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The Sun's Arizin: Villanova Wildcats news and links for September 25, 2014

Daily Villanova links.

Happy Thursday, 'Nova Nation! Apologies for the late start this morning, airplane wifi just ain't what they say it is and I thought I had scheduled this for publish and it turns out I hadn't even saved a draft.

I also wanted to call your attention to the Penn game notes for Saturday's contest, in which I learned that the last time Penn beat Villanova. Bagnoli and Talley had not accumulated any career victories. I personally would have gone with neither coach had been born yet.

Jay Wright tops the rankings for Big East coaches |
He's got the program back where it belongs and it doesn't look like things are slowing down.

Villanova, Penn Preparing for Clash |
Head coach Al Bagnoli will lead Penn into a matchup with Villanova for the last time in his career on Saturday. The Inquirer's Marc Narducci reports from Franklin Field.

Penn Readies For Tough Match-Up With #5 Villanova | CBS Philly
John Robertson is clearly haunting Al Bagnoli's dreams.

Judge grants joint request to expedite O’Bannon v. NCAA appeal process | CollegeBasketballTalk
Both sides would like a final verdict before August 1, 2015, the day in which the changes are due to be enacted.

America's Worst Stadiums To Watch FBS College Football | Thrillist
Villanova, meanwhile, would consider any of these stadiums a major improvement.

This is the new worst miss ever |
Terrible misses, you have a new king. His name is Philipp Hoffman.

RHAM coach & former UConn hooper to pursue curling competition | Journal Inquirer
Former University of Connecticut basketball player and RHAM coach Steve Emt presented his plans Monday to the Region 8 Board of Education, and started to get choked up. He requested that some of his 130 accumulated sick days be converted to personal days, outlined his plans for the next six months to join the U.S.A Paralympic curling team, training and competing in Korea, Scotland, and Finland.