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The Sun's Arizin: The NCAA scores a big decision in the amateurism lawsuit

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Somewhat surprising, but something that helps Villanova.

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Happy Thursday, 'Nova Nation! Yesterday, the NCAA scored a major victory in the courts. Their fight to protect the concept of amateurism was upheld by a panel of judges, meaning that college athletes won't be paid (though cost of attendance will move forward).

News? Yes. A surprise? Mildly.

And now, the "news."

Ed O'Bannon case: 9th circuit rules NCAA model violates antitrust law but rejects Wilken's solution | College Hotline
Long story short, the NCAA scored a major victory.

Raptors Guard Kyle Lowry Selling Villanova Home | Realtor.com
No Kyle don't go!

Wildcats should remain optimistic following loss to Penn | The Villanovan
The football team will not take the field again until Oct.

Second Villanova player donating bone marrow this season | Philly.com
Senior wide receiver Jacob Gribb's bone marrow will be used for a man in his early 30s who has leukemia.

Gribb is Villanova’s latest life saver | delcotimes.com
Jacob Gribb did not get to meet Pope Francis when the pontiff was in town over the weekend for the World Meeting of Families. However, his life, and possibly the life of another, was affected by the Papal visit.

Big East Commissioner Val Ackerman takes Fall 2015 academic position at UMass? | UMass Amherst
Val Ackerman, commissioner of the Big East Conference and founding president of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA), will serve as Fall Executive-in-Residence of the Mark H. McCormack Department of Sport Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst Isenberg School of Management.

Texas basketball freshman is 6'3, can touch the top of the FRIGGIN BACKBOARD | SBNation.com
Ummm... WOW.

Jared Dudley Says Adam Morrison Smelled So Bad that "He Should Be Ashamed of Himself" | The Big Lead
Gross.