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The Sun's Arizin: Villanova Football is all in on bone marrow donations

Two players in one season, and more to come!

Happy Thursday, 'Nova Nation! A bit of old news on this one, but I wanted to give a shout out to The Villanovan (several of our student writers pull double duty over there) for getting some great quotes out of Jake Prus, Jacob Gribb and Andy Talley about the improbable matches that occurred this year.

And of course, go get registered at your nearest Be The Match drive and get in on this awesome Villanova tradition.

And now, the "news."

Football players respond to call for bone marrow donation | The Villanovan
"If you were called today to donate your bone marrow, would you do it?" Head Coach Andy Talley asked as his players walked past him one by one off the field after practice.

CoBL College Preview: 10 Burning Questions | City of Basketball Love
Will anybody challenge Villanova for Big 5 supremacy? And 9 other burning questions for hoops in the City of Brotherly Love.

Football Travels to Rhode Island For Saturday Afternoon Contest | Villanova
Through the first eight games of the 2015 season, the Wildcats defense has been a consistent strong point for the team. Villanova (4-4, 3-2 CAA Football) looks to keep rolling on both sides of the ball when it visits Rhode Island (1-7, 1-4 CAA Football) for a 12:30 p.m. kickoff at Meade Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The game can be heard live on 610 SPORTS (WTEL-AM), with Ryan Fannon and Kevin Reilly on the call.

Defense leads football against Rhode Island | The Villanovan
With a 3-2 record in conference play, the football team finds itself in fifth place in the Colonial Athletic Conference heading into the final three games of the season.

Villanova Athletics Programs Among Nation's Best in Graduation Success Rate |
A new set of data on the Graduation Success Rates (GSR) of Division I athletics programs was released on Wednesday afternoon and Villanova continues to rank among the best in the nation in this measure of academic performance. Even as Graduation Success Rates nationwide make a steady increase, the Wildcats consistently remain ahead of the curve when compared to the national averages.

Predicting the 2016 NCAA tournament field of 68 | ESPN
It's never too early to make predictions for the 2016 NCAA tournament. Which teams made Dickie V's field of 68? Villanova leads the Big East's foursome.

Every college basketball season should begin on Veterans Day |
College basketball needs a uniform opening day, and it should be Veterans Day every year.

Paige Out 3-4 Weeks With Broken Hand | Tar Heel Blog
Tar Heel senior PG Marcus Paige will miss 3-4 weeks with a fractured right hand.

OH, and...

Everyone's favorite Villanova Rah-Rah Man, bosshogghazzard ran the NYC Marathon on Sunday... fast.