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The Sun's Arizin: Jalen Brunson impresses in Villanova Basketball debut

After a slow start, the freshman got cooking.

Happy Monday, 'Nova Nation! Now starts the long week until the first real game of the season. I missed the game live yesterday, but was able to watch a replay (which is still available on 'Nova Nation All-Access) and I'm pretty excited for this year's team. Jalen Brunson is the real deal, and Josh Hart looks more than ready to step in to Darrun Hilliard's shoes as the go-to scorer. It's going to be a fun season!

And now, the "news."

'Nova Notebook: Brunson's debut & more | City of Basketball Love
CoBL on Villanova's interior, Jalen Brunson and the new rules after Sunday's exhibition.

Villanova cruises past Pace in exhibition game | Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia
Villanova easily handled Pace University, 80-45, during an exhibition game at the Wells Fargo Center on Sunday.

Big East preview: One unmatched star in stacked conference | New York Post
The league is extremely healthy entering its third season, led again by a dominant Villanova and closely followed by two other potential top-15 teams in Xavier and Georgetown. The Big East also has arguably the best player in the nation, Providence point guard Kris Dunn, and two elite freshmen, Marquette forward Henry Ellenson and Villanova guard Jalen Brunson.

The Trevon Duval Blog: Volume II | USA Today High School Sports
Trevon Duval talks the upcoming season, API's Midnight Madness, and who he's been hearing from and how handwritten letters have him taking notice.

Jahvon Quinerly recaps Villanova, Seton Hall visits | Future150
Villanova and Seton Hall are after the 2018 guard hard right now, and he tripped to both recently.

Spiders, Tribe, heading toward CAA showdown? | Richmond Times-Dispatch
The University of Richmond this week slips into recovery mode for the first time since losing its season-opener at Maryland. The Spiders won seven consecutive games before falling 30-25 at New Hampshire Saturday, and now head to Villanova as homecoming guests.

Rules changes will alter college basketball dramatically, if they're enforced | Daily Press
"Freedom of movement" is the catch phrase, and those who ignore will be saddled with foul trouble.

There are the 100 most militarized universities in America | VICE News
The 100 schools named in these rankings produce the greatest number of students who are employed by the Intelligence Community (IC), have the closest relationships with the national security state, and profit the most from American war-waging.

Members of the Missouri football team go on strike to support Concerned Student 1950 | Rock M Nation
Members of Missouri's football team announced in protest that they would not play for Mizzou until school president Tim Wolfe resigns.