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The Sun's Arizin: Villanova Wildcats news and links for April 23, 2014

Daily Villanova Wildcats links, today featuring the Penn Relays, Olympic sports goodness, and conference drama that doesn't involve the Big East, finally.

Huuuuuuuump Daaaaaaay! Today shall be known as Penn Relays preview day, being that the 120th (!!!!!) edition of the historic series will begin on Thursday. Some good 'Nova related previews are below, and we've lined up perhaps the best Villanova running resource on the web to bring you the preview, right here on VU Hoops.

Keep an eye out for it, it should be good.

And now, the "news."

Sizing up Villanova's Penn Relays prospects |
Villanova runners returned to glory last year and look strong again.

'Nova's Lipari hopes for encore at Penn Relays |
Emily Lipari admits that her journey from high school star to NCAA champion for Villanova has included its share of rough patches, but the road has been smoother since her spectacular achievements at last year's Penn Relays.

Softball: Four Run Third Inning Sails Wildcats Past Pirates | Villanova University Official Athletic Site
Four runs on three hits in the bottom of the third inning was all the run support Kate Poppe needed as the sophomore ace helped push Villanova to victory over Seton Hall 4-3 to salvage the three-game series against the Pirates Tuesday afternoon at the Villanova Softball Complex.

WLAX: Henderson Named to BIG EAST Honor Roll | Villanova University Official Athletic Site
Sophomore midfielder Chelsey Henderson was named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll following a 1-1 week for the Villanova women's lacrosse team (8-7, 3-3 BIG EAST), as announced by the conference Tuesday afternoon.

The Big 12 wanted to take the Big Ten's name, claims Jim Delany |
But Jim Delany was too smart to give up his #brand.