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The Sun's Arizin: Villanova Wildcats news and links for June 30, 2014

Daily' Nova links, today featuring Curtain's rise in the coaching ranks, Briscoe's recruitment and looking at the 2015 NBA draft.

Happy Monday, 'Nova Nation! This weekend reminded me how stupid an ending penalty kicks are in soccer. I get the drama, and I get why some people like it. And most importantly, I get that there isn't a great alternative solution when both teams are maxed out on substitutions and the players are already gassed.

Imagine basketball being decided by players shooting foul shots instead of continuing to play overtime. Yeah, really stupid.

And now, the "news."

Lessons Learned as a Wildcat Helped Fuel Curtin's Climb | Villanova University Official Athletic Site
Jim Curtin was a first team All-BIG EAST standout at center back at Villanova before moving on to a long career in Major League Soccer. Recently he was elevated to the post of interim manager of the Philadelphia Union.

Prized point guard Isaiah Briscoe likes 'Nova's NBA pedigree | New York Post
No direct quote but you have to imagine somebody in the Briscoe camp mentioned it.

Andy Talley Celebrates 22nd Year of Association with National Marrow Donor Program | Villanova University Official Athletic Site
Head football coach Andy Talley has been involved with the National Marrow Donor Program for the past 22 years and during the 2012-13 academic campaign Talley continued to have a great deal of success with the registry drives that he organizes at Villanova and on college campuses nationwide. Over the past year Talley received commitments from 38 college football program that participated in his Get in the Game and Save a Life campaign to add potential donors to the Be the Match national registry.

2015 NBA mock draft: Emmanuel Mudiay tops a deep class of prospects |
It's never too early to think about next year's draft. We list our 30 favorite prospects in 2015, starting with an SMU-bound point guard that will soon become a household name.

Missouri hires Andrew Wiggins' high school coach to overhaul recruiting strategy |
Kim Anderson hired a risky third assistant in Rob Fulford. He could pay big dividends for the Tigers.