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

Daily 'Nova links, today featuring Kittles' HOF bid, Robertson's big year ahead, and the death of playground basketball.

(Somebody forgot to hit schedule for publish last night. Whoops!)

And now, the "news."

Kittles to be Inducted into Greater New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame | Villanova University Official Athletic Site
Kerry Kittles, whose 2,243 career points remain the most in program history, will be inducted into the Greater New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame next month.

Looks can be deceiving with Villanova’s Robertson |
Dressed in a blue golf shirt and khaki pants, his hair neatly combed, the preseason Offensive Player of the Year in the Colonial Athletic Association looked more like a summer intern than one of the premier players in the Football Champion

Stumbles in 2013 teaching Villanova to deal with expectations | DelCo Times
"It was very disappointing," Poppy Livers said. "We had the tools, we just weren’t there chemistry-wise. I think this summer, this offseason, we’ve been working toward getting us on that right track to be at the top of the league again."

'Nova QB wins CAA honor [Video] |
Villanova QB John Robertson is the CAA's preseason Offensive Player of the Year. The Inquirer's Marc Narducci reports from media day in Baltimore.

Memphis, Keelon Lawson and college basketball's shadiest loophole |
Memphis hired an assistant coach because his sons are really good at basketball. This happens a lot, and a solution likely isn't coming anytime soon.

Surprise! Hoops trumps football in state of Indiana coach salaries | CollegeFootballTalk
When it comes to the state of Indiana and sports, the first thing that comes to mind is basketball in general and the movie "Hoosiers" specifically.  Not so unexpectedly, the state's universities have put their hoops money where their mouths are.

Playground basketball is dying | ESPN
Once an American staple, hoops on blacktops across the United States has all but faded away.

Michael Jordan listed his nickname as Magic on his UNC recruiting card | Imgur
Magic Jordan? I suppose, but His Airness eventually landed himself a much more original nickname.

June Jones whiffs on spring football idea | Jeff Schultz blog
Back from vacation. First question: When Braves general manager Frank Wren has his performance review at the end of the season, does Liberty Media count Dan Uggla as one mistake or 62 million? Second question: What is June Jones thinking? The former Falcons' coach has an idea.

Who are the most underrated national champs of all-time? | The Backboard Chronicles
"Everyone remembers the champs. From the first NCAA champions in Oregon in 1939 to last year's UConn team, hoopheads can tell you who won. Problem is, some are more remembered than others in history." I guess everyone remembers 1985, but you can hardly claim the 'Cats weren't underrated back then.