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The Sun's Arizin: Villanova Wildcats news and links for May 13, 2014

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Daily Villanova Wildcats links, today featuring major donations, Lipari's swansong, and the USMNT announces their World Cup preliminary roster.

I'm starting to enjoy the silly season. Instead of talking about 'Nova every morning, I can rant and rave about whatever I want. For instance, today my mind is on the 30-man preliminary roster that was announced by the United States for the upcoming World Cup. 

It's nearly impossible for me to tell how many soccer fans we have on here (MikeJ. being one notable supporter of the beautiful game), so if you're fired up for Brazil like I am, we can discuss the roster, and who we think will make the final cut in the comments.

And now, the "news."

Villanova gets $2.5 million gift from former Sunoco CEO Drosdick | Philadelphia Business Journal
The lab will feature a two-story, 3,330-square-foot open garage, with an overhead crane.

Leaving on Top: Villanova's Lipari Goes Out a Winner | BIGEAST.COM
In her last home appearance, Villanova senior Emily Lipari went out a winner.

Nova Students Prepping For Collegiate Racing Competition | CBS Philly
Engineering students at Villanova are making final adjustments on the race car they built ahead of an international competition next weekend.

Grading college basketball's major coaching hires |
May means four things in America: baseball, the NBA playoffs, evaluating offseason coaching hires in college basketball by assigning each one a grade, and allergies. This post is about one of those four things.

Jim Tressel named next president of Youngstown State University | The Columbus Dispatch
The trustees at Youngstown State unanimously selected the former Ohio State University football coach Jim Tressel (currently executive vice president at the University of Akron) to become the ninth president of the school. He served as YSU's football coach before leaving for Ohio State.

SB Nation's 2014 NFL Draft Grades |
How did your team grade out in the draft?

USMNT 30-man roster for 2014 World Cup announced |
No Villanova related info here, but Jurgen Klinsmann has named his 30 men for training camp to prepare for the World Cup.