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The Sun's Arizin: Villanova Wildcats news and links for May 9, 2014

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Daily Villanova Wildcats links, today featuring, speaking your mind to Padre, stealing mini-fridges, and

TGIF, 'Nova Nation! First off, happy birthday to my brother who crosses on to the wrong side of his 20s today. In what was clearly a move reeking of desperation, he requested that I take him out to lunch (our brotherly tradition) at "a place where good looking girls will mess up our order." Okay then, Brother Jimmy's in NYC should do it.

In other news, how did your NFL team fare in the draft last night? Though I'm a massive Giants fan, I'm not exactly obsessed with the draft.

And now, the "news."

3 big economics problems with the NCAA's talking points |
Tthe NCAA's picture of the potential failure of collegiate athletics isn't just dangerous legal ground. It also wouldn't work in econ class.

Graduate is appalled by the selection of Jill Biden as Villanova speaker | Main Line Media News
This is some damning stuff - and political and social beliefs aside, I will always respect those that speak their minds in an eloquent and educated fashion.

2 men allegedly steal mini-fridge from Villanova University dorm | Main Line Media News
I know this is about the mini-fridge, okay? But for Friday's sake of discussion, what beers would need to be in that fridge for you to risk the robbery?

Matt Szczur saves a no-no in Triple-A | Iowa Cubs News
Our favorite baseball alum "came streaking in and made a diving catch to end the game and preserve the no-hitter" on a Texas Leaguer to center field. We must have a video!

Honors in Order: LoCascio Knows True Meaning of Student-Athlete | Villanova University Official Athletic Site
Not many teams have seen the success and growth of their program in recent years like Villanova Men's Lacrosse. The Wildcats have established themselves as one of the nation's premiere lacrosse programs and in the past five years have been crowned Colonial Athletic Association champions, earned their first two NCAA tournament bids and transitioned into the BIG EAST where they consistently play one of the toughest schedules in the country.

Wildcats Prepare to Set Sail in 76th Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta | Villanova University Official Athletic Site
There is just one event remaining for the Villanova rowing team before the American Athletic Conference tournament. The Wildcats will conclude their regular season this weekend with Friday and Saturday racing action at one of their biggest events of the year, the 76th Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta.

Villanova students are finalists for film award |
Two Villanova University social justice students and a Temple University graduate have been selected as finalists in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences 41st Student Academy Awards.

Georgia State wants to turn Turner Field into football stadium |
Georgia State is proposing repurposing Turner Field into a 30,000-seat football stadium and building another baseball stadium that will include Hank Aaron’s wall as part of the structure.