Happy Monday, 'Nova Nation! I don't know if you know this, but I have a lot of help crowd sourcing the daily links. Really, I'm just the guy who types it all in every day. And for that I'm grateful. However, I've come to realize that the other writers have guessed (correctly, I might add) that I don't always read the commetary for their links that they're clipping for this post.
And that's how you end up with what has transpired below. Was it Mike? Brian? Saccoman? Hard to tell, but someone I've given off the image as described in the last link.
And now, the "news."
Illinois will face Villanova on December 9th | Pantagraph.com
The Illini face Villanova in the Jimmy V Classic on Dec. 9 at Madison Square Garden (6 p.m., ESPN)
Radnor police release sketch of suspect in Villanova basketball court strong-arm robbery | Main Line Media News
Radnor police are investigating a reported strong-armed robbery and related thefts of cell phones and wallets while a group of people were playing basketball Sunday evening in Villanova.
Hopewell Valley linebacker Drew Wiley visited Villanova this weekend | NJ.com
He's a linebacker as far as Villanova is concerned, but Drew Wiley also plays fullback, tight end and slot receiver at Hopewell Valley in New Jersey. Villanova and Delaware are his top-two schools at the moment (though Delaware wants him as a fullback).
Stanford's Shaw offers strong words of caution on possible NCAA changes | FOX Sports
Stanford's football coach had some strong views on what he called a misguided stance many have taken in a climate desperate for NCAA overhaul. He makes some good points in the piece, arguing for the maintenance of the current student-athlete model.
Jays find their bearings after year one in Big East | Omaha.com
Creighton Athletic Director Bruce Rasmussen is "encouraged" by the Big East after initial uncertainty.
Kareem: Bless this union? Yes, for the athletes' sake | LosAngelesRegister.com
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar wrote a column in support of college athletes unionizing in an attempt to get more benefits.
William & Mary paints it black | Instagram
The Tribe painted the entire ceiling of Kaplan Arena black. It looks pretty interesting, right?
Lonely Steven Adams. Womp womp. | Cardiac Hill
The former Pitt center has crappy Twitter followers and apparently no friends...
Iowa State’s Georges Niang provides visual evidence of his weight loss (PHOTO) | CollegeBasketballTalk
Iowa State's Georges Niang used to look like you do with your shirt off. Now he doesn't.
Services link college roommates, divide officials | The Boston Globe
More college freshmen are choosing their roommates, a practice that has some college administrators concerned. Services like RoomSurf.com are online dating for college roommates.
10 Bar Bets You'll Always Win | Digg
Add some pastel shorts and an American Flag pinnie and this link would BE Chris Lane.
Editor's Note: Wait, what?