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The Sun's Arizin: Villanova Wildcats news and links for September 2, 2014

Daily Villanova links.

Happy Tuesday, 'Nova Nation! Apologies, but I needed to take yesterday off from The Sun's Arizin (it was Labor Day after all), so I hope you can forgive me. We have another great week of football content lined up as the gridiron 'Cats get set to host Fordham in a Top-10 home opener on Saturday, but it's hoops that has me excited this week.

Jalen Brunson, the best point guard in the country, starts his official visit to the Main Line on Thursday. We're going to be all-Brunson all-week here and we'll get in to why it's so vital that he pulls the trigger this weekend before he heads home.

And now, the "news."

Reggie Redding to replace Kevin Durant as Under Armour's iconic basketball athlete | Twitter

Kris Jenkins will be outside shooter Villanova needs |
Expect Kris Jenkins to be the outside shooter Villanova needs in a rough and tumble Big East.

Arcidiacono must deviate from Wildcats point guards of past years | Big East Coast Bias
In order to have success this season, Ryan Arcidiacono must become the type of point guard seldom seen in the Jay Wright era.

Ex-Villanova players remember Kraft as a kind, gentlemanly coach |
Jack Kraft earned a prominent place in the Villanova basketball record books, leading the Wildcats into the 1971 NCAA championship game and compiling the highest winning percentage of any men's basketball coach in the university's history.

Jay Wright's Road to Springfield | Big East Coast Bias
Halfway to 800 wins, we look at the Villanova head coach's Hall of Fame potential.

Junior Lauren Carpenter Named MVP of JMU Classic | Villanova University Official Athletic Site
The Villanova volleyball team improved to 3-0 to close out their opening weekend at the JMU Classic in Harrisonburg, Va. In three close and exciting matches, the Wildcats outscored the Dukes 25-23, 25-18 and 27-25, making it the hardest fought match of the weekend.

Football days long forgotten for Cubs’ Matt Szczur | Chicago Sun-Times
Matt Szczur pays enough attention to know that Villanova opened the football season Friday at Syracuse. He even sent out a good-luck tweet Thursday. But that’s as far as the Cubs rookie outfielder — a two-position football All-American and national champion — takes it.