When I think of Villanova's rivalries, I think of Georgetown, Syracuse, Temple, UConn and St. Joes, among perhaps a few others. Maybe the Big East rivalries stick the best in my mind because, as a relative young'un, they've been a fixture for my entire lifetime, but there was nothing like the buzz around the arena before tip-off against UConn, Syracuse or Georgetown when I was an undergrad. Feel free to disagree, of course...
And now, the "news."
Blue-bloods and bad blood: Ranking college basketball's best rivalries | Sporting News
Villanova checks in at number-six among the Sporting News's best rivalries; guess who it's against?
Villanova Should Stop Poor Man's Golden State Act | Today's U
Villanova thinks it is the Golden State Warriors of college basketball. You know, minus all the transcendent talent that can make something like that plausible.
Pat Croce's Former Villanova Mansion has Sold | Philly Mag
The sprawling Villanova mansion once owned by former 76ers executive Pat Croce has sold for $3,081,164.
Mailbag: When will the 10 remaining undefeated teams fall? | SI.com
Seth Davis doesn't think Xavier will lose their first game at Villanova.
Big East Preview Men's Lacrosse Preview | Lacrosse Magazine
Villanova as a Dark Horse might be too strong of a description. The truth is the Wildcats are right there with Georgetown and Marquette in the prime challenger role for Denver as the 2016 season nears.
The Story of the Creighton-Nebraska Rivalry | Big East Coast Bias
It's ok, not bad.
Mike Rice Got Mad, Refused to Answers Reporters’ Questions at First Practice as High School Coach | The Big Lead
Not a great look.
Hearing of Kenney's concerns, Temple pauses stadium plans
Temple University postponed plans Tuesday to study building a $100 million football stadium on its North Philadelphia campus, following opposition from Mayor-elect Jim Kenney. - Susan Snyder and Marc Narducci, Philadelphia Inquirer
Will Monmouth bench mob force rule change? NCAA says no | app.com
After a Jay Bilas tweet about the Monmouth bench mob started a mini-firestorm, the NCAA chimed in to calm things down
NCAA president Mark Emmert denies daily fantasy ads during NCAA tournament | ESPN
Dana O'Neil on the statements (and contradictions) of NCAA President Mark Emmert.
Pharma’s Bad Boy Exec Paid $2 Million for Wu-Tang Clan’s New Record - Bloomberg Business
Martin Shkreli bought the most exclusive rap album of all time; can't stop pissing everyone off.
One Last Smile with the Snake: Remembering Kenny Stabler | SBNation.com
"These fans are getting their money's worth today" #Longform alert!