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The Sun's Arizin: Villanova Wildcats news and links for August 13, 2014

Daily links, today featuring alums winning the Rumph Classic, leveling the playing field, and the return of high-level soccer.

Huuuuuuuuuump Daaaaaaaaaaay! If you weren't around yesterday, we kicked our our Villanova football season preview by reviewing the revamped offensive line that will lead the offensive attack. The rest of the week will be spent covering the remaining offensive units (wide receivers/tight ends, running backs, and quarterbacks) before we dive in to special teams next week.

And then, it's gameweek. A trip to Syracuse awaits on August 29th, and we'll spend the entire week giving you wall-to-wall coverage of the opening game of the season.

And now, the "news."

‘Nova alums lead Skeem Team to Rumph Classic title | City of Basketball Love
Scottie Reynolds has some experience hitting big shots in his Philadelphia basketball career. While tonight’s Rumph Classic championship game was certainly a much smaller stage than his buzzer-beater against Pittsburgh in the 2009 Elite Eight, Reynolds still lived up to his clutch reputation, hitting a number of big threes to lead Skeem Team to a win over JT Ballas.

CBS Sports Radio 610 to Carry Football Games and Andy Talley Radio Show This Season | Villanova University Official Athletic Site
This season Villanova football fans can once again follow the team all season long on CBS Sports Radio 610. The station will broadcast all 12 of the Wildcats games as well as the Talking Villanova Football with Head Coach Andy Talley radio show. The show will be held weekly on Tuesday nights during the season at JD McGillicuddy's in Wayne, Pa.

Big East Will Be Recruiting on a Level Field With the Power Five | Banners On The Parkway
When the Power Five gained a level of autonomy from the NCAA, the big question was whether or not the Big East would follow. Now we seem to have our answer.

Cumberland Valley's Steven Peters makes verbal commitment to Villanova |
Peters, a rising sophomore attack, continued his ascent with a solid summer on the club scene with Rock Lacrosse Baltimore. In fact, it was such a good summer for Peters that he's already made a verbal declaration to continue his lacrosse career at Villanova University.

The five biggest surprises from the college hoops hate map | Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: A few things stood out from a Reddit survey designed to reveal the most hated team in every state.

Louisville lands recruit over Providence, proves college hoops hierarchy exists | CollegeBasketballTalk
Donovan Mitchell didn't need the changes that Power 5 autonomy would provide to pick Louisville over Providence & Villanova.

Alex Owens to Providence |
"I’ve chosen to attend Providence University for College Basketball..."

Indiana loses to Ottawa on their foreign trip to Canada | CollegeBasketballTalk
Ottawa isn't even the best team in Canada. The team Indiana plays next is.

Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy acknowledges potential Skal Labissiere package deal | CollegeBasketballTalk
Labissiere's recruitment is the most interesting in the Class of 2015. How can he comment on an unsigned recruit?

1903 college football hype videos are the new hotness -
Hype videos filmed by Thomas Edison might be the best hype videos.

Clint Dempsey trades Sounders jersey to little fan for popcorn |
Awww! Win-win.

SB Nation's 2014 Premier League Preview
It's so beautiful...any of you who decide to become Tottenham Hotspur fans like me just understand that you are signing up for a season in hell most years.