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The Sun's Arizin: Villanova Wildcats news and links for August 21, 2014

Daily links, today featuring Radnor in a deadlock, Dante on the offensive, and Talley wins an award.

SB Nation 2014 College Football Guide

Happy Thursday, 'Nova Nation! I'm back in action after my trip to the Pacific Northwest. Nature is pretty awesome, and it's something most of us east coasters don't get enough of. Plus, the hippies on the side of the road begging for gas on my 4-hour drive down the Oregon coast were pretty awesome.

8 days until football!

And now, the "news."

Talley Earns Rod Carew Leadership Award | Villanova University Official Athletic Site
Villanova University head football coach Andy Talley will be honored by Be The Match National Marrow Donor Program and earn the 2014 Rod Carew Leadership Award. Talley will receive the award at the Be The Match Gala in Minneapolis, Minn., on Friday, Sept. 12.

Charges dropped against Dante Cunningham, he plans to sue accuser | CBS Sports
Joel Bell, Cunningham's agent, told the Associated Press that the free agent forward plans to sue the accuser in a civil case to fully clear his name and "show people it's wrong to abuse an already overworked legal system."

Radnor Board of Commissioners deadlocks on Ethics Board issue | Main Line Media News
After some rather testy exchanges, the Radnor Board of Commissioners deadlocked 3-3 Monday on whether to require the township Ethics Board to submit its findings to the BOC.

2014 CAA Football Preview | The Sports Network
"The CAA poll serves to highlight teams and motivate players, but selecting it is a difficult exercise because there are too many good CAA teams for one to think he or she can get even close to the correct order come late November. "

Syracuse Football locks in on Villanova |
Between now and then, the Orange is busy preparing for the Wildcats. A squad that Head Coach Scott Shafer called "a very good football team" led by an "excellent" head coach in Andy Talley.

Villanova's Livers has come a long way |
Poppy Livers, the grandson of a Wildcat track star, has overcome adversity to become a productive, respected football player.

25 maps that explain college football |
Your atlas on America's greatest, wildest, and most sprawling sport

2014 College Football Guide |
You're not ready for college football season without these 128 massive team guides and six feature stories.

Northern Illinois Debuts New Court | Mid-Major Madness
Following the fad of stained floors Northern Illinois has released an interesting looking new design on their hardwood.

Tulsa faces Title IX lawsuit over sexual assault report | ESPN
The Department of Education is investigating 76 colleges and universities for their handling of Title IX complaints. A lawsuit filed in federal court alleges that the University of Tulsa failed to protect a student from sexual assault.

NFL referee avoided Washington games for 8 years over name controversy |
Former NFL referee Mike Carey revealed he was allowed to avoid Washington games for eight years due to his objections to the team's nickname. He joins a growing list of NFL and media personalities who will refuse to use the name this season.