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The Sun's Arizin: Villanova Wildcats news and links for February 12, 2015

Daily Villanova links.

Happy Thursday, 'Nova Nation! What a win last night. Sure you could pick some spots where the team could improve but I'm absolutely swooning over the defense, which yet again was as good as you ever wanted it to be. The Dunk hasn't provided many happy memories, but last night was especially good.

And now, the "news."

Despite high ranking, impressive resume, Villanova still under the radar |
When we talk about the best teams in college basketball, the discussion inevitably starts with Kentucky and then moves its way to Virginia, Duke and Wisconsin. From there, it meanders west through Big 12 country, hitting Kansas before moving on to Arizona and making a token mention of Gonzaga. This discussion inevitably leaves behind one question. What about Villanova?

Why Villanova Is a National Title Contender | Grantland
Just like it’s impossible to determine the order of Villanova’s best players, it’s impossible to determine whether the Wildcats are better on offense or on defense. This bodes well for Villanova’s national title chances.

La Salle football coach Drew Gordon stepping down, sources say
Ex-Nova quarterback Drew Gordon, La Salle High School's High's highly successful head football coach, stepped down Monday after nine seasons, according to several sources.

Sparse Temple crowds nothing to cheer about| |
Temple point guard Will Cummings and forward Jaylen Bond were 70 seconds into their postgame session with the media Tuesday night when they were asked how helpful the crowd had been during the Owls' 16-point win over Cincinnati.

Wooden Award Late Season Top 20 list revealed | ESPN
No. 6 Villanova and No. 8 Kansas are the only two top-10 teams without a player on the Wooden Award Late Season Top 20.

Jaren Sina and Seton Hall basketball part ways
The sophomore guard said "it’s not a good situation for me right now."

Rutgers coach Kyle Flood set to shake up recruiting staff with expected hiring of business mogul |
As Jack Donaghy once said, there is no such thing as a bad idea. Only great ideas gone horribly wrong.

Western Carolina buys out of 2016 NDSU season opener football game | INFORUM
Scheduling in college football isn't easy.