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The Sun's Arizin: Villanova Wildcats news and links for June 11, 2014

Daily 'Nova links, today featuring Bryant Crawford enjoying the Main Line, 'Cuse & G'Town continuing the rivalry, and how Americans are adapting to World Cup fever.

Huuuuuuump Daaaaaaaay! Guess who's back? I missed you all deeply, but I did realize that mobile experience to the site for commenting is actually pretty damn good. Posting from a mobile device is another story altogether. So thank you to Brian for stepping in admirably.

Rougly 36 hours until the World Cup kicks off!

And now, the "news."

Four-star guard Bryant Crawford enjoyed his 'Nova visit |
Class of 2015 PG visited Villanova last week.

LoCascio Repeats as Philadelphia Inquirer Men's Lacrosse Performer of the Year | Villanova University Official Athletic Site
Villanova senior defenseman John LoCascio (Fairfield, N.J.) has been named the Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Men's Lacrosse Performer of the Year for the second straight year.

Georgetown and Syracuse to Renew Basketball Rivalry in 2015-16 Season | Casual Hoya
Georgetown University and Syracuse University announced today in a joint release that the schools will renew their long-time rivalry in men's basketball beginning in the 2015-16 season with a four-year home-and-home series.

Delaware announces dismissal of Jarvis Threatt | City of Basketball Love
We're expecting the Blue Hens to be on Villanova's schedule this season. UD's starting point guard has been dismissed from the team.

Celebrities star in new ESPN "I Believe" USMNT World Cup commercial | Stars and Stripes FC
WORLD CUP/ #USMNT: I believe that we will win.

6 U.S. cities in running for 2024 Summer Olympics, according to report |
The USOC will pare down a list of six major U.S. cities to two or three in a meeting Tuesday.

As World Cup Nears, American ‘Football’ Fans Adapt Foreign Traditions |
"I am wearing this scarf because I have a friend in the American Outlaws, and he told me that people in Europe always wear them, and so I had to wear it," said Amanda Graham, 37, an insurance executive.

NBA Finals
Looks like the Spurs first-half performance reminded some fans of Villanova...