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The Sun's Arizin: Villanova Wildcats news and links for July 2, 2014

Daily 'Nova links, today featuring Bell's summer league opportunity, Kyle Lowry's future and cardboard cutouts taken too far.

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Huuuuuuuuump Daaaaaaaaaay! And thank God too, because that was heartbreaking to watch yesterday. That will take at least a of couple of days to get over, and more than likely will require an Independence Day overload of bad food for me to properly grieve.

Anybody got any good weekend plans? Help me dream of better days.

And now, the "news."

Villanova’s Bell looking forward to Summer League opportunity | City of Basketball Love
CoBL spoke to James Bell about his opportunity in the Las Vegas summer league with the Charlotte Hornets and what the future holds for the Villanova wing.

Username changes on SB Nation just got a whole lot easier. | Blog Huddle
Extra, extra, read all about it! A one-time option to change your username has now been made available to all users.

Kyle Lowry is the top point guard on the market | The Washington Post
"[T]his free agency period, he’s the top point guard on the market. For years he’s been the league’s secret, glassed over repeatedly—even Landry Fields, a reserve in Toronto, generated a higher salary than the starting Lowry."

One year in, could Butler hold its own in Big East? |
It's been exactly a year since the Butler athletic department draped a Big East banner on the side of Hinkle Fieldhouse... now the IndyStar takes a look at how the Bulldogs stack up against the rest of their new conference. Their AD called the move a 50-year decision, but will it take that long

Conference Realignment Day: ACC A Surprise Winner |
I guess the old Big East wasn't so bad, since the ACC "won" by adding most of it.

The ulterior motives behind four-year scholarships. |
Division I schools are starting to show signs of moving to a four-year scholarship model, but why? Patrick Hruby suggests that the largesse being offered now, is a play to win out in the O'Bannon case and related power-moves by college athletes.

2014 NBA draft: Some players who turned pro early disappointed on draft night | ESPN
For a number of college basketball stars who turned pro early, NBA draft night didn't go as planned. It is probably better to stay in school if you aren't sure you'll be picked up before the bottom-half of round-two.

Philly, Just Get Over Wawa Already | Philadelphia Magazine
Philadelphia Magazine isn't impressed by the city's favorite convenience store.

This Woman Is Living With a Cardboard Cutout of Bradley Cooper and Includes Him in All Family Activities | E! Online
A woman who briefly knew Bradley Cooper at Villanova University (they met during a play) is taking pictures with a cardboard cutout of Bradley Cooper as part of a website she is trying to make into a book and "viral" Instagram feed.

It’s Official: The Boomerang Kids Won’t Leave |
One in five young adults lives with his or her parents. It might be a recessionary blip — or the dawn of a whole new economic age.