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The Sun's Arizin: Villanova Wildcats news and links for May 1, 2014

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Daily Villanova Wildcats links, today featuring Frank Budd's passing, Poppe breaking records, and the Donald Sterling saga.

Happy May Day, 'Nova Nation! Sorry that this will be short and sweet but my flight was cancelled last night and I'm on the early one out today. It was raining so hard yesterday in New York City that I thought Noah's Ark might come flying down 5th Avenue.

And now, the "news."

Villanova Legend Frank Budd Passes Away | Villanova University Official Athletic Site
It is with great sadness that Villanova University announces the passing of Frank Budd `62, a distinguished alumnus and member of the track & field program who was enshrined as part of the inaugural class of honorees on the Villanova Wall of Fame. Budd was a native of Asbury Park, N.J. A viewing will be held on the Villanova campus this coming Monday, May 5 at 9 a.m. at the St. Thomas of Villanova Church, with a funeral mass to follow at 11 a.m.

Kate Poppe Breaks the Single Season Strikeout Record as Villanova Shuts out Penn, 4-0 | Villanova University Official Athletic Site
Leading 3-0 in the top of the fifth inning, Kate Poppe registered back-to-back whiffs for strikeout number 272 and 273 on the season to break the program's single season strikeout record with three games remaining. It was that kind of day for Poppe and the Villanova softball team (18-31) as the Wildcats shutout Penn 4-0 on a rain plagued Tuesday afternoon at the Villanova Softball Complex.

Villanova creates College of Professional Studies | Philadelphia Business Journal
It will provide undergraduate degree and non-degree programming, on campus and online, for adult learners.

The holistic change college basketball needed started with a flash from Derrick Gordon | SBNation.com
The UMass guard has felt love and support throughout college basketball since coming out. This is from our very own Tyler Tynes - great work buddy.

The real issue in the Donald Sterling saga | SBNation.com
Adam Silver deserves credit for fixing this specific Donald Sterling problem, but we're not even at the starting line on the broader concern.