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The Sun's Arizin: Villanova Wildcats news and links for April 18, 2014

Daily Villanova Wildcats links, today featuring lax recruits, the silly season in college basketball, and uniform deals.

TGIF, VU Hoopsters! Wildcat lacrosse has already clinched their place in the Big East Tournament (being played at Villanova Stadium, mind you), but a win on the road at St. John's tomorrow would lock up avoiding Denver in the opening round of the tournament.

Odds are the 'Cats will need to get through them to make the NCAA Tournament, but you always want to put that off as long as possible.

And now, the "news."

Defenseman Dan Goldstein commits to Villanova lacrosse | Inside Lacrosse
Welcome to 'Nova Nation!

Softball: Solo Homers Harm the Wildcats as Friars Take Game One | Villanova University Official Athletic Site
A pair of solo shots off Kate Poppe proved to be the difference maker as the Villanova softball team (14-24, 2-8 BIG EAST) dropped game one on the road to Providence 1-0 Thursday afternoon at Raymond Field.

College basketball transfer rules again underscore NCAA issues |
Complete control exercised by Kansas State in a transfer situation highlights the problems the NCAA faces going forward.

Assessing the nation's top college basketball transfers |
High-major schools have already landed some help for the future but many big-name transfers remain. Good news, we're mentioned with ONE of these guys. ONE.

Ranking all 67 games of the 2014 NCAA Tournament |
In which Villanova losing to eventual National Champions UConn "was more about Villanova being exposed as the fraud.

NCAA's draft withdrawal deadline an affront to every college basketball player | Sporting News
Talks about the NBA's Early-Entry Process and the NCAA's rules that serve to protect programs and not student-athletes. Scottie Reynolds is noted heavily at the beginning.

U of L Reportedly Strikes Monster Deal With Adidas | Card Chronicle
Wondering how much Villanova gets from Nike? Louisville has signed an enormous five-year, $40 million deal to keep its teams outfitted by Adidas.