Happy Thursday, 'Nova Nation! I should wake up this morning basking in the glory of Jalen Brunson's commitment, and I surely will do that some more, but with it being the 13th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, I find myself thinking of that horrible day, and how far we've come as a nation since.
I'll never forget that morning - I was sitting in high school homeroom when the PA went on and there was a 'gaping hole in one of the towers.' #NeverForget
And now, the "news."
Podcast of Basketball Love: Brian talks Brunson | City of Basketball Love
Love that podcast name - Josh Verlin should talk like the Ladies Man on it though. In any case, Brian joined Josh and Jeff and talked about the impact of Jalen Brunson's commitment.
The best games of the Big East | Sporting News
Hint: Villanova is good, and everyone will be trying to take them down a notch.
Former Villanova coach shaped Union's no-nonsense style | Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia
Long before he coached the Philadelphia Union, Jim Curtin was a cocky and disgruntled defender for Villanova University with his mind set on transferring.
Teams most likely to succeed over next three seasons | ESPN ($)
Which college basketball programs are best set up for future success? Our panel of experts -- Andy Katz, Jeff Goodman, John Gasaway, Paul Biancardi, Jay Bilas and Eamonn Brennan -- ranks the top 25 for the next three seasons.
GEORGETOWN Alumn Greg Monroe peed himself while getting booked for DWI | SBNation.com
There are a lot of reasons not to drive drunk. Here's a new one: Everyone in the world might find out that you peed yourself.
New Jersey drops ban in sports betting | ProFootballTalk
Given the league's recent experiences in New Jersey, it may want to move the Jets and Giants back across the river. Apart from Atlantic City being the epicenter of one of the biggest scandals with which the NFL has ever dealt, Governor Chris Christie has lifted the state's ban on sports betting .
Report: Oregon’s delayed expulsion of accused athletes protected APR score | CollegeBasketballTalk
Oregon's handling of this case gets more convoluted.
Philly Bar Owner Goes All-In, Rips LeSean McCoy On Facebook For Crappy Tip
The owner of the bar where LeSean McCoy left a 20 cent tip has turned it up a notch, more or less calling McCoy a crappy human being.
The 15 most important announcements from the Apple Watch, iPhone 6 event | The Verge
SO NOT Villanova or Sports related... A big iPhone, mobile payments, and a smartwatch -- Apple has finally delivered on three of its most longstanding promises about the future of its mobile business.