TGIF, 'Nova Nation! Just get through one last day of work and not only are you clear through to Saturday's game, but next week is somewhat of a light week for mostly everybody. Grind this last one out.
Over the last few days I've talked to friends and colleagues who went to or are Virginia fans and there's a growing worry among them that the distractions of the Wisconsin job opening combined with the fact that students will just be heading home could leave JPJ a little less rowdy than normal. I don't totally buy it, but it does leave the door cracked for the intangibles to swing back towards Villanova's favor.
And now, the "news."
Power Rankings: Michigan State stays No. 1, Oklahoma up to No. 2 | SI.com
As ugly as the Wildcats' loss to Oklahoma was, Luke Winn still likes their chances to pull off the upset in Charlottesville.
UVA Must Avoid Coaching Distraction | Streaking The Lawn
The Bo Ryan news dropped right in the middle of Virginia's tough non-conference stretch. The Hoos will need to tune out the noise and focus on the task at hand.
Neshaminy pitcher Sarah Dowalo commits to Villanova | BucksLocalNews.com
In yet another example of a local high school softball player committing to a college long before her senior year, Sarah Dowalo recently accepted a scholarship offer from Villanova University.
A silly rule caused two Euroleague teams to spend the last minute of a game intentionally missing free throws | BNation.com
Running clock, intentionally fouling, missing free throws ... this is so dumb.
There's only one Abby Wambach, so don't try to be like her | SBNation.com
She's the one player you'd never, ever tell your kids to emulate, and she'll never apologize for who she is.