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The Sun's Arizin: Villanova Wildcats news and links for July 9, 2014

Daily 'Nova links, today featuring Wayns' comeback, recruits you need to know, and the NFL's legal drama.

Huuuuuuuump Daaaaaaay! You know what this community needs? A verbal commitment. Basketball preferably. Football would be kickass too. Hell, I'd even sign up for finding out that we just secured a new water polo star for the next 4 years.

Just give me something to get through the dog days, Villanova Gods.

And now, the "news."

Maalik Wayns plans bounce back with Wizards at summer league | Comcast SportsNet Washington
The Wizards are in need of another ball-handler behind John Wall after Andre Miller, who is expected to be retained by having his $4.6 million option picked up. Miller, 38, won't be around much longer and Wayns, who also has played for the Philadelphia 76ers and in the D-League, wants to find a more permanent home.

Seven programs with the most on the line during July’s live period | CollegeBasketballTalk
This month is important for every program, but these seven teams (plus five more!) have more on the line than the rest.

The 25 college basketball recruits you need to know |
Thon Maker, Jaylen Brown and Josh Jackson will be among the biggest names during the July live evaluation period.

Former NBA champion Robert Horry: ‘I hate AAU basketball’ (VIDEO) | CollegeBasketballTalk
Former seven-time NBA champion Robert Horry ripped AAU basketball in a recent discussion stating, "I hate AAU basketball."

Best defensive teams in 2014-15 | ESPN
Defense truly does win games, if not championships, especially in college basketball.

This is what hybrid NBA x NFL team logos would look like |
Someone has mashed up NFL and NBA logos to great effect. Here are some of the best and worst.

NFL Concussion Litigation Resolved: Inside the Settlement With Plaintiff ' s Co-Lead Counsel, Sol Weiss | Moorad Sports L.J.
Jeffrey S. Moorad Center for Sport Law director Andrew Brandt interviewed Sol Weiss, counsel for the Plaintiffs in concussion litigation against the NFL. This is the transcript of that interview.

Washington Redskins free to keep moniker, despite losing trademark registration for name’s "disparagement" of Native Americans | Villanova Law
A Villanova law student writes about the NFL Redskin's trademark battle. Their registration for the team's name and logo was cancelled by the USPTO last month, it won't require them to change the name, but it would make it difficult to enforce rights against infringers.

Not just theology: Catholic seminarians go to summer school to learn management skills - The Washington Post
"How many of you have ever studied a parish budget?" the Rev. David Couturier asked the 11 Catholic priests-in-training seated before him. After a few beats, just one hand went up, tentatively.