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The Sun's Arizin: Villanova Wildcats news and links for September 19, 2014

Daily Villanova links.

TGIF, 'Nova Nation! I'm going to keep it short and sweet for you today as I'm hosting my sister this weekend in Atlanta and I need to get out of here early. I won't be around for much of the weekend so I leave you in the good hands of Brian for weekend football coverage.

Let's go out there and get a 'W' tomorrow vs. the Dukes!

And now, the "news."

No. 8 Villanova Opens CAA Play Saturday vs. JMU | CBS Philly
The No. 8 Villanova Wildcats will open Colonial Athletic Association play on Saturday as they welcome the James Madison Dukes to the Main Line on Saturday afternoon.

Villanova's Most Intriguing Big East Games | Big East Coast Bias
After winning their first outright conference title in 32 years, Villanova will look to do it again.

JMU football opens CAA play Saturday at Villanova | Augusta Free Press
JMU (2-1) and Villanova (1-1) will both open Colonial Athletic Association football play this weekend with a 12:30 p.m. kickoff at Villanova Stadium.

Traffic Information For Parents' Weekend Events | Villanova University Official Athletic Site
Public Safety is creating a text group for use this weekend. Parents can text "VU EVENT" (without the quote marks) to 411-912 to receive informative up-to-the-minute texts about parking on campus and other important/emergency information.

Syracuse coach on not talking about Villanova: ‘Can we shake on it?’ | The Daily Orange
"But let’s not talk about Villanova ever again," Shafer said in the middle of his weekly press conference. "I know I brought it up first but let’s all agree to never talk about Villanova again.

The Philadelphia Eagles' Secret Coaches: Professors | WSJ
The Philadelphia Eagles are rolling because of a speedy offense, a smart coach in Chip Kelly—and a secret network of college professors from across the country. Of course.

Breaking Madden: De'Anthony Thomas, return man-god |
Chiefs rookie De'Anthony Thomas is on track to make his NFL debut Sunday. Breaking Madden celebrates his arrival.