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The Sun's Arizin: Villanova Wildcats news and links for April 21, 2014

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Daily Villanova Wildcats links, today featuring looking back, looking ahead, and the Air Jordan's market.

MONDAY! Who here is watching playoff hockey? I'm sure we've got a lot of Philadelphia Flyers fans within the community - you are my mortal enemies until the New York Rangers dispatch you from whence you came.

And I fully realize the Flyers have the momentum heading back to Philly. That's the good part of being an irrational fan - I don't care!

And now, the "news."

Look back, look ahead: Big East basketball | ESPN
Villanova could not look like a more sufire Big East favorite in the eyes of Eamonn Brennan.

Villanova Wildcats should reign again atop Big East in 2014-15 | ESPN($)
John Gasaway previews the best teams and players taking the floor for the Big East in 2014-15. The Villanova Wildcats -- defending regular-season Big East champs -- will return all but one and are expected to excel both offensively and defensively.

Distance Runners Put Up Strong Times at Larry Ellis Invitational | Villanova University Official Athletic Site
Villanova entered athletes into three running events and came away with five new personal best times in the Larry Ellis Invitational at Weaver Stadium on Friday night. On the first night of competition at the meet the Wildcats had runners in the Elite sections of both the 800 meters and the 1500 meters while the team also competed in the 5000 meters.

Bates Wins 1500 Meters with Personal Best Time at Widener Invitational | Villanova University Official Athletic Site
Junior Charlie Bates (Hoboken, N.J.) won the 1500 meters with a personal best time of 3:53.65 at the Widener Invitational on Saturday afternoon. Bates led a group of eight Villanova athletes that competed in the 1500 meters at Leslie C. Quick, Jr. Stadium in this weekend's local meet.

WLAX: Henderson Hat Trick Leads Wildcats Past Marquette, 10-9 | Villanova University Official Athletic Site
Sophomore midfielder Chelsey Henderson recorded a hat trick as the Villanova women's lacrosse team (8-7, 3-3 BIG EAST) defeated Marquette (5-10, 1-5) 10-9 Saturday afternoon.

For Young Traders, a Market Where Air Jordans Are Blue Chips | NYTimes.com
Bartering and selling at conventions and online, the thousands of mostly teenage "sneakerheads" have perfected the art of trading up.