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The Sun's Arizin: Villanova Wildcats news and links for February 25, 2015

Daily Villanova links.

Bill '62

Huuuuuuuuump Daaaaaaaay! Villanova's win last night clinched a share of the BIG EAST championship, so they will officially be going for the outright title this Saturday against Xavier. That will be the second straight year they can take the outright title inside the Cintas Center. Xavier fans must hate that.

If you're wondering about today's lead photo, thank Bill '62 for sending us a picture of the 1985 special edition Coca-Cola cans that he saved. I have another throwback for you tomorrow.

And now, the "news."

Could Villanova be a #1 Seed | ESPN
Dana O'Neil paints a positive picture for the Wildcats

Bracketology: Villanova in waiting |
With a little less than three weeks left until Selection Sunday, the top eight teams in this projection really have no interest in letting any of the teams below sneak into their clique.

New leaders named at Villanova |
Four new leadership appointments have been announced by the university.

UMass hires Villanova running backs coach Darrius Smith |
After 8 years on the Main Lin, Villanova running backs coach Darrius Smith is joining Massachusetts in the same role. Congrats Darrius!

U of L POLICE: Chris Jones threatened to 'smack' female student - WDRB 41 Louisville News
Former University of Louisville basketball player Chris Jones last week allegedly threatened in a text message to "smack" a woman he was having a relationship with, according to records.

Kansas State fans pin Bill Self, check Kansas player during court storm |
Opponents of court-storming will point to this video as a prime example of why fans should stay in the stands after exciting wins. If you are going to court-storm, don't do it like this.

College football relegation! Here's how conferences would change after 2014 |
Pretty cool analysis by Bill Connelly - the CAA is deemed Tier III of the ACC, so maybe their is a way for Villanova to move to the ACC for football afterall!

Former NBA first round pick booted from Filipino league for insulting Manny Pacquiao | Sporting News
Lesson: Don't talk crap about Manny Pacquiao in his native land.