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The Sun's Arizin: Villanova Wildcats news and links for January 20, 2015

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A not so happy Tuesday, 'Nova Nation (Tuesdays are the worst). That...wasn't pretty last night. I'm not sure what to say. In the long run, it's not really that big of a deal but it is troubling to see the entire team come out and play that poorly for the second straight game.

To me, it wasn't that they looked unprepared so much as unfocused. Every player was making careless mistakes and looked like they had a complete lack of intensity.

With just two games in the next couple of weeks, it should give Jay Wright plenty of time to regroup.

And now, the "news."

No hard feelings between SMU's Kennedy, Villanova | Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia
"We laughed and we reminisced about some stuff. He said he was proud of me and how mature I’ve become and how much I’ve grown as a player and as a man," Kennedy said. "I thanked him. I thanked him for the year I had under him. He taught me a lot. I still do some of the stuff that we worked on when I was at ‘Nova."

Tim Delaney displays toughness every step of the way at Blair Academy |
Hip surgery in the spring? That doesn't sound good for his freshman year prospects.

Omari Spellman updates his recruitment |
Omari Spellman, the No. 18 prospect in the class of 2016, said he enjoyed his visits to Ohio State and Villanova and that two stand out to him right now.

NCAA increases value of scholarships in historic vote
In landmark action for major-college sports, schools and athlete representatives from the NCAA's five wealthiest conferences on Saturday voted 79-1 to to expand what Division I schools can provide under an athletic scholarship.

Penn State basketball has enough problems without bumbling management of Jordan Center |
Yet again, the intractability and basic negligence of the people running the Jordan Center and a well-meant but misguided attempt at marketing has created a Penn State basketball embarrassment.

Penn State AD Says "409" Stickers Were "Inappropriate and Insensitive"
Friday's announcement that the NCAA would restore Joe Paterno's 409 wins, stripped in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal, led to jubilation in State College. That included shows of support from other athletes: Penn State's men's hockey team wore stickers reading "409" on their helmets for that night's game. The school's recently hired athletic director says they shouldn't have done that.

High Schoolers Want to Date NBA WAGs, Ask Them to Prom On Twitter | The Big Lead
Twenty years ago all you could do was shout in their general direction.

Five-year-old Plymouth boy gets a bill for missing school friend's birthday party | Plymouth Herald
A FIVE-year-old boy has been handed an invoice – for missing his friend's birthday party.