TGIF, 'Nova Nation! I don't know what got in to the staff yesterday but this is the most content I've seen clipped in a long while. Enjoy an extra-loaded link dump today to start off your Friday.
I'm running a gamewatch in Atlanta tomorrow so I won't be around for the game - catch up with you all after!
And now, the "news."
For Jay Wright and Villanova, March has been more sadness than madness | The Washington Post
The Wildcats are in the midst of another superb regular season, but their coach knows they'll be judged by what they do in the NCAA tournament, where they have disappointed the past five seasons.
Big East, AAC going strong post-breakup | Philly.com
Let's take a snapshot of how realignment has played out so far for the Big East and the American Athletic Conference - the offshoots of the old Big East, the powerhouse Big East.
Most underrated players | ESPN
You could throw a bunch of guys on this list. Every team in America probably has a player who deserves the underrated tag. Daniel Ochefu comes in at #10.
30 years, no titles: Best teams that didn't win NCAA Tournament | Sporting News
Sometimes the team that didn't win it all is remembered more than the team that did.
Is the College of Faith for real? | SBNation.com
At the fringes of college sports, something strange is taking place.
Virginia is bad for college basketball? Here's how ESPN got it wrong | Streaking The Lawn
Between late Monday evening and Tuesday morning, UVa basketball found itself under attack once again. Here's your one-stop-shop dedicated to busting those crazy myths about the second-ranked Wahoos.
NJIT plans $100M events center, may help NCAA Conference discussion | NJ.com
NJIT doesn't even have a basketball conference, but they will be building a new gym that is more than three-times bigger than where they play games now. They're spending at least $100 million on spec, in hopes that they'll land in a conference.
Why the NCAA won't adopt concussion penalties -- at least not yet | CBSSports.com
The NCAA has yet to adopt standardized penalties -- across all conferences -- for schools violating policies as it relates to handling concussed athletes. Commissioners speak out.
Garbage Time with Katie Nolan will premiere March 15th | Awful Announcing
If she weren't a Boston sports fan, she would be the perfect TV sports talking-head.
Florida Passes Plan For Racially-Based Academic Goals | CBS Tampa
The Florida State Board of Education passed a plan that sets goals for students in math and reading based upon their race. This is probably the worst thing in American education...