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The Sun's Arizin: Villanova Wildcats news and links for September 4, 2014

Daily Villanova links.

Happy Jalen Brunson Official Visit Day, 'Nova Nation! As news breaks that Chris Silva and Villanova are parting ways, the importance of Jalen Brunson's impending visit has increased enormously. No reason yet as to why things have cooled off between Silva & 'Nova after months of speculation that he was bound for the Main Line, but here's hoping it means that other good news is on the way.

And now, the "news."

FCS Game of the Week: Fordham at Villanova | The Sports Network
What to Know: The scenario is similar to last season, with Fordham coming off a season-opening 50-plus-point showing and looking to improve to 2-0, and Villanova trying to avoid 0-2. Fordham's upset a year ago was their first win over the Wildcats since 1920 and showed their program had arrived under coach Joe Moorhead.

Villanova Readies For Fordham After Heartbreak In Syracuse | CBS Philly
Villanova head coach Andy Talley talks about his team's opening loss and looks ahead to Saturday's game vs. Fordham.

Funeral Arrangements Set for Legendary Wildcats Coach Jack Kraft - Villanova University Official Athletic Site
Funeral arrangements for legendary Villanova men's basketball coach Jack Kraft are now in place. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, Sept. 4, in Avalon, N.J. at 11 a.m. Friends may call beginning at 11 a.m.

Patrick Tiernan ranked 6th best runner in America | LetsRun.com
Tiernan excelled in his first cross country season in 2013, winning the Big East and Mid-Atlantic Regional titles. He was 9th at NCAAs and had a fine track season, running well at NCAAs indoors and out. At age 19, still has plenty of room for improvement, so look for him to make a leap in 2014.

Why Syracuse football didn't score on 5 overtime goal-line runs inside the 3-yard line (film review) | syracuse.com
Let's take a look at each of those five plays and specifically how they broke down.

Syracuse Football: Breaking Down Offensive Play-Calling vs. Villanova - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician
They did this, just so you can remember Friday's game one more time.

Villanova Law Professor Granted FBI Investigation Files | CBS Philly
Actor George Hamilton and President Johnson’s daughter Lynda were an item in 1966, and the FBI looked for dirt on Lynda’s suitor. That doesn’t interest the plaintiff in the case, Professor Tuan Samahon, as much as whether that off-the-books probe might have turned up dirt on Supreme Court Justice Abe Fortas instead.

Calipari 16th-biggest Sleazebag In Sports | GQ
Former University of Memphis and current Kentucky coach John Calipari is the 16th-biggest sleazebag in all of sports, according to this month's issue of GQ. The criteria isn't quite clear, but the magazine refers to a Sleaze