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The Sun's Arizin: Villanova Wildcats news and links for August 15, 2014

Daily links, today featuring Jenkins' sophomore impact, Butler's new scoreboard, and ruining fantasy drafts.

TGIF, 'Nova Nation! We are officially two weeks after from the season opener at Syracuse. And even if you're not a 'Nova football supporter, we're two weeks away from football. And if you're not a football fan, I'm sorry.

And now, the "news."

Eight rising Big East sophomores who could make a big impact |
Kris Jenkins makes the list, as Matt Giles cites him as the three-point sniper that Jay Wright has been looking for since Corey Stokes left.

Football Preview Part 2: Villanova Defense and Kicking Game | Villanova University Official Athletic Site
In the second of a two-part season preview the Villanova football defense and kicking game is profiled. The team opened preseason camp last week and will kick off the 2014 season on August 29 at Syracuse. The first part of the season preview, featuring the Wildcats offense, ran earlier this week.

2016 F Hasahn French picking up Villanova interest |
He's also being compared to JayVaughn Pinkston. I think we'd take another one of those.

Butler raises scoreboard at Hinkle Fieldhouse | Big East Coast Bias
We told you the other day that the scoreboard had been completed as part of the ongoing Hinkle Fieldhouse renovations. Well, here it is hanging high above the court. Thoughts on the new look?

How to ruin a fantasy mock draft |
Ruining mock drafts is pretty much definitely an art form. And as with all forms of art, if you reference an online guide, it’s actually really simple to pick up and become incredibly skillful. So here's your online guide.