Chris is still out hitting golf balls or sucking up to his future in-laws today, so please excuse me for filling in on your daily link-parade. I think we've got a pretty good slate of reads for today, anyway. If you can't tell, football season is really just around the corner.
And now, the "news":
Move-in day at Villanova in Wednesday | Philly.com
Move-in day is Wednesday at Villanova University, when about 1,600 new freshmen in the Class of 2018 will arrive for the start of the fall semester.
Villanova's offensive line still unsettled | Philly.com
Wildcats coach Andy Talley still trying to find the right personnel to fill out his offensive line.
'Nova defense has a Burlco flavor | Burlington County Times
Reggie Paris, Jordan Hunter and Dillon Lucas are all enthralled with senses of determination and anxiety as they enter the final days of preseason camp before they and their Villanova University football teammates open the regular season at Syracuse.
South Jersey talent infuses Villanova football team | pressofAtlanticCity.com: Sports
Nico D'Angelo stood on the Villanova Stadium sidelines Monday, watching his fellow offensive linemen participating in group and team drills.
Villanova QB Robertson grounded amid lofty expectations | Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia
John Robertson has set school records, racked up national awards and heads into his junior season at Villanova as undoubtedly one of the premier players in the Football Championship Subdivision.
Receiver Poppy Livers is Villanova's small wonder | Philadelphia Inquirer
Poppy Livers, a Villanova cocaptain and the team's leading returning receiver, has the same conversation almost every day with 'Nova receivers coach Brian Flinn.
Maryland announces life-time scholarship guarantee for student-athletes | Testudo Times
Following on the heels of UNC, Athletes in all sports will receive multi-year scholarship commitments and will be able to return to school on scholarship at any time to complete their degree at the University of Maryland.
The Expectations for Ed Cooley - Big East Coast Bias
Ed Cooley's three-year plan has worked well so far in Rhode Island. What are the expectations for Providence's head coach in the future?
Every new college football uniform for 2014 | Land-Grant Holy Land
A conference-by-conference look at the many uniform changes prior to the 2014 college football season.
Make-A-Wish donations nearing $2,500! | CougCenter
SB Nation's Washington State site, Coug Center, is doing good community stuff. REALLY GOOD COMMUNITY STUFF. Their next goal: Doubling that to $5,000 by the end of this week. Read about our progress and see how you can help us fully fund one incredible wish for a child facing a life-threatening illness.
This chart will help you answer 'Is it a sport?' | SBNation.com
Sorry Poker fans, most people say "not a sport."
Also... Did this guy win the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge?