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The Sun's Arizin: Villanova Wildcats news and links for May 12, 2014

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Daily Villanova Wildcats links, today featuring Szczur video, women's T&F cleaning up again, and Villanova students hard at work across the globe.

Happy Monday, 'Nova Nation! Did you see those New York Rangers last night?! It's like they are a real hockey team and everything! And now my hopes for moving on have likely falsely been raised (I fully expect Pittsburgh to get every call on home ice in game 7 and for me to be smashing bottles by the end of the night) and I'll spend this offseason lamenting why I even care.


And now, the "news."

Video of Szczur's No-No Saving Catch |

Meet Records Fall as Wildcats Capture Outdoor BIG EAST Championship | Villanova University Official Athletic Site
A meet record in the 4x800 meter relay for the second straight year was just one of the many highlights for Villanova on Sunday afternoon, as the Wildcats won the outdoor BIG EAST title for the ninth time in program history. Villanova established new meet records with a total of 218 points in the team standings, as well as for margin of victory with a gap of 90 points between the Wildcats and runner-up Georgetown. Head coach Gina Procaccio and her staff were named BIG EAST Coaching Staff of the Year.

Villanova’s Jay Wright speaks about Pentagon, Dave Gavitt | City of Basketball Love
This week, even Wright found himself a little starstruck. After all, there’s something a little different about meeting with the president in the most famous office in the world.

Nova Notebook: Wright Reflects on Inspirational Pentagon Visit | Villanova University Official Athletic Site
Jay Wright has taken many trips to Washington, D.C., in his tenure as Villanova's head coach but none quite like the one he made earlier this week that included stops at the White House and Pentagon.

Montclair murder case transferred to Hudson County |
Jimmy Pitts' father is an Essex County employee, so the case was moved, according to a court clerk. Speaking of Pitts, his attorney's request to drop all charges against him was denied.

Technology could help track breathing, heart rates and accidents | Mail Online
Researchers at Villanova University in Pennsylvania have developed a radar system that can detect when people move and fall. They say it could be used to keep track of elderly people and get them help if needed.

Villanova students return to Ghana to aid school |
The Villanova students found neither running water nor electricity when they left their Main Line campus last summer for a school in rural Ghana. But what Lauren Colegrove and Andrew Balamaci