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The Sun's Arizin: Villanova Wildcats news and links for April 8, 2014

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Daily Villanova Wildcats links, today featuring power admins, starving college athletes, and cheering on walkers.

WE'RE STILL THE HIGHEST SEED EVER TO WIN THE NCAA TOURNAMENT, YOU GUYS!

That Mercury Morris isn't such a crazy dude after all.

And now, the "news."

Rollie Massimino: ‘Dave Gavitt Was The Most Powerful Athletic Administrator In The United States’ " The John Feinstein Show | CBS Sports Radio
Former Villanova head coach Rollie Massimino tells John Feinstein how influential administrator Dave Gavitt was in the Big East and college basketball.

UConn guard Shabazz Napier on unions: I go to bed 'starving' | CNN.com
University of Connecticut's Shabazz Napier recently told reporters he sometimes goes to bed "starving" because his scholarship doesn't cover food.

Willis Named to BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll | Villanova University Official Athletic Site
Villanova men's lacrosse freshman goalkeeper Dan Willis (Moorestown, N.J.) has been named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll as announced by the conference on Monday afternoon.

Allison Fitzgerald Set to Become a Wildcat | Villanova University Official Athletic Site
Allison Fitzgerald of Visitation Academy will join the Villanova volleyball team for the 2014-15 season, as she filled out all the necessary paper work to become a Wildcat. The 5'10 defensive specialist/libero joins middle blocker Cara Cunningham as part of the 2014 class.

Golf in 7th Place After Round One of Lafayette Invitational | Villanova University Official Athletic Site
Following the first round of play at the 2014 Lafayette Invitational, the Villanova Wildcats are currently tied for 7th place in the team competition after posting a team score of 309 (+25) on the par-71, 6,635 yard Silver Creek Country Club Course.

Julie Hermann: Another totally-non-abrasive Rutgers personality | NJ.com
The Star-Ledger's Steve Politi writes that AD Hermann "shows a callous disregard for the hundreds of people who might lose their jobs in her comments to a journalism class."

In The 1870s And '80s, Being A Pedestrian Was Anything But | NPR
Huge crowds packed arenas to watch the world's best pedestrians walk in circles for six days at a time. And trainers encouraged the athletes to drink champagne — at the time considered a stimulant.