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The Sun's Arizin: Villanova Wildcats news and links for April 2, 2014

Daily Villanova Wildcats links, today featuring Radnor desperation, the glory of Ian Darke, and fixing replay review in college basketball.

Happy not April Fool's Day, 'Nova Nation! We are so so so sorry that we had to do that to you yesterday, but tradition is tradition around here and damn it if I'm going to see tradition broken just to spare you all a Tuesday morning anxiety attack.

But hey, it's over now, and we can get back to business.

And now, the "news."

Radnor Commissioner Spingler hit with ethics complaint over work at Villanova games | Main Line Media News
For years Radnor Township Commissioner William Spingler has worked at Villanova University home basketball games, helping people find their seats and donating his pay to the Radnor Wayne Little League. So naturally the Radnor community is trying to spin him as a villain.

Golf: Villanova Finishes 11th at Wildcat Invitational | Villanova University Official Athletic Site
The Villanova golf team concluded the Wildcat Invitational in 11th place out of 16 team following the third and final round of play at White Manor Country Club in Malvern, Pa. Columbia took home the top team honor while Drexel's Christopher Crawford nabbed the individual championship.

Softball: Big Second Inning Powers Villanova Past Marist, 5-2 | Villanova University Official Athletic Site
The Villanova softball team (9-17, 0-3 BIG EAST) exploded for four runs in the second inning to give pitcher Kate Poppe all the run support she would need as the Wildcats defeated Marist 5-2 in game one of Tuesday's doubleheader from the Villanova Softball Complex on Pike Field.

Fraum Named BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week | Villanova University Official Athletic Site
After playing a key role in the Villanova women's lacrosse team's 14-11 victory over Rutgers on Saturday, sophomore goalkeeper Jaclyn Fraum has been named the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week, the conference announced Tuesday afternoon. Sophomore midfielder Shannon Galvin was also named to the BIG EAST Honor Roll.

Ian Darke calls wild first date in new World Cup ad | ESPN

Replay review is a mess and needs to be fixed |
If you haven't noticed, this has been a pretty exciting NCAA Tournament. But the stripes are feeling left out, and neglecting common sense by abusing their replay review powers.

NCAA confiscated rogue cat mug from courtside of Sunday's UConn-Michigan State game | Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: Not an April Fool's joke: the NCAA confiscated a cat mug on Sunday from a courtside reporter.

NBA Y2K: The Sixers' quest for an 0-82 season |
Welcome to the series premiere of NBA Y2K, the basketball edition of Breaking Madden. The 76ers' losing streak ended at only 26 games. Let's make it 82, and send the franchise into a spiral of despair out of which they will never emerge.