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The Sun's Arizin: Villanova Wildcats news and links for September 26, 2014

Daily Villanova links.

TGIF, 'Nova Nation! As I write to you, I'm sitting down about to watch the New York Football Giants take on the Redskins. I honestly have no idea what to expect. On the one hand, the Giants looked great last week. But so did Kirk Cousins. And both franchises are prone to completely laying an egg on national TV. I could be sitting down to a 10-6 rock fight.

So, please use this post to either make fun of me in the morning or celebrate with me.

And now, the "news."

Villanova leads list of nation's best 3-point shooting teams | ESPN ($)
John Gasaway breaks down the most dangerous 3-point shooting teams in the nation. He leads with Villanova, who took 43.5 percent of its shots from beyond the arc last season.

Why top college basketball recruits sign late |
The higher the ranking, the more power a player has.

Why Villanova will beat Penn | The Daily Pennsylvanian
A beautiful essay by our very own Brian Ewart.

Time for Penn football to do some "heavy lifting" vs. Villanova | The Daily Pennsylvanian
There’s a certain mantra that’s been circulating around Penn football this week. It’s been uttered at every practice and pasted on every sheet of paper at every meeting.

Villanova Readying For Local Showdown With Penn | CBS Philly
Andy Talley talks about this weekend's local matchup against Penn at Franklin Field.

10 Non-FBS Schools Projected to Beat FBS Teams
Predictably, 'Nova made the list.

Sports betting icon Billy Walters sells his Rancho Santa Fe estate |
Sports betting icon Billy Walters sold his 9-acre Rancho Santa Fe estate earlier this month at auction for $13 million, one of the highest prices secured for a home this year.

Why do fans ignore women’s pro sports? | The Boston Globe
The best female athletes in Boston and beyond usually play to empty stadiums with little pay and little praise. Their leagues could be as successful as men’s — but it won’t be easy.

#Longform on Eagles' head coach Chip Kelly |
When Chip Kelly arrived in Philadelphia last year, little was known about the enigmatic coach from Oregon. Over a year and a half later, he remains a mystery to most - aside from his fast-paced offense.