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The Sun's Arizin: Villanova Wildcats news and links for August 6, 2014

Daily links, today featuring Radnor's latest vote, preseason tournament bracket reveals, and the Spurs at the forefront of change.

Huuuuumppp Daaaaaaaay! Keep an eye out around 10:30am ET (or maybe a tad earlier) this morning as we'll find out who Villanova is scheduled to play in the Legends Classic. The early reports suggested that it will be Michigan, but all that did was validate the age old theory - never trust a Michigan man.

And now, the "news."

Radnor Planners rebuff Villanova University plan for new buildings
In a surprise move, the Radnor Township Planning Commission voted 6-1 to recommend against approval of the conditional use plan submitted by Villanova University to build a new dormitory, performance hall, parking garage and retail space on the south side of Lancaster Avenue. The commission voted not to recommend the plan unless a number of conditions were met.

Providence heads to Italy with Kris Dunn still not cleared to play |
The key to Providence's season could be the health of Kris Dunn -- but the talented point guard is still not cleared for full contact.

Bracket reveal: Battle 4 Atlantis - College Basketball Nation Blog - ESPN
When and where: Nov. 26-28 at Imperial Arena in Paradise Island, Bahamas Teams involved: Wisconsin, North Carolina, Florida, Oklahoma, UCLA, Georgetown, UAB, Butler

Bracket reveal: Diamond Head Classic - College Basketball Nation Blog - ESPN
When and where: Dec. 22, 23 and 25 at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu Teams involved: Colorado, DePaul, George Washington, Hawaii, Loyola Marymount, Nebraska, Ohio, Wichita State

Bracket reveal: Gildan Charleston Classic - College Basketball Nation Blog - ESPN
When and where: Nov. 20-21 and 23 at the TD Arena in Charleston, South Carolina. Teams involved: South Carolina, Cornell, Charlotte, Southern California, Akron, Drexel, Miami and Penn State.

Bracket reveal: Orlando Classic - College Basketball Nation Blog - ESPN
When and where: Nov. 27, 28 and 30 at the HP Field House in Orlando, Florida Teams involved: No. 10 Kansas, No. 18 Michigan State, Marquette, Rider, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Santa Clara, Georgia Tech

Bracket reveal: Puerto Rico Tip-Off - College Basketball Nation Blog - ESPN
When and where: Nov. 20-21, Nov. 23, San Juan, Puerto Rico Teams involved: Connecticut, West Virginia, Dayton, Texas A&M, Boston College, George Mason, New Mexico, College of Charleston

Bracket reveal: MGM Grand Showcase - College Basketball Nation Blog - ESPN
When and where: Dec. 20 at MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas Teams involved: Utah, UNLV, Oklahoma, Washington

Bracket reveal: MGM Grand Main Event - College Basketball Nation Blog - ESPN
When and where: Nov. 24 and 26 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Teams involved: UW-Milwaukee, Oral Roberts, Louisiana-Lafayette and a fourth team to be named in the middleweight bracket; Auburn, Oregon State, Tulsa and Oklahoma State in the heavyweight bracket.

Bracket reveal: Wooden Legacy | ESPN
When and where: Nov. 27-28, Nov. 30, Anaheim, California. Teams involved: Washington, Princeton, San Diego, Western Michigan, UTEP, Long Beach State, San Jose State , Xavier

Spurs Hire Becky Hammon As NBA's First Female Assistant Coach
The San Antonio Spurs announced today they're hiring WNBA star Becky Hammon as an assistant coach, and she will join the team once she finishes her current season with the San Antonio Stars. Villanova has a female Director of Basketball Operations already -- will a female assistant ever happen in the college ranks?

Radnor history professor recounts largest civilian air disaster of WWII — NewsWorks
Seventy years ago this month the worst civilian air disaster of World War II was sustained by Allied forces and it s the topic of the new book The Freckleton England Air Disaster The B 24 Crash that

This map shows the NFL's evolution in 2 minutes |
You only need to watch this video to see how the NFL has changed over the last 64 years.