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The Sun's Arizin: Villanova Wildcats news and links for April 15, 2015

Daily Villanova Wildcats links, today featuring Title IX failing, baseball's home and the college basketball transfer market.

Happy hope you did your taxes day, 'Nova Nation! A little later this morning we'll be dropping our first recruiting big board of the slow period - just making some last minute formatting changes so it looks nice and pretty for you.

And now, the "news."

Why the NCAA's Title IX excuse no longer works |
Non-revenue sports don't have to be casualties of the new NCAA. But if it's actually all about the money, they will be.

Villanova Wildcats’ baseball team right at home in Plymouth
The Villanova baseball program displays part of its rich history on the fabric that covers the outfield fence. There are six retired numbers in left field and in right-center fans can see that the program was established in 1866.

Softball: Sierra McConnell and Kate Poppe Named to BIG EAST Honor Roll | Villanova University Official Athletic Site
After going 4-1 last week, right fielder Sierra McConnell (Katy, Texas) and pitcher Kate Poppe (Downingtown, Pa.) were both tabbed with the BIG EAST Honor Roll distinction for their performances as announced by the conference offices Monday afternoon.

WLAX: Wildcats Fall to No. 19 Louisville on Senior Day | Villanova University Official Athletic Site
The Villanova women's lacrosse team (7-6, 2-2 BIG EAST) fell to conference rival No. 19 Louisville (10-3, 4-0), 16-9, in the Wildcats' home finale Sunday afternoon.

Syracuse's Jerami Grant Is Going Pro | Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician
Grant follows Tyler Ennis into the pro ranks. Villanova should be a strong favorite at home against the Orange next season.

Iowa State hits big on the transfer market again with Bryce Dejean-Jones |
Fred Hoiberg and Iowa State have two more big-time transfers coming in next season. Paging Jay Wright.