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The Sun's Arizin: Villanova Wildcats news and links for September 22, 2014

Daily Villanova links.

Happy Monday, 'Nova Nation! I'm back above water so we're going to play a little catch-up today after a weekend in which Brian was an all-star with no support. 'Winners & Sinners' will be out mid-morning to close up our James Madison coverage, and then we'll shift focus to Penn, who the 'Cats take on at historic Franklin Field on Saturday at 3pm ET.

And now, the "news."

The First 68: 30 days until Midnight Madness |
We're almost there, folks. We are almost there.

Cherry is on the attack for Villanova | DelcoTimes
Every year, Villanova defensive coordinator Billy Crocker asked the players to come up with a word or saying that will serve as the motto for that season. After much thought, the Wildcats agreed on “Blitzkrieg” as their axiom for 2014.

Umar's Journey Has Taken Him From Ghana to Success at Villanova | Villanova University Official Athletic Site
Oscar Umar's soccer dream delivered him to Villanova in 2011 and he has been a difference maker for the Wildcats ever since. But there is unfinished business ahead for the senior, beginning with Saturday's home match against Monmouth.

I-Team: UMass Football’s Move To FBS Comes At High Cost | CBS Boston
The state's flagship university is now playing at the NCAA's highest level. The I-Team finds it's coming at a high cost, and not everybody is cheering.

Napping Reveille Saved From SMU WR By Cadet's Key Block
When Villanova eventually brings back Count Villan (join the movement, people!), lets hope that the ROTC kids will be as dedicated to their escort duties.

Julie Hermann Directed Staff to Reach Out and Touch Rutgers Donors, “But Not in a Jerry Sandusky-Type Way” | The Big Lead
Good advice to remember when fundraising.

New FSU starting QB's parents gave their Clemson-FSU tickets away |
They didn't think their son would play.