Happy Thursday, 'Nova Nation! A couple of East Tennessee State previews will drop this morning, so keep an eye out for that content. The Villanovan put out a nice story today about the always broken Villanova lottery system for students.
You know one way to fix that? BUILD A BIGGER ARENA!
And now, the "news."
Villanova's basketball lottery needs improvements | The Villanovan
Since the start of the 2012 season, there have been 38 men’s basketball games played at Villanova’s Pavilion, and one student has attended all of them. And all of them at the WFC. And select road games. And he missed out on Hoops Mania 2015.
’Nova alumni excelling as executives in 76ers front office | The Villanovan
Chris Heck, the current Chief Revenue Officer of the Philadelphia 76ers, is a perfect example of how "Once a Wildcat, always a Wildcat" applies to everyday life. Heck not only is a Villanova alumnus himself, but he also managed Villanova athletics’ corporate partnerships before working for the National Basketball Association. There is a popular saying around campus that was started by Jay Wright and can be applied to all who are a part of Villanova: "Once a Wildcat, always a Wildcat.
Patrick Tiernan Named Mid-Atlantic Region Athlete of the Year | Villanova.com
Junior Patrick Tiernan (Toowoomba, Australia) was named the Mid-Atlantic Region Athlete of the Year in an announcement made on Tuesday afternoon by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). Tiernan won his second career individual title at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional last week and is one of three individual qualifiers from Villanova for the national championships later this week.
Providence edges out Illinois 60-59 | Big East Coast Bias
The Friars knocked off the Illini in Providence on Wednesday, in a closely fought contest. That evens up the Gavitt Games 2-2 heading in to a 3-game set on Thursday.
Kentucky is faster, sleeker and still a juggernaut | SBNation.com
Kentucky looks nothing like last year, but John Calipari's group still might be the best team in the country.
North Dakota took years to come up with a new team name and the best they could do was 'Fighting Hawks' | SBNation.com
After several years, North Dakota has finally turned down a bunch of unique nicknames to be known as the 'Fighting Hawks.'
An Indiana professor told Tom Crean's daughter he was fired as a joke and the whole class cheered | SBNation.com
That's a TERRIBLE April Fool's joke, dude.
Five Last Rounds in Louisville | SBNation.com
The last time The Greatest ever really boxed, it was against a frat boy at this party. A must-read #Longform!