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The Sun's Arizin: Villanova Wildcats news and links for August 25, 2014

Daily links, today featuring #BeatCuse, Allan Ray's Italian move, and how recruiting will change.

Happy Monday, 'Nova Nation! It's officially #BeatCuse week, so I'll just leave you with this for now, and encourage you to join me on Twitter all week harassing the Orange.

And now, the "news."

Scott Shafer: 'We're going to have our hands full' with 'Nova | Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician
Run and hide Scott. Run and hide.

The recruiting decisions that will alter the landscape of college basketball |
These dominoes will decide where the best college basketball recruits choose to go to school.

Syracuse offensive lineman Nick Robinson's foot injury will sideline him against Villanova |
Syracuse right guard Nick Robinson will not play in Friday night's season opener against Villanova, head coach Scott Shafer said this morning.

Women's Soccer Falls in Season Opener 2-1 to Drexel | Villanova University Official Athletic Site
Villanova began a late-game comeback when senior Victoria Gersh (Silver Spring, Md.) connected on a penalty kick, but it wouldn't be enough to overcome a two-goal deficit as the Wildcats fell in the 2014 season opener 2-1 to cross-city rival Drexel on Friday afternoon.

Allan Ray: From the Brox to Virtus | BOblog
For all of our Italian readers...or just hit Google translate.

Makeover of Butler’s Hinkle Fieldhouse nearing completion | CollegeBasketballTalk
Upon completion, Hinkle Fieldhouse will have a brand new look while preserving the building's storied past.

UCF has the depth and talent to stand atop the Group of Five again. | : Matt Brown Article
The power balance among conferences in college football has never been clearer, but that doesn't mean the best of the less powerful Group of Five can't compete on the national level. Here are 20 things to know about the Group of Five.

21 terrifying old college mascots |
Your school might have a friendly looking mascot today, but it probably used to be a terrifying murder demon.