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The Sun's Arizin: Villanova Wildcats news and links for August 28, 2014

Daily Villanova links.

Happy Thursday, 'Nova Nation! College football officially kicked off last night with former conference foe Georgia State taking on Albilene Christian at the Georgia Dome, which was 18% full. Maybe stadium issues aren't that big of a deal to move up to FBS.

Anyhow, I thought I'd take you on a trip down memory lane to the last time we played Georgia State before the moved up. Tell me your Villanova Wildcats can't compete at the FBS level!

And now, the "news."

Will Sheridan reconnects with basketball and competition at the Gay Games | Outsports
Gay former Villanova basketball star Will Sheridan found competition and basketball again at the Gay Games. He writes a guest post for Outsports.

QB John Robertson key to Villanova's hopes
Villanova quarterback John Robertson is the Colonial Athletic Association preseason offensive player of the year. He says such distinctions mean more to his parents than they do to him.

Men's XC ranked #9 in FloTrack's Preseason XC Poll | Villanova Running
Villanova’s three boys from Down Under guarantee that Coach Marcus O’Sullivan can book their flights to Terre Haute, a little earlier than most.

Syracuse has sold more than 35,000 tickets to Friday night's football opener against Villanova |
Syracuse has sold at least 35,000 tickets to its opener against Villanova, putting the Orange ahead of last year's opener against Wagner.

Syracuse Football Roundtable: Previewing Villanova | Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician
The whole TNIAAM football gang gets together to preview the Villanova game.

What the P-S Won't Tell You About: The Villanova Wildcats | Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician
A nonsensical look at the Villanova Wildcats

Picking college football's biggest Week 1 games and eating fried chicken |
Have I ever said that I want Dan Rubenstein's job?