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The Sun's Arizin: Villanova Wildcats news and links for June 24, 2014

Daily 'Nova links, today featuring big brothers being proud, the ramifications of paying college players, and how the USA can progress at the World Cup.

Happy Tuesday, 'Nova Nation! Three football commitments in three days? That just reminds me how close we are to football season. Which reminds me how close we are to seeing Eli Manning fling hurried passes 40 yards straight up in to the air.

One of these days, I will root for a champion again.

And now, the "news."

Older brothers of Syracuse basketball's Tyler Ennis, Jerami Grant: We're proud, not jealous | syracuse.com
Villanova's Dylan Ennis and Notre Dame's Jerian Grant are happy to see their younger brothers get to the NBA.

Thornton Joins Women's Soccer Staff as Assistant Coach | Villanova University Official Athletic Site
Former Major League Soccer Goalkeeper of the Year Zach Thornton joins the Villanova women's soccer staff as assistant coach in June 2014. Thornton concurrently serves as the Villanova men's soccer associate head coach and will assist the women's side following the hiring of head coach Fran Kulas in December 2013.

We shouldn't assume paying players would hurt small schools | SBNation.com
Conference USA's commissioner accidentally made the O'Bannon plaintiffs' point for them.

The 76ers appear to have a new Dribbling Ben Franklin logo | SBNation.com
It turns out one of our Founding Fathers had a serious handle.

All the scenarios for the United States in Group G | SBNation.com
The United States' draw with Portugal means they're not yet mathematically into the knockout stages. Here's how they can make it there.

Team USA and the terrifying snowmobile of love | SBNation.com
From Spencer Hall: Despite the cold and the ice weasels, we just can't help but take the ride.

USC to offer four-year scholarships in football, basketball | CollegeBasketballTalk
But how much of an effect will it have?

American Student Ends Up Trapped in Giant Vagina Sculpture | NBC News.com
An American exchange student sparked an "extraordinary rescue mission" when his leg became trapped inside a giant vagina sculpture. "It was a dare," fire department squad leader Markus Mozer told NBC News.

Michelle Wie Twerks, Refuses To Turn Down After U.S. Open Win | Deadspin

All of a sudden Michelle Wie accidentally made women's golf tremendously-interesting. She won the first major of her career on this weekend at the U.S. Open. This video is the aftermath of that victory.

UO unveils heavily redacted records | The Register-Guard

A reporter at a Eugene, Oregon newspaper sent a FOIA request to University of Oregon to try and get documents related to the rape allegations against Brandon Austin, Dominic Artis and Damyean Dotson. The University produced 35 pages in response to the request, and almost all of it was redacted... and it was color coded! Epic.

Oldest living former Cub takes in game at Wrigley | cubs.com

The oldest living former Cubs player is a Villanova Alumn, Lennie Merullo '39!