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The Sun's Arizin: 2 more weeks until Villanova Basketball!

Hoops Mania was fun, and now we wait.

Happy Monday, 'Nova Nation! IIn case you missed it, Hoops Mania was pretty awesome. The Pavilion was packed with elite recruitsDonte DiVincenzo threw down an insane jam to win the dunk contest, and Big Sean capped off the night with an electrifying performance.

Now that it's gone, we're just under 2 weeks away from real live Villanova Wildcats basketball. That actually feels cruel, but we'll get there!

And now, the "news."

Another Electric Hoops Mania Rocks the Pavilion |
Hoops Mania 2015 included a host of highlights, including a Dunk contest win by freshman Donte DiVincenzo and a scrimmage-winning 3-pointer by senior Henry Lowe.

Villanova-Bound Omari Spellman, Notre Dame Pledge T.J. Gibbs Win MVPs at Sharette Dixon Classic |
Some nice quotes in here from Spellman, who is just trying to get back in shape after a nasty ankle injury ruined his summer.

Jay does it Wright | The Villanovan
Jay Wright, the men’s basketball coach, took time out of his busy schedule (in an airport) to discuss all things Villanova basketball with The Villanovan.

Don Cherry ready for the next level in football and life | American Sports Network
"A potential starter you can draft on day three out of a program that isn’t short on NFL alums," according to ESPN’s Mel Kiper.'

Wildcats Come From Behind in Five Set Win Over DePaul |
The Volleyball team is now 19-4 on the season. We may need to start paying more attention.

Some Students Against Transitioning Public Safety Officers Into Armed Police Force | CBS Philly
On the campus at Villanova University, not all students are comforted by the decision to transition the existing Public Safety Department into an armed University Police Force.

Villanova students protest plan to arm police | The Morning Call
The move to give campus officers guns violates Catholic precepts, said the Rev. Allan Fitzgerald, director of the Augustinian Institute and a member of the theology department. "Rather than offer the principles of the NRA — more guns, less violence — we need to affirm the Catholic principles of peace and justice," he said. Fitzgerald called the decision-making process "rigged," with the conclusions of a two-year task force that studied the issue kept secret.

Gregg Popovich Named 2017-20 USA National Team Head Coach | USA Basketball
The future leadership for the USA Basketball Men’s National Team was disclosed at a press conference in San Antonio, Texas.

Rick Pitino is skipping ACC media day, but Louisville is still sending 2 players |
Trey Lewis and Damion Lee will represent Louisville at media day, but Rick Pitino won't be there. Way to show some spine, Rick.