without the ball, post play and the torturously long end of games."

NBA commissioner Adam Silver says subsidizing NCAA athletes a possibility | ESPN
"Silver said he could envision the league potentially contributing to make up the actual cost of attendance gap above what the players get for their scholarships and getting involved in a more complete insurance plan, which could include total disability insurance should an athlete return to school and injure himself so badly he could never play again."

The sad state of DePaul basketball |
DePaul basketball has nowhere to go but up. Can the Blue Demon's ever recapture the Chicago market? Does anyone care?

B1G Apple: Big Ten to open second office in NYC | CollegeFootballTalk
Not only is the Big Ten expanding its athletic footprint to the Eastern seaboard, but a new portion of the conference's operations are headed in that direction as well. Should the Big East be worried about their turf?

Is Poaching To Blame For the High Number of Basketball Transfers? | Bylaw Blog
Poaching has been blamed for the increase in men's basketball transfers but it likely is overwhelmed by bigger trends.

Meet the Bag Man: How to buy college football players, in the words of a man who delivers the money |
#Longform! How some college football players are bought, in the words of a man who delivers the money. This is insane.